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Two scientists have now developed a new method that uses lasers to carve out paths inside biocompatible gels to locally influence cell function and promote tissue formation.
by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
6.24.2016
11:15am
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Math, biology and nanotechnology are becoming strange, yet effective bed-fellows in the fight against cancer treatment resistance. Researchers have engineered a revolutionary new approach to cancer treatment that pits a lethal combination of drugs...
by University of Waterloo
6.24.2016
11:11am
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Researchers have uncovered how changes in metabolism of human embryonic stem cells help coax them to mature into specific cell types -- and may improve their function in engineered organs or tissues.
by University of Illinois at Chicago
6.24.2016
11:06am
Research has found that a little-studied and relatively unknown part of the human immune system could be twice as important as previously thought.
by University of Oxford
6.24.2016
11:02am
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A team of researchers has developed the first scalable method to identify different subtypes of neurons in the human brain. The research lays the groundwork for "mapping" the gene activity in the human brain and could help provide a better understanding...
by University of California, San Diego
6.24.2016
10:53am
For 3 billion years, one of the major carriers of information needed for life, RNA, has had a glitch that creates errors when making copies of genetic information. Researchers have developed a fix that allows RNA to accurately proofread for the first...
by University of Texas at Austin
6.24.2016
10:13am
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Exercise and fasting do not change the location of a key enzyme involved in energy production, a new study found.
by The Physiological Society
6.24.2016
10:02am
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Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder.
by Terence Chea, Associated Press
6.23.2016
10:31am
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Having diabetes increases the risk of dying from the effects of a heart attack by around 50 percent, according to a widespread study.
by University of Leeds
6.23.2016
10:21am
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Scientists have developed a magnetically controlled drug that can be condensed on a blood clot by means of a magnetic field. The new drug is safe for intravenous injection and can dissolve clots up to 4000 times more efficiently than ordinary enzyme-...
by ITMO University
6.23.2016
10:17am
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The tool is called the Phenocart, and it captures essential plant health data. The Phenocart measures plant vital signs like growth rate and color, the same way a Fitbit monitors human health signals like blood pressure and physical activity.
by American Society of Agronomy
6.23.2016
10:12am
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Hops, the flower cones used in beer-making, are also found in dietary supplements designed to help treat post-menopausal symptoms and other conditions. Scientists are now investigating whether an extract from the plant could also help fend off breast...
by American Chemical Society
6.23.2016
10:05am
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New research shows that long-term neurological problems from West Nile virus may be due to the patient’s own immune system destroying parts of the neurons in the brain, which suggests that intervening in the immune response may help prevent brain damage...
by Washington University in St. Louis
6.23.2016
10:00am
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A new study is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. The findings show that long-term...
by University of Western Ontario
6.23.2016
9:48am
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Doctors know that inappropriate prescribing can lead to antibiotic resistance. So why do they keep doing it?
by John Gums, University of Florida, The Conversation
6.23.2016
9:41am
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Columbia scientists have found that spikes in the activity of neurons in young mice do not spur corresponding boosts in blood flow -- a discovery that stands in stark contrast to the adult mouse brain. This new study raises questions about how the...
by Columbia University
6.22.2016
11:14am
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Scientists have performed the first CRISPR/Cas9 screen to discover human proteins that Zika virus needs for replication. This work reveals new leads that may be useful for halting Zika, dengue and other emerging viral infections.
by University of Massachusetts Medical School
6.22.2016
11:10am
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A study has discovered that Mitofusin 2 is required to preserve healthy muscles in mice. In the paper, researchers indicate that this protein could serve as a therapeutic target to ameliorate sarcopenia in the elderly.
by Institute for Research in Biomedicine
6.22.2016
11:01am
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Get a charge out of chocolate? New research suggests candy companies may be able to make lower fat versions of the tasty treat with a little electrical trick.
by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer
6.22.2016
10:54am
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Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $4.3 million award from the Alzheimer’s Association to expand a major international clinical trial evaluating whether drugs can prevent Alzheimer’s disease in patients genetically...
by Washington University in St. Louis
6.22.2016
10:49am
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Researchers are beginning a study of up to 10,000 pregnant women in Puerto Rico, Brazil and other Zika-hit parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, to better understand the virus' threat.
by The Associated Press
6.22.2016
10:43am
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In a proof-of-principle study, a team of physicians and bioinformatics experts at Johns Hopkins reports they were able to diagnose or rule out suspected brain infections using so called next-generation genetic sequencing of brain tissue samples.
by Johns Hopkins University
6.22.2016
10:08am
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IBM announced a five-year collaboration with the University of Calgary to advance and expand genomic research into pediatric conditions such as autism.
6.20.2016
4:22pm
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Australian researchers have discovered that an existing medication could have promise in preventing breast cancer in women carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene.
by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
6.20.2016
4:19pm
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Scientists have mapped an uncharted portion of the mouse brain to explain which circuit disruptions might occur in disorders such as Huntington's disease and autism.
by University of Southern California
6.20.2016
4:14pm
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When we smoke cigarettes, dozens of genes important for immune defense are altered in the epithelial cells that line the respiratory tract. Several of these changes likely increase the risk of bacterial infections, viruses, and inflammation. Now,...
by University of North Carolina
6.20.2016
3:59pm
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A team of researchers have found that the silencing of a specific gene may affect human social behavior, including a person's ability to form healthy relationships or to recognize the emotional states of others.
by University of Georgia
6.20.2016
3:53pm
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Tumors are composed of many subpopulations of cells. A general consensus among scientists is that these subpopulations are due to random mutations. However, researchers found that these assumptions may be incorrect. They report that certain...
by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
6.20.2016
3:50pm
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It’s known that good sleep is important for memory formation, but a new study suggests that delayed exercise can also help boost retention of newly learned memories.
6.20.2016
10:05am
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Giant Ice Age species including elephant-sized sloths and powerful sabre-toothed cats that once roamed the windswept plains of Patagonia, southern South America, were finally felled by a perfect storm of a rapidly warming climate and humans, a new study...
by University of Adelaide
6.20.2016
9:59am
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Sugar in the form of blood glucose provides essential energy for cells. When its usual dietary source — carbohydrates — is scarce, the liver can produce it with the aid of fat. But new research now adds to evidence that other tissues can step in to make...
by Johns Hopkins University
6.20.2016
9:54am
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Scientists potentially have found a way to disrupt Zika and similar viruses from spreading in the body. A team has identified a single gene pathway that is vital for Zika and other flaviviruses to spread infection between cells.
by Washington University in St. Louis
6.20.2016
9:49am
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After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white ghost towns disintegrating into the sea.
by Caleb Jones, Associated Press
6.20.2016
9:23am
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ALSTEM will provide custom iPS cell lines under license from iPS Academia Japan, Inc. Induced pluripotent stem cells hold great promise in several advanced research areas including regenerative medicine and disease modeling.
by Alstem LLC
6.20.2016
9:12am
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The higher a person’s body mass index (BMI) at age 18, the higher risk for heart failure in early middle age, according to a new study that followed more than 1.6 million Swedish men from age 18 onward.
6.17.2016
10:32am
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Merck announced Thursday that the phase 3 trial of its immuno-oncology medicine Keytruda (pembrolizumab), enabled advanced stage lung cancer patients who were previously untreated, to go longer without their disease progressing and increased overall...
6.17.2016
10:30am
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The natural molecule, n-acetylcysteine (NAC), with strong antioxidant effects, shows potential benefit as part of the management for patients with Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.
by Thomas Jefferson University
6.17.2016
10:27am
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A tiny mirror could make a huge difference for scientists trying to understand what's happening in the micron-scale structures of living cells.
by Georgia Institute of Technology
6.17.2016
10:24am
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Recent advancements in stem cell biology have provided an unprecedented opportunity to treat diabetes, researchers say. Researchers has developed a process to generate virtually unlimited numbers of beta cells, which are insulin-producing cells in the...
by Harvard University
6.17.2016
10:16am
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