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Compound in Magnolia May Combat Head and Neck Cancers

June 26, 2015 | by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Comments

Honokiol, from magnolia bark, shuts down cancer cells in lab.

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SAPH-ire Helps Scientists Prioritize Protein Modification Research

June 29, 2015 10:26 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on "hotspots" most likely to be important for biological function.


TSRI and Biotech Partners Find New Antibody Weapons Against Marburg Virus

June 29, 2015 10:08 am | by TSRI | Comments

A new study identifies new immune molecules that protect against deadly Marburg virus, a relative of Ebola virus.


Low Scores on Memory and Thinking Tests May Signal Alzheimer’s Earlier than Thought

June 29, 2015 9:50 am | by American Academy of Neurology | Comments

A new study suggests that errors on memory and thinking tests may signal Alzheimer’s up to 18 years before the disease can be diagnosed.


DNA Damage Linked with Dementia

June 29, 2015 9:30 am | by University of Sheffield | Comments

High levels of DNA damage in nerve cells can lead to dementia, researchers  have found.


Major Step for Implantable Drug Delivery Device

June 29, 2015 9:21 am | by MIT | Comments

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases.


Scientists Look into Why Most Alzheimer's Patients are Women

June 29, 2015 9:13 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.


Bioscience Bulletin: Autism Insights, Goodbye to a Big Cat, Perils of Extreme Exercise

June 26, 2015 4:24 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technology’s new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.


Diagnosing Ebola in Minutes

June 26, 2015 10:54 am | by Harvard University | Comments

A  new test can accurately diagnose the Ebola virus disease within minutes at the point of care, providing clinicians with crucial, on-the-spot information for treating patients and containing outbreaks.


Cancer Drug Prolongs Life in Flies

June 26, 2015 10:42 am | by Max Planck Institute | Comments

Trametinib inhibits the same signal pathway in flies and humans and could thus conceivably also extend life expectancy in humans.


Drug Discovery for Parkinson's: Researchers Grow Neurons in 3-D

June 25, 2015 10:20 am | by University of Luxembourg | Comments

Researchers have now managed to grow the types of neurons affected by Parkinson's starting from neuronal stem cells in a three-dimensional cell culture system.


Wacky Fossil Worm Reveals Secret: Which End is Which?

June 25, 2015 10:13 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | Comments

A bizarre-looking fossil worm that's been a puzzle for scientists has given up a secret: Researchers now know which end is which.


Study Suggests New Treatment for Impulsivity in Some Dementia Patients

June 25, 2015 10:06 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Restoring the low levels of the chemical serotonin may help improve brain function and reduce impulsivity in some dementia patients, according to researchers.


Study Hints at Why Parrots are Great Vocal Imitators

June 25, 2015 9:54 am | by Duke University | Comments

An international team of scientists has uncovered key structural differences in the brains of parrots that may explain the birds' unparalleled ability to imitate sounds and human speech.


Future Antibiotics

June 25, 2015 9:35 am | by MIT | Comments

Researchers have engineered particles, known as “phagemids,” capable of producing toxins that are deadly to targeted bacteria.


Expanding the DNA Alphabet: ‘Extra’ DNA Base Found to Be Stable in Mammals

June 24, 2015 11:25 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Researchers have found that a naturally occurring modified DNA base appears to be stably incorporated in the DNA of many mammalian tissues, possibly representing an expansion of the functional DNA alphabet.



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