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New Way of Growing Blood Vessels Could Boost Regenerative Medicine

May 25, 2016 10:11 am | by University of Bath | News | Comments

In addition the technique to grow the blood vessels in a 3D scaffold cuts down on the risk of transplant rejection because it uses cells from the patient.


Biden to Host National Cancer Research Summit in Washington

May 25, 2016 10:08 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Vice President Joe Biden will bring together scientists, oncologists, donors and patients for a national conference on cancer research in Washington, the White House said Tuesday.


Harnessing Nature's Vast Array of Venoms for Drug Discovery

May 25, 2016 10:05 am | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

There are lessons to be learned from venoms.


Scientists Create World's Largest Coral Gene Database

May 25, 2016 10:00 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

An international team of scientists has conducted the world's most comprehensive analysis of coral genes, focusing on how their evolution has allowed corals to interact with and adapt to the environment. A second study shows, for the first time, how stony corals create their hard skeletons, using proteins as key ingredients.


Methane-producing Microbes Discovered in California Rocks

May 25, 2016 9:50 am | by American Geophysical Union | News | Comments

Deep in vents on the ocean floor, methane-producing microbes feed off chemical reactions between water and rock. Now evidence of this process has been found on land in a freshwater spring in California.


Exercise, Future Anticancer Therapy?

May 25, 2016 9:42 am | by University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre | News | Comments

At age 70, Alfred Roberts plays hockey twice a week. Nothing special, right? Except that for three years he has had advanced prostate cancer, which has spread to his bones.


Neuroscientists Illuminate Role of Autism-linked Gene

May 25, 2016 9:38 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new study reveals that a gene mutation associated with autism plays a critical role in the formation and maturation of synapses — the connections that allow neurons to communicate with each other.


Theranos Voids Two Years of Tests Amid Building Pressure

May 25, 2016 9:02 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Theranos, the $9-billion company built around the concept of a fingerprick blood draw for dozens of tests, has voided two years’ worth of diagnostics done with its marquee technology.


Genomics Aids Diagnosis of Unusual Chronic Meningitis Case

May 24, 2016 11:37 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

A patient who suffered for three years from confusion and difficulty walking was successfully treated after a research team used an experimental technique, known as high-throughput metagenomic shotgun sequencing, to identify the cause of his symptoms.


Study Identifies How Brain Connects Memories Across Time

May 24, 2016 11:32 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Using a miniature microscope that opens a window into the brain, neuroscientists have identified in mice how the brain links different memories over time. While aging weakens these connections, the team devised a way for the middle-aged brain to reconnect separate memories.


Study Decodes Genetic Circuitry for Bacterial Spore Formation

May 24, 2016 11:27 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

A team of bioengineering researchers has decoded the mechanism that some bacteria use to make life-or-death decisions during extremely tough times.


A Rallying Call for Microbiome Science National Data Management

May 24, 2016 11:24 am | by DOE/Joint Genome Institute | News | Comments

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute call for the formation of a National Microbiome Data Center to efficiently manage the datasets accumulated globally. By integrating and harnessing all available microbiome data and metadata, researchers could conduct larger-scale comparative analyses in order to address global challenges related to energy, environment, health and agriculture.


Ivy's Powerful Grasp Could Lead to Better Medical Adhesives, Stronger Battle Armor

May 24, 2016 11:03 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

English ivy's natural glue might hold the key to new approaches to wound healing, stronger armor for the military and maybe even cosmetics with better staying power.


A Guide to CRISPR Gene Activation

May 24, 2016 10:53 am | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

The team reports how it rigorously compared and ranked the most commonly used artificial Cas9 activators in different cell types from organisms including humans, mice and flies. The findings provide a valuable guide to researchers, allowing them to streamline their endeavors.


Loss of Y Chromosome in Blood Cells is a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's Disease

May 24, 2016 10:46 am | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

Men with blood cells that do not carry the Y chromosome are at greater risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This is in addition to an increased risk of death from other causes, including many cancers.



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