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Inroads Against Leukemia

September 30, 2015 9:45 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A molecule isolated from sea sponges and later synthesized in the lab can halt the growth of cancerous cells and could open the door to a new treatment for leukemia, according to a team of researchers.


Seasonal Body Clock Discovered in Animals

September 30, 2015 9:37 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered the cells driving the annual body clock in animals which adapts their body to the changing seasons.


New Test Detects All Viruses That Infect People, Animals

September 30, 2015 9:21 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where the technology was developed.


Data Driven Research and the Next Generation of Informatics

September 30, 2015 8:41 am | by Tim Hoctor, Vice President Professional Services, Elsevier R&D Solutions | Articles | Comments

The wave of new and emerging technologies is significantly impacting the data capabilities and utilization of data in life sciences and drug development research. With the increasing public popularity of wearable devices and mobile health applications, coupled with growth in the use of social media, more data streams are available to researchers looking to extract meaningful information.


Pseudo-platelet Drug Delivery System Targets Cancer

September 30, 2015 8:32 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Researchers are using patients own platelet membranes to coat drugs and use as nanovehicles for anticancer treatments.


Gel-Based Method Could Simplify 3-D Printing Human Organs

September 30, 2015 8:31 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

A group of researchers from the University of Florida at Gainesville have created a new way of printing complex objects using granular gel.


6-Plex Cytokine Kits for Mouse/Human

September 29, 2015 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the launch of the new LUNARIS BioChips96, AYOXXA has innovated the analysis of cytokines relevant to inflammation, immune regulation, and other biological processes.

How Coffee Loves Us Back

September 29, 2015 10:08 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Coffee is everywhere, through history and across the world. And increasingly, science is demonstrating that its popularity is a good thing.


Greater Understanding of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

September 29, 2015 10:01 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A new genetic study of over 200,000 women reveals the underlying mechanisms of polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as potential interventions.


How the Retina Marches to the Beat of Its Own Drum

September 29, 2015 9:55 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

 Researchers report new research that sheds light on how the retina sets its own biological rhythm using a novel light-sensitive pigment, called neuropsin, found in nerve cells at the back of the eye.


New Autism Genes Are Revealed in Largest-Ever Study

September 29, 2015 9:49 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

In the largest, most comprehensive genomic analysis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) conducted to date, an international research team has identified 65 genes that play a role in the disorder, 28 of which are reported with “very high confidence,” meaning that there is 99 percent certainty that these genes contribute to the risk of developing ASD.


Five Genetic Regions Implicated in Cystic Fibrosis Severity

September 29, 2015 9:44 am | by UNC | News | Comments

If you have two faulty copies of the CFTR gene, you will have cystic fibrosis. But the severity of your disease will depend on environmental factors and many other genes. Locating these genes and altering their function could lead to new therapies. Now, a consortium of research institutions report that five regions of the human genome are home to the genetic variations that play major roles in CF disease severity.


A Natural Light Switch

September 29, 2015 9:35 am | by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered and mapped a light-sensing protein that uses vitamin B12 to perform key functions, including gene regulation.


Life on Mars? NASA Says Planet Appears to Have Flowing Water

September 29, 2015 9:21 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.


Bootie Dispensing Rack

September 28, 2015 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

 Terra provides clean, convenient storage racks to store shoes and booties. Ideal for the pre-gowning area, these racks are made of ultra-clean electropolished stainless steel and are designed with a built-in stand to lift the shelving rack off the floor.


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