Chronic inflammation in the gut increases the risk of colon cancer by as much as 500 percent, and now researchers think they know why.
Increasing the level of a naturally-produced protein, called tristetraprolin (TTP), significantly reduced or protected mice from inflammation, according to researchers. The results suggest that pharmaceutical compounds or other therapeutic methods that produce elevated levels of TTP in humans may offer an effective treatment for some inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and multiple sclerosis.
Researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that occurs in five different types of cancer. They also found evidence that this methylation signature may be present in many more types of cancer. The specific signature results from a chemical modification of DNA called methylation, which can control the expression of genes like a dimmer on a light switch.
A new Neurology study, building on other evidence linking head injury to dementia, has found people with brain injuries may have buildup of plaques related to Alzheimer’s disease.
ARM, Inc. introduces its line of point-of-use purifiers, including the Nova Series, and Pro-Panel Series. These ultra-high purity gas purifiers are used in applications where trace gas impurities and/or particulate can cause false results or reduce yields.
Building on research reported last year, researchers have succeeded in identifying the neurons that secrete the substance responsible for the plaques that build up in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients.
Scientists have created a new class of highly customizable biological sensors that can be used to form “logic gates” inside cells of the immune system, giving these cells the capability to home in on and kill a wide range of cancer cells while preventing them from attacking normal tissue.
A new study has found that using BMI to gauge health incorrectly labels more than 54 million Americans as “unhealthy,” even though they are not.
Depression can be a devastating and unremitting problem. Researchers of a new study report successful reduction of depressive symptoms in patients using a novel non-invasive method of vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS.
Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening hormonal disorder.
Engineers have developed the first fully integrated sensor system that can measure metabolites and electrolytes from sweat and sync the data in real time to a smart phone.
BioSafe garment hampers from Terra Universal are convenient receptacles for reusable garb worn by cleanroom and laboratory personnel. Made of cleanroom-compatible white polypropylene, the hamper resists damage from common chemicals used in lab applications and for cleaning.
Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.
Scientists have mapped the genome of bedbugs in New York City, then traced fragments of the nefarious pests' DNA through the subway system.
In real estate, location is key. It now seems the same concept holds true when it comes to stopping pain. New research indicates that the location of receptors that transmit pain signals IS important in how big or small a pain signal will be and how effectively drugs can block those signals.