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Report: NFL Sought to Influence Study on Brain Injuries

May 24, 2016 9:24 am | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | News | Comments

National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.


Greater Variability in Blood Pressure Associated with Cognitive Decline

May 24, 2016 9:06 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A study of Chinese older adults linked higher long-term fluctuations in blood pressure readings to increased declines in brain function and verbal memory.


Shedding Light on the 'Dark Matter' of the Genome

May 23, 2016 9:54 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

What used to be dismissed by many as "junk DNA" is back with a vengeance as growing data points to the importance of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) -- genome's messages that do not code for proteins -- in development and disease. But our progress in understanding these molecules has been slow because of the lack of technologies that allow the systematic mapping of their functions.


East Coast's Saltmarsh Sparrow Disappearing, Scientists Say

May 23, 2016 9:47 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | News | Comments

The saltmarsh sparrow is disappearing from its home on the East Coast and could be headed for extinction in as little as 50 years, say scientists whose work could help protect the little birds.


Reagents for Organoid Growth and Harvesting

May 23, 2016 9:37 am | by AMSBIO | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has introduced two new products to assist scientists adopting organoid culture as a physiologically relevant model for organ development.

'Sunscreen' Gene May Help Protect Against Skin Cancer

May 23, 2016 9:33 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

A new study identified a "sunscreen" gene that may help stave off skin cancer. The researchers found that the "UV radiation Resistance Associated Gene" is a tumor suppressor for skin cancer, which is the most common form of cancer in the United States.


Making Injectable Medicine Safer

May 23, 2016 9:22 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Bring the drugs, hold the suds. That summarizes a promising new drug-making technique designed to reduce serious allergic reactions and other side effects from anti-cancer medicine, testosterone and other drugs that are administered with a needle.


France to Tighten Up Drug Trial Rules After Fatal Incident

May 23, 2016 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

France's health minister presented a plan on Monday to tighten the rules regarding human drug trials following an experimental test that killed a volunteer in January.


Catching Metastatic Cancer Cells Before they Grow into Tumors: A New Implant Shows Promise

May 23, 2016 9:09 am | by Rachel M. Dudek and Lonnie Shea, University of Michigan, The Conversation | News | Comments

A 'cure' for cancer is elusive, but scientists are working on ways to detect -- and even prevent -- cancer cells from spreading through the body.


High Resolution Separation and Fractionation of Nanoparticles

May 20, 2016 10:51 am | by Postnova Analytics Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The CF2000 Centrifugal Field Flow Fractionation (CF3) system from Postnova Analytics enhances high resolution separation and fractionation of nanoparticles.

Taking Control of Key Protein Stifles Cancer Spread in Mice

May 20, 2016 10:47 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

In a new study in mice, researchers overcame a process by which cancer co-opts a fundamental protein into protecting it against the body’s defenses.


Genes Discovered that Enable Birds to Produce Red Color

May 20, 2016 10:43 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

New research on zebra finches has identified for the first time the genes that allow some bird species to produce the red pigment that plays such a critical role in attraction and mating.


Electronic Device Detects Molecules Linked to Cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

May 20, 2016 10:38 am | by National Nanotechnology Laboratory | News | Comments

A biosensor has been proven capable of detecting molecules associated with neurodegenerative diseases and some types of cancer.


Trapping Individual Cell Types in the Mouse Brain

May 20, 2016 10:33 am | by Brandeis University | News | Comments

The complexity of the human brain depends upon the many thousands of individual types of nerve cells it contains. Even the much simpler mouse brain probably contains 10,000 or more different neuronal cell types. Scientists report on a new approach for genetically identifying and manipulating these cell types.


Team Demonstrates Large-scale Technique to Produce Quantum Dots

May 20, 2016 10:27 am | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

A method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by researchers



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