Scientists have developed a way to embed light-responsive switches into proteins so that researchers can use lasers to manipulate protein movement and activity within living cells and animals.
Scientists have invented a new way to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumor cells. They create micro-sized gas bubbles coated with cancer drug particles and iron oxide nanoparticles, and then use magnets to direct these bubbles to gather around a specific tumor.
As increased funding and research try to hit back at the long-term consequences of concussions, new technology presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting this week may provide a way to answer at least some questions.
Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes - and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important step toward U.S. approval.
A simple blood test could have the potential to replace an invasive biopsy in breast cancer patients, according to positive results from a University of Southern California study presented Monday at The American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016.
Designed with thickened walls and strengthened ribs underneath to stop cracking or leaking when used in Geno/Grinder or Tissulyser machines the robust 96-well 2ml deep well Genomics Sample Preparation Plate sets a new standard for high throughput genomics sample preparation.
Thanks in part to the efforts of one dedicated mother, who took to Facebook to document her son’s mysterious developmental disability, an international team has identified a new genetic syndrome that could help illuminate the biological causes of one of the most common forms of intellectual disability.
Using cutting-edge imaging technology, biologists have determined that uncontrolled fluctuations (known at "noise") in the concentration of the vitamin A derivative Retinoic acid (RA) can lead to disruptions in brain organization during development.
A study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016 demonstrates the use of gas microbubbles to selectively attach to and float circulating tumor cells from blood samples, allowing analysis of the isolated cells.
An experimental epilepsy drug made from cannabis plants grown in England is complicating the medical marijuana debate in hospitals and statehouses.
Hudson Robotics’ SOLO Automated Pipettor gives users fast and convenient liquid handling with a small footprint. The pipettor can interface with robot-loading systems, or be used as a manual unit.
Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, in part because it is very difficult for chemotherapy drugs to reach the pancreas, which is located deep within the abdomen. To help overcome that obstacle, researchers have now developed a small, implantable device that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to pancreatic tumors.
Neuroscientists provide for the first time a mechanistic explanation for how deep sleep (also called slow-wave sleep) may be promoting the consolidation of recent memories.
Scientific and regulatory troubles continue to mount for Theranos, the much-touted blood-testing startup. A letter from federal regulators is now threatening to strip away the company’s ability to run its two laboratories, according to the latest update in The Wall Street Journal.
Researchers identified a gene that suppresses memory in the brain cells of fruit flies, and the findings could provide targets for potential new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.