Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease - good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
Bioscience Bulletin: Nanoparticles to the Rescue, the Power of Beet Juice, and Medicine Goes DigitalSeptember 25, 2015 3:21 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments
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AMSBIO has announced the launch of Mimetix 3D cell culture scaffolds that offer significant advantages for a range of applications including regenerative medicine, oncology research, drug discovery, and as a unique aligned scaffold for neural growth and investigation.
Global warming and evolution are reshaping the bodies of some American bumblebees, a new study finds.
Flu viruses come in many strains, and some are better equipped than others to spread from person to person. Scientists have now discovered that the soft palate — the soft tissue at the back of the roof of the mouth — plays a key role in viruses’ ability to travel through the air from one person to another.
Researchers studying spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) have found what they term “surprising similarities” between this childhood disorder that attacks motor neurons and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Researchers have succeeded in mapping the genetic signature of a unique group of stem cells in the human brain that seem to generate most of the neurons in our massive cerebral cortex.
Biologists have discovered that yeast cells need to build amyloid-like structures during the production of reproductive cells called spores. Learning more about how yeast build and then break down these protein structures could help scientists develop drugs that destroy disease-causing amyloids, the researchers say.
Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida, may have zeroed in a protein that could be a new drug target for developing less-addictive pain medications.
Always thought toe-tapping was a nuisance? New research from the University of Leeds says it may actually be good for your health.
To more effectively recover large molecular weight proteins, such as blood factors and conjugated proteins or viruses and virus-like particles, Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) has reconfigured its Sartobind membrane chromatography capsules.
Hidden tumors that cause potentially fatal high blood pressure but lurk undetected in the body until pregnancy have been discovered by a Cambridge medical team.
Scientists successfully defeated a dangerous intestinal pathogen, Clostridium difficile, with a drug targeting its toxins rather than its life.
In the hunt for new ways to kill harmful bacteria, scientists have turned to a natural predator: viruses that infect bacteria. By tweaking the genomes of these viruses, known as bacteriophages, researchers hope to customize them to target any type of pathogenic bacteria.
When you remember a particular experience, that memory has three critical elements — what, when, and where. Neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that processes the “when” and “where” components of memory.