Researchers have found the strongest evidence so far of a possible link between a mosquito-borne virus and a surge of birth defects in Brazil, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
A potential treatment to fight cancer and superbugs may be right under our noses – or in our cereal. A new mouse study from the University of Michigan found that a naturally occurring food preservative that grows on dairy products – nisin – reduces tumors. It has also been found to work against antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA, in vitro.
AMSBIO has launched a new range of human exosomes to the regenerative medicine tools and technologies market. Derived from placental and adipose derived stem cells, to ensure consistent high quality, these new products are ideally suited for research involving wound healing, stem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration.
Individuals addicted to cocaine may have difficulty in controlling their addiction because of a previously-unknown ‘back door’ into the brain, circumventing their self-control, suggests a new study.
It is well established that people with cystic fibrosis (CF) have two faulty copies of the CFTR gene, but debate continues on the question of whether certain symptoms of the airway disease are caused by the mutation or if the genetic defect precedes, but does not directly lead to some of the worst symptoms patients face.
In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up on the inner walls of arteries that deliver blood to the body. Studying mice and tissue samples from the arteries of patients, researchers suggest this accumulation is driven, at least in part, by processes similar to the plaque formation implicated in brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Scientists have uncovered two specific markers that identify a stem cell able to generate heart muscle and the vessels that support heart function. This discovery may eventually aid in identifying ways to use stem cells to regenerate damaged heart tissue after a heart attack.
Scientists have proposed a way to speed up this waiting game. Their solution, reminiscent of the magic behind washing machines, could reduce wait times to a fraction of what they once were. As they report Jan. 8 in the journal Small, biological assays that once took hours could instead take minutes.
President Barack Obama's choice for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration won easy approval from a Senate panel Tuesday, but two senators - a Republican and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders - threatened to block the nominee.
A novel, minimally invasive way to treat severe breathing problems caused by lung disease showed modest but promising benefits in a small French study.
Now available is the SB-12L Shaking Water Bath manufactured by Benchmark Scientific. Temperatures up to 80C are accurately controlled, and an orbital shaking motion gently rocks tubes and flasks. These baths are useful in labs for metabolism experiments, bacterial culturing and solubility studies.
Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force has declared in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. It said 40-somethings should make their own choice after weighing the pros and cons.
Researchers have conducted the first ever trials of smart pills that can measure intestinal gases inside the body, with surprising results revealing some unexpected ways that fiber affects the gut.
A new method by researchers in the UK and Belgium makes it possible to study the epigenome and transcriptome of a single cell at the same time. The protocol helps scientists pinpoint the relationship between changes in DNA methylation and gene expression.