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Hallucinations Linked to Differences in Brain Structure

November 17, 2015 11:01 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

People diagnosed with schizophrenia who are prone to hallucinations are likely to have structural differences in a key region of the brain compared to both healthy individuals and people diagnosed with schizophrenia who do not hallucinate, according to research published recently.


Scientists Find Surprising Trait in Anti-HIV Antibodies

November 17, 2015 10:56 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists have new weapons in the fight against HIV. Their new study describes four prototype antibodies that target a specific weak spot on the virus. Guided by these antibodies, the researchers then mimicked the molecular structure of a protein on HIV when designing their own potential HIV vaccine candidate.


Bright Prospects: Repairing Neurons with Light

November 17, 2015 10:48 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München | News | Comments

The nervous system is built to last a lifetime, but diverse diseases or environmental insults can overpower the capacity of neurons to maintain function or to repair after trauma. A team now succeeded in promoting the repair of an injured neural circuit in zebrafish.


Transplant Gives New Face, Scalp to Burned Firefighter

November 17, 2015 10:42 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday.


Moderate Coffee Drinking May Lower Risk of Premature Death

November 17, 2015 10:39 am | by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health | News | Comments

People who drink about three to five cups of coffee a day may be less likely to die prematurely from some illnesses than those who don't drink or drink less coffee, according to a new study.


Brooding Brittle Star Babies in 3D

November 17, 2015 10:29 am | by Gigascience | News | Comments

A plethora of images from live-bearing brittle stars allows a 3D look inside these unique starfish relatives and an insider's view of their soon-to-be offspring.


Why Parasite Makes TB Infections Worse

November 17, 2015 10:22 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Scientists have shown how a parasitic worm infection common in the developing world increases susceptibility to tuberculosis. The study demonstrated that treating the parasite reduces lung damage seen in mice that also are infected with tuberculosis, thereby eliminating the vulnerability to tuberculosis (TB) that the parasite is known to cause.


New Tech Helps Handlers Monitor Health, Well-Being of Guide Dogs

November 16, 2015 12:17 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a device that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs, in order to keep tabs on the health and well-being of their canine companions.


Future Uncertain for Rare White Deer at Former Weapons Site

November 16, 2015 12:12 pm | by Mary Esch, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of ghostly white deer roaming among overgrown munitions bunkers at a sprawling former Army weapons depot face an uncertain future after living and breeding largely undisturbed since the middle of last century.


Primordial Goo Used to Improve Implants

November 16, 2015 12:08 pm | by CSIRO Australia | News | Comments

Australian researchers have uncovered a way to use these molecules to assist with medical treatments. 


Adeno-Associated Virus Services for Gene Delivery

November 16, 2015 12:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has introduced an expanded range of Adeno-associated virus (AAV) cloning and packaging services.

Simple Urine Test Could Diagnose HCV

November 16, 2015 12:02 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Research for this endeavor will be presented at this year’s American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases meeting in San Francisco. 


Specialized Glasses May Treat Lazy Eye, Early Study Shows

November 16, 2015 9:56 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A physician can program the lenses in the glasses to darken every 30 seconds during a certain period of time throughout the day.


Bioscience Bulletin: Antimicrobial Copper, Ancient Limb Regeneration, and Cancer from a Tapeworm

November 16, 2015 8:43 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

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Protein Delivery Reagent Assists Neurodegeneration Research

November 13, 2015 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO announces that Belgian researchers have cited use of BioPORTER Protein Delivery Reagent to introduce Tau seeds into HEK293 cells. BioPORTER Protein Delivery Reagent is a unique lipid formulation that allows direct translocation of proteins into living cells.


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