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Study Suggests Some Gut Microbes May Be Keystones of Health

November 13, 2015 10:51 am | by University of Oregon | News | Comments

Scientists have found that strength in numbers doesn't hold true for microbes in the intestines. A minority population of the right type might hold the key to regulating good health.


Researchers Find New Way to Force Stem Cells to Become Bone Cells

November 13, 2015 10:47 am | by UNC | News | Comments

Imagine you have a bone fracture or a hip replacement, and you need bone to form, but you heal slowly – a common fact of life for older people. Instead of forming bone, you could form fat. Researchers may have found a way to tip the scale in favor of bone formation.


New Info About Bacterial Enzymes Aids Development of More Effective Antibiotics, Cancer Drugs

November 13, 2015 10:42 am | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists studying the biosynthesis and production of microbial natural products now have a greater insight into the process. Armed with this new information, researchers can use it to manipulate nature's biosynthetic machinery to produce more effective antibiotics and cancer-fighting drugs.


Ancient Mass Extinction Led to Dominance of Tiny Fish

November 13, 2015 10:35 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

When times are good, it pays to be the big fish in the sea; in the aftermath of disaster, however, smaller is better. According to new research a mass extinction 359 million years ago known as the Hangenberg event triggered a drastic and lasting transformation of Earth’s vertebrate community.


Experimental Drug Targeting Alzheimer's Disease Shows Anti-aging Effects

November 13, 2015 10:29 am | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Researchers have found that an experimental drug candidate aimed at combating Alzheimer's disease has a host of unexpected anti-aging effects in animals.


Who Will Recover From a Coma? Brain Scans May Help Predict

November 13, 2015 10:09 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A new Neurology study looked at brain scans to help predict if people in a coma would regain consciousness.


Blood-brain Barrier Opened Non-invasively for the First Time

November 13, 2015 9:57 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Scientists, for the first time, have non-invasively opened the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in a patient.


Self-laminating Labels for Durability in Liquid Nitrogen

November 12, 2015 10:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new, self-laminating CILS-8/91000 label range safeguards text against ultra-low temperatures and provides extra-secure adhesion, offering fully computer-printable, instantly durable labeling for liquid nitrogen storage.


Shocking New Way to Get the Salt Out

November 12, 2015 10:15 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A team has come up with an innovative approach that, unlike most traditional desalination systems, does not separate ions or water molecules with filters, which can become clogged, or boiling, which consumes great amounts of energy.


Dangerous Liaison: Bacteria, Viruses in League

November 12, 2015 10:10 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Serendipity spurs the discovery of a curious collusion between bacterial pathogens and viruses that infect them, triggering the formation of clinically frustrating structures called biofilms.


Computer Model Reveals Deadly Route of Ebola Outbreak

November 12, 2015 9:53 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

Using a novel statistical model, a research team mapped the spread of the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, providing the most detailed picture to date on how and where the disease spread and identifying two critical opportunities to control the epidemic.


Scientists Sniff Out Female Mouse Scents that Make Males Frisky

November 12, 2015 9:44 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Scientists have identified two chemical scents in the urine of female mice that arouse sexual behavior in males, a discovery that shines a spotlight on how mouse pheromones control behavior.


Obesity Still Rising Among US Adults, Women Overtake Men

November 12, 2015 9:31 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows.


How Copper Can Stop SARS, MERs from Spreading

November 12, 2015 8:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Scientists from the University of Southampton have found that copper is an effective tool for stopping the spread of respiratory viruses, like SARS and MERS.


CDC Report: New Leprosy Strain Linked to Armadillos

November 12, 2015 8:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that a new form of leprosy bacteria has been found in armadillos living in the southeastern United States.



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