Subscribe to Bioscience Technology News

The Lead

Researchers Find “Lost” Memories

May 29, 2015 | by MIT | Comments

Scientists use optogenetics to reactivate memories that could not otherwise be retrieved.

View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter Bioscience Technology Daily

Bioscience Bulletin: Genes, Greens, and Abstract-thinking Infants

May 29, 2015 4:02 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technology’s new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.


Medical Millirobots Might Operate From Within, Using Magnets

May 29, 2015 11:15 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Engineers and doctors and plotting the future of surgery – and it involves operating from within, they say.


Genomes Help Map Early Humans' Route Out of Africa

May 29, 2015 10:12 am | by Cell Press | Comments

New genomic analyses of people currently living in Ethiopia and Egypt indicate that Egypt was the major gateway out of Africa and that migration followed a northern rather than a southern route.


Electric Stimulation May Improve Thinking in People with Schizophrenia

May 29, 2015 10:02 am | by Johns Hopkins | Comments

Lightly stimulating the brain with electricity may improve short-term memory in people with schizophrenia, according to a new study.


Getting “Inked” May Come with Long-Term Medical Risks, Physicians Warn

May 29, 2015 9:44 am | by NYU | Comments

In what they believe to be the first survey of its kind in the United States, researchers have found that as many as 6 percent of adult New Yorkers who get “inked”—in other words, those who get a tattoo—have experienced some form of tattoo-related rash, severe itching, or swelling that lasted longer than four months and, in some cases, for many years.


Autism Linked to Genetic Mutation – and Researchers Say They Can Undo it

May 28, 2015 12:14 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The genetic roots of autism have been investigated for more than a decade, as DNA sequencing has continued to improve. A new study points to a particular mutation in mice causing autistic-like behavior, adding to a list of potential causes.


PETA and Doctors’ Group Ask for More Animal Testing Regulation

May 28, 2015 10:01 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine are asking for better tracking, and a gentler approach, for animal testing in the U.S.


Diagnosing Cancer With Help from Bacteria

May 28, 2015 9:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | Comments

Engineered probiotics can detect tumors in the liver.


A New Era for Genetic Interpretation

May 28, 2015 9:30 am | by UNC | Comments

Researchers are collaborating through the ClinGen consortium to pinpoint disease-causing genetic variants.


Study Reveals Flaws in Gene Testing; Results Often Conflict

May 28, 2015 9:04 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.


Imaging Test May Identify Biomarker of Alzheimer's Disease

May 28, 2015 8:59 am | by Radiological Society of North America | Comments

Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer's disease (AD), including early-onset AD, according to results of a new study published in the journal Radiology.


Scientists Tout New ‘Rosetta Stone’ for Prostate Cancer Mutations

May 27, 2015 10:18 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

About 90 percent of advanced prostate cancers have particular genetic mutations that can provide a target for cancer drugs. An international team of scientists say they have cataloged a comprehensive map of those mutations in metastatic prostate cancers, in a paper published in the journal Cell.


Tiny Heart, Big Promise

May 27, 2015 9:56 am | by Children's Hospital Los Angeles | Comments

Understanding how cells become coronary vessels may lead to advances in repairing heart damage .


From Worker to Queen at the Drop of a Gene

May 27, 2015 9:36 am | by University of Leicester | Comments

Researchers discover the genes that cause the buff-tailed bumblebee to develop into a male, worker or queen.


New Chip Makes Testing for Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria Faster, Easier

May 27, 2015 9:23 am | by University of Toronto | Comments

Researchers have designed a small and simple chip to test for antibiotic resistance in just one hour, giving doctors a shot at picking the most effective antibiotic to treat potentially deadly infections. Their work was was published this week in the international journal Lab on a Chip.



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.