When scientists develop cancer therapies, they target the features that make the disease deadly: tumor growth, metastasis, recurrence and drug resistance. In epithelial cancers — cancers of the breast, ovaries, prostate, skin and bladder, which begin in the organs’ lining — these processes are controlled by a genetic program called epithelial–mesenchymal transition.
Unveiling how the 20,000 or so proteins in the human body work–and malfunction–is the key to...
Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In fact, many kinds of roses...
A therapy that replaces the faulty gene responsible for cystic fibrosis in patients' lungs has...
Reports of animals being extra-sensitive to coming natural disasters have abounded in history. Now a group of Chinese researchers is monitoring some animals to see if they can be used to predict earthquakes.
Spiders have been known to fly, using their silk to “balloon” to new environments. They are also adept sailors, using the wind to travel long distances and colonize new lands, according to research published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.
Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds.
Staying active, never smoking and controlling diabetes and cholesterol can prevent hardening of the arteries, but effective treatment of atherosclerosis could come down to harnessing an enzyme already built in to the blood vessels.
Humans are not the only ones who babble. Researchers have for the first time found that another species – the chestnut-crowned babbler bird – can arrange sounds in a meaningful way.
The goal for many cancer patients is to reach the five-year, disease-free mark, but new research from UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute suggests that two years might be a more practical survival goal for people with follicular lymphoma.
One reason ovarian cancer is so deadly: it turns off immune cells that try to fight it. A Weill Cornell Medical College team has found that disarming a gene called XBP1 rearms immune cells—which successfully combat ovarian cancer.
Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) released a new microarray designed to improve the accuracy and efficiency of cancer research. The CytoSure Cancer +SNP array (4x180k) combines long oligo array comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH) probes with fully validated single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) content.
The experimental treatment uses a genetically modified virus to deliver a missing gene into the cerebrospinal fluid of children with giant axonal neuropathy (GAN).
Scientists are one step closer to engineering a tool that could one day arm the body’s immune system to fight HIV — and win. The new technique harnesses the regenerative capacity of stem cells to generate an immune response to the virus.
Scientists from the University of Houston and Boston Children’s Hospital presented a new research project they’ve been working on at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
Scientists have developed a bionic leg that gives patients with above-knee amputations better control over movement than current prosthetics.
With the average cow producing 1000 times more methane than a human, meat production plays a big role in greenhouse gas emissions. But in a world where there’s a growing appetite for meat, how can our food system keep everyone happy while reducing its environmental impact?
New animal research reveals fundamental sex differences in how pain is processed.
A team of researchers has found a way to expand the use and precision of powerful gene-editing tools called CRISPR-Cas9 RNA-guided nucleases.
A new investigation being conducted by Frontline is focusing on the accuracy of DNA samples used in criminal cases.
The SureScan Dx from Agilent Technologies Inc. is a microarray scanner indicated for use in a clinical laboratory environment when measuring fluorescence signals of labeled DNA or RNA targets hybridized to microarrays used as part of a validated diagnostic assay.
Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on "hotspots" most likely to be important for biological function.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.
The company unveiled the gel at a launch event on Friday.
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A new test can accurately diagnose the Ebola virus disease within minutes at the point of care, providing clinicians with crucial, on-the-spot information for treating patients and containing outbreaks.
Trametinib inhibits the same signal pathway in flies and humans and could thus conceivably also extend life expectancy in humans.
Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that directs embryonic stem cells to mature into endothelial cells -- the specialized cells that form blood vessels.
Honokiol, from magnolia bark, shuts down cancer cells in lab.
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