It has been hailed as the equivalent of Google Maps for the human body by The New York Times, and now the award-winning mobile-friendly platform BioDigital Human is looking to change the way healthcare information is shared, consumed and understood.
Researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
In case you missed any exciting news on Bioscience Technology last week, here is a round-up of the top five most popular stories.
Watson, the supercomputer seen on Jeopardy, will play an important role in this partnership.
Region of world’s strongest “internal waves” is analyzed in detail; work could help refine climate models.
Complex life – from humans to hamsters--may have evolved suddenly from a rare event. After two billion years of simple bacterial and archaeal life reigning on earth, an archaea may have swallowed a bacterium, and become a new creature with enough energy to grow and diversity like never before: the eukaryote.
The translation of extracellular vesicle research to the clinic to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many disease types will require the development of standard assays for their characterization and quantification. The challenge of such analysis lies in the submicron size (generally 50-1000 nm in diameter) of each vesicle, as well as the complexity of the biofluids in which they are typically suspended.
Dying patients sometimes seek emergency access to experimental medicines, desperate for a last-chance treatment even if there's little proof it could help. Now drug giant Johnson & Johnson is taking an unusual step, turning to independent bioethicists for advice on when to say yes or no.
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at McGill and Concordia Universities in Montreal, discovered what could become a way for humans to re-set their ‘biological clock’ without light. This could lead to breakthroughs in treating a wide range of issues, from sleeping disorders to jetlag.
Disease-modifying treatments and novel symptomatic therapies with innovative mechanisms of action will enter the arena during the forecast period and become routinely used in care.
A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon. The authors of a new study report that they found high levels of an enzyme in melanoma samples that they believe is a potential drug target.
This start-up found a unique way to help the 900,000 patients who have to go through bone-related surgeries each year.
“Ancient relationship” between fungi and plant roots creates genetic expression that leads to more root growth. Common fungus could one day be used as ‘bio-fertilizer’, replacing mined phosphate which is now depleted to the point of impending fertilizer crisis.
Findings suggest need for FDA reassessment of safety and efficacy of devices for off-label use.
A study published April 30 in Cell Reports shows, for the first time, that a unique array of sensory receptors in the wing provides feedback to a bat during flight. The findings also suggest that neurons in the bat brain respond to incoming airflow and touch signals, triggering rapid adjustments in wing position to optimize flight control.
Lung cancer patients who used statins in the year prior to a lung cancer diagnosis or after a lung cancer diagnosis had a reduction in the risk of death from the disease, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Artificially activating a neural link in mice can reduce eating without chronic hunger.
Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not spared this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.
When NASA first began sending astronauts out into space, they worried about “space madness” – a malady they thought weightlessness and claustrophobia would trigger out beyond the atmosphere of the earth. It never materialized. But they may have been on to something.
A group of NASA scientists developing technology to make interstellar spaceflight possible by the end of the century may have reached a watershed moment.
Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects.
This is the second of three research findings highlighted by Dr. Rost, vice chair of the American Academy of Neurology Science Committee, at the AAN 67th annual meeting.
Want to live longer? Get up from that desk, at least once an hour. Walking two minutes every hour means a longer life. Sitting for a long time strongly increases the risk of death
The national fast-food chain rid its menu of genetically-modified ingredients this week, but other restaurants might not find it as easy to go cold-turkey from the genetically engineering crops currently dominating the market.
Transfection is used to modify cells for a wide range of applications, from basic research looking to understand gene function, to establishing disease models, developing new therapeutics, bioprocessing and biomanufacturing. The process hinges upon transferring a substrate into a cell to achieve a desired outcome.