Welcome to Bioscience Technology’s new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.
Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according...
New platforms genetically barcode tens of thousands of cells at a time
Edward Boyden develops techniques to study the brain, and how it operates, in finer detail.
Healthy women possessing a certain abnormality on MRIs are nine times more likely to get breast cancer, according to research published in Radiology. The abnormality is called background parenchymal enhancement (BPE), a phenomenon in which areas of normal background breast tissue appear white, or enhanced.
Body builders have it right: vitamin E does help build strong muscles, and scientists appear to have figured out one important way it does it.
Allergist raises concerns about highly-publicized research findings suggesting that children with asthma are prone to peanut allergy.
It’s no wonder that giant pandas are always chewing and eating, say Chinese researchers: their gut bacteria are not the type for efficiently digesting bamboo. The bamboo-eating giant panda actually harbors a carnivore-like gut microbiota predominated by bacteria such as Escherichia/Shigella and Streptococcus, according to new research.
Scientists have identified proteins that mediate aspects of virus replication in the lifecycle of human papillomavirus (HPV), a finding that may lead to new therapeutic targets for treatment of infections caused by the virus.
An ancient lake could hold the key to our understanding of how complex life evolved on Earth, according to recent research.
Scientists have developed a revolutionary method of identifying cells of the immune system with “molecular fingerprints” which could pave the way for the rapid detection of conditions such as leukemia and lymphoma from a small blood sample.
Even though self-targeting immune cells remain prolific in adults’ bloodstreams, some kind of internal emergency brake seems to prevent them from triggering autoimmune disease — usually.
Researchers have discovered that unique genome sequences allow fish, reptiles, birds and other animals to create a compound that acts as sunscreen.
A team of researchers has discovered how a commonly administered vaccine protects against acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer.
A new study has found that Naltrexone, a drug used to treat alcoholism, may also be a promising treatment for addiction to methamphetamine.
Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a new technology that turns a smartphone into a DNA-scanning fluorescent microscope. Lead researcher Aydogan Ozcan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute chancellor professor at UCLA, sat down with Bioscience Technology to talk about this advancement and its implications for resource-poor labs, and for personalized medicine.
A team of neuroscientists has identified a part of the brain exclusively devoted to processing speech. Its findings point to the superior temporal sulcus (STS), located in the temporal lobe, and help settle a long-standing debate about role-specific neurological functions.
An important link between the human body clock and the immune system has relevance for better understanding inflammatory and infectious diseases, researchers discovered.
Optimal size and shape allow implantable devices to last longer in the body.
Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and even wider abuse.
The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says.
Cognition improves in older people who eat a plant-based Mediterranean diet with antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts, according to rare clinical trial research published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
A tiny microfluidic chip can capture circulating clusters of tumor cells, researchers said. The finding could provide important new clues about how cancer spreads – and could even be a “breakthrough technology,” they said.
The hope is that this standard can be used among the scientific community to see how well their genomic analysis tools match up.
Whether you’re brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and muscle tissue.
Drinking orange juice could help improve brain function in elderly people, according to new research from the University of Reading.
Vitamin D could give your sickly feline friend its 10th life, according to a recent study. New research from the University of Edinburgh found that higher levels of vitamin D were linked to increased survival changes for hospitalized cats.
Adults over 50 who have persistent symptoms of depression may have twice the risk of stroke as those who do not, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and UC San Francisco. Researchers found that stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away, particularly for women.
Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a pattern of gene activity that could help scientists create a blood test for quickly and accurately detecting whether patients are experiencing a deadly immune-system panic attack.
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