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...
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The deceased waits on the slab, under the glare of lights. But the corpse is 46 feet long, has a heart 100 times larger than a human’s and sharpened teeth up to a foot long. The cameras roll, as the doctor makes the first incision.
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.
L’Oreal is partnering with bioprinting startup Organovo to engineer 3D printed skin tissue to test products and perform other advanced research, the companies announced in a joint statement this week.
The company expects that while vaccines will be an essential component of future dengue and malaria prevention and control efforts, immunization cannot succeed as a silver bullet solution for either disease.
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.
Abcodia announced this week it raised $8 million to bring its ovarian cancer screening test called ROCA to market.
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.
A new genetic test to determine risk factors for prostate cancer can help target the men most likely to develop aggressive forms for the cancer – and make screening a priority for them, according to research presented yesterday at the American Urology Association’s annual conference.
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.
DNA phenotyping is just starting to be used to track down criminals, generate new leads on cold-case homicides, and put faces to unidentified and missing people. Now in Hong Kong, it’s being used to threaten litterbugs with public shame, according to organizers of a new anti-polluting campaign.
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