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Aging (28)
New genetic variants associated with extreme old age
Jun 19, 2017 12:00 pm

The search for the genetic determinants of extreme longevity has been challenging, with the prevalence of centenarians (people older than 100) just one per 5,000 population in developed nations. Bu...
Young Blood Used To Improve Signs of Age Related Disorders
Jun 5, 2017 1:00 pm

Older people who received transfusions of young blood plasma have shown improvements in biomarkers related to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease, New Scientist has learned. “...
Old cells That Refuse to Die Harm the Body
May 27, 2017 1:00 pm

Old cells might be useful after all, scientists suggest. Understanding why some "retired" cells do not undergo apoptosis could lead to treatments for old-age-related diseases. One of the ...
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Arthrology (3)
New Subset Of T-Cells Implicated in Rheumatoid arthritis
Feb 11, 2017 2:00 pm

A research team led by scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has carefully scrutinized the immune cells from patients with rheumatoid arthritis, revealing a striking new subset of T-c...
Fibroblasts CouldProvide New Target for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dec 20, 2016 8:05 am

A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for rese...
Study Identifies a Common Bacterial Cause of Gum Disease That May Drive Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dec 19, 2016 6:39 am

Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characte...
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Bacteriology (98)
A Key Process That Opens A New Treatment Direction For Several Diseases
Jun 22, 2017 5:00 pm

New study results show for the first time how dying cells ensure that they will be replaced, and suggests an ingenious, related new approach to shrinking cancerous tumors. A research team from Rush Un...
How Bacteria's Worst Enemy and Best Friend are The Same?
Jun 20, 2017 1:00 pm

To win the war against antibiotic resistant super bugs, scientists seek to find the origin of resistance genes. Further, they try to identify how the genes are introduced to disease-causing bacteria -...
The Bacteria That Promote Mating Behaviour of Other Organisms!
Jun 19, 2017 1:00 pm

Bacterial secretions put protozoans in the mood for sex. This unexpected aphrodisiac may open the bedroom door for microbiologists to study sexual behaviour in many poorly understood species – a...
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Bioinformatics (81)
How Safe Are Stem Cells When Used In The Clinic?
Jun 8, 2017 5:30 pm

Human pluripotent stem cells (hPS cells) can self-renew indefinitely, making them an attractive source for regenerative therapies. This expansion potential has been linked with the acquisition of larg...
The Different Effect of Weight Loss Surgeries on The Gut
Jun 2, 2017 1:00 pm

Obesity, already a global epidemic, is on the rise. Over one-third of the U.S. population is currently afflicted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the monetary costs alone are approach...
Understanding how legionella bacteria escapes from our immune system.
Jun 1, 2017 11:00 am

The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body's defences has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the first time in the journal eLife. The study reveals a...
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Biopharmaceuticals (24)
Another role for oxytocin revealed.
May 21, 2017 3:00 pm

Experts say oxytocin, a key hormone made naturally by the brain, could hold the key to treating drug addicts and help them avoid relapse. Oxytocin is most usually associated with childbirth and breas...
Pushing The Process of Finding New Bacterial Compounds Forward
May 17, 2017 11:00 am

Bacteria have supplied some of today's most indispensable anti-cancer and anti-bacterial drugs. Yet these compounds comprise only a fraction of their possible offerings. Now, researchers have foun...
The origin of different drug response in childhood absence epilepsy.
May 11, 2017 6:00 pm

Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy. They both take the same drug -- one child sees an improvement in their seizures, but the ot...
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Biotechnology (167)
Changing Strategy In Our Fight Against Flu
Jun 23, 2017 5:00 pm

Scientists are taking a new approach in the fight against the flu. They have engineered a protein that acts to stop the virus from infecting cells, and while a lot more research is yet to be done, the...
Using Blood Cells To Control Blood Sugar
Jun 19, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive 'smart' insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new tech...
Bioengineered human livers mimic natural development
Jun 19, 2017 9:00 am

An international team of researchers bioengineering human liver tissues uncovered previously unknown networks of genetic-molecular crosstalk that control the organ's developmental processes -- gre...
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Cancer (563)
Identifying New Tumor Suppressant Open The Door For New Treatments
Jun 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that a type of protein could hold the secret to suppressing the growth of breast cancer tumours. The research, published in Oncogenesis, exami...
New Blood Test Can Predict NSCLC Treatment Outcome
Jun 23, 2017 12:00 pm

Among patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) fueled by ALK gene alterations who were being treated with crizotinib (Xalkori), a decrease in the number of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) harbo...
The Combination Therapy That Can Stop Ovarian Cancer Recurrence
Jun 23, 2017 11:00 am

Researchers have been trying to understand why up to 85 percent of women experience recurrence of high-grade serous ovarian cancer -- the most common subtype of ovarian cancer -- after standard treatm...
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Cancer Therapy (139)
Identifying New Tumor Suppressant Open The Door For New Treatments
Jun 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that a type of protein could hold the secret to suppressing the growth of breast cancer tumours. The research, published in Oncogenesis, exami...
New Blood Test Can Predict NSCLC Treatment Outcome
Jun 23, 2017 12:00 pm

Among patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) fueled by ALK gene alterations who were being treated with crizotinib (Xalkori), a decrease in the number of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) harbo...
The Combination Therapy That Can Stop Ovarian Cancer Recurrence
Jun 23, 2017 11:00 am

Researchers have been trying to understand why up to 85 percent of women experience recurrence of high-grade serous ovarian cancer -- the most common subtype of ovarian cancer -- after standard treatm...
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Cardiology (46)
The Role of Non-Coding RNA in Reducing Stroke Risks
Jun 22, 2017 11:00 am

The most common cause for the narrowing of the carotid artery and thus the major risk factor for strokes is atherosclerosis, where so-called plaques build up on the vessel walls. If a plaque ruptures,...
Why Can't The Heart Regenerate Itself?
Jun 11, 2017 10:00 am

Heart muscle is one of the least renewable tissues in the body, which is one of the reasons that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, according to t...
How First-Cousin Marriages Can Be Good For The Heart!
Jun 8, 2017 2:00 pm

More than 1,800 individuals carrying loss-of-function mutations in both copies of their genes, so-called "human knockouts," are described in the first major study to be published in Nature t...
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Cell Biology (263)
How Plant Roots Know Where To Grow?
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Scientists from the University of Nottingham, England and Tohoku University, Japan have helped to solve a mystery that has fascinated scientists since Charles Darwin - how plant roots sense water and ...
A Key Process That Opens A New Treatment Direction For Several Diseases
Jun 22, 2017 5:00 pm

New study results show for the first time how dying cells ensure that they will be replaced, and suggests an ingenious, related new approach to shrinking cancerous tumors. A research team from Rush Un...
The Role of Non-Coding RNA in Reducing Stroke Risks
Jun 22, 2017 11:00 am

The most common cause for the narrowing of the carotid artery and thus the major risk factor for strokes is atherosclerosis, where so-called plaques build up on the vessel walls. If a plaque ruptures,...
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Cell Signaling (51)
How Plant Roots Know Where To Grow?
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Scientists from the University of Nottingham, England and Tohoku University, Japan have helped to solve a mystery that has fascinated scientists since Charles Darwin - how plant roots sense water and ...
A Key Process That Opens A New Treatment Direction For Several Diseases
Jun 22, 2017 5:00 pm

New study results show for the first time how dying cells ensure that they will be replaced, and suggests an ingenious, related new approach to shrinking cancerous tumors. A research team from Rush Un...
Understanding how legionella bacteria escapes from our immune system.
Jun 1, 2017 11:00 am

The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body's defences has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the first time in the journal eLife. The study reveals a...
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Clinical Trials (64)
Immunotherapy Shows Hope in Curing Skin Cancer
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 pm

In an early clinical trial, 33 out of 35 (94%) patients had clinical remission of multiple myeloma upon receiving a new type of immunotherapy ? chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells targeting B-cell...
Animal Neurons Planted In Brains of Parkinson’s Patients
Jun 18, 2017 7:00 pm

Would you have pig cells implanted in your brain? Some people with Parkinson’s disease have, in the hope it will stop their disease progressing. The approach is still in the early stages of t...
Why Diabetic Patients Should Eat More Broccoli?
Jun 18, 2017 9:00 am

Concentrated broccoli sprout extract may help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study. The findings could offer a much needed alternative to address the conditio...
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Dentistry (6)
New Study on Pufferfish Teeth Help Tackle Problem Tooth Loss in Humans
Jun 13, 2017 5:00 pm

Human teeth evolved from the same genes that make the bizarre beaked teeth of the pufferfish, according to new research by an international team of scientists. The study, led by Dr Gareth Fraser fr...
Gut Bacteria Help Treat Oral Thrush
May 16, 2017 10:00 am

An antimicrobial protein caused a dramatic reduction in the creamy white lesions associated with oral thrush in a preclinical study, report microbiologists with McGovern Medical School at The Universi...
How Can Mouth Health Be Linked to Pancreatic Cancer?
May 13, 2017 1:00 pm

The composition of microorganisms in a person’s mouth could affect more than just their breath and dental health. In fact, researchers have linked certain types of bacteria in the mouth to highe...
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Dermatology (12)
Immunotherapy Shows Hope in Curing Skin Cancer
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 pm

In an early clinical trial, 33 out of 35 (94%) patients had clinical remission of multiple myeloma upon receiving a new type of immunotherapy ? chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells targeting B-cell...
Scientists Learn from Frogs How to Evade Scar Formation
Jun 17, 2017 5:00 pm

When a Xenopus frog is deeply wounded, its skin can regenerate without scarring. Researchers have found that cells under the skin contribute to this regeneration after an excision injury. Character...
Scientists Get Help From Bacteria To Synthesize Cancer Drugs
Jun 12, 2017 12:00 pm

Scientists have been interested in using bacteria as engineered factories that are capable of making specialized substances that may also be difficult or expensive to obtain or produce. Researchers ha...
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Developmental Biology (74)
How Fetus' Genes Can Be Toxic On The Pregnant Mother?
Jun 24, 2017 9:00 am

A major new international study has revealed for the first time that some features in a baby's DNA can increase the risk of its mother developing pre-eclampsia -- a potentially dangerous condition...
Bone Health Affected By Prenatal life
Jun 21, 2017 2:00 pm

The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born, a new study has shown.Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit and the Institute of Developmental Sciences a...
Moms Should Pay Attention To These Everyday Household Chemicals!
Jun 20, 2017 12:00 pm

A new study at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has found a connection between common household chemicals...
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Diabetes (53)
How Can Vitamin A Play a Role in Diabetes Treatment?
Jun 21, 2017 12:00 pm

There has been no known link between diabetes and vitamin A -- until now. A new study suggests that the vitamin improves the insulin producing β-cell´s function. The researchers initiall...
Using Blood Cells To Control Blood Sugar
Jun 19, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive 'smart' insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new tech...
Why Diabetic Patients Should Eat More Broccoli?
Jun 18, 2017 9:00 am

Concentrated broccoli sprout extract may help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study. The findings could offer a much needed alternative to address the conditio...
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Diseases (549)
Link Between Diabetic Mothers and The Neurological Birth Defects of Their Babies
Jun 3, 2017 4:00 pm

A new study has found a link between neurological birth defects in infants commonly found in pregnant women with diabetes and several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson&#...
Systemic Sclerosis Linked to Imbalanced Gut Microbiome
May 23, 2017 10:00 am

Americans and Norwegians with systemic sclerosis had higher levels of bacteria that can cause inflammation and lower levels of bacteria that are believed to protect against inflammation compared with ...
First Effective Sunscreen For Albinos
May 19, 2017 1:00 pm

Chemists, materials scientists and nanoengineers at UC San Diego have created what may be the ultimate natural sunscreen. In a paper published in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Central S...
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Endocrinology (15)
Discovery A Key Switch in Diabetes
Jun 9, 2017 9:00 am

A newly discovered mechanism behind reduced insulin production in type 2 diabetes is now being presented. In an article in Nature Communications, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy describe how insuli...
Tea consumption Affect Women, But Not Men, In an Unexpected Way!
Jun 5, 2017 9:00 am

Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers show that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes...
Another role for oxytocin revealed.
May 21, 2017 3:00 pm

Experts say oxytocin, a key hormone made naturally by the brain, could hold the key to treating drug addicts and help them avoid relapse. Oxytocin is most usually associated with childbirth and breas...
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Epigenetics (34)
The Role of Non-Coding RNA in Reducing Stroke Risks
Jun 22, 2017 11:00 am

The most common cause for the narrowing of the carotid artery and thus the major risk factor for strokes is atherosclerosis, where so-called plaques build up on the vessel walls. If a plaque ruptures,...
Bone Health Affected By Prenatal life
Jun 21, 2017 2:00 pm

The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born, a new study has shown.Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit and the Institute of Developmental Sciences a...
How Long Does Environmental 'Memories' Pass Through Generations?
Jun 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Led by Dr Ben Lehner, group leader at the EMBL-CRG Systems Biology Unit and ICREA and AXA Professor, together with Dr Tanya Vavouri from the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute and the Institu...
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Evolution (61)
Were Our Ancestors Diurnal Or Nocturnal Mammals?
Jun 11, 2017 2:00 pm

Our earliest mammalian ancestors likely skulked through the dark, using their powerful night-time vision to find food and avoid reptilian predators that hunted by day. This conclusion, published by St...
Link Between Diabetic Mothers and The Neurological Birth Defects of Their Babies
Jun 3, 2017 4:00 pm

A new study has found a link between neurological birth defects in infants commonly found in pregnant women with diabetes and several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson&#...
The discovery of neurons that control willingness to mate in female fruit flies.
May 20, 2017 12:00 pm

How can you tell if an individual is expressing sexual interest? With males, it's usually quite obvious and can be anything from lavish theatrical displays of song and dance to downright relentles...
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Featured (185)
Can Zombie Be Real? Well At Least In Insect World It Might Be True!
Jun 14, 2017 1:00 pm

Dying on a bed of flowers might seem like a good way to go. Except it’s not when you’re a beetle suffering a gruesome fungal infection. Goldenrod soldier beetles (Chauliognathus pensylv...
'Unparalleled' number of dinosaur tracks found in Australia
Apr 23, 2017 9:00 pm

An "unprecedented" 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been found on a stretch of Australia's remote coastline, scientists said Monday, dubbing it the nation's Jurassic Park. ...
Can We Really Erase Fearful Memories?
Apr 20, 2017 9:30 am

Erasing unwanted memories is still the stuff of science fiction, but Weizmann Institute scientists have now managed to erase one type of memory in mice. In a study reported in Nature Neuroscience, the...
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Gastroenterology (48)
The Diabetes Drug That Works in Rather Unusual Way!
Jun 3, 2017 5:00 pm

The most successful treatment for type 2 diabetes may work by changing the makeup of gut bacteria. Metformin is commonly prescribed to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar. It...
Colored Stool To Detect Gut Inflammation
Jun 3, 2017 11:00 am

There is a groundswell of interest in using genetically engineered sensor bacteria to study gut microbiota pathways, and diagnose or treat associated diseases. Here, we computationally identify the fi...
The Different Effect of Weight Loss Surgeries on The Gut
Jun 2, 2017 1:00 pm

Obesity, already a global epidemic, is on the rise. Over one-third of the U.S. population is currently afflicted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the monetary costs alone are approach...
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Gene Therapy (26)
Tricking Immune Cells To Stop Allergic Reactions By Gene therapy
Jun 7, 2017 7:00 pm

A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland. A team led by Associate Professor ...
Scientists Find a Way to Stop Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes
Jun 6, 2017 7:00 pm

Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory, Cyteir Therapeutics and collaborating institutions have found a way to protect beta cells from destruction -- achieving a longtime, elusive goal that could lead ...
Are We Really Getting Close To Prevent Alzheimer's Completely?
Jun 4, 2017 9:00 am

A new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease -- without triggering severe ...
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General (231)
How Environment Helps Shape Our Sense of Smell
Jun 18, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have shown that receptors in the noses of mice exposed to certain smells during life are different to genetically similar m...
Using This Common Artificial Sweetener As Pesticide
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 pm

Because of its quick lethality to freshly hatched flies and the ability to halt egg production, the artificial sweetener behind Truvia could be a potent but safe pesticide, according to a new study by...
The Molecule That Can Fish Drugs Out Of Water
Jun 4, 2017 6:00 pm

A University of Surrey academic is leading research that has found an effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals from water. The research involves the detection a...
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Genetic Diseases (31)
How First-Cousin Marriages Can Be Good For The Heart!
Jun 8, 2017 2:00 pm

More than 1,800 individuals carrying loss-of-function mutations in both copies of their genes, so-called "human knockouts," are described in the first major study to be published in Nature t...
A Single Molecule Can Correct The Genetic Defect in Cystic Fibrosis
Jun 5, 2017 2:00 pm

Researchers from the George Washington University (GW), the University of Perugia, and the University of Rome have discovered a potential new drug to treat and stop the progression of cystic fibrosis....
CRISPR Give Hope to Families With a Rare Congenital Heart Defect
May 31, 2017 5:00 pm

For the first time, scientists discovered a genetic culprit for a severe congenital heart defect, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). From the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, research...
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Genetics (394)
New mechanism for genome regulation discovered
Jun 24, 2017 2:00 pm

The same mechanisms that quickly separate mixtures of oil and water are at play when controlling the organization in an unusual part of our DNA called heterochromatin, according to a new study by rese...
Could Water Treatment Be Really Harmful In Some Developing Countries?
Jun 23, 2017 1:00 pm

Scientists are warning that a water treatment widely used in developing countries could be damaging the DNA of those drinking it. Despite poor evidence of their effectiveness as a water disinfectan...
How Bacteria's Worst Enemy and Best Friend are The Same?
Jun 20, 2017 1:00 pm

To win the war against antibiotic resistant super bugs, scientists seek to find the origin of resistance genes. Further, they try to identify how the genes are introduced to disease-causing bacteria -...
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Genome & Genomics (130)
New mechanism for genome regulation discovered
Jun 24, 2017 2:00 pm

The same mechanisms that quickly separate mixtures of oil and water are at play when controlling the organization in an unusual part of our DNA called heterochromatin, according to a new study by rese...
1003 Microbes Genomes Mapped
Jun 18, 2017 6:00 pm

Microbial organisms are a major component of our environment, but scientists have only begun to study their genetic composition in depth. Using current genetic technologies, researchers with the U.S. ...
For The First Time Capturing A Video of a Replicating DNA Molecule
Jun 18, 2017 1:00 pm

Almost all life on Earth is based on DNA being copied, or replicated. Now for the first time scientists have been able to watch the replication of a single DNA molecule, with some surprising findings....
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Gynecology (12)
How Fetus' Genes Can Be Toxic On The Pregnant Mother?
Jun 24, 2017 9:00 am

A major new international study has revealed for the first time that some features in a baby's DNA can increase the risk of its mother developing pre-eclampsia -- a potentially dangerous condition...
Moms Should Pay Attention To These Everyday Household Chemicals!
Jun 20, 2017 12:00 pm

A new study at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has found a connection between common household chemicals...
What Causes Identical Twins to Have Different Birth Weight?
Jun 19, 2017 5:00 pm

When a baby is born small, it's often attributed to genetic factors or maternal risk factors like poor nutrition or smoking. But a twin study led by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital n...
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Hematology (31)
Finally A Hope of Treating Blood Diseases Patients With Their Own Cells
Jun 24, 2017 3:00 pm

For the first time, researchers have generated blood-forming stem cells in the lab using pluripotent stem cells, which can make virtually every cell type in the body. The advance opens new avenues for...
Natural resistance to malaria linked to variation in human red blood cell receptors First study to identify protective effect of glycophorin gene rearrangements on malaria
Jun 24, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers have discovered that protection from the most severe form of malaria is linked with natural variation in human red blood cell genes. A study from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the W...
Eliminating The Need For Radiation Therapy Before Bone Marrow Transplant
Jun 6, 2017 12:00 pm

Scientists have engineered a bone-like implant to have its own working marrow that is capable of producing healthy blood. The implant may help treat several blood and immune disorders without the side...
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Histopathology (5)
Dengue Transmission Mapping Shows Strains Stay Close to Home
Apr 23, 2017 6:00 pm

Dengue virus is easily transmitted by mosquitos, but when scientists tracked its spread, they found that most people were exposed to the infection within a few minutes' walking distance to their h...
Mimicking Gut Infections to Better Understand Them
Mar 26, 2017 9:00 am

Vaccines and antimicrobials have done more to transform medicine and extend the average human lifespan than any other scientific breakthrough. Yet infectious diseases remain the world's no. 1 lead...
HistoCore PEARL for Tissue Processing is a fully enclosed system providing high-quality processing, simple operation, and enhanced user safety
Mar 2, 2017 6:00 pm

Leica Biosystems lately announced the addition of the HistoCore PEARL to their full line of tissue processors. PEARL is a fully enclosed system providing high-quality processing, simple ...
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Immunology (203)
Mechanism of Neurological Symptoms Caused by Lupus Explained
Jun 24, 2017 1:00 pm

Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus -- an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus -- experience neuropsychiatric symptoms. But so far, our understanding of the ...
Immunotherapy Shows Hope in Curing Skin Cancer
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 pm

In an early clinical trial, 33 out of 35 (94%) patients had clinical remission of multiple myeloma upon receiving a new type of immunotherapy ? chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells targeting B-cell...
A Single Test For Early Prediction of Cancer Immunotherapy Response
Jun 14, 2017 11:00 am

A noninvasive PET imaging method that measures granzyme B, a protein released by immune cells to kill cancer cells, was able to distinguish mouse and human tumors that responded to immune checkpoint i...
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Infectious Diseases (32)
Natural resistance to malaria linked to variation in human red blood cell receptors First study to identify protective effect of glycophorin gene rearrangements on malaria
Jun 24, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers have discovered that protection from the most severe form of malaria is linked with natural variation in human red blood cell genes. A study from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the W...
How N. Gonorrhoeae Invade The Site of Infection?
May 15, 2017 11:00 am

The bacterium that causes gonorrhea infects the female reproductive tract by breaking connections between cells in the tract's protective lining, according to new research published in PLOS Pathog...
Progression and Recovery Processes of Ebola Virus Disease
May 14, 2017 8:00 pm

Analysis of daily gene activation in a patient with severe Ebola virus disease cared for at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2015 found changes in antiviral and immune response genes that pi...
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Infertility (13)
New Advances In Studying Infertility in Men
May 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have developed a new technique to examine human sperm without killing them—helping to improve the diagnosis of fertility problems. The Magnetic Reson...
3D Printing Raise Hope to Cure Infertility Cases for Women
May 19, 2017 9:00 am

3-D printed bioprosthetic mouse ovaries restored fertility in infertile mice and produced healthy mouse pups. The mothers also were able to nurse their pups. The research is targeted to women whose ca...
MALE INFERTILITY RESEARCH ON SPERM PLC PROTEIN GIVES HOPE TO INFERTILE COUPLES
May 17, 2017 1:00 pm

A cutting-edge research conducted by a faculty member from CMED in collaboration with researchers from Cardiff University, UK showed that an important sperm protein required for the egg fertilization ...
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Microbiology (99)
Eradicating Malaria From Its Source
Jun 22, 2017 9:00 am

Malaria kills nearly half a million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some of the hardest-hit areas in sub-Saharan Africa, the mosquitoes that carry the malaria p...
1003 Microbes Genomes Mapped
Jun 18, 2017 6:00 pm

Microbial organisms are a major component of our environment, but scientists have only begun to study their genetic composition in depth. Using current genetic technologies, researchers with the U.S. ...
The Different Effect of Weight Loss Surgeries on The Gut
Jun 2, 2017 1:00 pm

Obesity, already a global epidemic, is on the rise. Over one-third of the U.S. population is currently afflicted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the monetary costs alone are approach...
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Molecular Biochemistry (256)
Using This Common Artificial Sweetener As Pesticide
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 pm

Because of its quick lethality to freshly hatched flies and the ability to halt egg production, the artificial sweetener behind Truvia could be a potent but safe pesticide, according to a new study by...
Shedding Light On How Cells Uptake Drugs
Jun 8, 2017 11:00 am

There are treatments for some viral infections and therapies for cancer, one group of such drugs is termed nucleoside analogs. While these drugs work, there is always room for improvement. New researc...
New Sensor Device To Facilitate Diagnosis Cystic Fibrosis
Jun 7, 2017 2:00 pm

We usually do our best to hide our sweating, but chemicals in perspirations can offer important clues about our health. Importantly, levels of sodium, potassium, glucose, and lactate, along with pH an...
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Molecular Pharmacology (116)
A Smart Way To Help Drugs Pass Blood Vessels
Jun 10, 2017 1:16 pm

The endothelial cells that line blood vessels are packed tightly to keep blood inside and flowing, but scientists at Rice University and their colleagues have discovered it may be possible to selectiv...
A Single Molecule Can Correct The Genetic Defect in Cystic Fibrosis
Jun 5, 2017 2:00 pm

Researchers from the George Washington University (GW), the University of Perugia, and the University of Rome have discovered a potential new drug to treat and stop the progression of cystic fibrosis....
Using Spider Silk Protein To Make Better Drugs
Jun 4, 2017 7:00 pm

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have managed to synthesise lung surfactant, a drug used in the care of preterm babies, by mimicking the production of spider silk. Animal studies reveal ...
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Mycology (3)
Planned Clinical Trials for a New Gene Therapy That Can Save Children's Lives
May 31, 2017 11:00 am

Approximately 250 babies are born in the U.S. each year with Type 1 SMA. Another 5,000 children have a Type 2 SMA, a milder form of the disease that Avexis would also like to target with its gene ther...
The Enormous Uncovered Potentials of Fungi
May 3, 2017 9:00 am

Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from na...
Getting A Step Closer to the Artificial Organism
Mar 20, 2017 9:00 am

A global research team has built five new synthetic yeast chromosomes, meaning that 30 percent of a key organism's genetic material has now been swapped out for engineered replacements. This is on...
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Nanotechnology (22)
Nanoparticles' Attack On Cancer From Two Sides
Jun 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Cancer immunotherapy has emerged as one of the most exciting directions in cancer treatment. But the approach only works in a fraction of patients and can cause nasty side effects. Now, in the journal...
Fastest Ever DNA Purifying Technique
Jun 3, 2017 9:00 am

Researchers of the University of Twente in The Netherlands developed a glass microchip for ultrafast separation and purification of DNA fragments. The chip, moreover, is easy to produce and cheap. The...
Microrobots Inspired by Nature
May 31, 2017 9:00 am

A revolutionary design mimics the rowing action of the cilia on single-celled Paramecium, demonstrating much faster movement than conventional microrobots. Researchers based at South Korea's Da...
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Neurology (344)
Why Do We Lose Consciousness After Taking Anesthetics?
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 pm

To date, researchers assumed that anesthetics interrupt signal transmission between different areas of the brain and that is why we lose consciousness. Neuroscientists at Goethe University Frankfurt a...
Mechanism of Neurological Symptoms Caused by Lupus Explained
Jun 24, 2017 1:00 pm

Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus -- an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus -- experience neuropsychiatric symptoms. But so far, our understanding of the ...
A Study Shows Why It is Good to Have Olive Oil in Food
Jun 23, 2017 10:00 am

The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Te...
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A Study Shows Why It is Good to Have Olive Oil in Food
Jun 23, 2017 10:00 am

The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Te...
How Can Vitamin A Play a Role in Diabetes Treatment?
Jun 21, 2017 12:00 pm

There has been no known link between diabetes and vitamin A -- until now. A new study suggests that the vitamin improves the insulin producing β-cell´s function. The researchers initiall...
Why Diabetic Patients Should Eat More Broccoli?
Jun 18, 2017 9:00 am

Concentrated broccoli sprout extract may help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study. The findings could offer a much needed alternative to address the conditio...
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Obesity (27)
Study Reveals The Different Effects of Late Night Meals on The Body
Jun 5, 2017 7:00 pm

New findings suggest eating late at night could be more dangerous than you think. Compared to eating earlier in the day, prolonged delayed eating can increase weight, insulin and cholesterol levels, a...
The Different Effect of Weight Loss Surgeries on The Gut
Jun 2, 2017 1:00 pm

Obesity, already a global epidemic, is on the rise. Over one-third of the U.S. population is currently afflicted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the monetary costs alone are approach...
Discovering A Protein Linked To Lower Fat Burning and Obesity
May 21, 2017 12:00 pm

Too much of a protein already associated with prostate cancer appears to also diminish the energy burning power of brown fat, scientists report. Their studies of the protein Id1 also show high leve...
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Ophthalmology (15)
NIH Competition For Creating 'Eye in a Dish'
Jun 18, 2017 2:00 pm

The National Eye Institute of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a competition to develop a working model of the human retina from stem cells — namely, the 3-D Retina Organo...
How Our Eyes See The World?
Jun 17, 2017 11:00 am

The mystery of how human eyes compute the direction of moving light has been made clearer by scientists at The University of Queensland. Using advanced electrical recording techniques, researchers ...
Cutting-edge stem cell therapy proves safe, but will it ever be effective?
May 30, 2017 7:00 pm

It’s official: The first use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in a human has proved safe, if not clearly effective. Japanese researchers reported in this week’s issue of The New Eng...
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How Fetus' Genes Can Be Toxic On The Pregnant Mother?
Jun 24, 2017 9:00 am

A major new international study has revealed for the first time that some features in a baby's DNA can increase the risk of its mother developing pre-eclampsia -- a potentially dangerous condition...
Clinical Trials to Treat Children With Autism Using Cord Blood
Jun 22, 2017 12:00 pm

Although additional research is needed, scientists at Duke Health are reporting results from a small, early-stage study of an experimental autism therapy for children using their own umbilical cord bl...
NEBNext® Ultra™ II RNA Library Prep with Sample Purification Beads
Jun 3, 2017 6:00 pm

New England Biolabs (NEB®) today announced the expansion of their NEBNext Ultra II NGS library preparation product portfolio to include kits for RNA. The strand-specific NEBNext Ultra II Direction...
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Bone Health Affected By Prenatal life
Jun 21, 2017 2:00 pm

The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born, a new study has shown.Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit and the Institute of Developmental Sciences a...
Doctors Should Be Aware of This Hidden Effect Of Malaria On Patients
Jun 7, 2017 5:00 pm

Malaria caused by Plasmodium parasites is a life-threatening infectious disease that kills at least half a million people annually while causing over 200 million new infections. In some cases, complic...
Getting Rid of Old Cells To Give Space To New Ones
May 7, 2017 7:00 pm

In a preclinical study in mice and human cells, researchers report that selectively removing old or 'senescent' cells from joints could stop and even reverse the progression of osteoarthritis....
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Sensory cell regeneration, the new path in treating hearing loss.
May 20, 2017 2:00 pm

In an apparent first, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have used genetic manipulation to regenerate auditory hair cells in adult mice. The research marks a possible advance in t...
Researchers Develop a New Test That Can Identify Hearing Deficits Can not be Detected with Traditional Means
Dec 25, 2016 8:00 am

Two researchers at UConn School of Medicine have developed a new hearing test that can identify hearing loss or deficits in some individuals considered to have normal or near-normal hearing in traditi...
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Eradicating Malaria From Its Source
Jun 22, 2017 9:00 am

Malaria kills nearly half a million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some of the hardest-hit areas in sub-Saharan Africa, the mosquitoes that carry the malaria p...
Doctors Should Be Aware of This Hidden Effect Of Malaria On Patients
Jun 7, 2017 5:00 pm

Malaria caused by Plasmodium parasites is a life-threatening infectious disease that kills at least half a million people annually while causing over 200 million new infections. In some cases, complic...
Treating Brain Tumor With Antiparasitic Drug!
May 14, 2017 1:00 pm

Marc Symons, PhD, professor in The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research's Karches Center for Oncology Research, is examining if a common medication administered to treat pinworms, could replac...
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Pediatrics (23)
Bone Health Affected By Prenatal life
Jun 21, 2017 2:00 pm

The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born, a new study has shown.Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit and the Institute of Developmental Sciences a...
What Causes Identical Twins to Have Different Birth Weight?
Jun 19, 2017 5:00 pm

When a baby is born small, it's often attributed to genetic factors or maternal risk factors like poor nutrition or smoking. But a twin study led by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital n...
Stem Cell Research Reveals How Smoking Mothers Harm Fetal Liver
Jun 7, 2017 12:15 pm

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage fetal liver cells. Scientists say the potent cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is particularly harmful to developing liver cells and a...
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How CRISPR Can Help Us To Find Better Treatments for Cancer?
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 pm

We often conceptualize genes as independent units of information, although their behaviour is influenced by interactions with other genes. Now, two independent studies present scalable double-knockout...
Innovative Methods To Identify Cancer Lethal Points
Apr 6, 2017 9:00 am

Genetic mutations that cause cancer also weaken cancer cells, creating an opportunity for researchers to develop drugs that will selectively kill them, while sparing normal cells. This concept is call...
New Promising Cholesterol Lowering Drugs
Mar 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Researchers from Imperial College London and their colleagues, who conducted the trial, say the twice-a-year treatment could be safely given with or without statins, depending on individual patient ne...
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For The First Time Capturing A Video of a Replicating DNA Molecule
Jun 18, 2017 1:00 pm

Almost all life on Earth is based on DNA being copied, or replicated. Now for the first time scientists have been able to watch the replication of a single DNA molecule, with some surprising findings....
Scientists Finally Manage To Develop Materials That Mimic Melanin
Jun 17, 2017 4:00 pm

Scientists have long known that melanin—the pigments that give color to skin, hair and eyes—has numerous useful qualities, including providing protection from cancer-causing UV radiation a...
How Smoking Damage The DNA?
Jun 17, 2017 9:00 am

Scientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer. Now, for the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists created a method for effectively map...
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Scientists Design A Protein From Scratch To Understand More About Proteins' Structures
May 31, 2017 3:00 pm

This research will help to design small proteins and small molecules that could be the basis for future biotechnologies and medicines. A team of chemists and biochemists from the Bristol BioDesign ...
Identifying the Main Proteins That Enables T Cells Navigate their Surroundings
May 26, 2017 5:00 pm

The protein tags that adorn immune cells and engage with receptors to promote inflammation in the body’s endothelial tissues are not what they were thought to be. A KAUST investigation has ident...
One Blood Drop Is Sufficient, According To A New Study!
May 25, 2017 1:30 pm

A drop of blood on filter paper, allowed to dry and stored for future diagnostic purposes -- considerably easier than the present-day, resource-consuming method using frozen blood samples in plastic t...
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Researchers create a roadmap of bipolar disorder and how it affects the brain
Jun 7, 2017 4:00 pm

A new study has found brain abnormalities in people with bipolar disorder. In the largest MRI study to date on patients with bipolar disorder, a global consortium published new research showing tha...
Our cognitive map scales according to surroundings.
May 15, 2017 4:00 pm

A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill -- the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and...
Uncoordinated Firing of Brain Cells Linked To Schizophrenia Signs
May 14, 2017 2:00 pm

Researchers at Columbia University have discovered that a small group of neurons fired haphazardly in mice with signs of schizophrenia. The findings suggest that a breakdown in the synchronized behavi...
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Fastest Flu Detector Ever
Jun 14, 2017 7:00 pm

Scientists have built a novel biosensor for the rapid detection of human influenza A virus using a modified poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) conducting polymer. The voltage-sensing detector was almos...
Using Spider Silk Protein To Make Better Drugs
Jun 4, 2017 7:00 pm

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have managed to synthesise lung surfactant, a drug used in the care of preterm babies, by mimicking the production of spider silk. Animal studies reveal ...
Overcoming Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung Cancer
Jun 1, 2017 2:00 pm

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at...
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Immunotherapy Shows Hope in Curing Skin Cancer
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 pm

In an early clinical trial, 33 out of 35 (94%) patients had clinical remission of multiple myeloma upon receiving a new type of immunotherapy ? chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells targeting B-cell...
Cell Therapy Used To Promote Wounds Healing
Jun 1, 2017 1:00 pm

Diabetic patients frequently have lesions on their feet that are very difficult to heal due to poor blood circulation. In cases of serious non-healing infections, a decision to amputate could be made....
Sensory cell regeneration, the new path in treating hearing loss.
May 20, 2017 2:00 pm

In an apparent first, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have used genetic manipulation to regenerate auditory hair cells in adult mice. The research marks a possible advance in t...
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Al Jalila Foundation invites UAE scientists and students to apply for medical research grants and fellowships
Apr 23, 2017 1:00 pm

Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today that application for its fourth cycle of seed grants and fellowships has opened. The global phi...
Should Science Have a Say in Politics or Not? "March for Science"
Apr 20, 2017 5:00 pm

Calls from US President Donald Trump to roll back environmental regulations and slash funding for health, environmental and research agencies have raised alarm in the scientific community. Earlier thi...
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A New Research Method That Can Be A Game Changer in Cancer Research!
Apr 17, 2017 7:00 pm

When using cell culture models, scientists are usually analyzing whole populations of cells, averaging the effects seen in thousands of different cells. As technology has progressed in the field, ther...
Researchers Identify a New Driver of Autoimmune Diseases
Feb 15, 2017 5:00 pm

Investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) report pre-clinical research showing that a genetic variant encoded in neutrophil cystolic factor 1 (NCF1) is associated with increa...
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Finally A Hope of Treating Blood Diseases Patients With Their Own Cells
Jun 24, 2017 3:00 pm

For the first time, researchers have generated blood-forming stem cells in the lab using pluripotent stem cells, which can make virtually every cell type in the body. The advance opens new avenues for...
Clinical Trials to Treat Children With Autism Using Cord Blood
Jun 22, 2017 12:00 pm

Although additional research is needed, scientists at Duke Health are reporting results from a small, early-stage study of an experimental autism therapy for children using their own umbilical cord bl...
Bioengineered human livers mimic natural development
Jun 19, 2017 9:00 am

An international team of researchers bioengineering human liver tissues uncovered previously unknown networks of genetic-molecular crosstalk that control the organ's developmental processes -- gre...
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Toxicology (12)
Could Water Treatment Be Really Harmful In Some Developing Countries?
Jun 23, 2017 1:00 pm

Scientists are warning that a water treatment widely used in developing countries could be damaging the DNA of those drinking it. Despite poor evidence of their effectiveness as a water disinfectan...
How Smoking Damage The DNA?
Jun 17, 2017 9:00 am

Scientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer. Now, for the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists created a method for effectively map...
Stem Cell Research Reveals How Smoking Mothers Harm Fetal Liver
Jun 7, 2017 12:15 pm

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage fetal liver cells. Scientists say the potent cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is particularly harmful to developing liver cells and a...
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Stem Cells Help In Treating Impotence
Apr 24, 2017 4:00 pm

New clinical trial results show that stem cells can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse. This is the first time stem cell therapy has ...
Vaginal Flora is not As Innocent As We Previously Believed.
Apr 15, 2017 2:00 pm

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are painful and unfortunately they’re also quite common; half of all women will eventually get a UTI and about a quarter will suffer from recurrent infections. New...
'Bad' Mitochondria and Renal Failure
Apr 3, 2017 12:00 pm

Biologists from the A.N. Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, a unit of the Lomonosov Moscow State University suggested the approach to prevent kidney injury after ischemia. Moreover, the...
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Vaccines (26)
Mechanism of Diabetes I Vaccine (BCG) Uncovered
Jun 14, 2017 10:00 am

Interim results from a FDA-approved clinical trial testing the generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes are being presented at the 75th Scientific Sess...
Are We Really Getting Close To Prevent Alzheimer's Completely?
Jun 4, 2017 9:00 am

A new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease -- without triggering severe ...
The Most Effective HIV Vaccine Developed So Far
May 30, 2017 5:00 pm

New study tests HIV vaccine strategy has been developed that would generate strong immune responses to weak immunostimulatory parts of the virus and it would be a key to thwart HIV. Drugs that help...
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Virology (70)
Changing Strategy In Our Fight Against Flu
Jun 23, 2017 5:00 pm

Scientists are taking a new approach in the fight against the flu. They have engineered a protein that acts to stop the virus from infecting cells, and while a lot more research is yet to be done, the...
How Bird Flu Can Spread Between Humans?
Jun 17, 2017 5:00 pm

An international team of scientists has identified several genetic mutations that, should they arise, could potentially allow the avian influenza strain H7N9 to spread between humans. The findings are...
Fastest Flu Detector Ever
Jun 14, 2017 7:00 pm

Scientists have built a novel biosensor for the rapid detection of human influenza A virus using a modified poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) conducting polymer. The voltage-sensing detector was almos...
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