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Aging (10)
The Gene That Could Make Our Brains Older
Mar 22, 2017 11:00 am

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that greatly impacts normal brain aging, starting at around age 65, and may modify the risk for neurod...
A Single Enzyme May Have The Key to Prevent Cellular senescence
Mar 19, 2017 12:00 pm

An enzyme that blocks cellular senescence and its mechanisms has been discovered by a research team from Kumamoto University, Japan. They found that a reduction of the enzyme SETD8, which regulates ce...
For the First Time: Aging Gains its Reputation for Being Good
Mar 12, 2017 1:00 pm

It's a cheering thought for anyone heading towards their golden years. Research from the Babraham Institute has shown that ageing can be beneficial - albeit so far only in yeast. The biological...
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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 (38)
Why the Immune System Doesn't Attack The Gut Microflora
Mar 22, 2017 5:00 pm

In order to maintain the microflora in the gut, the immune system must be taught to tolerate foreign bacteria. LMU researches have now shown how immune surveillance cells are educated to perform this ...
Importance of Rare Microbes on Environment
Mar 22, 2017 3:00 pm

New work published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology suggests that bacteria present at very small levels in the environment actually make a vital contribution to the health and stability of...
How One Bacteria Hijack Another
Mar 19, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have investigated how a specific, pathogenic strain of Escherichia coli, EC869, can destroy other bacteria nearby. An EC869 infection can cause diarrhea or hemorrhagic ...
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Bioinformatics (11)
Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Core Informatics, Provider of Leading Cloud-Based Scientific Data Platforms
Mar 20, 2017 12:00 am

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has acquired Core Informatics, which provides a leading cloud-based platform supporting scientific data mana...
Discovering Tremendous Error Rates in Public Sequencing Databases
Mar 5, 2017 9:00 am

A team of researchers with New England Biolabs Inc. (NEB) has found that sequenced DNA samples held in public databases had higher than expected low-frequency mutation error rates. In their paper publ...
Ovarian Hormones Stimulate Breast Stem Cells During Pregnancy
Feb 28, 2017 1:00 pm

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have used advanced cellular, bioinformatics and imaging technology to reveal a long-lived type of stem cell in the breast that is responsible for the growth...
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Biopharmaceuticals (6)
A new treatment option in the Horizon for ALL
Mar 1, 2017 9:00 am

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today (Tuesday, February 21, 2017) announced that a Biologics License Application (BLA) for inotuzumab ozogamicin has been accepted for filing and granted Priority Review by the...
Mechanism for Aspirin's Cancer Chemopreventive Activity
Feb 17, 2017 1:00 pm

Studies abound that point to a role for plain old aspirin in keeping deadly cancers at bay. While aspirin is not yet part of mainstream treatment for any cancer, it is recommended by the U.S. Preventi...
New Drug Candidate to Treat Alzheimer
Feb 17, 2017 11:00 am

Tau is a key brain protein involved in Alzheimer's disease and other brain diseases. Aggregates of Tau known as "neurofibrillary tangles" have been associated with nerve cell death and c...
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Biotechnology (105)
New Method to Provide First-Line Drug Against Malaria
Mar 22, 2017 9:00 pm

Researchers at Cardiff University have devised a new way of creating a drug commonly used as the first line of defence against malaria around the world. Artemisinin is a drug recomme...
Light Offers Scientists New Options To control the Cell
Mar 22, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new method of controlling biology at the cellular level using light. The tool -- called a photocleavable protein -- breaks into two...
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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Cancer (461)
The Secret for The High Intestinal Regeneration Power Found
Mar 20, 2017 4:00 pm

The intestine has a high rate of cellular regeneration due to the wear and tear originated by its function degrading and absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. The entire cell wall is renewed once...
FDA Approves Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for Adult and Pediatric Patients with Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (cHL) Refractory to Treatment, or Who Have Relapsed After Three or More Prior Lines of Therapy
Mar 20, 2017 12:00 am

PDFPrint KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KE...
How Breast Cancer Metastasizes to the Brain
Mar 18, 2017 12:00 pm

Cancer is most deadly when it spreads from the part of the body where it formed to another part, metastasis. Breast cancer patients are killed not because of breast cancer recurrence, but because it m...
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Cancer Therapy (60)
Analyzing the Genetic Background to T Cell Exhaustion
Mar 22, 2017 6:00 pm

One reason we survive into adulthood is that cell-killing T cells usually recognize and eliminate cancerous or pathogen-infected cells. But prolonged overactivity of immune cells summoned to a tumo...
The Food Supplement That Could Treat Parkinson's disease
Mar 20, 2017 3:00 pm

People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson’s disease could potentially benefit from taking a medication used to treat certain forms of cancer, according to new research by University of ...
How Breast Cancer Metastasizes to the Brain
Mar 18, 2017 12:00 pm

Cancer is most deadly when it spreads from the part of the body where it formed to another part, metastasis. Breast cancer patients are killed not because of breast cancer recurrence, but because it m...
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Cardiology (14)
How a New Study Could Save Thousands of Lives?
Mar 22, 2017 9:00 am

Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes. The gene, called CDH2, causes arrhythmogenic right ...
Preventing Heart Damage Post a Heart Attack
Mar 18, 2017 11:00 am

Scientists identified a protein that enables cardiac cells to stand up to heart disease by helping them recuperate following a heart attack. The protein is ATF6, and it is not unique to the heart; in ...
Tissue Healing Response Following A Heart Attack
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 pm

In the weeks following a heart attack, the injured heart wall acquires more collagen fibers that are significantly less stiff due to a lack of fiber crosslinks, according to a new study by a Universit...
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Cell Biology (150)
Light Offers Scientists New Options To control the Cell
Mar 22, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new method of controlling biology at the cellular level using light. The tool -- called a photocleavable protein -- breaks into two...
How to Stop mobile genes from Jumping to New Regions in the Genome
Mar 21, 2017 3:00 pm

A team of Hokkaido University researchers has discovered a hitherto-unknown mechanism that detains transposable elements or "mobile genes" -- which can move and insert into new positions ...
A forgotten Protein Helps in Gaining More Understanding of DNA repair Machinery
Mar 21, 2017 12:00 pm

In basic science, one often starts a new research project by trying to reproduce, confirm and build upon what others have shown before. This was exactly what a young team of scientists did, led by ...
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Cell Signaling (28)
New Marker To Fish Out HIV in its Hideouts
Mar 22, 2017 7:00 pm

French researchers have identified a marker that makes it possible to differentiate “dormant” HIV-infected cells from healthy cells. This discovery will make it possible to isolate and ana...
A forgotten Protein Helps in Gaining More Understanding of DNA repair Machinery
Mar 21, 2017 12:00 pm

In basic science, one often starts a new research project by trying to reproduce, confirm and build upon what others have shown before. This was exactly what a young team of scientists did, led by ...
Finding a New Puzzle Piece of Brain Circuits Work
Mar 20, 2017 2:00 pm

The discovery of a new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other to regulate our learning and long-term memory could have major benefits to understanding how...
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Clinical Trials (14)
Analyzing the Genetic Background to T Cell Exhaustion
Mar 22, 2017 6:00 pm

One reason we survive into adulthood is that cell-killing T cells usually recognize and eliminate cancerous or pathogen-infected cells. But prolonged overactivity of immune cells summoned to a tumo...
First Molecule to Show Protecting Effects Against Zika Virus
Mar 22, 2017 2:00 pm

A molecule naturally produced by the immune system protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has found. Administering the molecule, called 25-hydroxy...
Light Offers Scientists New Options To control the Cell
Mar 22, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new method of controlling biology at the cellular level using light. The tool -- called a photocleavable protein -- breaks into two...
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Dentistry (3)
Neanderthals Teeth Provide More Insight into their Life
Mar 12, 2017 9:00 am

Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals -- our nearest extinct relative -- has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use o...
Researchers Discover the Ability of a New Drug in Regenerating Teeth Dentinev
Jan 14, 2017 12:00 pm

Researchers have identified a drug that can regenerate teeth from the inside out, possibly reducing the need for artificial fillings. The drug was previously used in Alzheimer’s clinical trials...
Scientists Develop World-First Dental Vaccine
Dec 20, 2016 8:13 pm

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published ...
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Dermatology (5)
Linking Acne With a Rare Genetic Disease
Mar 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Dowling-Degos disease is a hereditary pigmentation disorder that generally progresses harmlessly. However, some of those affected also develop severe skin inflammation. An international team of resear...
The Role Of HIF1a In Spreading Melanoma
Feb 22, 2017 1:00 pm

Cancerous tumors are voracious. Once they have consumed all the oxygen and nutrients in the original tumor site, the cancer cells travel to other parts of the body (metastasize) to find more nourishme...
The Potential Role For Probiotics In Treatment Of Atopic Dermatitis
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 pm

Evidence supporting a key role for an altered gut microbiome in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) would suggest that the use of probiotics or prebiotics to correct microbial imbalances in t...
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Developmental Biology (9)
First Molecule to Show Protecting Effects Against Zika Virus
Mar 22, 2017 2:00 pm

A molecule naturally produced by the immune system protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has found. Administering the molecule, called 25-hydroxy...
How Prenatal Life Has a Say in Enlarged prostate Development later in life?
Mar 19, 2017 7:00 pm

New research from Michigan State University indicates that embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby's gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate, or BPH, in men later in life. ...
In-Vitro Assembly of Embryo For the First Time
Mar 7, 2017 1:00 pm

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have managed to create a structure resembling a mouse embryo in culture, using two types of stem cells - the body's 'master cells' - and a 3D scaf...
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Diabetes (28)
A Phytochemical In Broccoli Sprouts Ameliorates Obesity And Insulin Resistance
Mar 12, 2017 2:00 pm

Sulforaphane*1, a phytochemical contained in broccoli sprouts at relatively high concentrations, has been known to exert effects of cancer prevention by activating a transcription factor, Nrf2 (nuclea...
Role of Exosomes from Fat Cells in Preventing Diabetes
Feb 22, 2017 11:00 am

Losing weight appears to reset the chemical messages that fat cells send to other parts of the body that otherwise would encourage the development of Type 2 diabetes, substantially reducing the risk o...
Link Between Glucose deprivation and Demantia
Feb 17, 2017 9:00 am

One of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease is a decline in glucose levels in the brain. It appears in the early stages of mild cognitive impairment—before symptoms of memory problems b...
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Diseases (530)
How Prenatal Life Has a Say in Enlarged prostate Development later in life?
Mar 19, 2017 7:00 pm

New research from Michigan State University indicates that embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby's gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate, or BPH, in men later in life. ...
Leishmaniasis Vaccine Found in Flies
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Leishmaniasis, caused by the bite of a sand fly carrying a Leishmania parasite, infects around a million people a year around the world. Now, making progress toward a vaccine against the parasitic dis...
Using Red Blood Cells to Prevent ِAutoimune Diseases
Mar 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Using red blood cells modified to carry disease-specific antigens, scientists in the laboratories of Hidde Ploegh (former Whitehead Member, currently Boston Children's Hospital) and Harvey Lodish ...
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Endocrinology (5)
How Prenatal Life Has a Say in Enlarged prostate Development later in life?
Mar 19, 2017 7:00 pm

New research from Michigan State University indicates that embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby's gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate, or BPH, in men later in life. ...
New Role for Hormones in Differentiating Between the Sexes
Mar 7, 2017 11:00 am

The brown anole, a prolific lizard native to Cuba and the Bahamas and now commonly found in many tropical and subtropical regions, is providing new clues to how genetics and hormones work together to ...
New Link Discovered Between Tumors and Immune Diseases
Mar 6, 2017 9:00 pm

Six years ago, researchers from Kobe University discovered a new condition caused by an autoimmune reaction against PIT-1, a pituitary-specific transcription factor that is primarily involved in produ...
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Epigenetics (11)
Cancer epigenetics: Reading the future of leukaemia
Mar 13, 2017 11:00 am

The identification of the regulatory protein ENL as essential to an aggressive form of leukaemia provides insight into transcriptional regulation and highlights potential aven...
Non-coding RNA: More uses for genomic junk
Mar 13, 2017 10:00 am

It emerges that nascent non-coding RNAs transcribed from regulatory DNA sequences called enhancers bind to the enzyme CBP to promote its activity locally. In turn, the activities of CBP stimulate furt...
Link Between an Epigenetic Enzyme Deficiency and Crohn's Disease
Mar 8, 2017 10:00 am

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found how a variant in an important epigenetic enzyme -- previously associated by population-based genetic studies with Crohn's disease and...
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Evolution (19)
Redifining Species Based on the Two Genomes in Cells
Mar 20, 2017 9:00 pm

What is a species? Biologists -- and ornithologists in particular -- have been debating the best definition for a very long time. A new commentary published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances propose...
Life Might Be Older Than Ever Thought
Mar 20, 2017 11:00 am

Scientists at the Swedish Museum of Natural History have found fossils of 1.6 billion-year-old probable red algae. The spectacular finds, publishing on 14 March in the open access journal PLOS Biology...
miRNA beats Predictions Regarding its Stablity
Mar 12, 2017 6:00 pm

They have found the molecules in the well-known glacier mummy "Ötzi." A number of facts have been scientifically proven about the glacier mummy, known as "the Iceman" or "...
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A New Strategy To Beat Antibiotic Resistance
Mar 12, 2017 3:00 pm

There has been much recent talk about how to target the rising tide of antibiotic resistance across the world, one of the biggest threats to global health today. While there is no doubting the size...
Neanderthals Teeth Provide More Insight into their Life
Mar 12, 2017 9:00 am

Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals -- our nearest extinct relative -- has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use o...
Bacteria Sleep to Become More Resistant
Feb 17, 2017 5:00 pm

Antibiotic resistance is a major and growing problem worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, and ne...
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Why the Immune System Doesn't Attack The Gut Microflora
Mar 22, 2017 5:00 pm

In order to maintain the microflora in the gut, the immune system must be taught to tolerate foreign bacteria. LMU researches have now shown how immune surveillance cells are educated to perform this ...
The Secret for The High Intestinal Regeneration Power Found
Mar 20, 2017 4:00 pm

The intestine has a high rate of cellular regeneration due to the wear and tear originated by its function degrading and absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. The entire cell wall is renewed once...
The Food Supplement That Could Treat Parkinson's disease
Mar 20, 2017 3:00 pm

People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson’s disease could potentially benefit from taking a medication used to treat certain forms of cancer, according to new research by University of ...
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Gene Therapy (10)
Analyzing the Genetic Background to T Cell Exhaustion
Mar 22, 2017 6:00 pm

One reason we survive into adulthood is that cell-killing T cells usually recognize and eliminate cancerous or pathogen-infected cells. But prolonged overactivity of immune cells summoned to a tumo...
Using Gene Therapy to Treat Parkinson's
Mar 7, 2017 10:00 am

A genetic 'switch' has been discovered by MRC researchers at the University of Leicester which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. In a paper published i...
A single Mutation May Enhance Immunity Against Flavivirus
Mar 5, 2017 6:00 pm

A mutation that impacts changes in the shape of an essential viral protein may influence the infectivity of West Nile and other viruses in the flavivirus family, according to a new study in PLOS Patho...
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Importance of Rare Microbes on Environment
Mar 22, 2017 3:00 pm

New work published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology suggests that bacteria present at very small levels in the environment actually make a vital contribution to the health and stability of...
Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals UAE Human Genome Project at ‘Arab Health 2017’ in Dubai
Mar 16, 2017 6:00 pm

The Ministry of Health and Prevention has unveiled the UAE Human Genome Project during the ‘Arab Health 2017’ conference in Dubai in a bid to harness the power of genetic science and ad...
Treating Asthma by Removing its Cause from the Blood
Mar 11, 2017 10:00 am

Allergies are the commonest cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE). Together with t...
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How a New Study Could Save Thousands of Lives?
Mar 22, 2017 9:00 am

Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes. The gene, called CDH2, causes arrhythmogenic right ...
Linking Acne With a Rare Genetic Disease
Mar 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Dowling-Degos disease is a hereditary pigmentation disorder that generally progresses harmlessly. However, some of those affected also develop severe skin inflammation. An international team of resear...
Brain Abnormality Linked to Mirror Movement Disorder
Mar 9, 2017 3:00 pm

A condition forcing people to involuntarily mirror movements in opposing limbs has been linked to a common developmental brain disorder. Scientists from The University of Queensland collaborated wi...
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Analyzing the Genetic Background to T Cell Exhaustion
Mar 22, 2017 6:00 pm

One reason we survive into adulthood is that cell-killing T cells usually recognize and eliminate cancerous or pathogen-infected cells. But prolonged overactivity of immune cells summoned to a tumo...
The Gene That Could Make Our Brains Older
Mar 22, 2017 11:00 am

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that greatly impacts normal brain aging, starting at around age 65, and may modify the risk for neurod...
Redifining Species Based on the Two Genomes in Cells
Mar 20, 2017 9:00 pm

What is a species? Biologists -- and ornithologists in particular -- have been debating the best definition for a very long time. A new commentary published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances propose...
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Genome & Genomics (60)
How to Stop mobile genes from Jumping to New Regions in the Genome
Mar 21, 2017 3:00 pm

A team of Hokkaido University researchers has discovered a hitherto-unknown mechanism that detains transposable elements or "mobile genes" -- which can move and insert into new positions ...
A forgotten Protein Helps in Gaining More Understanding of DNA repair Machinery
Mar 21, 2017 12:00 pm

In basic science, one often starts a new research project by trying to reproduce, confirm and build upon what others have shown before. This was exactly what a young team of scientists did, led by ...
Redifining Species Based on the Two Genomes in Cells
Mar 20, 2017 9:00 pm

What is a species? Biologists -- and ornithologists in particular -- have been debating the best definition for a very long time. A new commentary published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances propose...
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Gynecology (5)
Ovarian Hormones Stimulate Breast Stem Cells During Pregnancy
Feb 28, 2017 1:00 pm

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have used advanced cellular, bioinformatics and imaging technology to reveal a long-lived type of stem cell in the breast that is responsible for the growth...
Analyzing Genes Copies to Find New Cancer Treatments
Feb 18, 2017 3:00 pm

A team of 18 University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers has developed a new tool to analyze an often overlooked aspect of cancer genetics—an alter...
Prenatal Care Leads to Stronger Muscles For Bewborn Babies
Feb 9, 2017 8:00 am

Born too soon, she weighed just over 1 pound at birth and spent the first three months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit, fighting to live. This tiny baby survived under the care of s...
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Hematology (14)
FDA Approves Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for Adult and Pediatric Patients with Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (cHL) Refractory to Treatment, or Who Have Relapsed After Three or More Prior Lines of Therapy
Mar 20, 2017 12:00 am

PDFPrint KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KE...
Using Red Blood Cells to Prevent ِAutoimune Diseases
Mar 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Using red blood cells modified to carry disease-specific antigens, scientists in the laboratories of Hidde Ploegh (former Whitehead Member, currently Boston Children's Hospital) and Harvey Lodish ...
Promoting Cancer Spread By Reprogrammed Blood Vessels
Mar 11, 2017 3:15 pm

Blood vessels play a critical role in the growth and spread of cancer. The cells lining the inner wall of blood vessels (endothelial cells) and cancer cells are in close contact to each other and mutu...
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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 operati...
New Collaboration to Improve Disease Diagnosis and Personalized Medicine
Mar 1, 2017 3:00 pm

Bayer has entered into an agreement with Leica Biosystems to collaborate on the development of companion diagnostic tests based on tissue samples using RNAscope® (a multiplex nucleic acid hybridiz...
mTOR as the main cause for Granuloma
Feb 15, 2017 11:00 am

Granulomas are tissue nodules of immune cells that occur in diseases such as tuberculosis and sarcoidosis and can damage many organs. For the first time, a team of researchers at the Center for Pat...
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Immunology (133)
New Marker To Fish Out HIV in its Hideouts
Mar 22, 2017 7:00 pm

French researchers have identified a marker that makes it possible to differentiate “dormant” HIV-infected cells from healthy cells. This discovery will make it possible to isolate and ana...
Analyzing the Genetic Background to T Cell Exhaustion
Mar 22, 2017 6:00 pm

One reason we survive into adulthood is that cell-killing T cells usually recognize and eliminate cancerous or pathogen-infected cells. But prolonged overactivity of immune cells summoned to a tumo...
Why the Immune System Doesn't Attack The Gut Microflora
Mar 22, 2017 5:00 pm

In order to maintain the microflora in the gut, the immune system must be taught to tolerate foreign bacteria. LMU researches have now shown how immune surveillance cells are educated to perform this ...
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New Method to Provide First-Line Drug Against Malaria
Mar 22, 2017 9:00 pm

Researchers at Cardiff University have devised a new way of creating a drug commonly used as the first line of defence against malaria around the world. Artemisinin is a drug recomme...
First Molecule to Show Protecting Effects Against Zika Virus
Mar 22, 2017 2:00 pm

A molecule naturally produced by the immune system protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has found. Administering the molecule, called 25-hydroxy...
Why is There No Vaccine Against HCV?
Mar 22, 2017 12:00 pm

Unlike its viral cousins hepatitis A and B, hepatitis C virus (HCV) has eluded the development of a vaccine and infected more than 170 million people worldwide. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins Me...
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Infertility (4)
Study Reveal a Potential Way to Protect Female Fertility from Chemotherapy Drugs
Feb 12, 2017 3:00 pm

A naturally occurring hormone that plays an important role in fetal development may be the basis for a new type of reversible contraceptive that can protect ovaries from the damage caused by chemot...
Facts About Kisspeptin; Love Hormon
Jan 30, 2017 8:00 am

TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a way to boost the activity of a hormone linked to love and sex, British researchers report. The naturally occurring hormone is called kisspe...
Men Don't Know About Risks to Fertility, Survey Finds
Jan 5, 2017 8:00 pm

Many men don't know about risk factors that can lead to infertility, a new study reveals In a survey, Canadian men could identify only about half of the activities and medical conditions that can ...
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Microbiology (62)
Chance Influence Bacteria Populations in the Guts
Mar 6, 2017 2:00 pm

Within the human digestive tract, there are trillions of bacteria, and these communities contain hundreds or even thousands of species. The makeup of those populations can vary greatly from one person...
Viral Protein Enables Photosynthesis in Bacteria
Feb 28, 2017 3:00 pm

Viruses propagate by infecting a host cell and reproducing inside. This not only affects humans and animals, but bacteria as well. This type of virus is called bacteriophage. They carry so called auxi...
Salmonella Becomes More Virulent Through Lossing Genes
Feb 22, 2017 9:00 am

Salmonella infections are typically the culprit behind food poisoning outbreaks, but in sub-Saharan Africa, they often cause drug-resistant, deadly bloodstream infections and meningitis. A study in mi...
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Light Offers Scientists New Options To control the Cell
Mar 22, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new method of controlling biology at the cellular level using light. The tool -- called a photocleavable protein -- breaks into two...
How One Bacteria Hijack Another
Mar 19, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have investigated how a specific, pathogenic strain of Escherichia coli, EC869, can destroy other bacteria nearby. An EC869 infection can cause diarrhea or hemorrhagic ...
New Algorithm That Could Save Bone Marrow Transplant Patients
Mar 18, 2017 9:00 pm

Researchers at Mount Sinai Health System have discovered a way to predict whether blood cancer patients who received a bone marrow transplant will develop graft-versus-host disease, a common and of...
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Designing Pain Therapies According to Patient's Sex
Mar 11, 2017 11:00 am

A female brain's resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to males, according to a recent study by Georgia State University researchers. The study, ...
Burning Up Fat In Liver To Treat Fatty Liver Disease And Type 2 Diabetes
Mar 9, 2017 8:00 pm

Researchers in Sweden are planning the clinical trial of a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes which harnesses liver cells' own ability to burn accumulated fats....
A new RNA-based Technique Could Help In Therapeutic Antibodies Developement
Mar 9, 2017 7:00 pm

Using antibodies to treat disease has been one of the great success stories of early 21st-century medicine. Already five of the ten top-selling pharmaceuticals in the United States are antibody produc...
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Mycology (1)
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 (5)
How Nanotechnlogy was used for Stem Cell Culture
Mar 19, 2017 9:00 am

A team of researchers in Japan has developed a new platform for culturing human pluripotent stem cells that provides far more control of culture conditions than previous tools by using micro and na...
Creating Molecules That Collects Solar Power Without Solar Panels
Mar 12, 2017 10:00 am

An international team of scientists led by Liang-shi Li at Indiana University has achieved a new milestone in the quest to recycle carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere into carbon-neutral fuels an...
Improving CRISPR Technology Using Nanoparticles
Feb 27, 2017 1:00 pm

The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system has made a tremendous impact in the years since it's development. Scientists have worked to improve the system since it was created, and to test it's appl...
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Neurology (255)
First Molecule to Show Protecting Effects Against Zika Virus
Mar 22, 2017 2:00 pm

A molecule naturally produced by the immune system protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has found. Administering the molecule, called 25-hydroxy...
The Gene That Could Make Our Brains Older
Mar 22, 2017 11:00 am

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that greatly impacts normal brain aging, starting at around age 65, and may modify the risk for neurod...
Shining light Into a Key Protein for Fighting Blindness
Mar 21, 2017 10:00 am

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper vision. Their research helps explain why mutations ...
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Could Anorexia Nervosa Really Be Caused by Genetic Defects.
Mar 18, 2017 3:00 pm

An international research team, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first cellular model of anorexia nervosa (AN), reprogramming induced pluripo...
Understanding the Contradicting Effects of Soybeans on Breast Cancer
Mar 16, 2017 9:00 am

Scientists at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have investigated the relationship between soy consumption and breast cancer in animal models, finding a mixed bag of effects. In rodents,...
A Phytochemical In Broccoli Sprouts Ameliorates Obesity And Insulin Resistance
Mar 12, 2017 2:00 pm

Sulforaphane*1, a phytochemical contained in broccoli sprouts at relatively high concentrations, has been known to exert effects of cancer prevention by activating a transcription factor, Nrf2 (nuclea...
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A Phytochemical In Broccoli Sprouts Ameliorates Obesity And Insulin Resistance
Mar 12, 2017 2:00 pm

Sulforaphane*1, a phytochemical contained in broccoli sprouts at relatively high concentrations, has been known to exert effects of cancer prevention by activating a transcription factor, Nrf2 (nuclea...
Discovering How Obesity Stops Guardian Immune Cells
Mar 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Scientists have uncovered the physiological mechanics underlying inflammation and obesity by tracking the actions of ‘guardian immune cells’ in response to changes in diet. They believe...
How Serotonin Affects Fat Burning
Mar 2, 2017 5:00 pm

A research team led by Scripps Research Institute scientist Dr. Supriya Srinivasan has identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Previous studies had shown that ser...
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The Danger of Unauthorized Stem Cell Therapy
Mar 21, 2017 5:00 pm

Three women suffered severe, permanent eye damage after stem cells were injected into their eyes, in an unproven treatment at a loosely regulated clinic in Florida, doctors reported in an article publ...
Shining light Into a Key Protein for Fighting Blindness
Mar 21, 2017 10:00 am

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper vision. Their research helps explain why mutations ...
Why Zebrafish Don't Suffer from Blindness
Mar 18, 2017 7:00 pm

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, have discovered that in zebrafish, decreased levels of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) cue the retina, the light-sensi...
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New Noninvasive Preimplantation Genetic Screening
Feb 19, 2017 9:00 am

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it is extending its collaboration with the Centre for Human Genetics of the University of Leuven and the University Hospital of Leuven in Belgi...
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Fighting MRSA Using Silver Ion-coated Medical Devices
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are caused by a type of staph bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. The rise of M...
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Researchers Develop a New Test That Can Identify Hearing Deficits Can not be Detected with Traditional Means
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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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New Method to Provide First-Line Drug Against Malaria
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Researchers at Cardiff University have devised a new way of creating a drug commonly used as the first line of defence against malaria around the world. Artemisinin is a drug recomme...
Leishmaniasis Vaccine Found in Flies
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Leishmaniasis, caused by the bite of a sand fly carrying a Leishmania parasite, infects around a million people a year around the world. Now, making progress toward a vaccine against the parasitic dis...
More Insight About T Cell Maturation Using A new Genomic Technology
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Scientists have revealed for the first time how immature mouse immune cells, called T cells, choose which type of skills they will develop to fight malaria infection. Reported today in Science Immunol...
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New Treatment For Rare Blood Disorder Using Stem Cell Derived Cells
Feb 23, 2017 11:00 am

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital's Stem Cell Research Program were able, for the first time, to use patients' own cells to create cells similar to those in bone marrow, and then u...
Importance of Gut bacteria for Lung Defense in Newborns
Feb 20, 2017 11:00 am

Doctors have long understood that antibiotics that protect infants from infection also can disrupt the normal growth of their gut bacteria. However, a new study reveals that the consequences of rou...
Vitamin E Deficiency Increases Risk of Miscarriages
Feb 16, 2017 11:00 am

Researchers for the first time have explained how deficient levels of vitamin E can cause neurologic damage to an embryo, failure to normally develop and ultimately death – a process that in wom...
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How Paracetamol Causes Liver Damage
Feb 16, 2017 6:30 pm

Scientists have shed new light on how the common painkiller paracetamol causes liver damage. Their findings may offer valuable insights into poisoning caused by an excess dose, which can be difficult...
Addiction Treatment Dose Determined by Genetic Variants
Feb 4, 2017 8:00 am

Yale researchers have discovered a genetic variant that may assist in personalizing treatment of opioid addiction. The results of their genome-wide association study were published Jan. 24 in the jou...
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Light Offers Scientists New Options To control the Cell
Mar 22, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new method of controlling biology at the cellular level using light. The tool -- called a photocleavable protein -- breaks into two...
Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Core Informatics, Provider of Leading Cloud-Based Scientific Data Platforms
Mar 20, 2017 12:00 am

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has acquired Core Informatics, which provides a leading cloud-based platform supporting scientific data mana...
Illumina Announces the iHope Network, an Expansion of Its iHope Philanthropic Clinical Whole Genome Sequencing Program
Mar 20, 2017 12:00 am

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced the launch of the iHope Network, a consortium of member institutions who have committed to providing clinical whole genome sequencing (cWGS) to underserved...
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New Study Helps for Better Understanding of Photosynthesis
Mar 16, 2017 1:00 pm

Terry Bricker, Moreland Family Professor in the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Biological Sciences, and colleagues at Palacký University in the Czech Republic and at the Univers...
World-first Synthetic Receptor Mimics How Cells Communicate With Their Environment
Mar 12, 2017 12:00 pm

Researchers from the University of Bristol have found a way to mimic the way cells in living organisms 'talk' to the world around them by creating a world-first synthetic receptor which can re...
Scientists Identify Protein In Worm Virus That Could Help Fight Infectious Disease
Mar 12, 2017 11:00 am

A protein unlike any other appears to be partially responsible for upsetting the stomachs of the most common animal on the planet. Results of a Rice University study of the Orsay virus unique to ne...
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Psychology (24)
Scientist Find Out How to Improve Symptoms of Autism
Mar 19, 2017 5:00 pm

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have gained new insight into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribute to impaired sociability in some forms of Autism...
Why Contagious Itch is an Involuntary Behaviour
Mar 18, 2017 5:00 pm

Some behaviors — yawning and scratching, for example —  are socially contagious, meaning if one person does it, others are likely to follow suit. Now, researchers at Washington Univer...
Could Anorexia Nervosa Really Be Caused by Genetic Defects.
Mar 18, 2017 3:00 pm

An international research team, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first cellular model of anorexia nervosa (AN), reprogramming induced pluripo...
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Treating Asthma by Removing its Cause from the Blood
Mar 11, 2017 10:00 am

Allergies are the commonest cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE). Together with t...
Ants help Scientists to Find antibiotic That Beats MRSA
Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm

A new antibiotic, produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant, is very potent against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' like MRSA according to scientists. Researchers at the Unive...
Researchers Describe How Air Pollution Cause Allergic Reactions
Dec 26, 2016 11:00 am

Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan, have pinpointed specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. These findin...
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Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy (6)
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...
Discovering Key Regulators Of Bone-building Cells
Feb 22, 2017 9:00 pm

The prospect of regenerating bone lost to cancer or trauma is a step closer to the clinic as University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have identified two proteins found in bone marrow as key regulat...
Fighting MRSA Using Silver Ion-coated Medical Devices
Feb 20, 2017 5:00 pm

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are caused by a type of staph bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. The rise of M...
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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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Stem Cells & Cancer Stem Cells (96)
The Danger of Unauthorized Stem Cell Therapy
Mar 21, 2017 5:00 pm

Three women suffered severe, permanent eye damage after stem cells were injected into their eyes, in an unproven treatment at a loosely regulated clinic in Florida, doctors reported in an article publ...
The Secret for The High Intestinal Regeneration Power Found
Mar 20, 2017 4:00 pm

The intestine has a high rate of cellular regeneration due to the wear and tear originated by its function degrading and absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. The entire cell wall is renewed once...
How Stem Cells are Controlled from Distance
Mar 19, 2017 11:00 am

Scientists study the germline of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans to identify the mechanisms that control stem cell proliferation and homeostasis, as well as to advance our molecular understanding...
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Toxicology (3)
How Paracetamol Causes Liver Damage
Feb 16, 2017 6:30 pm

Scientists have shed new light on how the common painkiller paracetamol causes liver damage. Their findings may offer valuable insights into poisoning caused by an excess dose, which can be difficult...
Highly Fluorinated Chemicals Is Contained In Fast Food Packaging
Feb 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Many Americans, with the start of the New Year, will resolve to cut back on fast food to avoid an overload of fat and calories. Yet, there is another reason to resist the temptation to indulge in f...
Studies Reveal Effects of Hazardous Chemicals in the Environment on Pregnant Women and Fetus Health
Jan 1, 1900 12:00 am

Each day, we are exposed to an array of chemicals lurking in the foods we eat and the common products we use. Pregnant women and their developing offspring are particularly at risk for the adverse hea...
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Urology (1)
Smoking During Pregnancy May Compromise Children's Kidney Function
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In a new study, young children showed signs of kidney damage if their mothers smoked while pregnant. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of ...
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Vaccines (15)
Leishmaniasis Vaccine Found in Flies
Mar 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Leishmaniasis, caused by the bite of a sand fly carrying a Leishmania parasite, infects around a million people a year around the world. Now, making progress toward a vaccine against the parasitic dis...
Using Viruses to Prevent Bacterial Infection
Mar 6, 2017 7:00 pm

Oral administration of a cocktail of three viruses, all of which specifically kill cholera bacteria, prevents infection and cholera-like symptoms in animal model experiments, report scientists from...
Modified mRNA Vaccine to Fight Zika Virus
Mar 6, 2017 10:00 am

Vaccine developers have successfully protected mice against Zika by injecting synthetic messenger RNA that encodes for virus proteins into the animals. The cells of the mice then build parts of the vi...
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Virology (30)
New Marker To Fish Out HIV in its Hideouts
Mar 22, 2017 7:00 pm

French researchers have identified a marker that makes it possible to differentiate “dormant” HIV-infected cells from healthy cells. This discovery will make it possible to isolate and ana...
First Molecule to Show Protecting Effects Against Zika Virus
Mar 22, 2017 2:00 pm

A molecule naturally produced by the immune system protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has found. Administering the molecule, called 25-hydroxy...
Why is There No Vaccine Against HCV?
Mar 22, 2017 12:00 pm

Unlike its viral cousins hepatitis A and B, hepatitis C virus (HCV) has eluded the development of a vaccine and infected more than 170 million people worldwide. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins Me...
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