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Aging (36)
Source of cell-specific change in Alzheimer's disease
Jul 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Researchers led by Arizona State University (ASU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified altered expression of a gene called ANK1, which only recently has been associ...
The Power of Brain’s Stem Cells In Delaying Aging Signs!
Jul 27, 2017 2:00 pm

Brain’s stem cells slow ageing in miceStem cells in the brain could be the key to extending life and slowing ageing. These cells — which are located in the hypothalamus, a region that prod...
New Study Offers Hope To All Women Suffering from Hot Flashs
Jul 14, 2017 5:00 pm

Basic science may not always attract a lot of attention or funding, but it can lead to important conclusions with major impacts on many people. The work of Dr. Naomi Rance is one example. While she is...
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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 (118)
Bacteria in Meat Found to Promote Colon Cancer Growth!
Jul 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Most colon cancers may be caused by infections with bacteria that are normally found in cows. For decades we have known that Streptococcus gallolyticus gallolyticus (SGG) is sometimes found in colon t...
Nanoparticles Join the Fight Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Jul 26, 2017 2:00 pm

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, especially among a type of bacteria that are classified as "Gram-negative." These bacteria have two cell membranes, making it more difficult for d...
Diabetes Affects Even Mouth Bacteria!
Jul 25, 2017 3:01 pm

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity. The research, published in the jour...
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Bioinformatics (88)
Scientists develop imaging method for measuring glutathione in real time
Jul 26, 2017 8:00 pm

Glutathione is the most abundant natural antioxidant in cells. It protects them from damage and regulates a number of important functions, including cell proliferation and death, the synthesis of the ...
Eat more chicken: Scientists hone in on genetics behind chicken weight adaptation
Jul 26, 2017 6:00 pm

Prized for their plumpness, poultry farmers have made incredible gains through agricultural breeding programs to maximize chicken size and weight to benefit worldwide consumption, where demand continu...
Parasitic worms may lead to agricultural stem cell breakthrough
Jul 26, 2017 10:30 am

The plant parasitic nematode is an agricultural pest that has no fundamental countermeasures and requires the development of resistant plant varieties or pesticides. This parasitic pest creates a nest...
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Biopharmaceuticals (25)
A Single Shot Provids Control Over Blood Glucose For a Week
Jul 26, 2017 11:00 am

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a technology that might provide weeks of glucose control for diabetes with a single injection, which would be a dramatic improvement over current t...
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...
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Biotechnology (175)
Inventing Self-Destructive Materials With Great Potentials!
Jul 25, 2017 5:00 pm

Materials that assemble themselves and then simply disappear at the end of their lifetime are quite common in nature. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now successfully deve...
Single Compound Boost Bioassays' Sensitivity by a Thousand Times
Jul 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Scientists at the University of Washington have discovered a simple way to raise the accuracy of diagnostic tests for medicine and common assays for laboratory research. By adding polydopamine—a...
How Safe Are Biopesticides?
Jul 24, 2017 3:00 pm

Researchers at the University of Exeter published an impassioned defense of the biopesticide Bacillus thuringiensis, refuting a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that the bacterium c...
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Cancer (585)
Bacteria in Meat Found to Promote Colon Cancer Growth!
Jul 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Most colon cancers may be caused by infections with bacteria that are normally found in cows. For decades we have known that Streptococcus gallolyticus gallolyticus (SGG) is sometimes found in colon t...
COX-2 inhibitors may reverse IDO1-mediated immunosuppression in some cancers
Jul 25, 2017 2:00 pm

In preclinical studies, tumors that consitutively expressed the protein indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) responded to the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor celecoxib (Celebrex) and had improved inf...
Reinforcing T-cells Against Cancer Cells
Jul 25, 2017 1:00 pm

Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center have discovered a new role for the enzyme, histone deacetylase 11 (HDAC11), in the regulation of T-cell function. T-cells can infi...
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Cancer Therapy (157)
COX-2 inhibitors may reverse IDO1-mediated immunosuppression in some cancers
Jul 25, 2017 2:00 pm

In preclinical studies, tumors that consitutively expressed the protein indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) responded to the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor celecoxib (Celebrex) and had improved inf...
Reinforcing T-cells Against Cancer Cells
Jul 25, 2017 1:00 pm

Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center have discovered a new role for the enzyme, histone deacetylase 11 (HDAC11), in the regulation of T-cell function. T-cells can infi...
CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy on the Cusp of FDA Approval
Jul 25, 2017 10:30 am

A cutting-edge therapy that uses a person’s own immune cells to kill cancer just received a historic vote of confidence from the US Food and Drug advisory committee. Indeed, after reviewing prom...
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Cardiology (59)
First Soft Artificial Heart Shows Great Potentials!
Jul 27, 2017 11:00 am

It looks like a real heart. And this is the goal of the first entirely soft artificial heart: to mimic its natural model as closely as possible. The silicone heart has been developed by Nicholas Cohrs...
What Happens When The Heart Stop Pumping Oxygen?
Jul 26, 2017 10:00 am

For the ten percent of people who survive cardiac arrest, long-term sensory problems are inevitable. That is, unless scientists can come up with a way to revive damaged brain cells. As opposed to...
Heart health: A sodium surprise
Jul 23, 2017 2:00 pm

Irregular heartbeat -- or arrhythmia -- can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue...
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Cell Biology (282)
New model for the origin of grid cells
Jul 26, 2017 2:00 pm

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich neurobiologists present a new theory for the origin of the grid cells required for spatial orientation in the mammalian brain, which assigns a vital role to the ...
Unexpected Role of Neuronal Receptor in Sexual Reproduction!
Jul 26, 2017 1:00 pm

For many years biologists have wondered why plants have so many genes coding for proteins that are known to be essential for the nervous system of animals, called glutamate receptors. Now, researchers...
Nanobodies Open Gates for Antibodies Into Cells!
Jul 25, 2017 10:00 am

Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich and the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) have managed to introduce tiny antibodies...
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Cell Signaling (52)
How Cancer Cells Cooperate To Resist Drugs?
Jul 24, 2017 11:00 am

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that cancer cells appear to communicate to other cancer cells, activating an internal mechanism that boosts resistance to co...
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...
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Clinical Trials (73)
Getting Clues on Babies' Brains From Diapers!
Jul 23, 2017 5:00 pm

If you're the parent of an infant, diaper duty probably isn't your favorite part of the day. But you dutifully check the contents of each one because your pediatrician told you that color and ...
Another Reason That Might Make You Eat More Yogurt!
Jul 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Yogurt is more than an excellent source of protein, calcium, and gut-healthy probiotic bacteria. A protein isolated from probiotic lactobacillus bacteria in yogurt is capable of inhibiting drug-resist...
First Use of Long-Read Genome Sequencing In Clinic
Jul 17, 2017 10:00 am

When Ricky Ramon was 7, he went for a routine checkup. The pediatrician, who lingered over his heartbeat, sent him for a chest X-ray, which revealed a benign tumor in the top-left chamber of his heart...
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Dentistry (9)
Diabetes Affects Even Mouth Bacteria!
Jul 25, 2017 3:01 pm

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity. The research, published in the jour...
Solving One Of The Most Common Teeth Problems
Jun 29, 2017 9:00 am

While root canals are effective in saving a tooth that has become infected or decayed, this age-old procedure may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible to fracture over time. Now researchers a...
Who is to Blame in Causing Dental Plaque in Children?
Jun 26, 2017 10:00 am

Tooth decay doesn’t just affect adults, it also affects toddlers - a condition called early-childhood caries. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania showed that the fungus Candida albican...
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Dermatology (18)
How Some Skin Bacteria Contribute to Eczema Flare-ups?
Jul 17, 2017 2:00 pm

Particular strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria have been linked to skin irritation in children with eczema, suggesting that the microbes that live on our skin play a role in the disorder. Ecz...
How Hair Growth is Synchronized?
Jul 17, 2017 9:00 am

Hairs all over the body use the same two chemical signaling pathways to communicate with each other – a finding that might help us better understand baldness. Hair doesn’t constantly gr...
One Step Closer Towards Solving The Hair Losing Problem
Jul 11, 2017 3:01 pm

Stem cell researchers at the University of Calgary have found another piece of the puzzle behind what may contribute to hair loss and prevent wounds from healing normally. Jeff Biernaskie's res...
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Developmental Biology (84)
How Embryo Development Can Be Complicated Yet Simple!
Jul 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Mammalian development is a wonder of nature; it seems like an almost spontaneous process in which a high degree of organization is on display, driven by unknown forces. If an embryo gets cut in two, t...
In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient human
Jul 24, 2017 2:00 pm

In saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today. The resear...
How The Uterus Mirrors the Mother's World to The Fetus
Jul 13, 2017 9:00 am

A developing fetus bathes in a mixture of cellular secretions and proteins unique to its mother's uterus. Before fertilization, the pH of uterine fluid helps create a conducive environment for spe...
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Diabetes (59)
A Single Shot Provids Control Over Blood Glucose For a Week
Jul 26, 2017 11:00 am

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a technology that might provide weeks of glucose control for diabetes with a single injection, which would be a dramatic improvement over current t...
Diabetes Affects Even Mouth Bacteria!
Jul 25, 2017 3:01 pm

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity. The research, published in the jour...
Unexpected Role of a Common Cellular Protein in Insulin Production!
Jul 13, 2017 12:00 pm

A study published online in The FASEB Journal demonstrated that a protein complex (Gbeta5-RGS) commonly known for halting cellular functions may actually stimulate insulin secretion in pancreatic cell...
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Diseases (552)
Enzyme inhibitor to treat Gulf War illness symptoms
Jul 23, 2017 3:00 pm

At least 100,000 military veterans who served in the 1990-1991 Gulf War were exposed to chemical weapons, released into the air after the United States bombed an ammunition depot in Khamisiyah, Iraq. ...
A Key Finding Offers New Hope For Better Treatment of Tuberculosis
Jul 17, 2017 3:00 pm

A recent discovery by Cornell University researchers could lead to a new, effective treatment for persistent tuberculosis infections. Brian VanderVen, assistant professor of microbiology and immuno...
New clues found to common respiratory virus
Jul 3, 2017 11:00 am

By age 2, most children have been infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which usually causes only mild cold symptoms. But people with weakened immune systems, such as infants and the elderl...
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Endocrinology (17)
A Single Shot Provids Control Over Blood Glucose For a Week
Jul 26, 2017 11:00 am

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a technology that might provide weeks of glucose control for diabetes with a single injection, which would be a dramatic improvement over current t...
Insulin release is controlled by the amount of Epac2A at the secretory vesicles
Jul 11, 2017 2:01 pm

Specialized beta cells in the pancreas release the hormone insulin to control our blood glucose levels, and failure of this mechanism is central to the development of type-2 diabetes. How much and whe...
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...
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Epigenetics (37)
How The Uterus Mirrors the Mother's World to The Fetus
Jul 13, 2017 9:00 am

A developing fetus bathes in a mixture of cellular secretions and proteins unique to its mother's uterus. Before fertilization, the pH of uterine fluid helps create a conducive environment for spe...
The RNA Molecule That Fixes Broken Telomeres in Cells
Jul 6, 2017 1:00 pm

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have further uncovered the secrets of telomeres, the caps that protect the ends of our chromosomes...
The Role of A Single miRNA Molecule in Boosting Breast Cancer
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 pm

Researchers have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both healthy and cancerous breast tissue. The study suggests that this 'microRNA' promotes pa...
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Evolution (66)
Unexpected Role of Neuronal Receptor in Sexual Reproduction!
Jul 26, 2017 1:00 pm

For many years biologists have wondered why plants have so many genes coding for proteins that are known to be essential for the nervous system of animals, called glutamate receptors. Now, researchers...
In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient human
Jul 24, 2017 2:00 pm

In saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today. The resear...
Can You Guess Who Will Be The last Survivors on Earth?
Jul 17, 2017 1:00 pm

The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collabora...
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Inventing Self-Destructive Materials With Great Potentials!
Jul 25, 2017 5:00 pm

Materials that assemble themselves and then simply disappear at the end of their lifetime are quite common in nature. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now successfully deve...
Another Reason That Might Make You Eat More Yogurt!
Jul 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Yogurt is more than an excellent source of protein, calcium, and gut-healthy probiotic bacteria. A protein isolated from probiotic lactobacillus bacteria in yogurt is capable of inhibiting drug-resist...
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...
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How Certain Gut Cells Acts As Messengers Between the Guts and the Brain?
Jul 17, 2017 6:00 pm

Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco scientists. "These cells ...
What Controls The Delicate Balance of the Immune System in the Guts?
Jun 26, 2017 3:00 pm

A healthy gut requires a molecule called gp96 to train the immune system to tolerate food and normal microbes, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in the May 19, 2017...
A Smart Way To Substitute Antibiotics
Jun 26, 2017 1:00 pm

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common infections, and they tend to come back again and again, even when treated. Most UTIs are caused by E. coli that live in the gut and spread to ...
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Gene Therapy (27)
Novel gene therapy experiment offers hope for people with certain hearing loss and dizziness disorder
Jun 28, 2017 2:00 pm

In a first-of-its-kind study published in the March 1, 2017 edition of Molecular Therapy, researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and Johns Hopkin...
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 ...
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How Safe Are Biopesticides?
Jul 24, 2017 3:00 pm

Researchers at the University of Exeter published an impassioned defense of the biopesticide Bacillus thuringiensis, refuting a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that the bacterium c...
Genetically engineered yeast soak up heavy metal pollution
Jul 24, 2017 1:30 pm

Environmental contamination with heavy metals is often the result of various types of industrial processes. Because heavy metals can be dangerous to humans and other wildlife, contaminated sites need ...
Can You Guess Who Will Be The last Survivors on Earth?
Jul 17, 2017 1:00 pm

The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collabora...
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Genetic Diseases (32)
How the Immune System Detects Cells With the Wrong Karyotype?
Jun 26, 2017 1:00 pm

Most living cells have a defined number of chromosomes: Human cells, for example, have 23 pairs. As cells divide, they can make errors that lead to a gain or loss of chromosomes, which is usually very...
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....
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Genetics (414)
No gene is an island: Gene's position on chromosome affects mutations
Jul 27, 2017 10:30 am

Genes do not exist in isolation. Like beads on a string, they sit next to each other on long DNA molecules called chromosomes. So far, little has been known about how the position of a gene on a chrom...
Identifying the Genes Behind Muscle Strength
Jul 26, 2017 3:00 pm

Common genetic factors that influence muscle strength in humans have been identified for the first time in a study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge and published today in Nature Com...
Unexpected Role of Neuronal Receptor in Sexual Reproduction!
Jul 26, 2017 1:00 pm

For many years biologists have wondered why plants have so many genes coding for proteins that are known to be essential for the nervous system of animals, called glutamate receptors. Now, researchers...
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Genome & Genomics (142)
Synthesizing the human genome from scratch
Jul 26, 2017 7:00 pm

For the past 15 years, synthetic biologists have been figuring out how to synthesize an organism's complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. They've tackled the genomes of microbes, but...
How Much of Our Genome is Really Functional?
Jul 24, 2017 1:00 pm

An evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston has published new calculations that indicate no more than 25 percent of the human genome is functional. That is in stark contrast to suggestions ...
Lossing a Father Affects the Children Down To Their Cells!
Jul 24, 2017 10:00 am

The absence of a father -- due to incarceration, death, separation or divorce -- has adverse physical and behavioral consequences for a growing child. But little is known about the biological processe...
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New Study Shows the Vital Role of Vitamin D in Embryo Development
Jul 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy has a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition ...
Protecting Infants from Zika Infection Using a Malaria Drug
Jul 18, 2017 3:00 pm

Devastating consequences of Zika virus infection are suffered in the womb, where the virus can cause brain damage and sometimes death. Studying pregnant mice, researchers at Washington University S...
New Study Offers Hope To All Women Suffering from Hot Flashs
Jul 14, 2017 5:00 pm

Basic science may not always attract a lot of attention or funding, but it can lead to important conclusions with major impacts on many people. The work of Dr. Naomi Rance is one example. While she is...
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Hematology (36)
Detecting Alzheimer’s Through a Blood Test!
Jul 23, 2017 11:00 am

A blood test can detect whether plaques of beta-amyloid are building up in a person’s brain – a sign that they may develop Alzheimer’s disease. People with Alzheimer’s disea...
How Blood Vessels are Well Protected Yet More Vulnerable to External Invasion?
Jul 13, 2017 11:00 am

Most infections enter the body through organs that are in constant contact with the outside environment, such as the lungs and intestines. Accordingly, the epithelial cells lining these organs have de...
Why Are Scientists Seeking Help from This Tiny Marine Creature?
Jul 10, 2017 12:00 pm

The marine invertebrate Botryllus schlosseri - AKA the star ascidian - has more in common with humans that you’d think - enough to be useful to scientists studying treatment methods for cancer a...
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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 (223)
Reinforcing T-cells Against Cancer Cells
Jul 25, 2017 1:00 pm

Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center have discovered a new role for the enzyme, histone deacetylase 11 (HDAC11), in the regulation of T-cell function. T-cells can infi...
CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy on the Cusp of FDA Approval
Jul 25, 2017 10:30 am

A cutting-edge therapy that uses a person’s own immune cells to kill cancer just received a historic vote of confidence from the US Food and Drug advisory committee. Indeed, after reviewing prom...
New Novel Vaccine Against Zika Virus
Jul 18, 2017 10:00 am

Research presented by Farshad Guirakhoo, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, GeoVax, Inc., at the ASM Microbe 2017 meeting showed a new Zika virus vaccine that gives 100% protection in mice. The vaccine ...
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Protecting Infants from Zika Infection Using a Malaria Drug
Jul 18, 2017 3:00 pm

Devastating consequences of Zika virus infection are suffered in the womb, where the virus can cause brain damage and sometimes death. Studying pregnant mice, researchers at Washington University S...
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...
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How Paracetamol Negatively Affects Male Fetus Development?
Jul 3, 2017 5:00 pm

Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit the development of 'male behavior' in mice. New research shows that it can reduce sex drive and aggressive behavior.Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is popu...
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...
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Microbiology (108)
Bacteria in Meat Found to Promote Colon Cancer Growth!
Jul 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Most colon cancers may be caused by infections with bacteria that are normally found in cows. For decades we have known that Streptococcus gallolyticus gallolyticus (SGG) is sometimes found in colon t...
Diabetes Affects Even Mouth Bacteria!
Jul 25, 2017 3:01 pm

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity. The research, published in the jour...
How Safe Are Biopesticides?
Jul 24, 2017 3:00 pm

Researchers at the University of Exeter published an impassioned defense of the biopesticide Bacillus thuringiensis, refuting a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that the bacterium c...
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Unexpected Role of Neuronal Receptor in Sexual Reproduction!
Jul 26, 2017 1:00 pm

For many years biologists have wondered why plants have so many genes coding for proteins that are known to be essential for the nervous system of animals, called glutamate receptors. Now, researchers...
A Single Shot Provids Control Over Blood Glucose For a Week
Jul 26, 2017 11:00 am

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a technology that might provide weeks of glucose control for diabetes with a single injection, which would be a dramatic improvement over current t...
Inventing Self-Destructive Materials With Great Potentials!
Jul 25, 2017 5:00 pm

Materials that assemble themselves and then simply disappear at the end of their lifetime are quite common in nature. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now successfully deve...
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A Single Shot Provids Control Over Blood Glucose For a Week
Jul 26, 2017 11:00 am

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a technology that might provide weeks of glucose control for diabetes with a single injection, which would be a dramatic improvement over current t...
Hormone replacement therapies help breast cancer grow, spread
Jul 24, 2017 12:00 pm

Hormone replacement therapies, or medications containing female hormones that substitute those no longer produced by the body, often are prescribed to reduce the effects of menopausal symptoms in wome...
Enzyme inhibitor to treat Gulf War illness symptoms
Jul 23, 2017 3:00 pm

At least 100,000 military veterans who served in the 1990-1991 Gulf War were exposed to chemical weapons, released into the air after the United States bombed an ammunition depot in Khamisiyah, Iraq. ...
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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 (29)
Nanoparticles Join the Fight Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Jul 26, 2017 2:00 pm

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, especially among a type of bacteria that are classified as "Gram-negative." These bacteria have two cell membranes, making it more difficult for d...
Nanobodies Open Gates for Antibodies Into Cells!
Jul 25, 2017 10:00 am

Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich and the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) have managed to introduce tiny antibodies...
Scientists Make Heat Even More Hotter for Cancer Cells
Jul 11, 2017 11:00 am

Mineko Kengaku, Tatsuya Murakami, and their colleagues from Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) have developed a new method that modifies the surface of nano...
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Source of cell-specific change in Alzheimer's disease
Jul 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Researchers led by Arizona State University (ASU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified altered expression of a gene called ANK1, which only recently has been associ...
Brain Damage is Reversed in Drowning Victim
Jul 27, 2017 6:00 pm

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used to treat decompression sickness, which can develop after scuba diving, wounds or ulcers that result from diabetes, brain abscesses, skin grafts and many other ...
New brain death pathway in Alzheimer's disease
Jul 27, 2017 6:00 pm

Alzheimer's disease tragically ravages the brains, memories and ultimately, personalities of its victims. Now affecting 5 million Americans, Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of d...
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Bacteria in Meat Found to Promote Colon Cancer Growth!
Jul 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Most colon cancers may be caused by infections with bacteria that are normally found in cows. For decades we have known that Streptococcus gallolyticus gallolyticus (SGG) is sometimes found in colon t...
New Study Shows the Vital Role of Vitamin D in Embryo Development
Jul 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy has a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition ...
Binge-Eating Explained By Neurology Rather Than Psychology!
Jul 25, 2017 2:00 pm

Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating. Furthermore, repeated stimulation of these neurons over time caused th...
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Binge-Eating Explained By Neurology Rather Than Psychology!
Jul 25, 2017 2:00 pm

Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating. Furthermore, repeated stimulation of these neurons over time caused th...
How Targeting Brain's Immune Cells Offers Better Treatment for Obesity?
Jul 17, 2017 12:00 pm

Immune cells in the brain trigger overeating and weight gain in response to diets rich in fat, according to a new study in mice led by researchers from UC San Francisco and the University of Washingto...
Can House Dust Really Play a Role in Obesity?
Jul 14, 2017 1:00 pm

Poor diet and a lack of physical activity are major contributors to the world's obesity epidemic, but researchers have also identified common environmental pollutants that could play a role. Now o...
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How The Bacteria In The Eyes Help Protecting Them?
Jul 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Bugs in your eyes may be a good thing. Resident microbes living on the eye are essential for immune responses that protect the eye from infection, new research shows. The study, which appears in the j...
The Factor That Acts Like a Double Edged Sword in Neurology!
Jul 6, 2017 3:01 pm

Investigators report on a transcription factor that they have found that can help certain neurons regenerate, while simultaneously killing others.The optic nerve is vital for vision -- damage to this ...
What Would a Light Sensing Protein Do in The Brain?!
Jul 4, 2017 12:01 pm

Six biological pigments called rhodopsins play well-established roles in light-sensing in the fruit fly eye. Three of them also have light-independent roles in temperature sensation. New research show...
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How To Get a Cheap Microscope for Your Research?
Jul 25, 2017 11:00 am

Laboratory equipment is one of the largest cost factors in neuroscience. However, many experiments can be performed with good results using self-assembled setups involving 3-D printed components and s...
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...
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A Novel Drug for Slowing the Progression of Heart Valve Disease
Jun 26, 2017 10:00 am

A monoclonal antibody-based drug called SYN0012 is currently being investigated in human clinical trials for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease. However, the anti-inflammator...
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
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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...
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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
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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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Malaria Parasites Adapt With Their Hosts in an Unusual Way
Jul 9, 2017 1:00 pm

Even though malaria still kills one child every minute, the vast majority of those infected still survive, with roughly 200 million new infections every year. A new study has shown that the infectious...
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...
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New Study Shows the Vital Role of Vitamin D in Embryo Development
Jul 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy has a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition ...
Lossing a Father Affects the Children Down To Their Cells!
Jul 24, 2017 10:00 am

The absence of a father -- due to incarceration, death, separation or divorce -- has adverse physical and behavioral consequences for a growing child. But little is known about the biological processe...
Getting Clues on Babies' Brains From Diapers!
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If you're the parent of an infant, diaper duty probably isn't your favorite part of the day. But you dutifully check the contents of each one because your pediatrician told you that color and ...
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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
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First Soft Artificial Heart Shows Great Potentials!
Jul 27, 2017 11:00 am

It looks like a real heart. And this is the goal of the first entirely soft artificial heart: to mimic its natural model as closely as possible. The silicone heart has been developed by Nicholas Cohrs...
Nanoparticles Join the Fight Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria
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Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, especially among a type of bacteria that are classified as "Gram-negative." These bacteria have two cell membranes, making it more difficult for d...
A Single Shot Provids Control Over Blood Glucose For a Week
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Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a technology that might provide weeks of glucose control for diabetes with a single injection, which would be a dramatic improvement over current t...
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How protein interactions drive cellular death
Jul 16, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers at the Universities of Tübingen and Konstanz, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the Max Planck Institute of Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, and the German Cancer Research Centers ha...
Scientists Design A Protein From Scratch To Understand More About Proteins' Structures
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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
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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...
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How Ketamine Helps People with Depression?
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UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative treatments...
More Understanding on How Fear is Encoded in Our Brains
Jul 4, 2017 10:01 am

Research on 'fear memory' could lead to the development of therapies that reduce the effects of PTSD, which affects 7 percent of the US population. The researchers found that a population of h...
Researchers create a roadmap of bipolar disorder and how it affects the brain
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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...
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New clues found to common respiratory virus
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By age 2, most children have been infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which usually causes only mild cold symptoms. But people with weakened immune systems, such as infants and the elderl...
What Changed the Bad Reputation of Tick Among Scientists?
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The bloodsucking parasites that carry Lyme disease may also be the key to new anti-inflammatory drugs that could prevent cardiac failures. Ticks are notorious for surreptitiously attaching themselv...
Finally! Gaining Independence from Fungi in the Antibiotics Production Sector
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Yale University scientists have developed a novel chemical process that may lead to the creation of a new class of antibiotics. The discovery comes at a time when more types of bacteria are becomin...
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Combination Cell Therapy Achieves Great Results in Treating Leukemia
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Combining the kinase inhibitor ibrutinib with an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL119 can lead to complete remission in patients with high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia (C...
Solving One Of The Most Common Teeth Problems
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While root canals are effective in saving a tooth that has become infected or decayed, this age-old procedure may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible to fracture over time. Now researchers a...
The First Clinical Trial to Use Embryonic Stem Cells in Treating Parkinson’s Disease
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Al Jalila Foundation invites UAE scientists and students to apply for medical research grants and fellowships
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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"
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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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New Advanced System to Facilitate Directed Differentiation of Stem Cells
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Whether using embryonic or adult stem cells, coercing these master cells to convert to the desired target cell and reproduce flawlessly is difficult. Now an international team of researchers has a two...
Using Electrical Stimulation To Guide Neural Stem Cells!
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Electric fields can be used to guide neural stem cells transplanted into the brain towards a specific location. The research, published July 11 in the journal Stem Cell Reports, opens possibilities fo...
One Step Closer Towards Solving The Hair Losing Problem
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Stem cell researchers at the University of Calgary have found another piece of the puzzle behind what may contribute to hair loss and prevent wounds from healing normally. Jeff Biernaskie's res...
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How Some Widespread Commerical Products Could Bring Us Harm?
Jul 27, 2017 4:00 pm

Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Australian researchers. Researchers from the Univer...
Can House Dust Really Play a Role in Obesity?
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How Alcohol Exposure During Pregnancy Makes Babies More Susceptible to Alcoholism?
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A Smart Way To Substitute Antibiotics
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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common infections, and they tend to come back again and again, even when treated. Most UTIs are caused by E. coli that live in the gut and spread to ...
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.
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New Novel Vaccine Against Zika Virus
Jul 18, 2017 10:00 am

Research presented by Farshad Guirakhoo, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, GeoVax, Inc., at the ASM Microbe 2017 meeting showed a new Zika virus vaccine that gives 100% protection in mice. The vaccine ...
Personalized Vaccines Acts As a Game Changer in Our Fight Against Cancer!
Jul 10, 2017 2:00 pm

Vaccines tailored to match a person’s particular constellation of cancer mutations seem to have fended off tumours in a handful of patients, two small clinical trials show. The vaccines are d...
The Future Way of Getting Painless Vaccines!
Jul 1, 2017 5:00 pm

In an effort to increase flu vaccination rates in the population, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a vaccine patch. This peel-and-stick approach could radically transform...
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More Understanding on How HIV Transfer Its Genetic Load Into Cells
Jul 27, 2017 10:00 am

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a key step in the process that HIV uses to inject its genetic material into cells. Working with cultures of cells and tissues, the rese...
Protecting Infants from Zika Infection Using a Malaria Drug
Jul 18, 2017 3:00 pm

Devastating consequences of Zika virus infection are suffered in the womb, where the virus can cause brain damage and sometimes death. Studying pregnant mice, researchers at Washington University S...
New Novel Vaccine Against Zika Virus
Jul 18, 2017 10:00 am

Research presented by Farshad Guirakhoo, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, GeoVax, Inc., at the ASM Microbe 2017 meeting showed a new Zika virus vaccine that gives 100% protection in mice. The vaccine ...
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