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Aging (43)
The Secret Ingredient That Maintains Our Viability When We Become Older!
Aug 23, 2017 5:00 pm

A class of chemicals made by intestinal bacteria, known as indoles, help worms, flies and mice maintain mobility and resilience for more of their lifespans, scientists have discovered. The findings...
The Long Lasting Effects of Childhood Exercise!
Aug 21, 2017 2:00 pm

The researchers, from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, found that bone retains a "memory" of exercise's effects long after the exercise is ceased, and this bone memor...
How Can Low Calorie Diet Help Cells Stay Young?
Aug 21, 2017 1:00 pm

scientists studying how aging affects the biological clock's control of metabolism have discovered that a low-calorie diet helps keep these energy-regulating processes humming and the body younger...
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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 (142)
Cilia: 'The bouncer' of bacteria
Sep 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Imagine a club scene—a bouncer at a velvet rope selects which individuals get into the club. This, explains Eva Kanso, a professor of mechanical engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering,...
Researchers break through the wall in bacterial membrane vesicle research
Sep 15, 2017 2:00 pm

Many bacteria release membrane vesicles, which are nanoscale spheres consisting of a cellular membrane containing biomolecules. Membrane vesicles can transport DNA and proteins, and are involved in ba...
The bacteria responsible for legionellosis modulates the host cell metabolism to its advantage
Sep 15, 2017 10:30 am

Scientists have shown that the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila has developed a specific strategy to target host cell mitochondria, the organelles in charge of cellular bioenergetics. Their s...
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Bioinformatics (108)
Super-resolution microscopy reveals lamin protein meshwork at the inner side of the nuclear membrane
Sep 16, 2017 2:00 pm

All creatures of the animal kingdom share one thing: the nuclear membrane. Wrapping the genetic core of the cell, this membrane, together with all the attached proteins, plays a vital role in biologic...
Proteins keep a grip on cells
Sep 15, 2017 6:00 pm

Japanese scientists at Osaka University have revealed new structural information on the integrin-laminin interaction. These findings provide important insights on cellular interactions that promote ce...
Flowing fluid bends tiny hairs inside us
Sep 12, 2017 6:00 pm

Our bodies are lined on the inside with soft, microscopic carpets of hair, from the grassy extensions on our tastebuds, to fuzzy beds of microvilli in our stomachs, to superfine protein strands throug...
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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 (192)
Syrian researchers use date stones to suck up toxic materials!
Sep 13, 2017 3:00 pm

TO DISCOVER how to use a waste material to clean up hazardous chemicals is a notable achievement. To do so while working in a war zone is doubly impressive. But that, with a little help from some fore...
New virtual model reveals details of declining lung function in mice
Aug 31, 2017 2:00 pm

Scientists have developed a new virtual model of mouse lung function that illuminates the relative importance of different factors that contribute to lung changes accompanying chronic inflammation. Ch...
Killing Bacteria With Light Just Like Vampires!
Aug 30, 2017 11:00 am

On July 24 Vanderbilt scientist Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, summarized his group's latest paper in a tweet: "If S. aureus is going to drink our blood like a vampire, let's kill it with sunlig...
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Cancer (621)
Revealing Mechanism Behind Blood Stem Cells Regulation by Vitamin C
Sep 13, 2017 4:00 pm

Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has found that stem cells take up unusually high levels...
Zika Virus Used To Fight Brain Cancer!
Sep 12, 2017 5:15 pm

While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. New research from Washington U...
Cancer Pen Help Doctors Ensures There is No Cancer Leftovers!
Sep 8, 2017 3:30 pm

Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, "Did you get it all?" Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it's safe to stop cutting or if...
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Cancer Therapy (182)
Zika: A New Weapon Against Brain Cancer?
Sep 20, 2017 6:00 pm

For months, the Zika virus dominated headlines for causing terrible birth defects in unborn babies. But there’s another side to the virus, one that fights deadly brain cancer cells. A new resear...
Zika Virus Used To Fight Brain Cancer!
Sep 12, 2017 5:15 pm

While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. New research from Washington U...
Cancer Pen Help Doctors Ensures There is No Cancer Leftovers!
Sep 8, 2017 3:30 pm

Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, "Did you get it all?" Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it's safe to stop cutting or if...
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Cardiology (74)
Beta Blockers Treat Debilitating Lung Disease
Sep 20, 2017 2:00 pm

There are two sides to heart disease, literally corresponding to the two sides of the heart, left and right. There are drugs prescribed to treat left-sided heart disease, but concerns raised about the...
Two Immune Cell Types Accidentally Promote Heart Disease
Sep 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Prescribing drugs that lower “bad” cholesterol is a common approach to treating heart disease, but scientists from the Karolinska Institute think there may be another solution. Atherosc...
Studies into inflammation in the infarcted heart could lead to changes in therapy
Sep 12, 2017 2:00 pm

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) and the Fundación Jiménez Díaz (FJD) and Salamanca University Hospitals have demonstrated t...
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Cell Biology (333)
Aberrant mRNA Processing may Underlie Schizophrenia
Sep 20, 2017 10:30 am

Schizophrenia affects around 200,000 people in the United States, and millions more worldwide; it can be a very serious disease. Little is known, however, about the mechanisms that underlie the disord...
programming cells like little computers to Fight Diseases!
Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule -- ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly by humans, plants and anim...
Super-resolution microscopy reveals lamin protein meshwork at the inner side of the nuclear membrane
Sep 16, 2017 2:00 pm

All creatures of the animal kingdom share one thing: the nuclear membrane. Wrapping the genetic core of the cell, this membrane, together with all the attached proteins, plays a vital role in biologic...
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Cell Signaling (60)
Bacteria Stimulate Sweet Taste Receptors to Evade Immunity!
Sep 13, 2017 5:30 pm

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found that a certain type of bacteria produces compounds that cause sweet taste receptors in the sinuses to activate&mdash...
How Knee Joint Contribute to Bone Length?
Sep 13, 2017 10:00 am

Scientists from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US, have revealed a communication system between the knee joint and developing bones in mice, which controls bone growth during early develo...
Cell biology: Molecular volume control and perceiving mechanical stimuli
Sep 10, 2017 2:00 pm

About two years ago, scientists from the University of Würzburg discovered that a certain class of receptors is capable of perceiving mechanical stimuli. Now they have begun to unravel the molecu...
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Clinical Trials (98)
Cilia: 'The bouncer' of bacteria
Sep 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Imagine a club scene—a bouncer at a velvet rope selects which individuals get into the club. This, explains Eva Kanso, a professor of mechanical engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering,...
Stem Cell-based Therapy Alleviated Parkinson's in Monkeys
Sep 13, 2017 10:30 am

The development of clinical treatments usually takes many years. After laboratory research is done, monkeys are often used in the final stages before human testing. One such experiment has shown succe...
Gut-on-chip good predictor of drug side-effects
Sep 10, 2017 6:00 pm

Research conducted at Leiden has established that guts-on-chips respond in the same way to aspirin as real human organs do. This is a sign that these model organs are good predictors of the effect of ...
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Dentistry (10)
An end to cavities for people with sensitive teeth?
Aug 28, 2017 9:00 pm

An ice cold drink is refreshing in the summer, but for people with sensitive teeth, it can cause a painful jolt in the mouth. This condition can be treated, but many current approaches don't last ...
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...
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Dermatology (24)
Possible Safe and Painless Alternative for Liposuction Surgeries
Sep 18, 2017 9:00 am

Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body's overall metabolism. The patch could be used to...
A Simple Treatment Option For Autoimmune Diseases!
Sep 13, 2017 11:00 am

A protein which protects the fetus during pregnancy, HLA-G1, shows high potential for treating atopic dermatitis and other related diseases. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is a protein that intera...
A Simple Molecule Drives Hair Growth!
Aug 25, 2017 4:00 pm

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists Heather Christofk and William Lowry, may lead to new drugs...
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Developmental Biology (98)
Better Know a Microbe: Choanoflagellates
Sep 17, 2017 2:00 pm

I always jump at the chance to learn about a new microbe, and I’ve got a soft spot for protists - you know, the little guys that live in pond scum. Recently, I ran across a group of protists ...
How Knee Joint Contribute to Bone Length?
Sep 13, 2017 10:00 am

Scientists from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US, have revealed a communication system between the knee joint and developing bones in mice, which controls bone growth during early develo...
How Only Maternal Mitochondria is Passed Down to Offsprings?
Sep 5, 2017 1:00 pm

San Diego (August 28, 2017)—Mammal embryos shed paternal mitochondria within days of fertilization, perhaps to ensure the offspring a healthy life, a new study shows. Researchers from the Califo...
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Diabetes (70)
How Sleep Apnea Can Be a Risk Factor for Diabetes?
Sep 19, 2017 10:00 am

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. This research adds further ...
What Gives Olive Oil Its Anti-Diabetic Benefits?
Sep 13, 2017 9:00 am

The health benefits of olives -- and associated natural products such as olive oil -- have long been recognized and touted by proponents of the Mediterranean diet. However, little was previously kn...
New Gene Therapy Strategy Against Weight Gain and Diabetes
Sep 5, 2017 7:00 pm

"By increasing BMP4, we can increase the metabolic rate, but we only see this in initially lean mice. Overweight mice proved to have a BMP4 resistance, which is also an important finding," s...
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Diseases (564)
Recategorizing Diseases Based on Their Causes
Sep 19, 2017 3:00 pm

Using health insurance claims data from more than 480,000 people in nearly 130,000 families, researchers at the University of Chicago have created a new classification of common diseases based on how ...
Treating arthritis with algae
Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Arthritis is the most-widespread joint disease, with around 90 percent of all people over 65 being affected to varying degrees, but this degenerative disease is also widespread amongst younger people....
programming cells like little computers to Fight Diseases!
Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule -- ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly by humans, plants and anim...
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Endocrinology (22)
How Sleep Apnea Can Be a Risk Factor for Diabetes?
Sep 19, 2017 10:00 am

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. This research adds further ...
What Gives Olive Oil Its Anti-Diabetic Benefits?
Sep 13, 2017 9:00 am

The health benefits of olives -- and associated natural products such as olive oil -- have long been recognized and touted by proponents of the Mediterranean diet. However, little was previously kn...
Be Aware! Some Everyday Care Products May Bring You More Harm Than Benefits!
Sep 4, 2017 5:00 pm

New work by researchers at the University of California, Davis, has suggested that a common class of chemical compounds may be de-energizing mammalian cells. These chemicals, quaternary ammonium compo...
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Epigenetics (42)
What Gives Cancer Cells the Ability to Metastasize?
Aug 23, 2017 7:00 pm

Cells, just like people, have memories. They retain molecular markers that at the beginning of their existence helped guide their development. Cells that become cancerous may be making use of these ea...
Scientists Put The Immune System Back In Order!
Aug 7, 2017 11:00 am

When the immune system is imbalanced, either due to overly-active cells or cells that suppress its function, it causes a wide range of diseases, from psoriasis to cancer. By manipulating the function ...
Pregnancy loss and the evolution of sex are linked by cellular line dance
Aug 6, 2017 10:30 am

After Dan Levitis and his wife lost two pregnancies, before having their three children, he was drawn to investigate why pregnancy loss is so common, and whether other living beings face the same stru...
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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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Recategorizing Diseases Based on Their Causes
Sep 19, 2017 3:00 pm

Using health insurance claims data from more than 480,000 people in nearly 130,000 families, researchers at the University of Chicago have created a new classification of common diseases based on how ...
How Can Low Calorie Diet Help Cells Stay Young?
Aug 21, 2017 1:00 pm

scientists studying how aging affects the biological clock's control of metabolism have discovered that a low-calorie diet helps keep these energy-regulating processes humming and the body younger...
Strange Way for Female Fishes to Pick Their Partners!
Aug 21, 2017 11:00 am

When salmon spawn, the sperm of competing males are in an all-or-nothing race to be the first to reach and fertilise the eggs. New findings by University of Otago researchers show that female salmo...
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How a Certain Amino Acid Can Be Used by Bacteria In Intestine to Curb Inflammation in Guts?
Sep 13, 2017 6:30 pm

Summary: The combination of a bacterium that normally lives in the gut and a protein-rich diet promotes a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut immune system, according to new research. The findings, ...
Having The Right Bacteria For The Right Compound To Get Benefits!
Sep 12, 2017 11:00 am

Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infectio...
How Bacteria in the Guts Talks to the Brain?
Sep 6, 2017 7:00 pm

Gut microbes have been in the news lately. Recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as autism. But just how do they communicate with the ...
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programming cells like little computers to Fight Diseases!
Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule -- ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly by humans, plants and anim...
The Gene That Can Prevent Heart Scars!
Sep 6, 2017 9:00 am

A heart attack wounds the heart similar to the way a deep cut wounds the skin: it leaves a scar. However, a scar on the skin, although a nuisance, can be covered up or ignored. Scarring in the heart n...
New Gene Therapy Strategy Against Weight Gain and Diabetes
Sep 5, 2017 7:00 pm

"By increasing BMP4, we can increase the metabolic rate, but we only see this in initially lean mice. Overweight mice proved to have a BMP4 resistance, which is also an important finding," s...
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How Sleep Apnea Can Be a Risk Factor for Diabetes?
Sep 19, 2017 10:00 am

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. This research adds further ...
The Genes That Deterines How Friendly You Are!
Sep 12, 2017 10:00 am

A group of researchers from the National University of Singapore has found that CD38 and CD157 genes that regulate oxytocin, the supreme human social hormone, are associated with the sociality of youn...
Clues on How to Treat Tinnitus?
Sep 11, 2017 11:00 am

Millions of people suffer from the constant sensation of ringing or buzzing in the ears known as tinnitus, creating constant irritation for some and severe anxiety for others. Research by scientists a...
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Rising Hope for Children With Rare Bone Disease
Sep 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Patients with multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE) -- a rare disease that causes the growth of multiple benign bone tumors -- have limited treatment options. The genetic disorder affects roughly 1 in 5...
Long, mysterious strips of RNA affect sperm count
Sep 7, 2017 10:30 am

Scientists have found distinctive portions of genetic material -- known as lncRNAs -- that help sperm develop. Male mice lacking a particular lncRNA have low sperm count, suggesting lncRNAs could repr...
Cancer drug may benefit patients with inherited form of kidney disease
Sep 4, 2017 4:00 pm

A cancer drug called bosutinib may inhibit the growth of cysts in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal...
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CRISPR technology used to change flower color
Sep 19, 2017 10:30 am

In a world-first, Japanese scientists have used the revolutionary CRISPR, or CRISPR/Cas9, genome- editing tool to change flower colour in an ornamental plant. Researchers from the University of Tsukub...
The Genes That Deterines How Friendly You Are!
Sep 12, 2017 10:00 am

A group of researchers from the National University of Singapore has found that CD38 and CD157 genes that regulate oxytocin, the supreme human social hormone, are associated with the sociality of youn...
Genetic Testing As First-Line Diagnostic Method for Seizures in Children
Sep 9, 2017 10:00 am

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics supports the use of genetic testing, especially with sequencing, as first-line diagnostic method for young children with seizures. Specific genetic factors were fo...
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Aberrant mRNA Processing may Underlie Schizophrenia
Sep 20, 2017 10:30 am

Schizophrenia affects around 200,000 people in the United States, and millions more worldwide; it can be a very serious disease. Little is known, however, about the mechanisms that underlie the disord...
More than 99 percent of the microbes inside us are unknown to science
Sep 19, 2017 6:00 pm

A new survey of DNA fragments circulating in human blood suggests our bodies contain vastly more diverse microbes than anyone previously understood. What's more, the overwhelming majority of those...
CRISPR technology used to change flower color
Sep 19, 2017 10:30 am

In a world-first, Japanese scientists have used the revolutionary CRISPR, or CRISPR/Cas9, genome- editing tool to change flower colour in an ornamental plant. Researchers from the University of Tsukub...
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Rare resistance mutation reduces treatment choices for urinary tract infections
Sep 9, 2017 6:00 pm

Nearly 20 percent of women aged 15-29 are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI). Now, investigators have uncovered a rare mutation that renders a UTI-causing pathogen resistant to levofloxaci...
How Only Maternal Mitochondria is Passed Down to Offsprings?
Sep 5, 2017 1:00 pm

San Diego (August 28, 2017)—Mammal embryos shed paternal mitochondria within days of fertilization, perhaps to ensure the offspring a healthy life, a new study shows. Researchers from the Califo...
Be Aware! Some Everyday Care Products May Bring You More Harm Than Benefits!
Sep 4, 2017 5:00 pm

New work by researchers at the University of California, Davis, has suggested that a common class of chemical compounds may be de-energizing mammalian cells. These chemicals, quaternary ammonium compo...
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More than 99 percent of the microbes inside us are unknown to science
Sep 19, 2017 6:00 pm

A new survey of DNA fragments circulating in human blood suggests our bodies contain vastly more diverse microbes than anyone previously understood. What's more, the overwhelming majority of those...
'Shapeshifter' that regulates blood clotting is visually captured for the first time
Sep 18, 2017 6:00 pm

We are normally born with a highly sophisticated array of molecules that act as "sentries," constantly scanning our bodies for injuries such as cuts and bruises. One such molecular sentry, k...
Revealing Mechanism Behind Blood Stem Cells Regulation by Vitamin C
Sep 13, 2017 4:00 pm

Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has found that stem cells take up unusually high levels...
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Damages of Fatty liver Are Not Limited to the Liver!
Aug 21, 2017 7:00 pm

Scientists have discovered that a fatty liver can cause damage to other organs. They demonstrate the effects of fatty liver disease on the function of the hormone-producing islet cells in the pancreas...
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...
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Immunology (243)
How a Certain Amino Acid Can Be Used by Bacteria In Intestine to Curb Inflammation in Guts?
Sep 13, 2017 6:30 pm

Summary: The combination of a bacterium that normally lives in the gut and a protein-rich diet promotes a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut immune system, according to new research. The findings, ...
Bacteria Stimulate Sweet Taste Receptors to Evade Immunity!
Sep 13, 2017 5:30 pm

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found that a certain type of bacteria produces compounds that cause sweet taste receptors in the sinuses to activate&mdash...
Two Immune Cell Types Accidentally Promote Heart Disease
Sep 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Prescribing drugs that lower “bad” cholesterol is a common approach to treating heart disease, but scientists from the Karolinska Institute think there may be another solution. Atherosc...
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The bacteria responsible for legionellosis modulates the host cell metabolism to its advantage
Sep 15, 2017 10:30 am

Scientists have shown that the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila has developed a specific strategy to target host cell mitochondria, the organelles in charge of cellular bioenergetics. Their s...
One step closer in explaining MS relapse during upper respiratory infection
Aug 28, 2017 8:00 pm

For most of us, the flu is just the flu. We suffer through it for several days, and eventually bounce back. But for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases, the flu can t...
How Mother's Milk Protects the Baby from Invading Pathogens?
Aug 24, 2017 2:00 pm

Mother's milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections. In the past, scientists have concentra...
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Infertility (14)
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 (118)
New insights into the world of trypanosomes
Sep 18, 2017 2:00 pm

Single specimens of the vermicular pathogens causing sleeping sickness swim inside the gut of the tsetse fly between blood cells which the fly has ingested from an infected mammal. This is where they ...
Better Know a Microbe: Choanoflagellates
Sep 17, 2017 2:00 pm

I always jump at the chance to learn about a new microbe, and I’ve got a soft spot for protists - you know, the little guys that live in pond scum. Recently, I ran across a group of protists ...
How a Certain Amino Acid Can Be Used by Bacteria In Intestine to Curb Inflammation in Guts?
Sep 13, 2017 6:30 pm

Summary: The combination of a bacterium that normally lives in the gut and a protein-rich diet promotes a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut immune system, according to new research. The findings, ...
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How Sleep Apnea Can Be a Risk Factor for Diabetes?
Sep 19, 2017 10:00 am

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. This research adds further ...
What Gives Olive Oil Its Anti-Diabetic Benefits?
Sep 13, 2017 9:00 am

The health benefits of olives -- and associated natural products such as olive oil -- have long been recognized and touted by proponents of the Mediterranean diet. However, little was previously kn...
Quantum ruler for biomolecules
Sep 11, 2017 6:00 pm

Quantum physics teaches us that unobserved particles may propagate through space like waves. This is philosophically intriguing and of technological relevance: a research team has demonstrated that co...
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Molecular Pharmacology (140)
Rising Hope for Children With Rare Bone Disease
Sep 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Patients with multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE) -- a rare disease that causes the growth of multiple benign bone tumors -- have limited treatment options. The genetic disorder affects roughly 1 in 5...
A Simple Treatment Option For Autoimmune Diseases!
Sep 13, 2017 11:00 am

A protein which protects the fetus during pregnancy, HLA-G1, shows high potential for treating atopic dermatitis and other related diseases. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is a protein that intera...
Clues on How to Treat Tinnitus?
Sep 11, 2017 11:00 am

Millions of people suffer from the constant sensation of ringing or buzzing in the ears known as tinnitus, creating constant irritation for some and severe anxiety for others. Research by scientists a...
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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 (32)
Possible Safe and Painless Alternative for Liposuction Surgeries
Sep 18, 2017 9:00 am

Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body's overall metabolism. The patch could be used to...
Scientists develop novel 'dot' system to improve cancer detection
Sep 6, 2017 6:00 pm

Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have developed a proof-of-concept nanosystem that dramatically improves the visualization of tumors. Published in Nature Communi...
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...
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Neurology (421)
Zika: A New Weapon Against Brain Cancer?
Sep 20, 2017 6:00 pm

For months, the Zika virus dominated headlines for causing terrible birth defects in unborn babies. But there’s another side to the virus, one that fights deadly brain cancer cells. A new resear...
Aberrant mRNA Processing may Underlie Schizophrenia
Sep 20, 2017 10:30 am

Schizophrenia affects around 200,000 people in the United States, and millions more worldwide; it can be a very serious disease. Little is known, however, about the mechanisms that underlie the disord...
Using Stem Cells to Understand Autism
Sep 13, 2017 6:00 pm

Stem cells have so much promise because they can turn into virtually any type of cell in the body. Once, the only way to obtain these precious cells was by using fetal tissue, a process fraught with e...
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Nutrition (79)
How a Certain Amino Acid Can Be Used by Bacteria In Intestine to Curb Inflammation in Guts?
Sep 13, 2017 6:30 pm

Summary: The combination of a bacterium that normally lives in the gut and a protein-rich diet promotes a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut immune system, according to new research. The findings, ...
Revealing Mechanism Behind Blood Stem Cells Regulation by Vitamin C
Sep 13, 2017 4:00 pm

Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has found that stem cells take up unusually high levels...
What Gives Olive Oil Its Anti-Diabetic Benefits?
Sep 13, 2017 9:00 am

The health benefits of olives -- and associated natural products such as olive oil -- have long been recognized and touted by proponents of the Mediterranean diet. However, little was previously kn...
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Obesity (44)
Possible Safe and Painless Alternative for Liposuction Surgeries
Sep 18, 2017 9:00 am

Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body's overall metabolism. The patch could be used to...
Food Triggers Brain's Opioids Regardless of Taste!
Sep 7, 2017 11:00 am

Finnish researchers have revealed how eating stimulates brain's endogenous opioid system to signal pleasure and satiety. The recent results obtained by researchers from Turku PET Centre have re...
New Gene Therapy Strategy Against Weight Gain and Diabetes
Sep 5, 2017 7:00 pm

"By increasing BMP4, we can increase the metabolic rate, but we only see this in initially lean mice. Overweight mice proved to have a BMP4 resistance, which is also an important finding," s...
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Ophthalmology (23)
Key compounds to resolve abnormal vascular growth in age-related macular degeneration identified
Sep 11, 2017 2:00 pm

A compound of specific bioactive products from a major family of enzymes reduced the severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a preclinical model, according to a new study led by Massachu...
Preventing Angiogenesis in the Retina Using Genome Eediting
Aug 16, 2017 4:00 pm

A research team from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear has successfully prevented mice from developing angiogenesis of the retina -- the sensory tissue at the back of th...
Stomach Protein Offers Better Eye Moisturisers
Aug 3, 2017 11:00 am

After a long day of working at the computer, scratchy contact lenses are not only painful, over longer periods of time they can also damage ocular tissue. Relief may be in sight from a natural mucus c...
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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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Osteology (13)
Treating arthritis with algae
Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Arthritis is the most-widespread joint disease, with around 90 percent of all people over 65 being affected to varying degrees, but this degenerative disease is also widespread amongst younger people....
Rising Hope for Children With Rare Bone Disease
Sep 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Patients with multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE) -- a rare disease that causes the growth of multiple benign bone tumors -- have limited treatment options. The genetic disorder affects roughly 1 in 5...
How Knee Joint Contribute to Bone Length?
Sep 13, 2017 10:00 am

Scientists from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US, have revealed a communication system between the knee joint and developing bones in mice, which controls bone growth during early develo...
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How Sleep Apnea Can Be a Risk Factor for Diabetes?
Sep 19, 2017 10:00 am

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. This research adds further ...
Sensory cell regeneration, the new path in treating hearing loss.
May 20, 2017 2:00 pm

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

Two researchers at UConn School of Medicine have developed a new hearing test that can identify hearing loss or deficits in some individuals considered to have normal or near-normal hearing in traditi...
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Revealing Oldest Known Case of Liver Parasite Infection
Sep 4, 2017 3:00 pm

It might have been what the doctor ordered, but it didn’t do the patient much good. A 375-year-old mummified man discovered in South Korea had a parasitic liver infection caught by eating raw sh...
Fungi use water droplet cannons to fling spores into the breeze
Jul 29, 2017 11:00 am

Go for launch. Some fungi shoot out their spores at surprisingly high speed in order to disperse them some way away, but exactly how they accomplish this has remained a mystery until now. “Sp...
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...
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'Shapeshifter' that regulates blood clotting is visually captured for the first time
Sep 18, 2017 6:00 pm

We are normally born with a highly sophisticated array of molecules that act as "sentries," constantly scanning our bodies for injuries such as cuts and bruises. One such molecular sentry, k...
Genetic Testing As First-Line Diagnostic Method for Seizures in Children
Sep 9, 2017 10:00 am

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics supports the use of genetic testing, especially with sequencing, as first-line diagnostic method for young children with seizures. Specific genetic factors were fo...
How Only Maternal Mitochondria is Passed Down to Offsprings?
Sep 5, 2017 1:00 pm

San Diego (August 28, 2017)—Mammal embryos shed paternal mitochondria within days of fertilization, perhaps to ensure the offspring a healthy life, a new study shows. Researchers from the Califo...
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Gut-on-chip good predictor of drug side-effects
Sep 10, 2017 6:00 pm

Research conducted at Leiden has established that guts-on-chips respond in the same way to aspirin as real human organs do. This is a sign that these model organs are good predictors of the effect of ...
Scientists Might Have Discovered a Painkiller That Beats Morphine!
Aug 21, 2017 8:00 pm

A team of scientists led by chemists Stephen Martin and James Sahn at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain...
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...
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programming cells like little computers to Fight Diseases!
Sep 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule -- ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly by humans, plants and anim...
CRISPR technology used to change flower color
Sep 19, 2017 10:30 am

In a world-first, Japanese scientists have used the revolutionary CRISPR, or CRISPR/Cas9, genome- editing tool to change flower colour in an ornamental plant. Researchers from the University of Tsukub...
'Shapeshifter' that regulates blood clotting is visually captured for the first time
Sep 18, 2017 6:00 pm

We are normally born with a highly sophisticated array of molecules that act as "sentries," constantly scanning our bodies for injuries such as cuts and bruises. One such molecular sentry, k...
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Cancer Pen Help Doctors Ensures There is No Cancer Leftovers!
Sep 8, 2017 3:30 pm

Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, "Did you get it all?" Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it's safe to stop cutting or if...
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
May 31, 2017 3:00 pm

This research will help to design small proteins and small molecules that could be the basis for future biotechnologies and medicines. A team of chemists and biochemists from the Bristol BioDesign ...
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The Genes That Deterines How Friendly You Are!
Sep 12, 2017 10:00 am

A group of researchers from the National University of Singapore has found that CD38 and CD157 genes that regulate oxytocin, the supreme human social hormone, are associated with the sociality of youn...
Finally Scientists Figure Out Why Antipsychotic Drugs Cause Weight Gain!
Aug 19, 2017 3:00 pm

Weight gain is an unfortunate side effect of many antipsychotic drugs like olanzapine. It’s important to help patients manage these unwanted complications, especially to improve their quality of...
How Ketamine Helps People with Depression?
Jul 4, 2017 2:00 pm

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...
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Beta Blockers Treat Debilitating Lung Disease
Sep 20, 2017 2:00 pm

There are two sides to heart disease, literally corresponding to the two sides of the heart, left and right. There are drugs prescribed to treat left-sided heart disease, but concerns raised about the...
Bacteria Stimulate Sweet Taste Receptors to Evade Immunity!
Sep 13, 2017 5:30 pm

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found that a certain type of bacteria produces compounds that cause sweet taste receptors in the sinuses to activate&mdash...
Having The Right Bacteria For The Right Compound To Get Benefits!
Sep 12, 2017 11:00 am

Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infectio...
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Combination Cell Therapy Achieves Great Results in Treating Leukemia
Jul 1, 2017 12:00 pm

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
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...
The First Clinical Trial to Use Embryonic Stem Cells in Treating Parkinson’s Disease
Jun 28, 2017 9:00 am

In the next few months, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou will carefully drill through the skulls of people with Parkinson’s disease and inject 4 million immature neurons derived from hu...
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Al Jalila Foundation invites UAE scientists and students to apply for medical research grants and fellowships
Apr 23, 2017 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) report pre-clinical research showing that a genetic variant encoded in neutrophil cystolic factor 1 (NCF1) is associated with increa...
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Stem Cells & Cancer Stem Cells (159)
Using Stem Cells to Understand Autism
Sep 13, 2017 6:00 pm

Stem cells have so much promise because they can turn into virtually any type of cell in the body. Once, the only way to obtain these precious cells was by using fetal tissue, a process fraught with e...
Revealing Mechanism Behind Blood Stem Cells Regulation by Vitamin C
Sep 13, 2017 4:00 pm

Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has found that stem cells take up unusually high levels...
Stem Cells Therpay May Be the Answer to Heal Corneal Wounds
Aug 2, 2017 10:00 am

A new review is the first to directly examine the role of various stem cells in the healing of wounded cornea, the outermost part of the eye. In contrast with most other reviews, it covers all major c...
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Syrian researchers use date stones to suck up toxic materials!
Sep 13, 2017 3:00 pm

TO DISCOVER how to use a waste material to clean up hazardous chemicals is a notable achievement. To do so while working in a war zone is doubly impressive. But that, with a little help from some fore...
Be Aware! Some Everyday Care Products May Bring You More Harm Than Benefits!
Sep 4, 2017 5:00 pm

New work by researchers at the University of California, Davis, has suggested that a common class of chemical compounds may be de-energizing mammalian cells. These chemicals, quaternary ammonium compo...
Newly Identified Protein That Protects Liver From Alcohol Damage
Aug 23, 2017 4:00 pm

Drinking too much alcohol can damage the liver, but investigators have discovered a protective response in the organ that might be targeted to help treat alcoholic liver disease. The team -- led by re...
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Rare resistance mutation reduces treatment choices for urinary tract infections
Sep 9, 2017 6:00 pm

Nearly 20 percent of women aged 15-29 are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI). Now, investigators have uncovered a rare mutation that renders a UTI-causing pathogen resistant to levofloxaci...
Cancer drug may benefit patients with inherited form of kidney disease
Sep 4, 2017 4:00 pm

A cancer drug called bosutinib may inhibit the growth of cysts in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal...
Damages of Fatty liver Are Not Limited to the Liver!
Aug 21, 2017 7:00 pm

Scientists have discovered that a fatty liver can cause damage to other organs. They demonstrate the effects of fatty liver disease on the function of the hormone-producing islet cells in the pancreas...
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A Simple Solution to Get Better Flu Vaccine from Eggs!
Aug 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Scientists use chicken eggs to grow flu viruses for use in vaccines. However, the flu vaccine is infamous for having questionable effectiveness. Now, scientists know that it’s partially because ...
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...
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Zika Virus Used To Fight Brain Cancer!
Sep 12, 2017 5:15 pm

While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. New research from Washington U...
Having The Right Bacteria For The Right Compound To Get Benefits!
Sep 12, 2017 11:00 am

Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infectio...
Uncovering HIV Hiding Spots in the Body
Sep 5, 2017 5:00 pm

Scientists have known for a while that HIV hides in the body, undetected by the immune system and unaffected by antiretroviral drugs, but where specifically? Researchers from the University of Michi...
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