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Pakistan launches special anti-polio drive in Islamabad
ABC NEWS Pakistani health official: Anti-polio drive in Islamabad after traces of polio virus found in city's sewage system 44 minutes
An intriguing new gene candidate in the search for Alzheimer's disease therapies
MNT Tau pathology is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD), which is the most common form of dementia in older age. 2 hours
Researchers map key Zika virus protein to accelerate search for cure
NEWS MEDICAL A study published today shows how Indiana University scientists are speeding the path to new treatments for the Zika virus, an infectious disease linked to birth defects in... 3 hours
Research highlights threat of Zika virus to donated blood supplies in the U.S
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators have shown that certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated... 4 hours
Kent state researchers use DNA origami to create ‘nano cage’ for deeper study of cancer cell growth
NEWS MEDICAL According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed... 5 hours
Biomarker found that could help predict the onset of Type 1 diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY A significant finding has been made that has the potential to contribute to the identification of biological markers that predict the development of Type... 8 hours
Zika virus protein mapped to speed search for cure
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has mapped a key protein that causes the Zika virus to reproduce and spread. Results of this study advance efforts to find drugs in fight against... 8 hours
SLU researchers predict potential high-risk areas for Zika virus transmission in the U.S.
NEWS MEDICAL Where in the continental United States is Zika most likely to occur? An early online article in the American Journal of Public... 8 hours
Treatment with microRNA re-insulates ravaged nerves, restores limb mobility in mouse models of MS
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals... 8 hours
Scientists show p300 protein may stop MDS from developing into leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl... 8 hours
New genetic disorder named for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia team
SCIENCE DAILY Three scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who identified and studied a genetic disease have been recognized by having their names attached to the disorder. An authoritative reference... 8 hours
Basic microbiology research study unexpectedly uncovers practical findings for growers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers initially set out to describe the microbiology of rye cover crop roots and how they changed over time in a field setting. Among the many microorganisms detected,... 8 hours
Study shows how epigenetic randomness helps cancer cells proliferate
NEWS MEDICAL In a research effort that merged genetics, physics and information theory, a team at the schools of medicine and engineering at The Johns Hopkins University has added significantly to evidence that large... 8 hours
New finding could lead to earlier liver cancer diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have now developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin. This profile of mutations could be used to predict... 9 hours
Research addresses the threat of Zika virus to the US blood supply
SCIENCE DAILY Certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the... 9 hours
New research now shows how molecular motors are transported into cilia
NEWS MEDICAL Molecular motors produce the force that powers the beat of sperm cell tails to generate movement toward the egg cell for fertilization. 10 hours
Researchers identify novel compounds that decrease glucose production in liver cells
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists may have found a new tool for studying—and maybe even treating—Type 2 diabetes, the form of diabetes considered responsible for close to 95 percent of... 10 hours
Zika virus protein mapped to speed search for cure
PHYS.ORG A study published today shows how Indiana University scientists are speeding the path to new treatments for the Zika virus, an infectious disease linked to birth defects in infants in... 14 hours
Microrna treatment restores nerve insulation, limb function in mice with MS
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals with a small non-coding RNA called... 14 hours
Tiny bacterium provides window into whole ecosystems
MIT Ubiquitous marine organism has co-evolved with other microbes, promoting more complex ecosystems. 15 hours
Cells grow more naturally in 'spaghetti'
SCIENCE DAILY The usual way of cultivating cells is to use a flat laboratory dish of glass. However, inside a human body, the cells do not grow on a flat surface, but rather in three dimensions. This has... 16 hours
Spinach Leaf Transformed into Beating Heart Tissue | Video
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists transformed a simple spinach leaf into human heart cells that can beat and carry blood. 16 hours
Florida officials: Aggressive efforts to stop Zika continue
ABC NEWS Florida officials say they're continuing aggressive efforts to stop the spread of the Zika virus 16 hours
New study discloses role of specific proteins in killing fast-duplicating cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Many cancer patients struggle with the adverse effects of chemotherapy, still the most prescribed cancer treatment. For patients with pancreatic cancer and other aggressive... 16 hours
Basic microbiology research study unexpectedly uncovers practical findings for growers
PHYS.ORG Cover cropping, or the practice of growing unharvested crops to protect and enrich the soil during off-season periods, is a promising approach to reducing some of the negative... 17 hours
Scientists discover mechanism that causes cancer cells to self-destruct
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reveals the role of three proteins in killing fast-duplicating cancer cells while they're dividing. The research finds that these proteins can be specifically modified to unleash an... 17 hours
Cell biology: The quickest route to the tip for protein transport
SCIENCE DAILY According to a new theoretical model, in cell protrusions and cargo-transporting motor proteins often get in each other's way. The upshot is that freely diffusing proteins... 17 hours
Cancer therapy: Tracking real-time proton induced radiation chemistry in water
SCIENCE DAILY Proton therapy is a promising form of radiation treatment used to kill cancerous cells and effectively halt their rapid reproduction, and the fundamental understanding for it is contained... 17 hours
Transgenic plants against malaria
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a gene that allows to double the production of artemisinin in the Artemisia annua plant. The artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the standard treatment for malaria worldwide. The new article presents an important step towards reducing artemisinin... 17 hours
New UBC research reveals clues to how bacteria proliferates in lungs of cystic fibrosis patients
NEWS MEDICAL New UBC research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to... 18 hours
Friction shapes zebrafish embryos
PHYS.ORG A simple ball of cells is the starting point for humans—and zebrafish. At the end of embryonic development, however, a fish and a human look very different. The biochemical signals at play have been studied extensively. How mechanical forces on... 18 hours
Nanocages dramatically facilitate structure formation of biomolecules
PHYS.ORG Macromolecules regularly fold and unfold themselves inside cells. Their diverse three-dimensional structures help determine their functions. Understanding molecule folding can shed light on complex physical processes that may influence diseases, cancers and allergies. 18 hours
Lund researchers develop porous ‘spaghetti’ to grow cells more naturally
NEWS MEDICAL The usual way of cultivating cells is to use a flat laboratory dish of glass. However, inside a human body, the cells do not grow on a flat... 18 hours
Scientists turn mammalian cells into complex biocomputers
Science Magazine Sophisticated genetic circuitry spliced into cells could lead to cancer therapies, tissue generation on demand 19 hours
Enzyme structures illuminate mechanism behind bacteria's bioremediation prowess
PHYS.ORG Bacteria, like humans and animals, must eat. Sometimes, they consume a pollutant in the environment that humans want to get rid of, a process called bioremediation. Investigating the enzymes used by bacteria... 19 hours
Tracking real-time proton induced radiation chemistry in water
PHYS.ORG Proton therapy is a promising form of radiation treatment used to kill cancerous cells and effectively halt their rapid reproduction. While this treatment can also be delivered in different modalities (i.e. electrons... 19 hours
There Are at Least 79 Obesity 'Syndromes'
LIVE SCIENCE When it comes to obesity, there's more than meets the eye: A new review of studies from Canada suggests that obesity comes in at least 79 different forms that are linked to people's genes,... 19 hours
Rare genetic forms of obesity more numerous, diverse than previously thought
SCIENCE DAILY In their search of seven databases and analysis of 161 papers, researchers found that 79 obesity syndromes have been previously reported. Of the 79 syndromes, 19... 19 hours
Hydrogen production: This is how green algae assemble their enzymes
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have analyzed how green algae manufacture complex components of a hydrogen-producing enzyme. The enzyme, known as the hydrogenase, may be relevant for the biotechnological production of hydrogen. 19 hours
Nitrogen foraging ability of plants relies on mobile shoot-root hormone signal
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered the molecular mechanisms underlying the shoot-to-root stage of nitrogen-demand signaling in plants. The team found that genes encoding CEPD polypeptides are switched on... 19 hours
Scientists overcome inaccessibility of caves through molecular genetic approach
SCIENCE DAILY An international group of scientists has used a novel highly sensitive method for detection of environmental DNA in groundwater to extend the poorly known range of the rare subterranean amphibian... 19 hours
Transport of molecular motors into cilia
SCIENCE DAILY Molecular motors produce the force that powers the beat of sperm cell tails to generate movement toward the egg cell for fertilization. New research now shows how the molecular motors that power the movement of sperm... 19 hours
Genetics reveal mysteries of hard-to-treat bacterial infection in cystic fibrosis
SCIENCE DAILY New research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to how it proliferates for so long in the lungs and offers... 19 hours
3U researchers discover biological marker that could predict development of Type 1 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL A significant finding has been made by the 3U Diabetes Consortium, of Dublin City University, Maynooth University and the Royal College of... 20 hours
Transgenic plants against malaria
PHYS.ORG Scientists have discovered a gene that allows to double the production of artemisinin in the Artemisia annua plant.The artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the standard treatment for malaria worldwide, endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).The paper, published in The... 20 hours
Transport of molecular motors into cilia
PHYS.ORG Molecular motors produce the force that powers the beat of sperm cell tails to generate movement toward the egg cell for fertilization. New research now shows how the molecular motors that power the movement of sperm... 20 hours
Researchers crack structure of key protein in Zika virus
SCIENCE DAILY The genomic replication of the Zika virus (ZIKV) is made possible by its 'NS5' protein. Scientists report that they have determined the crystal structure of the entire ZIKV NS5 protein... 20 hours
Identifying genes key to human memory: Insights from genetics and cognitive neuroscience
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people. The study is among the first to identify correlations between gene data... 21 hours
How green algae assemble their enzymes
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have analysed how green algae manufacture complex components of a hydrogen-producing enzyme. The enzyme, known as the hydrogenase, may be relevant for the biotechnological production of hydrogen. 21 hours
Nitrogen foraging ability of plants relies on mobile shoot–root hormone signal
PHYS.ORG Nagoya University researchers discovered the molecular mechanisms underlying the shoot-to-root stage of nitrogen-demand signaling in plants. The team found that genes encoding CEPD polypeptides are switched... 21 hours
Freely diffusing cellular proteins reach the leading edge faster
PHYS.ORG According to a theoretical model developed by LMU physicists, in cell protrusions, cargo-transporting motor proteins often get in each other's way. The upshot is that freely diffusing proteins reach the... 21 hours
Cells grow more naturally in 'spaghetti'
PHYS.ORG The usual way of cultivating cells is to use a flat laboratory dish of glass. However, inside a human body, the cells do not grow on a flat surface, but rather in three dimensions. This has... 21 hours
Scientists overcome inaccessibility of caves through molecular genetic approach
PHYS.ORG An international group of scientists has used a novel highly sensitive method for detection of environmental DNA in groundwater to extend the poorly known range of the rare subterranean amphibian... 21 hours
Breakthrough in 'amphibian plague': Deadly fungus genes identified
PHYS.ORG Scientists have identified the genes of a deadly fungus that is decimating salamander and newt populations in Northern Europe. 21 hours
Discovery that 'size matters' in cell-to-cell communication could unlock new methods for disease diagnosis and treatment
PHYS.ORG Size really does matter when it comes to the mechanisms that cells use to communicate with... 21 hours
WATCH: One woman's story of getting a double mastectomy in her early 20s
ABC NEWS "GMA" booker and segment producer Paige More shares how she got a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation. 21 hours
Stem cells shown to restore erection capability in men with erectile dysfunction
SCIENCE DAILY New clinical trial results show that stem cells can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse. This is... 21 hours
Potential of stem cell therapy to repair lung damage
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in an animal model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. Although, still at a... 21 hours
Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh no more effective than standard repair?
NEWS MEDICAL Women who have surgery for their prolapse have a 3 in 10 chance of needing at least one more operation, so the success rate is not... 21 hours
Paper documents self-healing membrane for fuel cell applications
PHYS.ORG Fuel cells are energy efficient and clean. However, a major challenge to commercialization of this technology is the durability of a vital component of each cell, the membrane, which is typically made... 22 hours
Proteins hiding in proteins take an evolutionary shortcut
PHYS.ORG How a drug-like protein ring evolved in sunflowers has been pieced together by Australian and US scientists in a study published in Molecular Biology and Evolution. Although the evolutionary process took some... 22 hours
Bacteria, deadwood and climate change—forest floor as carbon sink
PHYS.ORG With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, an international group of researchers is investigating to what extent the forest floor serves as a carbon sink and how bacteria... 22 hours
Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS risk
MNT A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings from scientists at The... 22 hours
Life on Earth is Used to Gravity — So What Happens to Our Cells in Space?
SPACE.COM The force of gravity doesn't just keep us anchored to the ground; it influences how our... 23 hours
Researchers discover 'switch' that allows microbes to recognize kin
PHYS.ORG How one-celled microbes recognize their kin is described in a paper by University of Wyoming scientists and published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 24 hours
Scientists crack crystal structure of entire ZIKV NS5 protein
NEWS MEDICAL Zika virus (ZIKV), which causes Zika virus disease, is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito. An infected pregnant woman can... 24 hours
Researchers crack structure of key protein in Zika virus
PHYS.ORG Zika virus (ZIKV), which causes Zika virus disease, is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito. An infected pregnant woman can... 1 day
Scientists call for better basic-clinical genomic research collaborations
NEWS MEDICAL In the era of genome sequencing, it's time to update the old "bench-to-bedside" shorthand for how basic research discoveries inform clinical practice, researchers from The Jackson Laboratory, National Human Genome Research Institute... 1 day
Data protection in medical research: Computer scientists crack anonymity of genetic information
NEWS MEDICAL DNA profiles can reveal a number of details about individuals, and even about their family members. There are laws in place that regulate the trade of... 1 day
Study identifies correlations between gene data and brain activity during memory processing
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people. The study is the first to identify correlations between gene data and... 1 day
Study offers new insights into transmission of dengue infections
NEWS MEDICAL Transmission of the mosquito-borne dengue virus appears to be largely driven by infections centered in and around the home, with the majority of cases related to one another occurring in people who... 2 days
Increase in BRCA testing may not necessarily mean better diagnosis of women at risk, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL More women are requesting BRCA gene testing associated with certain types of cancer thanks to increased interest in... 2 days
Study shows how antibiotics increase survival chances of bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Antibiotics harm bacteria and stress them. Trimethoprim (TMP), an antibiotic, inhibits the growth of the bacterium Escherichia coli and induces a stress response. 2 days
Shared genetic origin for ALS/MND and schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates that the causes of ALS/MND and schizophrenia are biologically linked. The scientists say that the new findings have major implications for how we classify diseases and that they challenge the... 2 days
Clock stars: Astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Star-shaped cells called astrocytes, long considered boring, 'support cells,' are finally coming into their own. To everyone's surprise they even play an important role in the body's master clock, which schedules everything... 2 days
Metabolism and epigenetics play role in cancer development
SCIENCE DAILY A new study investigated how epigenetics can modulate human's genetic program -- it can emphasize or silence genes. The new research shows that if epigenetics is disrupted, it might switch on oncogenes... 2 days
Big data approach to predict protein structure
SCIENCE DAILY Nothing works without proteins in the body; they are the molecular all-rounders in our cells. If they do not work properly, severe diseases, such as Alzheimer's, may result. To develop methods to repair malfunctioning... 3 days
Chance find has big implications for water treatment's costs and carbon footprint
SCIENCE DAILY A type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research could fundamentally reshape efforts to cut the huge amount of electricity consumed during wastewater clean-up. The... 3 days
Scientists get closer look at living nerve synapses
SCIENCE DAILY The brain hosts an extraordinarily complex network of interconnected nerve cells that are constantly exchanging electrical and chemical signals at speeds difficult to comprehend. Now, scientists report that they have been able... 3 days
Surprising culprit in nerve cell damage identified
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have implicated a specific molecule in the self-destruction of axons, the wiring of the nervous system. Understanding just how that damage occurs may help researchers find a way to halt it. 3 days
Major grant funds research effort that seeks to understand complexity of invasive cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A $9.5 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will fund an intensive multidisciplinary research effort that seeks to better... 3 days
AMSBIO launches new automation-friendly cell-free DNA purification kit
NEWS MEDICAL AMSBIO has announced the launch of its new cfPure™ Cell Free DNA Purification Kit for scalable and automation-friendly isolation of circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from patient serum or plasma samples. 3 days
Researchers report discovery of new gene linked to Tau accumulation in AD
NEWS MEDICAL Tau pathology is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD), which is the most common form of dementia in older age. 3 days
Immunotherapy drug becomes first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday granted accelerated approval to the checkpoint inhibitor Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who... 3 days
Medical News Today: Erectile dysfunction: Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in phase I trial
MNT Early trial results reveal how stem cell therapy allowed men with erectile dysfunction to engage in sexual intercourse... 3 days
Stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in mouse model of COPD and cystic fibrosis
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has found that stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in an animal model of... 3 days
Multipronged study of schizophrenia-associated syndrome receives $3.1 million NIH grant
NEWS MEDICAL A research team at Emory University is embarking on a multipronged study of 3q29 deletion syndrome, a genetic mutation associated with a 40-fold increased risk for schizophrenia and... 3 days
Parasite's biological clock could help improve treatments for deadly sleeping sickness
NEWS MEDICAL The parasite that causes deadly sleeping sickness has its own biological clock that makes it more vulnerable to medications during the afternoon, according to international research... 3 days
Researchers develop nanoparticle to deliver potential new drug to breast cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL The research, a collaborative project between Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University, began at the Queen's Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology in... 3 days
New gene linked to Tau pathology
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators at Rush University Medical Center and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that... 3 days
Scientists discover potential role for 'jumping genes' in ALS
NEWS MEDICAL By inserting an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-linked human gene called TDP-43 into fruit flies, researchers at Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered a potential role for 'transposons'... 3 days
Researchers show shared genetic origin between ALS/MND and schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have shown for the first time that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and schizophrenia have a shared genetic origin, indicating that the causes... 3 days
Virus hydrophobicity could help in vaccine purification
NEWS MEDICAL A person doesn't have to get sick to catch a virus. Researchers hope to catch viruses for detection and vaccinations by understanding their sticky outer layers. 3 days
New study resolves the structure of the human protein that causes cystic fibrosis
SCIENCE DAILY In order to better understand how genetic mutations give rise to cystic fibrosis, researchers need to map the protein responsible for the... 3 days
Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light
SCIENCE DAILY A new project aims to create an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for advanced solar cells. The technique could lead to unique catalysts for other applications. 3 days
Berkeley researchers search for cancer clues in sample of blood
NEWS MEDICAL One day, patients may be able to monitor their body's response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study, led by bioengineers at UC... 3 days
New gene discovered associated with Tau, a common form of brain pathology
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that... 3 days
OTUD6B gene mutations cause intellectual and physical disability
SCIENCE DAILY Mutations of the OTUD6B gene result in a spectrum of physical and intellectual deficits, an international team of researchers has discovered. 3 days
Olfactory receptors: New molecular targets detected in colorectal cancer cells
SCIENCE DAILY Growth of colorectal cancer cells can be inhibited with the odorant troenan, report scientists. The researchers detected the olfactory receptor OR51B4 in tumor cells taken from the rectum... 3 days
Membrane lipids hop in and out of rafts in the blink of an eye
SCIENCE DAILY New fluorescent lipids demonstrate how specialized regions in the cell membrane function, explain researchers in a new report. 3 days
Scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging
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How chewing like a cow helped early mammals thrive
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Study reveals mass extinction event 35 million years ago
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The ethics of research—how to end the exploitation of vulnerable communities
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Insights pave way for solar cells and photodetectors based on tunable nanoparticles
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Researchers adapt a DIY robotics kit to automate biology experiments
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