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Study provides better knowledge about healthcare burden of mitochondrial diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Mitochondrial diseases are a diverse group of disorders caused by mutated genes that impair energy production in a patient's cells, often with severe effects. 1 hour
Ancient antiviral defense system could revolutionize a new class of RNA-based medicine
SCIENCE DAILY Medicinal payload could be delivered by engineered RNAs that can be controlled by a billion year-old 'genetic fossil' found in all cells, say investigators. 2 hours
How are long strands of DNA packed into tiny cells?
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are a step closer to understanding how our DNA is squeezed into every cell in the body. They provide the first-ever detailed picture of the nucleosome, the... 2 hours
Scientists produce dialysis membrane made from graphene
MIT Material can filter nanometer-sized molecules at 10 to 100 times the rate of commercial membranes. 2 hours
Study on human skin microbiome finds archaea abundance associated with age
PHYS.ORG It turns out your skin is crawling with single-celled microorganisms—and they're not just bacteria. A study by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley... 2 hours
Injecting plant-based nanoparticles and chemotherapy drug helps halt tumor progression in mice
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in collaboration with researchers from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine and RWTH Aachen University have... 2 hours
Radiation-exposed corals may hold new clues to keeping DNA intact
NEWS MEDICAL More than 70 years after the U.S. tested atomic bombs on a ring of sand in the Pacific Ocean called Bikini Atoll, Stanford researchers are studying how long-term... 2 hours
How are long strands of DNA packed into tiny cells?
PHYS.ORG Scientists are a step closer to understanding how DNA, the molecules that carry all of our genetic information, is squeezed into every cell in the body. How DNA... 3 hours
Nanopipette technology wins first place in NIH 'Follow that Cell' challenge
PHYS.ORG Nader Pourmand, professor of biomolecular engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has won the $300,000 first place prize in the Follow... 3 hours
Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes clean pollutants in wastewater
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater. 3 hours
Engineers take closer look at mechanical and chemical attributes of heart defect
NEWS MEDICAL Elastin and collagen serve as the body's building blocks. They provide tensile strength and elasticity for a number of organs, muscles and tissues. Any genetic mutation... 3 hours
First 'haploid' human stem cells could change the face of medical research
SCIENCE DAILY Stem cell research holds huge potential for medicine and human health. In particular, human embryonic stem cells (ESCs), with their ability to turn into... 4 hours
PNNL-OHSU scientists part of NCI effort to study about role of proteins in cancer biology
NEWS MEDICAL The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is part of a nationwide effort to learn more about... 4 hours
HIV virions sense plasma membrane heterogeneity for cell entry
Science Magazine It has been proposed that cholesterol in host cell membranes plays a pivotal role for cell entry of HIV. However, it remains largely unknown why virions prefer cholesterol-rich heterogeneous membranes... 4 hours
Tool-assisted rhythmic drumming in palm cockatoos shares key elements of human instrumental music
Science Magazine All human societies have music with a rhythmic "beat," typically produced with percussive instruments such as drums. The set of capacities that... 4 hours
[Editors' Choice] Fortifying the BBB: Border control by increasing regulators
Science Magazine Treatment with exogenous regulatory T cells fortifies the blood-brain barrier after tissue plasminogen activator therapy in models of acute ischemic stroke. 4 hours
[Research Articles] Linker proteins restore basement membrane and correct LAMA2-related muscular dystrophy in mice
Science Magazine LAMA2-related muscular dystrophy (LAMA2 MD or MDC1A) is the most frequent form of early-onset, fatal congenital muscular dystrophies. It is... 4 hours
[Reports] Genetic and epigenetic inactivation of SESTRIN1 controls mTORC1 and response to EZH2 inhibition in follicular lymphoma
Science Magazine Follicular lymphoma (FL) is an incurable form of B cell lymphoma. Genomic studies have... 4 hours
[Editors' Choice] Surfs up for ER stress
Science Magazine A new type of biological clock regulates the unfolded protein response. 4 hours
Swimming microbots can remove pathogenic bacteria from water
SCIENCE DAILY The lack of clean water in many areas around the world is a persistent, major public health problem. One day, tiny robots could help address this issue by zooming around contaminated water... 4 hours
Scientists identify key locations for spread of Pin-tailed Whydahs
PHYS.ORG Invasive parasites are a biological oxymoron. And yet, they are in our backyards! A new study analyzes the case of a brood parasitic bird, the Pin-tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura), and... 5 hours
Swimming microbots can remove pathogenic bacteria from water
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The lack of clean water in many areas around the world is a persistent, major public health problem. One day, tiny robots could help address this issue by zooming around contaminated water... 6 hours
Micron-sized hydrogel cubes show highly efficient delivery of a potent anti-cancer drug
PHYS.ORG Many potent anti-cancer drugs have major drawbacks—they fail to mix with water, which means they will have a limited solubility in blood, and they... 6 hours
Vortex-antivortex pairs found in magnetic trilayers
PHYS.ORG A international team of researchers has discovered magnetic vortex-antivortex pairs arising from correlated electron spins in a newly engineered trilayer material. The discovery could advance memory cells and points to the potential development of 3-D magnetic... 6 hours
Genetic tests help identify relative risk of 25 cancer-associated mutations
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers assigned levels of risk to 25 mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer in a large, Stanford-led study. The results may be helpful in guiding treatment and... 6 hours
Scientists describe a well-defined mitochondrial proteome in baker's yeast
PHYS.ORG Mitochondria, best known for their role as powerhouses of eukaryotic cells, fulfill numerous vital functions. Knowledge about the precise protein composition as well as the functions of individual proteins is... 7 hours
New gene editing technique could drive out mosquito-borne disease
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings us closer to suppressing them on a continental scale. 7 hours
Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene. 7 hours
Genomic copy number variants contribute to cognitive impairment in the UK
SCIENCE DAILY Genetic alterations of rare deletions or duplications of small DNA segments, called copy number variants (CNVs), have been known to increase risk of neurodevelopmental disorders such... 7 hours
'Matrix' inside tissues and tumors
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a groundbreaking method to reveal the structure of tissues and tumors with unprecedented detail, by completely dissolving away cells and leaving the delicate extracellular matrix intact. 7 hours
Proteins linked to HIV transmission could actually be beneficial for reproduction
SCIENCE DAILY Protein fragments found in semen, and previously only known for their ability to enhance HIV infection, also appear to play an important role in reproductive biology.... 7 hours
Long-term sustained effect of biological psoriasis treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Biological treatment of psoriasis shows a good efficacy in clinical trials. Since most analyses have focused on short-term outcomes of single biological agents, little has been known about long-term outcomes in clinical practice, where... 8 hours
Unique stem cells as a potential asthma treatment
SCIENCE DAILY A new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma. 8 hours
Injectable plant-based nanoparticles delay tumor progression
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers discovered injecting potato virus particles into melanoma tumor sites activates an anti-tumor immune system response. And simultaneously injecting the nanoscale plant virus particles and a chemotherapy drug--doxorubicin--into tumor sites further helps halt tumor progression in... 8 hours
Injectable plant-based nanoparticles delay tumor progression
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in collaboration with researchers from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine and RWTH Aachen University (Germany) have adapted virus particles—that normally infect potatoes—to serve as cancer drug delivery... 8 hours
What we can learn about global flu evolution from one person's infection
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that flu evolution within some individuals can hint at the virus's eventual evolutionary course worldwide. The study of 10-year-old... 8 hours
Reptile skin grown in lab for first time, helps study endangered turtle disease
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal was successfully engineered in... 9 hours
Using mathematical methods to study complex biological networks
SCIENCE DAILY Complex biological processes, such as the metabolism, often involve thousands of different compounds coupled by chemical reactions. These process chains are described by researchers as chemical reaction networks. Researchers have developed new... 9 hours
Eating Mangoes Could Benefit Your Health
SCI-NEWS.COM Several human studies on consumption of mango (Mangifera indica) have found multiple health benefits associated with the fruit including improved blood pressure, blood sugar... 9 hours
The body relies on thousands of sugar–protein complexes to stay healthy
PHYS.ORG Over two weeks in 2004, Song Zhiwei witnessed the slow death of a colony of cells. Song, a bioengineer at the A*STAR Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI),... 9 hours
Better understanding the principles of silicon etching leads to improved surface patterning
PHYS.ORG From solar cells that capture more light, to medical devices that resist colonization by bacteria; there are many applications for materials given a bristly... 9 hours
Researchers investigate how cystic fibrosis alters structure of mucus in airways
NEWS MEDICAL Mucus is important for maintaining healthy lungs. Inhaled particles, including bacteria and viruses, get trapped in mucus and then cilia -- tiny hair like projections on... 9 hours
Discovery of T cell exhaustion offers new pathway to more powerful immunotherapies
NEWS MEDICAL St. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologists have discovered how immune cells called T cells become "exhausted" -- unable to do their jobs of attacking... 9 hours
Controlled rupturing of thin films can make low-cost nanopatterned arrays for solar cells and biomolecular detection
PHYS.ORG The phenomenon of 'dewetting'—usually considered a nuisance as it causes solids to bead up into islands,... 10 hours
NASA keeps a close eye on tiny stowaways
PHYS.ORG Wherever you find people, you also find bacteria and other microorganisms. The International Space Station is no exception. 10 hours
Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes digest pollutants
PHYS.ORG Cornell materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater. 10 hours
Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells
PHYS.ORG Rice University scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene. 10 hours
DNA methylation can provide effective markers for major cancers, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study, published online in the July 26 issue of PNAS, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in... 11 hours
Gene Thieves: Female Salamanders Hijack DNA from Multiple Males
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists are still trying to make sense of something extremely weird that happened between a pair of Ambystoma salamanders millions of years ago. 11 hours
Bacteria change a liquid's properties and escape entrapment
PHYS.ORG A flexible tail allows swimming bacteria to thin the surrounding liquid and to free themselves when trapped along walls or obstacles. This finding could influence how bacterial growth on medical, industrial, and... 11 hours
Research presents crystal structure of enzyme implicated in cancer, neurodegenerative diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A Stony Brook University-led team of researchers has determined the structure of a key enzyme involved with cell growth regulation in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, including... 12 hours
New wound healing properties of ficin researched
PHYS.ORG Ficin, an enzyme derived from figs latex, has been found to be active against biofilms formed by Staphylococcus. The project is headed by Senior Research Associate of the Microorganism Genetics Lab Ayrat Kayumov and... 12 hours
Research team receives NIH grant to develop new way to examine cancer cell metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Delaware researcher is part of a team that recently received a grant from the National Institutes of... 12 hours
Fluorescent proteins found in jellyfish shed new light on DNA copying
NEWS MEDICAL Using these proteins, originally found in jellyfish to make them glow, the team where able to focus laser beams on the brightly lit proteins and track them inside... 13 hours
Medical News Today: Human enzyme may be key to unraveling Alzheimer's disease
MNT A study using a human enzyme, called cyclophilin 40, offers a new way to disentangle the faulty protein clumps in a range of neurodegenerative... 14 hours
'On your mark, get set'—Neutrons run enzyme's reactivity for better biofuel production
PHYS.ORG Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Scientists using neutron scattering have identified the specifics... 14 hours
Human enzyme may be key to unraveling Alzheimer's disease
MNT A study using a human enzyme, called cyclophilin 40, offers a new way to disentangle the faulty protein clumps in a range of neurodegenerative diseases. 14 hours
Scientists create better tools to study the processes of life
PHYS.ORG Scientists have developed a new biological tool for examining molecules - the building blocks of life - which they say could provide new insights and other benefits such... 15 hours
New handbook reveals how live-cell analysis technology empowers research
NEWS MEDICAL From the moment cells are placed in culture, whether freshly harvested or defrosted from a cryovial, the learning opportunity begins. 16 hours
American scientists develop bioorthogonal labeling test to assess sialylated glycans in tumor cells
NEWS MEDICAL Glycosylated proteins are often overexpressed in tumor cells and thus could serve as tumor markers, especially those with the interesting molecule sialic... 16 hours
Scientists investigate genetics of windborne bacteria arriving along with dust
NEWS MEDICAL Israel is subjected to sand and dust storms from several directions: northeast from the Sahara, northwest from Saudi Arabia and southwest from the desert regions of Syria. The... 16 hours
UC biologist explores structural complexities of butterflies to unlock mysteries of human infertility
NEWS MEDICAL When insects skip the light fandango their romantic foreplay often involves some pretty crazy things like hypnotic dance moves and flashy colors.... 17 hours
Morgridge researchers reveal complex viral replication process in unprecedented detail
NEWS MEDICAL In the fight against the viruses that invade everyday life, seeing and understanding the battleground is essential. Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have, for the first... 18 hours
Mouse study uncovers key molecular player in heart enlargement
NEWS MEDICAL The heart is a dynamic muscle that grows and shrinks in response to stressors such as exercise and disease. The secret to its malleability lies in individual cells, which get... 19 hours
Chronic flu patients could be an early warning system for future outbreaks
SCIENCE-NEWS Cancer patients’ long-term flu infections may preview future viruses. 1 day
Human enzyme can reduce neurotoxic amyloids in a mouse model of dementia
SCIENCE DAILY A naturally occurring human enzyme -called cyclophilin 40 or CyP40- can unravel protein aggregates that contribute to both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, according... 1 day
Biologist looks at butterflies to help solve human infertility
SCIENCE DAILY A biologist helps decode the structural complexities of male butterfly ejaculate and co-evolving female reproductive tract. Findings from these biochemical relationships may help unlock certain mysteries of human infertility. 1 day
Directed gene-copy variation: The key to conquering new environments
SCIENCE DAILY A study of yeast reveals new mechanism that allows cells to adapt to environmental changes more rapidly by accelerating genetic changes around genes that boost fitness. 1 day
Reptile skin grown in lab for first time, helps study endangered turtle disease
PHYS.ORG Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal was successfully engineered in... 1 day
Genetic engineering tool generates antioxidant-rich purple rice
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers in China have developed a genetic engineering approach capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to make rice endosperm -- seed tissue that provides nutrients to the developing plant embryo... 1 day
Study finds link between gene mutation and retinitis pigmentosa in U.S. Hispanic families
NEWS MEDICAL Thirty-six percent of Hispanic families in the U.S. with a common form of retinitis pigmentosa got the disease because they carry a... 1 day
Directed gene-copy variation: The key to conquering new environments
PHYS.ORG A study of yeast reveals new mechanism that allows cells to adapt to environmental changes more rapidly by accelerating genetic changes around genes that boost fitness, publishing 27 June in... 1 day
Biologist looks at butterflies to help solve human infertility
PHYS.ORG When insects skip the light fandango their romantic foreplay often involves some pretty crazy things like hypnotic dance moves and flashy colors. In some species it ends with a complex... 1 day
Mice provide insight into genetics of autism spectrum disorders
SCIENCE DAILY The CHD8 gene is associated with some cases of human autism. A new study shows that mice with mutated CHD8 show defects in brain development and behavioral changes, and may... 1 day
New knowledge about the dynamics of proteins can shape the future in drug development
SCIENCE DAILY New research provides mechanistic insight into how protein dynamics control the activity of a group of enzymes called serine proteases.... 1 day
Gene mutation linked to retinitis pigmentosa in Southwestern US Hispanic families
SCIENCE DAILY Thirty-six percent of Hispanic families in the U.S. with a common form of retinitis pigmentosa got the disease because they carry a mutation of the arrestin-1... 1 day
Skin cell model advances study of genetic mutation linked to heart disease, stroke risk
SCIENCE DAILY Using a new skin cell model, researchers have overcome a barrier that previously prevented the study of living tissue from... 1 day
Medical News Today: Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing
MNT Using a combination of gold nanoparticles and laser technology, a team of scientists has found a way to halt the... 1 day
DNA Solves 200-Year-Old Mystery of Weird Ice Age Creature
LIVE SCIENCE An oddball extinct animal discovered nearly 200 years ago recently confirmed its place on the mammal family tree, thanks to newly discovered DNA evidence. 1 day
Researchers discover novel colistin resistance gene mcr-3 in Escherichia coli
SCIENCE DAILY A new mobile colistin resistance gene, mcr-3, has been discovered in E. coli of pig origin. The novel mcr-3 gene was discovered when a colistin-resistant Escherichia coli isolate... 1 day
Alzheimer's gene associated with failure to adapt to cognitive challenge in healthy adults
SCIENCE DAILY Healthy adults carrying the gene APOE4 -- the strongest known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) -- may struggle to adapt... 1 day
Genetic engineering tool generates antioxidant-rich purple rice
PHYS.ORG Researchers in China have developed a genetic engineering approach capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to make rice endosperm—seed tissue that provides nutrients to the developing plant embryo—produce high levels... 1 day
The dust storm microbiome
SCIENCE DAILY The airborne dust carried in sand storms affects the health of people and ecosystems alike. New research suggests that part of the effect might not be in the particles of dust but rather in bacteria that cling to them, traveling... 1 day
Key player in heart enlargement identified
SCIENCE DAILY The heart is a dynamic muscle that grows and shrinks in response to stressors such as exercise and disease. The secret to its malleability lies in individual cells, which get bigger or smaller depending on the... 1 day
Structures vital to virus replication illuminated
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have, for the first time, imaged molecular structures vital to how a major class of viruses replicates within infected cells. The research uses pioneering cryo-electron tomography to reveal the complex viral replication process in vivid... 1 day
Pathway to 'rejuvenating' immune cells to fight cancers and infections
SCIENCE DAILY A new discovery of the mechanism of T cell exhaustion will lead to treatments to enhance immunotherapies against cancers and such viruses as HIV. 1 day
Insights into closed enzymes
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have arrived at a structural model of the enzyme adenylate kinase in its closed state. 1 day
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy under real ambient pressure conditions
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have improved an ambient-pressure photoelectron spectroscopy instrument using hard X-rays and succeeded in photoelectron spectrometry under real atmospheric pressure for the first time in the world. The novel apparatus can be... 1 day
Researchers chart pathway to 'rejuvenating' immune cells to fight cancers and infections
SCIENCE DAILY A new discovery of the mechanism of T cell exhaustion will lead to treatments to enhance immunotherapies against cancers and such viruses as HIV. 1 day
Scientists illuminate structures vital to virus replication
PHYS.ORG In the fight against the viruses that invade everyday life, seeing and understanding the battleground is essential. Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have, for the first time, imaged molecular structures vital to... 1 day
Conducting shell for bacteria
PHYS.ORG Under anaerobic conditions, certain bacteria can produce electricity. This behavior can be exploited in microbial fuel cells, with a special focus on wastewater treatment schemes. A weak point is the dissatisfactory power density of the microbial cells. An unconventional solution... 1 day
Jellyfish fluorescence shines new light on DNA copying
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have used florescent proteins from jellyfish to help shed new light on how DNA replicates. 1 day
What makes stem cells into perfect allrounders
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have discovered the protein that enables natural embryonic stem cells to form all body cells. In the case of embryonic stem cells maintained... 1 day
The dust storm microbiome
PHYS.ORG Israel is subjected to sand and dust storms from several directions: northeast from the Sahara, northwest from Saudi Arabia and southwest from the desert regions of Syria. The airborne dust carried in these storms affects the health of people and... 1 day
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy under real ambient pressure conditions
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Innovation Research Center for Fuel Cells, University of Electro-Communications, Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University, and JASRI (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute), have improved... 1 day
Study links immune responses to intestinal microbes with rheumatoid arthritis
MNT In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), self-reactive T cell responses cause inflammation and progressive damage to synovial joints. 1 day
Tracking bacterial movement between humans, animals key to understanding antibiotic resistance
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study, researchers treated bacteria the way they would any ecosystem, using genomic "tags" to track bacterial transmission. 1 day
Exposure to light causes emotional and physical responses in migraine sufferers
SCIENCE DAILY Light makes migraine headaches more painful and induces negative emotions and unpleasant physical sensations, new research confirms. Laboratory studies identify previously unknown connections between nerve cells... 1 day
Hunting microbes or smelling poison: A matter of evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Mammals possess several lines of defense against microbes. One of them is activated when receptors called Fprs, which are present on immune cells, bind to specific molecules that are linked... 1 day
Alzheimer's disease risk linked to a network of genes associated with myeloid cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that a network of genes associated with myeloid cells is central to Alzheimer's disease susceptibility. 1 day
Swimming microbots can remove pathogenic bacteria from water
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Strict rules around contamination hamper exploration for life beyond Earth
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New gene-editing technique could drive out mosquito-borne disease
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Large-scale production of living brain cells enables entirely new research
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From strands to droplets—new insights into DNA control
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Discovery of a new mechanism involved in the migration of cancer cells
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Ultra-thin camera creates images without lenses
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Wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs
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