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New model of genetically engineered immune cells may help fight solid tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announced that they have built a new model of genetically engineered immune cells in mice that may... 50 minutes
Married people who fight nastily more likely to suffer from leaky guts, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Married people who fight nastily are more likely to suffer from leaky guts - a problem that unleashes bacteria into... 1 hour
Porvair Sciences' new automation-friendly BactiGrowth plates
NEWS MEDICAL Porvair Sciences has extended its BactiGrowth range of specially packaged plates designed to enable high yield growth of bacteria, yeast, mammalian or insect cell lines. 1 hour
Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a way to make large numbers of immune cells that can... 3 hours
Real-time dynamic monitoring of cell's nucleus for effective cancer screening
NEWS MEDICAL To test for malignancy or monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatment, a person's tissue must be extracted, sent to a lab, stained and analyzed by a pathologist--a process... 3 hours
Researchers move closer to finding potential soft spot in drug-resistant tuberculosis
NEWS MEDICAL Antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis is a public health threat. TB and other bacteria become resistant to antibiotics by evolving genetic changes over time, which they can do quite... 4 hours
Scientists explore ways for drug therapies to reach deadly brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL The blood-brain barrier is a specialized network of vascular and brain cells that acts as the brain's security system, helping to safeguard the brain and regulate... 5 hours
“Zombie gene” protects elephants from cancer finds study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has found that elephants do not get cancers as frequently as other animals because of a special gene that they carry. 7 hours
New 'zombie' gene found in elephants could help humans fight cancer
ABC NEWS They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the... 11 hours
Zombie gene protects against cancer -- in elephants
SCIENCE DAILY LIF6, a dead gene that came back to life, prevents cancer by killing cells with DNA damage. 13 hours
Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage
PHYS.ORG Lipid droplets: they were long thought of merely as the formless blobs of fat out of which spare tires and muffin tops were made. But these days, they're "a really hot area... 14 hours
Researchers use green gold to rapidly detect and identify harmful bacteria
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) have developed a method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant bacteria within one hour using a portable luminometer.... 14 hours
Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas
PHYS.ORG In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals' environmental microbial community may promote... 14 hours
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
PHYS.ORG VIDEO An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's... 14 hours
Endangered eel larvae make a tasty treat for fish in an ocean desert
Science Magazine DNA studies point to possible contribution to European delicacy’s decline 15 hours
Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas
SCIENCE DAILY In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals' environmental microbial community may promote... 15 hours
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
SCIENCE DAILY An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's... 15 hours
Scientists propose a new lead for Alzheimer's research
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause Alzheimer's disease, which could provide new avenues for future research. 15 hours
Scientists reveal role of 'junk DNA' in cancer dissemination
NEWS MEDICAL The more scientists explore so-called "junk" DNA, the less the label seems to fit. 15 hours
Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found a surprising new explanation of how young brains are shaped for sexual behavior later in life. 15 hours
'Zombie' gene protects elephants from cancer, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of captive elephants-;who also live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially... 16 hours
Magnetic gene in aquarium fish could open doors to treatment for epilepsy, Parkinson's
NEWS MEDICAL An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how... 16 hours
Clinical study suggests new treatment direction for head and neck cancer in heavy smokers
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with a greater than 10 pack/year history of smoking tend to develop an especially dangerous form of head and... 16 hours
Light-engineered bacterial shapes could hold key to future labs-on-a-chip
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have used light patterns to control the swimming speed of bacteria and direct them to form different shapes. 16 hours
A resurrected gene may protect elephants from cancer
SCIENCE-NEWS Researchers have found another gene that may play a role in explaining elephants’ cancer resistance. 16 hours
Study identifies potential guidance to treat gastric cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too... 16 hours
How MERS Coronavirus evolves to infect different species
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows how MERS-CoV can adapt to infect cells of a new species, which suggests that other coronaviruses might be able to do the same. 17 hours
Potential guidance for gastric cancer treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too are associated with higher tumor mutation loads. Also known as tumor mutation burdens, measurement of high genetic mutation rates among... 17 hours
Effects of climate warming seen in tallgrass prairie ecosystem
SCIENCE DAILY Ecologists have completed a new study on the effects of climate warming on soil microbes in a long-term climate change experiment at a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. The new study shows... 17 hours
Models give synthetic biologists a head start
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed mathematical models to predict the performance of multi-input synthetic biological circuits that can be used to engineer bacteria and other organisms to regulate cellular systems or perform functions they wouldn't in... 17 hours
Researchers map sugar structures in 'library of sugars'
NEWS MEDICAL Most of us tend to think of sugar as a temptation that threatens our health. The reality is, however, that sugar is an essential component of the human body; it covers the... 17 hours
Distinct origin of ADHD identified In children with history of traumatic brain injury
NEWS MEDICAL According to a study in Biological Psychiatry, physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from... 18 hours
Light-engineered bacterial shapes could hold key to future labs-on-a-chip
PHYS.ORG Scientists have used light patterns to control the swimming speed of bacteria and direct them to form different shapes, according to a new study in the journal eLife. 18 hours
Models give synthetic biologists a head start
PHYS.ORG Synthetic biologists have the tools to build complex, computer-like DNA circuits that sense or trigger activities in cells, and thanks to scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston they now they have... 18 hours
Study shows effects of climate warming in tallgrass prairie ecosystem
PHYS.ORG A University of Oklahoma professor, Jizhong Zhou, and his team have completed a new study on the effects of climate warming on soil microbes in a long-term climate... 18 hours
Medical News Today: Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know
MNT Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin... 19 hours
Fishing quotas upended by nuclear DNA analysis
SCIENCE DAILY Fishing quotas have been decided using an inadequate method for decades, according to a new study. The same method has also been used to decide about culling, hunting quotas, or translocating threatened species. Analyzing... 19 hours
Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of polymers that could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways can be produced and tested with light, using a method developed at the University of Warwick. The new methodology may identify antimicrobials for a range of applications... 19 hours
Tiny helpers that clean cells
SCIENCE DAILY New results show which proteins assist the natural recycling process in the body. 19 hours
Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light
SCIENCE DAILY Hundreds of polymers -- which could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways -- can be produced and tested using light, using a new method. 19 hours
Artificial placenta created in the laboratory
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have now produced an artificial placenta model that very closely resembles the natural organ. Using a specially developed femtosecond laser-based 3D printing process, it is possible to produce customized hydrogel membranes directly within microfluidic chips,... 19 hours
Elephants resist cancer by waking a zombie gene
PHYS.ORG An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of captive elephants—who also live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially... 20 hours
Corymbia genome expands terpene synthesis knowledge
PHYS.ORG Genome annotations of two C. citriodora subspecies broaden understanding of the terpene synthase gene family across eucalypt lineages. 20 hours
New results show which proteins assist the natural recycling process in the body
PHYS.ORG Cells collect, decompose and recycle surplus or damaged cell material. This process, known as autophagy, is important, because cellular waste can be... 20 hours
Understanding the enzyme that enables bacteria to breathe arsenic
PHYS.ORG Arsenic-contaminated drinking water is a major health hazard, with chronic exposure causing illnesses and cancers. The World Health Organization estimates that in Bangladesh, for example, over 5 million people were... 20 hours
Chemo spray may offer alternative to conventional chemotherapy
PHYS.ORG Chemotherapy is often used as a follow-up treatment after surgical removal of a cancerous tumor in order to destroy any remaining cancer cells, but intravenous chemo drugs have notorious side effects and... 21 hours
Pinpointing mutations that cause bacterial antibiotic resistance
PHYS.ORG Researchers in Japan have developed a new way of testing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and found three previously unknown resistance mutations in the process. The fact that they detected both known and unknown mutations... 21 hours
New app, educational game gets its inspiration from phytoplankton
PHYS.ORG Marine phytoplankton are the inspiration for a new mobile application and educational game launched by University of Maine assistant professor of new media and intermedia Gene Felice. 21 hours
Scientists Calculate the Speed of Death in Cells, and It's Surprisingly Slow
LIVE SCIENCE As death takes over, killing waves wash over a darkening cell. 21 hours
Researchers propose new theory for how rare gene mutations cause Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Adelaide-led team of scientists has suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause... 21 hours
New method produces, tests bacteria-fighting polymers using light
NEWS MEDICAL The new methodology may help identify antimicrobials for a range of applications from personal care to coatings. 21 hours
Scientists develop an effective approach to optimizing medicinal molecules
PHYS.ORG The search for new medicinal molecules with predetermined properties is a complex, expensive and time-consuming process, especially in oncology. Modern science allows us to accelerate this search through the use... 22 hours
Why do women get more migraines?
SCIENCE DAILY Differing levels of sex hormones, especially estrogens, may explain why many more women than men suffer from migraines. A study provides evidence that these hormones affect cell mechanisms that control responses to migraine triggers, offering a... 22 hours
The Origins of the 'OMG Particle'
LIVE SCIENCE Right now, as you read this very text, your DNA is getting sliced up by tiny, invisible bullets. 22 hours
Researchers discover new genes involved in Alzheimer’s Disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have used deep gene sequencing to uncover new genetic variations involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. 23 hours
Immunovia's new blood-based testing platform accurately detects non-small cell lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Immunovia AB announced today that in a new collaborative study with a major global pharma company, Immunovia ́s innovative blood-based testing platform, IMMray could differentiate healthy... 23 hours
New project aims to study growth of water-based microorganisms
NEWS MEDICAL In order to better understand and assess the quality of ground and spring water, state-of-the-art methods from the fields of molecular biology and microbiology, as well as chemical high-performance analytics... 23 hours
Powerful new microscope reveals inner workings of human cells with unprecedented clarity
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Australia’s most advanced and powerful microscope, capable of visualizing down to the level of individual atoms, begins its working life today. 23 hours
Scientists identify mutational signatures in ovarian cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have identified distinct patterns of genetic mutation among patients with ovarian cancer that could help them personalise treatment in the future. 23 hours
Researchers design new way to grow nose cells for treating spinal cord injuries
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have designed a new way to grow nose cells in the lab heralding hope for sufferers of spinal cord injuries, including... 1 day
NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease
NEWS MEDICAL The Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hematology at the Icahn School of Medicine at... 1 day
Study: IgG3 antibody stops B cells from fighting pathogens in HIV patients
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, scientists have shown that in certain people living with HIV, a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G3 stops the immune... 1 day
Researchers develop new way of testing bacterial resistance to antibiotics
NEWS MEDICAL A new method to analyze a commonly understood route for antibiotic resistance could lead to earlier detection of antibiotic resistant bacteria. 1 day
Study compares genetic and neural contributions to ADHD in children with or without TBI
NEWS MEDICAL According to a study in Biological Psychiatry, physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),... 1 day
Researchers show how specialized nucleic acid-based nanostructures could help target cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL More than 100 years ago, German Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich popularized the "magic bullet" concept -- a method that clinicians might one day use... 1 day
Brown University researchers reveal key physical properties of 'giant' cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Polyploidal cancer cells--cells that have more than two copies of each chromosome--are much larger than most other cancer cells, are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments... 1 day
MDI Biological Laboratory introduces Morris Scientific Discovery Fund for eligible research programs
NEWS MEDICAL The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced the formation of the Morris Scientific Discovery Fund, which will provide a total of up to $250,000 per... 1 day
New study focuses on promise of gene therapy for Amish nemaline myopathy
NEWS MEDICAL A new comprehensive natural history study about Amish nemaline myopathy in the Old Order Amish population focuses on the promise of gene therapy for... 1 day
Neural stem cells are the key to tail regeneration
NEWS MEDICAL Cut off a salamander's tail and, in a few weeks, a near-perfect replacement grows. Do the same to a lizard and a new tail will regrow, but it won't be... 1 day
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center launches new CAR-T therapy trial
NEWS MEDICAL University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center launched a new clinical trial for CAR-T, joining a select group of hospitals offering the therapy and a smaller group of hospitals manufacturing... 1 day
E-cigarettes not so safe but still better than cigarettes
NEWS MEDICAL According to latest research vaping using e-cigarettes can hasten the death of lung cells by up to fifty times and cause serious lung diseases later in life. This latest study... 1 day
Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest
SCIENCE DAILY Somewhere in the American Southwest or northern Mexico, there are probably the ruins of a scarlet macaw breeding operation dating to between 900 and 1200 C.E., according to... 1 day
What Is Mitosis?
LIVE SCIENCE Mitosis is a method of cell division in which a cell divides and produces identical copies of itself. 1 day
When it comes to regrowing tails, neural stem cells are the key
SCIENCE DAILY It's a longstanding mystery why salamanders can perfectly regenerate their tails whereas lizard tails grow back all wrong. By transplanting neural stem cells between... 1 day
E-cigarette vapor disables key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation
SCIENCE DAILY E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially... 1 day
Specialized delivery methods to help treat cancer, other disorders
SCIENCE DAILY More than 100 years ago, German Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich popularized the 'magic bullet' concept -- a method that clinicians might one day use to target invading microbes without harming... 2 days
First study on physical properties of giant cancer cells may inform new treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Giant cancer cells are much larger and stiffer than other cancer cells and move further, study shows. 2 days
Creation and selective functionalization of virus-like polymer particles
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have collaborated with others to develop a simple way to create and functionalize virus-like polymer particles that have various nanostructures. 2 days
Medical testing: Drop the C-word to reduce anxiety and overtreatment
SCIENCE DAILY Medical researchers are calling for the word 'cancer' to be dropped from some doctor-patient conversations in a bid to reduce patient anxiety and harm from over treatment. The... 2 days
The Grim Reaper Pulses Through Dying Cells in Unremitting Waves
LIVE SCIENCE As death takes over, killing waves wash over a darkening cell. 2 days
Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest
PHYS.ORG Somewhere in the American Southwest or northern Mexico, there are probably the ruins of a scarlet macaw breeding operation dating to between 900 and 1200 C.E., according to... 2 days
People might have bred tropical macaws in the desert 1000 years ago
Science Magazine Ancient DNA suggests a small captive population supplied the southwestern United States with feathers and birds 2 days
When it comes to regrowing tails, neural stem cells are the key
PHYS.ORG Cut off a salamander's tail and, in a few weeks, a near-perfect replacement grows. Do the same to a lizard and a new tail... 2 days
What homebody island birds could tell us about adaptation and evolution
PHYS.ORG In nature, organisms are constantly adapting to their surroundings. It's why animal or plant populations with the same set of genes will do different things in... 2 days
Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more
ABC NEWS New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders 2 days
Policy changes can help ease roadblocks to a healthy diet
SCIENCE DAILY Diet modification can be a vital step to prevent cardiovascular disease. While various biological, economical, physical, social and psychological factors influence food choices, interventions targeting these factors can... 2 days
Amish nemaline myopathy natural history study finds promise for gene therapy treatment
SCIENCE DAILY A new comprehensive natural history study about Amish nemaline myopathy (ANM) in the Old Order Amish population focuses on the promise of gene therapy... 2 days
Thermal switch discovered in engineered squid-based biomaterials
SCIENCE DAILY Tuning materials for optimal optical and electrical properties is becoming commonplace. Now, researchers and manufacturers may be able to tune materials for thermal conductivity by using a squid-inspired protein made of multiple DNA repeats. 2 days
Why zebrafish (almost) always have stripes
SCIENCE DAILY A mathematical model helps explain the key role that one pigment cells plays in making sure that each stripe on a zebrafish ends up exactly where it belongs. 2 days
Tiny bits of RNA can trigger pain and itchiness
SCIENCE-NEWS Two microRNAs may shed light on the causes of nerve pain and itch. 2 days
Medical News Today: Experimental drug may treat 'undruggable' cancers
MNT Researchers have found a way to block a cell signaling pathway that is common to many hard-to-treat cancers and has so far defied attempts to target it. 2 days
University of Minnesota reports breakthrough in 3-D printing for spinal cord repair
PHYS.ORG University of Minnesota researchers have broken new ground in the rapidly advancing field of 3-D printing: Creating stem cell-infused scaffolds that could be implanted... 2 days
Thermal switch discovered in engineered squid-based biomaterials
PHYS.ORG Tuning materials for optimal optical and electrical properties is becoming commonplace. Now, researchers and manufacturers may be able to tune materials for thermal conductivity by using a squid-inspired protein made of multiple DNA repeats. 2 days
Missing immune cells that could fight lethal brain tumors
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have tracked the missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients. They found them in abundance in the bone marrow, locked away and unable to function because of a process the brain... 2 days
During HIV infection, antibody can block B cells from fighting pathogens
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have shown that in certain people living with HIV, a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G3 (IgG3) stops the immune system's... 2 days
Disrupted nitrogen metabolism might spell cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have now shown that in many cancers, the patient's nitrogen metabolism is altered, producing detectable changes in the body fluids and contributing to the emergence of new mutations in cancerous tissue. 2 days
Duke researchers track missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma brain tumors can have an unusual effect on the body's immune system, often causing a dramatic drop in the number of circulating T-cells that help drive the body's defenses. 2 days
Platelet-rich plasma does not enhance cartilage formation capabilities of stem cells
NEWS MEDICAL Platelet-rich plasma is believed to provide pain relief and help improve joint function in degenerative joint disease, but a new study has shown that it does... 2 days
Medical News Today: Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression
MNT New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both. 2 days
Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression
MNT New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both. 2 days
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
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Getting more out of microbes—studying Shewanella in microgravity
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Long term effects of Zika virus exposure during pregnancy studied
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