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FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus
ABC NEWS US regulators approve a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles caused by the chickenpox virus 19 hours
New study explores how herpes simplex virus may change during familial transmission
NEWS MEDICAL A new study explores how herpes simplex virus might change when passed from one individual to another, information that may prove useful in future... 2 days
Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting - held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases - found that eradication... 2 days
HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use
NEWS MEDICAL Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse significantly... 2 days
Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that daily... 2 days
Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease
NEWS MEDICAL Phospholipids - fat molecules that form the membranes found around cells - make up almost half of the dry weight of cells, but when it comes to autoimmune... 2 days
New synthetic genetic tool measures and manipulates protein aggregation in live cells
NEWS MEDICAL A common thread ties seemingly unlinked disorders like Alzheimer's disease and type II diabetes together. This thread is known as protein aggregation and happens... 2 days
Pharmacological stimulation of nicotinic receptor could be strategy to treat lung inflammation
NEWS MEDICAL It has been amply proven that smoking can cause serious diseases such as emphysema and cancer. A new study, however, shows that pharmacological stimulation... 2 days
The landscape of transcription errors in eukaryotic cells
Science Magazine Accurate transcription is required for the faithful expression of genetic information. To understand the molecular mechanisms that control the fidelity of transcription, we used novel sequencing technology to provide the first comprehensive... 2 days
Cell biology: Cleaning up? Not without helpers
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists explain assembly and transport function of 'old' calcium pumps by 'new' partner proteins. 2 days
Interleukin-10 from CD4+ follicular regulatory T cells promotes the germinal center response
Science Magazine CD4+ follicular regulatory T (Tfr) cells suppress B cell responses through modulation of follicular helper T (Tfh) cells and germinal center (GC) development. We... 2 days
A molecular basis of human T cell receptor autoreactivity toward self-phospholipids
Science Magazine Human T cell autoreactivity toward lipid antigens presented by CD1 proteins can manifest in numerous diseases, including psoriasis, contact hypersensitivities, and allergies. However, the molecular mechanisms... 2 days
The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope
SCIENCE DAILY A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That's up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by... 2 days
The skinny on lipid immunology
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists reveal new insights into the basis for T cell receptor (TCR) autoreactivity to self-phospholipids, with implications for autoimmune diseases. 2 days
DNA damage found in veterans with Gulf War illness
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers say they have found the 'first direct biological evidence' of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that produce energy in the body. 2 days
Researchers find evidence of DNA damage in veterans with Gulf War illness
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers say they have found the 'first direct biological evidence' of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that... 2 days
Last unknown structure of HIV-1 solved, another step in efforts to disarm the AIDS virus
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have solved the last unknown protein structure of HIV-1, the retrovirus that can cause AIDS. This will... 2 days
The birth of a new protein
SCIENCE DAILY A yeast protein that evolved from scratch can fold into a compact three-dimensional shape -- contrary to the general understanding of young proteins. Recent evidence suggests new genes can arise from the non-coding sections, or 'junk,'... 2 days
Gene circuit can be used to switch on inside cancer cells and stimulate immune attack, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, conducted by researchers at MIT, suggests that a recently developed synthetic... 2 days
To Reduce Risk Of Recurring Bladder Infection, Try Drinking More Water
NPR While it may seem simple, drinking water flushes bacteria out of the urethra, helping to prevent infection in women prone to them. And it also may... 2 days
Researchers drill down into gene behind frontotemporal lobar degeneration
SCIENCE DAILY Mutations in the TMEM106B gene significantly increases a person's risk of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), the second most common cause of dementia in those under 65, researchers have demonstrated. While... 2 days
Study shows how nerves drive prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate, show researchers. Their earlier research -- which first implicated nerves in fueling prostate cancer -- has prompted a... 2 days
How the smallest bacterial pathogens outwit host immune defenses by stealth mechanisms
SCIENCE DAILY Despite their relatively small genome, mycoplasmas can cause persistent and difficult-to-treat infections in humans and animals. A study has shown how mycoplasmas escape the... 2 days
Chromosomes may be entangled, research finds
NEWS MEDICAL Everyone knows that long bits of yarn, or charging cables and the like, tend to get quickly tangled and form nasty knots. Little is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which also consist... 2 days
Ancient Mitochondrial DNA Sheds Light on Evolutionary History of Saber-Toothed Cats
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers has used advanced DNA sequencing methods to retrieve and... 2 days
Medical News Today: Is gene editing ethical?
MNT Advances in molecular biology are bringing the possibility of editing the human genome ever closer. But do we think this is ethical? 2 days
Adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial focuses on non-healing leg wounds
NEWS MEDICAL Sanford Health is launching its second adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial - this one to focus on non-healing leg wounds. 2 days
Researchers discover new function in gene-regulatory protein
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. 2 days
Sickle cell anemia treatment does not increase malaria risk in Africa
SCIENCE DAILY The drug hydroxyurea does not appear to increase the risk of malaria infection in patients with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions, according to... 2 days
How obesity promotes breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. The research team has already been able to halt this mechanism with an... 2 days
Chromosomes may be knotted
SCIENCE DAILY Little is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which consist of long strings that -- according to our experience -- should be likely to become knotted. However, up to now it has not been possible to study... 2 days
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Physicists use mathematical algorithms to examine experimental 3-D structures of chromosomes
PHYS.ORG Everyone knows that long bits of yarn, or charging cables and the like, tend to get quickly tangled and form nasty knots. Little is known about... 2 days
New graphene nano-ribbons lend sensors unprecedented sensitivity
PHYS.ORG Pinning DNA-sized ribbons of carbon to a gas sensor can boost its sensitivity far better than any other known carbon material, says a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2 days
New function in gene-regulatory protein discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers show how the protein CBP affects the expression of genes through its interaction with the basal machinery that reads the instructions in our DNA. 2 days
The microbial anatomy of an organ
SCIENCE DAILY The first 3-D spatial visualization tool has been developed for mapping 'omics' data onto whole organs. The tool helps researchers and clinicians understand the effects of chemicals, such as microbial metabolites and medications, on a diseased... 2 days
Tracing Indigenous Australian ochre sources via microbial 'fingerprinting'
PHYS.ORG VIDEO We have found a new method for pinpointing the geological origins of ochre found in Indigenous Australian artefacts. 2 days
New function in gene-regulatory protein discovered
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the U.S. have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. They show how the protein CBP affects the... 2 days
your body s cells use and resist force and they move it s mechanobiology Your body's cells use and resist force, and they move. It's mechanobiology
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Mechanical forces rule biological processes, from the contractions of the pump-like heart, to muscles that resemble strings and pullies, and cells that carry out... 2 days
Medical News Today: What is DNA?
MNT DNA is perhaps the most famous molecule on earth. Here we explain what it is, what it does, its double helix structure, and why it is so important to life. 2 days
HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer risk remains generally low, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL The prevalence of throat (oropharyngeal) cancers caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) has increased in recent decades, and some groups are much more likely than others to have the... 2 days
Biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science
PHYS.ORG Virtual reality has nothing on nature. Just ask the UC Santa Barbara students who one recent day trekked... 3 days
New UMass Lowell study to explore link between gut bacteria and Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL The saying "Listen to your gut" is taking on new meaning in the hunt for clues about Parkinson's disease. The National Institutes... 3 days
New 3-D visualization tool could enable targeted drug delivery for cystic fibrosis and other conditions
PHYS.ORG University of California San Diego researchers have developed the first 3D spatial visualization tool for mapping "'omics" data... 3 days
Brain-training could help elderly people increase their understanding of words in noisy situations
NEWS MEDICAL For many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy venue is a major struggle, even... 3 days
New CAR-T cell therapy offers effective option for certain blood cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is one of the first centers nationwide to offer... 3 days
Small RNA molecules trigger cancer cells to commit suicide
NEWS MEDICAL Small RNA molecules originally developed as a tool to study gene function trigger a mechanism hidden in every cell that forces the cell to commit suicide, reports a new Northwestern... 3 days
Study finds mitochondrial DNA damage in Veterans with Gulf War illness
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers say they have found the "first direct biological evidence" of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that produce energy... 3 days
Surprise new butterflyfish from the Philippine 'twilight zone'
SCIENCE DAILY A new species of striped Philippine butterflyfish -- the charismatic Roa rumsfeldi -- made a fantastic, 7,000-mile journey before surprising scientists with its unknown status. Live specimens collected from a depth of... 3 days
Mutant gene found to fuel cancer-promoting effects of inflammation
SCIENCE DAILY A new mechanism has been uncovered linking a human gene's function to chronic inflammation. Through large-scale genomic analyses, the researchers discovered that 'mutant p53' amplifies the impact of inflammation, leading... 3 days
Phenogenetic map created for stem cells models of neurological diseases
SCIENCE DAILY In an effort to better understand neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS -- and develop new ways to treat them -- researchers have performed the first meta-analysis... 3 days
Penn researchers functionally dissect gene variant linked to FTLD
NEWS MEDICAL Seven years ago, Penn Medicine researchers showed that mutations in the TMEM106B gene significantly increased a person's risk of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), the second most common cause of dementia... 3 days
New study describes how gene-environment interaction leads to congenital heart defects
NEWS MEDICAL Infants of mothers with diabetes have a three- to five-fold increased risk of congenital heart defects. Such developmental defects are likely caused by a combination of... 3 days
New RNA switch achieves gene activation thousands of times better than nature
NEWS MEDICAL If scientists could precisely regulate gene expression, they could turn off the genes responsible for illness and disease and turn on those that enhance... 3 days
Ancient DNA offers new view on saber-toothed cats' past
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers who've analyzed the complete mitochondrial genomes from ancient samples representing two species of saber-toothed cats have a new take on the animals' history over the last 50,000 years. The... 3 days
Newly discovered viral marker could help predict flu severity in infected patients
SCIENCE DAILY Flu viruses contain defective genetic material that may activate the immune system in infected patients, and new research published in PLOS Pathogens suggests that... 3 days
Fundamental research enhances understanding of major cancer gene
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have provided new insights into the role of PTEN, a major cancer gene, in controlling cell growth and behavior. PTEN is the second most commonly altered gene in human cancers, particularly... 3 days
Doubling up on ‘junk DNA’ helps make us human
SCIENCE-NEWS DNA duplicated only in humans may contribute to human traits and disease. 3 days
Bacteria in Your Mouth Could Fuel Gut Diseases
LIVE SCIENCE Bacteria that normally live in a person's mouth could contribute to gut diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, a new study in mice suggests. 3 days
Creating a better RNA switch
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new RNA switch that activates genes thousands of times better than nature and has applications in diagnostics and metabolic engineering. 3 days
Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body's immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the disease. 3 days
Tracing cell death pathway points to drug targets for brain damage, kidney injury, asthma
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are unlocking the complexities of a recently discovered cell death process that plays a key role in health and... 3 days
Field trips of the future?
SCIENCE DAILY A biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science. 3 days
Key molecular link in major cell growth pathway
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has uncovered a surprising molecular link that connects how cells regulate growth with how they sense and make available the nutrients required for growth. The researchers' findings also... 3 days
Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack
MIT Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack 3 days
New Butterflyfish Species Discovered in Philippines: Roa rumsfeldi
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of marine biologists from Monterey Bay Aquarium and the California Academy of Sciences has discovered and described a... 3 days
Renewable resource: To produce vital lipoic acid, sulfur is used, then replenished
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows how a protein is consumed, then reconstituted, during the production of a compound required for converting energy from food into a... 3 days
One to 10 mutations are needed to drive cancer, scientists find
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have provided unbiased estimates of the number of mutations needed for cancers to develop, in a study of more than 7,500... 3 days
Gut bacterium indirectly causes symptoms by altering fruit fly microbiome
SCIENCE DAILY CagA, a protein produced by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, can alter the population of microbes living in the fruit fly gut, leading to disease symptoms, according to new... 3 days
New machine learning system can automatically identify shapes of red blood cells
SCIENCE DAILY Using a computational approach known as deep learning, scientists have developed a new system to classify the shapes of red blood cells in a... 3 days
Gut bacteria from wild mice boost health in lab mice
SCIENCE DAILY Laboratory mice that are given the gut bacteria of wild mice can survive a deadly flu virus infection and fight colorectal cancer dramatically better than laboratory mice with... 3 days
H7N9 influenza is both lethal and transmissible in animal model for flu
SCIENCE DAILY In 2013, an influenza virus began circulating among poultry in China. It caused several waves of human infection and as of late July 2017,... 3 days
Key psychiatric drug target comes into focus
SCIENCE DAILY One way or another, many psychiatric drugs work by binding to receptor molecules in the brain that are sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine, a chemical signal that is central to how our experiences shape... 3 days
Individual receptors caught at work
SCIENCE DAILY Using a revolutionary live-cell microscopy technique, an international team of scientist has observed for the first time individual receptors for hormones and widely used drugs at work in intact cells. 3 days
Spider genes put a new spin on arachnids’ potent venoms, stunning silks, and surprising history
Science Magazine VIDEO These eight-legged marvels have complex genomes, some bigger than ours 3 days
Recent natural selection causes adaptive evolution of an avian polygenic trait
Science Magazine We used extensive data from a long-term study of great tits (Parus major) in the United Kingdom and Netherlands to better understand how genetic signatures of... 3 days
Defibrillation of soft porous metal-organic frameworks with electric fields
Science Magazine Gas transport through metal-organic framework membranes (MOFs) was switched in situ by applying an external electric field (E-field). The switching of gas permeation upon E-field polarization could be explained by... 3 days
Untangling spider biology
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Selecting memory T cells
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Ectopic colonization of oral bacteria in the intestine drives TH1 cell induction and inflammation
Science Magazine Intestinal colonization by bacteria of oral origin has been correlated with several negative health outcomes, including inflammatory bowel disease. However,... 3 days
Refueling an enzyme
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Programmed recognition of microbiota
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Taxon-restricted genes at the origin of a novel trait allowing access to a new environment
Science Magazine Taxon-restricted genes make up a considerable proportion of genomes, yet their contribution to phenotypic evolution is poorly understood.... 3 days
Natural polyreactive IgA antibodies coat the intestinal microbiota
Science Magazine Large quantities of immunoglobulin A (IgA) are constitutively secreted by intestinal plasma cells to coat and contain the commensal microbiota, yet the specificity of these antibodies remains elusive. Here we profiled the... 3 days
Newly developed switch activates genes thousands of times better than nature
PHYS.ORG If scientists could precisely regulate gene expression, they could turn off the genes responsible for illness and disease and turn on those that enhance health and... 3 days
Team determines first high-resolution structure of dopamine receptor
PHYS.ORG One way or another, many psychiatric drugs work by binding to receptor molecules in the brain that are sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine, a chemical signal that is central to how our... 3 days
Renewable resource: To produce vital lipoic acid, sulfur is used, then replenished
PHYS.ORG New research shows how a protein is consumed and then reconstituted during the production of lipoic acid, a compound required by our bodies to... 3 days
Gut bacterium indirectly causes symptoms by altering fruit fly microbiome
PHYS.ORG CagA, a protein produced by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, can alter the population of microbes living in the fruit fly gut, leading to disease symptoms, according to new... 3 days
New machine learning system can automatically identify shapes of red blood cells
PHYS.ORG Using a computational approach known as deep learning, scientists have developed a new system to classify the shapes of red blood cells in a... 3 days
Studying insect behavior? Make yourself an ethoscope
PHYS.ORG Fruit flies are a common research animal in neuroscience and behavioral studies because of their surprising similarities to humans. The mysteries of a broad range of human conditions can be studied in detail in... 3 days
UCSD researchers discover how mutant gene amplifies inflammation to fuel cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A human gene called p53, which is commonly known as the "guardian of the genome," is widely known to combat the formation and progression of tumors. Yet, mutant... 3 days
New research provides insights into role of key cancer gene
NEWS MEDICAL New research represents a promising step towards better understanding of a key cancer gene. A long-running collaboration between researchers at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, and the AstraZeneca IMED Biotech Unit... 3 days
Scientists uncover surprising molecular link in critical cellular growth pathway
NEWS MEDICAL A team of scientists led by Whitehead Institute has uncovered a surprising molecular link that connects how cells regulate growth with how they sense and make available the... 3 days
Medical News Today: 'Synthetic gene circuit' may improve effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy
MNT A synthetic gene circuit that elicits tumor-specific immune responses may overcome some of the problems with current cancer immunotherapies, study finds. 3 days
New procedure expands options open for carrying out tests on human brain cells
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Tübingen have become the first to keep human brain tissue alive outside the body for several weeks. 3 days
How gut bacteria saved ‘dirty mice’ from death
Science Magazine Bacteria from the wild cousins make lab mice less prone to getting sick 3 days
Gene editing in the brain gets a major upgrade
PHYS.ORG Genome editing technologies have revolutionized biomedical science, providing a fast and easy way to modify genes. However, the technique allowing scientists to carryout the most precise edits, doesn't work in... 3 days
Gut bacteria from wild mice boost health in lab mice
PHYS.ORG Laboratory mice that are given the gut bacteria of wild mice can survive a deadly flu virus infection and fight colorectal cancer dramatically better than laboratory mice with... 3 days
Last unknown structure of HIV-1 solved, another step in efforts to disarm the AIDS virus
PHYS.ORG A University of Alabama at Birmingham team led by Jamil Saad, Ph.D., has solved the last unknown protein... 3 days
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Your body's cells use and resist force, and they move. It's mechanobiology
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Tracing Indigenous Australian ochre sources via microbial 'fingerprinting'
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Researchers observe individual cellular receptors at work
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Spider genes put a new spin on arachnids’ potent venoms, stunning silks, and surprising history
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Pressurization isn't to blame for fouling of membranes, study finds
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3-D packaging of DNA regulates cell identity
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Taming the hairy ball: Scientists use mixed reality to explore complex biological networks
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Forget about it: A material that mimics the brain
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Watch the human genome fold itself in four dimensions
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