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Polymerized estrogen shown to protect nervous system cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 minutes
Medical researchers have demonstrated how estrogen -- a natural hormone produced in the body -- can be polymerized into a slow-releasing biomaterial and applied to nervous system cells to protect those cells... more
Bacterial lifestyle alters the evolution of antibiotic resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 minutes
How bacteria live - whether as independent cells or in a communal biofilm - determines the course of their evolution, with implications for drug-resistant infections. more
Chemical 'vaccine' helps plants repel pathogens  PHYS.ORG · 27 minutes
When plants come under attack from invading bacteria, viruses or fungi, they mount a two-pronged response, producing both offensive chemicals to kill invaders and defensive chemicals to prevent infestations from spreading. more
Scientists enhance color and texture of cultured meat  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A team of Tufts University-led researchers exploring the development of cultured meat found that the addition of the iron-carrying protein myoglobin improves the growth, texture and color of bovine muscle grown from... more
Research identifies earlier origin of neural crest cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Neural crest cells—embryonic cells in vertebrates that travel throughout the body and generate many cell types—have been thought to originate in the ectoderm, the outermost of the three germ layers formed in... more
New portable DNA sequencer quickly and accurately diagnoses wheat viruses  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Blasts cause significant loses in wheat crops. Recently Bangladesh was devastated by an invasion of South American races of wheat blast fungus, which occurred for the first time... more
Bacterial lifestyle alters the evolution of antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
How bacteria live—whether as independent cells or in a communal biofilm—determines how they evolve antibiotic resistance, which could lead to more personalized approaches to antimicrobial therapy and infection control. more
Revealing the nanostructure of wood could help raise height limits for wooden skyscrapers  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
There is increasing interest around the world in using timber as a lighter, more sustainable construction alternative to steel and concrete. While... more
New CRISPR genome “prime editing” system  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Gene editing to correct genetic faults and removing the risk of hereditary diseases may soon become reality. Researchers have come up with a new gene editing technology that could help patients with sickle cell anaemia and... more
Half the drugs in use damage gut bacteria, says new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
A startling presentation at UEG Week 2019, in Barcelona, reveals that the gut microbiome is at high risk for damage each time we use a drug... more
Scientists take new step toward the goal of growing cell-based meat for human consumption  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
A team of Tufts University-led researchers exploring the development of cultured meat found that the addition of the iron-carrying protein... more
UofSC researchers find a new route for effective treatment of Gulf War Illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A recent study led by scientists at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health has shown that adjusting GI... more
Dementia patients’ adult kids develop symptoms six years earlier than their parents  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A person's chance of developing dementia is influenced by family history, variations in certain genes, and medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.... more
Researchers uncover earlier origin of the neural crest in chick embryos  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Neural crest cells -- embryonic cells in vertebrates that travel throughout the body and generate many cell types -- have been thought to originate in the... more
Heart and brain health are connected, but what influences both?  MNT · 14 hours
A new study in twins finds that modifiable factors, such as early family life, may be more important than genes in driving heart and brain health outcomes. more
Scientists enhance color and texture of cultured meat  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Researchers are exploring the development of cultured meat found that the addition of the iron-carrying protein myoglobin improves the growth, texture and color of bovine muscle grown from cells in culture. This... more
New portable DNA sequencer quickly and accurately diagnoses wheat viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A group of scientists have developed a new technology that makes it possible to rapidly identify viruses in wheat fields with a significantly higher accuracy. They collected four... more
Embryonic development: Earlier origin of neural crest cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Neural crest cells have been thought to originate in the ectoderm, the outermost of the three germ layers formed in the earliest stages of embryonic development. But their capacity to form derivatives... more
Treating Gulf War Illness with FDA-approved antiviral drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A recent study has shown that adjusting GI tract viruses by repurposing existing FDA-approved antiviral drugs offers a route for effective treatment for Gulf War Illness and its myriad of symptoms. more
Protein in blood protects against neuronal damage after brain hemorrhage  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Patients who survive a cerebral hemorrhage may suffer delayed severe brain damage caused by free hemoglobin, which comes from red blood cells and damages neurons. Researchers have now... more
Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health  MNT · 14 hours
New research suggests socially stressful experiences that occurred in the past leave a long lasting print on genes and health in monkeys and humans. more
Medical News Today: Could an existing heart drug help treat cancer?  MNT · 16 hours
A new study suggests that a heart drug could help treat cancer by killing a wide array of aging cells that may contribute to tumor growth... more
Medical News Today: Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health  MNT · 16 hours
New research suggests socially stressful experiences that occurred in the past leave a long lasting print on genes and health in monkeys and humans. more
Medical News Today: Heart and brain health are connected, but what influences both?  MNT · 16 hours
A new study in twins finds that modifiable factors, such as early family life, may be more important than genes in driving... more
SEPATH: New template to detect oncogenic viruses and bacteria in human DNA  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
A new study from the University of East Anglia describes a novel approach to detecting bacteria and viruses that may possibly be causing cancer.... more
Point-of-care diagnostic for detecting preterm birth on horizon  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
A new study provides a first step toward the development of an inexpensive point-of-care diagnostic test to assess the presence of known risk factors for preterm birth in resource-poor areas. The study... more
New study identifies gene that causes intellectual disability syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
It used to take several years or sometimes decades to unequivocally identify the genes that cause rare human syndromes that affect very few individuals. Nowadays, however, human geneticists and fly... more
Link found between unique brain cells and OCD, anxiety  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 3 people experience debilitating anxiety-;the kind that prevents someone from going about their normal life. more
New drug-delivery technology promises efficient, targeted cancer treatment  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A precise and non-toxic treatment that targets lung cancer cells at the nanoscale is able to effectively kill the cells even at a low dose. more
Single mutation dramatically changes structure, function of bacteria's transporter proteins  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Swapping a single amino acid in a simple bacterial protein changes its structure and function, revealing the effects of complex gene evolution, finds a new study published in... more
Aggressive form of breast cancer influenced by dual action of genes and RNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Women with an aggressive, less-common type of breast cancer, known as triple-negative, versus a more common form of the disease, could be... more
New drug-delivery technology promises efficient, targeted cancer treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A precise and non-toxic treatment that targets lung cancer cells at the nanoscale is able to effectively kill the cells even at a low dose. more
Study uncovers brain biology behind postpartum depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions in ways that could contribute to postpartum depression, new research in animals suggests. more
Newly discovered organelle could help prevent cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a strange new organelle inside our cells that helps to prevent cancer by ensuring that genetic material is sorted correctly as cells divide. more
New technology allows delivery of drugs directly to cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
A precise and non-toxic treatment that targets lung cancer cells at the nanoscale is able to effectively kill the cells even at a low dose. more
New species take longer to arise in the Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Amazonia is home to the greatest number of species on earth, many now threatened, but a new study published October 22 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Jason Weir... more
E. coli bacteria study may provide clues about drug resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Swapping a single amino acid in a simple bacterial protein changes its structure and function, revealing the effects of complex gene evolution, finds a new study published in... more
3D-printing, bioinks create implantable blood vessels  nanowerk · 19 hours
A modified triple-coaxial 3D cell printing technique allows fabrication of multilayer blood vessels that have the unique biomolecules needed to transform into functional blood vessels when they are implanted. more
Biological material boosts perovskite solar cell performance  nanowerk · 19 hours
Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term 'green technology'. Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin to perovskite solar cells boosted the efficiency of the devices in a... more
Q-suite motor assessment tool promising for evaluating Huntington's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
In clinical trials of adults with Huntington's disease (HD) the Q-Suite Motor Assessment Tool (Q-Motor) has proven to be helpful to detect and quantitate subtle motor abnormalities. With the anticipated... more
Single mutation dramatically changes structure and function of bacteria's transporter proteins  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Swapping a single amino acid in a simple bacterial protein changes its structure and function, revealing the effects of complex gene evolution, finds a new study.... more
IQSEC1 gene mutations cause new intellectual disability syndrome  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Researchers identify gene causing intellectual disability syndrome that is common in countries where consanguineous marriages are prevalent. more
USC study shows how tumor cells circulating in the blood target distant organs  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Most cancers kill because tumor cells spread beyond the primary site to invade other organs. Now, a USC study of brain-invading breast... more
Fullerene compounds can effectively kill non-small-cell lung carcinoma cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
The team of scientists from Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences and National Taiwan University have discovered... more
Unique brain cells linked to OCD and anxiety  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Scientists have discovered a new lineage of specialized brain cells, called Hoxb8-lineage microglia, and established a link between the lineage and OCD and anxiety in mice. Their experiments proved that Hoxb8-lineage microglia... more
Biological material boosts solar cell performance  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term 'green technology.' Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin (bR) to perovskite solar cells boosted the efficiency of the devices in a series... more
3-D printing, bioinks create implantable blood vessels  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A biomimetic blood vessel was fabricated using a modified 3-D cell printing technique and bioinks, which were formulated from smooth muscle cells from a human aorta and endothelial cells from an umbilical vein. The... more
By cutting out one gene, researchers remove a tadpole's ability to regenerate  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Tadpoles of frogs that can typically regrow amputated tails or limbs lost their ability to regenerate after researchers blocked the expression of a newly... more
A 'shocking' new way to treat infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
New research introduces a revolutionary treatment for these infections. The group is utilizing electrochemical therapy (ECT) to enhance the ability of antibiotics to eradicate the microbes. more
Taste neurons could be controlling feeding behaviour find researchers  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Researchers from the University of California, Riverside used a common fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to find the association between taste neurons and control of feeding behaviours. They noted that if... more
Exposure to environmental PCBs impairs brain function in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Human-made toxic chemicals that linger indefinitely in the environment disrupt the performance of critical helper cells in the mouse brain, leading to impaired function over long-term exposures. more
Transient and long-term disruption of gut microbes after antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Antibiotic treatment is known to disrupt the community structure of intestinal microbes -- the 500 to 1,000 bacterial species that have a mainly beneficial influence in humans. A study now... more
Long-term exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment impairs brain function in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Human-made toxic chemicals that linger indefinitely in the environment disrupt the performance of critical helper cells in the mouse brain, leading to... more
Antibiotic treatment can cause transient and long-term disruption of gut microbes  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Trillions of microbes in the intestine aid human health, including digestion of breast milk, breaking down fiber and helping control the immune system. more
Johns Hopkins researchers document lower cell replication rates in old age  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
In a novel study comparing healthy cells from people in their 20s with cells from people in their 80s, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer... more
New methods can reduce emissions from the textile industry  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Both animal and plant cells depend on autophagy in which damaged or superfluous cell material is removed. The degradation of substrates is done by proteins. In animals, it takes place... more
What is sex really for?  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Few topics arouse as much interest and controversy as sex. This is hardly surprising. The biological continuance of the species hinges on it—if human beings stopped having sex, there would soon be no more human beings. Popular culture... more
Bacteria use selfish strategy to get ahead in the human gut  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
A species of bacteria found in the human gut gains a competitive advantage by keeping sugar nutrients to itself, scientists have discovered. more
Oncolytics Biotech and PrECOG collaborate to study metastatic breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Oncolytics Biotech Inc. , currently developing pelareorep, an intravenously delivered immuno-oncolytic virus, and PrECOG LLC, a leading cancer research network, today announced their collaboration in which PrECOG will... more
Researchers identify functions of key genes responsible for liver regeneration  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Researchers of the RUDN Medical Institute have identified the genes controlling the process of liver regeneration—they "instruct" hepatocyte cells, which comprise 80 percent of the liver, to divide.... more
Dual action of genes and RNA influences aggressive triple-negative breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Women with an aggressive, less-common type of breast cancer, known as triple-negative, versus a more common form of the disease, could be differentiated from each other... more
New thermodynamic framework for cells  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Physicists at the University of Luxembourg have developed theoretical tools to analyze and optimize chemical engines ranging from simple chemical reaction networks to complex metabolic pathways. more
High glucose impairs circadian clock function, may increase cardiovascular risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
High glucose in obesity appears to gum up the works of the circadian clocks inside our cells that help regulate the timing of many body functions across the... more
Scientists discover new process shaping red blood cell development  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Red blood cells give us life. They ferry oxygen throughout our bodies. Breakdowns in red blood cell development can be life-threatening, but scientists still have much to learn about the... more
Pinpointing biomolecules with nanometer accuracy  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
It would be impossible to understand life without having a firm grasp on the microscopic interactions between molecules that occur in and around cells. Microscopes are and have been an invaluable tool for researchers in this regard, and... more
Biological material boosts solar cell performance  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology." Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin (bR) to perovskite solar cells boosted the efficiency of the devices in a series... more
New organelle discovered inside cells found to prevent cancer  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a strange new organelle inside our cells that helps to prevent cancer by ensuring that genetic material is sorted... more
Research reveals harmful algal blooms' daily cycles  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In new NSF-funded research, scientists at the Great Lakes Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health show that, as in the rest of life, timing is everything. Published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology,... more
Marked slowdown of cell division rates in old age  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In a novel study comparing healthy cells from people in their 20s with cells from people in their 80s, researchers say they have documented that cell division rates appear to... more
Extreme biomimetics – the search for natural sources of materials engineering inspiration  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Biologically inspired engineering to produce biomimetic materials and scaffolds typically occurs at the micro- or nanoscale. In a new study on Science Advances, Iaroslav... more
Which foods are beneficial for a healthy gut microbiome?  MNT · 2 days
A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, contains some red wine and poultry, and is low in red meat may keep the gut microbiota healthy. more
Deaf couple may edit embryo’s DNA to correct hearing mutation  Science Magazine · 2 days
Russian parents weigh the risks and benefits of a scientist’s controversial proposal more
Amazon's white bellbirds set new record for loudest bird call  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Biologists report that they have recorded the loudest bird calls ever documented, made by dove-sized male white bellbirds as part of their mating rituals in the mountains of... more
The secret of classic Belgian beers? Medieval super yeasts!  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An international team of scientists has discovered that some of the most renowned classic Belgian beers, including Gueuze and Trappist ales, are fermented with a rare and unusual form of... more
GenBank can be trusted, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists working to identify coral reef organisms analyzed more than 4.7 million animal DNA sequences from GenBank, the most commonly used tool used to identify environmental DNA, and discovered that animal identification errors are surprisingly rare... more
Creatine powers fight against cancer, improves efficacy of immunotherapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The immune system functions as the body’s defense against pathogens and harmful substances, including cancer cells. They protect the body against potential harm. In cases of cancer, though the body... more
Healthiest gut bacteria with plant-based or Mediterranean diet  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study shows that specific foods that are supplied by either a plant-based or a Mediterranean-type diet can protect the gut against inflammatory disorders, by selectively promoting the growth of anti-inflammatory... more
Medical News Today: Which foods are beneficial for a healthy gut microbiome?  MNT · 2 days
A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, contains some red wine and poultry, and is low in red meat may keep... more
Ebola virus vaccine still effective against the infection even in low concentrations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Ebola virus (EBOV), variant Makona, was the causative agent of the 2014-2016 West African epidemic that took over 11,000 lives and infected nearly... more
Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Science tells us that a lot of good things happen in our brains while we sleep - learning and memories are consolidated and waste is removed, among other... more
Scientists Create New, More Powerful Technique To Edit Genes  NPR · 2 days
A new technique, dubbed 'prime editing,' appears to make it even easier to make very precise changes in DNA. It's designed to overcome the limits of the CRISPR gene editing... more
Gene variants influence size of brainstem, other structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Three-hundred researchers have identified 48 common genetic variants that are associated with the size of the brainstem and other subcortical structures deep within the brain. This is the first step toward understanding... more
Researchers identify new mechanism by which cancer cells become resistant to ferroptosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An international team of researchers has found a different way cancer becomes resistant to chemotherapy, suggesting a new target for drugs. more
Pluripotent stem cells help advance understanding of how Huntington's disease develops  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal hereditary disease for which there is no cure. A novel study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, using pluripotent stem... more
Discovery about DNA-reeling bacteria can help inform strategies to stop bacterial infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study from Indiana University has revealed a previously unknown role a protein plays in helping bacteria reel in DNA in their environment... more
Peptide-based nanoparticles can suppress pancreatic cancer growth without adverse effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Despite advances in cancer survival, more than 90 percent of people with pancreatic cancer die within five years. Most patients with pancreatic tumors (and half of those with... more
Haptoglobin binds hemoglobin that causes brain damage after cerebral hemorrhage  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Patients who survive a cerebral hemorrhage may suffer delayed severe brain damage caused by free hemoglobin, which comes from red blood cells and damages neurons. Researchers at the... more
Comparisons of 4.7 million mtDNA sequences show GenBank is reliable for animal IDs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Did a murderer walk through the room? Did a shark just swim by? Is this a poisonous mushroom? Which reef species are... more
Song-learning neurons identified in songbirds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A group of brain cells, the corticobasal ganglia projecting neurons, are important for vocal learning in young birds, but not in adult birds, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences... more
Patterns unique to the striatum observed in people with Huntington's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The part of the brain that selectively degenerates in people with Huntington's disease (HD), called the striatum, is almost entirely destroyed in the late stages of... more
US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by... more
Uncovering the principles behind RNA folding  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A Northwestern Engineering research team led by Professor Julius Lucks has uncovered a new understanding of how RNA molecules act as cellular 'biosensors' to monitor and respond to changes in the environment by controlling gene expression.... more
This Virus May Be Causing Mysterious Polio-Like Illness That’s Paralyzing Some Children  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
A mysterious polio-like illness that spiked in 2014, leading to paralysis in children across the U.S., may have divulged one of its secrets. more
Uncovering the principles behind RNA folding  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Using high-throughput next-generation sequencing technology, a researcher found similarities in the folding tendencies among a family of RNA molecules called riboswitches, which play a pivotal role in gene expression. more
Making connections: Bringing astrophysical processes down to Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Magnetic reconnection, a process in which magnetic field lines tear and come back together, releasing large amounts of kinetic energy, occurs throughout the universe. The process gives rise to auroras, solar flares... more
University Of Minnesota opens clinical trial of first-of-its-kind NK cell cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new cancer clinical trial has opened at the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center that leverages the groundbreaking research on stem... more
Defining the centromere  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Centromeres are the chromosomal domains at which the kinetochore, a protein complex required for the correct separation of chromosomes during mitosis and meiosis, is assembled. The incorporation of the histone variant CenH3 into centromeric nucleosomes is a prerequisite for the... more
Resistance to last resort drug arose in patient over 3 weeks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
French investigators have described development of resistance to one of the last resort therapies used to treat extremely drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. That resistance arose in a... more
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