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Risk of specific genetic translocation is higher in patients of African ancestry, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell cancer that is more common in patients of African American descent than of European... more
Rutgers researchers identify small mutations for AML and MDS through deep DNA sequencing  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Deep DNA sequencing analysis conducted by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators examining genomic differences within tumors for prediction of disease... more
Common antibiotic appears to boost the effect of radiation on tumor cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
The antibiotic vancomycin alters the gut microbiome in a way that can help prime the immune system to more effectively attack tumor cells after... more
New function for plant enzyme could lead to green chemistry  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Scientists have discovered a new function in a plant enzyme that could inspire the design of new chemical catalysts. The enzyme catalyzes, or initiates, one of the cornerstone... more
Relapsed mantle cell lymphoma patients may benefit from CAR T-cell therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
A one-year follow-up study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed a majority of patients with mantle cell lymphoma resistant to prior... more
Researchers to use human bone remains for studying predictable, postmortem microbes  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
It's one of the most salient questions in any death investigation, and one of the first asked by both law enforcement and loved ones: Not just... more
Lactobacillus balances intestinal microbiome and ameliorates chronic alcohol-induced liver injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Researchers demonstrated that Lactobacillus rhamnosus can dose-dependently reestablish a balanced intestinal microbiome and counter the liver-damaging effects of alcohol consumption in mice to reverse the results of chronic... more
New method to create artificial cells that are active and mimic living cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Protocells - artificial cells - that are active and mimic living cells by moving independently and that are biocompatible and enzymatically active... more
Study reveals new mechanism that contributes to bone maintenance and repair  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, a study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell reveals a new mechanism that contributes to adult bone... more
New software tool uses AI to recognize cancer cells from digital pathology images  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
UT Southwestern researchers have developed a software tool that uses artificial intelligence to recognize cancer cells from digital pathology images - giving... more
Single-Celled Microorganism Can Make Complex Decisions, Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 13 hours
A free-living ciliate species called Stentor roeseli, which lacks a central nervous system, is capable of decision making, according to... more
Neuroscientists show two nerve cells responsible for decision-making process  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
A penalty shootout at the Soccer World Cup. All eyes are on the best striker of the team. He should take the decisive shot, preferably past the goalkeeper. The striker... more
Innovative experimental therapy may stop growth of triple-negative breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Mount Sinai researchers have designed an innovative experimental therapy that may be able to stop the growth of triple-negative breast cancer, the deadliest type of breast cancer, which... more
Small, thin metal mesh loaded with T cells shrinks tumors in ovarian cancer models  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
New findings published Dec. 9 in Nature Biomedical Engineering from scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center show for the... more
First Pig-Monkey Chimeras Were Just Created in China  LIVE SCIENCE · 14 hours
What’s got the body of a piglet and cells from a monkey? This pig-monkey chimera. more
A new way to regulate gene expression  MIT · 14 hours
Biologists uncover an evolutionary trick to control gene expression that reverses the flow of genetic information from RNA splicing back to transcription. more
Researchers design experimental therapy to stop growth of triple-negative breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Mount Sinai researchers have designed an innovative experimental therapy that may be able to stop the growth of triple-negative breast cancer, the deadliest type of breast... more
Study shows how a new combination approach helps overcome resistance to cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Cancer immunology drugs, which harness the body's immune system to better attack cancer cells, have significantly changed the face of cancer treatment.... more
Groundbreaking technique could help predict a protein's interactions with other proteins  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Proteins are the building blocks of life and play a key role in all biological processes. Understanding how they interact with their environment is therefore vital... more
High HIV infection rates attributed to transgender community's social stigmatization and isolation  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Although HIV infection rates are high among the transgender community in Russia, many transgender people know very little about the virus, as well as... more
Medical News Today: How many head and neck injuries does cell phone use cause?  MNT · 15 hours
A new observational study has analyzed 20 years' worth of data to look at the link between cell phone use... more
Medical News Today: Researchers find over 40 new species of fish in one lake  MNT · 15 hours
Researchers have found dozens of new fish species in just one African lake — a feat of diversity. The find... more
Predicting a protein's behavior from its appearance  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Proteins are the building blocks of life and play a key role in all biological processes. Understanding how they interact with their environment is therefore vital to developing effective therapeutics and the foundation for... more
Demonstration of high-speed SOT-MRAM memory cell compatible with 300mm Si CMOS technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers have announced the demonstration of high-speed spin-orbit-torque magnetoresistive random access memory cell compatible with 300 mm Si CMOS technology. more
Wing genes responsible for tiny treehopper's extraordinary helmet  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Why the treehopper developed the enlarged, three-dimensional hood ornament that distinguishes it from the rest of the insect world remains a mystery to scientists, though it's theorized that mimicry or camouflage designed... more
Scientists develop a method of targeted drug delivery to cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
A team of scientists from Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University together with their colleagues developed a method of targeted drug delivery to cancer cells. The... more
Storing data in everyday objects  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Researchers and an Israeli scientist have discovered a new method for turning nearly any object into a data storage unit. This makes it possible to save extensive data in, say, shirt buttons, water bottles or even the lenses... more
Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Researchers have discovered that the viscosity of solutions of electrically charged polymers dissolved in water is influenced by a quantum effect. This tiny quantum effect influences the way... more
Important biomarker may help in determining prognosis of brain cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
A common virus that is harmless to most individuals may produce an important biomarker in determining the prognosis of brain cancer patients, according to a recent... more
Wing genes responsible for tiny treehopper's extraordinary helmet: study  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
They sport some of the most impressive headgear in the insect world, yet they're no bigger than a kernel of corn. more
Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity—a global overview  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The rapid expansion of cities around the world is having an enormous impact on biodiversity. To gain a clearer picture of the situation, an international group of scientists, including Professor... more
New function for plant enzyme could lead to green chemistry  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new function in a plant enzyme that could have implications for the design of new... more
RNA modification: Methylation and mopping up  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Researchers have discovered a novel type of chemical modification in bacterial RNAs. The modification is apparently attached to molecules only when cells are under stress, and is rapidly removed during recovery. more
Scientists uncover structure of key pneumonia virus enzyme  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A team of molecular and structural biologists have found a potential new route to disabling respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) after elucidating the structure of one of its key... more
Genomic cut and paste using a Class 1 CRISPR system  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Repairing faulty genes to prevent and cure disease is something researchers have been working towards for many years. While Class 2 CRISPR systems show great promise as gene... more
Scientists show evolutionary principle in microbes of offshore Southern California  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
In the waves offshore of Southern California, germ warfare occurs in a struggle as old as life itself. more
Finding the smallest genes could yield outsized benefits  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
While scientists know of about 25,000 genes that code for biologically important proteins, additional, smaller genes hiding in our DNA may be just as important. But these tiny lines of genetic code... more
CRISPR-resistant viruses build 'safe rooms' to shield genomes from DNA-dicing enzymes  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Bacteria and the viruses that infect them are engaged in a molecular arms race as ancient as life itself. Evolution has equipped bacteria with an arsenal... more
Methylation and mopping up  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
LMU researchers have discovered a novel type of chemical modification in bacterial RNAs. The modification is apparently attached to molecules only when cells are under stress, and is rapidly removed during recovery. more
The tips of a plant design its whole shape  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Plants grow throughout their entire life. This is due to a small structure at the tip of the plant's shoots known as the meristem. This is the control center for... more
New discovery to fight citrus exocortis viroid  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
What's a viroid like you doing in a ribosome like this? This is the question set out by a team from the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP, in Spanish), a joint... more
Speedy and precise multicolor imaging of biomolecules now possible  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
For the first time, researchers can track biological molecules with unprecedented speed and precision thanks to the use of multi-metallic nanoparticles. more
Speedy and precise multicolor imaging of biomolecules now possible  nanowerk · 18 hours
For the first time, researchers can track biological molecules with unprecedented speed and precision thanks to the use of multi-metallic nanoparticles. more
NTU scientists find potential route to disabling viruses causing severe respiratory diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
A team of molecular and structural biologists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have found a potential new route to disabling respiratory syncytial virus and... more
New partnership enables launch of POCare cell therapy platform within HYGEIA Group’s hospital network  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Orgenesis Inc., a leading cell and gene therapy enabling company providing centralized CDMO manufacturing and development services through its subsidiary... more
Liquid flow is influenced by a quantum effect in water  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Researchers at EPFL have discovered that the viscosity of solutions of electrically charged polymers dissolved in water is influenced by a quantum effect. This tiny quantum effect influences... more
Genomic cut and paste using a class 1 CRISPR system  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Almost from the moment DNA was discovered, the ability to fix or remove disease-causing genes in affected patients has been something of a holy grail of medicine. Now... more
Organic packaging to protect enzymes  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
As soon as you take medication, your body is already working on removing it from your body. According to UT Ph.D. student Robin Klem, encapsulins—a kind of hollow protein ball—have the potential to protect enzymes and other proteins... more
Facial injuries related to cell phones have risen steeply  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
National emergency room data analysis has shown that number of injuries related to cell phones has risen in the last 20 years. more
Organic packaging to protect enzymes  nanowerk · 20 hours
Encapsulins - a kind of hollow protein balls - have the potential to protect enzymes and other proteins that are used as medicines until they reach their destination. more
Scientists uncover structure of key pneumonia virus enzyme, suggesting a route for new antiviral treatments  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A team of molecular and structural biologists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has found a potential... more
Dogs Understand Spoken Words Better than We Thought  SCI-NEWS.COM · 21 hours
Dogs are able to listen to different people saying the same word and recognize it as the same word, ignoring... more
Piglet study shows probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
The team from the Universities of Bristol and Reading found that 28-day old piglets produced very different levels of immune cells, antibodies and other... more
Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells  nanowerk · 23 hours
Researchers have created a tiny, nanosize container that can slip inside cells and deliver protein-based medicines and gene therapies of any size - even hefty ones attached to the gene-editing... more
Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 27 years  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Malaysia has began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of... more
Polio scare as Malaysia reports first case in 27 years  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Malaysia has began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of... more
Experimental immunotherapy can put patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma into remission  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new, experimental immunotherapy can put patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) that is resistant to or has come back after multiple other therapies,... more
Genetic features of AML in older patients can predict outcomes after stem cell transplant  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
For older patients with acute myeloid leukemia, the prospects for success of a stem cell transplant can often be predicted... more
Adding venetoclax to transplant conditioning regimen shows promise in patients with myeloid cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
For patients with high-risk myeloid cancers undergoing a donor stem cell transplant, adding the targeted drug venetoclax to a reduced-intensity drug regimen... more
Identifying the type of pain in adults with sickle cell disease may help improve treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Identifying the type of pain an adult with sickle cell disease experiences may be useful in improving treatment,... more
New technique holds promise in cancer research and science studies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new technique reported this week in Science overcomes several limitations of typical high-throughput chemical screens conducted on cell samples. Such screens are commonly used to try to... more
Nanosize container can slip inside cells and deliver medicines, gene therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have created a tiny, nanosize container that can slip inside cells and deliver protein-based medicines and gene therapies of... more
How do you cultivate a healthy plant microbiome?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Crops today never see their parents' microbiome, so how do they develop a leaf microbial community that's healthy and resistant to invasion by pathogens? Biologists sequenced the microbiomes of tomatoes through four... more
Medical News Today: New diet that matches biological clock may be better for diabetes  MNT · 3 days
New research suggests that a three meals per day — and not a six meals per day — approach brings... more
Empowering mucosal healing with an engineered probiotic  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers developed a living material approach that uses a strain of genetically engineered E.coli Nissle bacteria as a locally acting probiotic. The engineered bacteria produce a network of nanofibers that directly binds to mucus... more
Link between vitamin A and brain response in Monarch butterflies  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Biologists are making strides in understanding biological clock function in several model organisms and translating these studies into broader implications for human health. more
Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists report they have created a tiny, nanosize container that can slip inside cells and deliver protein-based medicines and gene therapies of any size -- even hefty ones attached to... more
Novel way to ID disease-resistance genes in chocolate-producing trees found  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Chocolate-producing cacao trees that are resistant to a major pathogen were identified by an international team of plant geneticists. The findings point the way for plant breeders to... more
Alzheimer's risk gene and heavy metal exposure may impair cognition  MNT · 3 days
New research in mice suggests that exposure to cadmium can lead to cognitive decline in those with the Alzheimer's risk gene APOE4. more
'Conductor' gene found in plant root stem cell 'orchestra'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers lift the veil on the 'conductor' plant root stem cell gene that helps orchestrate and coordinate stem cell division of different root stem cell types, ensuring the harmonic communication... more
'Junk DNA' affects inherited cancer risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A person's risk of developing cancer is affected by genetic variations in regions of DNA that don't code for proteins, previously dismissed as 'junk DNA', according to new research. This new study shows that inherited cancer... more
Imaging of conjunctival goblet cells helps diagnosis of dry eyes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have developed a biometric imaging of conjunctival goblet cells with high definition. more
New marker for insecticide resistance in malaria-carrying mosquitoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have genetically modified malaria carrying mosquitoes in order to demonstrate the role of particular genes in conferring insecticide resistance. more
Pilot clinical trial tests new treatment for type 1 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body's own immune system attacks and destroys beta cells in the pancreas. Once the beta cells are destroyed,... more
Multiplexed C dots track different cancer targets to improve treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
For more than a decade, researchers have used glowing nanoparticles called Cornell dots, or C dots, to illuminate cancer cells, target tumors and even induce cell death. more
New compounds with herbicidal potential isolated from marine-derived fungus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists of Far Eastern Federal University and the G.B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry together with German colleagues spotted six new and three already known biologically active compounds in... more
New tool can rapidly reveal unintended changes made by CRISPR-directed gene editing  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Amidst rising hopes for using CRISPR gene editing tools to repair deadly mutations linked to conditions like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease, a... more
Novel nanopipette pH biosensor could help with cancer diagnosis and treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Nanopipettes with zwitterionic membranes may offer improved monitoring of changes in pH surrounding living cells, which can indicate traits of invasive cancer cells and their response... more
Expedient synthesis of E-hydrazone esters and 1H-indazole scaffolds through heterogeneous single-atom platinum catalysis  Science Magazine · 4 days
Unprotected E-hydrazone esters are prized building blocks for the preparation of 1H-indazoles and countless other N-containing biologically active molecules. Despite previous advances,... more
Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have created a tiny, nanosize container that can slip inside cells and deliver protein-based medicines and gene therapies of any size—even hefty ones... more
Scientists spot biologically active compounds in new strain of fungus Penicillium piltunense  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists of Far Eastern Federal University and the G.B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry together with German colleagues spotted six new and three... more
It takes 2 TOXes to Tfh Tango  Science Magazine · 4 days
TOX and TOX2 promote T follicular helper cell development through transcriptional changes and epigenetic remodeling. more
IFN-{gamma}: The T cells license to kill stem cells in the inflamed intestine  Science Magazine · 4 days
IFN- produced by T cells directly induces intestinal stem cell death upon inflammation-induced intestinal injury (see the related Research Article by Takashima... more
Clec10a regulates mite-induced dermatitis  Science Magazine · 4 days
House dust mite (HDM) is a major allergen that causes allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis. However, the regulatory mechanisms of HDM-induced immune responses are incompletely understood. NC/Nga mice are an inbred strain that is more susceptible to HDM and... more
T cell-derived interferon-{gamma} programs stem cell death in immune-mediated intestinal damage  Science Magazine · 4 days
Despite the importance of intestinal stem cells (ISCs) for epithelial maintenance, there is limited understanding of how immune-mediated damage affects ISCs and their niche. We found... more
Medical News Today: Dirty makeup sponges harbor dangerous bacteria  MNT · 4 days
Mounting evidence shows that many beauty products — particularly makeup sponges — become contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria. more
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's risk gene and heavy metal exposure may impair cognition  MNT · 4 days
New research in mice suggests that exposure to cadmium can lead to cognitive decline in those with the Alzheimer's risk gene APOE4. more
Scientists have spotted new compounds with herbicidal potential from sea fungus  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and the G.B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (FEB RAS) together with German colleagues spotted six new... more
Discovery of a new protein gives insight into a long-standing plant immunity mystery  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When a plant senses an invading pathogen, it activates a molecular signaling cascade that switch on its defense mechanisms. One such mechanism... more
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