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Purdue University biochemist develops novel method for identifying cancer biomarkers

Purdue University biochemist develops novel method for identifying cancer biomarkers

A Purdue University biochemist has developed a novel method for detecting certain types of proteins that serve as indicators for cancer and other diseases. [More]
Food restriction may be potential treatment strategy for certain types of cancers, research suggests

Food restriction may be potential treatment strategy for certain types of cancers, research suggests

Could limiting food intake be a valid treatment strategy for certain types of cancers? New research in The FASEB Journal suggests "maybe." [More]
BUSM researchers show how MRI can effectively identify bone marrow cancer in experimental model

BUSM researchers show how MRI can effectively identify bone marrow cancer in experimental model

For the first time, researchers have shown that using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can effectively identify bone marrow cancer (myelofibrosis) in an experimental model. [More]
Study shows how Zika virus infection leads to production of smaller disease-causing RNAs

Study shows how Zika virus infection leads to production of smaller disease-causing RNAs

Researchers, led by scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, have found basic molecular processes used by the Zika virus to "hijack" the cells that it infects and potentially how it makes molecules that are directly linked to disease. [More]
Rice University scientists uncover new clues to cause of Huntington's disease

Rice University scientists uncover new clues to cause of Huntington's disease

Rice University scientists have uncovered new details about how a repeating nucleotide sequence in the gene for a mutant protein may trigger Huntington's and other neurological diseases. [More]
Researcher investigating drugs to prevent lung cancer from spreading

Researcher investigating drugs to prevent lung cancer from spreading

The American Cancer Society has reported that lung cancer, which kills more Americans than any other type of cancer, is expected result in an estimated 158,080 deaths in 2016. [More]
Biochemists create first atlas of DNA-binding molecules for use in precision medicine

Biochemists create first atlas of DNA-binding molecules for use in precision medicine

Biochemists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created the first atlas that maps where molecular tools that can switch genes on and off will bind to the human genome. [More]
Researchers discover genetic alterations in autism gene that reduces brain activity

Researchers discover genetic alterations in autism gene that reduces brain activity

Scientists at McMaster University's Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute in collaboration with Sick Children's Hospital have discovered genetic alterations in the gene DIXDC1 in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). [More]
Scientists identify new way to block action of genetic mutations found in most cancers

Scientists identify new way to block action of genetic mutations found in most cancers

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a new way to block the action of genetic mutations found in nearly 30 percent of all cancers. [More]
Researchers map two gene mutations that trigger retinal disease leading to macular degeneration

Researchers map two gene mutations that trigger retinal disease leading to macular degeneration

Two gene mutations that trigger a retinal disease that causes blindness in one in 5,000 males have been mapped, leading to the potential for new therapeutic treatments. [More]
Scientists develop new molecular method for detecting parasite in ham that causes toxoplasmosis

Scientists develop new molecular method for detecting parasite in ham that causes toxoplasmosis

Scientists from the universities of Granada and Valencia have developed a new molecular method for determining the presence of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which causes toxoplasmosis, in samples of ham. [More]
Researchers identify possible trigger of chronic inflammation in people with diabetes

Researchers identify possible trigger of chronic inflammation in people with diabetes

Inflammation is one of the main reasons why people with diabetes experience heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems and other, related complications. Now, in a surprise finding, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a possible trigger of chronic inflammation. [More]
Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

Two widely prescribed antibiotics -- chloramphenicol and linezolid -- may fight bacteria in a different way from what scientists and doctors thought for years, University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have found. [More]
Alcohol-free berry wine could potentially reduce effects of Type 2 diabetes

Alcohol-free berry wine could potentially reduce effects of Type 2 diabetes

Blueberries, and berries in general, are among foods labeled as "diabetes superfoods" by the American Association of Diabetes. Food science researchers at the University of Illinois have found that fermenting berries may improve their antidiabetic potential even more. [More]
Research shows way to directly target genes within specific cell type

Research shows way to directly target genes within specific cell type

The cornerstone of genetics is the loss-of-function experiment. In short, this means that to figure out what exactly gene X is doing in a tissue of interest—be it developing brain cells or a pancreatic tumor—you somehow cut out, switch off or otherwise destroy gene X in that tissue and then watch what happens. [More]
Scientists find new way to significantly reduce detection time for sepsis

Scientists find new way to significantly reduce detection time for sepsis

What do Casey Kasem, Christopher Reeve and Muhammad Ali have in common? They all died of sepsis: a rapid, potentially deadly reaction that affects about 1 million Americans each year. [More]
Study unravels how tobacco causes increased inflammation

Study unravels how tobacco causes increased inflammation

It's no secret that using tobacco is bad for you, but what has been a mystery until now is how tobacco causes increased inflammation throughout the body. [More]
Ionizing radiation may be confounding factor in Alzheimer's disease, study suggests

Ionizing radiation may be confounding factor in Alzheimer's disease, study suggests

More humans than ever are exposed to higher levels of ionizing radiation from medical equipment, airplanes, etc. A new study suggests that this kind of radiation may be a confounding factor in the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer´s. [More]
Supercomputer simulations of p53 protein could boost future anti-cancer drug discovery

Supercomputer simulations of p53 protein could boost future anti-cancer drug discovery

Even though it's almost impossible to see, computational biophysicist Rommie Amaro is using the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin to model the largest atomic level system of the tumor suppression protein p53 to date -- over 1.5 million atoms. [More]
Research could pave way for new approaches to kill antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria

Research could pave way for new approaches to kill antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria

Research by bioscientists at the University of Kent and the University of Queensland is expected to pave the way for new approaches to kill bacteria that no longer respond to conventional antibiotics. [More]
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