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New database of PCR primers enables effective detection and identification of RNA viruses

New database of PCR primers enables effective detection and identification of RNA viruses

Scientists at Korea's Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology scientists have compiled a comprehensive new public database of genetic information to enable the detection and identification of RNA viruses using the polymerase chain reaction assay. [More]
Canadian-Israeli researchers develop new biological pacemaker

Canadian-Israeli researchers develop new biological pacemaker

Using human embryonic stem cells to create a type of cardiac cells known as sinotrial (SA) node pacemaker cells, a team of scientists from Israel and Canada have developed a biological pacemaker that overcomes many of the limitations of electrical pacemakers. [More]
Generative AAE can be radically new way to discover drugs on demand

Generative AAE can be radically new way to discover drugs on demand

Scientists at the Pharmaceutical Artificial Intelligence group of Insilico Medicine, Inc, today announced the publication of a seminal paper demonstrating the application of generative adversarial autoencoders (AAEs) to generating new molecular fingerprints on demand. [More]
Dual treatment strategies lengthen lives of mice with skin cancer

Dual treatment strategies lengthen lives of mice with skin cancer

By combining two treatment strategies, both aimed at boosting the immune system's killer T cells, Johns Hopkins researchers report they lengthened the lives of mice with skin cancer more than by using either strategy on its own. [More]
UT Southwestern researchers find new way to combat multidrug-resistant bacteria in burn injuries

UT Southwestern researchers find new way to combat multidrug-resistant bacteria in burn injuries

A new way to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria by blinding them rather than killing them proved highly effective in a model of burn injuries, UT Southwestern Medical Center research shows. [More]
Researchers creating computer model to track circadian clock

Researchers creating computer model to track circadian clock

Biology dictates that DNA creates proteins which create - among other things - metabolites, the outputs of metabolism. [More]
Holiday tips and gift suggestions for caregivers, families of AD patients

Holiday tips and gift suggestions for caregivers, families of AD patients

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but we all know they can be stressful even under the best of circumstances. [More]
Researchers find new insights into silencing of X-chromosomes in human embryos

Researchers find new insights into silencing of X-chromosomes in human embryos

Researchers have discovered new insights into how one of the two X-chromosomes is silenced during the development of female human embryos and also in lab-grown stem cells. [More]
DuPont research project aims to enable global access for protein-based biologic medications

DuPont research project aims to enable global access for protein-based biologic medications

DuPont Industrial Biosciences today announced receipt of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a new area of research. The research project, which commences immediately, aims to create new production systems to enable affordable, protein-based biologic medications, such as antibodies. [More]
Calcium channel blockers may be effective drugs against cancer metastasis

Calcium channel blockers may be effective drugs against cancer metastasis

Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland have identified a new way of blocking the spread of cancer. Calcium channel blockers, which are used to lower blood pressure, block breast and pancreatic cancer invasion by inhibiting cellular structures. [More]
New research reveals how brain's connections weaken with age

New research reveals how brain's connections weaken with age

Brain connections that play a key role in complex thinking skills show the poorest health with advancing age, new research suggests. [More]
Research consortium receives funding to assess new ways to help severely malnourished children

Research consortium receives funding to assess new ways to help severely malnourished children

Almost half of child deaths around the world involve malnutrition, with the highest mortality for severe acute malnutrition (SAM). [More]
Scientists develop first functional biological pacemaker from human stem cells

Scientists develop first functional biological pacemaker from human stem cells

Scientists from the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University Health Network, have developed the first functional pacemaker cells from human stem cells, paving the way for alternate, biological pacemaker therapy. [More]
A kit to facilitate the convenient measurement of FAO-driven respiration

A kit to facilitate the convenient measurement of FAO-driven respiration

AMSBIO has introduced the MitoXpress® Xtra Fatty Acid Oxidation (FAO) kit to facilitate the convenient measurement of FAO-driven respiration. [More]
Phenotypic Personalized Medicine could surmount treatment challenges for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Phenotypic Personalized Medicine could surmount treatment challenges for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

A team of UCLA bioengineers has demonstrated that its technology may go a long way toward overcoming the challenges of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, among the most common types of cancer in children, and has the potential to help doctors personalize drug doses. [More]
Review highlights link between intestinal microbiota and colorectal cancer development

Review highlights link between intestinal microbiota and colorectal cancer development

Recent evidence from animal models suggests a role for specific types of intestinal bacteria in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). [More]
Musica Humana: Innovative program highlights inspiring role of music in human thought and memory

Musica Humana: Innovative program highlights inspiring role of music in human thought and memory

According to renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, "music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion, but the power of music goes much further." [More]
GWAS identifies genomic locations linked to personality traits and psychiatric disorders

GWAS identifies genomic locations linked to personality traits and psychiatric disorders

A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies has identified six loci or regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits, report researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in this week's advance online publication of Nature Genetics. [More]
ABIVAX reports preclinical data on first-in-class drug candidate for functional cure of HIV/AIDS patients

ABIVAX reports preclinical data on first-in-class drug candidate for functional cure of HIV/AIDS patients

ABIVAX an innovative biotechnology company targeting the immune system to eliminate viral disease, announced today that the Company presented new preclinical data on ABX464, ABIVAX's first-in-class drug candidate for a functional cure of patients with HIV/AIDS, during this week's HIV DART scientific conference in Los Cabos, Mexico. [More]
Researchers discover first toxin antitoxin system in biofilms

Researchers discover first toxin antitoxin system in biofilms

Bacterial resistance does not come just through adaptation to antibiotics, sometimes the bacteria simply go to sleep. [More]
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