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Research reveals mechanism behind progression of neurodegenerative diseases in the brain

Research reveals mechanism behind progression of neurodegenerative diseases in the brain

Synapses, the place where brain cells contact one another, play a pivotal role in the transmission of toxic proteins. This allows neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's to spread through the brain. [More]
UCL research finds mismatched light and temperature levels can break down body clock function

UCL research finds mismatched light and temperature levels can break down body clock function

Body clock function can break down when light and temperature levels throughout the day are out of sync, finds new UCL research in fruit flies. [More]
DNAtrix enters into license agreement with University of Florida to develop new oncolytic virus platform

DNAtrix enters into license agreement with University of Florida to develop new oncolytic virus platform

DNAtrix, a clinical stage biotechnology company developing virus-driven immunotherapies for cancer, announced it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with the University of Florida, Gainesville to develop a novel oncolytic virus platform. [More]
SMU virologist receives NCI grant to advance research into how certain viruses cause cancers

SMU virologist receives NCI grant to advance research into how certain viruses cause cancers

SMU virologist and cancer researcher Robert L. Harrod has been awarded a $436,500 grant from the National Cancer Institute to further his lab's research into how certain viruses cause cancers in humans. [More]
Characteristics of brain tumour provide insight into survival, treatment options for patients over 70

Characteristics of brain tumour provide insight into survival, treatment options for patients over 70

Characteristics like seizures, location of the tumour, and pressure in the brain, give insight into length of survival and treatment options for brain tumour patients over the age of 70, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's Cancer Conference in Liverpool. [More]
Group of circulating tumour cells in the blood linked to prostate cancer spread

Group of circulating tumour cells in the blood linked to prostate cancer spread

Researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool. [More]
Scientists unravel viral molecular strategies to counter mammalian immune system

Scientists unravel viral molecular strategies to counter mammalian immune system

As mammals evolve, so do mammalian viruses. In doing so, they develop creative and effective ways to counter and evade the antiviral responses of their mammal hosts' immune systems. [More]
Researchers create detailed blueprint of how the body transports zinc to maintain good health

Researchers create detailed blueprint of how the body transports zinc to maintain good health

Zinc is essential for wound healing, for vision, for DNA creation, for our senses of taste and smell, even for sexual health. But despite its importance, scientists have never fully understood the mechanism that moves the mineral through the body - until now. [More]
FDA approves expanded use of systemic therapy for treating chronic moderate-to-severe pediatric psoriasis

FDA approves expanded use of systemic therapy for treating chronic moderate-to-severe pediatric psoriasis

Amgen today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the supplemental Biologics License Application for the expanded use of ENBREL (etanercept), making it the first and only systemic therapy to treat pediatric patients (ages 4-17) with chronic moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. [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]
Smoking causes added mutations in DNA of lung cells

Smoking causes added mutations in DNA of lung cells

A paper published today in Science shows that smoking tobacco causes added mutations in the DNA of lung cells and in the DNA of other cells in the body. This is the first study to show the process by which smoking causes these cancers. [More]
American children continue to consume sodium at high levels

American children continue to consume sodium at high levels

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, kills more than 800,000 Americans each year. We know that too much salt may contribute to high blood pressure and increased cardiovascular risk. [More]
C-Path, CDISC and TransCelerate announce availability of TA Standard for Kidney Transplantation

C-Path, CDISC and TransCelerate announce availability of TA Standard for Kidney Transplantation

The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium, Critical Path Institute, and TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc., announce the open availability of a CDISC Therapeutic Area (TA) Standard for Kidney Transplantation. [More]
Takara Bio to provide SMART-Seq v4 Ultra Low Input RNA Kit for Sequencing to Allen Institute

Takara Bio to provide SMART-Seq v4 Ultra Low Input RNA Kit for Sequencing to Allen Institute

Takara Bio USA, Inc. announced today that its SMART-Seq v4 Ultra Low Input RNA Kit for Sequencing has been selected for the development of gene expression profiles of individual brain cells as part of the Allen Cell Types Database, a public resource available from the Allen Institute for Brain Science. [More]
TPU scientists developing bioactive coating for medical implants

TPU scientists developing bioactive coating for medical implants

A group of young scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a bioactive coating for medical implants. Due to its properties, it will be able to "convince" the body not to reject the artificial bones and joints. [More]
Researchers develop new method to map presence of short RNA-sequences in individual cell

Researchers develop new method to map presence of short RNA-sequences in individual cell

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have measured the absolute numbers of short, non-coding, RNA sequences in individual embryonic stem cells. The new method could improve the understanding of how our genes are regulated and different cell types develop. [More]
Researchers develop new way to prevent diseases caused by herpesvirus infections

Researchers develop new way to prevent diseases caused by herpesvirus infections

A new approach has been developed to combat diseases caused by herpesvirus infections, including everything from cold sores to cancer. [More]
Illumina donates more than 95,000 human genetic variants to ClinVar database

Illumina donates more than 95,000 human genetic variants to ClinVar database

Illumina, Inc. announced that it has contributed over 95,000 human genetic variants to ClinVar, a public database hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). [More]
AMSBIO add new range of human endothelial progenitor cells

AMSBIO add new range of human endothelial progenitor cells

AMSBIO has expanded its wide and varied catalogue of primary and progenitor cell types and media with a new range of human endothelial progenitor cells (EPC). [More]
Natural compound slows typical signs of aging in mice

Natural compound slows typical signs of aging in mice

Much of human health hinges on how well the body manufactures and uses energy. For reasons that remain unclear, cells' ability to produce energy declines with age, prompting scientists to suspect that the steady loss of efficiency in the body's energy supply chain is a key driver of the aging process. [More]
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