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Massive sequencing and coevolution unveils secrets of human protein interactions

Massive sequencing and coevolution unveils secrets of human protein interactions

Cells operate like an incredibly well-synchronized orchestra of molecular interactions among proteins. Understanding this molecular network is essential not only to understand how an organism works but also to determine the molecular mechanisms responsible for a multitude of diseases. [More]
Genomic sequencing reveals new insights into major shigellosis outbreaks in California

Genomic sequencing reveals new insights into major shigellosis outbreaks in California

In a study that could have significant impact on how disease outbreaks are managed, researchers at UC Davis and the California Department of Public Health have sequenced and analyzed genomes from Shigella sonnei (S. sonnei) bacteria associated with major shigellosis outbreaks in California in 2014 and 2015. [More]
Caregiving can have positive effect on mortality of carers, study shows

Caregiving can have positive effect on mortality of carers, study shows

Older people who help and support others are also doing themselves a favor. An international research team has found that grandparents who care for their grandchildren on average live longer than grandparents who do not. [More]
Occupational therapy holds potential to provide clinical benefits to dementia patients

Occupational therapy holds potential to provide clinical benefits to dementia patients

A French observational study in real life showed that dementia patients benefiting from occupational therapy sessions report relevant clinical benefits over the intervention period, according to a research study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease this month. [More]
Research sheds light on key genes essential to pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori

Research sheds light on key genes essential to pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori

Professor Frédéric Veyrier's most recent research, in collaboration with the team of Professor Hilde De Reuse at the Institut Pasteur, has shed light on key genes essential to the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori bacterium, which causes gastric infections. [More]

Research finds no link between mouth and anus with embryonic blastopore

Animals often form either the mouth or the anus from an opening that appears in the early embryo, which is called the blastopore. [More]
Ancient Chinese medicine for malaria could potentially aid in treatment of tuberculosis

Ancient Chinese medicine for malaria could potentially aid in treatment of tuberculosis

A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance. [More]
Bacteriophages may play key role in acquisition and mobilization of antibiotic resistance genes

Bacteriophages may play key role in acquisition and mobilization of antibiotic resistance genes

Scientists at the Catalan Institute for Water Research have carried out a comprehensive analysis of several viromes from different habitats to explore whether bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) harbor antibiotic resistance genes. [More]
Overexpression of nerve growth factor drives gastric tumorigenesis in mice

Overexpression of nerve growth factor drives gastric tumorigenesis in mice

Gastric tumors are started by specialized cells in the stomach that signal nerves to make more acetylcholine, according to a study in mice. [More]
New erectile dysfunction treatment uses high-frequency acoustical waves

New erectile dysfunction treatment uses high-frequency acoustical waves

Statistically speaking, 50% of all men, have experienced erectile dysfunction (ED) at some time or another, and the chance of developing ED increases as you age. The medical management of ED has evolved greatly over the past several decades. [More]
Researchers develop new method to identify antigens for cancer treatment

Researchers develop new method to identify antigens for cancer treatment

New cancer therapies harness the immune system to fight tumors. One of the main principles behind these therapies is to find out precisely which molecules on cancer cells trigger an immune response. [More]
Researchers identify attractive drug candidate to target glioma tumors

Researchers identify attractive drug candidate to target glioma tumors

In a paper published today in Cancer Research, researchers: 1) identify a biomarker enzyme associated with aggressive glioma brain tumors, 2) reveal the regulatory mechanism for that enzyme, and 3) demonstrate potent efficacy, using a mouse model of glioma, for a small molecule inhibitor they have developed. [More]
Common bacterium that causes gum infections may trigger rheumatoid arthritis

Common bacterium that causes gum infections may trigger rheumatoid arthritis

Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characteristic of chronic, joint-destroying rheumatoid arthritis (RA). [More]
Human migration study reveals new insights into cancer metastasis

Human migration study reveals new insights into cancer metastasis

What could cancer cells and drug-resistant bacteria possibly have in common with Stone Age settlers of the Americas? They're all migratory, and at one time or other, each finds the going a bit easier in a specific direction. [More]
Hormonal contraceptives linked to more sex in committed relationships

Hormonal contraceptives linked to more sex in committed relationships

Sex is quite wonderful when the goal is to have children. But sex can also serve as a "glue" in a committed relationship. [More]
Researchers identify critical paralog groups with indispensable role in cellular signalling pathways

Researchers identify critical paralog groups with indispensable role in cellular signalling pathways

Throughout evolutionary history, there have been genetic elements that have duplicated - giving rise to genes with different functions. [More]
BioCision reveal new company focussing on clinical technology development

BioCision reveal new company focussing on clinical technology development

BioCision, LLC, a life science research and development company that standardizes basic laboratory processes, today announced the formation of MedCision, Inc., an independent company focused on automation of pre-clinical and clinical processes. [More]
Hunter-gatherers in East Africa live active lifestyle that helps lower risk for heart disease

Hunter-gatherers in East Africa live active lifestyle that helps lower risk for heart disease

In a remote area of north-central Tanzania, men leave their huts on foot, armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows, to hunt for their next meal. [More]
Platypus venom shows potential for new diabetes treatments

Platypus venom shows potential for new diabetes treatments

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species - the platypus and the echidna - which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans. [More]
Philips unveils series of intelligent, comprehensive connected radiology solutions at RSNA 2016

Philips unveils series of intelligent, comprehensive connected radiology solutions at RSNA 2016

Royal Philips today unveiled a series of intelligent and comprehensive connected radiology solutions at the 2016 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, beginning November 27 through December 1 at McCormick Place in Chicago. [More]
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