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Neuroscientists propose collaborative ‘big science’ approach to unravel great mysteries of the brain

Neuroscientists propose collaborative ‘big science’ approach to unravel great mysteries of the brain

The time is ripe, the communication technology is available, for teams from different labs and different countries to join efforts and apply new forms of grassroots collaborative research in brain science. [More]
Scientists investigate role of mitochondria in Alzheimer's disease pathology

Scientists investigate role of mitochondria in Alzheimer's disease pathology

On Nov. 25, 1901, a 51-year-old woman is admitted to a hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, displaying a bizarre constellation of symptoms. [More]
Neurocognitive impairments may serve as early warning signs of schizophrenia

Neurocognitive impairments may serve as early warning signs of schizophrenia

While schizophrenia is best known for episodes of psychosis - a break with reality during which an individual may experience delusions and hallucinations - it is also marked by chronic neurocognitive deficits, such as problems with memory and attention. [More]
TELA Bio's OviTex RBSs implanted in 100 hernia repair procedures since FDA clearance in June 2016

TELA Bio's OviTex RBSs implanted in 100 hernia repair procedures since FDA clearance in June 2016

TELA Bio, Inc., a surgical reconstruction company leading the development and commercialization of Reinforced BioScaffolds (RBSs) for soft tissue repair, today announced the company’s OviTex RBSs have been implanted in more than 100 hernia repair procedures since receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance in June 2016. [More]
New review highlights potential of women to have variety of orgasmic experiences

New review highlights potential of women to have variety of orgasmic experiences

The nature of a woman's orgasm has been a source of debate for over a century. Since the Victorian era, the pendulum has swung from the vagina to the clitoris, and to some extent back again. [More]
DePuy Synthes Spine introduces new lower back implant that promotes fusion, restores function

DePuy Synthes Spine introduces new lower back implant that promotes fusion, restores function

Today DePuy Synthes Spine, Part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, launched the SYNFIX Evolution System, a new implant for stand-alone Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF). [More]
British artists aim to create swarms of little robots to help fight pollution in Venetian Lagoon

British artists aim to create swarms of little robots to help fight pollution in Venetian Lagoon

Can mathematics be expressed poetically through computational technologies? Visual artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith believe it can be and are collaborating with the Artificial Life Lab of the University of Graz, in Austria, on the Subcultron project (Submarine Cultures Perform Long-Term Exploration of Unconventional Environmental Niches). [More]
Researchers propose new strategy to control malaria by driving mosquito evolution

Researchers propose new strategy to control malaria by driving mosquito evolution

One of the frustrations of fighting malaria is that mosquitoes evolve resistance to the insecticides used to kill them. [More]
Novel approach could help counter Influenza A virus in immune-compromised patients

Novel approach could help counter Influenza A virus in immune-compromised patients

To infect its victims, influenza A heads for the lungs, where it latches onto sialic acid on the surface of cells. [More]
UCSF researchers find active HIV in tissue samples of patients treated with antiretrovirals

UCSF researchers find active HIV in tissue samples of patients treated with antiretrovirals

While successful treatment of HIV with antiretroviral medications leads to undetectable levels of virus in the blood, controls the disease and leads to much longer lifespans, scientists know that HIV continues to reside in tissues. [More]
Gut microbes can modify our mood and behaviour, research reveals

Gut microbes can modify our mood and behaviour, research reveals

If aliens were to examine a human, they would think we were just slavish organisms designed to feed microbes and carry them around. [More]
Researchers identify genomic regions linked to ulcerative colitis in African-Americans

Researchers identify genomic regions linked to ulcerative colitis in African-Americans

In the first genome-wide association study of genetic risk factors for inflammatory bowel disease in African Americans, a research team has identified two regions of the genome (loci) associated with ulcerative colitis only in people of African descent. [More]
CONTOUR NEXT ONE blood glucose monitoring system may help improve diabetes management

CONTOUR NEXT ONE blood glucose monitoring system may help improve diabetes management

Ascensia Diabetes Care today announced the availability of the CONTOURNEXT ONE blood glucose monitoring system (BGMS) in the United Kingdom, one of the next steps in the evolution of self-monitoring of blood glucose. [More]
Biomedical engineers harvest bacterial genes that can improve electrical signaling in human cells

Biomedical engineers harvest bacterial genes that can improve electrical signaling in human cells

Duke University biomedical engineers have harvested genes for ion channels from bacteria that, with a few tweaks, can create and enhance electrical signaling in human cells, making the cells more electrically excitable. [More]
Chemotherapy leads to drug-resistance in bladder cancer patients

Chemotherapy leads to drug-resistance in bladder cancer patients

Chemotherapy is indicated as the first line of treatment for advanced bladder cancer. New research by Weill Cornell Medicine and University of Trento scientists shows that while chemotherapy kills the most common type of bladder cancer, urothelial cancer, chemotherapy also shapes the genetic evolution of remaining urothelial cancer cell clones to become drug-resistant. [More]
New wearable device may help visually impaired patients to read and recognize faces

New wearable device may help visually impaired patients to read and recognize faces

A unique wearable artificial vision device may help people who are legally blind "read" and recognize faces. [More]
Dissatisfaction in relationship during pregnancy may increase risk of infection in mother and child

Dissatisfaction in relationship during pregnancy may increase risk of infection in mother and child

Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children. [More]
Researchers discover brain signature that may help identify fibromyalgia patients

Researchers discover brain signature that may help identify fibromyalgia patients

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a brain signature that identifies fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy, a potential breakthrough for future clinical diagnosis and treatment of the highly prevalent condition. [More]
UT Southwestern researcher wins prestigious 2016 Transformative Research Award

UT Southwestern researcher wins prestigious 2016 Transformative Research Award

Dr. Rama Ranganathan, Director of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Comprehensive Center for Molecular, Computational, and Systems Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been awarded a prestigious 2016 Transformative Research Award from the National Institutes of Health's Common Fund. [More]
Study provides insights into how species adapt to changing environments over many generations

Study provides insights into how species adapt to changing environments over many generations

Research led by the European Bioinformatics Institute and the University of Washington has shown that the biological diversity needed for evolution can be generated by changes in protein modifications. [More]
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