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Research finding could lead to first effective therapies, vaccines against dengue virus

Research finding could lead to first effective therapies, vaccines against dengue virus

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the National University of Singapore have determined the structure of a human monoclonal antibody which, in an animal model, strongly neutralizes a type of the potentially lethal dengue virus. [More]
Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants may benefit people with Alzheimer's disease

Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants may benefit people with Alzheimer's disease

Here's more evidence that fish oil supplementation and antioxidants might be beneficial for at least some people facing Alzheimer's disease: A new report published in the July 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal describes the findings of a very small study in which people with mild clinical impairment, such as those in the very early stages of the disease, saw clearance of the hallmark amyloid-beta protein and reduced inflammation in neurological tissues. [More]
Researchers map physical properties of live breast cancer cells using advanced AFM technology

Researchers map physical properties of live breast cancer cells using advanced AFM technology

Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis. [More]
Retina contains microtubule "roadway" that provides energy required for visual processing

Retina contains microtubule "roadway" that provides energy required for visual processing

Researchers have discovered a thick band of microtubules in certain neurons in the retina that they believe acts as a transport road for mitochondria that help provide energy required for visual processing. [More]
Study opens up new line of research into origin of digestive diseases

Study opens up new line of research into origin of digestive diseases

There are numerous studies related to the absorption of nutrients from the stomach since understanding what happens in our digestive system is crucial, for example, in order to be able to avoid in the future some of the diseases that affect part of the population to a lesser or greater extent. [More]
What do cells really look like in 3D?

What do cells really look like in 3D?

Nanolive SA, a start-up company founded in November 2013 at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne, Switzerland, has developed a revolutionary microscope which allows for the very first time the exploration of a living cell in 3D without damaging it. [More]
Different neurobiological pathways lead to expression of Alzheimer's disease

Different neurobiological pathways lead to expression of Alzheimer's disease

The amyloid cascade hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) posits that sticky aggregations or plaques of amyloid-beta peptides accumulate over time in the brain, triggering a series of events that ultimately result in the full-blown neurodegenerative disorder. The hypothesis has been a major driver of AD research for more than 20 years. [More]
New device tracks chemical messages that regulate cell growth

New device tracks chemical messages that regulate cell growth

Biomedical engineers at the University of Toronto have invented a new device that more quickly and accurately "listens in" on the chemical messages that tell our cells how to multiply. [More]
New multidisciplinary Centre For Research into Obesity and Related Diseases opens In Sao Paulo

New multidisciplinary Centre For Research into Obesity and Related Diseases opens In Sao Paulo

Researchers, clinicians, health educators and policy makers all gathered on May 4th in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as the new Multidisciplinary Centre for Research into Obesity and Related Comorbidities (Cepid-OCRC) was opened at da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). [More]
ZEISS and University of California Berkeley launch public-private partnership to support brain microscopy Innovation Center

ZEISS and University of California Berkeley launch public-private partnership to support brain microscopy Innovation Center

ZEISS announces that it is participating in a new public-private partnership with UC Berkeley as part of the Brain Microscopy Innovation Center (BrainMIC), a component of the Berkeley BRAIN Initiative. [More]
Scientific CMOS advantages over CCD: an interview with Robert LaBelle

Scientific CMOS advantages over CCD: an interview with Robert LaBelle

The optiMOS sCMOS camera from QImaging is a new alternative to CCD based cameras for fluorescence microscopy, particularly when capturing fast cellular events. This frame-rate improvement was achieved while substantially increasing the camera’s field-of-view and the ability to measure low light signals. [More]

ZEISS highlights range of solutions ideal for Medical Technology market at MD&M East

ZEISS SteREO Discovery.V20 modular stereo microscope on display is designed for optimal depth perception and maximum zoom range. With a motorized 20x zoom, users can go from the largest overview to the smallest details... [More]
UC Davis research paves way for designing more effective drugs to relieve pain

UC Davis research paves way for designing more effective drugs to relieve pain

UC Davis researchers have identified the molecular interactions that allow capsaicin to activate the body's primary receptor for sensing heat and pain, paving the way for the design of more selective and effective drugs to relieve pain. Their study appeared online June 8 in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. [More]
Images revealing structure of heart cell may provide clues to reducing heart attack damage

Images revealing structure of heart cell may provide clues to reducing heart attack damage

Newly released images revealing the 'bicycle spoke' structure of a heart cell may hold key clues to reducing damage from a heart attack. [More]
UC Davis funds BRAIN-STIM program to uncover potential treatments for neurodegenerative disorders

UC Davis funds BRAIN-STIM program to uncover potential treatments for neurodegenerative disorders

In 2013, President Obama announced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, unveiling plans to make a bold investment to understand the human mind with the intent to uncover ways to prevent, treat and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer's, autism, and epilepsy. [More]
Cell fusion triggers multiple genetic changes that convert normal cells to cancer cells

Cell fusion triggers multiple genetic changes that convert normal cells to cancer cells

Although there is no one established universal cause of cancer, genetic changes are central to its development. The accumulation of spontaneous genetic changes, or mutations, that occur when cells divide can be hastened by exposure to carcinogens such as cigarette smoke (lung cancer) and infectious agents such as the papillomavirus (cervical cancer). [More]

Duke Medicine scientists produce 3-D map of human brain stem using MRI technology

Scientists at Duke Medicine have produced a 3-D map of the human brain stem at an unprecedented level of detail using MRI technology. [More]

Ovizio unveils new in-line suspension cell-monitoring microscope at ESACT

Ovizio Imaging System, an innovative quantitative microscopy company specializing in life science solutions, announces today the launch of its new product, the iLine F, an in-line suspension cell-monitoring microscope. [More]
ETH Zurich researchers develop new measurement technique to improve NanoMRI imaging

ETH Zurich researchers develop new measurement technique to improve NanoMRI imaging

NanoMRI is a scanning technique that produces nondestructive, high-resolution 3-D images of nanoscale objects, and it promises to become a powerful tool for researchers and companies exploring the shape and function of biological materials such as viruses and cells in much the same way as clinical MRI today enables investigation of whole tissues in the human body. [More]
New microscopy technique helps researchers to selectively visualize individual cells in living organism

New microscopy technique helps researchers to selectively visualize individual cells in living organism

Researchers at ETH Zurich's Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel have developed a new microscopy technique that enables for the first time to selectively visualize individual cells within the complex, three-dimensional tissue of a living organism. [More]
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