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Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. The field overlaps with other areas of biology and chemistry, particularly genetics and biochemistry. Molecular biology chiefly concerns itself with understanding the interactions between the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between DNA, RNA and protein biosynthesis as well as learning how these interactions are regulated.
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]
Scientists identify essential enzymes for efficient and precise repair of damaged DNA

Scientists identify essential enzymes for efficient and precise repair of damaged DNA

Scientists at The Australian National University and Heidelberg University in Germany have found an essential component in the DNA repair process which could open the door to the development of new cancer drugs. [More]
Study unravels how tobacco causes increased inflammation

Study unravels how tobacco causes increased inflammation

It's no secret that using tobacco is bad for you, but what has been a mystery until now is how tobacco causes increased inflammation throughout the body. [More]
New approach may help primary care clinicians to diagnose many patients with COPD

New approach may help primary care clinicians to diagnose many patients with COPD

With five simple questions and an inexpensive peak expiratory flow (PEF) meter, primary care clinicians may be able to diagnose many more patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Follow [More]
Ionizing radiation may be confounding factor in Alzheimer's disease, study suggests

Ionizing radiation may be confounding factor in Alzheimer's disease, study suggests

More humans than ever are exposed to higher levels of ionizing radiation from medical equipment, airplanes, etc. A new study suggests that this kind of radiation may be a confounding factor in the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer´s. [More]
Researchers receive grant to investigate how gut microbiome influences breast cancer

Researchers receive grant to investigate how gut microbiome influences breast cancer

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago have received a three-year, $900,000 Defense Department grant to investigate how the gut microbiome – the trillions of bacteria, viruses and other bugs that make our digestive systems their home – influences breast cancer. [More]
Novel C. elegans worm strain could serve as tool for testing interventions against AD

Novel C. elegans worm strain could serve as tool for testing interventions against AD

Researchers from Yale-NUS College have partnered with researchers from the National University of Singapore and SingHealth Group to develop a novel Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) worm strain which expresses an amyloid beta protein fragment involved in the development of human Alzheimer's Disease (AD). [More]
CHEST, ATS release new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults

CHEST, ATS release new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults

The American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society have published new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. [More]
Study provides potential new target to combat cytomegalovirus infections

Study provides potential new target to combat cytomegalovirus infections

Viruses hijack the molecular machinery in human cells to survive and replicate, often damaging those host cells in the process. [More]
New oncogene may contribute to high incidence of prostate cancer among African American men

New oncogene may contribute to high incidence of prostate cancer among African American men

A team of scientists has identified MNX1 as a new oncogene - a gene than can cause cancer - that is more active in African American prostate cancer than in European American prostate cancer. [More]
MIT researchers develop imaging technique that provides unprecedented view of serotonin dynamics

MIT researchers develop imaging technique that provides unprecedented view of serotonin dynamics

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that's partly responsible for feelings of happiness and for mood regulation in humans. [More]
Researchers discover how toxic proteins linked to neurological diseases impair membrane-less organelles

Researchers discover how toxic proteins linked to neurological diseases impair membrane-less organelles

Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered the way toxic proteins linked to the most common forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) incapacitate membrane-less organelles inside cells. [More]
Two leading non-profit organizations sign strategic affiliation to hasten drug development

Two leading non-profit organizations sign strategic affiliation to hasten drug development

The Scripps Research Institute and the California Institute for Biomedical Research - two leading non-profit research organizations - today announced the signing of a strategic affiliation that combines the two organizations into a new biomedical research entity with the tools and know-how to rapidly translate its scientific discoveries into life-saving medicines for the public benefit. [More]
Salk scientist receives NIH Pioneer Award to support innovative biomedical research

Salk scientist receives NIH Pioneer Award to support innovative biomedical research

Salk Professor Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte has been awarded a 2016 National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award, a highly coveted grant that supports the most innovative biomedical research, for his work in stem cell biology and regeneration. [More]
UCLA scientists take promising step towards killing mosquitoes that carry Zika virus and dengue fever

UCLA scientists take promising step towards killing mosquitoes that carry Zika virus and dengue fever

Five UCLA researchers were part of an international team that has used X-rays to reveal the structure of a molecule that is toxic to disease-carrying mosquitoes. [More]
New review looks at complexity of fracture epidemiology in diabetes

New review looks at complexity of fracture epidemiology in diabetes

Due to the ageing of populations as well as increasing obesity and adverse lifestyle factors, type 2 diabetes (T2D) is reaching epidemic proportions in many parts of the world. [More]
Researchers describe novel host-oriented therapeutic approach for preventing lethal immune responses

Researchers describe novel host-oriented therapeutic approach for preventing lethal immune responses

Staphylococcal and streptococcal infections affect millions of individuals each year. They are a leading cause of sepsis and account for many cases of pneumonia and post-surgical infections. [More]
Researchers to explore potential roles of tumor-suppressor gene in kidney cancer

Researchers to explore potential roles of tumor-suppressor gene in kidney cancer

Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer, and African-Americans and males appear most at risk for this disease that can be asymptomatic until it has spread and become highly lethal, said Dr. Vinata B. Lokeshwar, cancer researcher and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. [More]
Scientists uncover how microbes invade the brain in bacterial meningitis

Scientists uncover how microbes invade the brain in bacterial meningitis

Simon Fraser University researcher Lisa Craig is part of an international team that has uncovered new details about a microbe that invades the brain, sometimes with fatal results. [More]
New molecular biology technique could help identify virus-fighting potential of existing drugs

New molecular biology technique could help identify virus-fighting potential of existing drugs

A new, computer-based screening method could reveal the virus-fighting potential of drugs originally developed to treat other conditions, reports a study in PLOS Computational Biology. [More]
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