- Researchers Take Virus-Tracking Software Worldwide Researchers Take Virus-Tracking Software Worldwide
Project allows new forms of client software to join genetic surveillance. A biomedical informatics researcher who tracks dangerous viruses as they spread around the globe has restructured his innovative tracking software to promote even wid [...]
- Novartis Receives US FDA Approval For Zortress® (Everolimus) To Prevent Organ Rejection In Adult Kidney Transplant Recipients Novartis Receives US FDA Approval For Zortress® (Everolimus) To Prevent Organ Rejection In Adult Kidney Transplant Recipients
Zortress offers kidney transplant recipients a new option for preventing organ rejection and preserving kidney function with reduced doses of cyclosporine Preventing organ rejection while reducing the side effects of treatment r [...]
- Once Daily Lixisenatide (AVE 0010) Given As Monotherapy Successfully Meets Phase III Study Endpoints In Diabetes Once Daily Lixisenatide (AVE 0010) Given As Monotherapy Successfully Meets Phase III Study Endpoints In Diabetes
Lixisenatide significantly reduced HbA1c vs placebo with more patients achieving HbA1c <7% Significant effect on postprandial glucose Paris, France – April 15, 2010 – Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced [...]
- FDA Approves New Drug Application For PANCREAZE™ FDA Approves New Drug Application For PANCREAZE™
Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy Approved by FDA to Treat Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Raritan, NJ (April 13,2010) -- Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development (J&JPRD) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administr [...]
- New Discovery Is A Significant Boost To Cancer Research New Discovery Is A Significant Boost To Cancer Research
A team of scientists led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) has discovered a brand new group of molecules which could help fight the spread of cancer and other diseases. The new molecules are synthetic derivatives of a natural product k [...]
- Symbiosis: A New Synthesis Symbiosis: A New Synthesis
Darwin and the 20th century pioneers of biology would have been astonished to see the countless roles that microbes play in shaping eukaryotic life. From the origins of eukaryotic cells to pharmaceutical products, Life as we know it would b [...]
- Bacterial Bubble Hitchhikers Could Help Keep Greenhouse Gas in Check Bacterial Bubble Hitchhikers Could Help Keep Greenhouse Gas in Check
Seafloor-dwelling bacteria may hitch a ride on methane bubbles seeping from deep-sea vents, preventing the methane from reaching the atmosphere by eating it up, new research suggests. The findings, presented here today (Dec. 9) at the annu [...]
- In surprise finding, blood clots absorb bacterial toxin In surprise finding, blood clots absorb bacterial toxin
Blood clots play an unexpected role in protecting the body from the deadly effects of bacteria by absorbing bacterial toxins, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found. The research was published Dec. 2 in the journal P [...]
- Penicillin equally effective as ‘big gun’ antibiotics for treating less severe childhood pneumonia Penicillin equally effective as ‘big gun’ antibiotics for treating less severe childhood pneumonia
Children hospitalized for pneumonia have similar outcomes, including length of stay and costs, regardless of whether they are treated with “big gun” antibiotics such as ceftriaxone or cefotaxime or more narrowly focused antibiotics such as [...]
- Microbiome Candy: Could A Probiotic Mint Help Prevent Cavities? Microbiome Candy: Could A Probiotic Mint Help Prevent Cavities?
Eat candy and fight tooth decay. What a sweet concept, right? Well, microbiologists in Berlin are trying to make that dream a reality. They've created a sugarless mint that's aimed at washing out cavity-causing bacteria from your mouth. A [...]
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- The dynamic cytoskeleton in bacterial cell division The dynamic cytoskeleton in bacterial cell division
(Phys.org) —The cytoskeletal proteins of eukaryotes polymerize into self-organized patterns even as pure solutions. However, to see more complex dynamics, like filament sliding or rotation, various motor proteins and cofactors usually need [...]
- Light variation drives community structure of a hypersaline microbial mat Light variation drives community structure of a hypersaline microbial mat
When scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory took samples of a microbial mat community from a hypersaline lake to study community responses to environmental changes, they expected to find that the changing salinity drives large [...]
- Scientists explore the mechanisms of viruses' shells Scientists explore the mechanisms of viruses' shells
The genome of viruses is usually enclosed inside a shell called capsid. Capsids have unique mechanic properties: they have to be resistant and at the same time capable of dissolving in order to release the genome into the infected cell. The [...]
- NASA preps for space-based stem cell research NASA preps for space-based stem cell research
NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) are enabling research aboard the International Space Station that could lead to new stem cell-based therapies for medical conditions faced on Earth and in space.
- Ice-cold methods decode bacterial infection systems Ice-cold methods decode bacterial infection systems
When attacking body cells, bacteria, such as salmonellae or Yersinia (plague pathogens), inject specific bacterial proteins through hollow, syringe-like structures – called injectisomes – into the host cells. These substances reprogram the [...]
- Holographic microscopy: Peering into living cells -- with neither dye nor fluophore Holographic microscopy: Peering into living cells -- with neither dye nor fluophore
Thanks to holographic microscopy, two young scientists have developed a device that can create 3-D images of living cells, almost in real time, and track their reaction to various stimuli without the use of contrast dyes or fluorophores.
- Colon cancer exhibits a corresponding epigenetic pattern in mice and humans Colon cancer exhibits a corresponding epigenetic pattern in mice and humans
The epigenetic investigation of mice can as a result contribute to early diagnosis of cancer in humans.
- Immune systems of healthy adults 'remember' germs to which they've never been exposed Immune systems of healthy adults 'remember' germs to which they've never been exposed
It's established dogma that the immune system develops a "memory" of a microbial pathogen, with a correspondingly enhanced readiness to combat that microbe, only upon exposure to it -- or to its components though a vaccine. But a discovery [...]
- 'Zombie' cells may outperform live ones as catalysts and conductors 'Zombie' cells may outperform live ones as catalysts and conductors
A simple technique uses silica to coat a living cell both inside and outside. The process forms a near-perfect replica of the cell's structure, down to the tiniest organelle. The resulting model, heated, creates nature-sculpted nanotools wi [...]
- Device made of DNA inserted into bacterial cell works like a diagnostic computer Device made of DNA inserted into bacterial cell works like a diagnostic computer
A biological device made of DNA inserted into a bacterial cell works like a tiny diagnostic computer.
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- Microbes May Add Special Something to Wines Microbes May Add Special Something to Wines
Researchers have found that grape varieties in different regions carry distinctive patterns of fungi and bacteria, which may play a role in making a wine unique.
- Beneath the Virgin Prairie Beneath the Virgin Prairie
Bacteria taken from virgin soil are a reminder of what was lost and gained when the sod was broken.
- Are We Alone in the Universe? Are We Alone in the Universe?
Don’t believe the latest hype about life on other planets.
- A Cure for the Allergy Epidemic? A Cure for the Allergy Epidemic?
When we left farming life, we lost the microbes that kept our immune systems in check.
- Hitting Pay Dirt on Mars Hitting Pay Dirt on Mars
The first rock examined by Curiosity last year turns out to be an uncommon alkaline rock, with a tiny amount of water.