- 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 [...]
- Remembering a Microbial Hero™: The Late, Great Abigail Salyers. Remembering a Microbial Hero™: The Late, Great Abigail Salyers.
Here I remember a person who a great deal of influence on my views about microbiology in the classroom, and the laboratory: the late Abigail Salyers. RIP, Abigail.
- The bacteria in breast milk The bacteria in breast milk
Bacteria are found in large numbers all over the human body where there is a channel to the outside world, for example in the gut, lungs, and surface of the skin. I’ve always thought that actually inside the human body was a bacteria-free e [...]
- Microbe steals neighbour's electricity to make methane Microbe steals neighbour's electricity to make methane
From cow burps to tree hiccups and melting permafrost, the potent greenhouse gas methane is produced in myriad ways. Now we can add another one to the list: electricity-generating microbes. The finding could one day allow us to control the [...]
- Scientists Discover Link Between Gut Microbiota And Colorectal Cancer Scientists Discover Link Between Gut Microbiota And Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer patients have fewer beneficial gut bacteria and more harmful microbes than those without the disease, researchers from the New York University School of Medicine report in Friday’s edition of the Journal of the National Ca [...]
- HIV virus returns after cure hope rose HIV virus returns after cure hope rose
Boston researchers are reporting the return of the HIV virus in two patients who had become virus-free after undergoing bone marrow transplants, dashing hopes of a possible cure that had generated widespread excitement. The rebound of the [...]
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- Functional diversity in bacterial defense mechanism against viral invasion Functional diversity in bacterial defense mechanism against viral invasion
Bacteria may lack a true immune system, but this does not leave them defenseless against bacteriophage viruses and other pathogens. A system of genomic sequence elements called clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRIS [...]
- Scientists engineer human stem cells Scientists engineer human stem cells
In an important scientific breakthrough in regenerative medicine, researchers at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore have successfully converted human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) cultured in the laboratory to a state that is closer to t [...]
- Malignant cells adopt a different pathway for genome duplication Malignant cells adopt a different pathway for genome duplication
Genomes must be replicated in two copies during cell division. This process occurs at structures called 'replication forks', which are equipped with enzymes and move along the separated DNA strands. In tumour cells, the replication forks ar [...]
- Proteins' passing phases revealed Proteins' passing phases revealed
A new method to identify previously hidden details about the structures of proteins may speed the process of novel drug design, according to scientists at Rice University.
- Scientists describe how mosquitoes are attracted to humans Scientists describe how mosquitoes are attracted to humans
Female mosquitoes, which can transmit deadly diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus and filariasis, are attracted to us by smelling the carbon dioxide we exhale, being capable of tracking us down even from a distance. But once [...]
- 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.