- 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 [...]
- Global Video Challenge Submission - Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan Global Video Challenge Submission - Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan
Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan
- Global Video Challenge - Atef Elgendy Global Video Challenge - Atef Elgendy
Educational awareness about good bacteria may change to bad and dangerous and harmful bacteria for human and environment. Phenotypes changes through SP transduction. Good bacteria changes to bad and dangerous one.
- It Touches Everything - Global Video Challenge Submission It Touches Everything - Global Video Challenge Submission
My research is about a vaccine... Respiratory syncytial virus is the leading respiratory cause of hospitalization in infants and young children in the United States and in the world. There is still no vaccine licensed against this pathogen. [...]
- Global Video Challenge Submission - St.Paul's University Global Video Challenge Submission - St.Paul's University
Submitted by Aila Gatlabayan,Quezon City, Philippines
- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteria Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteria
Scanning electron micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (yellow, round items) killing and escaping from a human white cell. Credit: NIAID
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- 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 [...]
- Membrane enzymes 'stop and frisk' proteins indiscriminately Membrane enzymes 'stop and frisk' proteins indiscriminately
For what is believed to be the first time, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have illuminated the inner workings of an important class of enzymes located inside the outer envelopes of cells. Much to their surprise, they report, th [...]
- Protein clumps as memory: Yeast cells are able to form a memory through an aggregate Protein clumps as memory: Yeast cells are able to form a memory through an aggregate
Yeast has a somewhat complicated love life: on the one hand, a mother cell can produce genetically identical daughter cells through mitosis (cell division); on the other hand, yeast cells, who exist in two different mating types, are able t [...]
- 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.