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New Progress Toward Finding Best Cells for Liver Therapy

Apr. 26, 2017 — In an important step toward using transplanted cells to treat liver failure, researchers demonstrate successful transplantation of fetal rat liver cells to an injured adult rat ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — Scientists have demonstrated that both the structure of the brain and several memory functions are linked to immune system ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — A dark slithering creature four feet long that dwells in the foul mud of a remote lagoon in the Philippines has been discovered by researchers. They say studying the animal, a giant shipworm with ... read more

Genes Associated With Resilience Against Brain Pathology Identified

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers have discovered two genes, known as UNC5C and ENC1, that are associated with aging individuals having better memory and brain function than would be expected, given the amount of ... read more

Scientists Unravel How Protein Impacts Intellectual Disability

Apr. 25, 2017 — A protein helps balance nerve cell communication, scientists have shown in a new study. This new study could have implications for potential treatments of intellectual disability and other ... read more

Ancient Stress Response Provides Clues to Cancer Resistance

Apr. 25, 2017 — Cancer cells deploy an ancient mechanism used by single-celled organisms to elevate their mutation rate in response to stress. This discovery explains one of the best-known hallmarks of cancer -- its ... read more

Fighting Infections With a Silver Sword

Apr. 25, 2017 — Silver has been used to fight infections since ancient times. Today, researchers are using sophisticated techniques such as the gene-editing platform Crispr-Cas9 to take a closer look at how silver ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers have developed methods to use data from FRAP, an experiment used to study how molecules move inside cells, in ways it's never been used ... read more

Better Dosing of Meds: 'Cyclops' Algorithm Spots Daily Rhythms in Cells

Apr. 25, 2017 — Humans, like virtually all other complex organisms on Earth, have adapted to their planet's 24-hour cycle of sunlight and darkness. That circadian rhythm is reflected in human behavior, of ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Through a combination of experiments with college students and laboratory worms, researchers have identified the first specific genes to show molecular alterations associated with short sleep ... read more

Understanding the Correct Architectures of IMM Proteins

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have developed a new technique to understand the correct architectures of IMM proteins, using special chemical ... read more

80-Year-Old 'Viable' Anthrax Strain Debunked Using Advanced Genomic Sequencing

Apr. 25, 2017 — A strain of anthrax-causing bacterium thought to have been viable 80 years after a thwarted World War I espionage attack, was, in reality, a much younger standard laboratory strain, a team of ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — A new technique will let a single cancer research lab do the work of dozens, dramatically accelerating the search for new treatments and cures. And the technique will benefit not just cancer research ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists used a powerful genetic technique to test seafood dinners sold in six District restaurants and found 33 percent had been mislabeled. The swaps, they found, were mostly with closely related ... read more

New Chlamydia Drug Targets Discovered Using CRISPR and Stem Cells

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have created an innovative technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with the human immune system. The results identify novel drug targets for the sexually transmitted ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Receptors in the noses of mice exposed to certain smells during life are different to genetically similar mice that lived without those smells, new research shows. The study found it is this ... read more

Low Levels of 'Memory Protein' Linked to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 25, 2017 — This discovery may lead to important research and may one day help experts develop new and better therapies for Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — A new paper describes how TET2 loss can open the door for mutations that drive myeloid, lymphoid, and other ... read more

Skin Stem Cells Used to Generate New Brain Cells

Apr. 25, 2017 — Using human skin cells, neurobiologists have created a method to generate one of the principle cell types of the brain called microglia, which play a key role in preserving the function of neural ... read more

Measuring Immune Response Could Be Key to Differentiating Malaria from Other Infections

Apr. 24, 2017 — Analyzing a patient's immune response could be key to quickly and accurately diagnosing malaria, according to new ... read more

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