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Self-Assembled Nanostructures Can Be Selectively Controlled

Apr. 24, 2017 — DNA self-assembly allows the unprecedented control of the optical properties of plasmonic metamolecules, report ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Cells in the brain’s master circadian clock synchronize voltage rhythms despite asynchronous calcium rhythms, which might explain how a tissue-wide rhythm is ... read more

Beta Blocker Shows Cancer-Fighting Properties

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer. The research could lead better ways ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gene variants could affect food preferences in healthy people, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new strategies that make it easier for people to stick to an optimal ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — A potential mouse model for the genetic disorder known as an NGLY1 deficiency has been developed by scientists. Their new study describes how a second knockout produces mice that survive after birth ... read more

Novel Molecular Pathway in Aggressive Breast Cancer Offers Potential Therapeutic Targets

Apr. 21, 2017 — A novel molecular mechanism involved in progression and metastasis in the most aggressive form of breast cancer has now been identified by researchers. The gene MAFK is known to be induced by the ... read more

Can Airborne Viruses Survive in Water?

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new study challenges the tenet that herpes viruses, like most enveloped viruses, are relatively unstable outside their host. Under a variety of conditions equine herpesvirus remained stable and ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new technology has been designed that is 20 times faster than the existing biosensors using micromagnetic pattern of spider web. The technology can be used for early diagnosis and recurrence ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide die every year from infections that ravage their digestive systems. New research in mice offers evidence that the difference in survival may come from ... read more

On the Brink of Eradication: Why Polio Research Matters

Apr. 20, 2017 — In the decades since Dr. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine, cases of polio have exponentially declined. Though once widespread epidemic, the highly infectious childhood disease is now ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Scientists have identified thousands of previously ignored genetic mutations that, although rare, likely contribute to cancer growth. The findings could help pave the way to new ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Each cell of our body is the result of an orchestra of sophisticated mechanisms that control which genes are and are not expressed at any given time. Partly, this is possible thanks to the ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Increasing SMOC2 in the kidney helped initiate and continue the progression of kidney fibrosis, while tamping down SMOC2 prevented it, report ... read more

Research Uncovers Life-Saving Benefits in the Battle Against Viruses

Apr. 20, 2017 — At-risk patients, such as those with HIV or transplant recipients, could benefit from potentially life-saving study, say ... read more

Looping the Genome: How Cohesin Does the Trick

Apr. 20, 2017 — Twenty years ago, the protein complex cohesin was first described by researchers. They found that its shape strikingly corresponds to its function: when a cell divides, the ring-shaped structure of ... read more

Scientists Uncover Mechanism Allowing Bacteria to Survive the Human Immune System

Apr. 20, 2017 — Researchers have uncovered molecular details of how pathogenic bacteria fight back against the human immune response to infection. Scientists have identified the structure of NsrR, a bacterial ... read more

Underlying Cause of a Form of Macular Degeneration Characterized

Apr. 20, 2017 — Using an animal model of Best disease in combination with biochemical and optical assays, a team of researchers has pinpointed a number of abnormalities that give rise to the impairments seen in the ... read more

Homing in on Plaque-Causing Protein in ALS and Dementia

Apr. 19, 2017 — Scientists have made advances in understanding how damaging plaques build up in neurodegenerative illnesses like ALS and ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Researchers have identified specific types of bacteria that seem to be abundant in individuals with colorectal cancer. Using a combination of markers specific for these fecal microbes, scientists ... read more

Defective HIV Proviruses Hinder Immune System Response and Cure

Apr. 19, 2017 — Proteins created by defective forms of HIV long previously believed to be harmless actually interact with our immune systems and are actively monitored by a specific type of immune cell, called ... read more

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