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April 30, 2017

Apr. 27, 2017 — A method to rapidly trigger the universal tagging of proteins being produced by a cell has now been discovered by researchers. The tagging can be turned on like a switch, which enables researchers to ... read more

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. 26, 2017 — It may be possible to therapeutically fine tune a constantly shifting balance of molecular signals to ensure the body's peripheral nerves are insulated and functioning normally, researchers have ... 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

One Step Closer to an 'Exercise Pill'

Apr. 25, 2017 — Studies show obese people produce elevated levels of a protein called myostatin. A new study shows suppressing myostatin enhanced muscle mass and dramatically improved markers of heart and kidney ... 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 — 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 — 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

Orange Essential Oil May Help Alleviate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Apr. 24, 2017 — PTSD will affect about 8 percent of people during their lives. A new study suggests that passively inhaling orange essential oil could offer a nonpharmaceutical option to relieve ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Two years ago, the Zika virus drew attention to microcephaly, a developmental disorder in which the brain and skull display inhibited growth. But there are other causes of microcephaly, such as ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — A novel microscopy method allows unprecedented insights into the spatial organization and direct interactions of immune cells within blood and liquid multi-lineage tissues. The assay, called ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — New research reveals two new ways to identify genes that routinely are missed in studies using a common gene-sequencing method. Many of these missed genes are associated with leukemia, psoriasis, ... read more

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

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

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