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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Intestinal Bacteria Alter Gut and Brain Function, Study Shows

Mar. 1, 2017 — The goal of a new study was to explore whether fecal microbiota from human IBS patients with diarrhea has the ability to influence gut and brain function in recipient mice. Using fecal transplants, ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — How do tumours grow? And how do bacteria transform harmless substances into medical agents? When biophysicists want to understand what is happening in living cells, they have to introduce fluorescent ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Scientists have developed an in vitro stem cell-based bioassay grown on multi-electrode arrays capable of detecting the biological activity of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins. Their assay could ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Organic additives found in road salt alternatives -- such as those used in the commercial products GeoMelt and Magic Salt -- act as a fertilizer to aquatic ecosystems, promoting the growth of algae ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Biomedical engineers have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. An increase in cell stiffness is an indicator of cancerous tissue, but ... read more

Do Cells Have Exotic Vibrational Properties?

Feb. 28, 2017 — A little-understood biological property that appears to allow cell components to store energy on their outer edges is the possible key to developing a new class of materials and devices to collect, ... read more

Rare Proteins Collapse Earlier

Feb. 28, 2017 — Some organisms are able to survive in hot springs, while others can only live at mild temperatures because their proteins aren't able to withstand such extreme heat. Researchers investigated ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — The night vision of frogs and toads appears to be superior to that of all other animals. They have the ability to see color even when it is so dark that humans are not able to see anything at all, ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Gang warfare is not unique to humans -- banded mongooses do it too. Now researchers have shed light on the causes of the fights -- and found they are most common when females are receptive to ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Some fruit flies build up tolerance to the toxin alpha-amanitin; the genetic mechanisms behind this adaptation link to an important metabolic pathway. Scientists have now used genome-wide association ... read more

Drug Combination Defeats Dengue, Ebola in Mice, Study Finds

Feb. 27, 2017 — A combination of two cancer drugs inhibited both dengue and Ebola virus infections in mice in a study, despite the fact that these two viruses are vastly different from each ... read more

Doctors Should Discuss Herbal Medication Use With Heart Disease Patients

Feb. 27, 2017 — Physicians should be well-versed in the herbal medications heart disease patients may take to be able to effectively discuss their clinical implications, potential benefits and side effects—despite ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers show how simultaneously restoring predators and prey is much faster and more effective than doing so one at a ... read more

Sponge Bacterium Found to Encapsulate Arsenic Drawn from Environment

Feb. 27, 2017 — A new study sheds light on a unique biological model of arsenic detoxification. According to the new research, the Entotheonella bacterium that inhabits the Theonella swinhoei sponge is one of the ... read more

New Tool for Combating Mosquito-Borne Disease: Insect Parasite Genes

Feb. 27, 2017 — Discovery of the genes the insect parasite Wolbachia uses to control its hosts' reproduction provides a powerful new tool for enhancing biological control efforts for mosquito-borne diseases ... read more

How Protein Misfolding May Kickstart Chemical Evolution

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated a connection between abnormal protein folding and the potential to kickstart chemical ... read more

Common Bacterium May Help Control Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

Feb. 27, 2017 — Genes from a common bacterium can be harnessed to sterilize male insects, a tool that can potentially control populations of both disease-bearing mosquitoes and agricultural pests, researchers ... read more

Studying Genes in Clusters Allows for Better Predictions

Feb. 27, 2017 — When many genes regulate a single trait, they commonly work together in large clusters or 'networks.' Taking this into account allows better predictions of how an individual's genetic ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers have designed a machine that can rapidly produce large quantities of customized peptides. This technology could help researchers rapidly generate new peptide drugs to test on diseases ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — An iconic bird whose booming mating calls once reverberated across 'the Prairie State' can survive in Illinois with the help of periodic human interventions, researchers ... read more

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