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Treating arthritis with algae
Researchers at ETH Zurich, Empa and the Norwegian research institute SINTEF are pursuing a new approach to treating arthritis. (2017-08-23)
Cell tissue must not freeze!
Nature has evolved sugars, amino acids, and special antifreeze proteins as cryoprotectants. (2017-12-06)
Drug used to treat cholesterol prevents growth of breast cancer cells in lab
Statin drugs used to lower cholesterol may also help prevent development of breast cancer, say researchers who studied the drugs in laboratory cell cultures. (2003-04-07)
Clues to breast cancer hidden inside stem cells
In the human breast, up to 20 per cent of all tumours are now suspected to originate in stem cells. (2006-04-24)
Novel 3-D cell culture model shows selective tumour uptake of nanoparticles
A nanoparticle drug delivery system designed for brain tumour therapy has shown promising tumour cell selectivity in a novel cell culture model devised by scientists at The University of Nottingham. (2007-08-31)
Regional and minority languages need better access to the digital world
Regional and minority languages are severely under-represented in the digital world. (2016-02-04)
Beyond Mesopotamia: A radical new view of human civilization reported in Science
A radically expanded view of the origin of civilization, extending far beyond Mesopotamia, is reported by journalist Andrew Lawler in the Aug. (2007-08-02)
Innovative technology for production of new pharmaceuticals forms basis of new company
Plants produce a lot of valuable pharmaceuticals − but rather slowly and in small quantities. (2006-03-22)
Easy as Alep, Bet, Gimel? Cambridge research explores social context of ancient writing
A new University of Cambridge research project is set to shed light on the history of writing in the ancient world, and explore the long-lasting relationship between society and writing that persists today. (2016-04-04)
Drug may prevent Parkinson's cell death
A drug used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease may also play a role in preventing disease progression, according to a preliminary study using cell cultures. (2001-05-09)
Human rotavirus manipulates immune response to maintain infection
Using a laboratory model of the human gut, scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that although human rotavirus does not succeed at preventing initial steps of the defense response, it is able to minimize subsequent steps that could stop its growth. (2017-01-24)
Test accurately and swiftly detects most leading causes of bacterial blood stream infection
A new automated diagnostic test can quickly and accurately identify most leading causes of Gram-positive bacterial blood stream infections and the presence of three antibiotic resistance genes, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine. (2013-07-02)
No evidence for Clovis comet catastrophe, archaeologists say
New research challenges the controversial theory that an ancient comet impact devastated the Clovis people, one of the earliest known cultures to inhabit North America. (2010-09-29)
Experimental drug delivers one-two punch to prostate cancer cells
An experimental drug that targets abnormally high levels of a protein linked to cancer growth appears to significantly reduce the proliferation of prostate cancer cells in laboratory cell cultures and animals, while also making these cells considerably more vulnerable to radiation, according to results of a study led by Johns Hopkins scientists. (2016-11-09)
In vitro tissue microarrays for quick and efficient spheroid characterization
A new SLAS Discovery article available for free ahead-of-print enables researchers to derive more clinically-relevant information from 3-D cell culture models. (2017-11-01)
USC receives $12.8 million to study teen smoking
USC center will study tobacco use among teens. (1999-10-17)
Does wisdom really come with age? It depends on the culture
It's certainly comforting to think that aging benefits the mind, if not the body. (2012-08-30)
U of I scientists develop tool to trace metabolism of cancer-fighting tomato compounds
The University of Illinois scientists who linked eating tomatoes with a reduced risk of prostate cancer have developed a tool that will help them trace the metabolism of tomato carotenoids in the human body. (2010-11-29)
Study identifies human melanoma stem cells
Cancer stem cells are defined by three abilities: differentiation, self-renewal and their ability to seed a tumor. (2012-08-23)
Culture affects how people deceive others say researchers
Psychologists have discovered that people's language changes when they lie depending on their cultural background. (2017-06-06)
Sandalwood scent facilitates wound healing and skin regeneration
Skin cells possess an olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent, as researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have discovered. (2014-07-08)
Molecular Carriers May Fulfill Promise of Long-Sought 'Magic Bullet'
Harvard Medical School researchers have discovered a new vehicle for carrying therapeutic proteins into living cells. (1996-08-06)
Cardiff University to investigate new epilepsy treatment
Researchers at Cardiff University's School of Medicine are about to explore whether it's possible to treat human temporal lobe epilepsy by transplanting immature neuron cells into the brain. (2016-06-15)
Linguistics may be clue to emotions
Words may be a clue to how people, regardless of their language, think about and process emotions, according to a Penn State researcher. (2005-01-20)
UK cyclists take different paths
Vast differences in cycling cultures have been found in UK cities; For some cycling is a traditional transport accessible to all while for others it is a new edgy, urban subculture according to recent findings from a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. (2012-06-19)
Key to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundance
Americans believe they have less stamina for strenuous mental activity than their European counterparts -- an indication that people in the US perceive their willpower or self-control as being in limited supply, suggests a study by University of Illinois educational psychologist Christopher Napolitano. (2018-01-18)
Scientists reproduce evolutionary changes by manipulating embryonic development of mice
By modifying the embryonic development of mice, scientists from the University of Helsinki and the UAB have achieved to reproduce in the laboratory the changes in teeth shape which, in mammals, has needed millions of years of evolution to take place. (2014-07-30)
UCSD researchers identify eye-formation strategy in mice
Researchers at UCSD have discovered a linkage between proteins that is an essential part of the complex series of molecular events leading to normal eye development in mice. (2002-07-23)
Culture wires the brain: A cognitive neuroscience perspective
Where you grow up can have a big impact on the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and even how your brain works. (2010-08-03)
Dedicated cleaning staff shown to reduce C. difficile contamination in hospital rooms
New research finds that a dedicated daily cleaning crew who adequately clean and disinfect rooms contaminated by C. difficile using a standardized process can be more effective than other disinfection interventions. (2013-04-09)
Arranged unions and distrust: The influence of parental choice on mate guarding
Mate guarding is classified as excessive or unwarranted jealous or protective behavior towards a spouse or mate. (2011-02-01)
Study: p38beta MAPK not critical to brain inflammation
A study by a leading Alzheimer's researcher at the University of Kentucky provides new evidence that will help researchers home in on the molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation of the central nervous system and aid drug-development strategies for treating inflammatory neurological diseases. (2013-02-18)
Hospital rooms and patients equally likely to transmit pathogens
'This study is a good wake-up call that health care personnel need to concentrate on the idea that the health care environment can be contaminated,' said Deverick Anderson, M.D., the study's lead author and associate professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. (2016-10-27)
Teen consumer patterns in China and Canada
Most Canadian teenagers are expected to make their own decisions, while Chinese adolescents are still heavily influenced by their parents, according to a study published in the Journal of Business Research. (2011-05-03)
Researchers develop tastier low-fat cheddar
Health-conscious cheese fanciers may soon find it difficult to resist low-fat cheddars. (2000-06-14)
3-D microgels 'on-demand' offer new potential for cell research
Stars, diamonds, circles. Rather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics platform, the results of which have been published in Nature Communications this week. (2014-02-26)
Early Andean cultures part of intensive silver industry
The examination of sediments from the Bolivian Andes suggests that ores were actively smelted earlier than originally thought--providing evidence for a major pre-Incan silver industry, says a University of Alberta professor, part of a team that conducted the research. (2003-09-26)
Friends share personal details to strengthen relationships in United States, but not in Japan
In the United States, friends often share intimate details of their lives and problems. (2010-10-19)
People born after World War II are more likely to binge drink, develop alcohol disorders
Drinking can be influenced by both personal and societal factors, the latter leading to (2011-09-15)
New test for safer biomedical research results
In biomedical research with living cells in the culture dish, contamination with bacteria, viruses or other fast-growing cells is always a problem. (2009-07-30)
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