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New Way To Attack Some Forms Of Leukemia Discovered

10 years ago from Science Daily

What if a way could be found to reprogram cancerous cells back into normal cells? Researchers believes it may have found a way to do just that. Scientists discovered a...

Engineering Technique Can Identify Disease-causing Genes

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists believe that complex diseases such as schizophrenia, major depression and cancer are not caused by one, but a multitude of dysfunctional genes.

Recipes for Health: Spinach Salad with Seared Shiitake Mushrooms

10 years ago from NY Times Health

A salad enlivened by the intense flavor of shiitake mushrooms.

Study confirms amphibians' ability to predict changes in biodiversity

10 years ago from Biology News Net

The study found that species turnover in amphibians more closely follows changes in the environment when compared to birds. Biologists have long suspected that amphibians, whose moist permeable skins make...

Scientists unveil mechanism for 'up and down' in plants

10 years ago from Biology News Net

It is known for a long time that the plant hormone auxin is transmitted from the top to the bottom of a plant, and that the local concentration of auxin...

New cell division mechanism discovered

10 years ago from Biology News Net

A novel cell division mechanism has been discovered in a microorganism that thrives in hot acid. The finding may also result in insights into key processes in human cells, and...

New Chemical Key Could Unlock Hundreds Of New Antibiotics

10 years ago from Science Daily

Chemistry researchers have found a novel signaling molecule that could be a key that will open up hundreds of new antibiotics unlocking them from the DNA of the Streptomyces family...

A high-fat diet could promote the development of Alzheimer's

10 years ago from Science Blog

A team of Universit?? Laval researchers has shown that the main neurological markers for Alzheimer's disease are exacerbated in the brains of mice fed a diet rich in animal fat...

Mystery of the five-legged freaks

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Oddly high rates of deformation among salamanders, frogs and other amphibians have puzzled scientists in recent years. Possible causes include inbreeding, parasites or pollution that permeates the animals' skin.

How toxic environmental chemical DBT affects the immune system

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An international team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Basel in Switzerland have issued a report on the mechanism of...

Researchers apply systems biology and glycomics to study human inflammatory diseases

10 years ago from

An innovative systems biology approach to understanding the carbohydrate structures in cells is leading to new ways to understand how inflammatory illnesses and cardiovascular disease develop in humans. The work...

MIT neuroscience bolstered by new faculty, viral core facility

10 years ago from

A facility exploiting viruses' ability to inject DNA precisely and efficiently into brain cells and two new experts on the molecular underpinnings of the brain's ability to change in response...

DNA of good bacteria drives intestinal response to infection

10 years ago from

A new study shows that the DNA of so-called 'good bacteria' that normally live in the intestines may help defend the body against infection. The findings, available online in the...

Tags unlock young salmon secrets

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Miniature satellite tags have unlock the mysteries of the journey undertaken by juvenile salmon in the North-West US.

Mexico, US, Canada to protect endangered porpoise

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Officials from Mexico, the United States and Canada are teaming up in a plan presented Tuesday to protect the vaquita marina, a highly endangered species of porpoise...

Observatory: Ravenous Bugs Find a Hot Spot in Trees’ Pine Cones

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The western conifer seed bug uses its infrared-detecting capabilities to find food.

Mexico Pays Fishermen to Help Save a Species

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The offer of payments was intended to save a small porpoise that is threatened with extinction as an unintended byproduct of commercial fishing.

Alarming New Study: World's Fish Catches are Being Wasted as Animal Feed

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

An alarming new study to be published in November in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources finds that one-third of the world's marine fish catches are ground up and...

The French Fruit Fly Fracas

10 years ago from Science NOW

Researchers defend olive fruit fly studies ridiculed by vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin

Researchers Discover Size Does Matter For NZ Insects

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- After a night on the prowl, locating a willing mate holds the promise of a private cuddle, a whole day of canoodling, and 14-15 opportunities to “make hay.”...

Suicide victims found to have altered DNA

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Ontario, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Canadian and Hungarian scientists say they've discovered DNA from suicide victims who suffered major depression shows an important chemical modification.

Les Schobert dies at 61; Los Angeles Zoo's former general curator

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

Les Schobert, a former general curator of the Los Angeles Zoo who advocated more open space and less isolation for elephants, chimpanzees and other animals in captivity, has died. He...

Gene against bacterial attack unravelled

10 years ago from Physorg

Dutch researcher Joost Wiersinga from AMC Medical Center in Amsterdam has unravelled a genetic defense mechanism against the lethal bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei. The research is the next step towards a...

Snakes, Salamanders And Other Creatures Thrive In Areas With Higher Deer Populations

10 years ago from Science Daily

Reducing the number of deer in forests and parks may unexpectedly reduce the number of reptiles, amphibians and insects in that area, new research suggests. A recent study found that...

Report details threats to Inlet belugas

10 years ago from Physorg

Declaring Cook Inlet beluga whales an endangered species - as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration did this month - was only the first step toward protecting them. Now federal...

Special Kitty-brand dry cat food recalled

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Special Kitty-brand gourmet blend dry cat food due to potential salmonella contamination.

Oddly, American Fear Snakes More Than Disease

10 years ago from Live Science

People are more afraid of snakes and flying than getting cancer or diabetes.

MIT Funds Collaborative Neuroscience Projects

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

MIT is developing new technologies for neuroscience research in projects aimed at accelerating basic research and developing new therapeutic approaches for brain disorders.