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New Insights Into The Regulation Of PTEN Tumor Suppression Function

10 years ago from Science Daily

New findings define a pathway that maintains PTEN in the nucleus and offer a novel target for enhancing this gene's tumor suppressive function.

Calcium: The New Taste Sensation

10 years ago from PopSci

The world may finally be ready for the awesome taste of calcium. Chemists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have done research that suggests mice may have a...

Tracing Origins Of Critical Step In Animal Evolution -- The Development Of Nerves

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have traced the origins of one of the most important steps in animal evolution -- the development of nerves.

Bears: Handle With Care

10 years ago from Science NOW

Study reveals long-term stress on wild animals handled by scientists

Scientists study genome of the Trichoplax

10 years ago from UPI

HOUSTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. biologists say they've sequenced the genetic code of a simple saltwater creature to investigate how gene groups function in humans and other...

Mexico starts campaign to save endangered porpoise

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Mexico said Wednesday it will invest 163 million pesos ($16 million) to save a highly endangered species of porpoise in the upper Gulf of California, asking reluctant...

Machine 'sniffs out skin cancer'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A common form of skin cancer could be diagnosed by the distinctive chemical "scent" it gives off, say US experts.

Red tide threatens marine animals

10 years ago from UPI

MONTREAL, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Scientists say they believe a huge swath of red algae in the St. Lawrence River is killing marine mammals, including the threatened beluga...

Removing Tumors Through The Nose: Neurosurgeon Uses Smaller Openings To Reach The Brain

10 years ago from Science Daily

Dr. Edward Duckworth is part of a new generation of neurosurgeons who are making brain surgery a lot easier on patients. Rather than cutting out large sections of the skull...

Biochemists Manipulate Fruit Flavor Enzymes

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Would you like a lemony watermelon? How about a strawberry-flavored banana? Biochemists at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston say the day may be coming when scientists will...

Synthetic moleculues could add spice to fight against cancer

10 years ago from Biology News Net

Turning up the heat on the red tomato during processing has the potential to give the popular garden staple added disease-fighting power, Ohio State University research suggests.

Bone marrow stem cells may help control inflammatory bowel disease

10 years ago from Biology News Net

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have found that infusions of a particular bone marrow stem cell appeared to protect gastrointestinal tissue from autoimmune attack in a mouse model. In...

New heights for proton therapy cancer treatment

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Professor Karen Kirkby has been involved with the assembly of the world's first vertical scanning nanobeam in a new building. Michael Pollitt reports

Making 'Good' Fat From Muscle And Vice Versa

10 years ago from Science Daily

A surprise discovery -- that calorie-burning brown fat can be produced experimentally from muscle precursor cells in mice -- raises the prospect of new ways to fight obesity and overweight,...

Mama gorilla mourns her dead baby

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A gorilla at a zoo in the German city of Muenster is refusing to let go of her dead baby's body several days after it died of unknown causes.

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10 years ago from UPI

Mirror self-recognition found in magpies … Cause of cerebral malaria growth found … Polymer electric storage shows promise … Process of HIV-related dementia is found ... Health/Science news from UPI.

Modified MRI Spots Early Osteoarthritis

10 years ago from Live Science

Known biomarker easier to identify, so permanent joint damage may be avoided, study says

Protecting Brain Cells From Diseases Like Alzheimer's Using New Method

10 years ago from Science Daily

New research provides evidence that one of the only naturally occurring fatty acids in the brain can help to protect brain cells from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Kamikaze bacteria illustrate evolution of co-operation

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Suicidal sacrifice themselves to allow their clones to get a foothold in the gut.

New cell fate determination process found

10 years ago from UPI

EVANSTON, Ill., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found a new mechanism for cell fate determination -- how one cell can differ from another despite having the...

Florida palm a new genus, US scientists discover

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

In case of mistaken identity that lasted more than a century palm is no longer what it was: Thrinax morrisii.

Neuroscience: The great squid hunt

10 years ago from News @ Nature

When jumbo Humboldt squid disappeared from Chilean waters, it led to the demise of a world-class electrophysiology laboratory. Now the creatures are back, finds Tony Scully, and so are the...

Process of HIV-related dementia is found

10 years ago from UPI

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have found evidence that a component of the cell walls of intestinal bacteria help the human immunodeficiency virus...

I'm Not a Pig!

10 years ago from Live Science

Javelina are hoofed mammals related to the European boar. They're common in the U.S. Southwest. Credit: AZ Game & Fish

Beetles Decimate Canadian Forests

10 years ago from Live Science

Hordes of mountain pine beetles are decimating British Columbian forests.

Matsushita says new DNA technology identifies disease risks

10 years ago from Physorg

Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. said Wednesday that it had developed a new way of predicting from a person's DNA their response to medication and risk of developing disease.

Africa must prepare now for malaria vaccine

10 years ago from SciDev

African countries must set money aside for malaria vaccines now, and hire business leaders to run control programmes, says Tom Egwang.

Study finds foul owls use faeces to show they are in fine feather

10 years ago from Physorg

Some years ago, within the Department of Conservation Biology of the Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Seville, Spain), a recently established group (colloquially named the Night...