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Odor-sensing protein spurs hair growth

20 min ago from C&EN

Sandalwood-scented molecule stimulates growth in cultured follicles

Better chemo drug adsorption onto targeted delivery capsules

30 min ago from Science Daily

One of the challenges in cancer research is improving the delivery of chemo drugs to enhance their efficacy while decreasing the risk of side effects. Scientists now perform a theoretical...

First gut bacteria may affect future ability to fight chronic diseases

1 hour ago from UPI

Differences in the first microorganisms that arrive in the gut after birth, and their order of arrival, have a lasting impact on how gastrointestinal system looks later in life.

Glyphosate resistance in junglerice confirmed

1 hour ago from Science Daily

There has been a lot of publicity in recent years about growers battling glyphosate-resistant pigweed in soybean and cotton crops. But pigweed isn't the only weed resistant to glyphosate. New...

Silver nanoparticles are toxic for aquatic organisms

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Silver nanoparticles are increasingly being used in consumer products, such as clothing and personal care products, in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, and in the food industry. That is why...

Colon cancer is caused by bacteria and cell stress

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Scientists have made an unexpected discovery while investigating the triggering factors of colon cancer: Cell stress in combination with an altered microbiota in the colon drives tumor growth. Previously, it...

Study uncovers new hurdle for developing immunotherapies

1 hour ago from Physorg

The body's immune system is a valiant weapon against disease, and harnessing its power through a technique called immunotherapy is at the forefront of current research to treat cancer and...

New test kit for quick, accurate and low-cost screening of diseases

1 hour ago from Science Daily

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of diseases. This versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for visual identification of...

How cells repurpose their garbage disposal systems to promote inflammation

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Researchers have unraveled new insights into the way cells leverage G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their cellular waste disposal systems to control inflammation. The findings suggest some existing cancer drugs that...

Air pollutants found in mothers' placentas, new study finds

1 hour ago from CBSNews - Science

Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women​, and could possibly harm the health of unborn babies

More than 8,000 apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada since 2016

1 hour ago from CBC: Health

At least 1,036 Canadians died in the first three months of this year due to apparent opioid overdoses, raising the opioid epidemic's death toll to more than 8,000 people since...

Invasion risk of starry stonewort in upper Midwest

2 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers recently published a new article predicting the risk of starry stonewort invasion in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Eating foods with low nutritional quality ratings linked to cancer risk in large European cohort

2 hours ago from Science Daily

The consumption of foods with higher scores on the British Food Standards Agency nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS), reflecting a lower nutritional quality, is associated with an increased risk of developing...

Steelers G DeCastro uncertain when he will return

2 hours ago from UPI

Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro isn't certain when he'll be cleared to return from a broken right hand.

CRISPR screen reveals new targets in more than half of all squamous cell carcinomas

2 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers sheds light on p63 activity in squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, providing an actionable path forward to drug development against this known cause of cancer.

Maternal Cytokine Balance May Play Role in FASD Risk

2 hours ago from Science Blog

A study done in conjunction with the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD), which is supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, reports that disruptions in...

Drug compound prevents mosquitoes' malaria infection

3 hours ago from UPI

Researchers have found six compounds that could prevent mosquitoes from being infected with malaria as a way to stop the spread of the disease to humans.

Asia Argento seeks 'substantial damages' against Rose McGowan

3 hours ago from UPI

Asia Argento said on Twitter Tuesday that she is moving forward on taking legal action against Rose McGowan and is seeking substantial damages.

Blocking brain messages in lymphatic vessels may slow MS

3 hours ago from UPI

Blocking messages in lymphatic vessels from the brain to the immune system shows promise as a potential way to treat multiple sclerosis, according to a study.

Injected anti-inflamatory drug may be effective against gout

3 hours ago from UPI

A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments.

British study advises limited number of low-skilled migrants after Brexit

3 hours ago from UPI

A report projecting the impact of migration after Britain leaves the EU said Tuesday only a limited number of low-skilled immigrant workers should be admitted.

Excess Weight Gain or Loss During Pregnancy Tied to Child’s Heart Health

3 hours ago from NY Times Health

Women who put on excess pounds, or not enough weight, had children at risk for high blood pressure and other problems.

High-Dose Folic Acid Does Not Prevent High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy

3 hours ago from NY Times Health

Some studies suggest that taking high doses of folic acid can prevent pre-eclampsia, but a randomized trial found it did not.

McDonald's workers nationwide strike to protest sexual harassment

4 hours ago from UPI

In an unprecedented move, fast food workers in a number of cities across the United States went on strike Tuesday to protest sexual harassment.

First gut bacteria may have lasting effect on ability to fight chronic diseases

4 hours ago from Science Daily

New research showing that the first bacteria introduced into the gut have a lasting impact, may one day allow science to adjust microbiomes -- the one-of-a-kind microbial communities that live...

B.C.-based grower approved to export marijuana to U.S. for clinical trial

4 hours ago from CBC: Health

Tilray will be exporting capsules for a study examining potential treatment for adults with essential tremor.

A child dies every 5 seconds, and most are preventable deaths: UN

4 hours ago from CBC: Health

An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic health care,...

Researchers confirm glyphosate resistance in junglerice

4 hours ago from Physorg

There has been a lot of publicity in recent years about growers battling glyphosate-resistant pigweed in soybean and cotton crops. But pigweed isn't the only weed resistant to glyphosate. New...