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sun coral

Sun Coral Invades the Brazilian Coast Owing to Its Amazing Capacity...

Detected for the first time in Brazil on the coast of the Southeast region in the late 1980s, when oil and gas prospecting began...
oesophageal cancer

Combining Heartburn Drugs and Aspirin Could Help Prevent Oesophageal Cancer in...

In the famous words of Benjamin Franklin: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While he may have been talking about fire...
lung cancer

On the Search for New Approaches to Cure Lung Cancer

Protein kinases regulate nearly all processes in cells. If the function of these enzymes is disrupted, often cancer will develop. In particular certain types...
cancer researchvideo

Two New Pathways Expand the Horizon for Cancer Research

Dramatically reshaping the scope of cancer research, the discovery was made by investigating a special class of genes known as noncoding RNA’s (ncRNA) found...
microfluidic chip

Attacking disease by learning the language of cells

Developed by an Australian-Swiss research team, the technology offers researchers unprecedented insights into how individual cells behave - something that scientists are discovering is...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Potent New Mechanism of Action for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease...

Key Points of Research - Through research on the small molecule analogue of E6007 which is under clinical development as a treatment for inflammatory bowel...
mathematical analysis

Mathematical Model Identifies Differences Between Individual Cells

"Single cell data have revolutionized our understanding of many biological processes in recent years," explains Dr. Jan Hasenauer, head of the Data-driven Computational Modelling...
MEA chipvideo

Imec Presents Novel Organ-on-Chip Platform for Drug Screening

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, presents this week at its technology forum ITF 2018 (Antwerp, May 23-24),...
heart valves

Belly Helps Cultured Heart Valve to Finally Find Its Shape

For over fifteen years, scientists have been looking for the golden formula to grow heart valves using body cells. Now a method finally seems...
vaccine development

Discovery of Immune Cells Able to Defend Against Mutating Viruses Could...

Vaccines become ineffective when a virus mutates, and tackling this problem is a priority for researchers. Vaccinations aim to stimulate the body to produce...
Fetal Immune System

Fetal Immune System Rejects the Mother in Preterm Labor

Preterm labor, a common pregnancy complication, has long been a mystery to scientists. But a new study from UC San Francisco shows it may...
cancer vaccine

Novel Cancer Vaccine Strategy Is Successfully Tested

By combining genetically modified tumor-derived cell lines, scientists in Campinas (São Paulo State, Brazil) have achieved promising results in the treatment of tumors in...
artificial mole

An Artificial Mole as an Early Warning Sign

Alongside cardiovascular disease, cancer has become the top cause of death in industrialised countries. Many of those affected are diagnosed only after the tumour...
diabetes

This Gene Affects How Some Women Store Fat – and Increases...

A natural variation of the gene KLF14 causes some women to store fat on their bellies and hips and puts them at significantly increased risk of Type...
cancer treatments

Virus’s ‘Taste’ for Unusual Sugar Could Lead to New Cancer Treatments

Human adenoviruses (HAdVs) are common microorganisms which can cause eye infections as well as respiratory and gastrointestinal infections in humans and animals. Now, an international team...
Atomic Vibrations

How to Turn Light Into Atomic Vibrations

The Science Sheet-like materials can have intriguing properties that could benefit devices from flexible electronics to solar cells. Researchers think they can customize the properties...
microfluidic device

NUS Scientists Develop Novel Patient Cancer Cell Culture Test Kit for...

A team of scientists led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Principal Investigator at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI) and the Department of Biomedical Engineering...
Kesterites

Kesterite Solar Cells: Germanium Promises Better Opto-Electronic Properties Than Tin

Kesterites are semiconductor compounds made of the elements copper, tin, zinc, and selenium. These semiconductors can be used as an optical absorber material in...
age-related macular degeneration

Successful Trials of New Treatment at Moorfields in Fight Against Sight...

Patients regain sight after being first to receive retinal tissue engineered from stem cells Successful trial on patients using new stem cell based treatment...
power network

Power on Demand

The power network cannot store energy. But nature doesn't care about that. So photovoltaic or wind power plants produce energy in varying amounts according...