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Coxiella burnetii

Scientists identify bacterial protein that inhibits inflammatory response

An international group of scientists led by Dario Zamboni, a professor at the University of São Paulo’s Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine (FMRP-USP) in...
nanoparticles

Too-few proteins prompt nanoparticles to clump

Rice scientists: Blood serum proteins must find balance with therapeutic nanoparticles
microvilli

They grow under flow

Discovery of microvilli formation triggered by fluid shear and understanding its molecular mechanism
lung cancer

Study identifies new culprit in lung cancer development

A microRNA — a small piece of RNA involved in regulating gene expression — functions as an oncogene to drive the development of lung...
crystals

How crystals precipitate cell death

Crystal formation plays a defining role in the pathogenesis of a range of common diseases, such as gout and atherosclerosis. LMU researchers led by...
microscopy

New technique greatly enhances digital microscopy images

Technique developed by UCLA researchers may be especially useful in helping to diagnose diseases
PHOTOSENSITIZER

Carnegie Mellon team develops targeted photosensitizer for cell manipulation

Technology Could Be Used To Better Understand and Treat Disease
brain injury

LLNL team demonstrates protein damage by shock waves in traumatic brain...

  New research by Lawrence Livermore scientists shows how shock waves can damage membrane proteins in traumatic brain injury patients.
autophagy

Breaking the brain’s garbage disposal

Rare find in two Turkish children leads to discovery about autophagy
insulin

No more insulin injections?

Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer possible new diabetes treatment.
microscope

New handheld, pen-sized microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices...

Surgeons removing a malignant brain tumor don’t want to leave cancerous material behind. But they’re also trying to protect healthy brain matter and minimize...
Microscopic

Microscopic Drug ‘Depots’ Boost Efficacy Against Tumors in Animal Model

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a technique for creating microscopic “depots” for trapping drugs inside cancer tumors. In an animal model, these drug depots...
video

High-tech healthcare technology harnessing the natural world’s innovations

Nature has been an inspiration behind three medical smart materials innovations being developed at the University of Bolton. The team behind the research is led...
Petawatt Laser System

Petawatt laser system passes a key milestone

The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) under construction at LLNL recently achieved a key average power milestone more than two months ahead of schedule, and...
tardigrade

Scientists revive microscopic tardigrade after 30 years of deep freeze

Researchers in Japan have successfully revived a microscopic creature called a tardigrade (informally known as a ‘water bear’) that has been kept frozen for 30 years. Until this new record was set, the previous interval between freezing and reviving a tardigrade had only been nine years.
retinal

Yin and yang in retinal degeneration

Mutations in the peripherin-2 gene are among the major causes of retinal degeneration. LMU researchers have now discovered why different mutations in the gene...
neural

Penn-Engineered Neural Networks Show Hope for Axonal Repair in the Brain,...

Lab-grown neural networks have the ability to replace lost axonal tracks in the brains of patients with severe head injuries, strokes or neurodegenerative diseases...
epithelial

Discovery of a mechanism of autonomous migration of epithelial cell sheets

Key Points ・Discovery of a mechanism by which epithelial cells can migrate while maintaining their attachment to adjacent cells. ・This leads to an understanding of the...
cancer

Researchers Pinpoint Place Where Cancer Cells May Begin

Scientists use fruit fly genetics to understand how things could go wrong in cancer
nanoparticles

Light-activated nanoparticles prove effective against antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”

In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive, light-activated nanotherapy developed by researchers at...