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labyrinth chip

‘Labyrinth’ Chip Could Help Monitor Aggressive Cancer Stem Cells

Inspired by the Labyrinth of Greek mythology, a new chip etched with fluid channels sends blood samples through a hydrodynamic maze to separate out...
Antimalarial Drug

NUS Scientists Combine Antimalarial Drug with Light Sensitive Molecules for Promising...

Artemisinin, a potent anti-malarial drug, has been widely hailed as a promising alternative cancer treatment. Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) recently...
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Making Blood from Skin

Researchers have long dreamed of producing blood, thereby making donations a thing of the past. Now, thanks to a recent A*STAR study that has...
fighting diseases

Humans No Longer Have Ancient Defence Mechanism Against Viruses

The possibilities encoded in our DNA are expressed via RNA. Conversely, RNA interference (RNAi) can also suppress the expression of a specific gene. Insects...
Anti-Aging Therapies

New TSRI Research Reveals Pathway for Anti-Aging Therapies

Two new studies led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) could guide future therapies to improve health and lifespan. Together, the studies...
regenerative medicine

How Does a Cell Maintain its Identity During Replication?

Prior to cell division, chromosomes are seemingly a jumbled mess. During cell division, parent cell chromosomes and their duplicates sort themselves out by condensing, becoming...
Breast Milk

Premature Infants May Get Metabolic Boost from Mom’s Breast Milk

The breast milk of mothers with premature babies has different amounts of microRNA than that of mothers with babies born at term, which may...
Liquid metal, Brain Injuries, flowers

Sugar on the Brain: Using Seaweed Sugar to Heal Brain Injuries

Dr Richard Williams from RMIT University and Associate Professor David Nisbet from The Australian National University have created a “hydrogel scaffold” that works in...
Sinus Infections

Blocking Sweet Taste Receptors Can Help Body Fight Off Sinus Infections

Bitter taste receptors in the upper airway are a first line of defense against sinus infections, but their ability to kill harmful toxins and...
Cell Membrane

First Look at a Living Cell Membrane

The Science The cell membrane, a thin bilayer of lipid molecules with embedded proteins, protects the cell from its outside environment and controls the movement...
Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic Bronchitis: New Insights Could Lead to First Diagnostic Test and...

When a patient arrives at a doctor’s office with a persistent cough and the sensation of gunk building up in the lungs, the doctor’s...
gestational diabetes

Altered Metabolic Profiles Seen in Mothers Who Develop Gestational Diabetes

King’s researchers from the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine have found differences in the metabolic profiles of obese mothers who develop gestational diabetes...
vitamin b12

Vitamin B12 Fuels Microbial Growth

The Science Vitamin B12, a substance produced by a few organisms but needed by nearly all of them, wields great power in the microbial world....
diabetes

Role of Gut Bacteria in Averting Type 1 Diabetes

Keeping the immune system in balance is no small feat. It must remain keenly alert to spot and disarm foreign invaders and smart enough...
metabolic disorder

First-ever Look at Potentially Deadly Metabolic Disorder That Strikes Infants

You may have never heard of congenital disorder of glycosylation, but parents whose children are born with forms of this rare – and underreported...
blood vessel

How New Blood Vessels Sprout

New blood vessels branch out of preexisting ones is via a process called angiogenesis. Although this is essential for survival, development and wound healing,...
Chikungunya

Existing Drugs Could Treat Chikungunya

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection could be treated with autoimmune therapies currently used for other conditions, according to research led by A*STAR scientists. When transmitted to...
immune cells

New Receptor Found on Scavenger Cells

Adenoviral infections have a mild disease progression in healthy people, but it can be dangerous for immunocompromised people. If a patient is infected with...
carbon nanotubesvideo

Carbon Nanotubes worth Their Salt

Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers atNortheastern University(link is external), have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The...
Fluoride

The Science of Fluoride Flipping

So much of what happens inside cells to preserve health or cause disease is so small or time-sensitive that researchers are just now getting...