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Robotic Arm

Canadian Robotic Arm Installs U.S. Cygnus Cargo Ship to Station

The Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship was bolted into place on the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 7:31 a.m....
acid antibiotic

Researchers Wake-Up DNA from Soil Bacteria to Discover Novel Acid Antibiotic

· A large DNA fragment from a soil bacterium was captured and engineered to be awoken· The researchers then used to trigger production of...
severe malaria

Scientists Have Discovered a Potential Treatment for Severe Malaria

Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a potential treatment that could be...
Nasal spray

Nasal Spray Developed at NTNU Promises to Save Lives in Twelve...

Last year, 8441 people in Europe died from drug overdoses. Most were men, and most were in the prime of life. They were found...
kidney transplant

Stanford Researchers Team up to Fight Common Viral Infection in Kidney...

Organ transplants save lives, but the immune-suppressing drugs needed to protect a transplant leave the recipient susceptible to potentially deadly infections like cytomegalovirus, or...
multidrug-resistant pathogens

Quick Identification of Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens

If doctors diagnose a patient with blood poisoning, the patient will immediately be administered a broad-spectrum antibiotic. In many cases, however, the drug is...
enough sleep

Americans Are Getting More ZZZZs

Although more than one in three Americans still don’t get enough sleep, a new analysis shows first signs of success in the fight for more shut...
malaria

Researchers Map Druggable Genomic Targets in Evolving Malaria Parasite

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Penn State, with a consortium of colleagues across the country and around the...
genetic circuits

Rice U. Biologists Create Toolkit for Tuning Genetic Circuits

Rice University scientists have created a toolkit for synthetic biologists who need to precisely tune the input and output levels of genetic circuits.The research,...
Throat Remedies

Want to Beat Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs? Rethink Strep Throat Remedies

It’s time to develop alternatives to antibiotics for small infections, according to a new thought paper by scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and...
Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic Resistance: ‘Sleeping’ Bacteria That Can Survive Drug Treatment Identified

Dr Stefano Pagliara, a biophysicist at the University of Exeter, has developed a novel way of identifying cells likely to survive antibiotics, even before the drug treatment.The research,...
tumor mutation

More Tumor Mutations Equals Higher Success Rate With Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs

The “mutational burden,” or the number of mutations present in a tumor’s DNA, is a good predictor of whether that cancer type will respond...
drug therapy

Study: Garlic and Fluorine Combination Shows Promise as Drug Therapy

There’s a lot more to garlic than its distinctive odor and strong, pungent taste.For centuries, the allium root vegetable has been used as a...
antibiotic

New TB Drugs Possible with Understanding of Old Antibiotic

Tuberculosis, and other life-threatening microbial diseases, could be more effectively tackled with future drugs, thanks to new research into an old antibiotic by the...
cancer

Combination Immunotherapy Targets Cancer Resistance

Cancer immunotherapy drugs have had notable but limited success because in many cases, tumors develop resistance to treatment. But researchers at Yale and Stanford...
antiviral

Study Explores Whole-Body Immunity

Over the next few months, millions of people will receive vaccinations in the hope of staving off the flu — and the fever, pain,...
influenza A virus

Flu Researchers Discover New Mechanism for Battling Influenza

Just as flu season swings into full gear, researchers from the CU Boulder and University of Texas at Austin have uncovered a previously unknown...
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Cellphone-based Microscope Leads to Possible Strategy for Treating River Blindness

River blindness, or onchocerciasis, is a disease caused by a parasitic worm found primarily in Africa. The worm (Onchocerca volvulus)is transmitted to humans as...
Antibiotics

Antibiotics from a “Molecular Pencil Sharpener”

Picture a brand-new, unsharpened pencil. The graphite at its core can’t be used for writing until a pencil sharpener chews away its wooden tip.Now...
HIV Virus

HIV Virus Fighter Linked to Cancer Mutations

“Our findings could change the way we treat cancer,” said microbiology professor Linda Chelico. Her research, funded by the federal agency NSERC, was recently...