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3 hrs ago | Science Daily

Enhanced instrument enables high-speed chemical imaging of tissues

A research team has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on characteristic molecular vibrations.


Related Topix: National Institute of Standards and Technology

8 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Middle East's MERS-CoV virus found in air of camel barn

Researchers in Saudi Arabia said Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East respiratory virus, MERS-CoV, in the air of a barn that housed a sick camel.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

12 hrs ago | The News-Star

Louisiana Tech professor to present at International Bioprinting Congress in Singapore

Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Endowed Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, will present as an invited speaker at the International Bioprinting Congress, Thursday and Friday at the Biopolis Research and Development Center in Singapore.


Related Topix: Louisiana Tech University

15 hrs ago | Science Daily

Genes that contribute to radiation resistance identified

Forty-six genes in Escherichia coli have been discovered that are necessary for its survival at exceptionally high levels of radiation, researchers report in a new article.


Related Topix: E. Coli, Health, Microbiology, Science

15 hrs ago | Newswise

International Team Sheds New Light on Biology Underlying Schizophrenia

As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic study published on any ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Genetics

19 hrs ago | Science Daily

When temperatures get cold, newly-discovered process helps fruit flies cope

Cold-blooded animals cannot regulate their body temperature, so their cells are stressed when facing temperature extremes.


Related Topix: Science, University of Rochester, Molecular Biology

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away.


Related Topix: Genetics, Science

Science Daily

Process to purify water using seed extracts now simplified

Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing levels of harmful bacteria by 90 percent to 99 percent.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Microbiology, Science


Shark-Repelling Fake Kelp Could Prevent Beachside Attacks

A shark-sensing "buoy" and a fake kelp forest that is actually a high tech shark barrier could soon be deployed at beaches to help prevent shark attacks, which led to 10 deaths last year and dozens of serious injuries.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Non-Profit, Marine Biology, Science, Ecology

Medical News

Scientists reveal structure of protein involved in life and development of cancer

Scientists reveal the structure of one of the most important and complicated proteins in cell division - a fundamental process in life and the development of cancer - in research published in Nature today .


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Science, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology

Science, Industry and Business

Marmoset sequence sheds new light on primate biology and evolution

An international team of scientists led by the Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University St. Louis, including a researcher from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset - the first sequence of a New World Monkey - providing new information about the marmoset's unique rapid ... (more)


Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, Baylor College of Medicine, Genetics, Medicine, Science

Medical News Today

For the first time all seven UK research councils unite to fight AMR

The Medical Research Council is to lead a cross-council initiative backed by eight government bodies and the Wellcome Trust to tackle antimicrobial resistance on all fronts.


Related Topix: Science, E. Coli, Health


Fecal Transplants Let Packrats Eat Poison

Newswise - SALT LAKE CITY, July 21, 2014 - Woodrats lost their ability to eat toxic creosote bushes after antibiotics killed their gut microbes.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Science, University of Utah, Ecology

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study

Most of the genetic risk for autism appears to come from common gene variants rather than spontaneous gene mutations, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Genetics, Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Low-carb diet reduces colon cancer risk: Bolsters ketogenic diet claims

Scientists at the University of Toronto say a low-carb diet can dramatically reduce the risk of colon cancer .


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Life, Food, Dieting, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, University, FL, Genetics, Immunology, Science


Scientists Sleuth Out Proteins Involved In...

Image Caption: Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, assistant professor, and doctoral student Vishnu Mohanan are sleuthing out proteins involved in Crohn's disease, information critical to the development of novel therapies for the inflammatory bowel disease.


Related Topix: University of Delaware, Chemistry, Science, Biochemistry

Medical News Today

Bexarotene's effect on Alzheimer's may depend on severity of disease

A cancer drug that has shown promise against Alzheimer's disease in mice and has begun early clinical trials has yielded perplexing results in a novel mouse model of AD that mimics the genetics and pathology of the human disease more closely than any other animal model.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Genetics, Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago

Medical News Today

Researchers apply predictive powers to transmembrane protein folding

Rice University scientists have succeeded in analyzing transmembrane protein folding in the same way they study the proteins' free-floating, globular cousins.


Related Topix: Rice University, Science, Computer Science, Health

Post and Courier

Red snapper mini-season yielding good catches

Capt. Mark Brown of the Teaser 2 shows off a catch from the first weekend of the red snapper mini-season.


Related Topix: Science, Charleston, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, North-Myrtle-Beach, SC

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Independent

Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant...

Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent. He has won many awards for his journalism, including five-times winner of the prestigious British science writers' award; the David Perlman Award of the American Geophysical Union; twice commended as specialist journalist of the year in the UK Press Awards; UK health journalist of the year and ... (more)


Related Topix: Journalism, Genetics, Medicine, Science