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February 24 2017


Decoding the exposome through breath biomarkers

The human exposome is probably best defined as “everything that is not the genome.” This is a bit tongue in cheek, but basically, the exposome is comprised of all of the chemicals in your body from the environment, food, consumer products, their metabolites, the endogenous “housekeeping” chemicals, the cellular wastes from energy production, as well as all of the messenger compounds and life supporting chemicals.

February 17 2017


MRC researchers discover genetic 'switch' that plays key role in Parkinson's disease

A genetic 'switch' has been discovered by MRC researchers at the University of Leicester which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

February 16 2017


Clinical trial to test potential new drug treatment for osteoarthritis

The University of Liverpool, in partnership with AKL Research and Development Ltd, is to lead on a clinical trial to test a potential new drug treatment for osteoarthritis.

February 15 2017


Researchers develop new iron oxide nanoparticles as contrast agent for MRI

A new, specially coated iron oxide nanoparticle developed by a team at MIT and elsewhere could provide an alternative to conventional gadolinium-based contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging procedures.

February 14 2017


Plant-based drug for hemophilia shows promise in animal models

People with hemophilia require regular infusions of clotting factor to prevent them from experiencing uncontrolled bleeding. But a significant fraction develop antibodies against the clotting factor, essentially experiencing an allergic reaction to the very treatment that can prolong their lives.

February 07 2017


Researchers evaluate biological effects of exposure to cigarette smoke versus e-cigarette aerosols

Researchers reported changes in the expression levels of 123 genes when reconstituted lung tissue was exposed to cigarette smoke, compared to only two genes that could be confirmed following exposure to e-cigarette aerosols.

February 06 2017


New research shows that nuts can inhibit growth of cancer cells

Roasted and salted, ground as a baking ingredient or fresh from the shell - for all those who enjoy eating nuts, there is good news from nutritionists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

February 03 2017


Research unravels molecular mechanisms of antisense oligonucleotides

Stanley T. Crooke, MD, PhD, CEO of Ionis Pharmaceuticals and recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oligonucleotide Therapeutic Society presents a detailed look at the mechanisms that underlie antisense drug activity in the article entitled "Molecular Mechanisms of Antisense Oligonucleotides," published in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers.

January 28 2017


Combined use of alcohol and cocaine linked to suicide deaths

Alcohol use can be found in suicide deaths and unintentional deaths due to injuries such as those from motor vehicle collisions (MVCs).

January 25 2017


Scientists discover new way to inhibit growth of glioblastoma

Scientists have found a way to inhibit the growth of glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer with low survival rates, by targeting a protein that drives growth of brain tumors, according to research from the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.

July 09 2015


Elsevier, NCI implement two-way linking between research articles on ScienceDirect and datasets in caNanoLab

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the US National Cancer Institute, a world-leading institute for cancer research, today announced that they have implemented two-way linking between research articles on ScienceDirect and datasets stored in NCI's cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory (caNanoLab) data portal.

July 08 2015


UC Davis scientists identify significant driver of neuropathic pain

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have identified a key mechanism in neuropathic pain. The discovery could eventually benefit millions of patients with chronic pain from trauma, diabetes, shingles, multiple sclerosis or other conditions that cause nerve damage.

July 07 2015


Discovery could pave way to new treatments for malaria

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the malaria parasite survives in the blood stream of its victims, a discovery that could pave the way to new treatments for the disease.

July 06 2015


Toxicologist speaks at Science Cafe

The July edition of the Science Cafe will feature a conversation with Isaac Pessah, a professor of toxicology at UC Davis, on "Too Hot to Handle: How Genes and Environment Cause Rare Muscle Disease and Malignant Fever." The cafe takes place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis.

July 03 2015


'Toxics bill' a political vehicle with no scientific basis

Senate Bill 478, a bill which would create new and complex reporting requirements for manufacturers and consumer-product distributors in Oregon, seems to still be making its way through the Oregon Legislature. Ostensibly, the bill is being promoted as a measure to protect public health through mandatory reporting and to phase-out certain chemicals.

June 30 2015


Why a dose of country air is good for you: Tiny doses of POISON...

There are few things more restorative than a refreshing walk in the country air, but there may be a surprising explanation for why this makes us feel healthier - it is slightly poisonous. Professor Michael Moore, a toxicologist at the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, has developed a new theory for why a ramble through the woods or along the coast can be good for us.


CTI Biotechnology implements Xybion's Pristima 7 Preclinical Suite

Xybion Corporation, leading provider of preclinical R&D solutions announced today that CTI Biotechnology in Suzhou, China has implemented Xybion's Pristima 7 Preclinical Suite. Pristima® was selected after an exhaustive evaluation of top selling preclinical software systems on the market.

June 29 2015


Tiny aquatic flatworms could replace existing animal models used in neurotoxicity tests

Laboratories that test chemicals for neurological toxicity could reduce their use of laboratory mice and rats by replacing these animal models with tiny aquatic flatworms known as freshwater planarians.

June 27 2015


TCEQ-funded ozone research under scrutiny

Texas environmental officials are paying consulting firms more than $2.6 million for research bolstering the argument that tightening the ozone standard would cost Texans billions annually and have little to no impact on public health, records show. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality officials hired the Massachusetts-based environmental consulting firm Gradient two years ago to "critically review" the science underpinning the EPA's proposal to further restrict the federal smog standard.

June 26 2015


E2F4 biomarker can help predict prognosis and response to BCG therapy in bladder cancer

Investigators from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center harnessed genomic data to discover that the previously identified E2F4 signature in breast cancer can be utilized to predict prognosis and response to therapy in bladder cancer.
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