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2014-06-20 10:38:00

UEA New research published today in the journal Nature reveals an Achilles’ heel in the defensive barrier which surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells. The findings pave the way for a new wave of drugs that kill superbugs by bringing down their defensive walls rather than attacking the bacteria itself. It means that in future, bacteria may not develop drug-resistance at all. The discovery doesn’t come a moment too soon. The World Health Organization has warned that...

2014-06-19 08:28:10

Carbapenem Resistance Consortium Includes AstraZeneca, Cepheid, Cubist, and GSK SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today announced a new collaboration with AstraZeneca, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and GSK intended to promote transformational change in infectious disease therapy by developing a rapid diagnostic test that can target multi-drug resistant pathogens and support the appropriate use of antibiotics. Targeting bacterial infections with the right...

2014-06-18 23:07:41

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for systemic antibiotics is expected to grow to $41.2 billion by 2018 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.8% between 2013 through 2018. Asian countries account for the fastest-growing market with a five-year CAGR of 1.2% due to the increasing aging population, increasing GDP rate and increasing awareness about healthcare. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its...

2014-06-18 12:33:05

SARASOTA, Fla., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakewood-Amedex Inc., a leading developer of novel anti-infective pharmaceuticals, announced today that it has raised a total of $5.5 million, before fees and expenses, through a Series C Preferred stock offering from a group of accredited investors. Scarsdale Equities LLC of New York and San Francisco acted as the principal placement agent. The Company will use the proceeds to advance is novel broad-spectrum Bisphosphocin(TM) class of...

2014-06-10 13:27:17

Duke University Ubiquitous protein controls copying of resistant DNA Staph infections that become resistant to multiple antibiotics don't happen because the bacteria themselves adapt to the drugs, but because of a kind of genetic parasite they carry called a plasmid that helps its host survive the antibiotics. Plasmids are rings of bare DNA containing a handful of genes that are essentially freeloaders, borrowing most of what they need to live from their bacterial host. The plasmids...

violence shaped the male face
2014-06-09 11:14:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Throughout history, men have had a well-earned reputation for violence and a new study in the journal Biological Reviews has concluded that masculine facial features evolved as a result of that violence. The new study focused on the faces of our australopith ancestors and how those faces evolved to protect us against punches. "The australopiths were characterized by a suite of traits that may have improved fighting ability,...

2014-06-03 13:06:47

Duke University Medical Center A collaborative effort between Duke Medicine researchers and neurosurgeons and scientists in China has produced new genetic insights into a rare and deadly form of childhood and young adult brain cancer called brainstem glioma. The researchers identified a genetic mutation in the tumor cells that plays a role in both the growth and the death of a cell. Additionally, the mutation to the newly identified gene may also contribute to the tumor's resistance to...

endangered okapi
2014-05-31 05:57:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Plant and animal species are becoming extinct at rates more than 1,000 times more quickly than they did before the arrival of humans, indicating that the Earth could be edging closer to a sixth great extinction, according to a new study published May 30 in the journal Science. In the study, Duke University biologist Stuart Pimm and his colleagues examined both past and present rates of extinction using the IUCN Red List of...

2014-05-27 23:06:48

Findings to Enhance System That Is Transforming Genetic Research Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have devised a way to detect unintended side effects of manipulating genes using a revolutionary new system that is sweeping the scientific world by storm. The gene targeting system, called CRISPR, allows editing of genetic information at specifically targeted sites in the genome. UVA’s new approach reveals the system has...

2014-05-27 11:56:22

University of Massachusetts at Amherst A new study of how biodiversity arises shows how a mutation in a single gene during development can lead to different consequences not only in jaw shape, but how this leads to different feeding strategies to exploit different ecological niches A new study of how biodiversity arises, by evolutionary biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, shows how a mutation in a single gene during development can lead to different consequences not...


Latest Evolutionary biology Reference Libraries

2014-04-22 14:47:42

John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American Paleontologist who was greatly influential in the revival of scientific research on Dinosaurs. He is best known for demonstrating that Dinosaurs were less like contemporary reptiles but more closely related to large, flightless birds like the ostrich – a theory that holds its ground in the paleontological community to this day. John Ostrom was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. His father was a physician, and...

Paleontology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paleontology or Palaeontology is the scientific study of prehistoric life, including the study of fossils to determine the organisms evolution and interactions with each other and their environments. Paleontological observations have been documented as far back as 5th century BC. The science became established in the 18th century as a result of Georges Cuvier’s work on comparative anatomy, and it developed quickly within the 19th century. The term itself comes from Greek palaios, meaning...

New Phytologist
2012-04-30 15:00:51

The New Phytologist is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the New Phytologist Trust. It covers all aspects of plant science, with topics ranging from intracellular processes to global environmental change. Articles are published in the following categories: Original research articles, Research reviews, Commentaries, Letters, Meeting reports, Tansley reviews. The following topics and subtopics are covered: Physiology and development:...

Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
2012-04-29 22:59:00

Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell. It was originally established in 1963, then reestablished in 1994 by John Wiley & Sons. It was published as ‘Zeitschrift für zoologische Systematik und Evolutionsforschung’ from March 1963 to June 1994. It was published by the Academic Publishers’ Association (Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft ) Frankfurt, Germany. The editor-in-chief is Dr....

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