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2013-09-10 08:20:02

A*STAR scientists' discovery opens doors to developing new therapies to eradicate tumour cells and combat infectionsSingapore, Sept 10, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists from A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have discovered a new defense mechanism that the immune system utilises to combat infections. The team's discovery of how a novel protein unexpectedly activates an immune response shows how this mechanism can also be used to get rid of tumour cells....

False Memories Implanted In Mice
2013-07-26 05:15:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers exploring the phenomenon of false memory have taken a page out of science fiction, successfully demonstrating that fake recollections could be implanted into the brains of mice. The study, which appears in Thursday's edition of the journal Science, might sound like something out of a Philip K. Dick short story or a Leonardo DiCaprio movie, but it has serious real-world implications, especially in the criminal justice...

2013-07-25 23:03:21

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today it will receive a $250,000 grant aimed at gaining a better understanding of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and other blood cancers. MANHASSET, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today it will receive a $250,000 grant aimed at gaining a better understanding of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and other blood cancers. The two-year grant from the Lymphoma Research Foundation...

2013-06-27 23:30:59

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Monday presented the first annual Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine to New York University (NYU) immunology researcher Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD for his early discoveries and ongoing research to better understand viral, immune and inflammatory diseases. This was the first conferred Ross Prize, an annual award, which includes a $50,000 prize, by the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Molecular Medicine. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The...

2013-05-20 23:14:05

In celebration of National Women´s Health Week and in recognition of the numerous scientific accomplishments achieved at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and beyond, a group of female scientists, Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM), hosted its second annual awards breakfast on May 17. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 In celebration of National Women´s Health Week and in recognition of the numerous scientific accomplishments achieved at The Feinstein...

2013-04-01 23:00:42

R&D Systems is supporting immunology researchers by awarding ten travel grants of $1,000 each to attend the 15th International Congress of Immunology in Milan, Italy. The application window opens April 1, 2013 and closes May 31, 2013. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 R&D Systems is pleased to announce that it will award travel grants for researchers to attend the 15th International Congress of Immunology (ICI) in Milan, Italy. The biotech company invites immunology researchers...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'