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2011-06-20 13:04:19

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have demonstrated in mice that the performance of a novel biomarker-development pipeline using targeted mass spectrometry is robust enough to support the use of an analogous approach in humans.

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2011-05-23 09:05:00

Pity the lowly astrocyte, the most common cell in the human nervous system..

2011-05-11 16:47:28

VIB/UGent researchers have unveiled a mechanism that can be used to develop crop varieties resistant to mild droughts.

2011-04-25 12:40:31

RNA plays a critical role in directing the creation of proteins, but there is more to the life of an RNA molecule than simply carrying DNA's message.

2011-04-18 13:03:10

Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have discovered a strategy for stimulating the formation of highly functional new blood vessels in tissues that are starved of oxygen.

2011-03-21 16:45:52

A software package designed to minimize the potential risks of synthetic biology for the nation's defense and security is now available to the gene synthesis industry and synthetic biology community in an open-source format.

2011-02-07 14:16:53

Accidental damage to thin or buried nerves during surgery can have severe consequences, from chronic pain to permanent paralysis.

2010-12-13 13:46:28

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have developed a method for labeling and mapping a "sixth nucleotide," whose biological role scientists are only beginning to explore.

2010-12-07 14:04:04

Bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego developed an explanation for why some types of neurons die sooner than others in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

2010-11-08 16:34:34

Using a novel, real-time imaging system, scientists have tracked a group of near-infrared fluorescent nanoparticles from the airspaces of the lungs, into the body and out again, providing a description of the characteristics and behavior of these minute particles which could be used in developing therapeutic agents to treat pulmonary disease, as well as offering a greater understanding of the health effects of air pollution.


Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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