• By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    NANOPARTICLES AS A SOLUTION AGAINST ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE?

    Scientists have succeeded in developing an efficient method to treat mucoviscidosis. Crucial are nanoparticles that transport the antibiotics...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY MAY WORK BETTER IN PATIENTS WITH SPECIFIC GENES

    Investigators have been trying to understand why and have recently found how an individual's own genes can play a role in the response...

    Drugs, Cancer
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    CHARTING HOW BRAIN SIGNALS CONNECT TO NEURONS

    Scientists have used supercomputers to create an atomic scale map that tracks how the signaling chemical glutamate binds to a neuron...

    Brain
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    COALITION SEEKS TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY ON LIFE SCIENCE CAREER PROSPECTS

    Nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute today announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized...

    Plan, Cancer
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    'BET HEDGING' EXPLAINS THE EFFICACY OF MANY COMBINATION CANCER THERAPIES

    The efficacy of many FDA-approved cancer drug combinations is not due to synergistic interactions between drugs, but rather to a form...

    Drugs, Cancer
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    HOW DEFEATING THOR COULD BRING A HAMMER DOWN ON CANCER

    Researchers have uncovered a novel gene they named THOR. It's a highly conserved long non-coding RNA that plays a role in cancer development....

    Tumors, Cancer
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    TO SLEEP OR NOT: RESEARCHERS EXPLORE COMPLEX GENETIC NETWORK BEHIND SLEEP DURATION

    Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say might help explain why some people need a lot more sleep - and...

    Sleep
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    BIOENGINEERS IMAGINE THE FUTURE OF VACCINES AND IMMUNOTHERAPY

    In the not-too-distant future, nanoparticles delivered to a cancer patient's immune cells might teach the cells to destroy tumors....

    Vaccination, Tumors, Allergies, Cancer, Flu, Skin
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    RESEARCHERS DEVELOP MOUSE MODEL TO STUDY PTEROPTINE ORTHEOVIRUS

    In the past decade, the first cases of respiratory tract infection caused by bat-borne Pteropine ortheovirus have been reporting in...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    TRACKING PLANNED EXPERIMENTS ONLINE COULD SPOT WAYS TO IMPROVE ANIMAL TESTING

    An online database of study summaries could be systematically evaluated to uncover new information about animal testing, including...

    Plan
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    HIGH SUCCESS RATE REPORTED FOR DIABETIC CHARCOT FOOT SURGERY

    Nearly four out of five diabetic patients with severe cases of a disabling condition called Charcot foot were able to walk normally...

    Disability, Diabetes
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    VALLEY FEVER CASES SEE MAJOR SPIKE IN NOVEMBER, EXPERTS SAY

    An uptick in reported cases of Valley fever indicates a likely sharp increase in infections next year. At the same time, federal clearance...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    SIMULATION MODEL FINDS CURE VIOLENCE PROGRAM AND TARGETED POLICING CURB URBAN VIOLENCE

    When communities and police work together to deter urban violence, they can achieve better outcomes with fewer resources than when...

    Cures
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    COMPUTATIONAL STRATEGIES OVERCOME OBSTACLES IN PEPTIDE THERAPEUTICS DEVELOPMENT

    Recently developed computational strategies could help realize the promise of peptide-based drugs. Researchers were able to sample...

    Drugs
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    YOUR SMARTPHONE'S NEXT TRICK? FIGHTING CYBERCRIME

    A team of researchers has discovered how to identify smartphones by examining just one photo taken by the device. The advancement opens...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 15, 2017

    PREP COULD MAKE US EASILY HIT ITS 2020 HIV PREVENTION GOAL, STUDY FINDS

    If just a quarter of high-risk men who have sex with men were to use daily preventive medicine, the United States could surpass its...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 14, 2017

    STRESSED-OUT WORMS HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON

    When you catch a nasty cold, curling up in bed to sleep may be the only activity you can manage. Sleeping in response to stress isn't...

    Stress, Sleep, Cold
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 14, 2017

    BOSSES WHO 'PHONE SNUB' THEIR EMPLOYEES RISK LOSING TRUST, ENGAGEMENT

    Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees' trust...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 14, 2017

    SUICIDAL THOUGHTS RAPIDLY REDUCED WITH KETAMINE, FINDS STUDY

    Ketamine was significantly more effective than a commonly used sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed patients, according...

    Depression
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Dec 14, 2017

    SCRAP THE STETHOSCOPE: ENGINEERS CREATE NEW WAY TO MEASURE VITAL SIGNS WITH RADIO WAVES

    Engineers have demonstrated a method for gathering blood pressure, heart rate and breath rate using a cheap and covert system of radio-frequency...