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ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA

...herapy stops them dividing. Dekkers work is aiming towards a new generation of drugs that target cancer cells much more specifically than traditional chemotherapy, avoiding side effects such as temporary hair loss. Dekker is focusing on an enzyme called Topoisomerase IB that plays a key role in some of the ...

A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer

...s to the fight against the disease by directing us towards research avenues for new medications. ...

Universe's stringy birth revealed by young Czech scientist in EURYI winning project

...tious project that could make significant progress towards a unified theory, and at least help resolve two mysteries. One is how the universe emerged in the beginning as a random fluctuation of a vacuum state, and the other is a common explanation for all sub-atomic particles. Czech physicist Dr. Martin Sch...

Scientists move closer to bio-engineered bladders

...understanding of how the cells work, we are moving towards being able to engineer new bladders. Currently, substitute bladders can be created by using a section of the patient's bowel, but this can lead to complications, as the bowel does not have the same urine-holding properties as urothelial cells. One so...

Defining the active site of Bax

...-oligomerization domain represent one step forward towards answering that question," explains Dr. Luo....

Researchers find pathway that controls cell size and division

...ing formation by changing this balancepushing FtsZ towards its unassembled state when the cells were growing in nutrient-rich conditions, thereby delaying cell division and increasing cell size. All three enzymes in the pathway are sensitive to glucose levels, and the pathway is therefore well suited to c...

Scientists find stem cell switch

...s it dries out. We believe this is a first step towards understanding how plants respond to soil compaction. Armed with this understanding we can start to devise ways to tackle it, said research leader Professor Liam Dolan, of the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK. The research team determined that the h...

FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...eas of agency responsibility are an important move towards ensuring the benefits of nanotechnology are realized without undue risk, Dr. Maynard said. FDA is limited in its oversight of nanotechnology by the dearth of available risk research data on nanomaterials. Because the agency is resource-starved, the...

Did pterosaurs feed by skimming?

...utiful for the pterosaur, with evolutionary trends towards giant sizes. However, Humphries et al. show that the size of these colossal animals would have prevented them from feeding as previously described, as the drag experienced by a pterosaur over a ton would have imposed too great an energetic cost. The ...

Malaria -- Effective insecticide-repellent synergy against mosquito vectors

...es and repellents therefore opens up a new pathway towards controlling pyrethroid-resistant malaria vectors. In the long term, the researchers plan to test their method on mosquitoes resistant to two other types of insecticide utilized against malaria transmission: organophosphates and carbamates....

A stepwise retreat: How immune cells catch pathogens

...rophages can catch suspicious particles, pull them towards their cell bodies, internalise and destroy them. U...to it and immediately retract to pull the particle towards the cell body, says Holger Kress who carried out the research at EMBL and is now working at Yale Uni...

Study advances vCJD prion detection

Scientists have made significant advances towards the development of a technique that could be used to confirm whether someone is infected with variant CJD. The technique, which has so far been used mainly in animal models, works by mimicking and accelerating the replication of prions - abnormal p...

Variant CJD -- Prion amplification breakthrough brings new insights and hopes for a blood test

...aspects of variant CJD and take us one step closer towards supporting a test to screen for individuals who might inadvertently pass this disease on to others through blood transfusion, organ donation or surgery....

Germany's embryo protection law is 'killing embryos rather than protecting them'

... of all ART procedures) there was a good trend towards fewer numbers of embryos being transferred an average decrease of 0.2 embryos per transfer worldwide since 2002 there is wide variation between different countries with live birth rates after ART ranging between 10-37%. ...

Scientific American launches innovative new version of magazine

...s reengineering of the print publication continues towards this goal. ...

Key to tackling malaria may lie in bed nets for adults and older children

... A number of African countries are making progress towards the existing targets and should be supported to attain this more ambitious goal by any means necessary. If the full potential of insecticide-treated nets, including community-wide suppression of malaria transmission, can be realised across Africa, we...

Personalized approach to ovarian stimulation achieves high ART pregnancy rates

.... We hope that this research will represent a move towards an evidence-based approach to the use of FSH....

Time-lapse recordings reveal why IVF embryos are more likely to develop into twins

...r, she said it should enable embryologists to work towards avoiding twin pregnancies during IVF. This could be another tool in their armoury, she said. Those embryos that are at risk of twinning could be easily identified by counting the number of ICMs. Then, either a decision could be made about whether to ...

Stressed-out African naked mole-rats may provide clues about human infertility

...lony are co-operating and directing their energies towards foraging for food in order for the whole community to survive, rather than indulging in physically exhausting mating and reproductive behaviour. The workers dig a network of tunnels, often several kilometres long, which they use to find their food of...

New compound effectively treats fungal infections

...nic microbes, concludes Cusack. We are now working towards finding related antibacterial compounds that could help counter the problem of antibiotic resistance....

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(Date:10/16/2014)... the bowel lining develops and, in the process, suggested ... The researchers produced evidence that stem cells are responsible ... feature of the bowel lining, and believe these stem ... finding as scientists are still divided on the stem ... Wee Tan and Professor Tony Burgess from the Walter ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... severe respiratory tract infections and worldwide claims the ... VIB and Ghent University have succeeded in developing ... virus infection. , Xavier Saelens (VIB/UGent): "We ... way for the development of a novel approach ... suffering in numerous small children and elderly people." ...
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