Scientists develop software to find drug-resistant bacteria

Scientists develop software to find drug-resistant bacteria

The program could make it easier to identify the deadly antimicrobial resistant bacteria that exist in the environment. Such microbes annually cause more than 2.8 million difficult-to-treat pneumonia, bloodstream and other infections and 35,000...
Study: One-time treatment generates new neurons, eliminates Parkinson's disease in mice

Study: One-time treatment generates new neurons, eliminates Parkinson’s disease in mice

Xiang-Dong Fu, PhD, has never been more excited about something in his entire career. He has long studied the basic biology of RNA, a genetic cousin of DNA, and the proteins that bind it....
Study: Receptor makes mice strong and slim

Study: Receptor makes mice strong and slim

Increasing abdominal girth and shrinking muscles are two common side effects of aging. Researchers at the University of Bonn have discovered a receptor in mice that regulates both effects. Experiments with human cell cultures...
Study: Driving bacteria to produce potential antibiotic, antiparasitic compounds

Study: Driving bacteria to produce potential antibiotic, antiparasitic compounds

Researchers have developed a method to spur the production of new antibiotic or antiparasitic compounds hiding in the genomes of actinobacteria, which are the source of drugs such as actinomycin and streptomycin and are...
Study: Bioactive natural compounds for the fight against cancer

Study: Bioactive natural compounds for the fight against cancer

Through a balanced diet, we consume larger quantities of phytoalexins every day - in a natural and healthy way. Phytoalexins (gr. phytos = plant, alekein = "repel") are phytochemicals that plants produce as an...
Study: Working in the sun -- heating of the head may markedly affect safety and performance

Study: Working in the sun — heating of the head may markedly affect safety...

Approximately half of the global population live in regions where heat stress is an issue that affects the ability to live healthy and productive lives. It is well known that working in hot conditions,...
Study: First report of systemic delivery of micro-dystrophin gene therapy in children with DMD

Study: First report of systemic delivery of micro-dystrophin gene therapy in children with DMD

Researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital have published in JAMA Neurology results from the first four patients treated in the first clinical trial of systemic delivery of micro-dystrophin gene therapy in children with Duchenne muscular...
Study: New method to identify genes that can drive development of brain tumors

Study: New method to identify genes that can drive development of brain tumors

Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a method for identifying functional mutations and their effect on genes relevant to the development of glioblastoma - a malignant brain tumour with a very poor prognosis. The...
Study: Blood pressure medications help even the frailest elderly people live longer

Study: Blood pressure medications help even the frailest elderly people live longer

Taking blood pressure medication as prescribed helped even the frailest elderly people (65 and older) live longer, and the healthiest older people had the biggest survival boost, according to a large study in northern...
Research unveils many ways carcinogens trigger development of breast cancer

Research unveils many ways carcinogens trigger development of breast cancer

In the most comprehensive review to date of how breast cancer develops, scientists have created a detailed map that describes the many ways in which environmental chemicals can trigger the disease. Using ionizing radiation...

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