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'Trojan Horse' Particle Sneaks Chemotherapy in to Kill Ovarian Cancer Cells PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 01:12

20110913grbt02A common chemotherapy drug has been successfully delivered to cancer cells inside tiny microparticles using a method inspired by our knowledge of how the human immune system works.

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New Substances Accelerate Drug Transport Into Cells PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:52

20110910grbt03Biologists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt have discovered means for speeding the transport of the active ingredients of drugs into live cells that might allow drastically reducing drug dosages in the future.

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The Breathtaking Dance of Plants: How Plants Space out the Pores Through Which They Breathe PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:49

20110910grbt02The way in which plants space out the pores through which they breathe depends on keeping a protein active during stem cell growth, according to John Innes Centre scientists.

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Scientists Create Mammalian Cells With Single Chromosome Set PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2011 18:51

20110908grbt04Researchers have created mammalian cells containing a single set of chromosomes for the first time in research funded by the Wellcome Trust and EMBO.

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Neutron Scattering Confirms DNA Is as Stretchy as Nylon PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2011 18:40

20110908grbt02Neutron scientists at the ILL have measured how fast sound travels along DNA to determine its 'stiffness'.

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In Mouse Model, Potential Vaccine Readies Immune System To Kill Tuberculosis PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 01:50
20110906grbt02A potential vaccine against tuberculosis has been found to completely eliminate tuberculosis bacteria from infected tissues in some mice.
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First Stem Cells from Endangered Species PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 00:36

Starting with normal skin cells, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have produced the first stem cells from endangered species.

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Biological 'Computer' Destroys Cancer Cells: Diagnostic Network Incorporated Into Human Cells PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 September 2011 23:44

20110903grbt02Researchers led by ETH professor Yaakov Benenson and MIT professor Ron Weiss have successfully incorporated a diagnostic biological "computer" network in human cells.

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Gene Sleuths Trace Tree-Killing Pathogen Back To California PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 September 2011 23:07

Genetic detective work by an international group of researchers may have solved a decades-long mystery of the source of a devastating tree-killing fungus that has hit six of the world’s seven continents.

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Natural Anti-Oxidant Deserts Aging Body: Cell’s Reserve Fighting Force Shrinks With Age, New Study Finds PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 September 2011 01:30

When the body fights oxidative damage, it calls up a reservist enzyme that protects cells -- but only if those cells are relatively young, a study has found.

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Team Finds Stable RNA Nano-Scaffold Within Virus Core PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 01:03

20110913grbt01With the discovery of a RNA nano-scaffold that remains unusually stable in the body, researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have overcome another barrier to the development of therapeutic RNA nanotechnology.

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Scientists Overcome Major Obstacle for Stem Cell Therapies and Research PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:51

Stem cells show great potential to enable treatments for conditions such as spinal injuries or Lou Gehrig's disease, and also as research tools.

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New Method to Grow Synthetic Collagen Unveiled: New Material May Find Use in Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetics, Tissue Engineering PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:46

20110910grbt01In a significant advance for cosmetic and reconstructive medicine, scientists at Rice University have unveiled a new method for making synthetic collagen.

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Cellular Communications Visualized With a Vibrant Color Palette PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2011 18:48

20110908grbt03A University of Alberta-led research team has dramatically expanded the palette of fluorescent highlighters that can be used to track the movement of messengers inside of single cells.

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Mitosis: New Techniques Expose Surprises in Cell Division PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2011 16:53

20110908grbt01Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have obtained the first high-resolution, three-dimensional images of a cell with a nucleus undergoing cell division.

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Novel Method for Increasing Antibiotic Yields PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 September 2011 01:18

A novel way of increasing the amounts of antibiotics produced by bacteria has been discovered that could markedly improve the yields of these important compounds in commercial production.

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Modeling Melanocyte Differentiation in Zebrafish PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 September 2011 23:59

20110903grbt03Researchers at the University of Bath have combined genetic data with mathematical modelling to provide insights into cells and how they differentiate.

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Researchers Successfully Perform First Injection Of Cultured Red Blood Cells In Human Donor PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 September 2011 23:38

20110903grbt04For the first time, researchers have successfully injected cultured red blood cells (cRBCs) created from human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) into a human donor, according to study results published today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

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Nano-Thermometers Show First Temperature Response Differences Within Living Cells PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 September 2011 01:34

Using a modern version of open-wide-and-keep-this-under-your-tongue, scientists have reported taking the temperature of individual cells in the human body, and finding for the first time that temperatures inside do not adhere to the familiar 98.6 degree Fahrenheit norm.

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Families of Drugs Developed from Bacteria, Fungi, Snails, Leeches and Other Such Species PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 September 2011 01:28

Whether you have a mild headache or you are running a fever, there is a high chance that the drug that is used to treat you comes from nature.

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