Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category

New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors

Monday, March 13th, 2017

New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/new-blood-test-may-pinpoint-cancer-tumors

repair damaged spinal cords

Monday, March 13th, 2017

repair damaged spinal cords

How to write a TED talk: Ottawa professor Andrew Pelling and the shiny blue key

Bone-Derived Hormone Suppresses Appetite in Mice

Monday, March 13th, 2017

bone is an endocrine organ that regulates energy metabolism through the release of a hormone called osteocalcin.

Bone-Derived Hormone Suppresses Appetite in Mice

 

Precise technique tracks dopamine in the brain

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Precise technique tracks dopamine in the brain

New sensor could reveal the neurotransmitter’s role in learning and habit formation.

http://news.mit.edu/2017/precise-technique-tracks-dopamine-brain-0303

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017, MIT Technology Review

Monday, March 13th, 2017

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017, MIT Technology Review

https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2017/

 

The first fully 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The first fully 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip

Technique paves the way for more complex, customizable devices

October 24, 2016 | Editor’s Pick Audio/Video
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http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/10/the-first-fully-3-d-printed-heart-on-a-chip/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hu-twitter-general

Harvard researchers pinpoint enzyme that triggers cell demise in ALS

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Harvard researchers pinpoint enzyme that triggers cell demise in ALS
Blocking enzyme’s activity is the target for patient therapy
August 24, 2016 | Editor’s Pick
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Biologists unravel drug-resistance mechanism in tumor cells

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Biologists unravel drug-resistance mechanism in tumor cells

Targeting the RNA-binding protein that promotes resistance could lead to better cancer therapies.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
October 22, 2015

  • P53, which helps healthy cells prevent genetic mutations, is missing from about half of all tumors. Researchers have found that a backup system takes over when p53 is disabled and encourages cancer cells to continue dividing. In the background of this illustration are crystal structures of p53 DNA-binding domains.

    P53, which helps healthy cells prevent genetic mutations, is missing from about half of all tumors. Researchers have found that a backup system takes over when p53 is disabled and encourages cancer cells to continue dividing. In the background of this illustration are crystal structures of p53 DNA-binding domains.

    Image: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT (p53 illustration by Richard Wheeler/Wikimedia Commons)

Finding biological barcodes

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
August 23, 2016 | Editor’s Pick
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

‘Edible’ robots and batteries you can swallow could finally help cure cancer

Carnegie Mellon University

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/swallow-batteries-robots-disease