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13th March 2017

New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors

New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors

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

repair damaged spinal cords

Filed under: Biology,cell,Health,Science — Tags: , , — BiBi @ 1:18 pm

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

Filed under: osteocalcin — Tags: , — BiBi @ 10:46 am

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

Filed under: Biology,tracks dopamine — Tags: , — BiBi @ 10:27 am

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

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017, MIT Technology Review

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

 

15th December 2016

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

Filed under: 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip,Biology — Tags: — BiBi @ 3:20 pm

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

14th December 2016

Harvard researchers pinpoint enzyme that triggers cell demise in ALS

Filed under: enzyme — Tags: , , , — BiBi @ 3:15 pm
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

Filed under: Biology,tumor cells — Tags: , , — BiBi @ 2:12 pm
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

Filed under: cell,Health,Science — Tags: , , , — BiBi @ 9:00 am
August 23, 2016 | Editor’s Pick
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‘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

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