melanoblast

Watching how ‘young’ cells move gives clues on skin cancer spread

We all start life as a fertilised egg, but for this to develop into an embryo each cell has to go through a step-by-step...

How multi-resistant pathogens can be defeated

The steadily increasing resistance of many pathogens to antibiotics is one of the major challenges of modern medicine. Many of the common antibiotics have...

3-D cultures of neural cells expand research potential

The networks of capillaries within the little balls of nervous system cells could enable new kinds of large-scale lab investigations into diseases, such as...
brain chemistry

How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed

In new research published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Northeastern University psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett found, for...
GBSI

GBSI reports encouraging progress toward improved research reproducibility by year 2020

One year after the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) issued its Reproducibility 2020 challenge and action plan for the biomedical research community, the organization...
The American College Of Medical Genetics And Genomics Weighs In On Gene Editing

The American College Of Medical Genetics And Genomics Weighs In On Gene Editing

Wouldn't it be simple if science fiction remained fictional and scientific discoveries were made at a pace that we were comfortable with? But, certain scientific discoveries, like...

Protein chaperone takes its job seriously

For proteins, this would be the equivalent of the red-carpet treatment: each protein belonging to the complex machinery of ribosomes -- components of the...

Highly sensitive gas sensors for volatile organic compound detection

In an effort to improve VOC detection, a collaboration of Japanese researchers from Kumamoto University, Fukuoka Industrial Technology Center, and Tohoku University set out...
weight loss

Study Confirms Prescription Weight Loss Medication Helps With Opiate Addiction Recovery

GALVESTON, Texas - Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to...

Salicylic acid, a widespread ingredient in pain relief medication

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) can colonize the upper respiratory tract of around one quarter of the human population. As an opportunistic bacteria S. aureus...