Monday 22 December, 2014

Brain scan after mild stroke can predict future risk

brain injury

A brain scan within 24 hours of a mild, non-disabling stroke, can predict when patients will be at the highest risk of Continue reading “Brain scan after mild stroke can predict future risk” »  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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Smoking linked to loss of Y chromosome in men

In a new study, published in Science, researchers at Uppsala University demonstrate an association between smoking and loss Continue reading “Smoking linked to loss of Y chromosome in men” »  More...

Nerve cells in the prefrontal cortex (marked) can process “greater than” and “less than” rules better under the influence of dopamine. Image: LS Tierphysiologie/Tübingen University
By BioNews On Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood

Researchers at the University of Tübingen show rule-applying neurons work better under the influence of the happy hormone Continue reading “Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood” »  More...

The new software can generate editable models of mid-size biological structures such as this one of HIV. (Image created by Graham Johnson and Ludovic Autin of The Scripps Research Institute.)
By BioNews On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Scientists Create New Tool for Exploring Cells in 3D

Researchers can now explore viruses, bacteria and components of the human body in more detail than ever before with software Continue reading “Scientists Create New Tool for Exploring Cells in 3D” »  More...

The sea anemone that the researchers used in their experiments: Nematostella vectensis (Photograph: Chiara Sinigaglia)
By BioNews On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Researchers find how sea anemones are so good at producing nerve cells

A research group at the Uni Research Sars Centre in Bergen, Norway, has revealed how a seemingly simple animal is able to Continue reading “Researchers find how sea anemones are so good at producing nerve More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, November 8th, 2014
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Koala holds clues about origins of the human genome

Eight percent of your genome derives from retroviruses that inserted themselves into human sex cells millions of years ago. Right now the koala Continue reading “Koala holds clues about origins of the human More...

Microscopic view of a representative bioengineered vein graft with peripheral whole blood. Image Credit: ebiomedicine/sciencedirect
By BioNews On Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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Researchers from Sweden Grow a Blood Vessel in a Week

The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all Continue reading “Researchers from Sweden Grow a Blood Vessel in a Week” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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A tool to track origin of blood cells, cancers

In a bid to track the origin of diseases such as cancer, researchers have developed a system that generates a unique barcode in the DNA of all blood stem cells Continue reading “A tool to track origin of More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Extracting bone-making cells from human fat gets easier

Targeting gene expression, researchers have developed a method for extracting a wide variety of potential Continue reading “Extracting bone-making cells from human fat gets easier” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Scientists behind ‘inner GPS’ awarded Nobel prize in medicine

Three scientists – John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser – have shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine Continue reading “Scientists behind ‘inner GPS’ More...