Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Stem cells generated from just a drop of blood!

Schematic on finger-prick blood isolation and treatment for cellular reprogramming.
Photo Credit: Loh Yuin Han, Jonathan, IMCB

In a major breakthrough, a team of scientists has developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells Continue reading “Stem cells generated from just a drop of blood!” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Diabetes, high BP in middle age up dementia risks

Diabetes and high blood pressure in middle age increase risks of brain damage which leads to thinking problems and dementia in later life Continue reading “Diabetes, high BP in middle age up dementia risks” More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Are you truly happy? Brain can tell

Mind that laugh! As the world celebrates International Day of Happiness Thursday, we can tell if people are truly happy just from their laugh Continue reading “Are you truly happy? Brain can tell” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Meet largest predator to have roamed Europe

Some 150 million years ago, dinosaurs that were 10 metres long and weighed 405 tonnes ruled the Iberian Peninsula Continue reading “Meet largest predator to have roamed Europe” »  More...

Scanning elecgtron micrograph (false color) of a human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neuron. Credit: Thomas Deerinck, UC San Diego
By BioNews On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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UC San Diego launches Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center with $100 Million Gift

In a bold and singular step toward delivering the therapeutic promise of human stem cells Continue reading “UC San Diego launches Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center with $100 Million Gift” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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Researchers Identified New Therapeutic Target for ALS and Frontotemporal Degeneration

A team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have identified a novel therapeutic approach for the most frequent More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, November 9th, 2013
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Researchers find a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia

Chinese doctors have discovered and registered a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia Continue reading “Researchers find a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, October 7th, 2013
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2 Americans and a German win 2013 Nobel medicine prize

The 2013 Nobel Prize honours three scientists who have solved the mystery of how the cell organizes its transport system. Each cell is a factory that produces and exports molecules. For instance, insulin is manufactured More...

Iberian Hare by Pedro Moreira, 2009
By BioNews On Sunday, April 28th, 2013
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Hares, turtles, and the race to unravel genetic diversity

If you thought the only way to solve a puzzle was by looking at a picture of its Continue reading “Hares, turtles, and the race to unravel genetic diversity” »  More...

Sathya Puthanveettil, PhD, is an assistant professor at The Scripps Research institute, Florida campus. (Photo courtesy of The Scripps Research Institute.)
By BioNews On Sunday, April 28th, 2013
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Scientists Create Novel Approach to Find RNAs Involved in Long-term Memory Storage

Despite decades of research, relatively little is known about the identity Continue reading “Scientists Create Novel Approach to Find RNAs Involved in Long-term Memory Storage” »  More...