Saturday 20 December, 2014

Key protein to speed up wound healing

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An Indian-origin doctor has discovered the key role a protein related to the immune system plays in healing Continue reading “Key protein to speed up wound healing” »  More...

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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...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Learn from sperm how to swim against current!

Like salmon travelling upstream to spawn, sperm cells are extremely efficient at swimming against the current, said a study that could help scientists Continue reading “Learn from sperm how to swim against More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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When Izumo met Juno and you were born!

We are aware that fertilisation occurs when an egg and a sperm recognise each other and fuse together to form an embryo Continue reading “When Izumo met Juno and you were born!” »  More...

Caption: Lonley parrots have shorter telomeres than those living in groups.

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By BioNews On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Loneliness impacts DNA repair: The long and the short of telomeres

Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna examined the telomere length of captive African grey parrots. Continue reading “Loneliness impacts DNA repair: The long and the short of telomeres” »  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Some long non-coding RNAs are conventional after all

Researchers have come full circle and predicted that some long non-coding RNAs can give rise to small proteins that have biological Continue reading “Some long non-coding RNAs are conventional after all” More...

By BioNews On Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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Beware! Anti-aging hormones may have opposite effect

Do you take anti-aging pills or injections in a quest to replenish youthful hormones to immortalise yourself Continue reading “Beware! Anti-aging hormones may have opposite effect” »  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...

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By IANS On Sunday, April 28th, 2013
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Researchers converted bad fat to good fat

Scientists from ETH Zurich have shown for the first time that brown and white fat cells in a living organism can be converted from one cell type to the other. Their work, using mice as a model organism, provides More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
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Scientists determine how hepatitis B&D enter liver cells

Liver diseases related to the human hepatitis B virus (HBV) kill about 1 million people every year Continue reading “Scientists determine how hepatitis B&D enter liver cells” »  More...