Saturday 31 January, 2015

Obama details initiative to cure cancer, diabetes

Precision medicine NIH

US President Barack Obama Friday unveiled the details of a bold new research effort, which brought doctors “closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes”.  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

HIV may stay hidden in ‘quiet’ immune cells

In what could lead to a cure for HIV, researchers have found that the human immunodeficiency virus may stay hidden for years in certain “quiet” immune cells.  More...

syk signaling B Cells
By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015

Scientists show mature B cells can survive without the tyrosine kinase Syk.

B lymphocytes are an integral part of our adaptive immune system and their development and function is tightly regulated by several signaling pathways.  More...

Cumulative distribution of engagement time for all unique identifiers in the database ( Image credit:J. R. Soc. Interface)
By BioNews On Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Make more friends to shed those extra kilos

Online dieters who log in regularly lose more than eight percent of their body weight in six months, a new study shows adding that the less users interacted in the community, the less weight they lost.  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Scientists develop potential cure for peanut allergies

Australian scientists believe they have developed a possible cure for people with severe peanut allergies. Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne have invented a particular More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Daily drinking ups risk of alcoholic cirrhosis

Investigators have now established that alcohol drinking pattern has a significant influence on the risk of cirrhosis of the liver and that daily drinking increases that risk  More...

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 The Hospital for Sick Children Director, Motherisk Programs
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By BioNews On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Morphine after childhood surgery may be life threatening

Treating post-operative pain with morphine can cause life threatening respiratory problems in some children who have had their tonsils removed  More...

By BioNews On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Stress during pregnancy can affect baby’s development

Stress hormones in the mother can affect foetal development  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Scientists find protein in coffee with effect like morphine

Researchers at the University of Brasilia (UnB) and Brazil’s state-owned agriculture and livestock research company Embrapa have discovered a protein in coffee  More...

This graph shows differences in speech clarity between infant-directed and adult-directed speech. Negative numbers indicate sound pairs for which infant-directed speech is less clear than adult-directed speech.
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By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Mothers actually speak less clearly to their babies

Contrary to the common perception that elders need to talk to babies in simpler words, new research suggests they may actually speak less clearly to their infants than they do to adults  More...