From the litter box to the laboratory, a microscopic organism native to cats shows promise in treating cancer. A mutated strain of T. gondii reprograms the natural power of the immune system to kill cells.
The recently documented mistakes at federal laboratories involving anthrax, flu and smallpox...
Researchers have developed a powerful new single-cell technique to help investigate how the...
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Access Technologies, a provider of infusion devices, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Solomon Scientific port, catheter and needle product lines.
Learning the role of immune-system cells in healthy digestive tracts and how they interact with neighboring nerve cells may lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
A study has identified a new signal that triggers the events leading to insulin resistance in obesity. The signal causes inflammation in adipose tissue and leads to metabolic disease, suggesting that blocking this signal may protect against the development of metabolic disease, type 2 diabetes, and other disorders caused by obesity-linked inflammation.
Cancer has left its "footprint" on our evolution, according to a study which examined how the relics of ancient viruses are preserved in the genomes of 38 mammal species.
Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock” found in most life forms.
Glenbrook Technologies has been chosen by the University of Missouri School of Medicine to design and build a high resolution fluoroscopic x-ray system that has the ability to continuously monitor and record the gullet of a live mouse as it is swallowing.
Scientists have found in animal models that a single gene plays a surprising role in aging that can be detected early on in development, a discovery that could point toward the possibility of one day using therapeutics, even some commonly used ones, to manipulate the aging process itself.
Circulating tumor cells spread ovarian cancer through the bloodstream, homing in on a sheath of abdominal fatty tissue where it can grow and metastasize to other organs, scientists report.
Researchers have found that combining calorie restriction with a supplement of resveratrol, an antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes, dark chocolate and blueberries, could kick-start a cellular housekeeping process, helping heart cells recover from damage, according to a study in rats.
In mice with diet-induced diabetes — the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans — a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days.
Cardiologists have developed a minimally invasive gene transplant procedure that changes unspecialized heart cells into “biological pacemaker” cells that keep the heart steadily beating. Findings could lead to clinical trials for humans who have heart rhythm disorders but who suffer side effects from implanted mechanical pacemakers.
A recent study describes a brainstem circuit in mice that may help explain how active movement impacts the way the brain processes sensory information.
An untreatable and deadly neurodegenerative disease has been modelled and treated in worms, suggesting a cure could be found for humans.
Researchers have released evidence substantiating an unexpected dual role of an important component of the immune system. Using mouse models, They investigated the differences in immune responses between individuals deficient in properdin and those with normal amounts of the protein.
Getinge USA has announced that Brian Anderson has joined the company to enhance overall market share. His efforts will focus on new business spaces for the Life Science arena.