- Beam Me Up, Scotty- Scientists Invent Tricorder
Purdue University researchers have created a handheld sensing system its creators liken to Star Trek's "tricorder" used to analyze the chemical components of alien worlds. But the system could have down-to-earth applications, such as testin ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 11:27am
- Biodegradable Microspheres Deliver Time Release Vaccines, Stimulate Different Immune Response
A new vaccine delivery system using microspheres of a biodegradable polymer may not only reduce the need for booster shots in some cases, but also appears to stimulate an immune response that traditional vaccines do not. Researchers from Iowa State Univer ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2007 - 7:20pm
- Leukemia Drug Turns Mini-molecules Up, Cancer Genes Down
New research shows that a form of vitamin A used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia induces changes in an unusual class of small molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs) in the leukemic cells. The study also shows that three of these miRNAs inhibit the acti ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 12:10pm
- Sweat May Pass On Hepatitis B In Contact Sports
Sweat may be another way to pass on hepatitis B infection during contact sports, suggests research published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Hepatitis B virus attacks the liver and can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarrin ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 12:21pm
- Insights Into Osteosarcoma In Cats And Dogs May Improve Palliative Care
Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that a molecular pathway known to have a role in the progression of bone cancer in humans is also critical to the pathology of skeletal tumors in dogs and cats. Their work could lead to advances in the ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 7:28pm
- NMR Spectoscopy- How Examining Frog Skin Can Help Develop Antibiotics
Frog skin and human lungs hold secrets to developing new antibiotics, and a technique called solid-state NMR spectroscopy is a key to unlocking those secrets. That's the view of University of Michigan researcher Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, who will discu ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 4 2007 - 11:38am
- Queen's Studies Find New Links Between Wine, Fermented Foods And Cancer
New findings by a Queen's University research team dispel the popular notion that eating so-called "natural" foods will protect against cancer. In fact, certain types of common foods and alcoholic beverages such as wine, cheese, yogurt and ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 7 2007 - 10:52am
- Holographic Images Use Shimmer To Show Cellular Response To Anticancer Drug
The response of tumors to anticancer drugs has been observed in real-time 3-D images using technology developed at Purdue University. The new digital holographic imaging system uses a laser and a charged couple device, or CCD, the same microchip used in h ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 7 2007 - 11:38am
- 'Guardian Of The Genome' Protein Found To Underlie Skin Tanning
A protein known as the "master watchman of the genome" for its ability to guard against cancer-causing DNA damage has been found to provide an entirely different level of cancer protection: By prompting the skin to tan in response to ultraviolet ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 8 2007 - 2:52pm
- Bacterial Walls Come Tumbling Down
The first detailed images of an elusive drug target on the outer wall of bacteria may provide scientists with enough new information to aid design of novel antibiotics. The drugs are much needed to treat deadly infections initiated by Staphylococcus aureu ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2007 - 6:34pm