Bethesda, MD (Scicasts) – Combing regions of the genomes more than 17,000 people from around the world, an international team of researchers has uncovered new evidence of potential genetic influences on blood lipid levels in three ethnic groups: African Americans, East Asians and Europeans.
Corvallis, OR (Scicasts) – Researchers have developed a new drug delivery system that allows inhalation of chemotherapeutic drugs to help treat lung cancer, and in laboratory and animal tests it appears to reduce the systemic damage done to other organs while significantly improving the treatment of lung tumours.
London UK (Scicasts) – Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have led the largest sequencing study of human disease to date, investigating the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases.
University Park, PA (Scicasts) – Malaria-carrying mosquitos appear to be manipulated by the parasites they carry, but this manipulation may simply be part of the mosquitos' immune response, according to Penn State entomologists.
Pasadena, CA (Scicasts) – When infections occur in the body, stem cells in the blood often jump into action by multiplying and differentiating into mature immune cells that can fight off illness. But repeated infections and inflammation can deplete these cell populations, potentially leading to the development of serious blood conditions such as cancer.
Evanston, IL (Scicasts) – Northwestern University researchers have developed a new method for delivering molecules into single, targeted cells through temporary holes in the cell surface. The technique could find applications in drug delivery, cell therapy, and related biological fields.
Columbia, MO (Scicasts) – Cancers of all types become most deadly when they metastasize and spread tumours throughout the body. Once cancer has reached this stage, it becomes very difficult for doctors to locate and treat the numerous tumours that can develop.
Irvine, CA (Scicasts) – Children with autism showed significant improvement after six months of simple sensory exercises at home using everyday items such as scents, spoons and sponges, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists.
Louisville, KY (Scicasts) – Grapefruits have long been known for their health benefits, and the subtropical fruit may revolutionize how medical therapies like anti-cancer drugs are delivered to specific tumour cells.
Los Angeles, CA (Scicasts) – Imagine a pharmaceutical prevention, treatment or even cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Singapore (Scicasts) – Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Lund University, Sweden, have bioengineered a novel molecule which has been proven to successfully kill tumour cells.
Houston, TX (Scicasts) – Environment is not the only factor in shaping regulatory patterns -- and it might not even be the primary factor, according to a new Rice University study that looks at how cells' protein networks relate to a bacteria's genome.
Cambridge, MA (Scicasts) – Over the past few decades, scientists have developed many devices that can reopen clogged arteries, including angioplasty balloons and metallic stents. While generally effective, each of these treatments has drawbacks, including the risk of side effects.
Cambridge, UK (Scicasts) – Researchers have pinpointed a catalytic trigger for the onset of Alzheimer's disease – when the fundamental structure of a protein molecule changes to cause a chain reaction that leads to the death of neurons in the brain.
London UK (Scicasts) – Researchers from King's College London have used a novel form of MRI to identify crucial developmental processes in the brain that are vulnerable to the effects of premature birth. [Video]
Columbus, OH (Scicasts) – New research suggests that a compound abundant in the Mediterranean diet takes away cancer cells’ “superpower” to escape death.
Minneapolis, MN (Scicasts) – Researchers from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, and the University’s Brain Tumor Program, have developed a new mouse model of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNST) that allow them to discover new genes and gene pathways driving this type of cancer.