Baltimore, MD (Scicasts) – By monitoring the behaviour of a class of cells in the brains of living mice, neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins discovered that these cells remain highly dynamic in the adult brain, where they transform into cells that insulate nerve fibres and help form scars that aid in tissue repair.
Atlanta, GA (Scicasts) – Researchers have made a significant first step with newly engineered biomaterials for cell transplantation that could help lead to a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes, which affects about 3 million Americans.
Cambridge, MA (Scicasts) – Investigators from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network, including several scientists from the Broad Institute, have published the most comprehensive genomic analysis of endometrial cancer to date.
Burlington, ON, (Scicasts) – Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched its new online automation system configuration tool, the Thermo Scientific iAutomate.
University Park, PA (Scicasts) – Consumption of whole walnuts or their extracted oil can reduce cardiovascular risk through a mechanism other than simply lowering cholesterol, according to a team of Penn State, Tufts University and University of Pennsylvania researchers.
Cambridge, MA (Scicasts) – On May 8th JoVE published research that demonstrates how a biosensor can detect antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Seattle, WA (Scicasts) – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington scientists have identified a class of immune cells that reside long-term in the genital skin and mucosa and are believed to be responsible for suppressing recurring outbreaks of genital herpes.
East Lansing, MI (Scicasts) – Researchers at Michigan State University have identified a test that can determine which children with malaria are likely to develop cerebral malaria, a much more life-threatening form of the disease.
Rochester, NY (Scicasts) – Children with autism see simple movement twice as quickly as other children their age, and this hypersensitivity to motion may provide clues to a fundamental cause of the developmental disorder, according to a new study.
Raleigh, NC (Scicasts) – A carnivorous, cannibalistic tadpole may play a role in understanding the evolution and development of digestive organs, according to research from North Carolina State University.
St. Louis, MO (Scicasts) – For nearly a decade, doctors have used an implanted electronic stimulator to treat severe depression in people who don't respond to standard antidepressant therapy.
Pittsburgh, PA (Scicasts) – Through the serendipity of science, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a potential treatment for deadly, drug-resistant bacterial infections that uses the same approach that HIV uses to infect cells. [Video]
Lund, Sweden (Scicasts) – A single antibody could be the key to treating multiple myeloma, or cancer of the blood, currently without cure or long-term treatment.
Walnut Creek, CA (Scicasts) – The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) is among the world leaders in sequencing the genomes of microbes, focusing on their potential applications in the fields of bioenergy and environment.
Durham, NC (Scicasts) – Duke University biomedical engineers have grown three-dimensional human heart muscle that acts just like natural tissue.
Los Angeles, Ca (Scicasts) – UCLA life scientists have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson's disease that can delay the onset of ageing and extend the healthy life span of fruit flies.