Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) is a supplemental imaging technology designed to find tumors that would otherwise be obscured by surrounding dense breast tissue on a mammogram. The new breast imaging technique nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study.
The mutation and its functional effects that cause the genetic disorder Singleton-Merten Syndrome (SMS) has been described for the first time, by an international research team. SMS is now recognized as an autoimmune disorder.
Like all tissues, those of the blood-brain barrier in blood vessel walls deteriorate with due to the cellular and molecular damage of aging. Researchers here correlate that deterioration with progressive cognitive impairment, further...Show More Summary
Epigenetic changes are implicated in a host of neural conditions, from Alzheimer's-related memory loss to depression. Now, a revolutionary set of molecular editing tools is allowing scientists to alter the epigenome like never befor...
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) ASCO University(r), and the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) recently announced their partnership in the creation of the Molecular...Show More Summary
Although one of Jesus' most well-known miracles is turning water into wine at a wedding party, Mark Spitsbergen, a clinical science researcher in molecular biology and pastor of Abiding Place Ministries in San Diego, California, believes the acceptance of alcohol in some modern day churches is akin to committing suicide and the Bible doesn't support it.
As regular readers know, I advocate for the development of treatments for aging based on periodic repair of the low-level cellular and molecular damage that causes aging. There is at least one detailed plan of action on how to produce the necessary treatments, the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) research proposals. Show More Summary
A molecular 'rheostat' in the brain's appetite control center has been discovered that may provide new insights into obesity, which is at epidemic levels in the United States. The discovery of this novel cell signaling pathway revises the previous 'on-off' switch model of appetite control, say researchers.
A research team has discovered a molecular "rheostat" in the brain's appetite control center that may provide new insights into obesity, which is at epidemic levels in this country. The discovery of this novel cell signaling pathway,...Show More Summary
Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale, such as a muscle that contracts via the concerted action of protein motors. In order to reproduce this phenomenon, scientists have made a polymer gel that is able to contract through the action of artificial molecular motors. Show More Summary
As main component of essential oils, terpenes can inhibit the growth of different cancer cells. Researchers have analyzed this process in liver cancer cells in detail. Their shed light upon the molecular mechanisms that resulted in cancer...Show More Summary
The molecular mechanisms responsible for the formation of the adherens junction at the nanoscale level have been revealed by researchers in a new article. Although the cells that make up our body are functional units by themselves, they need to interact with each other and their environment to fulfill all their functions. Show More Summary
NEW PhDs in maths and physics are earned mostly by men, while—in America at least—half of those in molecular biology and neuroscience are awarded to women. In the social sciences and humanities, art history and psychology are dominated by women, and economics and philosophy by men. Show More Summary
Late Pleistocene Australian Marsupial DNA Clarifies the Affinities of Extinct Megafaunal Kangaroos and Wallabies. 2015. Llamas, B., et al. Molecular Biology and Evolution advance access The extinct short-faced kangaroo, Simosthenurus occidentalis. Show More Summary
The genetic underpinnings of a rare type of breast tumor called phyllodes tumors have been characterized by researchers, offering the first comprehensive analysis of the molecular alterations at work in these tumors.
In the grand debate over breeding best practices, scientists now have substantial proof that sexual reproduction is superior to asexual reproduction…that is, if you’re a plant. In a study recently published in Molecular Biology and Evolution,...Show More Summary
Finding genes for retinal degenerations has immediate benefits for people living with blindness and vision loss, their families, and their physicians. Establishing a genetic cause confirms the clinical diagnosis at the molecular level, helps predict the future visual prognosis, suggests therapies, and allows some patients to join clinical trials. Show More Summary
Scientists paired up photovoltaic polymers that produce two units of electricity per unit of light instead of the usual one on a single molecular polymer chain. Having the two charges on the same molecule means the light-absorbing, energy-producing...Show More Summary
Researchers have developed a new precision approach for synthesizing graphene nanoribbons from pre-designed molecular building blocks. Using this process the researchers have built nanoribbons that have enhanced properties--such as position-dependent, tunable bandgaps--that are potentially very useful for next-generation electronic circuitry.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), and the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) are teaming to revise the evidence-based guideline, "Molecular TestingShow More Summary