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Flight Patterns Deconstructed

44 minutes agoHumor / odd : Cool Infographics

Flight Videos Deconstructed is a fantastic animated infographic design by Eleanor Lutz at TabletopWhale. Eleanor is a designer from Seattle and has a Bachelor’s in molecular biology from the University of Washington. She used to work...Show More Summary

Smoking Pot May Make You More Prone to False Memories

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As we’re all aware, weed makes us a bit forgetful. Say what? But a regular toke can also leave you more prone to remembering stuff that didn’t actually happen, according to new research published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Read more...

Gene-editing technique offers hope for hereditary diseases

Scientists have used molecular "scissors" to eliminate mitochondrial mutations in eggs and embryos. They are now investigating the possibility of translating this technology to the clinic in human eggs and embryos.

Claim: Cryogenian NeoProterozoic Sponge Fossils are not Sponges, but Microbial Traces

Assessing the veracity of Precambrian ‘sponge’ fossils using in situ nanoscale analytical techniquesAuthors:Muscente et alAbstract:Paleontological inferences, molecular clocks, and biomarker fossils indicate sponges evolved in the Cryogenian, but Precambrian sponge fossils are rare, poorly substantiated, and controversial. Show More Summary

Mobidiag Presents Two New Diagnostic Platforms at ECCMID 2015

Novodiag™ and Amplidiag™ Easy platforms to serve both low- and high-throughput customer needs with emphasis on accessibility and affordability Espoo, Finland – April 22, 2015 – Mobidiag Ltd, a Finnish molecular diagnostics company specializing...Show More Summary

An Algorithm Set To Revolutionize 3-D Protein Structure Discovery

A new way to determine 3-D structures from 2-D images is set to speed up protein structure discovery by a factor of 100,000. One of the great challenges in molecular biology is to determine the three-dimensional structure of large biomolecules such as proteins. But this is a famously difficult and time-consuming task.

DNA damage and premature aging - a molecular link

Human DNA accumulates damage over time, and older people's bodies can't repair it as well. Many scientists believe a build up of damage can cause cells to enter an irreversible dormant state known as senescence. Cellular senescence is...Show More Summary

Marijuana Users Susceptible To ‘False Memories’, Study Reveals Cannabis Smokers Memory Issues Could Dwell Even After Quitting

The Journal of Molecular Psychiatry published an article that reveals smokers of marijuana are prone to ‘false memories’, according to a study completed from the Neuropsychopharmacology group located at the Biomedical Research Institute within the Hospital de Sant Pau and from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Show More Summary

Once-Deadly Viruses Evolved To Protect Early Human Embryos

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

"We are creatures controlled by viruses," Luis Villarreal, a professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California at Irvine, tells

Scientists X-ray anti-inflammatory drug candidates

Using an ultra bright X-ray source, scientists have decoded the molecular and three-dimensional structure of two promising drug candidates from the new group of Spiegelmers for the first time. The results provide a deeper understanding of the mode of action of these substances that have already entered clinical trials.

Proteins that control anxiety in humans and cause insects to shed their skins have common origin

Researchers have discovered that a protein which controls anxiety in humans has the same molecular ancestor as one which causes insects to molt when they outgrow their skins. Studies on sea urchins provided the missing link because they have a protein with elements common to those in both humans and insects and reveal a common ancestry hundreds of millions of years ago.

The Association for Molecular Pathology Compiles Current Research on Liquid Biopsy

In general, the article supports the notion that this type of diagnostic testing in and of itself allows for earlier diagnosis, faster and more targeted treatment, reduced costs, and increased quality of life and even increased lifespan for the patient.

The New Biohackers: How (And Where) They Work

In a laboratory in New York City, molecular biologist Roy Buchanan is finishing up at the bench for the day. It is eight o’clock in the evening, and while late night work is a familiar scenario for most scientists, the presence of Buchanan’s two young sons playing a game in the common area outside the lab is not. Show More Summary

Apple Watch Sport Ion-X Display Cover Put Through Scratch Test

The display cover on the Apple Watch Sport is made from aluminosilicate glass. Marketed as Ion-X, Apple describes it as being “fortified at the molecular level through ion exchange, with smaller ions being replaced by larger ones toShow More Summary

Zip me up! Zooming into wound healing

Scientists explain skin fusion at a molecular level, and pinpoint the specific molecules that do the job. "In order to visualize this orchestra of healing, a very high-resolution picture of the process is needed. For this purpose we have recorded an enormous amount of data that surpasses all previous studies of this kind," says one researcher.

Quantum model reveals surface structure of water

Physicists have used a new quantum model to reveal the molecular structure of water's liquid surface.

Breast Tumor Stiffness and Metastasis Risk Linked by Molecule's Movement

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have discovered a molecular mechanism that connects breast tissue stiffness to tumor metastasis and poor prognosis. The study may inspire new approaches to predicting patient outcomes and halting tumor metastasis.

How Statistics Can Capture the Unique Fingerprint of Cancer

KU Cancer Center researcher is using genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic data to determine cancer molecular subtypes.

The incredible power of the measles vaccine, in 3 graphics

Sometimes we take the benefits of modern medicine for granted, but a small dose of data and history can easily remedy that. The chart below, created by Valentine Svensson, a PhD student in molecular biology at Cambridge University, shows the dramatic decline in the incidence of measles in 20th century America. You can see that […]

Throwing light on how to conduct a personalized pancreas cancer clinical trial

Leaders of an ongoing pancreatic cancer clinical trial known as the Individualized Molecular Pancreatic Cancer Therapy or 'IMPaCT' trial, have been learning ways to bring about about a new paradigm of personalized cancer care for pancreatic cancer and other aggressive cancer types.

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