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Scientists' idenfication of essential genes could lead to new cancer treatments

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A team of University of Toronto researchers has worked through the human genome, switching off genes in an effort to map out those essential in keeping our cells alive. The scientists were able to identify sets of genes associated with...Show More Summary

New Article Causes, Cures Cancer After Just Three Simple Doses: How Science Headlines Can Mislead

6 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

As a scientist, I understand how important it is that our work is shared with the public (it’s how we get our funding, after all). But the line of communication becomes muddled when journalists – despite their best intentions – misinterpret...Show More Summary

China Loves Beef: One Million Cow-Cloning Factory Coming Up

Chinese scientists have announced plans to clone up to a million cow embryos a year at a new 14,000 square-metre facility in Tianjin. China has a voracious appetite for beef, but some are concerned about food safety and scientific ethics.

Medical News Today: Scientists map genes essential for cancer to survive

Using new technology, scientists have mapped thousands of genes that are essential for cancer cell survival, and have started to identify clusters unique to individual cancers.

Gene-Editing Technique May Take The Bite Out of Malaria

Learn more about the new strain of malaria-blocking mosquito scientists have created by using a new gene editing technique that may well eliminate the dreaded disease from the planet.

Scientists Analyzed Spiderweb DNA, and the Results Are Super Creepy

Walking into a spiderweb just got creepy. Those sticky strands clinging to your hair and face? They’re smeared with traces of the spider’s last meal, according to a fascinating new analysis of spiderweb DNA. Read more...

New gene map reveals cancer's Achilles heel

Scientists have mapped out the genes that keep our cells alive, creating a long-awaited foothold for understanding how our genome works and which genes are crucial in disease like cancer. A team of Toronto researchers, led by Professor...Show More Summary

Low sugar diet makes foods taste sweeter but does not change preferred level of sweetness

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 25, 2015) - A new study from scientists at the Monell Center and collaborators reveals that while foods such as vanilla pudding taste sweeter following three months on a low-sugar diet, the level of sweetness most preferred in foods and beverages does not change. Show More Summary

New technology promises fast, accurate stroke diagnosis

Minutes count when treating stroke, but current diagnostics take as long as three hours, careful lab work, and skilled technicians to arrive at a conclusive diagnosis. Scientists at Cornell University's Baker Institute for Animal Health...Show More Summary

Immunotherapy for Type 1 Diabetes Deemed Safe in First U.S. Trial

In the first U.S. safety trial of a new form of immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes (T1D), led by UC San Francisco scientists and physicians, patients experienced no serious adverse reactions after receiving infusions of as many as 2.6 billion cells that had been specially selected to protect the body's ability to produce insulin.

Liver cell therapies closer as study reveals key to mass production

Stem cell scientists have made a key find that aids the quest to produce therapies for patients with liver damage. They have developed a new technique for growing liver cells from stem cells that is cost-effective and could be adapted...Show More Summary

Data scientists create world's first therapeutic venom database

NEW YORK, NY (Nov 25, 2015) --What doesn't kill you could cure you. A growing interest in the therapeutic value of animal venom has led a pair of Columbia University data scientists to create the first catalog of known animal toxins and their physiological effects on humans. read more

Enhanced detection of Parkinson's

New research by biologists could lead to improved methods of detection for early-onset Parkinson’s Disease. By mapping the visual responses of fruit flies with different Parkinson's genes, the scientists built a substantial data bank of results. Using this they were able to classify unknown flies as having a Parkinson's related mutation with 85 per cent accuracy.

Silence of the genes: New insights into genomic imprinting

Scientists are closer to understanding the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of genomic imprinting. In this intriguing event, one copy of a gene is 'turned off', or silenced, depending on whether it was derived from the mother or the father. Show More Summary

Health News: Mosquito That Can Eradicate Malaria?

In one of the most awesome breakthroughs in the history of potentially deadly malaria, U.S. scientists claim that they have created a new strain of mosquito that sees a future of no malaria.

Can France (and other mostly-Christian societies) integrate its Muslims? This new book shows what must be done.

The week that Paris was attacked, a team of economists and political scientists — Claire Adida, David Laitin, and Marie-Anne Valfort — published their new book “Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies.” The Monkey Cage has featured their research before, but this is clearly an important moment to delve into the book’s broader argument. The authors […]

Dimensionality transition in a newly created material

Iron oxides occur in nature in many forms, often significantly different from each other in terms of structure and physical properties. However, a new variety of iron oxide, recently created and tested by scientists in Cracow, surprised both physicists and engineers, as it revealed features previously unobserved in any other material. read more

Scientists Identify Promising New Melanoma Drug

The first-in-class compound halts tumor growth by disrupting protein production

Scientists identify promising new melanoma drug

La Jolla, Calif., 22, 2015 - A new drug discovered by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) may show promise for treating skin cancers that are resistant or unresponsive to today's leading therapies. In...Show More Summary

New study suggests angler education can benefit sharks

MIAMI -- A new study finds fisher education can help protect vulnerable shark populations. The research, led by University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists, showed that recreational anglers were more supportive of shark management and conservation if they had prior knowledge of shark conservation. read more

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