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Hungry salmonella hunt and then eat brain tumors

A detoxified version of salmonella is proving to be an unlikely weapon for treating glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.<p>Glioblastoma is …

Duke University

The Cancer Surgeon’s Latest Tool: Quantum Dots

<b>The bits of semiconducting material</b> that are lately brightening the colors on television screens hold a much greater promise—that they will extend …

Cancer

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

RVs

Tumor-killing virus nearly doubles survival time of brain cancer patients

In early clinical trial, one-two punch of virus and drugs was safe and effective.<p>To defeat the deadliest of cancers, it's time to unleash the viruses.<p>…

Scientists have discovered a cell that does something they thought was impossible

Known as the "power house" of the cell, these little subunits within the cell provide the organisms with energy and were thus thought to be essential.<p>But it now seems that actually they might not be that essential, as researchers describe the first eukaryote known that lacks mitochondria.<p>Other …

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Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

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British woman becomes one of the first cancer patients to be injected with new tumour-destroying vaccine

A young British woman has become one of the first cancer patients to be injected with a new vaccine designed to stimulate the immune system so that …

DNA 'Trojan horse' smuggles drugs into resistant cancer cells

He and Carlos Castro, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, lead a collaboration focused on hiding daunorubicin inside a kind of molecular …

Nanotech

Oct4 transcription factor in conjunction with valproic acid accelerates myelin repair in demyelinated optic chiasm in mice.

2016 Mar 24;318:178-89. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.01.028. Epub 2016 Jan 22.<p>1Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat …

Neuroscience

It's official: Four super-heavy elements to be added to the periodic table

The periodic table is about to get a little bit longer, thanks to the addition of four new super-heavy elements.<p>The discoveries of elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 were officially confirmed late last week by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. The group is tasked with vetting the …

Brazil warns against pregnancy due to spreading virus

<b>Rio de Janeiro (CNN) —</b> Brazilian health officials are dishing out some unusual advice these days: Don't get pregnant.<p>That's the message for would-be parents, especially in the country's northeast, after officials linked a mosquito-borne virus called Zika to a surge in newborn microcephaly, a …

Shrunken microscope peers into living muscle

Millions of people each year are diagnosed with diseases that result in the loss of neuromuscular function. One of the complications in treating …

Nanotech

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You can now get a flu vaccine via a 'jet injector,' which shoots it straight into your arm without a needle

Though it may look like something from a sci-fi movie, the PharmaJet Needle-free Jet Injector is inspired by vaccination guns that have been used since the 1960s, according to the US National Library of Medicine.<p>The first ones were powered by electricity or foot pumps and administered smallpox …

Public Health

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

We're all about to start taking 3D printed drugs

<i>Aprecia Pharmaceuticals announced that its epilepsy drug SPRITAM was the first drug approved by the FDA that is manufactured with 3-D printing technologies. (Image Credit: Aprecia Pharmaceuticals)</i><p>“By combining 3D printing technology with a highly-prescribed epilepsy treatment, SPRITAM is designed …

Rerouted nerves let paralyzed people use hands

A pioneering surgical technique has restored some hand and arm movement to patients immobilized by spinal cord injuries in the neck.<p>Like railroad …

Washington University in St. Louis

Disgraced Scientist Clones Dogs, And Critics Question His Intent

The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation's sleek marble building is on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea. After passing through a guarded gate, visitors climb the steps to the entrance and a big door with tinted glass slides open.<p>"Hello, sir. Nice to meet you, sir," says David Kim, a researcher at …

South Korea

Researchers Make Artificial Cells That Can Replicate Themselves

To better understand how life might have started on Earth<p>Scientists have a pretty good theory for how life on Earth began: Meteorites that bombarded our planet brought simple carbon-based compounds called amino acids. Eventually, slowly, these chemicals combined to make cells, which were then able …

Now doctors can use phones to spot melanoma

A software program that can run on a tablet or a smartphone should make it easier for doctors to detect melanoma and determine if a biopsy is needed. …

Cancer

Obese three-year-old becomes youngest child diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes used to be called 'mature onset' diabetes but more and more children are being diagnosed<p>A three-year-old girl has become the youngest person in the world to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after reaching 5½ stone.<p>The youngster from Texas, US, who has not been identified, was …

Diabetes

One flu shot could soon protect against any strain

First animal tests look promising<p>Scientists are getting closer to developing a vaccine that protects against multiple types of flu viruses, according to two separate studies published today in <i>Nature Medicine</i> and in <i>Science.</i><p>The new vaccines generated strong immune system responses against the deadly …

Have scientists at Harvard and MIT found a cure for obesity?

Snipping out bad DNA code could prevent or even cure obesity in those people with a faulty gene, say scientists from two top US universities<p>A cure for obesity could be just an injection away after scientists at Harvard and MIT discovered that a tiny DNA tweak causes the metabolism to burn up excess …

How our brain hides (and gets back) scary memories

Some stressful experiences—such as childhood abuse—are so overwhelming and traumatic that the memories hide in the brain.<p>Those hidden memories may …

Neuroscience

Team makes Vicodin component in yeast, says 'home brew' opiates still not feasible

Earlier this summer, a flurry of scientific papers and news reports warned of the likely arrival, sometime soon, of "home brew heroin" -- opiate drugs that might be brewed using yeast, just like beer or wine are, possibly in the privacy of your own home.<p>Advances in bioengineering had allowed …

'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

I'm driving through a frozen world, where the roads are paved in ice. As I swerve left to avoid a miniature iceberg, a red fish flashes at the top of my screen. I'm supposed to tap all the red fish that pop up, but not the green fish or the blue. And I have to do this without crashing the car.<p>An …

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3D Color Images Of The Brain Reveal Its Glorious Unseen Detail

A huge undertaking that could help researchers visualize neurological diseases<p>The human brain remains one of the most mysterious organs in the human body. However, an imaging technique tested on mice brains and developed by a group of researchers including from Harvard, MIT, and Boston University, …

Researchers Grow Tiny Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

The tricks of physics that cause organs to form<p>Stem cells, the jack-of-all-trades building blocks of human tissues, have yet another application in biology research: scientists have been able to grow them into beating cardiac tissue. This could help scientists better understand how the heart …