June 2014: 2

(Thanks to Science Daily)

Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system
“Protection from chemotherapy immunosuppression indicates effect could be conserved in humans”
Suzanne Wu, Research Communications, University of Southern California — June 5, 2014

From Disinfecting Food to Treating Burn Wounds
“Pulsed electrical fields reduced drug-resistant bacteria”
[Notes on animal testing: Anesthetized mice, small areas tested]
Sue McGreevey, Harvard Medical News — May 23, 2014

Illuminating neuron activity in 3-D
“New technique allows scientists to monitor the entire nervous system of a small worm”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office  — May 18, 2014

 Light Coaxes Stem Cells to Repair Teeth
“Noninvasive laser therapy could radically shift dental treatment and lead to a host of broader clinical applications in regenerative medicine”
Kristen Kusek, Harvard Medicine News — May 28, 2014

Relaxation Helps Pack DNA into a Virus
Susan Brown, University of California San Diego News — May 26, 2014

Ongoing topic: CRISPR technology refinement

Breakthrough shows how DNA is ‘edited’ to correct genetic diseases
University of Bristol press release — May 26, 2014

Environment

New UGA research engineers microbes for the direct conversion of biomass to fuel
Alan Flurry, University of Georgia News — June 2, 2014

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