January 2015:2

Ancient Viruses Gain New Functions in the Brain
“Once thought to be little more than genetic junk, retroviruses lurking within host genomes have acquired new roles that may be involved in brain development, a recent study suggests”
Andrea Alfano, Scientific American news — January 19, 2015

Going viral: Targeting brain cancer cells with a wound-healing drug
“Scientists awarded grant to design a virus capable of converting a wound-healing drug into a treatment for brain tumors”
Ashley WennersHerron, Virginia Tech Carilion Institute — December 12, 2014

MIT team enlarges brain samples, making them easier to image
“New technique enables nanoscale-resolution microscopy of large biological specimens”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — January 15, 2015

New ‘microcapsules’ have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis
“A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue”
News Office, Queen Mary University of London — January 21, 2015

Researchers target the cell’s ‘biological clock’ in promising new therapy to kill cancer cells, shrink tumor growth
University of Texas Southwestern Newsroom — January 1, 2015

The brain’s electrical alphabet: Timing, rate underlie neural information, study shows
 Sissa Medialab via Science Daily — January 23, 2015


“Imaginary meal” tricks the body into losing weight
“Salk scientists made a more effective diet pill”
Salk Institute, January 2015


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