Archive for immunology

april 2015: 2

Bicarbonate for Better Vision?
“Controlling bicarbonate levels may slow progression of eye diseases”
Harvard Medical School News — April 2, 2015

Evolutionary Relic
Pseudogenes in the human genome may lead to cancer development”
Harvard Medical School News — April 2, 2015

New function of obesity gene revealed
University of Oxford — April 17, 2015

Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer
Imperial College London — 16 April 16, 2015

environment

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment
“Berkeley Lab Researchers Perform Solar-powered Green Chemistry with Captured CO2”

physics

Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon
“Result could make atomic clocks more accurate”
MIT News Office — March 26, 2015

Using sound waves to detect rare cancer cells
“Acoustic device can rapidly isolate circulating tumor cells from patient blood samples”
MIT News Office — April 6, 2015

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December 2014: 3

Lens-free microscope can detect cancer at the cellular level
“UCLA researchers develop device that can do the work of pathology lab microscopes”
Bill Kisliuk, UCLA News — December 17, 2014

Mysteries of ‘molecular machines’ revealed
“Scientists are making it easier for pharmaceutical companies and researchers to see the detailed inner workings of molecular machines”
Los Alamos National Laboratory news — December 22, 2014

New class of synthetic molecules mimics antibodies
Jim Shelton, Yale University News Office — December 17, 2014

New way to turn genes on
“Technique allows rapid, large-scale studies of gene function”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — December 10, 2014

Predicting antibiotic resistance
RIKEN, press release, Japan — December 17, 2014

optics

Trapping light with a twister
“New understanding of how to halt photons could lead to miniature particle accelerators, improved data transmission”
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office — December 22, 2014

chemistry

SFU scientists help put bedbugs to bed forever
Simon Fraser University news — December 22, 2014

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October 2014: 4

‘Alzheimer’s in a Dish’
“3-D culture system replicates disease, confirms amyloid hypothesis”
Sue McGreevey, Harvard Medical News — October 14, 2014

Basel biomedical bring cells into the fast lane
“…novel insights into the regulation of directional cell migration”
University of Basel — October 6, 2014

Drug-infused nanoparticle is right for sore eyes
Pamela Smyth, University of Waterloo News — October 8, 2014

New Discovery in Regulating Autoimmune Diseases
“A natural molecule delays disease onset and reverses disease progression”
Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg, Harvard Medical News — October 14, 2014

Scientific breakthrough will help design the antibiotics of the future
Bristol University News — October 17, 2014

Solid nanoparticles can deform like a liquid
“Unexpected finding shows tiny particles keep their internal crystal structure while flexing like droplets”
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office — October 12, 2014

Neuroscience

Are We Really Conscious?
Michael Graziano — Sunday Review, New York Times — October 10, 2014

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December 2013: 2

Activating Pathway Could Restart Hair Growth in Dormant Hair Follicles
“Manipulation of the Wnt/β-catenin Signaling Pathway Could Provide Therapeutic Targets for Hair Loss, Unwanted Hair Growth and Skin Cancer”
Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine News — December 5, 2013

Measuring life’s tugs and nudges
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering — Dec 9, 2013

Resistance is futile
Targeting mitochondrial DNA increases the efficacy of cancer therapy
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — October 31, 2013

Structure of Key Pain-Related Protein Unveiled
“UCSF Researchers Use Innovative Approach to Yield Images of TRPV1 with Unprecedented Clarity”
Pete Farley, UC San Francisco News —  December 4, 2013

Synthetic RNAs designed to fight cancer
Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington U. in St. Louis Newsroom — December 5, 2013

Under Repair
“New research implicates immune system cells in muscle healing”
Elizabeth Cooney, Harvard Medical School News — December 5, 2013

Quantum physics: Entanglement

You can’t get entangled without a wormhole
“MIT physicist finds the creation of entanglement simultaneously gives rise to a wormhole”
Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office — December 5, 2013

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