NCI Announces Funding Opportunity for Biospecimen Core Thursday, July 16, 2015 The National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research has announced a funding opportunity for establishing a Biospecimen Core Resource.BMS Partners with Medical University Thursday, July 16, 2015 The Medical University of South Carolina and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company have announced that they have entered into a collaboration focused on fibrotic diseases, including scleroderma, renal fibrosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Agilent, Singapore Institute Collaborate Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Agilent Technologies and Singapore's Bioprocessing Technology Institute today announced a collaboration to develop new analytical approaches to specific protein-linked sugar compounds. Early Lead Exposure Has Long Lasting Effect Tuesday, July 14, 2015 A team of researchers have found links between lead exposure in children and epigenetic alterations in regulatory regions of genes that are imprinted and known to be critical in growth regulation and brain development. New Cell Structure Finding Might Lead to Novel Cancer Therapies Tuesday, July 14, 2015 University of Warwick scientists in the U.K. say they have discovered a cell structure which could help researchers understand why some cancers develop. Cell Machinery Wears Complex Coat Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Researchers at EMBL Heidelberg have produced detailed images of the intricate protein-coats that surround trafficking vesicles - the “transport pods” that move material around within biological cells.The Role of the Microbiota in Preventing Allergies Monday, July 13, 2015 Scientists at the Institut Pasteur have demonstrated how the microbiota acts on the balance of the immune system: the presence of microbes specifically blocks the immune cells responsible for triggering allergies. Bacteria Use DNA Replication to Time Key Decision Monday, July 13, 2015 Rice University researchers have found that in spore-forming bacteria, chromosomal locations of genes can couple the DNA replication cycle to critical decisions about whether to reproduce or form spores. Bacterial Computing Monday, July 13, 2015 The “friendly” bacteria inside our digestive systems are being given an upgrade, which may one day allow them to be programmed to detect and ultimately treat diseases such as colon cancer and immune disorders.