Aging Speeded Up by Pollutant Exposure
Every day, our bodies face a bombardment of UV rays, ozone, cigarette smoke, industrial chemicals and other hazards. This exposure can lead to free-radical production in our bodies, which damages our DNA and tissues. A new study suggests that unrepaired DNA damage can increase the speed of aging.
"Doomsday Glacier" Could Be More Stable Than Previously Feared
The world’s largest ice sheets may be in less danger of sudden collapse than previously predicted, according to new findings. Researchers modeled the collapse of various heights of ice cliffs and found that instability doesn’t always lead to rapid disintegration.
Aureus Pharma and Collaborators Awarded Eureka Funding
Aureus Pharma, ChemAxon, Budapest University of Technology and sanofi-aventis collaborate on European project related to toxicity.
ImmPORT, FIND, and PHRI Announce Collaboration to Develop Diagnostic Reagents for TB
A multi-phase program will be supported by FIND under which antigens of diagnostic value for TB will be identified.
Collaborative Study Applies Neutrons to Study Hydrogen Transfer in Biological Systems
Scientists apply neutron diffraction to create a three-dimensional map of the structure of the enzyme D-xylose isomerase.
Lumera Receives Order from BRI for a ProteomicProcessor Biosensor
Researcher team at Baylor Research Institute plans to use the ProteomicProcessor™ to measure serum protein levels.
Inovio Acquires Rights to Augment Patent Estate for Electroporation-Assisted DNA Delivery
The rights Inovio has licensed include two patents with broad claims regarding electroporation of nucleic acids in muscle.
Alexion's Antibody Therapy Shown Effective in Model for Severe Allergic Asthma
Findings show treatment with anti-C5 complement antibody reduced airway inflammation when used with standard nebulizer.
Peakadilly Licenses MetaCore From GeneGo
MetaCore will be available via the intranet to Peakadilly.
Researchers Find Tumor Stem Cells are Good Models for Brain Tumor Research
Stem cell lines derived directly from human glioblastoma brain tumors are a better model to study the biology and physiology of glioblastomas.
Illumina and deCODE Form Alliance to Develop and Commercialize DNA-Based Diagnostics
Illumina to install large-scale genotyping system and supply HumanHap300 BeadChips for disease association studies.
Low-cost Microfluidics can be a Sticky Problem
Bonding thermoplastic microchannel plates together with solvent could be used for production of disposable "lab-on-a-chip" devices.