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Oil Eating Bacteria Discovered in Mariana Trench
News   Apr 15, 2019

Scientists have discovered a unique oil eating bacteria in the deepest part of the Earth’s oceans – the Mariana Trench.

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Twinkling Stars or DNA?
News   Apr 15, 2019

An imaging technique could make it possible to peer inside cells and watch dozens of different molecules in action at once -- by labeling them with short strands of light-up DNA that blink on and off with their own unique rhythm.

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"Kingpin" Stem Cells Follow a Different Set of Rules
News   Apr 15, 2019

The discovery of these “kingpin” cells, named human pluripotent founder cells, along with the process of identifying the cells, is expected to open a new channel of research aimed at better understanding the growth of cancerous tumours and how human stem cells make decisions on what to become or not become.

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Could Persistent CD30 Signaling Lead to Blood Cancers?
News   Apr 15, 2019

Researchers have developed a mouse model to investigate whether persistent CD30 signaling leads to the development of blood cancers.

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Finding Drivers of Pediatric Brain Cancer Presents Therapeutic Possibilities
News   Apr 15, 2019

Cell-by-cell genetic analyses of developing brain tissues in neonatal mice and laboratory models of brain cancer allowed scientists to discover a molecular driver of the highly aggressive, deadly, and treatment-resistant brain cancer, glioblastoma.

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Gene Linked to Appetite Regulation Offers Obesity Insights
News   Apr 15, 2019

Maintaining a healthy body weight is no simple matter. A better understanding of how the body regulates appetite could help tip the scale toward the healthy side. Contributing toward this goal, a research team reports that the gene SRC-1 affects body weight control by regulating the function of neurons in the hypothalamus - the appetite center of the brain.

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Simplified Hand Sanitizing Protocol Just as Efficacious
News   Apr 15, 2019

A shortened 15-second application time and a simpler three-step technique for use of alcohol-based hand rub is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second application and six-step technique recommended by WHO, and could improve hand hygiene compliance.

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Secret Behind Cucumber Size Is Uncovered
News   Apr 15, 2019

The cucumber is among the top five vegetable crops grown in the world. Cucumbers are most commonly eaten fresh or preserved as pickles. An important attribute of the cucumber is fruit length.

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GH Also Key to Neuroendocrine Adapation to Weight Loss
News   Apr 15, 2019

Using a mouse model, a new central role for growth hormone has been identified in the regulation of energy conservation following a period of weight loss.

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Heating Sweetener May Produce Harmful Compounds
News   Apr 15, 2019

Harmful compounds, some with carcinogenic potential, might occur when Sucralose and especially Sucralose-containing foods such as canned vegetables or baked goods are heated.

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