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Unveiling Jurassic Life
Unveiling Jurassic Life
News   Dec 06, 2018

Molecular and microstructural analysis of a Stenopterygius ichthyosaur from the Jurassic reveals they were most likely warm-blooded, had insulating blubber and used their coloration as camouflage from predators.

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No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection via Smartphone
No Bleeding Required: Anemia Detection via Smartphone
News   Dec 06, 2018

Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app with the aim of non-invasive detection of anemia.

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Secret to How Microbes Survive in Extreme Conditions
Secret to How Microbes Survive in Extreme Conditions
News   Dec 06, 2018

Scientists discovered a protein that modifies a microbe’s membrane and helps it survive in hot, acidic environments, proving a long-standing hypothesis that these structures have a protective effect.

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Epigenetic Map Paves the Way for Therapeutics to Combat Hearing Loss
Epigenetic Map Paves the Way for Therapeutics to Combat Hearing Loss
News   Dec 06, 2018

A team has now created the first map of "methylation" — one of the body's main epigenetic signals — that reflects the functioning of the inner ear in its entirety.

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Boosting Crop Genetic Diversity by Inactivating Genes
Boosting Crop Genetic Diversity by Inactivating Genes
News   Dec 06, 2018

Researchers from CIRAD and INRA recently showed that inactivating a gene, RECQ4, leads to a three-fold increase in recombination in crops such as rice, pea and tomato.

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Is Our Water Supply Disrupting the Human Endocrine System?
Is Our Water Supply Disrupting the Human Endocrine System?
News   Dec 06, 2018

Emerging contaminants in our water system, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products, hormones, perfluorinated alkyls and volatile organics, may pose a threat to both the environment and human health.

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Revealing Insights: Rust Resistance in Wheat
Revealing Insights: Rust Resistance in Wheat
News   Dec 06, 2018

Researchers from Aarhus University have contributed to creating new knowledge about resistance to yellow rust, which is a serious fungal disease in wheat. The results can have global importance.

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New Chlamydia Test Delivers Results in About 30 Minutes
New Chlamydia Test Delivers Results in About 30 Minutes
News   Dec 06, 2018

NIBIB-funded researchers recently validated a rapid STD test that delivered accurate results in about 30 minutes for chlamydia, allowing patients to receive treatment immediately, thereby stemming the further spread of disease.

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High-throughput Platform Enables Activity Mapping of Emerging Cancer Drug Targets
High-throughput Platform Enables Activity Mapping of Emerging Cancer Drug Targets
News   Dec 06, 2018

A powerful new biochemical platform is fueling the study of a family of enzymes that are promising targets for cancer treatment.

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Zika Vaccine Candidate Effective in Preclinical Trials
Zika Vaccine Candidate Effective in Preclinical Trials
News   Dec 06, 2018

Demonstrating the effectiveness of the vaccine candidate in monkeys (non-human primates) is an important milestone because it typically predicts the vaccine will work in humans, enabling further clinical development.

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