New method to diagnose cancer
7 hours ago
An international group of scientists has created a new approach to the diagnostics of breast cancer with the help of nanoparticles of porous silicone.
Indiana cancer agency hacked for data won't pay ransom
23 hours ago
An Indiana cancer services agency says it will replace and rebuild its data after a computer hack demanding a ransom.
Cellular podiatry – understanding how cells form feet
Jan 17, 2017
A study carried out by a team of researchers from the labs of Professor Alexander Bershadsky at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore at the National University of Singapore and Professor Gareth E Jones at King's College ...
Biosensor to detect tumors at early stages
Jan 12, 2017
Before a malignant tumor develops, the immune system tries to fight against its altered proteins by producing certain cancer antibodies. A biosensor developed by scientists from the Complutense University of Madrid is able ...
Scientists uncover novel properties of key signalling molecule in cell division
Jan 12, 2017
A signalling factor called ECT2 is essential for cytokinesis - the physical process of cell division - to happen correctly.
Jury: DuPont should pay Ohio man $10.5M more in cancer suit
Jan 05, 2017
A federal jury says DuPont should pay an additional $10.5 million in damages to an Ohio man who says he got testicular cancer because of a chemical used to make Teflon.
Scientists learn how to ramp up microbes' ability to make memories
Jan 04, 2017
Some microbes can form memories—although, inconveniently for scientists who study the process, they don't do it very often.
Blocking mechanism used by a mysterious class of retroviruses to force hosts to allow them to replicate
Jan 04, 2017
Viruses hijack a body's cellular machinery for their own reproduction. Scientists have shown how one class of virus uses a trick to override natural signals that would otherwise stop them from replicating.
New software makes CRISPR-methodology easier
Jan 02, 2017
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Gothenburg have generated a web-based software, Green Listed, which can facilitate the use of the CRISPR methodology. The software is published in the journal Bioinformatics ...
Scientists develop drug discovery approach to predict health impact of endocrine-disruptors
Dec 29, 2016
Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment—called environmental estrogens—can produce infertility, ...