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The Influence of Gene Polymorphisms on Tobacco and Alcohol-Induced Oral Cancer RisK

Mar 08, 2016 | Blog

Author(s) Otávio A. Curioni, Marcos B. de Carvalho, Rogério A. Dedivitis, Abrão Rapoport, Gilka J. F. Gattas ABSTRACT Aims: This study examined whether genetic polymorphisms

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A Candid Assessment of the Link between Oral Candida Containing Biofilms and Oral Cancer

Mar 08, 2016 | Blog

Author(s) J. Kang, Y. He, D. Hetzl, H. Q. Jiang, M. K. Jun, M. S. Jun, M. Khng, N. Cirillo, M. J. McCullough* Affiliation(s) Melbourne

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High-fat diet linked to intestinal stem cell changes, increased risk for cancer

Mar 08, 2016 | Blog

Over the past decade, studies have found that obesity and eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet are significant risk factors for many types of cancer. Now,

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Gene identified that helps wound healing

Mar 07, 2016 | Blog

This image shows modulation of wound healing and scar formation by MG53-mediated cell membrane repair and TGF-? signaling regulation. Credit: Li.et.al., 2015 Researchers at Ohio

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New method reveals high similarity between gorilla and human Y chromosome

Mar 07, 2016 | Blog

Jim (on the right), whose Y chromosome was sequenced, together with Dolly, his mother, and Binti, his sister. Credit: San Diego Zoo Global A new,

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New weapon in the fight against children’s brain tumors

Mar 07, 2016 | Blog

To create the new mouse model of children’s brain cancer, the researchers caused a mutation that occurs in many tumors, and used special stains to

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PET scans reveal key details of Alzheimer’s protein growth in aging brains

Mar 07, 2016 | Blog

Shown are PET scans that track tau (top row) and beta-amyloid from two normal older people and a patient with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The normal

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Platelet-rich plasma injections may lead to improvements in tissue healing

Mar 07, 2016 | Blog

Dr. Marni Wesner performs a platelet-rich plasma injection procedure on a patient at the University of Alberta Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic. Credit: University of

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Using graphene to fight bacteria

Mar 04, 2016 | Blog

New research on graphene oxide may one day transform our ability to fight infections acquired in the hospital and elsewhere. Scientists at the Università Cattolica

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Energy drinks trigger abnormal heart rhythm, rise in blood pressure

Mar 04, 2016 | Blog

A clinical trial led by researchers from University of the Pacific and David Grant Medical Center adds to the evidence that energy drinks may be

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Device to combat memory loss from brain injury, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease created

Mar 04, 2016 | Blog

UT Southwestern Medical Center has joined a consortium of seven leading universities to develop new technologies to improve memory in people with traumatic brain injury,

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Next-generation immunotherapy offers new hope for beating brain cancer

Mar 04, 2016 | Blog

The researchers induced a specific type of cell death in brain cancer cells from mice. The dying cancer cells were then incubated together with dendritic

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A human liver microphysiology platform for studying physiology, drug safety, and disease

Mar 03, 2016 | Blog

The human body critically depends on the liver to metabolize toxins and synthesize biomolecules necessary for life. In addition to being a site for life

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Diabetic management: Subcutaneous insulin therapy fails to protect against oxidative stress and inflammation

Mar 03, 2016 | Blog

Subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) is the gold standard for type 1 diabetic patient therapy. Less physiological than intraperitoneal administration, the subcutaneous route may induce glycemic

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Cell biology: Nuclear export of opioid growth factor receptor is CRM1 dependent

Mar 03, 2016 | Blog

In a study in the February 2016 Issue (241:3) ofExperimental Biology and Medicine researchers at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, led by Dr.

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Cancer patients with limited finances are more likely to have increased symptoms and poorer quality of life

Mar 03, 2016 | Blog

If you’re a lung or colorectal cancer patient, what’s in your wallet could determine your level of suffering and quality of life during treatment, according

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A new way to discover DNA modifications

Mar 03, 2016 | Blog

DNA is made from four nucleosides, each known by its own letter — A, G, C, and T. However, since the structure of DNA was

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Combination therapy may be better than radiotherapy alone to treat aggressive brain cancer

Mar 02, 2016 | Blog

Jefferson researchers test approach that stops cancer cells from repairing themselves after radiotherapy Radiotherapy effectively damages brain tumors but the cancer cells can repair themselves

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Female fertility is dependent on functional expression of the E3 ubiquitin ligase Itch

Mar 02, 2016 | Blog

The post-translational addition of ubiquitin to proteins by enzymes of the E3 ubiquitin ligase family is largely recognized as a means to target misfolded or

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Researchers find association between oral bacteria and esophageal cancer

Mar 02, 2016 | Blog

Findings represent the first direct evidence that P. gingivalis could be a risk factor for esophageal cancer University of Louisville School of Dentistry researchers have

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Structure of a hantavirus protein as a promising model for drug design

Mar 02, 2016 | Blog

X-ray crystallography provides drug template against disease transmitted by small rodents Left: Hexameric rings form a tube of viral capsid. Right: view from the other

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Zika virus: Approaching the unknown

Mar 01, 2016 | Blog

Understanding the scale and range of neurological disease associated with Zika virus infection is an urgent priority, warn researchers from the University of Liverpool’s Institute

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Preventing protein unfolding

Mar 01, 2016 | Blog

Polymers can reinforce proteins under mechanical forces When the body loses its ability to fold proteins into the correct shapes, the result can be irreversible

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Light reflectance technique improves ability to remove prostate cancer during surgery

Mar 01, 2016 | Blog

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined that light reflectance spectroscopy can differentiate between malignant and benign prostate tissue with 85 percent accuracy, a

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Immune cell ‘switch’ discovery raises hopes in cancer fight

Mar 01, 2016 | Blog

Researchers have found how to boost the body’s natural cancer-killing cells The immune cells, called natural killer cells, hunt and destroy foreign cells in the

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First in-human vaccine study for malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax

Mar 01, 2016 | Blog

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) researchers recently published the results of testing a Plasmodium vivax malaria vaccine candidate in a human challenge model.

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Barrow neurosurgeon helps pave way for deep brain stimulation and Alzheimer’s

Mar 01, 2016 | Blog

Neurosurgeons at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix are involved with testing the viability of deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat Alzheimer’s disease, a disorder that

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HIV in Rhode Island: Newly diagnosed men often ‘hooked up’ online

Mar 01, 2016 | Blog

Of the 74 new HIV cases in Rhode Island in 2013, three in 10 occurred among men who told researchers they believed they were infected

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Electron microscopy captures snapshot of structure coronaviruses use to enter cells

Mar 01, 2016 | Blog

Atomic model suggests vaccine strategies against deadly pandemic viruses such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV Coronaviruses — the agents behind outbreaks of new kinds of pneumonia

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How plants protect photosynthesis from oxygen

Feb 29, 2016 | Blog

During the daytime, plants convert the Sun’s energy into sugars using photosynthesis, a complex, multi-stage biochemical process. New work from a team including Carnegie’s Mark

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Potential treatment for Huntington’s disease, found effective, safe in mice, monkeys

Feb 29, 2016 | Blog

Drug enters clinical testing A drug that would be the first to target the cause of Huntington’s disease (HD) is effective and safe when tested

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Research on treatments for advanced ovarian cancer

Feb 29, 2016 | Blog

Research led by a Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center physician on ovarian cancer was published in the Feb. 24, 2016 issue ofNew

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Breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue: Differences in outcome with four different techniques

Feb 29, 2016 | Blog

In women undergoing breast reconstruction using their own (autologous) tissue, newer “muscle-sparing” abdominal flaps can reduce complications while improving some aspects of quality of life,

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Metabolism protein found to also regulate feeding behavior in the brain

Feb 29, 2016 | Blog

Scientists found evidence of the metabolism-regulating protein amylin, shown in red, present in multiple regions throughout a brain area called the hypothalamus. Experiments suggest amylin

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Tetraquarks: New four-flavor particle discovered

Feb 26, 2016 | Blog

Scientists have discovered a new particle — the latest member to be added to the exotic species of particle known as tetraquarks. Credit: Artwork by

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First images of the nanolayer beneath a dancing Leidenfrost droplet

Feb 26, 2016 | Blog

Four temperature regimes. The bottom images show the laser images and the heights. Credit: Image courtesy of University of Twente Water droplets on a very

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Black holes banish matter into cosmic voids

Feb 26, 2016 | Blog

Distribution of dark matter, with a width and height of 350 million light-years and a thickness of 300000 light years. Galaxies are found in the

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Bacteria take ‘RNA mug shots’ of threatening viruses

Feb 26, 2016 | Blog

Electron micrograph of the marine bacteria Marinomonas mediterranea is shown. Credit: Antonio Sanchez-Amat Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin, the Stanford University School

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Fungi are at the root of tropical forest diversity, or lack thereof, study finds

Feb 24, 2016 | Blog

The study focused on tropical forest patches dominated by one tree species, Oreomunnea mexicana, pictured. Credit: Photo: James Dalling The types of beneficial fungi that

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New theorem helps reveal tuberculosis’ secret

Feb 24, 2016 | Blog

Uncovering missing connections in biochemical networks Upon infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli (labeled in red), macrophages (nuclei stained blue) accumulate lipid droplets (green). The network

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Zebrafish embryos exposed to atrazine pass on health problems to their young

Feb 24, 2016 | Blog

Jennifer Freeman, (center) an associate professor of toxicology in the School of Health Sciences, has found that atrazine exposure during embryonic development in zebrafish can

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Proven one-step process to convert CO2 and water directly into liquid hydrocarbon fuel

Feb 24, 2016 | Blog

A team of University of Texas at Arlington chemists and engineers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion

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Phase 2 clinical trial to treat rare hereditary muscle disease shows promise

Feb 24, 2016 | Blog

Loss of muscle strength slowed with extended-release drug, according to report Researchers present the first clinical study that provides evidence that an extended-release sialic acid

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New surgical technique improves biological hip joint replacement

Feb 24, 2016 | Blog

Larger grafts with beveled edges wear better, provide longer-lasting repair According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 300,000 total hip replacements

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New RNA letter regulates gene expression

Feb 19, 2016 | Blog

Rendering of DNA. DNA, RNA, protein — the end. Or is it? Credit: © DigitalGenetics / Fotolia DNA, RNA, protein — the end. Or is

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Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage

Feb 19, 2016 | Blog

The rate that fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby. Credit: Chris Mirbach The rate that fish are captured by

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The optical stimulation of neurons in a region of the fruit fly brain are known to control courtship decision

Feb 19, 2016 | Blog

The optical stimulation of neurons in a region of the fruit fly brain are known to control courtship decision-making. Credit: Image courtesy of Tohoku University

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Neanderthals mated with modern humans much earlier than previously thought, study finds

Feb 19, 2016 | Blog

Scenario of interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals: Neanderthal DNA in present-day humans outside Africa originates from interbreeding that occurred 47,000 — 65,000 years ago

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Memory-loss man case ‘like nothing we have ever seen before’

Feb 19, 2016 | Blog

A clinical psychologist has described treating an individual with a ‘Groundhog Day/Memento’- style memory loss as ‘like nothing we have ever seen before’. The amnesia

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A metal that behaves like water

Feb 19, 2016 | Blog

In a new paper published in Science, researchers at the Harvard and Raytheon BBN Technology have advanced our understanding of graphene’s basic properties, observing for

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Patient suffers severe amnesia but musical memory remains intact

Feb 19, 2016 | Blog

Together with his team, Prof. Christoph Ploner, director of the Department of Neurology at the Virchow campus, examined a professional cellist who suffered from encephalitis

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New study finds promising results for MERS treatment

Feb 19, 2016 | Blog

Approach uses genetically modified cows to manufacture MERS-fighting antibodies In a new study, University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have had promising results with

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The RNA alphabet: The key role played by hmC

Feb 19, 2016 | Blog

Led by François Fuks from the ULB’s Laboratory of Cancer Epigenetics and the ULB-Cancer Research Center (U-CRC), researchers have revealed for the first time the

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Transgenic sweet corn no more susceptible to Goss’s wilt disease

Feb 19, 2016 | Blog

Experiment showed transgenic sweet corn was not more susceptible to Goss’s wilt disease when treated with glyphosate. Credit: Marty Williams Transgenic crops expressing resistance to

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Fossil analysis pushes back human split from other primates by two million years

Feb 18, 2016 | Blog

Team analysis of these 8-million-year-old Chororapithecus teeth fossils provided insights into the human-gorilla evolutionary split. Credit: Gen Suwa A paper in the latest issue of

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Cytokine plays dual role in regulating inflammatory bowel disease, study finds

Feb 18, 2016 | Blog

Small proteins that affect communication between cells play an important role in regulating inflammation that occurs during inflammatory bowel disease, according to researchers at Georgia

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‘Beiging’ white fat cells to fight diabetes

Feb 18, 2016 | Blog

The different types of fat cells are shown. Credit: Cassie Tan , PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Researchers are getting closer to

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Effectiveness of a herpesvirus CMV-based vaccine against Ebola

Feb 17, 2016 | Blog

This study represents a crucial step in the translation of herpesvirus-based Ebola virus vaccines into humans and other great apes. The current CMV vaccine was

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Caught in the act: Astronomers find a rare supernova ‘impostor’ in a nearby galaxy

Feb 17, 2016 | Blog

The galaxy NGC 300, home to the unusual system Binder and her colleagues studied. The spiral galaxy is over 6 million light years away. Credit:

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Researchers create ‘mini-brains’ in lab to study neurological diseases

Feb 17, 2016 | Blog

Use of human-derived structures could allow for better research and reduce animal testing. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say they

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Mind-controlled prosthetic arm moves individual ‘fingers’

Feb 17, 2016 | Blog

An illustration showing the electrode array on the subject’s brain, including a representation of what part of the brain controls each finger. Physicians and biomedical

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Scientists prove feasibility of ‘printing’ replacement tissue

Feb 17, 2016 | Blog

Completed ear structure printed with the Integrated Tissue-Organ Printing System. Credit: Image courtesy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Using a sophisticated, custom-designed 3D printer,

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Parental Depression Negatively Affects Children’s School Performance

Feb 04, 2016 | Blog

A new study has found that when parents are diagnosed with depression, it can have a significant negative impact on their children’s performance at school.

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NIH scientists discover genetic cause of rare allergy to vibration

Feb 04, 2016 | Blog

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration, also

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Breakthrough in generating embryonic cells that are critical for human health

Feb 04, 2016 | Blog

Neural crest cells arise early in the development of vertebrates, migrate extensively through the embryo, and differentiate to give rise to a wide array of

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Your Facial Bone Structure Has a Big Influence on How People See You

Feb 04, 2016 | Blog

New research shows that although we perceive character traits like trustworthiness based on a person’s facial expressions, our perceptions of abilities like strength are influenced

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Gene therapy pioneer James Wilson uses CRISPR/Cas9 to target liver disease

Feb 04, 2016 | Blog

One of the pioneers in the whole gene therapy movement of the past 35 years has combined his knowledge of viral vectors with the hot

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Male mice without any Y chromosome genes can father offspring after assisted reproduction

Feb 01, 2016 | Blog

Three males lacking any Y chromosome genes produced by ROSI. The males shown on the left and right are 2 years and 1 month old,

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Zika Virus

Feb 01, 2016 | Blog

On Monday (Jan. 25), the World Health Organization announced that Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that in the past year has swept quickly throughout equatorial

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Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station

Jan 30, 2016 | Blog

Date: January 28, 2016 Source: FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Summary: Scientists have gathered tiny fungi that take shelter in Antarctic rocks

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You’ll never ‘be-leaf’ what makes up this battery!

Jan 30, 2016 | Blog

Scientists at the University of Maryland have a new recipe for batteries: Bake a leaf, and add sodium. They used a carbonized oak leaf, pumped

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MIT engineers develop protein system to detect cancer cells

Jan 20, 2016 | Blog

MIT engineers have developed a modular system of proteins that can detect a particular DNA sequence in a cell and then trigger a desired response,

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Scientists discover neutralising antibodies to combat HIV infection effectively!

Jan 20, 2016 | Blog

Scientists have identified a novel antibody that could more effectively detect and neutralise HIV virus in an infected patient. Proteins called broadly neutralising antibodies (bNAbs)

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Scientists discover a sixth flavour | The taste of ‘fat’

Jan 20, 2016 | Blog

According to researchers, fat, which now joins sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami, has a “unique and unpleasant taste”, which they have named oleogustus. This

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Indian government may loosen clinical trial rules

Jan 16, 2016 | Blog

ABSTRACT The government of India may do an about-face on clinical trial rules put into place in 2013 and loosen restrictions for drugmakers. Soumya Swaminathan,

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Probiotic Screening of Lactobacilli Isolates from Uttapam Batter

Dec 29, 2015 | Blog

ABSTRACT The in vitro screening of lactobacilli isolates from uttapam batter, fermented supplementing with Piper betle L. leaves was performed in order to select potent

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Calcium and Oxalate Contents of Curly Leaf (Petroselinum crispum) and Flat Leaf (P. crispum var. neapolitanum) Parsley Cultivars

Dec 17, 2015 | Blog

ABSTRACT The total, soluble and insoluble oxalate contents of the leaves and stems of curly leaf (Petroselinum crispum) and flat leaf (P. crispum var. neapolitanum)

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Validity and Reliability of Total Lymphocyte Count as Alternative Biomarker for CD4 Count in the Management of HIV Positive Patients on HAART in Osogbo, Nigeria

Dec 17, 2015 | Blog

ABSTRACT To determine the possibility of utilizing total lymphocyte counts (TLC) instead of CD4 counts in the initiation and management of patients with HIV on

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Isolation anation of Fungal Endophytes from Grasses along the Oregon Coast Identified

Dec 17, 2015 | Blog

ABSTRACT Fungal endophytes have been shown to improve abiotic and biotic stress response in plants. Grasses growing along the Oregon coast are exposed to harsh

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Biological Studies on Bio-Yoghurt Fortified with Prebiotic Obtained from Jerusalem artichoke

Dec 17, 2015 | Blog

ABSTRACT Inulin, an oligosaccharide produced by several plants, has been shown to enhance the viability of pro-biotic cultures in milk through storage. Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus

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Field Application of the Mycorrhizal Fungus Rhizophagus irregularis Increases the Yield of Wheat Crop and Affects Soil Microbial Functionalities

Dec 17, 2015 | Blog

ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to test the impact of Rhizophagus irregularis, an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF), on durum wheat growth and soil

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Allergies in Children: What’s New?—A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study

Dec 16, 2015 | Blog

Author(s): Daniela Simoncin, Anna Peirolo, Alberto Macchi, Stefania Porcu, Daniela Graziani, Luigi Nespoli ABSTRACT Background: The prevalence of respiratory allergies is increasing worldwide, with important

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Influence of Antiretroviral Therapy on the Metabolic Profile of People Living with HIV Followed at University Hospital, Cotonou, Benin

Dec 16, 2015 | Blog

Author(s): Djimon Marcel Zannou, Angèle Azon-Kouanou, Manoela Christelle Ahomadegbe, Kuessi Anthelme Agbodande, Jocelyn Akakpo, Comlan Albert Dovonou, Kuassi Daniel Amoussou-Guenou, Yessoufou Tchabi, Gabriel Ade, Fabien

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Melanin Uptake Reduces Cell Proliferation of Human Epidermal Keratinocytes

Dec 16, 2015 | Blog

Author(s): Xianghong Yan, Ta-Min Wang, Yung-Ching Ming, Yuan-Ming Yeh, Tzu-Ya Chen, Jong-Hwei Su Pang MELANIN INHIBITED THE IN VIVO KI-67 EXPRESSION IN KERATINOCYTES. THE KI-67

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Anti bacteria Corings, Perspective and Opportunities

Nov 23, 2015 | Blog

Written by – Anees Ahmed Bacteria are present everywhere in the environment. In most of the time during sampling or collection of certain materials in

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CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ITS DISEASE MODELS ON A CHIP

Nov 23, 2015 | Blog

Written by – Gowri Dass Central nervous system consists of brain, spinal cord, nerves, ganglia, nerve cells etc. any disease which occurs in the CNS

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Antibacteria corings, Prespective & Oppurtunities

Nov 23, 2015 | Blog

Written by – Priti Gunashekar Corings are basically are seen when alloy such as copper and nickle are heated and cooled in an non equilibrium

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Wearable devices

Nov 23, 2015 | Blog

Written by – Abhidnya Parab We all know that our busy life gives no time for ourselves. But still it is very important to take

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GENE THERAPY

Nov 23, 2015 | Blog

Written by – Suraj Kahar Gene therapy is a therapeutic approach towards treatment of genetic disorders and diseases. The start of gene therapy can be

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DESIGNER BABIES WITH ALTERED GENES

Nov 23, 2015 | Blog

Written by – Ashwathy Nair A thought for the parents….. Will you go for a baby with blond or aubum hairs?? Do you want your

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LPMO IN BIOMASS CONVERSION

Nov 23, 2015 | Blog

Written by – Namruta Shervegar The derived product from non-edible biomass is viewed as crucial for establishing a sustainable bio-based economy for the future. The

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Cloning of organs to enhance health and longevity

Nov 23, 2015 | Blog

Written by – Jain Virmal Cloning is the most trendy term getting momentum in today’s time with irrespective of the field. With respond to science

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Healthcare: A Tale of Two Worlds

Jul 02, 2015 | Blog

The nightmare began sometime in mid-September when my husband, who was on a business trip in USA, ended up in a hospital emergency room. What

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Novel Halal Test keeps it Simple! But is Simple Adequate?

Jul 02, 2015 | Blog

I was winding up a report on halal testing market, when I came across with a recent news update about a new halal testing product,

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The dilemma of Science Graduates in Malaysia

Jul 02, 2015 | Blog

Many of us have dreamt of a career as a scientist during our school days. Most of us had to forget these dreams as we

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The Ailing Internship Model of Indian Pharma

Jul 02, 2015 | Blog

Catch young and groom for leadership… So straightforward a strategy to develop the next generation high tech leaders! For some reason the pharmaceutical industry does

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