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Technologies give high-resolution 'snapshot' of cancer tissues
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Researchers have melded tools and technologies from engineering, computer science and stem cell biology to analyze hundreds of individual cancer cells and draw the most accurate portrait yet of the cellular composition of human colon cancer tissues. In doing so, they have shown that the development of cancer is a kind of caricature of normal tissue development, and have discovered markers that allow them to gauge more accurately how dangerous a cancer is likely to be. In a recent paper, a team describes how it used the single-cell PCR microfluidic technology invented in the Quake laboratory to analyze the individual gene-expression profile of hundreds of single colon cancer cells, which then they grouped into different subtypes. More

Benign or cancerous? New staining test provides new measure
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Until now, finding out if a mole is a potentially life-threatening melanoma has been a complex task, resulting in both under- and over-diagnosis. However, a novel diagnostic staining test has been designed, developed and studied by investigators. According to the researchers, the test can provide a new measure of determining whether a mole is benign or cancerous, and has the potential for expanded use across all cancers. More

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Confounding factors may explain increasing skin cancer rates
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Data suggest that proper sunscreen use can prevent melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma and perhaps basal cell carcinoma, says Allan C. Halpern. However, he adds, confounding factors may explain the rising U.S. incidence rates of all skin cancers. More

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Treating intestinal bacteria may improve rosacea
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Treating patients with both rosacea and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth with the drug rifaximin was associated with improved rosacea symptoms in some patients, in a small, preliminary study. Previous studies have shown a relationship between gastrointestinal bacteria and various skin disorders such as scleroderma, and a small case series showed that rosacea improved when patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth were treated with rifaximin. More

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Technique identifies difficult proteins
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Researchers have shown that a new technique for identifying molecular structure can be used effectively on small samples of biological proteins, particularly proteins that are targeted for drug development. The technique, an enhanced form of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, could enable the structure of a protein to be identified within hours, rather than weeks or months, radically speeding up the process of drug discovery. More

Where does Geron's exit from embryonic stem cells leave the field?
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Geron, a pioneer in stem cell research founded in 1990, recent announcement that it was halting its stem cell therapeutics programs to conserve funds. Geron is looking to sell its stem cell assets. BioTime, founded by former Geron scientists, is one potential company. Until an acquirer comes along, Geron's departure leaves ACT as the only company left standing with a clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells. More

Genome of first arachnid cracked
Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology via AG Professional    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An international team of scientists has succeeded in deciphering the genome of the spider mite. This is also the first known genome of an arachnid. This breakthrough not only brings along new insights into the evolution of arthropods, but also offers new opportunities to develop means of crop protection against the spider mite. More

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Researchers explore detection of Legionella by quantitative polymerase chain reaction
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Researchers compared culture and quantitative polymerase chain reaction assays for the detection of Legionella with samples from a residential area before and after two interventions. The researchers concluded that detection by qPCR was suitable for monitoring changes in the concentration of Legionella but the precise determination of bacteria is difficult. More

New database aids human disease fungus research
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A new database promises to be an invaluable resource to scientists who use a unique single-celled fungus to study human diseases. The new database for the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe was launched by a consortium of researchers. Fission yeast is a single-celled fungus (yeast). Because their cells function much like our own, and it is an important model for studying cellular processes frequently associated with heritable diseases and cancers. More


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Researchers discover immune system has protective memory cells
University of California, San Francisco    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The immune system possesses a type of cell that can be activated by tissues within the body to remind the immune system not to attack our own molecules, cells and organs, researchers have discovered. The discovery is likely to lead to new strategies for fighting a range of autoimmune diseases — in which the immune system attacks and harms specific molecules and cells within us — as well as for preventing transplant rejection. More

New microscopes may be able to move electrons
National Institute of Standards and Technology via Tom's Style    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology claim to have demonstrated, for the first time, the possibility of using an electron microscope as a "tweezer" to move electrons. They hope that, in the future, electron microscopes can not only be used to move electrons around, but to assemble nano structures as well. More

Rebuilding the brain's circuitry
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Neuron transplants have repaired brain circuitry and substantially normalized function in mice with a brain disorder. Collaborators transplanted normally functioning embryonic neurons at a carefully selected stage of their development into the hypothalamus of mice unable to respond to leptin, a hormone that regulates metabolism and controls body weight. These mutant mice usually become morbidly obese, but the neuron transplants repaired defective brain circuits. More


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BloodCenter of Wisconsin announces 3 new assays for von Willebrand disease
ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals (press release)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hemostasis Reference Laboratory at BloodCenter of Wisconsin is proud to offer the most comprehensive von Willebrand Disease testing in the United States. Now, BloodCenter is pleased to announce three new assays to add to the largest menu of assays: von Willebrand Factor Quantitative Multimer, VWF D1472H Ristocetin-binding Polymorphism and VWF Full Gene Sequencing. More

Monarch butterfly genome sequenced
The Boston Globe's White Coat Notes Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In a step toward understanding the remarkable navigational prowess of monarch butterflies, scientists have decoded the genetic blueprint of a fist-sized insect that each fall flits on gossamer wings from the Eastern United States to a 300-square-mile patch in the mountains of Mexico. More

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