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- Drug kills cells through novel mechanism
December 10, 2009
MIT and Boston University researchers have discovered that the drug hydroxyurea kills bacteria by inducing them to produce molecules toxic to themselves — a conclusion that raises the possibility of finding new antibiotics that use similar mechanisms.
- Scripps research study describes new tool in the fight against autoimmune diseases, blood cancers
November 30, 2009
Novel approach facilitates identification of molecules that prevent immune cells from attacking the body.
- An exquisite container
November 3, 2009
A tiny cage of gold covered with a smart polymer respond to light, opening to empty its contents.
- Harvard scientists bend nanowires into 2-D and 3-D structures
October 21, 2009
New ‘stereocenters’ introduce triangular joints into otherwise linear nanomaterials
- Large-scale study probes how cells fight pathogens
September 3, 2009
Researchers reconstruct a key molecular circuit in mammalian immune cells; genome-scale methods offer a practical model for future studies.
- Cost of Decoding a Genome Is Lowered
August 11, 2009
A Stanford engineer has invented a new technology for decoding DNA and used it to decode his own genome for less than $50,000.
- UCSB Study Links Strength and Beauty to Anger, Pro-War Attitudes
August 5, 2009
Anthropologists, psychologists, and other experts in human behavior have long recognized anger as a universal emotion.
- Scientists Discover Origin of Malaria (PDF, 2 pages)
August 3, 2009
Discovery Could Lead to Development of New Treatments, Prevent Future Plagues.
- A matter of density, not quantity
July 10, 2009
Individual bacterial cells are capable of quorum sensing when confined in small volumes.
- Research may hold key to maintaining embryonic stem cells in lab
July 9, 2009
In a new study that could transform embryonic stem cell (ES cell) research, scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered why mouse ES cells can be easily grown in a laboratory while other mammalian ES cells are difficult, if not impossible, to maintain.
- Microscopic marvels: The naked microscope
June 30, 2009
Sunney Xie's newest microscopes don't look like the latest in sophistication. Tucked away in his biochemistry lab at Harvard University, they seem to be ad hoc assemblies of lasers, objectives and electronics, surrounded by a thicket of optical equipment.
- Trimming The Fat Boosts Blood Recovery After Marrow Transplant
June 17, 2009
Seeking ways to improve blood recovery after chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have discovered that fat cells, which accumulate in bone marrow as people age, inhibit the marrow's ability to produce new blood cells.
- Stem cell protein offers a new cancer target
May 31, 2009
LIN28, which maintains cell 'stemness,' is abundant in advanced cancers and transforms cells to cancerous state.
- First Detailed Report of New Virus's Promiscuous Past
May 26, 2009
The most detailed description yet of the origins of the novel H1N1 virus causing the swine flu outbreak appears today on ScienceExpress.
- Why do people with Down syndrome have less cancer?
May 20, 2009
Research in mice and human stem cells suggests new therapeutic targets.
- Embryo's Heartbeat Drives Blood Stem Cell Formation
May 13, 2009
Clues about how blood forms could yield new strategies for treating blood diseases.
- Using combinatorial libraries to engineer genetic circuits advances synthetic biology
April 22, 2009
Streamlining the construction of synthetic gene networks has led a team of Boston University researchers to develop a technique that couples libraries of diversified components with computer modeling to guide predictable gene network construction without the back and forth tweaking.
- Study finds blood cells can be reprogrammed to act as embryonic stem cells
April 20, 2009
In a recent study, U.S. researchers have reprogrammed cells found in circulating blood into cells that are molecularly and functionally indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells.
- Penn Scientists Use RNA to Reprogram One Cell Type into Another
April 16, 2009
Implications for Cell-Based Personalized Therapies for Neurodegenerative Diseases.
- Shedding some light on Parkinson's treatment
April 16, 2009
Scientists use optical approach to study deep brain stimulation.
- The games microbes play
April 6, 2009
One of the perplexing questions raised by evolutionary theory is how cooperative behavior, which benefits other members of a species at a cost to the individual, came to exist.
- Sleep: Spring cleaning for the brain?
April 2, 2009
If you've ever been sleep-deprived, you know the feeling that your brain is full of wool.
- Tracking deadly viruses' spread from animals to humans
January 16, 2009
Pandemics can be prevented before they're spread globally, says Dr. Nathan Wolfe.
- Novel technique changes lymph node biopsy, reduces radiation exposure in breast cancer patients
January 13, 2009
Information obtained from a new application of photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is worth its weight in gold to breast cancer patients.
- Synthetic HDL: A new weapon to fight cholesterol problems
January 9, 2009
IButtery Christmas cookies, eggnog, juicy beef roast, rich gravy and creamy New York-style cheesecake. Happy holiday food unfortunately can send blood cholesterol levels sky high.
- Science magazine's breakthrough of the year article featuring cellular reprogramming achievements by George Daley Exit Disclaimer
December 19, 2008
- News release on Cell article by James Collins
November 14, 2008
- News release on Nature article by Rustem Ismagilov
November 2, 2008
- Article on Sunney Xie in Chemical & Engineering News
October 20, 2008
- News release on Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article by Stephen Quake
October 8, 2008
- News release on PLoS ONE article by David Relman
August 25, 2008
- Article on Chad Mirkin in Chemical & Engineering News
August 7, 2008
- Article on George Daley in HarvardScience
August 7, 2008
- News release on Science article by Derek Smith
April 16, 2008
- News release on PLoS ONE article by Erich Jarvis
March 11, 2008
- News release on Science article by George Daley
February 21, 2008
- News release on Nature article by Chad Mirkin
January 31, 2008
- News release on Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article by Evgeny Nudler
January 22, 2008
- News release on Nature neuroscience article by Giulio Tononi
January 20, 2008
- News release on Nature article by George Daley
December 23, 2007
- Profile of Junying Yuan in the Journal of Cell Biology
October 22, 2007
- News release on Science article by Thomas Rando
August 9, 2007
- News release on Science article by Karl Deisseroth
July 5, 2007
- Article featuring Sunney Xies Science paper in Chemical & Engineering News
June 4, 2007
- News release on proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article by Giulio Tononi
April 30, 2007
- Article on Kwabena Boahen in The Stanford Daily
May 1, 2007
- Article on Nathan Wolfe in Wired magazine
April 24, 2007
- News release on Public Library of Science Biology article by Thomas Rando
April 18, 2007
- News release and Science Brief on Nature article by Karl Deisseroth
April 5, 2007
- News release on Nature article by Leda Cosmides
February 15, 2007
- News release on Lawrence Award from the Department of Energy to Arup Chakraborty
February 7, 2007
- Article on Gary Pielak in Endeavors magazine
- Article on Karl Deisseroths research in the NIH Record
January 26, 2007
- Profile of Nathan Wolfe in The Scientist
- Article identifying Sunney Xie’s research as a chemistry highlight of 2006, Chemical & Engineering News
December 18, 2006
- News release on Science article by George Daley
December 14, 2006
- Article on Erich Jarvis in Smithsonian magazine
- Article on Giulio Tononi’s sleep research in Discover magazine