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Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away.
Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing levels of harmful bacteria by 90 percent to 99 percent.
A shark-sensing "buoy" and a fake kelp forest that is actually a high tech shark barrier could soon be deployed at beaches to help prevent shark attacks, which led to 10 deaths last year and dozens of serious injuries.
Scientists reveal the structure of one of the most important and complicated proteins in cell division - a fundamental process in life and the development of cancer - in research published in Nature today .
An international team of scientists led by the Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University St. Louis, including a researcher from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset - the first sequence of a New World Monkey - providing new information about the marmoset's unique rapid ... (more)
The Medical Research Council is to lead a cross-council initiative backed by eight government bodies and the Wellcome Trust to tackle antimicrobial resistance on all fronts.
Most of the genetic risk for autism appears to come from common gene variants rather than spontaneous gene mutations, according to a new study.
Scientists at the University of Toronto say a low-carb diet can dramatically reduce the risk of colon cancer .
Image Caption: Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, assistant professor, and doctoral student Vishnu Mohanan are sleuthing out proteins involved in Crohn's disease, information critical to the development of novel therapies for the inflammatory bowel disease.
A cancer drug that has shown promise against Alzheimer's disease in mice and has begun early clinical trials has yielded perplexing results in a novel mouse model of AD that mimics the genetics and pathology of the human disease more closely than any other animal model.
Rice University scientists have succeeded in analyzing transmembrane protein folding in the same way they study the proteins' free-floating, globular cousins.
Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent. He has won many awards for his journalism, including five-times winner of the prestigious British science writers' award; the David Perlman Award of the American Geophysical Union; twice commended as specialist journalist of the year in the UK Press Awards; UK health journalist of the year and ... (more)
Scientists working at the cutting-edge of genetics say one possible application of a powerful new technology called genome editing has the potential to cause ecological mayhem and needs attention from regulators.
Denmark and other Scandinavian countries regularly top world happiness rankings , and while many factors influence happiness, genetics may play a larger role than previously thought, according to the study authors.
The Pistoia Alliance, founded after a meeting between members of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, has come to resemble a United Nations of the life sciences industry.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 01:15 am
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