Monday, April 24, 2017

New research sheds light on treating bloodstream infections with fewer side effects

Vienna, Austria: Patients with bloodstream infections could avoid treatment with a combination of antimicrobial therapies if they are given the right drug as early as possible and if they are classifi..

The protein CHIP unfurls anti-aging activity

Early in evolution, sugar intake and the regulation of life span were linked with each other. The hormone insulin is crucial here. It reduces blood sugar levels by binding to its receptor on the cell ..

How Venus flytrap triggers digestion

Credit: (Picture: Sönke Scherzer/Dirk Becker) Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a carnivorous plant. Catching its prey, mainly insects, with a trapping structure formed by its leaves, the plants..

Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual function

Credit: Image courtesy of National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, UC San Diego. Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medi..

Promising mouse model for a devastating genetic deficiency

Credit: RIKEN Researchers from the RIKEN Global Research Cluster in Japan have developed a potential mouse model for the genetic disorder known as an NGLY1 deficiency. Published in the journal PLO..

Penn: ‘Atlas for the end of the world’ offers a path to protecting biodiversity

Philadelphia--It's been 47 years since Philadelphians filled Fairmount Park for the first Earth Day here, led by a group of University of Pennsylvania students. This year, amidst the day's c..

When liver immune cells turn bad

(April 21, 2017--Toronto) - A high-fat diet and obesity turn "hero" virus-fighting liver immune cells "rogue", leading to insulin resistance, a condition that often results in type 2 diabetes, accordi..

Researchers receive $9 million grant for research on drug-resistant malaria

The University of Maryland School of Medicine has been awarded a $9 million seven-year grant by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop new tools to help eliminate..

Northeastern researchers’ discovery could aid in detecting nuclear threats

Just one example: In its 2017 Budget-in-Brief, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security lists among its priorities allocating $103.9 million for radiological and nuclear detection equipment "to keep U..

Study of bacteria’s DNA fingerprint suggests it could be spreading via food distribution

Foods should be investigated as a potential source of spread of Clostridium difficile, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (E..