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Rice scientists streamline synthesis of potential cancer drug

HOUSTON – (June 23, 2016) – A team led by Rice University scientists has improved the production of a potent anti-tumor antibiotic known as uncialamycin. The Rice lab of synthetic chemist K.C. Nicol..

BIOENGINEERING

Scientific gains may make electronic nose the next everyday device

Researchers at the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UT Dallas are working to develop an affordable electronic nose that can be used in breath analysis for a wide range of health diagnosis...

Nanoprobe enables measurement of protein dynamics in living cells

A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Rowland Institute at Harvard University have used a specialized nanoprobe developed by the Harvard/Rowland investigators to dire..

Engineers develop a new biosensor chip for detecting DNA mutations

Credit: Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed an electrical graphene chip capable of detecting mutations in DNA. Researchers..

NEUROSCIENCE

Kwanghun Chung receives McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award

Kwanghun (KC) Chung, investigator of neuroscience at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, core faculty of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and an assistant professor in the..

A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior...

HOUSTON – (June 16, 2016) – The absence of one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report June 16 in Cell. By adding this bacteri..

HEALTH

Drug monitoring programs reduce opioid deaths: Study

The implementation of state prescription drug monitoring programs was associated with the prevention of approximately one opioid-related overdose death every two hours on average nationwide, according..

For women, healthy diets may help with mobility when aging

Boston, MA – In a large study conducted by at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), researchers found an association between women who maintain a healthy diet and a reduction in the risk of developing i..

Cholera vaccine study in Haiti suggests problems with current booster regimen

Cholera outbreaks are on the rise. To prevent and control them, three oral cholera vaccines are currently approved by WHO. A study published in PLOS NTDs examining the immune response to one of them i..