Friday, February 24, 2017

Study shows where damaged DNA goes for repair

A Tufts University study sheds new light on the process by which DNA repair occurs within the cell. In research published in the May 15 edition of the journal Genes &...

Save the bees? There’s an app for that

Credit: UVM Let's say a farmer wanted to plant wildflowers to nurture the bumble bees that pollinate her crops. Currently, she would have to walk through her fields, assess possible locatio..

After gene therapy, hemophilia B patients maintain near-normal levels of clotting factor

Credit: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers are reporting the highest and most sustained levels to date of the essential blood-clotting factor IX in patients with the inherited blee..

Mobile money access lifted 2 percent of Kenyan households out of poverty, finds new...

Credit: Intersect New Haven, CT, Dec. 8 - A new study today shows that the expansion of mobile money helped bring hundreds of thousands of Kenyans out poverty, especially those in female-headed hou..

Pig gene advance could boost sperm stocks from prized animals

Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires. Scientists have created male pigs that could be used as surrogates capable of pro..

New microscope chemically identifies micron-sized particles

Credit: Ryan Sullenberger, MIT Lincoln Laboratory WASHINGTON -- Researchers have developed a microscope that can chemically identify individual micron-sized particles. The new approach could one day..

Cardiovascular event risk of RA patients comparable to type-2 diabetes over 15-year period

WASHINGTON -- Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with serious risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease events such as heart attack or stroke. Over a 15-year period, people with RA may have double the risk ..

MEMS nanoinjector for genetic modification of cells

The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research—including cancer, Alzheimer's disease,...

Praise for polymer science

Credit: Courtesy Photo UC Santa Barbara engineer Glenn Fredrickson has received the 2016 William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature from the American..

Motors matter: From DVD players to robotic surgeons

The same mechanical principles underlie whether the DVD player skips and whether the most advanced surgical robot will rotate its scalpel arm to the wrong organ. Both depend on the stable performance ..

More women sexually active into old age

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Nov. 9, 2016)--Although many of us don't want to think about grandma still "getting it on," multiple studies show that older women are still sexually active beyond their seventh ..

Older Adults With Long-Term Alcohol Dependence Lose Neurocognitive Abilities

Heavy drinking can lead to neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects. Aging can also contribute to cognitive decline. Several studies ..

Drinking red wine before smoking can prevent short term vascular damage

Philadelphia, PA, Nov.15, 2016 - Drinking red wine is widely regarded as protective against cardiovascular disease. A new report in The American Journal of Medicine found that a glass or two of red wi..

Despite evolutionary inexperience, northern sockeye manage heat stress

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Sockeye salmon that evolved in the generally colder waters of the far north still know how to cool off if necessary, an important factor in the species' potential for dealing wi..