A new stem-cell discovery might one day lead to a more streamlined process for obtaining stem cells, which in turn could be used in the development of replacement tissue for failing body parts, according to UC San Francisco scientists.
– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|28-Jul-2014 6:30 PM EDT
A comprehensive review of five decades’ worth of research shows that high volume use of major detergent ingredients have had no adverse environmental impacts to waterways and river sediments, according to a paper co-authored by the American Cleaning Institute (www.cleaninginstitute.org). The review article was published in the peer-reviewed journal Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (Volume 44, Issue 17, 2014).
– American Cleaning Institute |28-Jul-2014 3:10 PM EDT
Scientists are concerned about the impact climate change--particularly warming--may have on tropical rainforests. They are undertaking the first field study ever to find out.
– Michigan Technological University|28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Physicists have identified the "quantum glue" that underlies a promising type of superconductivity -- a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss.
– University of Illinois at Chicago|28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Salk scientists show that the little-known supportive cells are vital in cognitive function.
– Salk Institute for Biological Studies|28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Research conducted at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects the salivary glands.
– Scripps Research Institute|28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Study shows that a cellular 'chaperone' can also fold mirror-image proteins.
– University of Utah Health Sciences|28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Most cells do not divide unless there is enough oxygen present to support their offspring, but certain cancer cells and other cell types circumvent this rule. Researchers have now identified a mechanism that overrides the cells’ warning signals, enabling cancers to continue to divide even without a robust blood supply.
– Johns Hopkins Medicine|28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT
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