A promising path to a vaccine or drug for late-onset Alzheimer’s

UTSW researchers neutralize genetic risk factor found in 50 to 80 percent of human cases UT Southwestern researchers have succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, opening the door to development of a drug that could be administered before age 40, and taken for life, to potentially prevent the

A promising path to a vaccine or drug for late-onset Alzheimer’s

A “gold rush” of seabed mining could lead to unprecedented damage to fragile deep-sea ecosystems

A “gold rush” of seabed mining could lead to unprecedented damage to fragile deep-sea ecosystems, researchers have warned. With major decisions on the future of seabed mining expected in 2019-20, scientists and policy experts from the University of Exeter and Greenpeace have recommended a range of measures to prevent environmental damage. They say deep-sea ecosystems currently

A “gold rush” of seabed mining could lead to unprecedented damage to fragile deep-sea ecosystems

A new epigenetics-based test for cervical cancer with a 100 percent detection rate

A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomised clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. The study, published in the International Journal

A new epigenetics-based test for cervical cancer with a 100 percent detection rate

New synthetic proteins are one of the few remaining components needed to mimic entire electronic devices within cells

Rice University scientists create electrical protein switches triggered by chemicals Scientists at Rice University have developed synthetic protein switches to control the flow of electrons. The proof-of-concept, metal-containing proteins made in the Rice lab of synthetic biologist Joff Silberg are expressed within cells upon the introduction of one chemical and are functionally activated by another chemical. If the proteins

New synthetic proteins are one of the few remaining components needed to mimic entire electronic devices within cells

You might eventually be able to eat as much as you want without gaining weight with a new gene discovery

It sounds too good to be true, but a novel approach that might allow you to eat as much as you want without gaining weight could be a reality in the near future. When a single gene known as RCAN1 was removed in mice and they were fed, they failed to gain weight, even after

You might eventually be able to eat as much as you want without gaining weight with a new gene discovery

Could an antibiotic protect against neurodegenerative diseases during aging?

The antibiotic minocycline increases the lifespan of aged roundworms and prevents the buildup of proteins, revealing a protective mechanism that could be exploited therapeutically to help prevent neurodegenerative diseases. Now, scientists at Scripps Research have found that minocycline can increase the lifespan of roundworms by preventing the buildup of proteins during aging, according to a

Could an antibiotic protect against neurodegenerative diseases during aging?

The first common genetic risk factors for ADHD

A global team of researchers has found the first common genetic risk factors associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a complex condition affecting around 1 in 20 children.  Professor Anita Thapar, from Cardiff University, who leads an ADHD research group as part of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, said: “This study marks a very important

The first common genetic risk factors for ADHD

New mechanisms now available for understanding and eventually acting on psychiatric diseases

UCLA researchers, in global collaboration, gain new understanding of brain architecture of autism, schizophrenia Since the completion of the groundbreaking Human Genome Project in 2003, researchers have discovered changes to hundreds of parts of DNA, called genetic variants, that are associated with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and other psychiatric diseases. Now, a new, large-scale study

New mechanisms now available for understanding and eventually acting on psychiatric diseases

A ‘hybrid tree’ made of natural and artificial leaves can act as an innovative ‘green’ electric generator producing 150 volts

In Advanced Functional Materials, the study shows that single plant leaves can generate more than 150 volts; a ‘hybrid tree’ made of natural and artificial leaves can act as an innovative ‘green’ electric generator. Sustainable energy sources, which are pollution free and environmentally friendly, are one of the key challenges of world’s future society. The

A ‘hybrid tree’ made of natural and artificial leaves can act as an innovative ‘green’ electric generator producing 150 volts

Tailored cystic fibrosis treatment for each patient via a blood test?

Study used blood test to identify distinct molecular signatures of disease; paves the way to precision medicine for cystic fibrosis Researchers at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and colleagues, used a blood test and microarray technology to identify distinct molecular signatures in children with cystic fibrosis. These

Tailored cystic fibrosis treatment for each patient via a blood test?

Sewing high-tech heating patches on clothing could reduce building heating costs

Personal patches could reduce energy waste in buildings, Rutgers-led study says What if, instead of turning up the thermostat, you could warm up with high-tech, flexible patches sewn into your clothes – while significantly reducing your electric bill and carbon footprint? Engineers at Rutgers and Oregon State University have found a cost-effective way to make

Sewing high-tech heating patches on clothing could reduce building heating costs

A cheap, effective and powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst

A cheap and effective new catalyst developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, currently the best — but also most expensive — water-splitting catalyst out there. The catalyst, which is composed of nanometer-thin sheets of metal carbide, is manufactured using a self-assembly

A cheap, effective and powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst

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