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Molecular biology: Are rapidly proliferating cells epigenetically malleable?

DNA, the hereditary material, interacts with proteins in the nuclei of cells to form a tightly packed complex with proteins, which is referred to as "chromatin." The molecular architecture of the chromatin regulates access to genes, and therefore det.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgOct 26th, 2021

High-speed holography of cells spots physical beacons of disease

Biomedical engineers have engineered a holographic system capable of imaging and analyzing tens of thousands of cells per minute to both discover and recognize signs of disease......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News26 min. ago

Unorthodox "exercise in a pill" could offer simple solution for at-risk patients

Unique molecular signals in the body sent to our brain and potentially our eyes immediately after we exercise could be key to helping scientists 'bottle up' the benefits of exercise in a pill for at-risk patients......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News2 hr. 54 min. ago

New findings on bacteria that increase risk of pancreatic cancer

Bacteria from the digestive system seem to have the potential to cause damage to pancreatic cells, increasing the risk of malignant tumors. Now for the first time, live bacteria from cystic pancreatic lesions that are precursors to pancreatic cancer,.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 26 min. ago

Role of disordered protein interactions in gene expression

Researchers reveal a novel mechanism that coordinates the assembly of components inside cells that control gene expression......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 26 min. ago

First study of its kind to investigate a high priority but little known pathogen found in Irish hospitals

By understanding the epidemiology and population biology of a significant and high-priority pathogen, Enteroccocus faecium (E. faecium) in Irish hospitals, researchers are providing the evidence base for more effective surveillance, and infection and.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 26 min. ago

Getting the most therapeutic potential out of cells

A simple change in the way donor cells are processed can maximize a single cell's production of extracellular vesicles, which are small nanoparticles naturally secreted by cells, according to new research......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 26 min. ago

Correcting inherited gene alterations speeds up

Researchers have developed a method to precisely and rapidly correct genetic alterations in the cultured patient cells......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 26 min. ago

Immune Cells That Remember Inflammation Could Offer Treatment Targets for Atherosclerosis

A type of immune-cell priming called trained immunity is helping researchers to understand the disease mechanisms behind the buildup of fatty deposits in arteries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News6 hr. 26 min. ago

The point of no return: Chromatin enforces cell fate decisions

Stem cells balance self-renewal with differentiation into mature cells. A fundamental and intriguing question is when during the process of maturation a cell reaches a "point of no return," losing its capacity to self-renew and becoming committed to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 26 min. ago

Prices of cylindrical lithium cell to rise 5-15% in 2022

Cylindrical lithium battery cell prices will rise by 5-15% in the first quarter next year, following two-time price hikes this year, according to sources at battery module suppliers. Prices of cylindrical lithium cells have increased by 10-15% this y.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News12 hr. 27 min. ago

Researchers find new link between a disrupted body clock and inflammatory diseases

New research has demonstrated the significant role that an irregular body clock plays in driving inflammation in the body's immune cells, with implications for the most serious and prevalent diseases in humans......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Synthetic tissue can repair hearts, muscles, and vocal cords

Combining knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, scientists from McGill University develop a biomaterial tough enough to repair the heart, muscles, and vocal cords, representing a major advance in regenerative medicine......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Flu virus shells could improve delivery of mRNA into cells

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new and potentially more effective way to deliver messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells. Their approach involves packing mRNA inside nanoparticles that mimic the flu virus—a natural.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

High-speed holography of cells spots physical beacons of disease

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have engineered a holographic system capable of imaging and analyzing tens of thousands of cells per minute to both discover and recognize signs of disease......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Synthetic tissue can repair hearts, muscles, and vocal cords

Combining knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, scientists from McGill University developrd a biomaterial tough enough to repair the heart, muscles, and vocal cords, representing a major advance in regenerative medicine......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Is the relationship between diet, intestinal bacteria and cells key to preventing systemic inflammation?

Mice fed a diet high in fat, cholesterol and calories, akin to the Western diet, had higher measures of blood lipids associated with elevated levels of inflammation, a new study finds......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

New details behind how the Shigella pathogen delivers bacterial proteins into our cells

Scientists have advanced knowledge about how two proteins fit together to form a pore that Shigella uses to invade intestinal cells. Targeting these proteins could hamper infection by this bacterial pathogen......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

New method gives rapid, objective insight into how cells are changed by disease

A new 'image analysis pipeline' is giving scientists rapid new insight into how disease or injury have changed the body, down to the individual cell. It's called TDAExplore, which takes the detailed imaging provided by microscopy, pairs it with a hot.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Distortion: Researchers discover new strategy for antibodies to disable viruses

It is widely understood that antibodies neutralize viruses by latching onto their surfaces and blocking them from infecting host cells. But new research reveals that this barrier method isn't the only way that antibodies disable viruses. An internati.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Virtual reality tool to be used in the fight against disease

Science has the technology to measure the activity of every gene within a single individual cell, and just one experiment can generate thousands of cells worth of data. Researchers have now revolutionized the way this data is analyzed -- by using 3D.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021