Virginia Tech biomedical engineering faculty member Guohua Cao director of the X Ray Systems Laboratory is leading an effort to develop a new type of X ray scanner that is an unprecedented five dimensional technology ... - Read More
In recent years research has suggested that carbon monoxide the highly toxic gas emitted from auto exhausts and faulty heating systems can be used to treat certain inflammatory medical conditions Now a study led by ... - Read More
For some the disease multiple sclerosis MS attacks its victims slowly and progressively over a period of many years For others it strikes without warning in fits and starts But all patients share one thing ... - Read More
Human interaction with robots is about to get a little more personal Meet Furhat the face of tomorrow's interactive technology An increasingly important and sometimes frustrating part of daily life is dealing with so called ... - Read More
Researchers have created tiny protein tubes named after the Roman god Janus which may offer a new way to accurately channel drugs into the body's cells Using a process which they liken to molecular Lego ... - Read More
Tiny capsules of carbon are invisible to the chemical gatekeeper that flushes potentially harmful substances out of our bodies' cells according to research published in the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design The ... - Read More
The University of Oklahoma Natural Products Discovery Group has taken an unconventional approach to finding new compounds with therapeutic relevance by launching a crowdsourcing initiative with citizen scientists from around the country With this approach ... - Read More
cell organelles that generate energy These structures have their own DNA inherited only from the mother which is essential for mitochondrial function Because mitochondria are involved in apoptosis the researchers wanted to see whether they ... - Read More
Glioblastoma multiforme GBM the brain cancer that killed Sen Edward Kennedy and kills approximately 13 000 Americans a year is aggressive and incurable Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to demonstrate delivery ... - Read More
Every day all day our DNA gets beaten up by chemicals and radiation but remarkably most of us stay healthy Now an investigation by a team of French and Canadian researchers has produced insights into ... - Read More
crystals with one screw dislocation seemed to form stacked hexagonal “islands” while those with two proximal screw dislocations produced a six sided spiral staircase A re examination of these micrographs by Molecular Design Institute scientist ... - Read More
The devastating disease Huonglongbing or citrus greening looms darkly over the United States threatening to wipe out the nation's citrus industry whose fresh fruit alone was valued at more than $3.4 billion in 2012. Recently ... - Read More
theranostics This approach will provide an important component for tomorrow’s arsenal of precision medicine ” Dorn and Zhang’s research collaborators include Faye Bowles a graduate student researcher Marilyn Olmstead a professor of chemistry and Alan ... - Read More
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have reported the first experimental evidence that supports the theory that a soccer ball shaped nanoparticle commonly called a buckyball is the result of a breakdown of ... - Read More
In a long awaited finding a team of Chinese and US scientists has determined the high resolution atomic structure of a cell surface receptor that most strains of HIV use to get into human immune ... - Read More
With the “Valley of Death” looming as an increasingly serious obstacle to introducing better ways of preventing diagnosing and treating diseases a noted scientist today described a new approach for moving promising discoveries out of ... - Read More
exhibited potent antioxidant activities Degradation of chlorogenic acid quinic acid and caffeic acid upon heat treatment produced additional antioxidants in roasted coffees The results suggest that continuous ingestion of antioxidants by habitual coffee drinkers has ... - Read More
MIT chemical engineers have discovered that arrays of billions of nanoscale sensors have unique properties that could help pharmaceutical companies produce drugs especially those based on antibodies more safely and efficiently Using these sensors the ... - Read More
Cells are very good at protecting their precious contents and as a result it's very difficult to penetrate their membrane walls to deliver drugs nutrients or biosensors without damaging or destroying the cell One effective ... - Read More
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