Scientists find new way to attack cancerous cells

June 7, 2010

[NEWS] Contact: Keith McKeown kmckeown@scripps.edu 858-784-8134 Scripps Research Institute The findings open the door to the development of more effective therapies for lymphomas and leukemias LA JOLLA, CA – June 7, 2010 – Scripps Research Institute scientists have discovered a new way to target and destroy a type of can…

WIRED: The Sorry State of Human Tissue Storage

June 6, 2010

Hope for the Cancer Genome Atlas was extraordinarily high, but scientists discover that outdated technology is spoiling the raw materials — tumors, blood and organs — needed to make medical breakthroughs.

Data Acquisition and Coordination Key to Human Microbiome Project

June 4, 2010

The Human Microbiome Project seeks a better understanding of the community of microbes that outnumber the human cells in our bodies by a 10:1 ratio and are critical to our health and physical well being. A key to the success of this project will be data acquisition and coordination, an effort spearheaded by Berkeley Lab scientists.

Florida Dept of Health Biomedical Grant Opportunity

June 1, 2010

The purpose of this Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) is to obtain administration, grant management,┬áscientific, and technical services from a qualified …Click Here to Read More

Postexposure protection of non-human primates against a lethal Ebola virus challenge with RNA interference: a proof-of-concept study

May 30, 2010

We previously showed that small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) targeting the Zaire Ebola virus (ZEBOV) RNA polymerase L protein formulated in …Click Here to Read More

Strong biotech safety rules, but no guarantees

May 29, 2010

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires all companies to provide safe work environments for their employees. But when …Click Here to Read More

The search for improved carbon sponges picks up speed

May 26, 2010

A new class of materials with a record-shattering internal surface area may have the right stuff to efficiently strip carbon dioxide from a power plant’s exhaust. Lab scientists hope to find out soon.

New Flu Vaccines Could Protect Against All Strains

May 25, 2010

A new vaccine, successfully tested on mice, may be able to provide some protection against all strains of influenza.

USF researchers: Early clamping may interrupt humankind’s first ‘natural stem cell transplant’

May 24, 2010

[NEWS] Contact: Dr. Paul Sanberg psanberg@health.usf.edu 813-974-3154 University of South Florida Health USF researchers: Early clamping may interrupt humankind’s first ‘natural stem cell transplant’ Tampa, Fla. (May 24, 2010) – The timing of umbilical cord clamping at birth should be delayed just a few min…

Antibacterial silver nanoparticles are a blast

May 24, 2010

[NEWS] Contact: Rani Pattabi ranimpattabi@rediffmail.com 91-944-861-8062 Inderscience Publishers Writing in the International Journal of Nanoparticles, Rani Pattabi and colleagues at Mangalore University, explain how blasting silver nitrate solution with an electron beam can generate nanoparticles that are more effective at kil…