Life sciences

Health - Life Sciences - Apr 1
Health - Life Sciences
People who are at high risk of developing lung cancer, such as heavy smokers, are routinely screened with computed tomography (CT), which can detect tumors in the lungs. However, this test has an extremely high rate of false positives, as it also picks up benign nodules in the lungs. Researchers at MIT have now developed a new approach to early diagnosis of lung cancer: a urine test that can detect the presence of proteins linked to the disease.
Health - Life Sciences - Apr 1
Health - Life Sciences

Colorectal cancer kills more than 50,000 people a year in the United States alone, but scientists have struggled to find the exact mechanisms that trigger the growth of tumors in the intestine.

Life Sciences - Environment - Apr 1
Life Sciences - Environment

Large open-water fish predators such as tunas or sharks hunt for prey more intensively in the temperate zone than near the equator.

Life Sciences - Apr 1
Life Sciences

Michael Traugott and the spin-off company Sinsoma GmbH, together with the Departments of Zoology and Microbiology at the University of Innsbruck, are developing a new PCR system for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Health - Life Sciences - Mar 31

Editor's note: This piece is part of an ongoing series on Caltech scientists who are doing research on the COVID-19 pandemic, each according to their own specialty. From biology, to chemistry, to social sciences, and computing, the keys to fighting the disease are waiting to be discovered.

Life Sciences - Health - Apr 1

Researchers from Bristol's School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine have been growing the live human SARS-CoV-2 virus in a controlled lab to investigate what the virus is doing inside monkey and human cells.

Life Sciences - Physics - Apr 1
Life Sciences - Physics

A specialized MRI sensor reveals the neurotransmitter's influence on neural activity throughout the brain.

Health - Life Sciences - Apr 1
Health - Life Sciences

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis need iron to survive. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now solved the first detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply.

Life Sciences - Mar 31
Life Sciences

New Holland honeyeaters are experts at sounding the alarm when there's danger, according to new research from biologists Jessica McLachlan and Rob Magrath.

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