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Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 07.07.2021
New generation anti-cancer drug shows promise for children with brain tumours
New generation anti-cancer drug shows promise for children with brain tumours
A genetic map of an aggressive childhood brain tumour called medulloblastoma has helped researchers identify a new generation anti-cancer drug that can be repurposed as an effective treatment for the disease.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.07.2021
Using genomics to save the bees
Using genomics to save the bees
2021 Agricultural Greater Good Grant awarded to Göttingen University molecular biologist The international Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Grant recognizes research proposals that will increase th

Career - Life Sciences - 07.07.2021
For neuroscientists, a checklist for eliminating gender bias
Anaïs Llorens, a French postdoc in the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, outside Barker Hall. Llorens and former postdoc Athina Tzovara say there are many ways individuals and institutions can improve conditions to ensure equity and diversity within academia.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 06.07.2021
Enzyme from fungi shows molecules which way to turn
Enzyme from fungi shows molecules which way to turn
Xue Sherry Gao and team isolate natural catalysts for better drug synthesis A small fungal enzyme could play a significant role in simplifying the development and manufacture of drugs, according to Rice scientists.

Life Sciences - Campus - 06.07.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 05.07.2021
New test to make gene therapy safer
New test to make gene therapy safer
SAGA detects tumour potential of viral vectors for blood stem cells When the causes of serious diseases are based on a defective gene, medicine relies on gene therapy. In this strategy, defect-free genes are introduced into the body with the help of certain viruses. In this way, individual forms of congenital blindness, hereditary muscular atrophy or certain diseases of the blood and immune system can already be treated today.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.07.2021
A specific protein complex from plant stem cells regulates their division and response to stress
A specific protein complex from plant stem cells regulates their division and response to stress
A multidisciplinary research team led by the CSIC biologist at CRAG Ana I. Caño Delgado and the physicist from the University of Barcelona Marta Ibañes, found that two plant stem cell proteins

Health - Life Sciences - 05.07.2021
Being clean and hygienic need not impair childhood immunity
Being clean and hygienic need not impair childhood immunity
The theory that modern society is too clean, leading to defective immune systems in children, should be swept under the carpet, according to a new study by researchers at UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.07.2021
At what temperature the weather becomes a problem
Climate change leads to increasing heat strain for humans, animals and crops When extreme heat becomes more frequent and temperatures remain high for extended periods of time, as it is currently the c

Health - Life Sciences - 02.07.2021
Potential Drug Target for Difficult-To-Treat Breast Cancer: RNA-Binding Proteins
Studies using human cell lines and tumors grown in mice provide early evidence that inhibiting RNA-binding proteins, a previously overlooked family of molecules, might provide a new approach for trea

Health - Life Sciences - 01.07.2021
Moskowitz: Cellphone radiation is harmful, but few want to believe it
The vast majority of American adults - 97% - own a cellphone of some kind, according to the Pew Research Center.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.06.2021
AI improves speech understanding of hearing aid users
AI improves speech understanding of hearing aid users
In noisy environments it is difficult for hearing aid users or people with a hearing implant to understand their conversational partner because current audio processors still have difficulty focusing precisely enough on specific sound sources.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.06.2021
Books charts revolution of the science of human health
A leading scientist has charted the recent and dramatic breakthroughs in our understanding of the body in a new book out today (July 1).

Life Sciences - Health - 29.06.2021
LSL60101 compound reduces neuroinflammation and improves cognition in animal models with Alzheimer's
LSL60101 compound reduces neuroinflammation and improves cognition in animal models with Alzheimer’s
The LSL60101 compound, a specific ligand of the I2-IR receptors in the brain, could shed light on the development of future strategies against Alzheimer's disease.

Life Sciences - 29.06.2021
Shock find brings extinct mouse back from the dead
Shock find brings extinct mouse back from the dead
An Australian mammal thought to have been wiped out over 150 years ago can now be crossed off our list of extinct animals, following a new study. Researchers compared DNA samples from eight extinct Australian rodents, as well as 42 of their living relatives, to look at the decline of native species since the arrival of Europeans in Australia.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.06.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 28.06.2021

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 23.06.2021
The origins of farming insects: ambrosia fungi cultivated by beetles for more than 100 million years
The origins of farming insects: ambrosia fungi cultivated by beetles for more than 100 million years
A beetle bores a tree trunk to build a gallery in the wood in order to protect its lay. As it digs the tunnel, it spreads ambrosia fungal spores that will feed the larvae. When these bore another tree, the adult beetles will be the transmission vectors of the fungal spores in another habitat. This mutualism among insects and ambrosia fungi could be more than 100 years old -more than what was thought to date- according to an article published in the journal Biological Reviews .

Life Sciences - Health - 23.06.2021
Unusual coronavirus protein is potential drug target to fight COVID-19
The structure of the SARS-CoV-2 protein called 3a, as determined by cryoEM. UC Berkeley researchers produced the most detailed structure to date of the protein - an ion channel - which may be a good target for drugs to fight coronavirus infections. (UC Berkeley image courtesy of David Kern) The SARS-CoV-2 virus contains a gene that codes for a strange protein that could be a good target for drugs to fight COVID-19 and possibly other coronavirus infections, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.06.2021
Female researchers on the move
In autumn 2021 a new Centre for biomedical reseach will be inaugurated in Bellinzona. To support this event, Ticino Management features a special series of articles presenting the activities of the two main residents of the facility, IRB and IOR.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.06.2021
The Debate over Origins of SARS-CoV-2
There has been renewed discussion and interest into understanding the biological origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic.

Life Sciences - Campus - 22.06.2021
Songbirds and humans share some common speech patterns
Adult male zebra finches (left) learn their songs and use them during courtship interactions with females (right). Photo credit: Raina Fan. If you listen to songbirds, you will recognize repeated melodies or phrases. Each phrase is made up of distinct sounds, strung together. A study from researchers at McGill University has found that the song phrases of many songbird species follow patterns that are similar to those used in human speech.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 18.06.2021
'The term 'artificial' is often associated with risk'
’The term ’artificial’ is often associated with risk’
Is natural always good and artificial always bad? We talked to psychologist Angela Bearth and biotechnologist Sven Panke about science, scepticism, misunderstandings and how language influences the way we think.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.06.2021
New autoimmune encephalitis
New autoimmune encephalitis
Autoimmune encephalitis are a series of inflammatory diseases in the central nervous system in which the immune system mistakenly attack the proteins of the body, in this case, receptors of neurotransmitters or proteins of the neuronal surface.

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.06.2021
Protection and promotion of native crayfish
Protection and promotion of native crayfish
Formerly widespread, native crayfish in Switzerland are now highly endangered. With support from Eawag, experts are doing everything they can to preserve the secretive river dwellers.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.06.2021
Yessotoxins, produced by certain phytoplankton, to be a culprit behind summer mass shellfish mortality events in Washington
Yessotoxins, produced by certain phytoplankton, to be a culprit behind summer mass shellfish mortality events in Washington
Researchers discover yessotoxins, produced by certain phytoplankton, to be a culprit behind summer mass shellfish mortality events in Washington Samantha Larson Washington Sea Grant Back in the summers of 2018 and 2019, the shellfish industry in Washington state was rocked by mass mortalities of its crops.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.06.2021
Gold standard for multiple sclerosis care
Gold standard for multiple sclerosis care
MHH neuroradiologist develops international guidelines for MRI imaging Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in younger adults.

Life Sciences - Environment - 15.06.2021
Snails carrying the world's smallest computer help solve mass extinction survivor mystery
Snails carrying the world’s smallest computer help solve mass extinction survivor mystery
Study yields new insights into the survival of a native snail important to Tahitian culture and ecology and to biologists studying evolution More than 50 species of tree snail in the South Pacific So

Life Sciences - Health - 15.06.2021
U-M scientist named Pew Scholar
U-M scientist named Pew Scholar
A University of Michigan scientist is one of 22 early-career researchers chosen to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 14.06.2021
They build proteins that are not known to nature
They build proteins that are not known to nature
Using chemical synthesis, Bright Peak Therapeutics can produce proteins that have never before existed.

Event - Life Sciences - 14.06.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.06.2021
Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin, one of the most threatened species worldwide
Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin, one of the most threatened species worldwide
The concentration of potentially toxic metals is increasing in the population of the franciscana dolphin -a small cetacean, endemic from the Rio de la Plata and an endangered species- according to a study led by a team of the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio), published in the journal Science of The Total Environment .

Health - Life Sciences - 10.06.2021
Why heart patients should avoid cream cake
Why heart patients should avoid cream cake
Study examines the influence of rumenic acid on heart muscle fibers. Stand: 10.06.2021 Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in Germany. Important triggers for this are stress, lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet. Now a research team led by Dietmar Manstein, Director of the Institute of Biophysical Chemistry at Hannover Medical School (MHH), has discovered another reason why people with heart problems should avoid butter, cream cake or roast lamb: They contain rumenic acid, a trans fatty acid found in cow's milk products and the meat of ruminants.

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.06.2021
High-Performance Computing, Ecology Experts Team Up to Ease Study of Wildlife Movements
NSF funds efforts by San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance and ASU to create new Spatial Ecology Gateway The title of an Old West anthem and a Disney film, "Home on the Range" loosely describes the work of spatial ecologists.