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How mucus tames microbes

Specialized sugar molecules called glycans can disarm opportunistic pathogens and prevent infection New research reveals that glycans — branched sugar molecules found in mucus — can prevent bacteria from communicating with each other and forming infectious biofilms, effectively rendering the microbes harmless. More than 200 square meters of our bodies — including the digestive tract, … More How mucus tames microbes

New data on the evolution of plants and origin of species

There are over 500,000 plant species in the world today. They all evolved from a common ancestor. How this leap in biodiversity happened is still unclear. Researchers now present the results of a unique project on the evolution of plants. Using genetic data from 1,147 species the team created the most comprehensive evolutionary tree for … More New data on the evolution of plants and origin of species

New cancer-driving mutation in ‘dark matter’ of the cancer genome

Change in just one letter of DNA code in a gene conserved through generations of evolution can cause multiple types of cancer A research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the ‘dark matter’ of human cancer DNA. An Ontario-led research group … More New cancer-driving mutation in ‘dark matter’ of the cancer genome

Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes

Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it’s not shining in your eyes. New research suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes damage cells in the brain as well as retinas, according to a new study … More Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes

Using iPSC Techniques to Study Genetics, Mechanisms & Treatments of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Advances in stem cell technology have enabled us to study the mechanism of disease from cells taken directly from patients in vitro, called human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Cellular models can provide deeper insights into the pathomechanisms of neurodegeneration that are difficult to investigate in vivo. Other advances in cellular technology now enable researchers … More Using iPSC Techniques to Study Genetics, Mechanisms & Treatments of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Yale scientists build powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer

Yale Cancer Center scientists have built a powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer, a disease that often is untreatable if it progresses after surgery or primary chemo-radiation treatment. The work is described in a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). We have identified many driving genetic … More Yale scientists build powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer

Improving Antibody Affinity Using CRISPR

Human blood samples can be used to produce antibodies against an antigen of interest. Since the blood contains antigen-presenting immune cells, antibody identification only requires a binding assay to identify the cells presenting suitable antibodies. However, this selects for “early” antibodies, which in the organism would undergo maturation by multiple rounds of mutation and selection, … More Improving Antibody Affinity Using CRISPR

Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Otzi proves it, study shows

Study explores the variation and evolution of Prevotella copri, a common human gut microbe The evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that help in digestion. These very bacteria were also found in the Iceman, who lived 5300 years ago, and are still present in … More Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Otzi proves it, study shows

Ionic Fluids for Microextraction in Forensic Toxicology

In order to accurately quantify the concentration of trace analytes within a complex mixture, appropriate sample preparation is imperative. Some of the most common pretreatment methods that are used prior to analysis by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) or gas chromatography with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) include liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) and solid phase extraction (SPE). Both LLE … More Ionic Fluids for Microextraction in Forensic Toxicology

Scientists solve a longstanding challenge in portable diagnostic devices

If you’ve ever stopped to watch rain falling on a windowpane, you’ve seen what happens when two drops of water touch and merge into one. But you probably never imagined that the physics at work in this phenomenon was the key to unlocking a solution for the development of miniaturized personal biological analysis devices. An … More Scientists solve a longstanding challenge in portable diagnostic devices