Timing for spay and neuter depends on the individual pet and owner
For most pet owners in the United States, spaying and neutering dogs and cats is an important way to benefit animals, their households and society.
Chemists find a way to unboil eggs
UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion ...
Nano scale research could yield better ways to identify and track malignant cells
As a young physicist in the former Soviet Union, Igor Sokolov studied the biggest of the big—the entire universe. Now, as a professor of mechanical engineering at Tufts, he's focused on the tiny, the nano. ...
Promising use of nanodiamonds to kill chemoresistant cancer stem cells more effectively
A study led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that attaching chemotherapy drug Epirubicin to nanodiamonds effectively eliminates chemoresistant cancer stem cells. The findings were first ...
Infrared imaging technique operates at high temperatures
From aerial surveillance to cancer detection, mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) radiation has a wide range of applications. And as the uses for high-sensitivity, high-resolution imaging continue to expand, MWIR sources are becoming ...
Pictured together for the first time: A chemokine and its receptor
Researchers at University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Bridge Institute at the University of Southern California report the first crystal structure ...
Test your home for radon: EPA
(HealthDay)—Americans should test their homes for a naturally occurring radioactive gas called radon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says.
Twist1: Complex regulator of cell shape and function
Transcription factor Twist1 is involved in many processes where cells change shape or function. Thereby, Twist1 is crucial for embryonic development, but has also been implicated in cancer progression. However, the precise ...
Damaged DNA amplified
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in amplifying genes altered by activities such as smoking—with changes that can lead to lung cancer. As the amplified genes retain the altered information, ...
A speedy test for bladder cancer
A fast and accurate urine test for bladder cancer developed by A*STAR researchers has the potential to replace the currently used invasive physical probe.
New device allows scientists to glimpse communication between immune cells
The immune system is a complex network of many different cells working together to defend against invaders. Successfully fighting off an infection depends on the interactions between these cells.
New distrubuted computing mobile app lets phone conduct research while it charges
Your smartphone is already great for sending email, checking sports scores and sharing photos of your lunch. Now it can help battle cancer, Alzheimer's and other diseases, thanks to a new app developed by ...
Scientists use 'NanoVelcro' and temperature control to extract tumor cells from blood
(Phys.org)—An international group led by scientists at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute has developed a new method for effectively extracting and analyzing cancer cells circulating in patients' blood.
Tumour-blocking role found for cell regulation molecule
Manchester scientists have explored the role of a protein in regulating tumour development and found that it suppresses liver cancer growth in the lab.