Some monkeys born with gene that protects against AIDS
A certain gene in some monkeys can help boost vaccine protection against simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a trait that could help researchers develop better AIDS vaccines for humans, suggested a study ...
Smartphone foreign language apps speak to world
Smartphone applications have left many office tools and devices collecting dust. Add language translators to that growing list.
New research moves nanomedicine one step closer to reality
A class of engineered nanoparticles -- gold-centered spheres smaller than viruses -- has been shown safe when administered by two alternative routes in a mouse study led by investigators at the Stanford University School ...
New site to use crowd-sourcing as means to translate the internet
DARPA issues BAA for advanced robotic translator
New fusion gene plays role in some stomach cancers
A newly discovered hybrid gene appears to play a direct role in some stomach cancers, according to an international team of scientists led by researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore.
Researchers identify promising new treatment for childhood leukemia
An experimental drug lessens symptoms of a rare form of childhood leukemia and offers significant insight into the cellular development of the disease, according to findings from a new UCSF study. The mouse model research ...
Hand-held NMR instrument yields rapid analysis of human tumors
Using a handheld molecular imaging device in combination with magnetic nanoparticles and a smartphone, a team of investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School has developed a fast, portable ...
Google in translation pact for European patents
(AP) -- Google said Thursday it has reached an agreement with European patent authorities to use its online technology to translate some 50 million patents.
Pig model of cystic fibrosis improves understanding of disease
It's been more than 20 years since scientists first discovered the gene that causes cystic fibrosis (CF), yet questions about how the mutated gene causes disease remain unanswered.
Photodynamic therapy against cancer
In a new study, published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, investigated whether eradicating tumor-associated lymphatic vessels and the tumor cells they c ...
Google translation 'app' hits iPhone
Google software that turns iPhones into interpreters became available at Apple's online App Store on Tuesday.
Scientists grow blood vessels for human surgery
Scientists can grow blood vessels in a lab for use in coronary bypass or dialysis, a promising alternative to harvesting from the patient, said a study published on Wednesday.
First translation of Small Number
(PhysOrg.com) -- Put together a Simon Fraser University mathematician who sees videos in numbers and an SFU Aboriginal researcher, fluent in a rarely spoken language, and voila! You have an animated cartoon that is the first ...