“Bacteria die on cicada wings-new treatment?”

Researchers have found that cicada wing structure able to kill bacteria on contact. Researchers find cicada wing structure able to kill bacteria on contact Below is an enlarged Cicada (P. claripennis) wing surface. Credit: Biophysical Journal, doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2012.12.046 (Phys.org) A combined team of researchers from Spain and Australia believe their research shows the first known occurence […]

The new disc drive for the human chromosome

Rewritable digital data storage in live cells via engineered control of recombination directionality Jerome Bonnet, Pakpoom Subsoontorn, and Drew Endy1 + Author Affiliations Department of Bioengineering, Room 269B, Y2E2 Building, 473 Via Ortega, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 Edited by David Baker, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and approved April 6, 2012 (received for review […]

“Death by worms”

The hookworm, the whipworm and the spiral threadworm cause mortality and death  to one billionpeople across the globe New parasitic worm discovery could help 1 billion people worldwide. Scientists have discovered why some people may be protected from harmful parasitic worms naturally while others cannot in what could lead to new therapies for up to […]

“Change your burned skin – change your life”

Gunning for success Burn care and healing has been fraught with extreem pain and long crueling amounts of time to heal. Now the prayers have been answered with a gun. Until now burns have usually been treated with skin grafts, which involve taking skin sections from uninjured parts of the patient’s body, or growing sheets […]

"Remyelination of the spinal cord after injury may be a step closer"

Spinal cord injuries could be healed in the future by researchers learning how to control the remyelination process controlled by special nerve cells called oligodendrocytes.

“Potential risks of squalene in flu vaccine worse than the flu"

Squalene in the H1N1 flu vaccine can cause multiple long term effects-is it worth the risk?

"Women develop lower viral levels than men following acute HIV-1 infection"

Womens’ immune system may hold key to HIV growth rate.

Brain Tumors-New Genetic Pathways

Comprehensive Study of Brain Tumors New Genetic Mutations, Core Pathway “The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network, a collaborative effort funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reported the first results of its large-scale, comprehensive study of the most common […]