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Mouse protein linked to human disease

A protein found in dark-skinned mice has been shown to possibly play a role in tumour suppression and may help treat bone marrow failure in humans.

Crawling the Web: HIV/SIV infection

Everyday, Scientist Live turns its eyes to the Web around it and highlights news and research across the Internet. Today we look take an extended look at genome rearrangement and HIV/SIV infection.

Compact automated workstation

The all new BenchCel R Platform from Velocity11 is the heart of a fast and compact automation workstation that can handle a range of applications.

CD4 monitoring package

Guava Technologies announced a complete turnkey package for CD4 monitoring that requires minimum technical expertise to operate and obtain high quality results.

Improving male fertility

A newly developed, minimally invasive treatment for a common cause of male infertility can significantly improve a couple's chances of pregnancy.

Rare mutant cells seen

MIT biological engineers have developed a new imaging system that allows them to see cells that have undergone a specific mutation.

Once a suspect, now a friend

HMGB1, a chromosomal protein that binds to damaged DNA, prevents cancer development by enhancing DNA repair, recent reports suggest.

Another HIV trick

Genetic recombination during HIV replication often results in two viral strains exchanging genetic information and creating a third, recombinant strain for the virus.

Crawling the Web: Environmental genes

Everyday, Scientist Live turns its eyes to the Web around it and highlights news and research across the Internet. Today we look take an extended look at how genes and the environment interact.

Microbes as sources of sustainable biofuels

The notion of utilising the microscopic organisms as a means of generating renewable energy sounds too good to be true. Scientist Live spoke with one of the researchers exploring the possibilities.

No gene, no sex

The deletion of a single gene that codes for an odour receptor in male fruit flies can lead to a complete inability to mate.

Roots of social difficulties

Recent research is revealing the mechanisms responsible for social difficulties in autism. The findings may prove relevant to mechanisms in every brain.

Saliva compound speeds healing

Scientists have identified a compound in human saliva that speeds how quickly a wound heals, offering hope to people who suffer from chronic wounds.

Biofilm battleground

Bacteria often grow in crowds on surfaces where they form a community together. These biofilms develop on any surface that bacteria can attach themselves to.

Protein stimulates T-cell production

A protein called Wnt4 has been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells, a finding the may help combat age-related declines in immune response.

Commercial bees spreading disease

Recent evidence suggests that commercially produced bumble bees used in greenhouses are infecting their wild cousins, and that this is likely contributing to reductions in the natural pollinating bee population.

Cigarette smoke increases infections

Researchers may have discovered the reason why cigarette smoke tends to increase the severity of the flu and other viral infections.

Science turns to the computer world

Building on the strides made in the computer world, science has increasingly turned to "lab-on-a-chip" technology to increase the effectiveness of their research.

Activating stem cells in the brain

The proper stimulation can induce adult stem cells in the brain to produce new cell that can potentially replace those lost to disease or injury.

Electrons can spin and dance

Watching a crystal of bismuth metal in a powerful magnetic field, researchers discovered new states of electrons that behave like light.





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