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What's behind tremors

A group of scientists have succeeded in demonstrating the mechanisms which cause the so-called tremor: neuron clusters in the depths of the brain drive the tremor.

Muscles in action

Researchers are now able to look at tiny fibres of working muscles in live humans, with minimum discomfort to the patient-a development patients are sure to welcome.

Early universe viewed

A newly developed nano-sized electronic device is an important step toward helping astronomers see invisible light dating from the creation of the universe.

Magnolia drug compound

The compound honokiol, commonly found in Japanese and Chinese medicines, has been found to inhibit tumour growth by blocking pathways in cancers previously considered undruggable.

Genetic packaging patterns

A team of researchers identified 39 histone modifications, including a "core set" of 17 modifications that tended to occur together and were associated with genes observed to be active.

Chemical wash targets Salmonella

Reducing bacterial contamination in food products poses many problems for the food industry. Scientist Live spoke with with scientist who might have solved a conundrum that has baffled many.

Deciphering gold nanoclusters

Researchers have described the principles behind the stability and electronic properties of gold nanoclusters, confirming the divide and protect bonding structure.

Exhausted B cells fail to fight HIV

Individuals who had high levels of HIV in their blood had lots of B cells, but they failed to replicate normally or to produce high-quality antibodies.

Tweaking quantum forces

Physicists have discovered that the Casmir force can be reduced by altering the surface of metal plates, a discovery that could prove useful as microelectrochemical systems.

Children's food's empty benefits

Nine out of ten regular food items aimed specifically at children have a poor nutritional content - because of high levels of sugar, fat or sodium - according to a detailed study of 367 products.

Cellular decision on the computer

Scientists have simulated how cells decide whether or not to migrate and were able to predict the molecular targets within a cell that needs to be targeted for the process to occur.

Cleaner hydrogen generation

Utilising the entire spectrum of the sun's energy, water, and nanotube diodes, scientists have produced a in inexpensive and green hydrogen.

Tumour-inhibiting protein

A tumour-inhibiting protein called angiocidin may play a role in a new leukaemia treatment, according to Temple University researchers.

Stomach bug protection for kids

H. pylori, a long-time microbial inhabitant of the human stomach, may protect children from developing asthma, according to a new study among more than 7,000 subjects.

Cancer immune response findings

Researchers conducting a clinical trial of a dendritic cell vaccine designed to fight glioblastoma multiforme have found a correlation between the two.

Common genetic history

Researchers have established an identical mechanism of genetic imprinting, a process involved in marsupial and human foetal development, which evolved 150 million years ago.

Vitamin A incites cancer growth

Vitamin A has been found to promote cancer by turning on genes that cause stem cells embedded in a tumour to transform into endothelial cells that link to the body's blood supply.

Shooting for HIV's weakness

Scientists believe they have discovered a weak spot hidden in HIV's envelope protein, gp120, and believe their results can help develop a preventative vaccine.

Gene signatures for scleroderma

Distinct genetic profiles can discern different groups of patients with scleroderma, a vexing autoimmune disease in which the body turns against itself.

Mind-body connection mechanism discovered

The stress hormone cortisol suppresses immune cells' ability to activate their telomerase, possibly explaining why the cells of persons under chronic stress have shorter telomeres.


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