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Stomach cancer induced by gastrin, biotechnology study

Current research suggests that levels of gastrin play a key role in the development of Helicobacter-induced stomach cancer.



Promising biotechnology model of Parkinson's

A genetically engineered mouse reproduces many of the non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease seen in humans and sheds light on their possible causes.



Biotechnology explains human immune disorder

Researchers report that a new finding about the Notch signaling pathway in sensory organ precursor cells in the fruit fly could explain the mystery behind an immunological disorder called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.



Biotechnology aimed at eradicating HIV

Researchers from the newly-established VGTI Florida and the University of Montreal have uncovered a possible method for eradicating HIV infection in the human body.



Biotechnology advance fights pollution

Immobilised microbes can break down potentially harmful phthalates and might be used to treat industrial waste water and so prevent these materials from entering the environment.



Biotechnology breakthrough in fuel cells

Researchers have developed a successful way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electrical charges, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power pacemakers, cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs.



Biotechnology may help explain avoidance of H1N1 infection

Researcher hypothesises that the H1N1 strain circulating may have enough similarity to the previously circulating H1N1 strains or the H1N1 used in past vaccines.



Biotechnology sheds light on ancient immunity

Structures from the human immune system's oldest branch shed light on a range of diseases has implications for treating bacterial infection and diseases.



Biotechnology offers glimpse at immune system development

Children born without thymus glands have given Duke University Medical Center researchers a rare opportunity to watch as a new immune system develops its population of infection-fighting T-cells.



Biotechnology reveals protein regulates movement of mitochondria in brain cells

Scientists have identified a protein in the brain that plays a key role in the function of mitochondria - the part of the cell that supplies energy, supports cellular activity, and potentially wards off threats from disease.



Biotechnology advance stops immmune cells

Researchers have succeeded in treating immune cells in a way that enables them to inhibit unwanted immune reactions such as organ rejection.



Biotechnology breakthrough against AMD

A team of researchers has discovered a biological marker for neovascular age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults.



Biotechnology predicts fatal meningitis

Scientists have identified cells in blood that predict which HIV-positive individuals are most likely to develop deadly fungal meningitis, a major cause of HIV-related death.



Biotechnology clues to extraterrestrial life

A novel bacterium that has been trapped more than three kilometres under glacial ice in Greenland for over 120 000 years, may hold clues as to what life forms might exist on other planets.



HIV-1's hijacking mechanism, biotechnology discovery

Researchers have pinpointed the key cellular machinery co-opted by HIV-1 to hijack the human cell for its own benefit.



Biotechnology discovery of brain molecule reduces food intake

Researchers have identified a new appetite suppressant for promoting weight loss that they say works in rodents and may one day be used to develop an effective anti-obesity treatment.



Chronic auto-immune disease is diagnosed in biotechnology advance

A looked at the number of demyelinating features that are needed to differentiate between CIDP, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and diabetic neuropathy.



First climate-based biotechnology model of Dengue outbreaks

Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever are the most important vector-borne viral diseases in the World. Researchers have used global climatological data and vegetation indices from Costa Rica, to predict Dengue outbreaks in the region.



Connected world gives edge to viruses say biotechnology study

A recent study examined whether parasites evolve to be more or less aggressive depending on whether they are closely connected to their hosts or scattered among more isolated clusters of hosts.



Advancements in biotechnology to widen the scope and operating conditions for industrial enzymes

Typically, industrial enzymes are very sensitive to pH, temperature, humidity, and contaminants. Scientists are hard pressed to continuously improve the operating conditions of enzymes to enable their functioning on par with conventional chemicals.



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