Mar 27, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Solving the "obstetrical dilemma"
Women's wider hips do not mean we are less efficient runners. Although never studied or proved with research, a notion has existed that wide hips make women less efficient walkers as well — until this Harvard study.
Mar 26, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Induced pluripotent stem cell reprogramming
Anyone in cell biology recognizes the genes Oct3/4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc, also known as "OSKM" or the "Yamanaka factor." Shinya Yamanaka isolated these factors and re-introduced them into ordinary adult skin cells which reprogrammed those cells back to an embryonic state. These first induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, won Yamanaka the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2012.
Mar 25, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Radical vaccine against herpes viruses
Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have created a powerful vaccine against herpes viruses.
Mar 24, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weeklys
Leukemia cells changed into harmless immune cells
After a chance observation in the lab, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine found found they could change dangerous leukemia cells into mature and harmless immune cells called macrophages.
Mar 23, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Rare leukemia results from one rearranged gene
Pediatric Cancer Genome Project reports that a highly aggressive form of leukemia in infants has surprisingly few mutations except for a chromosome rearrangment that affects one gene.