Frog slime kills flu virus
Emory University

A component of the skin mucus secreted by South Indian frogs can kill the H1 variety of influenza viruses, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center and t..Read More

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital to open new, expanded Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Nationwide Children's Hospital

The expanded Nationwide Children’s Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital will open on April 11, 2017...Read More

Daniel Jackson, MD, Awarded Burton Zweiman Memorial Lectureship
University of Wisconsin

Daniel Jackson, MD, was awarded the Burton Zweiman Memorial Lectureship at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) annual meetin..Read More

Pitt Researchers Awarded for Cancer Discoveries
University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh faculty members and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) researchers, Yuan Chang, M.D., and Patrick S. Moore, M.D..Read More

Early Childhood Stress Has Lingering Effects on Health
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — Stressful experiences in early childhood can have long-lasting impacts on kids' health that persist well beyond the resolution of the situat..Read More

Sequences Capture the Code of the Common Cold
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — In an effort to confront our most familiar malady, scientists have deciphered the instruction manual for the common cold. Writing this week ..Read More

UW-Madison Study: H1N1 More Dangerous Than Suspected
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — A new, highly detailed study of the H1N1 flu virus shows that the pathogen is more virulent than previously thought.   Writing in..Read More

Scientists to Study Health Effects of Wisconsin's Changing Climate
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — When "extreme precipitation" hits Wisconsin, it doesn't only wash away homes, flood streets and send groundwater into basements; ..Read More

McArdle Cancer Symposium Honors Howard Temin
University of Wisconsin

Two Nobel Laureates came to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in June 2009 to participate in the second annual McArdle ..Read More

Could Ancient Virus Genes Help Fight Modern AIDS?
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Almost 30 years into the AIDS epidemic, scientists have yet to find an effective vaccine against HIV, the virus that destroys the..Read More

There Could be as Many as 200 Cold Viruses
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — Bad news for the immune system: New research has boosted the number of likely common-cold viruses waiting to make you miserable f..Read More

Four Receive 2016 UCSF Medal for Innovation, Inspiration, Impact
UCSF School Of Medicine

UC San Francisco awarded the UCSF Medal – the University’s highest honor – to four visionary leaders for their innovation, inspiration and impact in a..Read More

Student Profiles
University of Oxford

The Graduate Studies Committee awards prizes each year to current or recently graduated students of NDM supervisors on the basis of their publication ..Read More

Elsevier Updates Foundational Reference Foodborne Diseases, Announces Four Additional Food Science Books

New topics in “Foodborne Diseases” include nanotechnology, bioterrorism and the use of foodborne pathogens, antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic resis..Read More

Scientists illuminate the neurons of social attraction

 The ancient impulse to procreate is necessary for survival and must be hardwired into our brains. Now scientists from the University of North Carolin..Read More

Reassortment in the influenza virus
University of Cambridge

Each year millions of people worldwide are infected with the influenza virus. New research conducted by Chris Illingworth in the Department of Genetic..Read More

Pittsburgh Cancer Researchers Awarded International Prize
University of Pittsburgh

 One of the most prestigious awards in the field of medicine will be presented to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine faculty members and Univ..Read More

Viral escape hatch could be treatment target for hepatitis E
Princeton University

The technique that the hepatitis E virus — an emerging liver virus historically found in developing countries but now on the rise in Europe — uses to ..Read More

Retroviruses ‘almost half a billion years old’
University of Oxford

Retroviruses – the family of viruses that includes HIV – are almost half a billion years old, according to new research by scientists at Oxford Univer..Read More

Specialized test detects bacterial infections in youngest infants with fever
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Physicians from Children’s Hospital of Michigan, UC Davis Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, in collaboration with 19 other pediatric ..Read More

Genetically Engineered T Cells Render HIV's Harpoon Powerless
University of Pennsylvania

When HIV attacks a T cell, it attaches itself to the cell’s surface and launches a “harpoon” to create an opening to enter and infect the cells.  To s..Read More

Computers learn to recognize molecules that can enter cells

A team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign originally set out to discover and design antimicrobial peptides — ..Read More

Childhood infections provide lifelong protection against flu viruses that come from animals

Scientists from UCLA and the University of Arizona analyzed data from all known human cases of two types of avian influenza — more than 1,400 people i..Read More

Four Receive UCSF Medal for Innovation, Inspiration, Impact
UCSF School Of Medicine

UC San Francisco awarded the UCSF Medal – the University’s highest honor – to four visionary leaders for their innovation, inspiration and impact in a..Read More

Improving Lung Health through Who Pneu?
American Lung Association

World Pneumonia Day—Saturday, November 12—is a yearly reminder that pneumonia, including pneumococcal pneumonia, can strike anywhere and anytime.  Thr..Read More

Culprit found in breast cancer resistance to tamoxifen
University of Minnesota

Researchers have discovered that a protein found naturally in cells that provides some protection from viruses is responsible for creating mutations t..Read More

New Device May Lead to Virus Detection Systems
NIH -National Institute of Health

A tiny scale that is sensitive enough to weigh a single virus particle may become the basis for biodefense detection systems that can instantly recogn..Read More

Science Snippet: Molecular Beacons
NIH -National Institute of Health

Molecular probes offer researchers a new tool to gather information about the fundamental actions and reactions that occur in cells and molecules. By ..Read More

Bringing Cancer Diagnosis to the Patient
NIH -National Institute of Health

Kaposi sarcoma is especially prevalent in countries suffering from AIDS—countries which largely have very little infrastructure and where citizens hav..Read More

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receive $2.6 Million NIH Grant to Develop Targeted Cancer Immunotherapiess
Yeshiva University

October 19, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—The National Institutes of Health has awarded two co-investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine a five-year, $2..Read More

Self-renewable killer cells could be key to making cancer immunotherapy work
University of Cambridge

In order to protect us from invading viruses and bacteria, and from internal threats such as malignant tumour cells, our immune system employs an army..Read More

California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine Announces Funding for 2 Projects
UCSF School Of Medicine

Two demonstration projects that aim to yield quick results for patients have been selected by the new California Initiative to Advance Precision Medic..Read More

Chancellor Emeritus Julius Krevans, a Transformative Leader at UCSF
UCSF School Of Medicine

Chancellor Emeritus Julius “Julie” R. Krevans, MD, a distinguished physician and educator whose transformative leadership helped propel UC San Francis..Read More

Three to receive Stanford School of Medicine’s highest honor
Stanford Medicine

A distinguished physician-scientist, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist and a lawyer with a long record of public service are this year’..Read More

2016 Alpert Symposium celebrates CRISPR pioneers
Harvard Medical School

From its humble beginnings in cheese and yogurt fermentation to its rise as a genome editing technology that has taken the scientific world by storm, ..Read More

Seeing past cancer’s invisibility cloak
University of Cambridge

In the build up to this year’s Stand Up To Cancer, we’re running a series of posts that focus on the science that is happening around the country than..Read More

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receive $2.6 Million NIH Grant to Develop Targeted Cancer Immunotherapies
Yeshiva University

October 19, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—The National Institutes of Health has awarded two co-investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine a five-year, $2..Read More

Stress-Fighting Proteins Could Be Key to New Treatments for Asthma
Cornell University

Investigators have discovered the precise molecular steps that enable immune cells implicated in certain forms of asthma and allergy to develop and su..Read More

Potential New HIV Therapy Seen in Component of Immune Cells
Cornell University

A research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists has discovered a way to limit replication of the most common form of HIV at a key mome..Read More

New Desktop-Sterilization Device Disinfects Cell Phones in Just 10 Minutes
Cornell University

Cell phones treated for just 10 minutes in a new desktop-sterilization device were fully rid of germs, including those that may be responsible for com..Read More

Transforming Cancer Care
Cornell University

When Ty Williams was diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer in June 2011, he responded well enough to treatment that he could continue managing a cor..Read More

Disruption of Intestinal Fungi Leads to Increased Severity of Inflammatory Disease
Cornell University

Fungi that live in a healthy gut may be as important for good health as beneficial intestinal bacteria, according to new research conducted at Weill C..Read More

Cornell Builds Bridges with Qatari 'Doctors of the Future'
Cornell University

The Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City welcomed three special young guests recently: high school students from Qatar, visiting ..Read More

New technique targets gene that causes neurodegenerative disease
University of Chicago

July 13, 2016 Neuroscientists at the University of Chicago studying a unique gene that expresses two proteins, one that is necessary for life and anot..Read More

Microbiota affect the rate of transplant acceptance and rejection
University of Chicago

June 20, 2016 Researchers from the University of Chicago have shown that microbiota -- the bacteria, viruses and other microbes living on the skin and..Read More

How and why researchers revised the genetic recipe for E. coli
Harvard Medical School

Researchers in the laboratory of George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and a core faculty member at the Wyss ..Read More

OHSU research helps explain why an AIDS vaccine has been so difficult to develop
Oregon Health & Science University

09/09/12  Portland, Ore. Research highlights why new methods developed at OHSU may be the most promising avenues for fighting the disease For decades,..Read More

OHSU Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute receives Grant for AIDS Vaccine Development
Oregon Health & Science University

01/12/12  Portland, Ore. Research supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will accelerate OHSU’s promising vaccine candidate OHSU Vaccine and Gen..Read More

Genome editing’s brave new world
University of Oxford

“O wonder!/How many goodly creatures are there here!/ How beauteous mankind is!/ O brave new world,/ That has such people in’t!” Shakespeare’s lines i..Read More

KI researchers build upon Yoshinori Ohsumi’s discovery | News | News | Karolinska Institutet
Karolinska Institutet

In the 1990s, Yoshinori Ohsumi described how our cells keep their house in order. Now that he has been awarded a Nobel Prize for his discoveries, the ..Read More