Monthly Archives: August 2015

Vitamin D May Play Key Role in Preventing Macular Degeneration

Now, a team led by a researcher at the University at Buffalo has discovered that vitamin D may play a significant role in eye health, specifically in the possible prevention of age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, among women who are more genetically prone to developing the sight-damaging disease.

The structure of DNA made visible

Enzo di Fabrizio – Professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia – and his team have developed a new technique to produce a direct image of the DNA helix and its inner structure.

The twin Jet Nebula

The Twin Jet Nebula, a planetary nebula lying some 4200 light-years away, viewed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Egg Retrieval Earlier in IVF May Let Aged Women Conceive for First Time

Women over 43 are generally told it is near-impossible for them to have their own baby, even via IVF (in vitro fertilization) but a new study says those odds may be improved.

Plague, in 4th Fatal Case in U.S. This Year, killed a Utah man

A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health officials said Thursday.

MR Solutions to display their next generation preclinical MRI imaging solutions at the 2015 World Molecular Imaging Congress

MR Solutions are inviting delegates to see future developments in the preclinical MRI sector at the eighth annual 2015 World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in Honolulu, from 2 to 5 September, 2015.

Using DNA origami to build nanodevices of the future

Scientists have been studying ways to use synthetic DNA as a building block for smaller and faster devices.

Study: 60 days and 60 nights in bed

On 9 September, the first of 12 men will go to bed for 60 days as part of important research into stopping the wasting effects that spaceflight has on the human body.

An ounce of preservation: Research advances on ‘scourge’ of transplant ward

The fungus Cryptococcus causes meningitis, a brain disease that kills about 1 million people each year – mainly those with impaired immune systems due to AIDS, cancer treatment or an organ transplant.

Fungi tweaked to boost industrial enzymes

Filamentous fungi produce powerful enzymes that break down tough plant material that can be used for biofuels and other industrial processes.

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