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‘Treasure in saliva’ may reveal deadly diseases early enough to treat them, UCLA scientists report

UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing — at an early stage — diabetes and cancer, and ...

Royal Holloway to develop pioneering treatment for spinal cord injury

Dr Rafael Yáñez-Muñoz, from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, is leading a team of researchers working ...

New Insights into the Development of Ciliopathies

Neuherberg - Diseases of the sensory or motile cilia play a key role in lung diseases or diabetes. Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have now discovered the protein Flattop. It regulates the asymmetric positioning of cilia. Malfunctions in this process lead to different clinical phenotypes. ... Full story

UC Davis scientists discover exact receptor for DEET that repels mosquitoes

Biochemist Walter Leal has discovered which receptor on mosquito antennae detects DEET, making it an effective repellant. (Kathy Keatley Garvey/UC Davis photo) ... Full story

New Clinical Trial Data: Scripps Research Institute MS Drug Candidate Also Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

LA JOLLA, CA, AND JUPITER, FL - Positive new clinical data were released today on a drug candidate for ulcerative colitis that was first discovered and synthesized at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). ... Full story

‘Sticky’ ends start synthetic collagen growth

Rice University chemists advance understanding, control of collagen formation ... Full story

An unlikely use for diamonds

Tiny diamonds are providing scientists with new possibilities for accurate measurements of processes inside living cells with potential to improve drug delivery and cancer therapeutics. ... Full story

Scripps Research Institute Chemists Achieve New Technique with Profound Implications for Drug Development

Method Expands Options for Making Pure Batches of ‘One-Handed’ Molecules ... Full story

Wallet-sized labs the next big thing

RMIT researchers are developing inexpensive, portable toxicology laboratories so small you could fit them in your wallet. ... Full story

Concentrated effort to gain new knowledge about membrane-bound proteins

A large grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to researcher David Drew at Stockholm University has enabled four research teams to proceed to develop new methods for determining the structure of human membrane proteins and their dynamic functions. ... Full story

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