Monthly Archives: February 2017

Brain structure predicting functioning at a later stage in live in individuals at increased risk for psychosis

Psychosis is a severe mental disorder that is characterised by symptoms of hallucinations, delusions, confused and disturbed thoughts, and lack of insight and self-awareness. Most individuals who are at increased risk for developing psychosis do not develop

Discovery of Bag3-P209L signaling mechanism brings hope for therapeutic options currently in development

Myofibrillar myopathy (MFM) is a group of rare genetic disorders that cause both skeletal and cardiac muscle weakness. Mutations in the Bcl2-associated Athanogene 3 (Bag3) protein, highly expressed in striated muscle, are reported to cause a particularly

Characteristics of adolescents requesting emergency contraception

The proportion of pregnancies that are unintended in the United States remains high, particularly among adolescents. Postcoital contraception, using either the copper intrauterine device (IUD) or emergency contraception (EC) pills, is the only option for pregnancy prevention

Marine and estuarine decapod crustaceans from Ceará, northeast Brazil

The evaluation of world’s biodiversity has always been of major concern, especially when undertaking conservation measures or establishing protected areas. Species lists play an important role in this context, not only providing tools for conservation purposes, but

Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) infection empowers B lymphocytes for autoimmunity

The human body is under constant threat of foreign invaders (bacteria, viruses, parasites) that can cause infectious diseases. The reason why this often does not occur is the immune system, a complex collection of molecules and cells

Scientific procedures and possible alternative assays in GRAS determination

A food substance can be designated as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) based on the outcomes of scientific procedures or experience of common use in food.  Data used for GRAS determination is provided by the Sponsor and

Gold subnano-structures on iron-oxide surface for catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide

Highly dispersed gold nanoparticles supported on transition metal oxides have been shown to catalyze important chemical reactions such as low – temperature oxidation of carbon monoxide ( CO ). Catalytic performance of gold / oxide system depends

Experience impacts elbow pitching mechanics more than age

As youth participation in organized baseball has grown in the United States, so has the occurrence of elbow pain and injuries. This increase is likely related to the development of the physes and increased throwing frequency and

Lab Leader makes software applications for experiment design in life science

Pick your target molecules and the application will generate a protocol for the experiment ready for use, labeling, sharing and documenting. You will also get hands on, expert tips improving your methodology. Lab Leader’s life science tools

Annual Summit on Cell Signaling and Cancer Therapy. Chicago, USA. September 27-28, 2017

Annual Summit on Cell Signaling and Cancer Therapy is bustling to be held at Chicago, USA during September 27-28, 2017 hosted by Conferences Series. Through the theme “To Frame An Admiring Portal For Pioneering Cancer Therapy and

DNA methylation markers in colorectal cancer state-of-the-art

Colorectal is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. There were over 1.3 million new colorectal cancer cases worldwide, of which approximately 50% died as a result of the disease in 2012. Like all cancers, CRC

Remote echography using motorized probe and tele operated echograph

Echography and Doppler are the first imaging modality which can be setup without huge and costly installation, but the examination has to be performed by a Medical Doctor specially trained for echography and Doppler (a Sonographer). Moreover

Ultrasound can help small particles penetrate into biofilms using a new oscillatory diffusion mechanism

Biofilms form when microorganisms, such as bacteria or algae, attach to a surface and surround themselves with a matrix of extracellular polymeric substance (or EPS). Biofilms are ubiquitous in nature and in a vast array of industrial

Strollers and carriers cause average of two injuries every hour in the U.S.

The Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital published research about children getting injured from strollers and carriers in Academic Pediatrics in August 2016. Parents use these products every day

Variation in fecundity among species and its evolutionary consequences

Predicting the evolutionary trajectories of living species give us the chance to develop informed management policies and preserve species at the brink of extinction. Also, the possibility to understand the consequences of climate change and of introduced,

Electromembrane extraction and spectrophotometric determination of As(V) in water samples

Arsenic is an important environmental element because of its high toxicity at the level of parts per billion. According to World Health Organization (WHO) guideline on drinking water quality, the maximum permitted concentration of arsenic in drinking