Monthly Archives: July 2017

Early plant development under stress relies on RNA splicing

Plants are unable to move away from harmful environmental conditions that affect their well-being and that ultimately compromise their growth and thereby crop production. To cope with a constantly changing environment, they have evolved unique and elaborate

Mucinous appendiceal neoplasms – is right colon resection necessary?

Appendiceal neoplasms are rare and often show low-grade histologic features. Symptoms and signs related to peritoneal metastases most commonly results in a diagnosis. Historically, epithelial appendiceal neoplasms have routinely been treated by a right colectomy. However, three

Quality assessment of marketed tea products

Chamomile tea composed of dried flower heads of Matricaria recutita L. (Asteraceae) is one of the most popular single ingredient herbal teas. Tea industries, spice shops or public bazaars are mostly supplied with chamomile as a raw

The human brain uses transitional probabilities of sound events for forming predictions about the acoustic environment

Predicting future events is essential in our ever-changing environment. For example, when we hear a siren sound while driving, we need to form predictions about the course of its loudness in order to decide whether to pull

What is the connection between cell division and neurodegenerative disease?

Cell division is an important process in development, tissue repair and reproduction in a wide variety of animals. The purpose of cell division is to separate the genetic material, or DNA, into two newly forming daughter cells.

Smart silk dressings – for treating chronic wounds

Breaching of integral structure of skin causes cutaneous wounds, healing of which becomes difficult in certain diseased or pathological conditions like diabetes, obesity, infection or traumatic injuries. According to the recent report from Diabetes Atlas, more than

Serious mental illness: accentuate the positive!

As the popular song implies, “accentuating the positive, spreading joy to the maximum” keeps stress at bay and improves mental health. Research in psychology has shown that it is not the presence or absence of fortunate events

The effect of birth date on gestation length in Holstein cows and heifers

This article is on an interesting subject which is worthy of investigation. In herd health management, knowing when to expect a calving is very important. So far, the influence of the month of calving on gestation length

A new kind of human immune cell that cannot leave the liver

Natural Killer (NK) cells are immune cells that are found in the blood and protect the body by killing infected and cancerous cells. NK cells can also be found in large numbers in some organs, including the

New therapy for the treatment of childhood bone cancer

Cancer in children and young adults is rare, with survival rates being very high, mainly depending on the treatment. The biggest proportion of this diagnosis will be on leukaemia and brain tumours, with just about 3% of

International Conference on Oncology and Cancer Therapeutics. Chicago, Illinois, USA. October 30- November 01, 2017

Allied Academies invites all the participants from all over the world to attend “International Conference on Oncology and Cancer Therapeutics” held in Chicago, Illinois, USA at October 30- November 1, 2017 which includes prompt Keynote Presentations, Special

Super-resolution in live cells: Visualizing the molecular organization of the cell division machinery

We set out to elucidate the molecular organization of the proteins of the cytokinetic apparatus, an essential step to understanding the mechanism of cell division. Cytokinesis is best understood in the single cell model organism fission yeast.

A versatile in vitro bioassay for the screening of neurotrophic factor gene therapy systems to combat blindness

Glaucoma is the world’s second leading cause of blindness after cataracts, affecting about 80 million people worldwide annually. The disease is characterized by neurodegeneration involving a progressive visual field loss from the periphery towards the center, and

Acute immune responses in the brain differ from responses in blood

Immune cells of the brain called microglia, appear to have been adapted to their vulnerable environment. They react less destructive to danger signals than their counterparts in the blood. Microglia are the resident macrophages of the central

Manipulating a single microtubule by light

A cell is basically a miniature factory, which contains a large number of dedicated protein machines to perform various mechanical functions. For example kinesin is a linear motor protein which transport cargos such as organelles, chromosomes and

Measuring mineral levels in ultrapure concentrated acid: how hard can it be?

The short answer: hard. Concentrated acid is used in the semiconductor industry as a surface cleaning reagent. However, not every acid is good enough for this. The performance of electronic devices is highly sensitive to the presence