Nitrogen limitation of CO2 fertilization: relief from fungal partners

New research shows that the stimulatory effect of atmospheric CO2 on plants depends on soil nitrogen and on the microbes that can help plants get it. More »

Using genome-scale models to predict biological capabilities

Rapid advances in DNA sequencing and synthesis technologies have revolutionized the study of life sciences. More »

Do plants have brains?

Many organisms have circadian clocks. These internal clocks play essential roles for predicting day-length or seasons, and they regulate behavior and hormonal secretion in animals More »

Zika virus infection during pregnancy and small heads: What is the connection and what can be seen by imaging

Within the last year, the outbreak of Zika virus infection in Brazil became a “public health emergency of international magnitude and concern”. More »

 

Electrically controlled insulin release

Stimuli responsive materials are promising for designing the next generation of drug delivery systems. Such materials would enable drugs to be released on-demand or in response to patient needs, specifically at the target site, minimizing side effects.

Aggregation Induced Emission tells us molecular aggregation processes

The aggregation-induced emission (AIE) is the phenomena that the fluorescence intensity is low in solution, the aggregated state shows strong emission. Conversion of the fluorescent properties depending on the aggregated states can also provide information on the

Noni leaf, black tea and Black cohosh encouraged bone growth in post-menopausal mammals

High intake of black tea and certain types of flavonoids were associated with lower risk of fracture-related hospitalizations in elderly women at high risk of fracture. Black tea consumption increased serum estradiol and prevented bone loss in

Emerging roles of cyclic nucleotide gated channels in plants

Plants are vulnerable to various biotic and abiotic stresses imposed in their respective growth environment. These stresses negatively affect the normal growth, development and productivity. Unlike animals, which can move to conditions conducive for growth and development;

Zooming in on the ‘big eaters’ in atherosclerosis: a key role for oxidation and cellular localization of fat

Our sedentary lifestyle combined with the enrichment of fat in our diet has led to an increase of diseases affecting the health of our cardiovascular system. Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death, with

Towards next-generation optimized personalized inhalers

Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs characterized by recurring attacks of panting and wheezing. Asthma affects about 300 million people and is a leading cause of hospitalization and ER costs for children

Erufosine increases RhoB expression in oral squamous carcinoma cells independent of its anticancer mechanism of action

Erufosine is an ether–lipid-derived synthetic compound belonging to the group of alkylphosphocholines (APCs). This chemotherapeutic agent exhibits pronounced anti-leukemic activity without affecting the normal hematopoiesis and exerts its influence by modulating signal transduction pathways in malignant tumor

14th International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology. Amsterdam, Netherlands. April 09-11, 2018

Conference Series Ltd organizes highly notable pharmaceutical conferences throughout the world. Currently we are bringing forth “14th International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology” (NanoMed 2018) scheduled to be held during April 09-11, 2018 at

A network of stuttering

Network science uses techniques from mathematics, computer science, and several other fields to study complex systems. Nodes are used to represent an individual in the system, and connections are placed between nodes that are related in some

Factors increasing mortality of the elderly following hip fracture surgery

Hip fracture is one of most common public health problems with significant financial burden on the patient and health care systems. Risk of mortality in elderly patients with several comorbidity is high especially during first year following

Neonatal programming of pesticide-induced neurodegeneration

Permethrin (PERM) is a pesticide of the pyrethroid class widely used in agriculture to protect crops and in general its main application is as insect repellent. It is also a component of many creams against skin diseases

Chemical synthesis of 12-HHT and related metabolites derived from polyunsaturated fatty acids

Collaboration of organic chemistry and biology has successfully developed a new area of research. Science of metabolites derived from polyunsaturated fatty acids by COX or LOX is one of successful examples. These metabolites are chemical mediators that

The aged immune system in multiple sclerosis: focus on B cells

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord. A chronic inflammatory reaction causes breakdown of myelin surrounding the axons, leading to a disturbed transmission of nerve impulses. Symptoms of MS include

Are school-based interventions effective in preventing traffic accidents?

According to the World Health Organization, more than one million people die every year on the world’s roads, and another 20 to 50 million get injured because of traffic accidents. Sadly, traffic accidents are the first cause

The smart light modulators of the scarab beetle Chrysina gloriosa

Many insects own a tessellated carapace with bumps, pits or indentations. Little is known on the physical properties of these geometric variations, and biological functions are unknown or still debated.  Beetles from the genus Chrysina show vivid

Scientists don’t have to travel alone; solutions can come from the crowd

Science is sometimes perceived as a lonely affair where a lone genius strives to break the code that will unlock hidden knowledge deep inside the data. Without question the contributions of great scientists are of value, but