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.
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
The dual role of mercury on mitochondrial complexes by sulfur bridges
All forms of mercury are long known to be highly toxic. In recent years, the metal occurrence in dental amalgams has raised worries for the harmful effects due to the slow mercury release in the human body.
How are thylakoid membranes shaped and maintained?
An oxygen-rich atmosphere was one of the most important prerequisites for the evolution of complex life on earth. Ancestors of modern-days cyanobacteria floated the earth’s atmosphere with this gas roughly 2.8 billion years ago. To convert carbon
Crowd surfing of graphene on a lipid monolayer
In the recent years a growing interest in graphene applications lead to the development of new biosensor devices. Graphene is a powerful sensor due to its extraordinary electron mobility, unique mechanical strength and optical properties. Consequently, the