Category: Biotechnology

Electrically Stimulating the Brain May Restore Movement After Stroke

Scientists at UC San Francisco and at the San Francisco VA Health Care System have improved mobility in rats that had experienced...

Dental researchers identify protein key to wound healing

In many ways, the process to heal a wound parallels the steps involved in repairing, for example, a pothole. Both require specific...

Troves from a search for new biomarkers: blood-borne RNA

It’s the critical first step in treating everything from strokes to cancer: a timely and accurate diagnosis. Today, doctors often rely on...

Neuronal Activity Sheds Light on the Origin of Consciousness

Consciousness is everything people experience — from the taste of chocolate to the pain of a migraine, the disappointment of failing an...

UPMC Hamot First in U.S. to Use Innovative Robotic Technology to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier

More than 90 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer do not survive the disease, in part because it is often found at an advanced...

New Cell Manufacturing Research Facility will Change Approaches to Disease Therapies

The vision of making affordable, high-quality cell-based therapies available to hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide moved closer to...

New blood test reveals susceptibility to costly disease in dairy cows

Oregon State University researchers have developed a blood test to identify dairy cows that are susceptible to bovine clinical mastitis....

On the path to an artificial cell

It is hoped that cells created in a test tube can answer some of the major questions in biology. What is the minimum that a cell needs in...

Heroin use in Pacific Northwest linked to incurable kidney disease

A new UW Medicine study strongly associates the use of intravenous heroin – in particular the black tar variety popular in the Pacific...

NIH-supported researchers find link between allergen in red meat and heart disease

A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart....