The Mysterious Dance of the Cricket Embryos
A team of biologists and mathematicians studied hours of video to learn how insects take shape in the egg. The secret is geometry. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Siobhan Roberts Tags: Fruit Flies Biology and Biochemistry Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Mathematics Insects Crickets Evolution (Biology) Microbiology Cassandra Extavour Seth Donoughe Stefano Di Talia Taro Nakamura Christopher Rycroft Jordan H Source Type: news

Dartmouth ’s Supattapone Receives Prestigious Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
Surachai Supattapone, MD, PhD, a professor of biochemistry and cell biology and of medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has received a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The prestigious $4.9 million award will provide up to seven years of funding for his research on prions—infectious agents that cause fatal neurogenerative diseases. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - August 3, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Education News Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award Surachai Supattapone Source Type: news

Handmade Hemoglobin, 1912-2012
Makio Murayama, a Japanese-American biochemist who was turned away from the Manhattan Project due to his heritage, rose to prominence for his work uncovering the link between the structure of hemoglobin and the mechanisms of sickle cell disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Foundations Magazine Issue Source Type: news

New DNA repair-kit successfully fixes hereditary disease in patient-derived cells
Genetic mutations which cause a debilitating hereditary kidney disease affecting children and young adults have been fixed in patient-derived kidney cells using a potentially game-changing DNA repair-kit. The advance, developed by University of Bristol scientists, is published in Nucleic Acids Research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 29, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Medical Education Needs a Tune-Up
(MedPage Today) -- When I attended medical school more than 40 years ago, virtually all schools taught in a very traditional way: by lecturing on topics and subjects comprising individual courses. We were drilled in anatomy, biochemistry, pathology... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 15, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Jennifer Doudna ’s Life Has Changed Since Discovering CRISPR 10 Years Ago
Jennifer Doudna was staring at a computer screen filled with a string of As, Cs, Ts, and Gs—the letters that make up human DNA—and witnessing a debilitating genetic disease being cured right before her eyes. Just a year earlier, in 2012, she and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier had published a landmark paper describing CRISPR-Cas9, a molecular version of autocorrect for DNA, and she was seeing one the first demonstrations of CRISPR’s power to cure a human disease. She was in the lab of Dr. Kiran Musunuru, a Harvard researcher who was eager to show her the results from an experiment he had just finish...
Source: TIME: Health - July 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized feature Genetics healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Africa: What It Would Take to Set Up an African Drug Discovery Ecosystem
[The Conversation Africa] Africa has great potential for drug discovery. The continent has natural resources, indigenous knowledge and human capacity. And it has the need: it bears more than 20% of the global disease burden. There are many internationally recognised African scientists undertaking cutting edge research. But a lack of resources makes it difficult to conduct world class science. A team of African biochemists, cell biologists and bioinformaticians shares some thoughts on what it would take to establish an Africa-wide d (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CRISPR, 10 Years On: Learning to Rewrite the Code of Life
The gene-editing technology has led to innovations in medicine, evolution and agriculture — and raised profound ethical questions about altering human DNA. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Crispr (DNA) Genetics and Heredity Genetic Engineering Science and Technology Nobel Prizes Clinical Trials Biology and Biochemistry Ethics and Official Misconduct your-feed-science DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Doudna, Jennifer A your- Source Type: news

Centenarian Tortoises May Set the Standard for Anti-Aging
Tortoises and turtles don ’t just live for a long time — they barely age while they live. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jack Tamisiea Tags: Longevity Turtles and Tortoises Biology and Biochemistry Research your-feed-science Science (Journal) endotherm ectotherm Source Type: news

Novel host cell pathway hijacked during COVID-19 infection uncovered by Bristol researchers
An international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has been investigating how the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, manipulates host proteins to penetrate into human cells. After identifying Neuropilin-1 (NRP1) as a host factor for SARS-CoV-2 infection, new findings published in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) today [14 June] describe how the coronavirus subverts a host cell pathway in order to infect human cells. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 14, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence may have unearthed one of the world ’s oldest campfires
Some content has been removed for formatting reasons. Please view the original article for the best reading experience. It’s not always easy to find clues to ancient campfires. Bits of charcoal, cracked bones, and discolored rocks often give a prehistoric blaze away. But not every blaze leaves such obvious traces, especially after hundreds of thousands of years. Now, using artificial intelligence (AI) to detect the subtle ways in which extreme heat warps a material’s atomic structure, scientists have discovered the potential presence of a nearly 1-million-year-old fire featuring dozens of purportedly burnt ...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Africa: Here's What Science Says About Eating Salad Before Carbs
[The Conversation Africa] Biochemist and author of the Glucose Revolution Jessie Inchausp é says tweaking your diet can change your life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists devise method to prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics
A hospital or medical clinic might be the last place you ’d expect to pick up a nasty infection, but approximately 1.7 million Americans do each year, resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths from infection-related complications and roughly $30 billion in direct medical costs.The biggest culprits, experts say — accounting for two-thirds of these infections — are medical devices like catheters, stents, heart valves and pacemakers, whose surfaces often become covered with harmful bacterial films. But a novel surface treatment developed by a UCLA-led team of scientists could help improve the safety of t hese devices and ease ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Professor Imre Berger elected Fellow of prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences
Imre Berger, Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry and Director of Bristol ’ s Max Planck Centre for Minimal Biology has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences for his outstanding contributions to biomedical science and notable discoveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 11, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Physicist and Author Carlo Rovelli Would Like to Explain the Universe to You
It’s a very good thing Carlo Rovelli did not get eaten by a bear in 1976—though even he admits it would have been his own fault. Camping alone in western Canada, he decided to save the money it would have cost him to pitch his tent in a designated area, and picked instead a wilder part of the wilderness. No sooner had he set up camp and prepared to settle in than the grizzly appeared. Fortunately for Rovelli, the bear was more interested in the easy pickings of the food supplies he had left out in the open than it was in human prey. “I packed super rapidly,” he says, “left the food, took my t...
Source: TIME: Science - April 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Books culturepod Exclusive Source Type: news