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December 18, 2014

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6:40 PM | Connections between starvation and immunological memory
Focus on autophagy's functions in memory T cells The post Connections between starvation and immunological memory appeared first on Lab Land.
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6:38 PM | 5 Common Misconceptions About Seasonal Flu
If you're sick, stay home. ShutterstockBy Derek Gatherer, Lancaster UniversityIt’s that time of the year again. You probably think I mean Christmas, but as a virologist the sight of glitter, fairy lights and moulting pine trees immediately makes me think of the flu season. And if there’s one thing that can ruin your family’s Christmas, it’s the arrival of that particular unwanted guest. read more

December 17, 2014

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1:00 PM | Christmas Greenery - Friend Or Foe?
Biology concepts – toxin, botany, cancer chemotherapies, pregnancy, evergreen Noche de Rábanos (Night of the Radishes) is celebrated in Oaxaca, Mexico on December 23. The townspeople carve radishes into shapes, characters or scenes and then they are judged.  It began as a suggestion by a couple of monks to bring people in to the market to buy the produce that the farmers had raised, so it’s a Christmas plant tradition that really has little to do with […]

Liu, B., Zhou, J., Li, Y., Zou, X., Wu, J., Gu, J., Yuan, J., Zhao, B., Feng, L., Jia, X. & Wang, R. (2014). Hederagenin from the leaves of ivy (Hedera helix L.) induces apoptosis in human LoVo colon cells through the mitochondrial pathway, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 14 (1) 412. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-412

Tröger W, Galun D, Reif M, Schumann A, Stanković N & Milićević M (2014). Quality of life of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer during treatment with mistletoe: a randomized controlled trial., Deutsches Arzteblatt international, 111 (29-30) 493. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25142075

Tsui, K., Wang, J., Wu, L. & Chiu, C. (2012). Molecular Mechanism of Isocupressic Acid Supresses MA-10 Cell Steroidogenesis, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012 1-12. DOI: 10.1155/2012/190107

Earl, E., Altaf, M., Murikoli, R., Swift, S. & O'Toole, R. (2010). Native New Zealand plants with inhibitory activity towards Mycobacterium tuberculosis, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 10 (1) 25. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-10-25

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1:00 PM | Christmas Greenery - Friend Or Foe?
Biology concepts – toxin, botany, cancer chemotherapies, pregnancy, evergreen Noche de Rábanos (Night of the Radishes) is celebrated in Oaxaca, Mexico on December 23. The townspeople carve radishes into shapes, characters or scenes and then they are judged.  It began as a suggestion by a couple of monks to bring people in to the market to buy the produce that the farmers had raised, so it’s a Christmas plant tradition that really has little to do with […]

Liu, B., Zhou, J., Li, Y., Zou, X., Wu, J., Gu, J., Yuan, J., Zhao, B., Feng, L., Jia, X. & Wang, R. (2014). Hederagenin from the leaves of ivy (Hedera helix L.) induces apoptosis in human LoVo colon cells through the mitochondrial pathway, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 14 (1) 412. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-412

Tröger W, Galun D, Reif M, Schumann A, Stanković N & Milićević M (2014). Quality of life of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer during treatment with mistletoe: a randomized controlled trial., Deutsches Arzteblatt international, 111 (29-30) 493. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25142075

Tsui, K., Wang, J., Wu, L. & Chiu, C. (2012). Molecular Mechanism of Isocupressic Acid Supresses MA-10 Cell Steroidogenesis, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012 1-12. DOI: 10.1155/2012/190107

Earl, E., Altaf, M., Murikoli, R., Swift, S. & O'Toole, R. (2010). Native New Zealand plants with inhibitory activity towards Mycobacterium tuberculosis, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 10 (1) 25. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-10-25

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December 15, 2014

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5:38 PM | Why Chinese Biotech Cotton Doesn't Lead To Pest Resistance, Even Without Non-Bt Refuges
In the United States in the 1930s, climate change and droughts and excessive agricultural practices combined to give the country a 'Dust Bowl' - as farmers became more stressed during the Depression they farmed harder, so ancient agricultural practices got left behind. Modern agricultural science is a little smarter. Scientists make sure farmers know the right application for pesticides and when it comes to biotech crops, they make sure pests don't develop 'herd immunity'.read more
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12:48 PM | Researcher Spotlight: Professor Sir Philip Cohen
Sir Philip Cohen is a professor of enzymology at the University of Dundee. He holds a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award and has worked in the field of protein phosphorylation and cell regulation for over four decades. His work on the subject has seen him consistently ranked as one of the world’s most cited scientists […]

December 10, 2014

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4:33 PM | Borrelidin Bacteria Analogs Are Drug Candidates Against Malaria
Malaria is one of the most serious health problems worldwide, registering 200 million clinical cases and more than 600,000 attributable deaths per year, according to information from the World Health Organization in 2013. Given the emerging resistance to the standard treatment most widely used throughout the world, which is based on artemisinin and its analogs, there is a need for new antimalarial compounds.read more

December 04, 2014

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2:41 PM | Strategy to defend vs double hit at beginning of life
Inflammation and hypoxia can combine to increase of fetal brain damage. Researchers test a strategy to halt immune cells that drive the damage. The post Strategy to defend vs double hit at beginning of life appeared first on Lab Land.

November 25, 2014

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8:46 PM | Geroscience? Much More Than a Reaction to the “Silver Tsunami”
Geroscience is essentially an interdisciplinary field at the crossroads of aging and age-related diseases.
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8:00 PM | Strain 115 : The Killer Bacteria Inside Your Thanksgiving Turkey
While an alarming number of wealthy people think organic food contains no chemicals, the opposite is true. Not only is everything chemical, the most organic of organic Thanksgiving meals is stuffed full of mutagens and carcinogens, at least in environmental toxicology studies on rats. But in the real world, outside environmental fundraising, Thanksgiving dinner is not only harmless, it might even be beneficial. The turkey Americans eat on Thursday contains Strain 115, which produces the […]

November 21, 2014

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5:54 PM | A Pointer
For my Microbiology students…. As we finish up the year dividing out time between Immunology and Epidemiology, you may find it useful or just interesting to take a look at the online Epidemiology course offered at Coursera. It is a six-part course taught by Lorraine Alexander and Karin Yeatts of the University of North Carolina, Chapel […]

November 20, 2014

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10:13 PM | Cell death drug discovery: come at the king, you best not miss
Researchers tried to chemically inactivate the king of one form of cell death, only to find their tools triggered another form. The post Cell death drug discovery: come at the king, you best not miss appeared first on Lab Land.
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