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Identifying All Factors Modulating Gene Expression Is Actually Possible!

It was in trying to answer a question related to the functioning of our biological clock that a team lead by Ueli Schibler, a professor at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has developed a method whose applications are proving to be countless. The researchers wanted to understand how ‘timed’ signals, present in the blood [...]

Screening Technique Uncovers 5 New Plant Activator Compounds

A new high-throughput screening technique developed by researchers at the RIKEN Plant Science Center (PSC) has been used to uncover five novel immune-priming compounds in Arabidopsis plants. Discovery of the compounds, which enhance disease resistance without impacting plant growth or crop yield, establishes the new technique as a powerful asset in the battle to protect [...]

Study Sheds Light On Lung Cancers That Are Undetected By Radiograph

New research has revealed why some lung cancers are undetected by radiograph and helped to identify the type of people who may be at risk of this form of the disease. The findings was presented on Monday (3 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress in Vienna. There has been no significant reduction [...]

Study Reveals Optimal Interval For Stomach Cancer Screening

A new study has determined how often people should get screened for gastric or stomach cancer in high-risk regions of the world. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings could help reduce deaths from gastric cancer, which is the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality. Although [...]