BlogArena

General blog about anything and everything of everyday's life.

26. Aug 2019

August 10, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

If We Landed on Europa, What Would We Want to Know?

Most of what scientists know of Jupiter’s moon Europa they have gleaned from a dozen or so close flybys from NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1979 and NASA’s Galileo spacecraft in the mid-to-late 1990s. Even in these fleeting, paparazzi-like encounters, … Continue reading

March 23, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

Tenfold boost in ability to pinpoint proteins in cancer cells

Better diagnosis and treatment of cancer could hinge on the ability to better understand a single cell at its molecular level. New research offers a more comprehensive way of analyzing one cell’s unique behavior, using an array of colors to … Continue reading

February 21, 2013
by Guest Post
0 comments

Ancient Fossilized Sea Creatures Yield Oldest Biomolecules Isolated Directly from a Fossil

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Though scientists have long believed that complex organic molecules couldn’t survive fossilization, some 350-million-year-old remains of aquatic sea creatures uncovered in Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa have challenged that assumption. The spindly animals with feathery arms—called crinoids, but … Continue reading

March 17, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Cancer Genes Differ in Different Parts of a Tumour

Taking a sample from just one part of a tumour may not give a full picture of its‘genetic landscape’, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could help explain why attempts at using … Continue reading

January 30, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

They Know The Drool

*The search for biomarkers of disease in spit* It’s a researcher’s dream: a simple, noninvasive test to detect life-threatening cancer, heart disease, or other maladies while they’re still treatable. A team of University of Minnesota researchers is in hot pursuit … Continue reading

January 13, 2012
by Guest Post
0 comments

Gut Microbe Networks Differ From Norm in Obese People, Systems Biology Approach Reveals

For the first time, researchers have analyzed the multitude of microorganisms residing in the human gut as a complex, integrated biological system, rather than a set of separate species. Their approach has revealed patterns that correspond with excess body weight. … Continue reading

December 7, 2011
by Guest Post
0 comments

Researchers Study Toenails as Marker for Arsenic Exposure

*UA scientists have teamed up to study the relationship between arsenic in human toenails and arsenic concentration in drinking water. Exposure to arsenic is associated with several chronic diseases ranging from dermatitis to various cancers.* Scientists from the University of … Continue reading

March 19, 2011
by Guest Post
0 comments

UF Researchers Suspect Bacterial Changes in Mouth Promote Oral Disease in People With HIV

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Oral disease occurs commonly and progresses rapidly among people who have HIV, but the process is poorly understood. Researchers suspect that the culprit is a change in the makeup of bacterial communities that live in the mouth. … Continue reading