How you lock your smartphone can reveal your age: UBC study

Credit: University of British Columbia Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones’ auto lock feature compared to younger users, a new UBC study has...

The Foods Of Tomorrow: How Biotechnology Is Changing What We Eat – Forbes

Tomato with syringe Getty What if you could bite into a lemon and taste lemonade, without consuming any sugar? What if you could eat a steak without the moral and environmental considerations of slaughtering an...

Scientists Grow Head and Neck Cancer Organoids to Personalize Chemotherapy

A team of Dutch researchers has developed the first 3D organoids from patients’ head and neck cancer cells that can be kept alive for a long time, giving physicians a model to test which...

Newly Identified Appetite-Controlling Neural Circuit Responds to Food Smells

Studies in mice by a Baylor College of Medicine-led team have identified a previously unknown neural circuit that is activated by food odors and stops the animals from eating, to the point that they...

Highlights and key takeaways from the 2019 Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM)

The Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM) is an annual conference that brings together bacteriology experts from the Boston area and around the world. Its 25th iteration took place between June 6th and June 7th, 2019,...

The Top 20 Industrial Biotechnology Companies in Europe

Europe’s industrial biotechnology sector is driving a massive change from petrochemical processes to more sustainable alternatives. Here are the top industrial biotechnology companies in Europe making every industry greener.Industrial biotechnology draws from biology and...

Sedation method does not affect colonoscopy detection rate

Researchers discover moderate and deep sedation are equally effective for detecting pre-cancerous polyps Credit: University of Missouri Health Care COLUMBIA, Mo. (June 19, 2019) Colon cancer is the...

Breastmilk’s IgA Protects Preemies from Deadly Disease

It is well known that the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating disease that affects neonatal premature infants, is lower in infants that are fed breastmilk. However, the reasons for breastmilk’s protective effect...

Unity Biotechnology shows results highlighting long road ahead – STAT

Unity Biotechnology (UBX), a San Francisco biotechnology firm focused on developing drugs that address what it says is a fundamental mechanism of aging, released the first human data Tuesday on its first experimental drug,...

Study shows persistence of gender bias by patients in the health care environment

A new study has shown that patients are significantly more likely to correctly identify male physicians and female nurses, demonstrating continuing gender bias in the health care environment. These lingering perceptions may slowly be...

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