News tagged with nature methods
'Brainbow,' version 2.0: Researchers refine breakthrough system for producing images of brain, nervous system
(Medical Xpress)—The breakthrough technique that allowed scientists to obtain one-of-a-kind, colorful images of the myriad connections in the brain and nervous system is about to get a significant upgrade.
Neuroscience May 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
As scientists probe and parse the genetic bases of what makes a human a human (or one human different from another), and vigorously push for greater use of whole genome sequencing, they find themselves increasingly ...
Genetics Apr 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Misha Ahrens and Philipp Keller, researchers with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have succeeded in making a near real-time video of most of a zebrafish's brain showing individual neuron ...
Neuroscience Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Pre-clinical trials—the stage at which medications or therapies are tested on animals like laboratory mice—is a crucial part of drug development. It's only then that scientists can assess benefits and side effects before ...
Medical research Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers in China have developed a technique for reprogramming cells found in urine into neural progenitor cells that are capable of growing into neurons. In their paper published in ...
Medical research Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
In a genome sequencing study of 74 neuroblastoma tumors in children, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that patients with changes in two genes, ARID1A ...
Genetics Dec 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—In the early stages of that vast undertaking known as the Human Genome Project, enthusiasm ran high. The enterprise would be costly and laborious but the clinical rewards, unprecedented. Once the complete ...
Genetics Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A fluorescent protein from a deep-sea jellyfish has helped scientists isolate heart cells in the laboratory, creating an invaluable aid to work on heart disease treatments and extraordinary ...
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Based on their previous discovery of progesterone-induced blocking factor (PIBF), European scientists have developed a diagnostic assay that could be used to detect pregnancy complications or cancer.
Medical research Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cancer only arises if two or more genes are mutated. Learning which combinations of mutations cause cancer represents an extremely laborious endeavor. In the current issue of the journal Nature Methods Robert Eferl and co ...
Cancer Aug 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists develop alternative to gene therapy: The technique points to safer, simpler potential HIV treatment
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a surprisingly simple and safe method to disrupt specific genes within cells. The scientists highlighted the medical potential of the new technique by demonstrating ...
Medical research Jul 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (9) | 0 |
Human geneticists have long debated whether the genetic risk of the most common medical conditions derive from many rare mutations, each conferring a high degree of risk in different people, or common differences throughout ...
Genetics Mar 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A research team led by the University of Melbourne has developed a novel technique that tracks diseased proteins behaving badly by forming clusters in brain diseases such as Huntingtons and Alzheimers.
Medical research Mar 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In order to provide more insight into how human and monkey brains are similar and how they’re different, a research team has taken a different approach to studying both to find out ...
Neuroscience Feb 06, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress) -- To study spinal cord injuries, researchers have had to conduct exploratory surgeries on mice to determine how nerves and other cells respond after trauma. But these approaches have only ...
Medical research Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Nature is a prominent scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869. Although most scientific journals are now highly specialized, Nature is one of the few journals, along with other weekly journals such as Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that still publishes original research articles across a wide range of scientific fields. In many fields of scientific research, important new advances and original research are published as articles or letters in Nature.
Research scientists are the primary audience for the journal, but summaries and accompanying articles make many of the most important papers understandable for the general public and to scientists in other fields. Toward the front of each issue are editorials, news and feature articles on issues of general interest to scientists, including current affairs, science funding, business, scientific ethics and research breakthroughs. There are also sections on books and arts. The remainder of the journal consists mostly of research articles, which are often dense and highly technical. Due to strict limits on the length of articles, in many cases the printed text is actually a summary of the work in question with many details relegated to accompanying supplementary material on the journal's website.
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