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Techniques Devised to Speed-Up Plant Breeding

Plant scientists in Australia and the U.K. developed a process that sharply cuts the amount of time needed to produce new breeds of plant crops including commercial varieties of wheat. . . . → Read More: Techniques Devised to Speed-Up Plant Breeding

Tobacco Plants Studied as Drug Bio-Factories

A university in Australia is joining a European research project to create new types of tobacco plants for producing pharmaceuticals. . . . → Read More: Tobacco Plants Studied as Drug Bio-Factories

Rapid DNA, RNA Capture Technique Devised

Researchers in Australia developed a simple and inexpensive dipstick technique that captures and purifies specimen samples for genetic analysis in about 30 seconds. . . . → Read More: Rapid DNA, RNA Capture Technique Devised

Diet Enhancing Gut Microbes Shown to Slow Type 1 Diabetes

A diet that produces certain short-chain fatty acids in the gut is shown in lab mice to support the immune system and slow the onset of type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Diet Enhancing Gut Microbes Shown to Slow Type 1 Diabetes

Inhaled Drug Shown Feasible for Postpartum Bleeding

Results from a clinical trial show a dry-powder inhaled form of the drug oxytocin works in the body much like the injected form, given to prevent postpartum hemorrhage, excessive bleeding in some women after childbirth. . . . → Read More: Inhaled Drug Shown Feasible for Postpartum Bleeding

Low-Dose Multidrug Shown Effective in Hypertension Trial

A small-scale clinical trial shows a combination of four current drugs to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure, formulated in low doses, reduces blood pressure to normal levels in four weeks. . . . → Read More: Low-Dose Multidrug Shown Effective in Hypertension Trial

RNA-Nanoparticle Spray Protects Against Plant Viruses

Plant scientists combined synthetic genetic material with clay nanoparticles, which when sprayed on plants provides enduring protection against viruses. . . . → Read More: RNA-Nanoparticle Spray Protects Against Plant Viruses

Trial to Test Drug Combination for Hospital Infections

A clinical trial scheduled for early 2017 plans to assess the activity of two drugs to treat antibiotic-resistant infections often found in health care facilities. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Drug Combination for Hospital Infections

Gene Therapy Designed for Muscle Wasting Disease

Researchers devised a treatment for a cancer-related muscle wasting disease using gene transfers that in lab mice block signals promoting muscle degradation. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Designed for Muscle Wasting Disease

Technique Speeds, Eases Bone Marrow Stem Cell Collection

Research team members, L-R, Chad Heazlewood, senior author Susan Nilsson, and first author Benjamin Cao (CSIRO)

16 March 2016. A lab in Australia developed a process that makes it easier and faster to harvest blood-forming stem cells for treating diseases such as leukemia. The team led by Susan Nilsson at Monash University in Clayton, . . . → Read More: Technique Speeds, Eases Bone Marrow Stem Cell Collection