Career Tips This Week: True Grit is Knowing When to Quit

Hello beautiful people,Grit has become the new buzzword for success, and research shows that it really does matter. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in challenging settings, such as rookie teachers in...

Update: Novartis’ Neurological Gene Therapy Receives FDA Approval

Update (24/05/2019): Zolgensma, developed by Novartis, has become the first FDA-approved gene therapy for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy in patients under two years old. The gene therapy is also being reviewed under an...

Ribociclib plus hormone therapy extends survival for patients with premenopausal advanced hormone receptor-positive breast...

MD Anderson-led Phase III trial finds targeted therapy lowers risk of death, is well-tolerated Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center ABSTRACT LBA1008 Adding the targeted therapy ribociclib to hormone therapy...

Human-gut-microbiome on a chip

Affiliations Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA Roberta Poceviciute  & Rustem F. Ismagilov Division of Biology & Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA Rustem F. Ismagilov Corresponding author Correspondence to Rustem F....

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,...

Personality traits of drug users

Credit: Credit to the authors The social environment is an influential factor with regards to drug addiction. However, some people living in the same environment become drug...

Small horned dinosaur from China, a Triceratops relative, walked on two feet

With fossils from more than 80 individual dinosaurs, Auroraceratops rugosus, an early horned dinosaur, is one of the best represented dinosaur species ever found. Credit: Robert Walters Many...

Swiss Anti-Aging Treatment Gives the Elderly Healthier Muscles

An anti-aging dietary supplement developed by the Swiss biotech Amazentis to combat age-related muscle weakening has improved the health of muscle cells in a first-in-human study. Mitochondria are parts of the cell that generate energy,...

High sleep variability and short sleep duration predict blunted weight loss

This is one of the conclusions of the Predimed-Plus study, Prevention with the Mediterranean Diet, which has been published in the June issue of the International Journal of Obesity. It is the first study...

Quantum biology scientists discovered a cell-wide web, used to transfer messages inside the cell

Up until now it was believed that various organs and structures float in cytoplasm inside a cell. Scientists thought that messages through the cells are transferred via waves. However, this understanding is quickly changing...

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