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The first human trials of this experimental, cancer-killing drug could change everything:


Properly mixed, the medicine came out as a dark brown liquid. A nurse brought the intravenous bag to the side of a recliner, where a man with brain cancer sat. The nurse hung the plump bag on a stand ...


Montana State University Billings professor snags grant for research of rare neurological disease:


The grant, from the National Institutes of Health, is aimed at smaller research institutions. MSUB announced last week that Lynn George, an assistant professor of molecular biology, secured a grant for ...


With $50K on the line, Missoula tech company hones business plan at accelerator:


A Missoula tech firm joined six other startups from across the state to participate in the inaugural HpyerAccelerator program hosted by Early Stage MT, and came home better prepared. Superior Traffic ...


Blood test to detect early-stage melanoma developed:


Melanoma, the most common type of skin cancer, is traditionally detected via observing changes in irregular moles, and then conducting a skin biopsy for full confirmation. A team from Edith Cowan University ...


UM Researchers Receive $700,000 in NIH Funding to Study Tick-Borne Lyme Disease:


University of Montana researchers Dan Drecktrah and Scott Samuels were recently awarded $449,998 from the National Institutes of Health for the first year of a five-year project to study the bacterium ...


Michael J. Fox: Working towards cure for Parkinson's "one of the great gifts of my life" - Drug that stops progression of Parkinson's disease heads for human trials:


An exciting experimental drug developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine has been found to stop the progression of Parkinson's disease in live mice models. The new drug could be the first medication ...


Scientists single out gene that triggers aging symptoms:


The steady march of aging might not have to be so steady, according to a growing body of research. Now a team from the University at Buffalo has isolated a single gene that controls senescence, the process ...


With this startup's help, gene-editing tech will soon be everywhere:


CRISPR is both cheap and could treat major diseases like cancer, but a lot of small labs just don't have the capacity to edit genes in-house. So this startup is shipping modified cells directly to scientists ...


Zero to $3.5 billion: U of T honorary degree recipient Ilse Treurnicht built MaRS into an innovation powerhouse:


Now one of the world's largest urban innovation hubs, MaRS is today home to some 6,000 people from 150 organizations who have collectively raised over $3.5 billion in capital in areas that include health, ...


Gastric bypass "surgery in a pill" points to inspired new treatment for diabetes:


While gastric-bypass, or bariatric, surgery can be a very successful weight-loss treatment option for those suffering from obesity, it has also been seen to be extraordinarily effective in reversing ...


"Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons:


In breakthrough new research described as "somewhat mind-boggling," a team at Stanford University has developed a technique than can transform human immune cells found in a regular blood sample into ...


Up and running: Blackfoot's innovation lab looks to shape Missoula's technology future:




Smoothing the wrinkles in our cells could be a key to reversing aging:


Science is often a piecemeal process, with each small, new discovery adding another insight into the mysterious mechanisms behind how our bodies work. A new finding from the University of Virginia School ...


Injectable hydrogel helps brain tissue regrow after stroke in mice:


The brain may be an incredible organ, but it has its weaknesses - for example, it struggles to repair itself after sustaining damage from injury or stroke. Now, researchers from the University of California, ...


Montana State University scientists discovery in Yellowstone 'extremely relevant' to origin of life:


Montana State University scientists have found a new lineage of microbes living in Yellowstone National Park's thermal features that sheds light on the origin of life, the evolution of archaeal life and ...


Digital Sandbox's proof-of-concept program helps launch Kansas City startups:


In a startup ecosystem as large as Kansas City's, it can be difficult for an entrepreneur to know where to start when looking for resources to help them launch their vision. Five years ago, Digital ...


Deletion of single enzyme stops mice getting fat, no matter the diet:


A compelling study from a team of researchers at the University of Copenhagen has demonstrated a way to completely stop a body's ability to store fat. In experiments with mice, the team showed that genetically ...


Species similar to humans can't contract wildlife-killing disease (Chronic Wasting Disease) , 13-year study finds:


A 13-year study at Rocky Mountain Laboratories https://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/rocky-mountain-laboratories in Hamilton, Montana found no evidence that Chronic Wasting Disease can bridge the species barrier ...


Making ideas into reality at MIT's 'Future Factory':


For more than 30 years, MIT has been recruiting people with crazy ideas to work in their Media Lab, where life-changing inventions are created. 60 Minutes got a peek at what they're working on now ...


Forever Young: The Promise of Human Regeneration:


From lab-grown organs to tissue engineering, regenerative medicine holds the potential to deliver eternal life. How close are we to this new future of human health? Developmental biologists, biomedical ...


Anti-Alzheimer's antibodies clean out brain plaques in mice:


Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine have tested a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's. In mice tests, the team has demonstrated an antibody that can clear away the disease's ...


Forget the FitBit... A Tooth-Mounted Chip May Soon Track Nutrition:




MPG Ranch Research Conference - 3/20-22 - Missoula, Montana:


Please join MPG http://www.mpgranch.com at the Holiday Inn Parkside downtown in Missoula for our yearly research conference. MPG staff and supported researchers will present recent findings and describe ...


Anti-cancer drug improves autism-like behaviors in mouse experiments:


New research from the University at Buffalo has shown that an approved anticancer drug can significantly restore the social deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At this stage the effect ...


Bleached-white nanowood material promises exceptional insulating properties:


University of Maryland engineers have created a new insulating material capable of blocking at least 10 degrees more heat than styrofoam or silica aerogel. It's also 30 times stronger than styrofoam, ...


Researchers Invent Way to 'Hack' Into the Brain's Electrical Signals:




Crops successfully engineered to need 25 percent less water:


Scientists have revealed that a simple genetic tweak to overexpress a single protein in crops could result in the plants needing up to 25 percent less water to produce a regular yield. It's hoped the ...


NIH scientists at the The Rocky Mountain Lab in Hamilton, Montana adapt new test for Parkinson's, Dementia :


The Rocky Mountain Lab in Hamilton is helping with an international effort to create earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. Scientists who are developing a rapid, practical ...


Stanford breakthrough uses stem cells to create possible cancer vaccine:


An impressive new study from researchers at Stanford University has found that mice injected with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) display significant immune system responses to a variety ...


Functional human kidney tissue created from stem cells for the first time:


For the first time, scientists have successfully grown functioning human kidney tissue in the lab that is able to produce urine. The kidney tissue, generated from human stem cells, was implanted under ...

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