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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 ...


'White Heat' MSU researchers examine human risk taking when out in back country:


Every year Montana consistently ranks amongst the highest states in avalanche deaths. Between the 2008 and 2017 winter seasons 34 people have died in avalanches. Professor Jordy Hendrikx Director of ...


Amid opioid crisis, Butte, Montana's Bryan Roth building a better painkiller:


A "nobody, basically" during high school in Butte, decades later Bryan Roth is making headlines nationwide for a breakthrough that could be a major step toward painkillers that aren't addictive. Roth's ...


'Vaccine' kills cancer in mice:


Injecting small amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice eliminated all traces of cancer, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a new study. The approach ...


Alzheimer's blood test promises detection years before symptoms develop:


Amyloid beta deposits, or plaques, in the brain are the most commonly hypothesized causative agent behind Alzheimer's disease. A new breakthrough blood test, developed by an international team of scientists, ...


Is disrupted sleep an early sign of Alzheimer's disease? :


New research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found strong evidence that disruptions in sleep cycles could be an early, preclinical sign of Alzheimer's disease. A further ...


Life-extending protein could keep us healthier for longer:


Everybody wants to live longer, but really, what's the point of reaching your 120th birthday if your last 50 years will be spent in pain and too infirm to do much? Rather than focusing purely on a longer ...


Antibody breakthrough brings universal allergy treatment one step closer:


A team of European researchers has uncovered the mechanism behind an antibody that can potentially inactivate the body's allergic processes. The breakthrough brings researchers one step closer to developing ...


Blood test screens for 8 common kinds of cancer:




Accidental Discovery Could Save Bees From Their Greatest Threat:


German scientists primarily based out of the University of Hohenheim have stumbled upon a simple solution that could deal a blow to honeybees' greatest threat. They've found that a tiny dose of the compound ...


Collaborate and connect: Metro-style co-working C3 WorkLounge set to open in Missoula's Old Sawmill District:


With craft beer on tap and the ideas flowing, developers of an upscale office lounge in the Old Sawmill District https://www.oldsawmilldistrict.com/ picked the right place to publicly unveil their ...


Diabetes drug found to reverse symptoms of memory loss in Alzheimer's mice:


The fascinating connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease has been studied for several years, with some scientists going so far as to suggest the two conditions are different stages of the same ...


MIT Researcher's New Warning: At Today's Rate, Half Of All U.S. Children Will Be Autistic By 2025:


Seneff presented slides showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the rising use of Roundup (with its active ingredient glyphosate) on crops and the rising rates of autism; while it doesn't ...


Scientists aim to wipe out dementia and other diseases of aging:


The objective is not to extend life span but to extend "health span" -- the period of life during which people are healthy and active -- and shorten the amount of time, often during one's final years, ...


CRISPR breakthrough treats diseases like diabetes without cutting DNA:


The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool shows incredible promise in treating a wide range of diseases, from HIV to cancer. But the technology isn't without controversy, as the long term effects of cutting DNA ...


These 12 People Are Changing Science:


On Sunday, some of the smartest minds in science and math will gather at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley for the Breakthrough Prize, one of the biggest prizes in science. Several ...


Research Summit highlights public interaction with scientists at the Williston area's three research labs:


One of the most common questions plant pathologist Audrey Kalil heard last year was also one she couldn't answer definitively. The question was: What are the risks with planting seed contaminated ...


Montana State University researchers developing improved technology for disease diagnosis:


Montana State University researchers are working to develop a new technology that could make diagnosis of malaria and other diseases more accessible, potentially improving treatment for millions of people ...


Bill Gates just gave us 50 million ways to re-think the human brain :


The Microsoft billionaire and philanthropist donated $50 million this week to fight Alzheimer's. Together with company co-founder Paul Allen, the two remind us how devastating a hobbled brain is to anyone ...


Scientists discover gene that could be making you fat:


We all have that annoying skinny friend who seems to be able to eat anything and never put on weight, yet others struggle to keep the pounds off despite calorie counting and healthy eating. Now new research ...


MSU researchers developing improved technology for disease diagnosis:


Montana State University researchers are working to develop a new technology that could make diagnosis of malaria and other diseases more accessible, potentially improving treatment for millions of people ...


Anti-aging breakthrough could extend healthspan by making old cells young again:


Rather than just focusing on increasing lifespan, one field of anti-aging research is concerned with extending healthspan - the stretch of our life we spend healthy. After all, there's no point living ...


At this unusual startup accelerator, being gay is a prerequisite:




Does Alzheimer's originate outside the brain?:


Scientists have long thought that Alzheimer's disease originates in the brain, but new research suggests that a key protein that triggers the disease could be carried to the brain from elsewhere in the ...


MSU researchers receive $1.8 million to study methane-converting microbes in Yellowstone National Park:


Montana State University researchers have received $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation for a project to study methane-consuming microbes and develop ways of using them to make commercial ...


The Hunt for the Brain-Eating Amoebas of Yellowstone:


It was a lovely September day in Yellowstone's Boiling River, which was not, in fact, boiling. Tourists trundled through the shallow water and dipped in where it was deeper. A herd of elk even waded through ...


U.S. timber industry failing to invest in research and development, report says:


A group of industry analysts finds the U.S. forest products industry has fallen far behind in producing new things out of wood. "Many traditional forest product markets have matured or declined," the ...


Startup Accelerators Aren't Banking on Exits Any More:




Biomarker could lead to CTE diagnosis during life:


A new biomarker could potentially allow for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnoses in living patients. CTE, a progressive degenerative brain disease found in people with a history of repeated ...

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