Every cell in our bodies has a sex. And that sex influences our cells’ biology, contributing to differences between men and women in terms of incidence of disease and reactions to drugs. For example, autism spectrum disorder is 4.5 times as prevalent in boys as in girls. And eight of the 10 drugs withdrawn from the U.S. market between 1997 and 2000 had greater health risks for women than for men. Yet biomedical researchers still often study the mechanisms of disease only in male research animals.
Neurotransmitters act through adrenergic receptors to promote formation of tumor blood vessels
Nerves inside prostate tumors release chemical compounds that stimulate the growth of blood vessels feeding the cancer cells, according to a study in mice (Science 2017, DOI: 10.1126/science.aah5072). Therapies that block this type of chemical signaling could help slow the growth of tumors, the researchers say. In 2013, Paul S. Frenette of Albert Einstein College . . .
Inside the genomes of mollusks sit instructions on how to build their shells. Synthetic biologists want to learn how to write such genetic instructions so they can program cells to construct novel inorganic structures for devices such as biosensors and self-healing electronics. Now, a team of researchers has engineered Escherichia coli to self-assemble gold-coated domes that can be used as simple pressure sensors (Nat. Biotechnol. 2017, DOI: 10.1038/nbt.3978).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".