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05/22/2018 08:49 AM
R&D 100 Awards: Become Part of the Legacy
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While technology has certainly changed, the R&D 100 Award’s dedication to recognizing great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas has remained the same.
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R&D Magazine Editors
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05/22/2018 08:16 AM
Innovative New Method Tracks Drug, Gene Deliver to Cells
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Researchers say they know how to track and map drug and gene delivery vehicles to evaluate which are most effective at infiltrating cells and getting to their targets, insight that could guide development of new pharmaceutical agents.
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Liz Ahlberg Touchstone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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05/21/2018 12:03 PM
Lab-Grown Heart Cells Managed by Remote Control
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Graphene surface allows researchers to control cell behavior with light — a technique that could speed the search for more precise, less toxic therapeutic drugs.
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Heather Buschman, PhD, UC San Diego
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05/21/2018 11:08 AM
Study: Acetaminophen Reduces Acute Pediatric Kidney Injury Post-Cardiac Surgery
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Children who underwent cardiac surgery were less likely to develop acute kidney injury if they had been treated with acetaminophen in the first 48 hours after their procedures.
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Matt Batcheldor, Vanderbilt University
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05/21/2018 11:00 AM
Genetic Variants Could Predict Glaucoma Risk
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A study has identified 133 genetic variants that could help predict the risk of developing glaucoma, the world's leading cause of incurable blindness. The breakthrough represents a major advance in the fight to tackle the incurable, degenerative condition, which has virtually no symptoms in the early stages.
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King's College London
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05/21/2018 10:31 AM
Ultrasound Helmet Could Enable Live Images and Brain-Machine Interface
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The researcher wants to integrate electroencephalogram technology so doctors could see not only brain perfusion—how blood flow correlates to changes in thought—but also areas of stimulation related to movement and emotion.
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Heidi Hall, Vanderbilt University
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05/21/2018 10:23 AM
Artificial Cells-in-Cells Set Off by Light Function as Mini Chemical Reactors
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Artificial cells that release materials when exposed to light have been embedded in a durable membrane, allowing chemical reactions to be controlled. These structures could be used to control the synthesis of drugs in the body on demand, as well as function as microreactors that can simplify the production of valuable chemicals.
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Hayley Dunning, Imperial College London
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05/14/2018 03:51 PM
Biologists “Transfer” Memories Between Subjects
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Research could lead to new treatments to restore memories and alter traumatic ones.
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Stuart Wolpert, UCLA
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05/14/2018 10:37 AM
High Throughput Gene Expression Analysis Service
Product Announcement
AMSBIO has launched a service for high throughput gene expression analysis. Based on the NanoString nCounter platform, the service works with a large array of sample types, including formats such as formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded, which have been difficult to analyse by more traditional quantitative PCR.
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AMSBIO

05/14/2018 08:04 AM
Taurine Deficiency in Sperm Cause of Male Infertility
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A research group has uncovered a cell volume regulator in sperm cells that plays a key role in maintaining their shape and fertility.
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University of Tsukuba
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05/11/2018 01:59 PM
Insight into HIV Opens Door to New Therapies
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Biology can hedge its bets in a similar way to how one might diversify financial investments.
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Julie Langelier, Gladstone Institutes
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05/11/2018 01:14 PM
Study Uncovers Possible Treatment for Neuronal Defects
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Untangling brain neuron dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies.
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Jeff Hansen, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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05/11/2018 11:18 AM
Study: Animals Able to Mentally Replay Past Events
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Discovery of episodic memory replay in rats could lead to better treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
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Indiana University
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05/10/2018 03:54 PM
Deleting DNA Letters from Yeast
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New CRISPR technology “knocks out” yeast genes with single-point precision.
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Liz Ahlberg Touchstone, University of Illinois
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05/10/2018 02:01 PM
MaxSpec™ Lipidomics Standards
Product Announcement
Cayman Chemical offers its line of ready-to-use, quantitative lipid standards prepared specifically for mass spectrometry applications.
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Cayman Chemical

05/09/2018 08:38 AM
X-ray Laser Inspects Alzheimer, Parkinson’s Biomolecules
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Graphene enables structural analysis of naturally occurring amyloids.
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DESY
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05/08/2018 08:00 AM
Spread of Disease Depends on Social Context
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Study of fruit flies shows sex composition of group alters disease transmission.
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Mike Williams, Rice University
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05/07/2018 08:41 AM
Tumor Growth Linked to Cell Nutrition
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One of the many mysteries of cancer is the ability of tumor cells to survive and grow in spite of poor blood and nutrient flow. Scientists have now systematically mapped the core genes and biological processes associated with the ability of cells to survive nutrient stress.
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Flinders University
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05/07/2018 07:59 AM
Function of Gene Connected to Familial ALS Uncovered
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Study in worms reveals gene loss can lead to accumulation of waste products in cells.
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Anne Trafton, MIT News Office
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05/03/2018 02:17 PM
Brains of Youths with Severe Behavioral Problems are “Wired Differently”
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Latest research from psychologists and neuroscientists points to subtle differences in brain connectivity impacting young people with Conduct Disorder.
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University of Bath
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