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06/23/2017 09:59 AM
A Rising Star
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It's a tiny marine invertebrate, no more than 3 millimeters in size. But closely related to humans, Botryllus schlosseri might hold the key to new treatments for cancer and a host of vascular diseases.
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University of California, Santa Barbara
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06/23/2017 09:57 AM
Researchers Use Long-read Genome Sequencing for First Time in a Patient
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Scientists have used a next-generation technology called long-read sequencing to diagnose a patient’s rare genetic condition that current technology failed to diagnose.
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Stanford University
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06/23/2017 09:53 AM
Toxic Exposure: Chemicals are in Our Water, Food, Air and Furniture
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Are the chemicals we encounter every day making us sick?
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University of California, San Francisco
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06/23/2017 09:50 AM
Select Memories Can be Erased, Leaving Others Intact
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New study of snail neurons suggests memories that trigger anxiety and PTSD could be ‘erased’ without affecting normal memory of past events.
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Columbia University Medical Center
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06/23/2017 09:47 AM
3D Virus Cam Catches Germs Red-handed
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Before germs like viruses can make you sick, they first have to make a landing on one of your cells — Mars Rover style — and then punch their way inside. A team of physical chemists is building a microscope so powerful that it can spot these minuscule germs in the act of infection.
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Duke University
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06/23/2017 09:43 AM
Researchers Explore Why Those With Autism Avoid Eye Contact
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Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to look others in the eyes. This avoidance has typically been interpreted as a sign of social and personal indifference, but reports from people with autism suggests otherwise. Now, a team of investigators has shed light on the brain mechanisms involved in this behavior.
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Harvard Medical School
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06/23/2017 09:38 AM
Microbe Generates Extraordinarily Diverse Array of Peptide
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In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown path.
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MIT News Office

06/23/2017 09:30 AM
New Filtration Plates Offer Improved Sample Recovery
Product Announcement
Porvair Sciences announces a new range of 384-well filtration plates with a unique drip geometry which provides unmatched sample recovery.
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Porvair Sciences

06/22/2017 09:41 AM
Drug Shows Promise Against Vision-robbing Disease in Seniors
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An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults - and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision.
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Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer
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06/22/2017 09:38 AM
Forgetting Can Make You Smarter
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According to a new review paper, our brains are actively working to forget. In fact, two researchers propose that the goal of memory is not to transmit the most accurate information over time, but to guide and optimize intelligent decision making by only holding on to valuable information.
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Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
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06/22/2017 09:35 AM
New Mechanism for Genome Regulation Found
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The same mechanisms that quickly separate mixtures of oil and water are at play when controlling the organization in an unusual part of our DNA called heterochromatin, according to a new study.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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06/22/2017 09:32 AM
Parkinson’s is Partly an Autoimmune Disease, Study Finds
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Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity—in which the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues—plays a role in Parkinson’s disease, the neurodegenerative movement disorder.
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Columbia University Medical Center
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06/22/2017 09:28 AM
Computer-designed Antibodies Target Toxins Associated with Alzheimer’s
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Researchers have designed antibodies that target the protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and stop their production.
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University of Cambridge
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06/22/2017 09:24 AM
Scientists Turbocharge High-resolution, 3D Imaging
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Scientists have found a relatively simple, low-cost fix that substantially improves images obtained via a widely used optical scanning technique, opening the door to "virtual biopsies."
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Stanford University
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06/22/2017 09:21 AM
Rare Genetic Variants Found to Increase Risk for Tourette Syndrome
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An international team has identified the first definitive genes associated with Tourette syndrome, giving scientists a long-sought foothold on the biology of the disease.
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UCLA
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06/22/2017 09:18 AM
Cell Lines, Assay Kits and Active Proteins for IDO Pathway Research
Product Announcement
AMSBIO offer a wide range of products including cell lines, assay kits and active proteins to be used in IDO pathway research (IDO1, IDO2 and TDO genes).
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AMSBIO

06/21/2017 09:59 AM
Compounds from Grapes Destroy Colon Cancer Stem Cells in Preclinical Study
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Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in the skin and seeds of grapes has been touted for a variety of health benefits. Now, a new study from Penn State researchers says the compound may also be effective at killing colon cancer stem cells.
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06/21/2017 09:52 AM
How Six Cups of Ground Coffee Can Improve Nose, Throat Surgery
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Imagine plopping six cups of coffee grounds on the heads of patients just before they are wheeled into the operating room to have nose or throat surgery?
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Vanderbilt University
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06/21/2017 09:48 AM
Dazed and Confused: Marijuana Legalization Raises the Need for More Research
Article
What we don't know could heal — or harm.
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University of California, San Francisco
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06/21/2017 09:42 AM
Thousands of Genes Influence Most Diseases
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In a provocative new perspective piece, researchers say that disease genes are spread uniformly across the genome, not clustered in specific molecular pathways, as has been thought.
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Stanford University
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