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03/28/2017 09:34 AM
Longer Telomeres May Protect Against Age-related Diseases
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Scientists discovered a key mechanism that protects mice from developing a human disease of aging, and begins to explain the wide spectrum of disease severity often seen in humans.
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Gladstone Institutes
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03/28/2017 09:25 AM
Improving Memory with Magnets
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The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives -- without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.
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McGill University
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03/28/2017 09:25 AM
Improving Memory with Magnets
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The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives -- without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.
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McGill University
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03/28/2017 09:20 AM
New Finding Could Lead to Earlier Liver Cancer Diagnosis
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New technique can reveal exposure to aflatoxin, a potent carcinogen, before tumors develop.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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03/28/2017 09:15 AM
Genetics Reveal Mysteries of Hard-to-treat Bacterial Infection in Cystic Fibrosis
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New research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to how it proliferates for so long in the lungs and offers new ideas for treatments to explore.
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University of British Columbia
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03/28/2017 09:02 AM
Chemists Create Microscopic Environment to Study Cancer Cell Growth
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An online publication this week by researchers may offer new understanding about what turns good cells bad.
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Kent State University
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03/28/2017 08:56 AM
Protein That Regulates Brain Cell Connections Could be New Target for Treating Alzheimer's Disease
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In experiments with a protein called Ephexin5 that appears to be elevated in the brain cells of Alzheimer's disease patients and mouse models of the disease, researchers say removing it prevents animals from developing Alzheimer's characteristic memory losses.
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Johns Hopkins Medicine
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03/27/2017 11:30 AM
MicroRNA Treatment Restores Nerve Insulation, Limb Function in Mice with MS
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Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals with a small non-coding RNA called a microRNA.
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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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03/27/2017 11:26 AM
Major Genetic Study Identifies 12 New Genetic Variants for Ovarian Cancer
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A genetic trawl through the DNA of almost 100,000 people, including 17,000 patients with the most common type of ovarian cancer, has identified 12 new genetic variants that increase risk of developing the disease and confirmed the association of 18 of the previously published variants.
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University of Cambridge
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03/24/2017 10:00 AM
Laser Activated Gold Pyramids Could Deliver Drugs, DNA Into Cells Without Harm
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Researchers have developed a new method using gold microstructures to deliver a variety of molecules into cells with high efficiency and no lasting damage.
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Harvard University
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03/24/2017 09:56 AM
Cracking the Code of Huntington's Disease
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Huntington's disease is caused by a gene mutation that causes a protein to build up in the brain. In a world first, scientists have synthesized and studied modified forms of a mutant part of the protein, deepening our understanding of how it contributes to the disease, and pointing to new therapeutic strategies for treating it.
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Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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03/24/2017 09:52 AM
Critical Step Found in DNA Repair, Cellular Aging
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Experiments in mice suggest a way to thwart DNA damage from aging and radiation.
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Harvard Gazette
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03/24/2017 09:49 AM
A New Approach to Target an 'Undruggable' Prostate Cancer Driver
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Study finds peptides target, degrade gene fusion that occurs in 50 percent of all prostate cancers.
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University of Michigan
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03/24/2017 09:45 AM
Brain Cells Involved in Pavlovian Response Identified
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In his famous experiment, Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov rang a bell each time he fed his dogs. Soon, the dogs began drooling in anticipation when they heard the bell, even before food appeared. Now, a study has traced the Pavlovian response to a small cluster of brain cells — the same neurons that go awry during Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Tourette’s syndrome.
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UCLA
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03/24/2017 09:42 AM
New Gene Interaction Linked With Increased MS Risk Found
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A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to recent findings.
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University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
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03/24/2017 09:37 AM
Surprising Culprit in Nerve Cell Damage Identified
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Findings suggest ways to block nerve cell damage in neurodegenerative diseases.
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Washington University in St. Louis
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03/24/2017 09:34 AM
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Terra Universal Inc.

03/23/2017 10:02 AM
Cellphone System Makes DNA Detection Affordable and Portable
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In a proof-of-concept study, researchers from the University of California Los Angeles showed that they could detect the presence of DNA molecules using a new dye mixture and the sensors and optics of cellphones.
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03/23/2017 09:56 AM
Researchers Create Self-sustaining Bacteria-fueled Power Cell
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Instead of oil, coal, or even solar energy, self-sustaining bacterial fuel cells may power the future.
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Binghamton University
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03/23/2017 09:53 AM
First Mutations in Human Life Discovered
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The earliest mutations of human life have been observed by researchers. Analyzing genomes from adult cells, the scientists could look back in time to reveal how each embryo developed.
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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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