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05/23/2017 01:20 PM
Ethiopian Wins Race to be Next Leader of UN Health Agency
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected as the next director-general of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, becoming the first non-medical doctor and the first African tapped to lead the U.N. health agency.
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Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press

05/23/2017 09:09 AM
Himalayan Powerhouses: How Sherpas Have Evolved Superhuman Energy Efficiency
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Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests new research.
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University of Cambridge
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05/23/2017 09:06 AM
Speeding Up Quality Control for Biologics
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Nanofluidic device enables rapid testing of protein drugs produced by living cells.
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Anne Trafton, MIT News Office
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05/23/2017 09:02 AM
How the Brain Turns Down the Volume on Your Noisy Body
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A Q&A with Nathaniel Sawtell, Ph.D.: Every minute of every day, your body makes noise. You inhale and exhale. Your joints creak. Many of your own actions, generate sound, but thanks to your brain, you likely hear little of it.
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Columbia University
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05/23/2017 08:57 AM
After 9 Months in Space, Mouse Sperm Yield Healthy Mice
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The freeze-dried sperm samples were launched in 2013 to the International Space Station and returned to Earth in 2014.
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Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer
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05/23/2017 08:54 AM
Discovery of an Alga’s ‘Dictionary of Genes’ Could Lead to Advances in Biofuels, Medicine
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A team of plant biologists and biochemists has produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of a tiny, single-celled green alga that could be used as a source of sustainable biofuel and has health implications.
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UCLA
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05/23/2017 08:49 AM
Why Brain Cells May Prevent Fat Burning During Dieting
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A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.
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University of Cambridge
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05/23/2017 08:45 AM
WHO Assembly Set to Choose Next Chief Among 3 Candidates
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Health ministers, diplomats and other high-level envoys are set to choose the next director-general of the World Health Organization among three finalists.
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Associated Press
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05/23/2017 08:42 AM
Products for Cell Signaling Studies
Product Announcement
AMSBIO has introduced a new range of ready-to-use Reporter Lentivirus for assessing cell signaling activities in virtually any mammalian cell type. These pre-made products use a unique combination of transcription factor reporter technology coupled with lentiviral delivery to provide a simple, highly sensitive method capable of operating over a large dynamic range.
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AMSBIO

05/22/2017 09:39 AM
Beyond Just Promise, CRISPR is Delivering in the Lab Today
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Researchers are starting to harness the potential of this much-hyped gene editing technique – with coming applications in medicine, biology and agriculture.
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Ian Haydon, University of Washington
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05/22/2017 09:36 AM
Hallucinogen May be Potential Fast-acting Treatment for OCD
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The first time psychiatrist Carolyn Rodriguez gave an infusion of ketamine to a patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder, she was nervous. After all, while ketamine is approved by the FDA as an anesthetic, it is also an illicit party drug known as “Special K." But the results simply astonished her
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Stanford University
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05/22/2017 09:31 AM
Researchers Develop Protocol to Analyze Many Cells at Once
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Researchers have developed a new way to analyze hundreds of thousands of cells at once, which could lead to faster and more accurate diagnoses of illnesses, including tuberculosis and cancers.
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Rutgers University
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05/22/2017 09:29 AM
Scientists Enlist Engineered Protein to Battle MERS Virus
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A custom-engineered protein destroyed the deadly virus in the lab and could become a sweeping anti-viral in medicine and farming.
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University of Toronto
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05/22/2017 09:26 AM
Chronic Pain Amplifies the Brain's Reaction to New Injuries
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Chronic pain in any one body part may distort the intensity with which a key brain region perceives pain everywhere else.
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NYU Langone Medical Center
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05/22/2017 09:20 AM
Antibody for Fighting Cancer Emerges
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Antibody originally developed for studying multiple sclerosis decreases tumor growth in preclinical models.
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Brigham and Women's Hospital
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05/22/2017 09:10 AM
Platform Launched for Laboratories Looking to Reduce Energy Costs
Product Announcement
Aircuity, creator of measurably better environments, announced the launch of its 2.0 platform. Aircuity 2.0 is ideal for research laboratory facilities looking to significantly reduce energy costs, monitor space conditions and occupant behavior, and achieve quantifiable savings that can be reinvested in research.

05/19/2017 09:12 AM
Microbubbles and Gene Therapy Help Heal Broken Bones
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Researchers from Cedars Sinai Medical Center have developed a new technique that, if successful in humans, could replace traditional bone grafts for mending nonhealing limb fractures. The new method, which combines, microbubbles, ultrasound, and gene and stem cell therapies, effectively healed severely broken bones in a study in pigs.
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05/19/2017 09:11 AM
Studies Link Healthy Brain Aging to Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids
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Two new studies link patterns of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood to the integrity of brain structures and cognitive abilities that are known to decline early in aging.
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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05/19/2017 09:08 AM
Scientists Develop Robust, High-throughput Protocol for Deriving Microglia from Human Stem Cells
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Scientists from the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute have developed a robust, efficient method for deriving microglia, the immune cells of the brain, from human stem cells.
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New York Stem Cell Foundation
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05/19/2017 09:03 AM
New Study Helps Solve a Great Mystery in the Organization of Our DNA
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After decades of research aiming to understand how DNA is organized in human cells, scientists have shed new light on this mysterious field by discovering how a key protein helps control gene organization.
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Gladstone Institutes
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