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Inside Google's Secretive Life Sciences Lab

January 29, 2015 | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

This is the first official look at the life sciences division of Google X.                               

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President Obama Reveals Details About Precision Medicine Project

January 30, 2015 4:53 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

President Obama held a press conference today revealing new details surrounding the Precision Medicine initiative he announced during the State of The Union.                 

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Study Shows Menopause Does Not Increase or Create Difficulty Sleeping

January 29, 2015 3:05 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Women in their late thirties and forties who have trouble sleeping are more than three times more likely to suffer sleep problems during menopause than women who have an easier time getting shut-eye.          

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Hydrogen Sulfide Could Help Lower Blood Pressure

January 29, 2015 3:00 pm | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

Research has indicated that a new compound, called AP39, which generates minute quantities of the gas hydrogen sulfide inside cells.                      

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Novel Eye-Tracking Technology Detects Concussions and Head Injury Severity

January 29, 2015 2:49 pm | by NYU Langone | News | Comments

This research could move the medical community one step closer toward effectively detecting concussion and quantifying its severity.                      

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WHO: Ebola Response Shifts to Ending Epidemic

January 29, 2015 2:23 pm | by Maria Cheng - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The U.N. health agency said the three most affected countries - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia - have reported fewer than 100 cases in the past week, for the first time since June.             

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Multilayer Flask Enhances Cell Culture Production

January 29, 2015 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Porvair Sciences released a new five-layer cell culture flask developed to fulfil the need of the growing number of applications that require large numbers of cells. While single layer flasks are well proven for small-scale cell culture scale up, their use can become laborious and time-consuming when large numbers of cells are required.

Women Less Welcome Than Men in Fields Demanding Brilliance

January 28, 2015 4:25 pm | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Women are less welcome than men in fields—including philosophy, physics, math, and music composition—where brilliance is viewed as more important than effort, says a co-ed Princeton University/University of Illinois group in a recent Science.

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Bioreactor for Cell Culture, Microbial Fermentation

January 28, 2015 3:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The BIOSTAT A from Sartorius Stedim Biotech is a compact bioreactor/fermenter designed specifically as an entry-level model for fermentation and cell culture as well as for educational purposes.

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New Method for Identifying Most Aggressive Childhood Cancers

January 28, 2015 3:14 pm | by Lund University | News | Comments

A group of researchers has found a new way to identify the most malignant tumors in children.                            

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'Healthy' Fat Tissue Could be Key to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

January 28, 2015 3:08 pm | by Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research | News | Comments

Researchers found they could ‘reverse’ type 2 diabetes in laboratory models by dampening the inflammatory response in fat tissue.                      

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Exploring Upper Motor Neuron Degeneration in ALS

January 28, 2015 3:00 pm | by Nora Dunne, Northwestern University | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have revealed a mechanism underlying the cellular degeneration of upper motor neurons, a small group of neurons in the brain recently shown to play a major role in ALS pathology.         

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Improving on Pancreatitis Treatment

January 28, 2015 2:52 pm | by Sharon Tregaskis, Columbia University | News | Comments

For people with pancreatitis, a noncancerous inflammation of the tiny ducts in the 6-inch organ, the discomfort can be devastating.                      

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Researchers Design Tailored Tissue Adhesives

January 28, 2015 2:47 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

After undergoing surgery to remove diseased sections of the colon, up to 30 percent of patients experience leakage from their sutures, which can cause life-threatening complications.             

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Harvard's Odyssey Unlocks Big Data

January 28, 2015 2:40 pm | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

As technology evolves and becomes further integrated into society, massive amounts of data are being collected and stored.                       

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Ancient Israeli Skull May Document Migration from Africa

January 28, 2015 2:37 pm | by Malcolm Ritter - AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The skull dates from around 55,000 years ago, fitting into the period when scientists had thought the migrants inhabited the area.                      

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