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Meet The Newest Surgeon General

December 22, 2014 | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

President Obama's pick for the position turned out to be controversial.                                

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First Successful Vaccination Against “Mad Cow”-like Wasting Disease in Deer

December 22, 2014 4:47 pm | News | Comments

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: protecting U.S. livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain infections in humans.

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Skin Patch Could Help Heal and Prevent Diabetic Ulcers

December 22, 2014 4:38 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Researchers say they have developed a safe and effective skin patch to deliver a drug that enhances the healing of diabetes-related ulcers.                    

Past Shows Fragile Bones Result From Physical Inactivity

December 22, 2014 4:32 pm | News | Comments

Latest analysis of prehistoric bones show there is no anatomical reason why a person born today could not develop the skeletal strength of a prehistoric forager or a modern orangutan. Findings support the idea that activity throughout life is the key to building bone strength and preventing osteoporosis risk in later years, say researchers.

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New Technology Makes Tissues, Someday Makes Organs

December 22, 2014 4:31 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

A new instrument could someday build replacement human organs the way electronics are assembled today: with precise picking and placing of parts.                   

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New Cell Marking Technique to Help Understand How Our Brain Works

December 22, 2014 4:23 pm | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Scientists have color marked individual brain cells to help improve our understanding of how the brain works.                         

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Scientists Discover How Resveratrol Provides Health Benefits

December 22, 2014 4:12 pm | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found that this red-wine ingredient once touted as an elixir of youth, powerfully activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells.          

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Rapid Bioconjugation Kits

December 22, 2014 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Innova Biosciences offers antibody and protein labeling kits within its Lightning-Link Rapid range, which enable researchers to label primary antibodies or other proteins in just 20 minutes.

Vitamin D Link to Short-Sightedness Ruled Out

December 22, 2014 10:59 am | News | Comments

New findings from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol suggest that children with low levels of vitamin D in their blood are not at increased risk of developing myopia (short-sightedness).                                            

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Team Finds New Genetic Anomalies in Lung Cancer

December 22, 2014 10:56 am | News | Comments

Developing effective treatments for lung cancer has been challenging, in part because so many genetic mutations play a role in the disease. By analyzing the DNA and RNA of lung cancers, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients whose tumors contained a large number of gene fusions had worse outcomes than patients with fewer gene fusions.

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Lost Memories Might be able to be Restored

December 22, 2014 10:28 am | News | Comments

New UCLA research indicates that lost memories can be restored. The findings offer some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.                                    

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Early Exposure to Antidepressants Affects Adult Anxiety

December 22, 2014 10:09 am | News | Comments

About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. However little is known about how early exposure to these medications might affect their offspring as they mature into adults.

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Tour Agents: N. Korea May Soon Lift Ebola Restrictions

December 22, 2014 9:50 am | by Eric Talmadge - Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed that the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon.

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Unable to Prove Claims, “Acid Bath” Stem Cell Researcher Tenders Resignation

December 19, 2014 10:16 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

A young scientist from Harvard University and the Riken Institute, who claimed to make extraordinary stem cells from ordinary cells with acid, has failed to repeat her work.                                  

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Low Cost Temperatures Control for Labs

December 19, 2014 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Huber has replaced the MPC circulators with improved models. The units have a redesigned front and are equipped with an RS232 interface as a standard feature. The improved temperature indication of the MPC models provides a continuous resolution of 0.1 °C over the entire temperature range.

UCLA to Help Biologists, Doctors Mine 'Big Data'

December 19, 2014 9:45 am | by Eryn Brown, UCLA | News | Comments

Millions upon millions of medical records and test results. Countless DNA sequences. Hard drives stuffed with images of all kinds - pictures of cells, scans of body parts. It's all part of the deluge of information often known as "big data," an ever-growing stockpile of digital material that scientists hope will reveal insights about biology and lead to improvements in medical care.  

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