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Biotech Suneris to Launch Wound Care Gel

June 29, 2015 | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The company unveiled the gel at a launch event on Friday.

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Rearming Immune Cells Blasts Ovarian Cancer in Mice

July 2, 2015 9:47 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Comments

One reason ovarian cancer is so deadly: it turns off immune cells that try to fight it. A Weill Cornell Medical College team has found that disarming a gene called XBP1 rearms immune cells—which successfully combat ovarian cancer.

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BIO 2015: How the 'Internet of Everything' Will Impact Digital Health

June 26, 2015 8:33 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The panel analyzed how the proliferation of internet-connected communication devices, like smartphones and wearables, can generate challenges and opportunities for the future of the healthcare industry. 

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Alzheimer’s Expert Jams with Aerosmith

June 25, 2015 9:44 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

One of the world’s leading Alzheimer’s researchers doubles as a guest organist for Aerosmith.

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Autism Associated with Superior Visual Skills in Infancy

June 23, 2015 9:28 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Comments

For the first time, a study has shown that infants with emerging autism at 15 months, and two years, can earlier—even at nine months—display enhanced visual searching ability.

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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Pipeline Dominated by Early-Stage Development

June 22, 2015 9:07 am | by Joshua Libberton, Analyst, GBI Research | Comments

While the Phase III portion of the pipeline is comparatively small, it is followed by a relatively large Phase II, indicating that there will be a sustained stream of products moving through the later development stages.

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8,500 Year Old Kennewick Man Definitely Native American; Scientists Want to Know More

June 19, 2015 11:02 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Comments

The “Ancient One,” aka the 8,500 year old Kennewick Man, is related to modern Native Americans after all, according to a recent DNA analysis published in Nature.

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Enzyme’s Role in Human Health, Disease, Discovered

June 19, 2015 9:05 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

A process called phosphorylation is the human body’s method of tagging proteins, and sending them to do the work of biology. Scientists have identified how most of this is done inside cells – but what happens outside cells – which includes processes causing wounds to heal, bones to form and cancer to spread – has not yet been well understood.

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Effects of Supercontinent Formation on Complex Life: Part II

June 19, 2015 8:56 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Comments

Recently, Chinese and British scientists reported in Nature Geoscience that the formation of earth supercontinent Rodinia, 1 billion years ago, may have swept toxic hydrogen sulphide away from Proterozoic ocean coasts. This significantly accelerated the growing complexity of eukaryotic life there, the team surmised, as hydrogen-sulphide was replaced by eukaryote-friendly iron.

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MIT Scientists Make Mice Total Recall Happy Memories to Beat Depression

June 18, 2015 10:49 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Happy memories can be re-activated in the brains of depressed mice, effectively bringing back the good times, according to MIT research released this week.

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BIO 2015: Three Intriguing Biotech Companies Featured at the Convention

June 18, 2015 8:50 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

These three businesses had exhibits in an area of the convention center called BIO Metropolis.

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Chocolate — it’s Good for Your Heart, New Study Says

June 17, 2015 9:55 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

Chocolate-lovers rejoice: new research says eating up to 100g of chocolate every day is linked to lower cardiovascular risks such as heart disease and stroke.

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Medella Plans to Take on Google, Microsoft in Building a Smart Contact Lens

June 16, 2015 8:45 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Medella received an investment of $100,000 from the Thiel Foundation this month, a philanthropic funding organization created by well-known venture capitalist Peter Thiel. 

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Genetic Link Between Creativity and Schizophrenia May Exist

June 15, 2015 10:47 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Comments

Genes for creativity may share small if significant links with genes for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a new Nature Neuroscience study attracting some key accolades this week.

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Axial Spondyloarthritis Treatment Market Value Will Almost Double to $2.9B by 2024

June 11, 2015 9:44 am | by Heather Leach, Ph.D., Immunology Analyst, GlobalData | Comments

Greater awareness of inflammatory back pain will lead to an increase in diagnosed prevalent cases of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) across the 7MM by 2024.

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NPWT Market Value Will Exceed $1B by 2023

June 10, 2015 8:42 am | by Premdharan Meyyan, Medical Devices Analyst, GlobalData | Comments

The adoption of these disposable NPWT devices will be primarily driven by their drastically reduced costs and expanding applications. 

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