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Academic Leaders on the Troubled Future of Biomedical Research

February 27, 2015 | by Karl Bates, Duke University | Comments

Discussion targets changing financial environment for biomedical research.

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Thinking of God Makes People Bigger Risk-Takers

February 27, 2015 10:14 am | by Association for Psychological Science | Comments

Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.            

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Million Man Study Examines Long-term Effects of Blocking Inflammation

February 27, 2015 10:07 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Inflammation - the body's response to damaging stimuli - may have a protective effect against cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.          

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Scientists Discover Beliefs Can be as Powerful as Nicotine

February 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Ashley WennersHerron, Virginia Tech | Comments

Study participants inhaled nicotine, yet they showed significantly different brain activity.                            

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New Molecule Could Slow Progression of Parkinson's

February 26, 2015 10:22 am | by University of Bath | Comments

Researchers have designed a molecule that, if developed into a drug, could slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease.                       

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A Mollusk of a Different Stripe

February 26, 2015 10:16 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT | Comments

Optical features embedded in marine shells may help develop responsive, transparent displays.                            

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Unique Tags Identify Individual Yeast Families

February 26, 2015 10:05 am | by Krista Conger, Stanford School of Medicine | Comments

A technique developed by researchers has implications for understanding how cancer cells evolve as a tumor grows or how a virus spreads and changes during an infection.                  

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A New Understanding of Alzheimer's

February 26, 2015 9:46 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard Gazette | Comments

Findings point to role of natural selection in disease.                                  

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Ebola Doctor: Media, Politicians Fueled the Public's Fear

February 26, 2015 9:35 am | by Tom Mcelroy, Associated Press | Comments

A doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus and rode the subway system and dined out before he developed symptoms said the media and politicians could have done a better job by educating people on the science of it instead of focusing on their fears.  

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Graphene Shows Potential as Novel Anti-Cancer Therapeutic Strategy

February 25, 2015 10:35 am | by University of Manchester | Comments

Scientists have used graphene to target and neutralize cancer stem cells while not harming other cells.                          

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UK First Country to Allow Creation of Embryos from Three People

February 25, 2015 10:21 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Comments

The bill granting the controversial techniques was passed Tuesday by the House of Lords, after being approved earlier this month by the House of Commons.                  

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Researchers Discover New Clues for Treatment of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

February 25, 2015 10:08 am | by James Hataway, UGA | Comments

Researchers have identified a previously unknown process that many bacteria, including those that cause disease in humans, use to survive. Their discovery could lead to new therapies for bacterial infections like MRSA and tuberculosis that are resistant to current antibiotic treatments.

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Researchers Redefine Role of Brain's 'Hunger Circuit'

February 25, 2015 9:54 am | by Pete Farley, UCSF | Comments

Unexpected findings have implications for anti-obesity therapies.                                

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How Brain Waves Guide Memory Formation

February 25, 2015 9:42 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | Comments

Neurons hum at different frequencies to tell the brain which memories it should store.                             

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Skin Test May Shed New Light on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Diseases

February 25, 2015 9:32 am | by American Adcademy of Neurology | Comments

The study showed that skin biopsies can be used to detect elevated levels of abnormal proteins found in the two diseases.                       

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Scientists Report Bionic Hand Resconstruction in Three Austrian Men

February 25, 2015 9:20 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Three Austrians have replaced injured hands with bionic ones that they can control using nerves and muscles transplanted into their arms from their legs.                              

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