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Baby Kangaroo Given Second Chance – in Wallaby Pouch

July 1, 2015 | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Makaia, a baby tree kangaroo, was just over 5-weeks-old after his 3-year-old mother was killed by a falling tree branch in November at an Australian zoo. So, the zookeepers set the kangaroo up with a foster mother– a wallaby.

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Bioscience Bulletin: Doubts about DNA, the Impact of Digital Health, Cancer-fighting Magnolias

July 2, 2015 3:12 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technology’s new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.

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Researchers Define Unique Group of High-Risk Lymphoma Patients

July 2, 2015 11:15 am | by University of Rochester | Comments

The goal for many cancer patients is to reach the five-year, disease-free mark, but new research from UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute suggests that two years might be a more practical survival goal for people with follicular lymphoma.

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Study Offers Clue to Link Between Swine Flu Shot, Narcolepsy

July 2, 2015 11:07 am | by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | Comments

One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect - the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.

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Too Exhausted to Fight – and to Do Harm

July 2, 2015 10:58 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

An ‘exhausted’ army of immune cells may not be able to fight off infection, but if its soldiers fight too hard they risk damaging the very body they are meant to be protecting, suggests new research.

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Chemists Design a Quantum-dot Spectrometer

July 2, 2015 10:40 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | Comments

New instrument is small enough to function within a smartphone, enabling portable light analysis.

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Forgetfulness and Errors Can Signal Alzheimer’s Decades Before Diagnosis

July 2, 2015 10:29 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Mistakes on memory and thought tests may give an indication of the future onset of Alzheimer’s, up to 18 years before diagnosis, according to a new study.

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Failure of Cells’ ‘Garbage Disposal’ System May Contribute to Alzheimer’s

July 1, 2015 12:54 pm | by Yale University | Comments

Lysosomes, the “garbage disposal” systems of cells, are found in great abundance near the amyloid plaques in the brain that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have long assumed that their presence was helpful — that they were degrading the toxic proteins that trigger amyloid plaque formation.  

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Researchers Develop Innovative Gene Transfer-based Treatment Approach

July 1, 2015 12:37 pm | by UNC | Comments

The experimental treatment uses a genetically modified virus to deliver a missing gene into the cerebrospinal fluid of children with giant axonal neuropathy (GAN).

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Stem Cell Gene Therapy Holds Promise for Eliminating HIV Infection

July 1, 2015 10:48 am | by UCLA | Comments

Scientists are one step closer to engineering a tool that could one day arm the body’s immune system to fight HIV — and win. The new technique harnesses the regenerative capacity of stem cells to generate an immune response to the virus.

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A First: New Guidelines Back Device for Treating Strokes

July 1, 2015 9:58 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

Many stroke patients have a new treatment option -- if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke.

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Building a Better Prosthetic Leg for Amputees

June 30, 2015 11:14 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

Scientists have developed a bionic leg that gives patients with above-knee amputations better control over movement than current prosthetics.

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Discover the Real Beef About Meat

June 30, 2015 11:03 am | by University of Bristol | Comments

With the average cow producing 1000 times more methane than a human, meat production plays a big role in greenhouse gas emissions. But in a world where there’s a growing appetite for meat, how can our food system keep everyone happy while reducing its environmental impact?

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His and Her Pain Circuitry in the Spinal Cord

June 30, 2015 10:28 am | by McGill University | Comments

New animal research reveals fundamental sex differences in how pain is processed.

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Evolving CRISPR

June 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Harvard Medical School | Comments

A team of researchers has found a way to expand the use and precision of powerful gene-editing tools called CRISPR-Cas9 RNA-guided nucleases.

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SAPH-ire Helps Scientists Prioritize Protein Modification Research

June 29, 2015 10:26 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on "hotspots" most likely to be important for biological function.

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