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Science Funding Bill Passes a Split House, Despite Scientist Opposition

May 22, 2015 9:53 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The American Competes Reauthorization Act of 2015 was passed by a split House of Representatives Wednesday, amid opposition from a wide swath of the scientific community. The passage also came after hours of negotiations of the bill, which Republicans have said would keep overall federal spending flat – while opponents have said would constrain how the National Science Foundation would be able to spend that money.

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Alaska's Popular Walrus Cam Streams Again After a Decade

May 22, 2015 9:42 am | by Mark Thiessen, Associated Press | News | Comments

A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.

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Beyond Average

May 22, 2015 9:37 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

New platforms genetically barcode tens of thousands of cells at a time

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T. Rex Autopsy Coming to the Small Screen

May 22, 2015 9:22 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The deceased waits on the slab, under the glare of lights. But the corpse is 46 feet long, has a heart 100 times larger than a human’s and sharpened teeth up to a foot long. The cameras roll, as the doctor makes the first incision.

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Seeking Deeper Understanding of How the Brain Works

May 22, 2015 9:17 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Edward Boyden develops techniques to study the brain, and how it operates, in finer detail.

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Women With MRI Abnormality Nine Times More Likely to Get Breast Cancer

May 22, 2015 9:11 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Healthy women possessing a certain abnormality on MRIs are nine times more likely to get breast cancer, according to research published in Radiology. The abnormality is called background parenchymal enhancement (BPE), a phenomenon in which areas of normal background breast tissue appear white, or enhanced.

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Gravimetric Dilutors

May 21, 2015 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interscience is proud to launch a new range of gravimetric dilutors, the DiluFlow Elite 5kg, DiluFlow Elite 1 kg, DiluFlow Pro & DiluFlow with upgraded accuracy and design.

Scientists Figure Out How Vitamin E Keeps Muscles Healthy

May 21, 2015 10:57 am | by Georgia Regents University | News | Comments

Body builders have it right: vitamin E does help build strong muscles, and scientists appear to have figured out one important way it does it.

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News on Asthma and Peanut Allergies Could Lead to Misdiagnosis, Unnecessary Testing

May 21, 2015 10:48 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Allergist raises concerns about highly-publicized research findings suggesting that children with asthma are prone to peanut allergy.

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Panda Gut Bacteria Can’t Efficiently Digest Bamboo

May 21, 2015 10:40 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

It’s no wonder that giant pandas are always chewing and eating, say Chinese researchers: their gut bacteria are not the type for efficiently digesting bamboo. The bamboo-eating giant panda actually harbors a carnivore-like gut microbiota predominated by bacteria such as Escherichia/Shigella and Streptococcus, according to new research.

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Uncovering Mechanisms of Replication in HPV

May 21, 2015 10:28 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Scientists have identified proteins that mediate aspects of virus replication in the lifecycle of human papillomavirus (HPV), a finding that may lead to new therapeutic targets for treatment of infections caused by the virus.

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Ancient Lake Challenges Understanding of Evolution

May 21, 2015 10:05 am | by University of Aberdeen | News | Comments

An ancient lake could hold the key to our understanding of how complex life evolved on Earth, according to recent research.

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Shining a New Light on the Immune System

May 21, 2015 9:45 am | by University of St. Andrews | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a revolutionary method of identifying cells of the immune system with “molecular fingerprints” which could pave the way for the rapid detection of conditions such as leukemia and lymphoma from a small blood sample.

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L’Oreal Partners with Organovo to Produce 3D Printed Skin

May 21, 2015 9:23 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

L’Oreal is partnering with bioprinting startup Organovo to engineer 3D printed skin tissue to test products and perform other advanced research, the companies announced in a joint statement this week.

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Promising Malaria and Dengue Vaccines Will Not Defeat Diseases

May 21, 2015 9:02 am | by Christopher J. Pace, Ph.D., GlobalData Managing Analyst, Infectious Diseases | Articles | Comments

The company expects that while vaccines will be an essential component of future dengue and malaria prevention and control efforts, immunization cannot succeed as a silver bullet solution for either disease.

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