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Analysis of Dog Genome Will Provide Insight into Human Disease

April 28, 2016 9:42 am | by The Genome Analysis Centre | News | Comments

An important model in studying human disease, the non-coding RNA of the canine genome is an essential starting point for evolutionary and biomedical studies, according to a new study.

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Scientists Discover New Way to Regenerate Rare Blood Stem Cells

April 28, 2016 9:11 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A team of researchers have gained knowledge about a key protein that enables greater control and regeneration of blood stem cells, leading to new strategies to control the growth of these cells and making enhanced numbers for transplantation possible.

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Quick Adjust Platforms for Electrophysiology

April 27, 2016 10:37 am | by Prior Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Prior Scientific's HZP series of adjustable rigid post mounts provide an affordable, simple, flexible and stable solution for electrophysiology applications.

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Who Gets Hooked on Drugs? Genetic Markers Influence Addiction

April 27, 2016 10:18 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Why does one person who tries cocaine get addicted, while another might use it and then leave it alone? Why do some people who kick a drug habit manage to stay clean, while others relapse? And why do some families seem more prone to addiction than others? The road to answering these questions may have a lot to do with specific genetic factors that vary from individual to individual, a new study in rats suggests.

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Wrapping Up Multiple Sclerosis

April 27, 2016 10:12 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

With one drug to shut down its progression and another to undo its damage, plus a worldwide effort stalking the origins of multiple sclerosis, MS doesn’t stand a chance.

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Tamping Down Neurons' Energy Use Could Treat Neurodegeneration

April 27, 2016 10:01 am | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Scientists showed how an FDA-approved drug boosts the health of brain cells by limiting their energy use. Like removing unnecessary lighting from a financially strapped household to save on electricity bills, the drug--called rapamycin--prolongs the survival of diseased neurons by forcing them to reduce protein production to conserve cellular energy.

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Researchers Discover Vaccine Breakthrough

April 27, 2016 9:52 am | by University of Copenhagen | News | Comments

The next generation of vaccines may soon see the light of day, because researchers have discovered a completely new and simple method which sets new standards for the development of vaccines.

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Fragile X Syndrome Study Uses Fruitfly's Point of View to Identify New Treatments

April 27, 2016 9:46 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common genetically inherited cause of intellectual disability in humans. New research shows how the hormone insulin -- usually associated with diabetes -- is involved in the daily activity patterns and cognitive deficits in the fruitfly model of FXS, according to a new study.

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New Advance in Fight Against Parkinson's, Alzheimer's

April 27, 2016 9:37 am | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

A five-year study by an international team has found a way of 'reversing' symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's - using fruit flies as test subjects.

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Biotech Startup Provides Functional Studies on Thousands of Breast Cancer Gene Variants

April 27, 2016 8:58 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Toronto-based biotech startup, Ranomics, has launched a database that for the first time, provides functional studies on the impact of 2,000 variants of BRCA1, which is a gene associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers.

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Wireless, Battery-less Limit Switches

April 26, 2016 10:28 am | by Steute | Product Releases | Comments

Steute Industrial Controls offers a comprehensive line of wireless, batteryless limit switches. These wireless limit switches feature an internal electrodynamic energy generator, that require no battery. Displacement of the actuator generates power to send a uniquely coded signal to one or more compatible, easily-programmed receivers.

Research Examines Link Between Stomach Bacteria, PTSD

April 26, 2016 10:22 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Could bacteria in your gut be used to cure or prevent neurological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or even depression? Researchers think that's a strong possibility.

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Dopamine Neurons Have a Role in Movement

April 26, 2016 10:18 am | by Princeton University | News | Comments

Researchers have found that dopamine - a brain chemical involved in learning, motivation and many other functions - also has a direct role in representing or encoding movement. The finding could help researchers better understand dopamine's role in movement-related disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

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Controlling RNA in Living Cells

April 26, 2016 10:14 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers have devised a new set of proteins that can be customized to bind arbitrary RNA sequences, making it possible to image RNA inside living cells, monitor what a particular RNA strand is doing, and even control RNA activity.

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Soy Shows Promise as Natural Anti-microbial Agent

April 26, 2016 10:04 am | by University of Guelph | News | Comments

Soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses, according to a new study.

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