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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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