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Greater Understanding of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

September 29, 2015 10:01 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A new genetic study of over 200,000 women reveals the underlying mechanisms of polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as potential interventions.


How the Retina Marches to the Beat of Its Own Drum

September 29, 2015 9:55 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

 Researchers report new research that sheds light on how the retina sets its own biological rhythm using a novel light-sensitive pigment, called neuropsin, found in nerve cells at the back of the eye.


New Autism Genes Are Revealed in Largest-Ever Study

September 29, 2015 9:49 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

In the largest, most comprehensive genomic analysis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) conducted to date, an international research team has identified 65 genes that play a role in the disorder, 28 of which are reported with “very high confidence,” meaning that there is 99 percent certainty that these genes contribute to the risk of developing ASD.


Five Genetic Regions Implicated in Cystic Fibrosis Severity

September 29, 2015 9:44 am | by UNC | News | Comments

If you have two faulty copies of the CFTR gene, you will have cystic fibrosis. But the severity of your disease will depend on environmental factors and many other genes. Locating these genes and altering their function could lead to new therapies. Now, a consortium of research institutions report that five regions of the human genome are home to the genetic variations that play major roles in CF disease severity.


A Natural Light Switch

September 29, 2015 9:35 am | by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered and mapped a light-sensing protein that uses vitamin B12 to perform key functions, including gene regulation.


Life on Mars? NASA Says Planet Appears to Have Flowing Water

September 29, 2015 9:21 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.


Bootie Dispensing Rack

September 28, 2015 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

 Terra provides clean, convenient storage racks to store shoes and booties. Ideal for the pre-gowning area, these racks are made of ultra-clean electropolished stainless steel and are designed with a built-in stand to lift the shelving rack off the floor.

Microbe Artwork Shows the Limits of Antibiotics

September 28, 2015 11:21 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

An Oxford University research fellow has been creating art using bacteria found in the human gut and harvested from faecal samples. But while the striking colors and plant like shapes may look beautiful, they also illustrate the increasing issue of antibiotic resistance.


Newly Identified Biochemical Pathway Could Be Target For Insulin Control

September 28, 2015 11:08 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

In the final event leading to the development of Typ 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses its ability to secrete insulin and clear glucose from the blood. Preventing this breakdown in insulin secretion is a key goal in the fight to reduce the burden of a disease that afflicts an estimated 29 million people in the United States.


‘Remote Control’ of Immune Cells Opens Door to Safer, More Precise Cancer Therapies

September 28, 2015 11:01 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

Researchers have engineered a molecular “on switch” that allows tight control over the actions of T cells, immune system cells that have shown great potential as therapies for cancer. The innovation lays the groundwork for sharply reducing severe, sometimes deadly side effects that have been a significant hurdle to advancing T cell-based treatments.  


Genomic Gain

September 28, 2015 10:29 am | by MIT | News | Comments

A team including the scientist who first harnessed the CRISPR-Cas9 system for mammalian genome editing has now identified a different CRISPR system with the potential for even simpler and more precise genome engineering.


Mimicking Diet Changes of Global Travel Reveals Clues to Gut Health

September 28, 2015 10:06 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Adding to the growing understanding of the importance of gut bacteria in human health, researchers studied gut motility, measuring in mice the time it takes food to move through the gastrointestinal tract in a way that mimics the dietary effects of world travel.


Gene Test Finds Which Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo

September 28, 2015 9:02 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease - good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.


Automation Compatible 3D Cell Culture Scaffolds

September 25, 2015 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has announced the launch of Mimetix 3D cell culture scaffolds that offer significant advantages for a range of applications including regenerative medicine, oncology research, drug discovery, and as a unique aligned scaffold for neural growth and investigation.


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