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Government Healthcare Website Quietly Sharing Personal Data

January 21, 2015 9:08 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jack Gillum - Associated Press | News | Comments

The government's health insurance website is quietly sending consumers' personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing.           

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Blueberries, Avocados and Cocoa Beans May Keep Cardiologists at Bay

January 20, 2015 5:21 pm | by Bioscience Technology Staff | Articles | Comments

Times have changed. It used to be that an apple a day kept the doctor away. But three recent studies indicate this mantra could be changed to “a blueberry- avocado-cocoa-bean-smoothie a day” keeps the doctor away—if the doctor is a cardiologist.

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Economical Lab Filtering Centrifuge

January 20, 2015 3:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Western States is pleased to introduce the new CLC-5000, an economical lab filtering centrifuge.

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Mysterious Goo Blamed in San Francisco Bay Area Bird Deaths

January 20, 2015 3:44 pm | by Kristin J. Bender - Associated Press | News | Comments

The death of 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area has baffled wildlife officials who say the feathers of the birds were coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement.           

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New Information on Relatively Unknown Blood Borne Bacteria

January 20, 2015 3:39 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Haemoplasmas are a group of blood borne bacteria found in a wide range of mammals, including domestic and wild cats, and can cause severe anaemia. The findings of a new study have significantly advanced researchers’ knowledge of immunity for these pathogens.

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Researchers Find Novel Signaling Pathway Involved in Appetite Control

January 20, 2015 3:33 pm | by Tim Stephens - UC Santa Cruz | News | Comments

A new study has revealed important details of a molecular signaling system in the brain that is involved in the control of body weight and metabolism.                   

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New Fibers Can Deliver Many Simultaneous Stimuli

January 20, 2015 3:22 pm | by David L. Chandler - MIT | News | Comments

The human brain’s complexity makes it extremely challenging to study.                                

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Disinfecting Wipes for Centrifuges, Glucometers

January 20, 2015 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

EPA registered Hype-Wipe and Mini Hype-Wipe bleach towelettes are the perfect one-step disinfectant wipes for most centrifuges and glucometers.

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Researchers Discover 'Idiosyncratic' Brain Patterns in Autism

January 20, 2015 10:42 am | by Carnegie Mellon | News | Comments

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been studied for many years, but there are still many more questions than answers. For example, some research into the brain functions of individuals with autism spectrum have found a lack of synchronization ('connectivity') between different parts of the brain that normally work in tandem.

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Insights Into a Rare Genetic Disease

January 20, 2015 10:36 am | by Riken Institute | News | Comments

The ability of proteins to function and interact with other molecules properly often depends on their three-dimensional configuration, which can be changed through the addition or subtraction of sugar chains.                                   

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Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread in Wild Turkey

January 20, 2015 10:33 am | by Mary Esch, Associated Press | News | Comments

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread - but less deadly - than expected.                             

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New Cellular Pathway Triggering Allergic Asthma Response Identified

January 20, 2015 10:25 am | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with collaborators in Korea and Scotland, have identified a novel signaling pathway critical to the immune response of cells associated with the initiation of allergic asthma.         

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Eradicating Ebola: What Will It Take?

January 20, 2015 10:25 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

These factors may not be enough to finally end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.                              

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Could Our Brains Instruct Our Bodies to Burn More Fat?

January 20, 2015 10:14 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

By uncovering the action of two naturally occurring hormones, scientists may have discovered a way to assist in the shedding of excess fat.                                                     

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New Way to Model Sickle Cell Behavior

January 20, 2015 10:07 am | News | Comments

Patients with sickle cell disease often suffer from painful attacks known as vaso-occlusive crises, during which their sickle-shaped blood cells get stuck in tiny capillaries, depriving tissues of needed oxygen. Blood transfusions can sometimes prevent such attacks, but there are currently no good ways to predict when a vaso-occlusive crisis, which can last for several days, is imminent.

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