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Liberia Confirms 2nd Ebola Death in Resurgent Outbreak

July 16, 2015 9:03 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press | News | Comments

A second person in Liberia has died from Ebola in the latest resurgence of the deadly disease in the West African nation, an official said Wednesday.

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Advanced Composites May Borrow Designs from Deep Sea Shrimp

July 16, 2015 9:02 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

New research is revealing details about how the exoskeleton of a certain type of deep-sea shrimp allows the animal to survive scalding hot waters in hydrothermal vents thousands of feet under water.

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Impact of Type 2 Diabetes on Lymphatic Vessels Identified

July 16, 2015 9:02 am | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Amino acid found in red meat, poultry may improve lymphatic function in diabetes.

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Study: High Risk Areas for Lyme Disease Are Growing

July 16, 2015 9:01 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically, according to a new government study published Wednesday.

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Digital Dispenser Now Offers Aqueous Liquid Dispensing

July 16, 2015 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The  HP D300 Digital Dispenser – available from Tecan – now allows customers to titrate low volumes of biomolecules in aqueous solutions, offering greater flexibility for drug discovery workflows. Users can choose between dispensing DMSO, for small molecule studies, and aqueous solutions in combination with a surfactant, for the investigation of proteins, antibodies, enzymes and nucleic acids.

New Approach to Spinal Cord, Brain Injury Research

July 16, 2015 8:59 am | by University of South Carolina | News | Comments

Many an injury will heal, but the damaged spinal cord is notoriously recalcitrant.

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Alzheimer's Affects Black and White Brains Differently, Study Says

July 16, 2015 8:59 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Alzheimer’s disease causes deteriorating changes in the brain. But those changes may be different for people of different races, according to a new study released today.

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Chromosomes Actively Help Divide Animal Cells, Researchers Say

July 16, 2015 8:58 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chromosomes actively help pull apart and divide animal cells during cytokinesis, according to a new study touted as a breakthrough insight into a fundamental life process.

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Ultra Specific Validated Monoclonal Antibodies

July 15, 2015 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has announced the availability of ultra specific and extensively validated monoclonal antibodies under the UltraMAB  brand. Screening of candidate antibodies against greater than 10,000 human proteins, using a state-of-the-art High Density Protein Microarray Platform, has resulted in the identification of the most specific monoclonal antibodies (UltraMAB antibodies) available for cancer biomarkers and other important diagnostic targets.

Male Koalas Raise Their Voices to Avoid Conflict

July 15, 2015 9:15 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

A team of international scientists has tracked the love lives of koalas, uncovering some curious behaviours and finding that male koalas make their distinct bellows to avoid confrontation with competitors.

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Animal Research Declining in Some Categories, USDA Says

July 15, 2015 9:14 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The number of cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, nonhuman primates and other animals protected by the Animal Welfare Act is down to 834,453, the lowest number in decades, according to the federal agency.

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Harnessing Evaporation through Minuscule Bacterial Spores

July 15, 2015 9:13 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Scientists at Columbia University developed a unique method for harnessing natural sources of energy.

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Antioxidants Help Treat Skin Picking in Mice

July 14, 2015 3:43 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

The finding suggests that people with the potentially serious disorder might benefit from this therapy.

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Stem Cells Create Early Human Heart Development Model

July 14, 2015 3:37 pm | by UC Berkeley | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a template for growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells. 

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Fat Fish Illuminate Human Obesity

July 14, 2015 3:25 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Blind cavefish that have adapted to annual cycles of starvation and binge-eating have mutations in the gene MC4R.

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