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Allen Institute Snags $100M to Create Cell Science Institute

December 9, 2014 3:04 pm | News | Comments

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen announced a commitment of $100 million to create the Allen Institute for Cell Science in Seattle. The Allen Institute for Cell Science will take a multidisciplinary, team science-driven approach to understanding a fundamental and yet elusive question in cell science.

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Cytation Imaging Reader

December 9, 2014 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader from BioTek is a second-generation imaging reader that adds functionality to both the automated digital microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate detection modes, enhancing phenotypic cellular information and well-based quantitative data.

rRNA Library Prep Kits for Eukaryotic Metagenomics

December 9, 2014 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NEXTflex 18S ITS Amplicon-Seq Kit from Bioo Scientific simplifies the preparation of multiplexed amplicon libraries spanning the hypervariable Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) region of eukaryotic 18S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes.

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Unlocked Protein Key to Harnessing Regenerative Power of Blood Stem Cells

December 9, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

Scientists have for the first time identified a protein that plays a key role in regulating how blood stem cells replicate in humans. This discovery lays the groundwork for a better understanding of how this protein controls blood stem cell growth and regeneration.

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Preeclampsia During Pregnancy Linked to Greater Autism Risk

December 9, 2014 8:30 am | Videos | Comments

Children with autism spectrum disorder were more than twice as likely to have been exposed in utero to preeclampsia, and the likelihood of an autism diagnosis was even greater if the mother experienced more severe disease, a large study has found.

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A Pill to Shed Fat?

December 9, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

Researchers have taken what they describe as “the first step toward a pill that can replace the treadmill” for the control of obesity, though that shift, of course, would not provide all of the many benefits of exercise.         

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Injectable 3-D Vaccines Could Fight Cancer, Infectious Diseases

December 9, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

Researchers have shown a non–surgical injection of programmable biomaterial that spontaneously assembles in vivo into a 3-D structure could fight and even help prevent cancer and also infectious disease such as HIV.          

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Scientists ID Brain Mechanism that Drives Us to Eat Glucose

December 9, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a mechanism in the brain that may drive our appetite for foods rich in glucose and could lead to treatments for obesity.                             

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Next Steps Uncertain for Women with Dense Breasts

December 9, 2014 8:30 am | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research suggests automatically giving them an extra test isn't necessarily the solution.             

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Sierra Leone Docs Continue Strike Over Ebola Care

December 9, 2014 8:30 am | by Clarence Roy-MaCaulay and Jonathan Paye-Layleh - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sierra Leone's junior doctors were on strike for a second day Tuesday to demand better care for medical workers who catch Ebola after a spate of recent deaths.                          

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Lab Bioreactor for Process Development

December 8, 2014 3:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s stainless steel fermenter/bioreactor the BIOSTAT Cplus is designed for the cultivation of microorganisms and cell cultures.

New Hope for Tackling Signs of Aging in the Future

December 8, 2014 3:08 pm | News | Comments

A new advance in biomedical research could have potential in the future to assist with tackling diseases and conditions associated with aging– as well as in treating cancer.                      

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Scientists Pinpoint a New Line of Defense Used by Cancer Cells

December 8, 2014 3:00 pm | Videos | Comments

Scientists have discovered a new line of defense used by cancer cells to evade cell death, according to new research. The team identified a critical pathway of molecular signals which throw a lifeline to cancer cells.         

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Q&A: Math, Biological Science Predict Flu Outbreaks

December 8, 2014 2:50 pm | News | Comments

Just as weather forecasting has improved over recent decades, the accuracy of forecasting influenza and other infectious diseases is expected to improve, according to research from a team that placed first in the CDC’s “Predict the Influenza Season Challenge.”

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NIH Funds Robots to Assist People with Disabilities

December 8, 2014 2:39 pm | News | Comments

New research in robotics might help with stroke rehabilitation, guide wheelchairs, and assist children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Projects investigating co-robotics are the focus of new funding from the National Institutes of Health.    

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