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Five Biotech Startups to Check Out This Month

August 25, 2015 8:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

These companies are having an interesting month so far.

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Clear Bottom Assay Plates

August 24, 2015 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

The unique Krystal 2000 microplate range from Porvair Sciences has been optimized for luminescence and fluorescence assays. A patented manufacturing process, using a ‘two-shot’ mould, provides clear, individual wells in an opaque matrix.

Fossil Study: Dogs Evolved with Climate Change

August 24, 2015 10:58 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Old dogs can teach humans new things about evolution. In Nature Communications a new study of North American dog fossils as old as 40 million years suggests that the evolutionary path of whole groups of predators can be a direct consequence of climate change.

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The Mending Tissue - Cellular Instructions for Tissue Repair

August 24, 2015 10:48 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Collaborative study identifies universal mechanism that explains how tissue shape regulates physiological processes such as wound healing and embryo development.

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Study Links Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Thinner Gray Matter and Better Math Skills in Kids

August 24, 2015 10:38 am | by Univeristy of Illinois | News | Comments

A new study reveals that 9- and 10-year-old children who are aerobically fit tend to have significantly thinner gray matter than their “lower-fit” peers. Thinning of the outermost layer of brain cells in the cerebrum is associated with better mathematics performance, researchers report.

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Team Identifies Structure of Tumor-Suppressing Protein

August 24, 2015 10:06 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

An international group of researchers have established the structure of an important tumor suppressing protein, PTEN. Their findings provide new insights into how the protein regulates cell growth and how mutations in the gene that encodes the protein can lead to cancer.

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Scientists Uncover Surprising Mechanism Behind Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

August 24, 2015 10:04 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered that the important human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, develops resistance to this drug by “switching on” a previously uncharacterized set of genes.

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Wired for Habit

August 24, 2015 10:01 am | by Elizabeth Dougherty, MIT | News | Comments

Researchers discover neurons in the brain that weigh costs and benefits to drive formation of habits.

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Second Cancers are on the Rise; 1 in 5 US Cases is a Repeat

August 24, 2015 9:18 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before. When doctors talk about second cancers, they mean a different tissue type or a different site, not a recurrence or spread of the original tumor.

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Sample Handling Products for Molecular and Biological Applications

August 21, 2015 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s sample handling products feature shakes, rockers, mixers and stirrers for molecular and biological mixing applications.

Historic Hotel Named Source of Deadly Legionnaires' Outbreak

August 21, 2015 9:42 am | by Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press | News | Comments

A historic hotel's rooftop air-conditioning unit is the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has killed 12 people and sickened more than 100 in the Bronx, the city's health commissioner said Thursday.

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'They're in Everything': California Bug Outbreak Irks Town

August 21, 2015 9:39 am | by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | News | Comments

The gas station's ground was covered with the small winged bugs. Piles of carcasses, inches deep, sat swept to the sides.

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Grape Waste Could Make Competitive Biofuel

August 21, 2015 9:34 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

The solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive biofuel, researchers have found.

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Wyss Institute Scientists Improve Sepsis Device

August 21, 2015 9:28 am | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

New model of blood-cleansing device has been simplified and is closer to clinical use.

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Working Longer Hours Increases Risk of Stroke, Study Says

August 21, 2015 9:04 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Working longer hours increases the risk of stroke, according to a new European study.

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