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Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes Share Underlying Mechanism

August 20, 2014 12:36 pm | News | Comments

New work by scientists suggests that both major forms of diabetes, type 1 and type 2, are the result of the same mechanism - the formation of toxic clumps of a hormone called amylin.                   

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Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Relapse, Response to Chemo

August 20, 2014 12:29 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have made it easier to predict both breast cancer relapses and responses to chemotherapy, through the identification of a unique gene, a new study shows.                         

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Are Failing Bees a Warning Sign to Human Health?

August 20, 2014 12:14 pm | News | Comments

A researcher believes that the potential human health implications of bee colony collapse disorder extend beyond the drop in pollination to the impact on humans of long exposure to low-level poisons, like neonicotinoid pesticides.     

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Brain Size Linked to Parental Duties in Fish

August 20, 2014 12:06 pm | News | Comments

Male stickleback fish that protect their young have bigger brains than counterparts - male white sticklebacks, which do not tend to their offspring - a new study found.                      

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Drug Candidate Blocks 'Chili-pepper Receptor'

August 20, 2014 11:53 am | News | Comments

 As anyone who has bitten into a chili pepper knows, its burning spiciness— though irresistible to some — is intolerable to others. Scientists exploring the chili pepper’s effect are using their findings to develop a new drug candidate for many kinds of pain.

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3-D-printed Organs for Transplant One Step Closer

August 20, 2014 11:43 am | News | Comments

Printing whole new organs for transplants sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the real-life budding technology could one day make actual kidneys, livers, hearts and other organs for patients who desperately need them.     

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Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

August 20, 2014 5:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Security forces are enforcing a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, where looters raided an Ebola screening center over the weekend and removed contaminated sheets and other items. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also imposed a nighttime curfew, saying that authorities have...

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

August 19, 2014 8:21 pm | by Jonathan Paye-layleh - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital. The measures came as authorities said that three health workers in the country who...

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FDA approves new drug for rare genetic disease

August 19, 2014 6:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease. Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes excess fat to build up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow. Cerdelga is...

Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

August 19, 2014 3:22 pm | by Paul J. Weber - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuous two years. The...

Remote-Controlled, Battery-Powered Flow Meter

August 19, 2014 2:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new version of the 800 Series Turbine Flow Meter from Titan Enterprises is for companies who wish to monitor flow without installing a wiring loom or in remote situations.

Serial Dilution in 96-, 384-well Microplates

August 19, 2014 2:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Integra’s Row Dilution Plate Holder accessory for the VIAFLO 96 and 384 handheld benchtop pipettes adds the functionality to perform serial dilutions in rows. Serial dilutions are often carried out in row format because it allows experimenters to dilute more samples.

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Physical Fitness Makes Kids' Brains Bigger

August 19, 2014 1:41 pm | News | Comments

A new study of 9- and 10-year-olds finds that those who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers who are less fit.                     

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Targeted Brain Stimulation Aids Stroke Recovery

August 19, 2014 1:27 pm | News | Comments

When investigators applied light-driven stimulation to nerve cells in the brains of mice that had suffered strokes several days earlier, the mice showed significantly greater recovery in motor ability than mice that had experienced strokes but whose brains weren’t stimulated.

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AstraZeneca says DOJ closes probe into drug trial

August 19, 2014 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British drugmaker AstraZeneca says the U.S. Department of Justice has closed its investigation into a clinical trial of the company's blood thinner Brilinta, and plans no further action. The company announced in October 2013 that federal officials were looking into the 18,000-patient study, which...

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