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Calculator Adds Up Cardio Risks

November 17, 2014 10:28 am | News | Comments

The new Healthy Heart Score developed by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) gives individuals an easy way to estimate their 20-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on simple lifestyle habits. Read more...

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Artificial Muscle Capable of ‘Remembering’ Movements Developed

November 17, 2014 10:14 am | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed artificial muscles which can learn and recall specific movements, the first time that motion control and memory have been combined in a synthetic material. Read more...          

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Spotted: First Evidence of 'Local' Clock in the Brain

November 14, 2014 12:37 pm | News | Comments

In a new study looking at mice, researchers have investigated a local clock found in another part of the brain, outside the SCN, known as the tuberomamillary nucleus (TMN).                       

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Imaging Method Could Improve Asthma Treatment

November 14, 2014 12:21 pm | News | Comments

A team of researchers have used a laser beam trap to examine how drug particles from asthma inhalers behave as they are projected through the air. Their findings could improve the effectiveness of inhalers for the over five million people in the UK suffering from asthma.

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Marching to Our Own Sequences

November 14, 2014 11:54 am | News | Comments

A new study from geneticists has found that the DNA replication plan— including where the origin points are and in what order DNA segments get copied- varies from person to person.                    

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How Adult Fly Testes Keep from Changing Into Ovaries

November 14, 2014 11:08 am | News | Comments

New research in flies shows how cells in adult reproductive organs maintain their sexual identity. The study also identified a mutation that can switch the cells’ sexual identity.                     

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Bacteria Become 'Genomic Tape Recorders'

November 14, 2014 10:47 am | News | Comments

Engineers have transformed the genome of the bacterium E. coli into a long-term storage device for memory. They envision that this stable, erasable, and easy-to-retrieve memory will be well suited for applications such as sensors for environmental and medical monitoring.

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In Chimpanzees, Long-term Bullying Makes More Babies

November 14, 2014 10:38 am | Videos | Comments

In a long-term study of interactions between chimpanzees in the famous Gombe National Park in Tanzania, researchers have found that males who consistently bully females tend to father more babies with their victims.          

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Total Recall: The Science Behind It

November 14, 2014 10:20 am | News | Comments

Is it possible to change the amount of information the brain can store? Maybe, according to a new international study, which identified a molecule that puts a brake on brain processing and when removed, brain function and memory recall is improved.

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WHO Sees Few Promising Ebola Drugs in Pipeline

November 14, 2014 6:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A top official with the U.N. health agency says few experimental therapies are currently under development that could effectively treat Ebola.                               

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Surgeon with Ebola coming to US for care

November 14, 2014 6:57 am | by Mike Stobbe - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the United States said. Dr. Martin Salia is being taken to Omaha to be treated at the Nebraska Medical...

World Bank: Ebola fund would create incentives

November 14, 2014 5:58 am | by Rod Mcguirk - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposed global emergency fund to contain the next Ebola outbreak would also provide an incentive for drug companies to develop vaccines to fight other future pandemics, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday. As the international response failed to keep pace with outbreak of Ebola in...

Federal grand jury indicts Vascular Solutions CEO

November 13, 2014 7:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted the CEO of Minnesota-based medical device maker Vascular Solutions Inc. on charges he conspired to sell a varicose-vein treatment device for unapproved uses. The Star Tribune ( http://strib.mn/1wYLGc6 ) reports Howard Root was indicted Thursday on nine...

Geron could get $935M in blood disorder drug deal

November 13, 2014 5:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Geron Corp. said Thursday it could get more than $900 million from a deal to develop its blood disorder drug imetelstat with a unit of Johnson & Johnson. Geron said Janssen Biotech agreed to pay it $35 million upfront. The Menlo Park, California, company could receive as much as $900 million...

Peristaltic Pump with Weight Scale Integration

November 13, 2014 3:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The P-1500 peristaltic pump with weight scale integration from Harvard Apparatus allows the user to dispense fluids based on units of weight.

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