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Analysis Finds Meat Consumption Raises Mortality Rates

May 6, 2016 11:11 am | by American Osteopathic Association | News | Comments

A review of large-scale studies involving more than 1.5 million people found all-cause mortality is higher for those who eat meat, particularly red or processed meat, on a daily basis.

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Starving Cancer the Key to New Treatments

May 6, 2016 11:05 am | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a vital supply route that cancer cells use to obtain their nutrients, in a discovery that could lead to new treatments to stop the growth of tumors.

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FDA Will Require E-Cigarettes and Contents to be Reviewed

May 6, 2016 10:54 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.

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Cayman Islands to Deploy Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

May 6, 2016 10:48 am | by Jennifer Kay and Ben Fox, Associated Press | News | Comments

British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases.

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Biochemists Image RNA Translation in Real Time

May 6, 2016 10:44 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In a new advance, scientists have made a live-cell movie of the second step in gene expression, when a ribosome decodes a protein.

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Popular Heartburn Drugs May Cause Serious Kidney Damage

May 6, 2016 10:43 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Extended use of drugs to treat heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may lead to serious kidney damage, including kidney failure, according to a new study.

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Ketamine Metabolite Works as Fast-acting Antidepressant

May 6, 2016 10:18 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A team of researchers have discovered a chemical byproduct of ketamine that rapidly treats depression in mice, without the undesired side effects.

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Connectors Improve Fluid Management

May 5, 2016 10:28 am | by EMD Millipore | EMD Millipore | Product Releases | Comments

MilliporeSigma's Lynx CDR connectors improve fluid management in the biopharma industry. Making simple, reliable, sterile-to-sterile fluid connections is critical to successful biomanufacturing.

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Chimp Victim Hospitalized with Face-transplant Complications

May 5, 2016 10:21 am | by Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant.

Human Heart Cells Respond Less to E-cig Vapor than Tobacco Smoke

May 5, 2016 10:17 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

New research has showed substantial differences in the way human heart cells respond to e-cigarette smoke and conventional cigarette smoke.

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Squished Cells Could Shape Design of Synthetic Materials

May 5, 2016 10:13 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

All living cells are basically squishy balloons full of water, proteins and DNA, surrounded by oily membranes. Those membranes stand up to significant amounts of stretching and bending, but only recently have scientists started to fully appreciate the useful organization and functions that result from all that stress.

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Breast Milk Hormones Impact Bacterial Development in Infants' Guts

May 5, 2016 10:08 am | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

A new study finds that hormones in breast milk may impact the development of healthy bacteria in infants' guts, potentially protecting them from intestinal inflammation, obesity and other diseases later in life.

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Study Suggests Bipolar Disorder Has Genetic Links to Autism

May 5, 2016 9:59 am | by University of Iowa | News | Comments

A new study suggests there may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder (BD) and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism.

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New Method Allows First Look at Early Embryo Development

May 5, 2016 9:50 am | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

Despite significant biomedical advances in recent decades, the very earliest events of human development--those that occur during a critical window just after fertilization--have remained an unobservable mystery, until now.

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Robot Stitches Tissue by Itself, a Step to More Automated OR

May 5, 2016 9:36 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.

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