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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.

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.

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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.

Simulating Evolution: How Close Do Computer Models Come to Reality?

May 5, 2016 9:29 am | by Christoph Adami, Michigan State University, The Conversation | News | Comments

Scientists of all kinds turn to computer models to investigate questions they can't get at any other way. Here's how models work and why we can trust them.

Call to Re-examine '14-day rule' Limiting In vitro Human-embryo Research

May 4, 2016 2:06 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Bioethicists are proposing a reexamination of an internationally recognized rule limiting in vitro research on human embryos to 14 days post-fertilization.

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Back from Death? ReAnima Project to Try and Wake the Dead Brain

May 4, 2016 10:21 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two biotech companies will attempt to bring some measure of life into the brains of 20 people in India with the application of stem cells. It’s called the “ReAnima Project,” and it just received an institutional review board approval.

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Mapping the Circuit of Our Internal Clock

May 4, 2016 9:36 am | by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | News | Comments

The SCN is the control center for our internal genetic clock, the circadian rhythms which regulate everything from sleep to hunger, insulin sensitivity, hormone levels, body temperature, cell cycles and more.

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Autism, Cancer Have 'Remarkable' Number of Risk Genes in Common

May 4, 2016 9:31 am | by University of California, Davis Health System | News | Comments

Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for cancer but for autism as well.

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Genetic Detectives: How Scientists Use DNA to Track Disease Outbreaks

May 4, 2016 9:13 am | by The Conversation, Emily Toth Martin, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan | News | Comments

They’re the top questions on everyone’s mind when a new disease outbreak happens: where did the virus come from? When did this happen? How long has it been spreading in a particular country or group of people?

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