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In CRISPR Advance, Scientists Successfully Edit Human T Cells

July 29, 2015 10:11 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

Scientists have devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using the genome-editing system known as CRISPR/Cas9.


FDA Approves Stomach-filling Balloon for Weight Loss

July 29, 2015 9:55 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach.


Chimps Use Clay to Detox and as a Mineral Supplement

July 29, 2015 9:44 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study published in the early version of the journal PLOS ONE.


Web App Helps Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics

July 29, 2015 9:20 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

As gene sequencing has gotten faster and cheaper, clinicians and researchers are able to use genomic data to study, diagnose, and develop a course of treatment for a variety of individual cancers. MAGI, an open-source tool lets users compare their data with enormous cancer genetics datasets.


Boy Who Lost Hands to Infection Gets Double-hand Transplant

July 29, 2015 9:12 am | by Kathy Matheson, Associated Press | News | Comments

An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.


New Technique Allows for Epigenomic Analysis with Just 100 Cells

July 29, 2015 9:03 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Personalized medicine could get a push forward from a new technique that reduces the number of cells needed for epigenomic analysis from millions to just 100. 


Chilling/Heating HPLC Column Temperature Controller

July 28, 2015 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific, Inc. announces its new EchoTherm Model CO50 Programmable HPLC Column Chiller/Heater. The unit has a temperature range from 4.0°C to 100.0°C readable and settable to 0.1°C.

Endangered Butterfly Recovering in Some, Not All, of Range

July 28, 2015 11:39 am | by Mary Esch, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago.


Researchers Create Smartphone-based Device that Reads Medical Diagnostic Tests Quickly and Accurately

July 28, 2015 11:34 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has developed a new mobile phone-based device that can read ELISA plates in the field with the same level of accuracy as the large machines normally found in clinical laboratories.


Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Patients May Have Hope

July 28, 2015 11:17 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A gene therapy that delivers a protein that suppresses the development of female reproductive organs may improve survival rates in patients with ovarian cancer that has recurred after chemotherapy. Recurrence happens 70 percent of the time and is invariably fatal.


New Tool For Investigating RNA Gone Awry

July 28, 2015 11:15 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new technology – called “Sticky-flares” – developed by nanomedicine experts  offers the first real-time method to track and observe the dynamics of RNA distribution as it is transported inside living cells.


Software Turns Smartphones into Tools for Medical Research

July 28, 2015 10:38 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smartphone apps are the latest tools to emerge from the intersection of health care and Silicon Valley, where tech companies are also working on new ways of bringing patients and doctors together online, applying massive computing power to analyze DNA and even developing ingestible "smart" pills for detecting cancer.


The Role of Cryo-TEM for Structural Biology - Part I

July 28, 2015 10:32 am | by Thomas Wohlfarth, Director of Structural Biology, FEI | Articles | Comments

This three-part article discusses how biologists are adopting a powerful new approach to structural analysis that uses sophisticated computational tools to integrate molecular-scale information from EM with atomic-scale results from XRD and NMR.


AACC 2015: New Tests Could Make Diagnosing Diabetes Easier

July 28, 2015 10:31 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Two new research studies presented at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Lab Expo, show promise for quicker and less-expensive ways to detect diabetes.


Central Nervous System (CNS) Summit 2015

July 27, 2015 4:07 pm | Events

CNS Summit, a community dedicated to shaping the future of drug development.


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