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Cells Cling and Spiral ‘Like Vines’ in First 3D Tissue Scaffold for Plants

August 27, 2015 10:59 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

New cost-effective material which mimics natural ‘extracellular matrix’ has allowed scientists to capture previously unseen behavior in individual plant cells, including new shapes and interactions. New methods highlight potential developments for plant tissue engineering.

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Jammed Up Cellular Highways May Initiate Dementia and ALS

August 27, 2015 10:41 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Researchers say they have discovered some of the first steps in how a very common gene mutation causes the brain damage associated with both amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

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Understanding the IT Band

August 27, 2015 10:29 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

New findings suggest hope for preventing a common running injury.

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Young Brains Can Take On New Functions

August 27, 2015 10:17 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Visual cortex of blind children can be remodeled to process language.

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Automated Speech Analysis Helps Predict Psychosis Onset

August 27, 2015 9:37 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A small proof-of-principal study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found an automated speech analysis program was able to differentiate between at-risk young people who developed psychosis and those who did not, with 100 percent accuracy. 

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“Super-Predator” Humans Kill More Than Was Known

August 27, 2015 9:27 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Humans are “super-predators” who kill adult land carnivores like bears and lions at nine times the rate that land carnivores do, and kill adult fish at 14 times the rate that marine predators do, says new research in Science.

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Suneris's Strategy for Revolutionizing Animal Health Care

August 27, 2015 8:32 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Bioscience Technology recently chatted with Joe Landolina, the 22-year-old co-founder of Suneris. He talked about how his company came together along with his recent experience at the White House’s Demo Day where he was a featured speaker.  

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Adeno-Associated Virus Services for Gene Delivery

August 26, 2015 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has introduced an expanded range of Adeno-associated virus (AAV) cloning and packaging services.

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Developing a New Tool to Detect a Frequently Missed Sex Chromosome Disorder in Boys

August 26, 2015 10:54 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

Klinefelter syndrome is the most common disorder of the male sex chromosomes, yet is rarely diagnosed in children. A new assessment tool is being developed by researchers to help pediatricians detect the physical traits of the syndrome. The tool could pave the way for early interventions that prevent and treat a range of physical, psychological, social, and cognitive impairments.

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Scientists Develop Novel Technique for Kidney Research

August 26, 2015 10:39 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

One in four patients treated with the widely used anti-cancer drug cisplatin develop chronic kidney disease. To better understand how the treatment leads to kidney damage, and possibly prevent it, a team of researchers developed a new 3D-imaging technique to peer deep into these vital organs.

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These Microscopic Fish are 3D-printed to Do More Than Swim

August 26, 2015 10:23 am | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

Nanoengineers used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots -- called microfish -- that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled.

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Doctors Recommend Early Exposure to Prevent Peanut Allergies

August 26, 2015 9:39 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1.

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Small Amounts of Teen Exercise Reduce Cancer and Heart Deaths Mid-Life

August 26, 2015 8:29 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Teen girls who exercise as little as an hour a week for three months may reduce, to a surprising degree, risk of death from many diseases in adulthood, according to a Vanderbilt University study.

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Failure Can Be Rewarding, Study Finds

August 26, 2015 8:28 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Making a mistake can be a rewarding experience – as long as your brain has a chance to learn from it.

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How a Snake Kills Its Prey

August 26, 2015 8:26 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Researchers discovered the specific mechanism boa constrictors use to subdue their prey.

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