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Surprising Similarity in Fly and Mouse Motion Vision

July 30, 2015 10:32 am | by Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology | News | Comments

At first glance, the eyes of mammals and those of insects do not seem to have much in common. However, a comparison of the neural circuits for detecting motion shows surprising parallels between flies and mice.

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Delirium and Inflammation

July 30, 2015 10:25 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Delirium, an acute state of confusion, often affects older adults following surgery or serious illness. Now, a study confirms that inflammation—an immune response that develops when the body attempts to protect itself from harmful stimuli—plays a role in the onset of delirium.

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New Computer-Based Technology May Lead to Improvements in Facial Transplantation

July 30, 2015 10:17 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Following several years of research and collaboration, physicians and engineers say they have developed a computer platform that provides rapid, real-time feedback before and during facial transplant surgery, which may someday improve face-jaw-teeth alignment between donor and recipient.

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US Expects to Pay Farmers $191 Million for Birds Lost to Flu

July 30, 2015 10:12 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.

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Expanding the Brain

July 30, 2015 10:05 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A team of researchers has identified more than 40 new “imprinted” genes, in which either the maternal or paternal copy of a gene is expressed while the other is silenced. The findings, described in a recent paper in eLife, reveal how genomic imprinting can dramatically expand biological diversity, and could have important implications for understanding the brain.

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Hormone in Brain Could Cause Overeating, Says Rutgers Science

July 30, 2015 9:37 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Eating for pure pleasure instead of hunger is controlled by a hormone in the brain, according to new Rutgers University research. The work could point to brain-first targets to combat the burgeoning obesity epidemic, according to the scientists.

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AACC 2015: New Mobile DNA Test for Chlamydia Announced

July 29, 2015 10:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The scientists are presenting their research this morning at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta.

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Quaternary Liquid Chromatograph

July 29, 2015 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Waters Corporation introduced the Waters ACQUITY Arc System, a quaternary liquid chromatograph that gives analytical laboratories running established LC methods a clear choice for replicating or improving their separations performance

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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