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Hope for Halting Cell Death Caused By Disease

November 18, 2014 10:18 am | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered mechanisms that control a new form of premature cell death in living tissue and a mechanism to reverse it. Read more...                   

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Going Purple: 5 Cutting-edge Breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s Research

November 17, 2014 11:48 am | by Christina Jakubowski, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

November is already halfway over— which means we’re also halfway through National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, which celebrates and raises awareness for the nearly 5.4 million people who have this condition. Read more...

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Danger of Repeat Head Injuries: Brain’s Inability to Tap Energy Source

November 17, 2014 11:27 am | News | Comments

Two or more serious hits to the head within days of each other can interfere with the brain’s ability to use sugar – its primary energy source – to repair cells damaged by the injuries, new research suggests. Read more...                       

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Mapping The Genes of An Endangered Sea Creature

November 17, 2014 11:19 am | News | Comments

Scientists at The University of Manchester are attempting to map the genes of an endangered British sea creature to aid a captive breeding program. Read more...                                    

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Statins Reverse Learning Disabilities Caused by Genetic Disorder

November 17, 2014 11:05 am | News | Comments

UCLA scientists have discovered that statins, a popular class of cholesterol drugs, reverse the learning disabilities caused by a genetic disorder called Noonan syndrome. Read more..                            

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Hand Transplant Recovery Sheds New Light on Touch

November 17, 2014 10:59 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Recovery of feeling can gradually improve for years after a hand transplant, suggests a small study that points to changes in the brain, not just the new hand, as a reason. Read more...                                          

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Fungus Behind Deadly Disease in Walnut Trees Mutates Easily

November 17, 2014 10:49 am | News | Comments

Researchers from Purdue and Colorado State universities have discovered that the fungus responsible for thousand cankers disease, a lethal affliction of walnut trees and related species, has a rich genetic diversity that may make the disease more difficult to control. Read more...

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Calculator Adds Up Cardio Risks

November 17, 2014 10:28 am | News | Comments

The new Healthy Heart Score developed by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) gives individuals an easy way to estimate their 20-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on simple lifestyle habits. Read more...

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Artificial Muscle Capable of ‘Remembering’ Movements Developed

November 17, 2014 10:14 am | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed artificial muscles which can learn and recall specific movements, the first time that motion control and memory have been combined in a synthetic material. Read more...          

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Spotted: First Evidence of 'Local' Clock in the Brain

November 14, 2014 12:37 pm | News | Comments

In a new study looking at mice, researchers have investigated a local clock found in another part of the brain, outside the SCN, known as the tuberomamillary nucleus (TMN).                       

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Imaging Method Could Improve Asthma Treatment

November 14, 2014 12:21 pm | News | Comments

A team of researchers have used a laser beam trap to examine how drug particles from asthma inhalers behave as they are projected through the air. Their findings could improve the effectiveness of inhalers for the over five million people in the UK suffering from asthma.

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Marching to Our Own Sequences

November 14, 2014 11:54 am | News | Comments

A new study from geneticists has found that the DNA replication plan— including where the origin points are and in what order DNA segments get copied- varies from person to person.                    

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How Adult Fly Testes Keep from Changing Into Ovaries

November 14, 2014 11:08 am | News | Comments

New research in flies shows how cells in adult reproductive organs maintain their sexual identity. The study also identified a mutation that can switch the cells’ sexual identity.                     

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Bacteria Become 'Genomic Tape Recorders'

November 14, 2014 10:47 am | News | Comments

Engineers have transformed the genome of the bacterium E. coli into a long-term storage device for memory. They envision that this stable, erasable, and easy-to-retrieve memory will be well suited for applications such as sensors for environmental and medical monitoring.

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In Chimpanzees, Long-term Bullying Makes More Babies

November 14, 2014 10:38 am | Videos | Comments

In a long-term study of interactions between chimpanzees in the famous Gombe National Park in Tanzania, researchers have found that males who consistently bully females tend to father more babies with their victims.          

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