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Lower Survival Rates Connected With High-risk Melanoma With Mutations, Study Finds

April 10, 2015 9:57 am | by UNC | News | Comments

A UNC Lineberger-led study found that people with higher-risk melanoma containing either BRAF or NRAS gene mutations had lower survival rates.

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Researchers Deliver Large Particles Into Cells at High Speed

April 10, 2015 9:48 am | by Matthew Chin, UCLA | News | Comments

Device can insert ‘cargo’ into 100,000 cells per minute, up from current standard of 1 per minute.

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First Look at ‘Wasabi Receptor’ Brings Insights for Pain Drug Development

April 10, 2015 9:42 am | by Pete Farley, UCSF | News | Comments

In a feat that would have been unachievable only a few years ago, researchers at UC San Francisco have pulled aside the curtain on a protein informally known as the “wasabi receptor,” revealing at near-atomic resolution structures that could be targeted with anti-inflammatory pain drugs.

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California Saw Record Number of West Nile Deaths in 2014

April 10, 2015 9:31 am | by Christopher Weber, Associated Press | News | Comments

California saw a record number of deaths from the West Nile virus last year, and the state's drought may have contributed to the spike in infections, according to health officials.

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Genetic Screening Could Improve Breast Cancer Prevention

April 10, 2015 9:26 am | by The Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

A test for a wide range of genetic risk factors could improve doctors’ ability to work out which women are at increased risk of developing breast cancer, a major study of more than 65,000 women has shown.

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Study Deciphers the Noise in the Human Brain

April 10, 2015 9:16 am | by Bruce Goldman, Stanford University | News | Comments

Electrical recordings directly from the human brain show remarkable precision in the coordination of widely distributed regions involved in memory recall, at rest and during sleep.

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Microtube Shaking Incubator

April 9, 2015 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bioresearch equipment provider Labnet International launched a new addition to the company’s constant temperature equipment line with the release of the new AccuTherm Microtube Shaking Incubator.

A Patch for Peanut Allergies

April 9, 2015 11:13 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

French biopharmaceutical company DBV Technologies moves closer to bringing its peanut allergy patch to market, receiving Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as it prepares to launch its Phase 3 trial.

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Distance Running May Be an Evolutionary ‘Signal’ for Desirable Male Genes

April 9, 2015 10:58 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

New research shows that males with higher ‘reproductive potential’ are better distance runners. This may have been used by females as a reliable signal of high male genetic quality during our hunter-gatherer past, as good runners are more likely to have other traits of good hunters and providers, such as intelligence and generosity.

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Breast Cancer Research Uncovers the Fountain of Youth

April 9, 2015 10:14 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

The Fountain of Youth has been discovered and it's not in Florida as Ponce de Leon claimed. Instead, it was found in the mammary glands of genetically modified mice.

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Biologists Identify Brain Tumor Weakness

April 9, 2015 10:01 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Discovery could offer a new target for treatment of glioblastoma.

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Who Should Fund Biomedical Research?

April 9, 2015 9:44 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

At Experimental Biology 2015 the Public Affairs Advisory Committee for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held a panel discussion titled Who Should Fund Biomedical Research?

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Don’t Blame Kids if They Do Not Enjoy School, Study Suggests

April 9, 2015 8:59 am | by Jeff Grabmeier, Ohio State University | News | Comments

When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation.

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Ocular Therapeutix Eye-Pain Implant Fails Crucial Clinical Study

April 9, 2015 8:39 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Investors did not seem pleased by these results.

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Stackable, Chilling, Programmable Incubators

April 8, 2015 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific announces its new EchoTherm stackable/programmable vibration free chilling incubators for protein crystallography and other life science uses. The incubators are 27 liter capacity and Peltier-based for heating and chilling.

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