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Mediterranean Diet Has Marked Impact on Aging

December 3, 2014 3:42 pm | by Brigham and Women’s Hospital | News | Comments

The  Mediterranean diet consistently has been linked with an array of health benefits, including decreased risk of chronic disease and cancer. Until now, however, no studies had associated the diet with longer telomeres, one of the biomarkers of aging. Read more...

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Relationship Between Sleep Cycle, Cancer Incidence

December 3, 2014 3:25 pm | News | Comments

People who work around the clock could actually be setting themselves back, according to Virginia Tech biologists. Researchers found that a protein responsible for regulating the body’s sleep cycle, or circadian rhythm, also protects the body from developing sporadic forms of cancers. Read more...

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Scientists Detect Brain Network That Gives Humans Superior Reasoning Skills

December 3, 2014 3:18 pm | by Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

UC Berkeley scientists have found mounting brain evidence that helps explain how humans have excelled at “relational reasoning,” a cognitive skill in which we discern patterns and relationships to make sense of seemingly unrelated information, such as solving problems in unfamiliar circumstances. Read more...

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Brain Activity after Smokers Quit Predicts Chances of Relapsing

December 3, 2014 2:57 pm | News | Comments

Quitting smoking sets off a series of changes in the brain that Penn Medicine researchers say may better identify smokers who will start smoking again—a prediction that goes above and beyond today’s clinical or behavioral tools for assessing relapse risk. Read more...

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IBM Helps You Donate Computer Power to Fight Ebola

December 3, 2014 2:46 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Tech Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola - by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to researchers. Read more...                                                  

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Forbes Healthcare Summit Focuses on the Future of Data

December 3, 2014 11:40 am | by Bioscience Technology Staff | Articles | Comments

Forbes is hosting its annual healthcare summit this Thursday at Lincoln Center. The theme of this year’s gathering is “Smart Data Transforming Lives.” Read more...                       

About 100 Brains Missing From University of Texas

December 3, 2014 11:15 am | News | Comments

The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains - about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars of formaldehyde. One of the missing brains is believed to have belonged to clock tower sniper Charles Whitman. Read more...

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Seeking Answers from a Mysterious Parasite

December 3, 2014 11:07 am | News | Comments

Toxoplasma gondii is a common parasite often spread by cats. Most people who are infected in Europe or North America show no symptoms at all, and only a few suffer from encephalitis or ocular toxoplasmosis, which can cause blindness. However, in South America, toxoplasmosis is associated with much more severe symptoms. Read more...

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In Healthy Gut, Microbes Wax, Wane Throughout Day

December 3, 2014 10:57 am | News | Comments

Taking a single snapshot of all the bacteria that live in a mouse’s–or person’s–stomach and intestines can capture the health of the organism’s digestive system and even their risk of developing immune diseases and cancers. But it might take more than one snapshot to get a full picture, Salk researchers have discovered. Read more...

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Another Case Against the Midnight Snack

December 3, 2014 10:49 am | News | Comments

These days, with the abundance of artificial light, TV, tablets and smartphones, adults and children alike are burning the midnight oil. What they are not burning is calories: with later bedtimes comes the tendency to eat. Read more...                                 

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Richard III – Case Closed After 529 Years

December 3, 2014 10:39 am | News | Comments

An international research team has provided overwhelming evidence that the skeleton discovered under a car park in Leicester indeed represents the remains of King Richard III - closing what is probably the oldest forensic case solved to date. Read more... 

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Detecting Gene Mutations Misses People at High Risk of Cancer

December 3, 2014 10:27 am | News | Comments

Research led by a University of Manchester academic on the BRCA gene mutation in the Jewish population shows that the current process of identifying people which relies on assessing someone’s family history, misses half the people who have the mutation and are at risk of developing cancer. Read more...

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Learning a Second Language: First-Rate Exercise for the Brain

December 3, 2014 8:30 am | by Bioscience Technology Staff | Articles | Comments

The brain is so exquisitely sensitive to language that it only takes six weeks of learning Chinese for the neurons of English speakers to rewire. And those whose brains are fully bilingual are more facile at learning generally.       

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UV-Vis-NIR Polarization Spectroscopy of Microscopic Samples

December 2, 2014 3:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CRAIC Technologies has added UV-visible-NIR polarization spectroscopy capabilities to CRAIC microspectrophotometers.

DNA Saliva Collection, Purification Products

December 2, 2014 2:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Isohelix offers the GeneFiX range of DNA saliva collection and purification products, which includes the GeneFiX collector.

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