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Fat Fish Illuminate Human Obesity

July 14, 2015 3:25 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Blind cavefish that have adapted to annual cycles of starvation and binge-eating have mutations in the gene MC4R.

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Study: Early Clue to Why Some Children May Have Reading Woes

July 14, 2015 3:10 pm | by Lauran Neergard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read - and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.

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New Monoclonal Antibody for Candida Albicans

July 14, 2015 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

ViroStat has released a new Rabbit Monoclonal Antibody to Candida. It reacts with all strains of C. albicans tested (12) and is reactive with the Candida species: C. albicans, C. parapsillosis, C. glabrata and C. tropicales. It is non-reactive with other fungi tested (12).

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Extra Heartbeats Could be Modifiable Risk Factor for Congestive Heart Failure

July 14, 2015 9:16 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

The study is based on more than a decade of research of 1,139 participants from the national Cardiovascular Health Study.

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A Likely New Contributor to Age-Related Hearing Loss

July 14, 2015 9:15 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Conventional wisdom has long blamed age-related hearing loss almost entirely on the death of sensory hair cells in the inner ear.

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'Jumping Genes' May Drive Oesophageal Cancer

July 14, 2015 9:15 am | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

They found evidence that this happened around 100 times in each tumor sample, and in some tumors it happened 700 times.

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Genetic Expression 'Predicts Lung Cancer Survival'

July 14, 2015 9:14 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Italian researchers have screened more than 5000 heavy smokers over the last fifteen years, using CT scans to detect lung cancer early.

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How Physicians and Patients Can Embrace Connected Care

July 14, 2015 9:12 am | by James Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life, Inc. | Articles | Comments

As the health care system has grown more complex, providers and patients are often disconnected from each other.

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Can Beautiful Flowers Change the Face of GMOs?

July 14, 2015 9:12 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A start-up company has developed color-changing flowers to educate and excite the public on the possibilities of bioengineering.

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Troubleshooting CRISPR

July 13, 2015 2:21 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

The remarkable ease and accuracy with which scientists can alter genomes using the CRISPR-Cas9 system has led to promising advances toward improving human health and the environment through genetic engineering.

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Troubleshooting CRISPR

July 13, 2015 2:21 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

The remarkable ease and accuracy with which scientists can alter genomes using the CRISPR-Cas9 system has led to promising advances toward improving human health and the environment through genetic engineering.

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Ultrasound Accelerates Skin Healing – Especially for Diabetics and the Elderly

July 13, 2015 10:27 am | by The University of Sheffield | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Biomedical Science discovered the ultrasound transmits a vibration through the skin and wakes up cells in wounds helping to stimulate and accelerate the healing process.

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As Habitats Vanish, Migratory Birds Flock to N. Korea Shores

July 13, 2015 10:20 am | by Eric Talmade, Associated Press | News | Comments

To the untrained eye, it's just a lot of birds on an otherwise deserted stretch of muddy, flat coastline. But for ornithologists, North Korea's west coast is a little piece of paradise each spring - and both the birds and a dedicated group of birdwatchers travel a long way to get there.

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PrecisionAb Antibodies validated for Western Blots

July 13, 2015 10:16 am | by Bio-Rad | Product Releases | Comments

PrecisionAb Antibodies are a product line of rigorously tested primary antibodies validated for detection of endogenous proteins via western blot. Scientists have struggled with antibody unreliability for decades because manufacturing standards and quality control vary widely among vendors, targets, and even among antibody lots.

Southern California Beaches Tested for Tar Balls after Spill

July 13, 2015 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tar balls traced to the pipeline have been found in neighboring Ventura County and more than 100 miles south on Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County.

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