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Training Teachers for Deaf Children Gets Robotic Helping Hand

May 13, 2015 10:28 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Deaf education lecturers  are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training.

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Researcher Discovers Molecules That Kill Cancer, Protect Healthy Cells

May 13, 2015 10:12 am | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

Researchers have identified new molecules that kill cancer cells while protecting healthy cells and that could be used to treat a variety of different cancers. The research shines a light on what happens to cells at the moment they become cancerous.

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Researchers Create Microscope Allowing Deep Brain Exploration

May 13, 2015 9:58 am | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

 A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain.

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Ticks and the Disease They Carry Rapidly Moving Around U.S.

May 13, 2015 9:44 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

In the southern part of Indiana, an oasis exists where the ticks don’t carry Lyme Disease. But the rest of the contiguous U.S. still needs to watch out for the little sickness-carrying arachnids, with each walk in the woods. The geography of the various tick species is changing– and with it, some of what they can be carrying with each bite.

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Personalized Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer Shows Encouraging Results

May 13, 2015 9:32 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Standard versions of this screening process would have only been able to pinpoint ovarian cancer in less than half of this group.

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Brain Cells Capable of "Early-career" Switch

May 13, 2015 9:27 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | News | Comments

Scientists find a single molecule that controls the fate of mature sensory neurons.

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Faster Drying of Deep-well Microplates

May 12, 2015 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Genevac’s heat transfer plates for centrifugal evaporators enable almost any deep-well plate to be dried up to 50 percent faster than previously possible. The company's heat transfer plate design has a central flexible pad that deforms and molds itself to the exact shape of your deep-well plate.

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An Important Step in Artificial Intelligence

May 12, 2015 10:27 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Researchers are seeking to make computer brains smarter by making them more like our own.

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Scientists Link Brain Protein to Binge-Drinking Behavior

May 12, 2015 10:11 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered that a brain protein has a key role in controlling binge drinking in animal models. They found that deleting the gene for this protein in mice ramped up alcohol consumption and prevented the brain from signaling the rewarding properties of alcohol. 

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Antibiotic Resistant Typhoid Detected in Countries Around the World

May 12, 2015 10:02 am | by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | News | Comments

 There is an urgent need to develop global surveillance against the threat to public health caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens, which can cause serious and untreatable infections in humans.

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How Does Adderall Work?

May 12, 2015 9:45 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

More than 25 million people rely on Adderall and other similar drugs to help treat narcolepsy, depression and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But how does amphetamine, the active ingredient in Adderall, work? This week, Reactions from the American Chemical Society explains how amphetamine helps you focus.

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Researchers Discover How Cocaine, Amphetamines Disrupt the Brain’s Normal Functioning

May 12, 2015 9:36 am | by Oregon Health & Science University | News | Comments

Research sheds light on how addictive drugs interfere with the dopamine transporter, expected to usher in long-sought advances in treatments

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GSK Creates New Startup to Find Cure for HIV

May 12, 2015 9:14 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

GlaxoSmithKline and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are teaming up to run this operation. 

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Exoskeleton That Helps Paralyzed Walk Faces Barrier in Japan

May 12, 2015 9:12 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Yuichi Imahata's 9-year-old daughter is thrilled her dad stands tall above her head. It's an experience that is new to her.

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The BioDigital Human: Exploring Health in 3D

May 12, 2015 8:39 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

It has been hailed as the equivalent of Google Maps for the human body by The New York Times, and now the award-winning mobile-friendly platform BioDigital Human is looking to change the way healthcare information is shared, consumed and understood.

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