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Rare Genetic Mutations Occur More Often in Schizophrenia Patients

July 10, 2015 10:17 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

A new study adds to the understanding of the genetic architecture of schizophrenia.

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Mutations in Single Gene Underlie Vulnerability to Two Unrelated Types of Infections

July 10, 2015 10:07 am | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

Researchers identify one surprising case in which mutations in a single gene render children vulnerable to two very different diseases: aggravating, but treatable fungal infections, as well as invasive and potentially fatal bacterial disease.

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Study: American, European Bumblebees Feeling Climate Sting

July 10, 2015 9:50 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Climate change is shrinking the geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe, putting them in danger of future extinction, scientists say.

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Bacterial Computing

July 10, 2015 9:21 am | by MIT | News | Comments

The “friendly” bacteria inside our digestive systems are being given an upgrade, which may one day allow them to be programmed to detect and ultimately treat diseases such as colon cancer and immune disorders.

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Optical ‘Dog’s Nose’ Developed to Detect Cancer, Other Diseases

July 10, 2015 9:14 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia are using optical spectroscopy to develop a quick, non-invasive “breath test” they believe will have the potential to screen for a variety of diseases, including diabetes, infections and cancers.

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Special Report: Doctors Debate Study Finding IQ Lowered in Kids Post-Anesthesia

July 10, 2015 9:11 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Lower IQ, reduced language comprehension, and decreased grey matter density is experienced by children having general anesthesia for surgery before age four, says new research in the journal Pediatrics.

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Gene Mutation Turned Bacterium into Deadly Plague

July 10, 2015 8:31 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The researchers studied the yersinia pestis bacterium.

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Exosomes for Regenerative Medicine Research

July 9, 2015 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has launched a new range of human exosomes to the regenerative medicine tools and technologies market. Derived from placental and adipose derived stem cells, to ensure consistent high quality, these new products are ideally suited for research involving wound healing, stem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration.

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Telescope Could Reveal Atmospheres of Earth-like Exoplanets

July 9, 2015 11:24 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which has been proposed as a successor to the Hubble Space Telescope for launch in 2018 and will study the universe in infrared wavelengths, could give us a first glimpse into the atmospheres of Earth-like exoplanets.

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Researchers Sniffing Out Factors Affecting Staph Germs

July 9, 2015 11:16 am | by Northern Arizona University | News | Comments

Researchers are seeking to better understand staph bacteria, information that could lead to reductions of the potentially lethal pathogen.

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Hybrid Cells Cause Chaos Around Cancers

July 9, 2015 11:10 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Researchers have built a simulation to show how cancerous tumors manipulate blood-vessel growth for their own benefit.

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Gene Therapy Restores Hearing in Deaf Mice

July 9, 2015 10:58 am | by Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

Using gene therapy, researchers have restored hearing in mice that have a genetic form of deafness.

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Modernizing Western Blotting: A Digital Solution for Protein Analysis

July 9, 2015 9:46 am | by Kris Simonyi, New Product Development Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories | Articles | Comments

This article reports on three researchers at different labs who have traditionally used x-ray film to develop western blot images and their experience testing it side-by-side with digital imaging.

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New Diagnostic Detects Sepsis in Three Hours

July 9, 2015 9:15 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Bioscience Technology sat down with Tom Lowery, Ph.D. chief scientific officer of T2 Biosystems, to talk about a new diagnostic tool that can test and detect sepsis in as little as three hours, compared to a traditional blood culture that can take two to five days.

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Why Millipedes Glow in the Dark

July 9, 2015 8:24 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

The millipede has a peculiar defense mechanism for fending off predators.

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