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Cell Protein May Show Who Needs Chemo

January 22, 2016 10:33 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Some stage-2 colon cancer patients may benefit from the use of chemotherapy after surgery, according to a retrospective study. Previous studies have suggested that chemotherapy given to such patients had limited benefit.

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Why Are Habits So Hard to Break?

January 22, 2016 10:25 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

New research suggests that a habit leaves a lasting mark on specific circuits in the brain, priming us to feed our cravings.

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What You Eat May Influence Sleep Quality

January 22, 2016 10:04 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Sleeping through the night and reaching deep, slow-wave sleep may be tied to how much sugar, fiber and saturated fat you eat, says new research from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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More Than 1,000 Tested for TB in Rural Alabama

January 21, 2016 10:14 am | by Phillip Lucas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Marion, the town where Coretta Scott King was raised, is just that kind of community: the seat of Alabama's poorest county, where 47 percent live in poverty and the per-capita annual income is just $13,000.

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Scientists ID New Genus of Tree Frogs Long Thought Extinct

January 21, 2016 10:08 am | by Katy Daigle, AP Environment Writer | News | Comments

For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now.

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Biden Elaborates on Cancer Moonshot Program at Davos 2016

January 21, 2016 10:00 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Biden told the audience he recently met with the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and three unnamed drug companies at his home to discuss the plan, in which both sides agreed to do more to help patients receive potent therapies.

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SpectroBAY® NIR Analysis Technology

January 21, 2016 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

KROHNE, Inc. announces its new SpectroBAY® process near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer system for efficient process control in the chemical industry. Improving chemical plant reliability and profitability through automated control, the system is ideal for a range of applications, including fluids, gases, and suspensions in conjunction with optical sensors. Chemical plants...

Brazil Forms Vaccine Fund to Fight Zika Virus

January 21, 2016 9:51 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The country’s government announced on January 16 it would direct funds to the institute to help develop a vaccine “in record time” to combat the pathogen that is causing a rash of newborns to be born with defects like microcephaly, which causes unusually small heads and can prevent proper neural development.

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Largest Prehistoric Marine Crocodile Discovered in Tunisia

January 21, 2016 9:47 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Located in southern Tunisia, Tataouine is a desert province located in a region marred by political conflict. In 2009, a team led by Univ. of Bologna’s Prof. Federico Fanti began working to unearth the fossilized remnants of the region’s prehistoric ecosystem

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Scientists Assess Anthropogenic Effects on Climate Change

January 21, 2016 9:40 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Melting snow ice and glaciers in Europe, changes to the terrestrial ecosystem in Asia, and wildfires in the state of Alaska.

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Fully Automated SPR Instrument

January 20, 2016 11:05 am | Nicoya Lifesciences | Product Releases | Comments

OpenSPR-XT is a fully automated SPR instrument that every lab can afford. It provides researchers with analysis of binding kinetics and affinity of proteins, antibodies, nucleic acids, and more.

Synthetic Biologists Use Bacterial Superglue for Faster Vaccine Development

January 20, 2016 10:59 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has devised a new technique to speed up the development of novel vaccines.

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Disrupting Cell’s Supply Chain Freezes Cancer Virus

January 20, 2016 10:46 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

When the cancer-causing Epstein-Barr virus moves into a B-cell of the human immune system, it tricks the cell into rapidly making more copies of itself, each of which will carry the virus.

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Cocaine Makes Brain Cells Cannibalize Themselves, Study Says

January 20, 2016 10:20 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Working with mice, researchers contributed significant new evidence to support the idea that high doses of cocaine kill brain cells by triggering overactive autophagy, a process in which cells literally digest their own insides. Their results, moreover, bring with them a possible antidote, an experimental compound dubbed CGP3466B.

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Q&A: Hawaii Baby Born with Defect Linked to Zika Virus

January 20, 2016 9:02 am | by Audrey Mcavoy, Associated Pres | News | Comments

Health officials say a baby born in a Hawaii hospital is the first in the U.S. with a birth defect linked to the Zika virus, a tropical illness currently found in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

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