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Incubator Has Variable Oxygen Control

April 6, 2015 2:33 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific Heracell i CO2 incubator features variable oxygen control. Ideal for advanced applications in the area of stem cell research, regenerative and personalized medicine and other protocols that necessitate reduced oxygen concentrations, the incubator models are also available for hypoxic experimentation where oxygen levels above atmospheric levels are required.

Cancer Genes Turned Off in Deadly Brain Cancer

April 6, 2015 2:30 pm | by Marla Paul, Northwestern University | News | Comments

New therapy approach goes directly to the source of cancer development.

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Scientists Unveil Sex-linked Control of Genes

April 6, 2015 2:26 pm | by Krista Conger, Stanford University | News | Comments

Many proteins interact with an RNA molecule called Xist to coat and silence one X chromosome in every female cell. Learning how genes are targeted and silenced may help researchers studying sex-specific diseases.

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Indiana Begins Needle Exchange in County With HIV Outbreak

April 6, 2015 2:16 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials in Indiana on Saturday began a needle-exchange program Saturday in a county where an HIV outbreak among intravenous drug users has grown to nearly 90 cases.

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New Genetic Clues Emerge on Origin of Hirschsprung's Disease

April 6, 2015 2:12 pm | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Genetic studies in humans, zebrafish and mice have revealed how two different types of genetic variations team up to cause a rare condition called Hirschsprung’s disease.

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Research Links HIV to Age-accelerating Cellular Changes

April 6, 2015 12:33 pm | by Enrique Rivero, UCLA | News | Comments

Study suggests adults infected with HIV can develop age-related diseases a decade earlier than their uninfected peers.

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From the Heart

April 6, 2015 11:34 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Laurie Boyer’s studies of stem cell differentiation could improve treatments for heart disease.

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New DNA Test Highly Accurate at Detecting Down Syndrome

April 6, 2015 9:37 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

A test that detects fetal DNA in the mother’s bloodstream is more accurate than conventional screening at identifying Down syndrome (aka trisomy 21), finds a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and UCSF.

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Imported Drug-resistant Stomach Bug Spreading in US

April 2, 2015 2:53 pm | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A drug-resistant strain of a nasty stomach bug made its way into the U.S. and spread, causing more than 200 illnesses since last May, health officials said Thursday.

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Potential Life on a Saturn Moon

April 2, 2015 10:20 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Hydrothermal vents on a Saturn moon are so similar to life-ridden hydrothermal vents on Earth, scientists think they may find life up there, says a report in Nature.

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Chimp Eggs Die Off Later than Humans Eggs—Even Though Humans Live Longer

April 2, 2015 10:18 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

The oocytes (eggs) of chimpanzees degrade at a slower rate than the oocytes of women, even though chimps do not live as long. 

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Study: Some Ants Have More Taste for Human Food Than Others

April 2, 2015 10:11 am | by Deepti Hajela, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's not just people who love the food in New York City. So do certain ants.

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Team Identifies Efficient New Cas9 for In Vivo Genome Editing

April 2, 2015 10:05 am | by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | News | Comments

New finding is expected to expand therapeutic and experimental applications of CRISPR.

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Diagnosis By Keyboard

April 2, 2015 9:42 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

By revealing loss of motor skills, typing patterns may help to identify early onset of Parkinson’s.

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