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Google Partners with Ancestry.com to Study Aging

August 4, 2015 | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

Both organizations will work together to discover potential drugs that can help people live longer lives.

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Communicating Via Thought Waves Alone: Q&A With Miguel Nicolelis

July 31, 2015 9:06 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Comments

Bioscience Technology talks to Dr. Nicolelis about two new papers on brain-brain interfaces, or “organic computers,” in which animals whose brains were wired together were able to mentally exchange sensory and motor information to solve problems together—often better than they could alone.

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AACC 2015: New Mobile DNA Test for Chlamydia Announced

July 29, 2015 10:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The scientists are presenting their research this morning at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta.

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New Technique Allows for Epigenomic Analysis with Just 100 Cells

July 29, 2015 9:03 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

Personalized medicine could get a push forward from a new technique that reduces the number of cells needed for epigenomic analysis from millions to just 100. 

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The Role of Cryo-TEM for Structural Biology - Part I

July 28, 2015 10:32 am | by Thomas Wohlfarth, Director of Structural Biology, FEI | Comments

This three-part article discusses how biologists are adopting a powerful new approach to structural analysis that uses sophisticated computational tools to integrate molecular-scale information from EM with atomic-scale results from XRD and NMR.

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AACC 2015: New Tests Could Make Diagnosing Diabetes Easier

July 28, 2015 10:31 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

Two new research studies presented at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Lab Expo, show promise for quicker and less-expensive ways to detect diabetes.

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Special Report: Do Stem Cell Telomeres Drive Most Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Cases?

July 24, 2015 8:53 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Comments

Dysfunctional telomeres—molecular caps that keep chromosomes from unraveling like shoelace nubs—may be critical to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which kills in two to three years.

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Disrupted REM Sleep Can Rewire Young Brains

July 22, 2015 8:51 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Comments

Brains of developing kittens with eye patches, who are deprived of non-REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, do not wire up normally.

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Five Biotech Startups to Check Out This Month

July 21, 2015 8:21 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

These companies are having an interesting summer so far.

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Device Offers Remote-Controlled Drug Delivery

July 20, 2015 8:05 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor, Drug Discovery & Development | Comments

The technology builds upon previous work in which targeted brain cells are activated with flashes of light.

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Computing Needs for Genome Data are Getting Larger

July 17, 2015 7:53 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

An estimated 100 million to 2 billion human genomes may be sequenced by 2025.

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Animal Research Declining in Some Categories, USDA Says

July 15, 2015 9:14 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The number of cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, nonhuman primates and other animals protected by the Animal Welfare Act is down to 834,453, the lowest number in decades, according to the federal agency.

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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. | 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 | 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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Shark! Scientists Try to Count Every One in the Sea

July 13, 2015 9:39 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

A spike in shark attacks has been reported along parts of the U.S. coast this summer. However, some biologists have said that global shark populations are actually at an all-time low.

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Patterning Cells with the Flip of a Switch for Bioengineering Applications

July 10, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jennifer A. Segui, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, COMSOL Inc. | Comments

Simulation aids researchers in understanding how unevenly-shaped cells rapidly form patterns under an applied electric field. This method, dielectrophoresis, is currently under development at Clemson University and Tokyo Electron for layer-by-layer material assembly.

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