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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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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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.

Plugging In Your Vision's Autostabilization Feature

May 11, 2015 10:38 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

New study reveals how important neurons find their way from the retina to the inner brain.

Epilepsy Drug Could Help Treat Alzheimer's Disease

May 11, 2015 10:30 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

Researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

Seeing Gender

May 11, 2015 10:21 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT | News | Comments

Neuroscientists pinpoint neurons that help primates tell faces apart.

Bioscience Bulletin

May 11, 2015 9:38 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

In case you missed any exciting news on Bioscience Technology last week, here is a round-up of the top five most popular stories.

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New Blood Tests, Liquid Biopsies, May Transform Cancer Care

May 11, 2015 9:36 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

IBM Starts New Precision Medicine Program

May 11, 2015 9:14 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Watson, the supercomputer seen on Jeopardy, will play an important role in this partnership.

Enhanced Analysis of Extracellular Vesicles with Imaging Flow Cytometry

May 8, 2015 10:11 am | by Sherree Friend, Ph.D. Product Manager, Amnis, and Robin Clark, Content Development Scientist, EMD Millipore | Articles | Comments

The translation of extracellular vesicle research to the clinic to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many disease types will require the development of standard assays for their characterization and quantification. The challenge of such analysis lies in the submicron size (generally 50-1000 nm in diameter) of each vesicle, as well as the complexity of the biofluids in which they are typically suspended.

Microscope, iPhone App Can Find Parasites in Your Blood

May 8, 2015 8:49 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

It takes two minutes for this test to find the parasite.

Ebola is Found in Doctor's Eye Months After Virus Left Blood

May 7, 2015 4:48 pm | by Marylinn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood.

Genes Influence How Your Brain Reacts to Emotional Information

May 7, 2015 11:05 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to new research. The study, recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience, found that carriers of a certain genetic variation perceived positive and negative images more vividly, and had heightened activity in certain brain regions.

Blood Test May Predict Outcome of Infant Heart Surgery

May 7, 2015 9:52 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

New research suggests it may be possible to predict an infant’s progress following surgery for congenital heart disease by analyzing a number of important small molecules in the blood.

Study Reveals Link Between Protein, Sleep Cycle

May 7, 2015 9:06 am | by Joe Shust, Editor, Continuity Insights | Articles | Comments

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at McGill and Concordia Universities in Montreal, discovered what could become a way for humans to re-set their ‘biological clock’ without light.  This could lead to breakthroughs in treating a wide range of issues, from sleeping disorders to jetlag.

Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Market Value Will Exceed $13 Billion

May 7, 2015 8:54 am | by Kyle S. Nicholson, PharmD, GlobalData Neurology Analyst | Articles | Comments

Disease-modifying treatments and novel symptomatic therapies with innovative mechanisms of action will enter the arena during the forecast period and become routinely used in care.

Electric Brain Stimulation Has Mixed Effect on IQ

May 7, 2015 8:54 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The goal of the study was to see how transcranial direct current stimulation affected IQ scores. 

Green Tea Extract and Exercise Hinder Progress of Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

May 6, 2015 10:51 am | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Comprehensive study of EGCG, a compound found in green tea, could lead to treatments of Alzheimer’s in humans.

Study Finds New Potential Melanoma Drug Target

May 6, 2015 10:10 am | by UNC | News | Comments

A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon. The authors of a new study report that they found high levels of an enzyme in melanoma samples that they believe is a potential drug target.

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