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6 Health-improving Trends in Science

November 13, 2014 9:52 am | News | Comments

Researchers are collaborating and innovating in ways that are transforming health care as we know it. They're also looking ahead at the trends and influences that are reshaping and accelerating translational science.           

Revolutionary New Microscope: Real-time Movies of Molecules

November 12, 2014 8:30 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

A new microscope, using a new form of the much-hailed light sheet-based fluorescence...

Silicon Valley, Hollywood Elite to Honor Breakthroughs in Life Science

November 7, 2014 12:31 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

On Nov. 9, Hollywood’s A-list and Silicon Valley luminaries will gather for the Second...

How Well Do You Know Nobel Prizes?

October 5, 2014 4:36 am | by Karl Ritter - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nobel season is upon us. On Monday, the Nobel Prize judges began a series of daily...

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NIH Awards Initial $46M for BRAIN Initiative Research

September 30, 2014 1:51 pm | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health announced today its first wave of investments totaling $46 million in fiscal year 14 funds to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.     

Stem Cell Foundation Enters Major Disease Research Parntership

December 9, 2013 12:52 pm | News | Comments

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute and PersonalGenomes.org announced a partnership to identify genetic and environmental contributions to trait and disease development.                

Microscopy Company Donates Microscopes for LA Internship Program

June 3, 2013 12:18 pm | News | Comments

Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC, announces that it donated high-end research microscope instruments as part of an innovative training program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The program brings minority Los Angeles area high school students into working laboratories, and entices them with the excitement of scientific discovery.

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Crowd-Sourcing the Clones: A New Kind of Peer Review?

May 30, 2013 1:34 pm | by Cynthia Fox | Articles | Comments

Editors of PubPeer were used to getting only about 400 unique visits a day to their post-publication peer-review website.“Now we are getting that kind of traffic every 15 minutes,” says a PubPeer editor. This astronomical leap began on May 22, when scientists posting anonymously on the site tweeted the news they had found errors—figure replications—in a recent globally hailed Cell.

Get Those Entries In

January 14, 2010 8:40 am | Blogs | Comments

It’s that time of year again. It’s time for all of you to start thinking about your 2010 Bioscience Technology Researcher of the Year entries.

Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity in a Drosophila Memory Mutant

November 9, 2009 6:58 am | by Björn Brembs, Bruno van Swinderen | Articles | Comments

Action selection is modulated by external stimuli either directly or via memory retrieval. In a constantly changing environment, animals have evolved attention-like processes to effectively filter the incoming sensory stream. These attention-like processes, in turn, are modulated by memory. The neurobiological nature of how attention, action selection and memory are inter-connected is unknown. We describe here new phenotypes of the memory mutant radish in the fruit fly Drosophila.

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