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1 hr ago | RedOrbit

Genetic Modification, Invasive Species...

Recent increases in human population and economic growth have increased the demand for land-plant biomass for food, fuel and other purposes, but according to scientists, the supply of the sum of leaf, stem, root, fruit and other terrestrial plant-based materials has been hampered by a limit to what can naturally be produced.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, Medicine, Plant Biology, Biology, Science, Agriculture, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

5 hrs ago | Science Daily

Cannibalism may contribute to successful invasion by harlequin ladybirds of new habitats

The cannibalistic behavior of native and invasive populations of the Harmonia axyridis ladybird have been the focus of recent study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Entomology, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Science Daily

Patients with eating disorders have increased risk of autoimmune diseases

An association between eating disorders and several autoimmune diseases has been observed in people with different genetic backgrounds.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Europe, Finland, World News, Diabetes, Health, Crohn's Disease

Yahoo!

Hidden gene clue to diabetes

WA researchers have helped to discover a hidden "obesity gene" that could change how type 2 diabetes is diagnosed and treated.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Fox News

Study finds genetics play role in hangovers

July 24, 2014: Olalla Gomez, 22, a final-year student of English philology who is also on on the first day of her probation period before getting a contract as temporary waiter, holds a mug of beer in the "Los Capeas" restaurant in downtown Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Alcoholism, Health, University of Missouri

The Wichita Eagle

Robin Williamsa death puts spotlight back on depression

"I felt my whole life had been for nothing," the 40-something writer/blogger said.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Wichita, KS, University of Kansas, Medicine, Sedgwick County, KS

Science Daily

Large-scale study focuses on heavy smokers

A study based on blood samples from more than 55,000 Danes shows a direct correlation between smoking and mortality.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

Journalgazette.net

Depression treatable, need not end in suicide

Suicide is a significant cause of death in all age groups and is the eighth leading cause of death among Americans.

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Related Topix: Depression, Medicine

Mon Aug 25, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Common gut bacteria prevent sensitization to allergens in mouse model for peanut allergy

The presence of Clostridia , a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago, Medicine

Science Daily

Exposure to toxins makes great granddaughters more susceptible to stress

Scientists have known that toxic effects of substances known as endocrine disrupting chemicals , found in both natural and human-made materials, can pass from one generation to the next, but new research shows that females with ancestral exposure to EDC may show especially adverse reactions to stress.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, Washington State University, Science, Chemistry, Medicine

Science Daily

Changes in eye can predict changes in brain

A loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia in people with a genetic risk for the disorder -- even before any changes appear in their behavior -- scientists have found.

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Related Topix: Medicine, UC San Francisco, California

Benzinga

The 4 Companies Teaming Up For A New Tool To Fight Cancer

Big pharma and one relatively small company are teaming up to develop a master test that will help doctors pick a combination of drugs tailored to the individual patient's condition.

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Related Topix: Biotech, SanofiSynthlabo, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Johnson and Johnson, Healthcare Industry, Veracode, Scientific Instruments, Illumina

Science Daily

Scientists grow an organ in an animal from cells created in lab

Scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratory-created cells in a living animal for the first time.

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Related Topix: Medicine

KWBU-TV Waco

People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research

When researchers at the University of California, San Diego wanted to study an experimental Alzheimer's drug last year, they sought help from an unlikely group: people with Down syndrome.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, UC San Diego, Medicine

Ag Professional

Genetics used to improve plants for bioenergy

This image shows an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus inside Brachypodium distachyon root cells .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Department of Energy, Agriculture, Science

Medical News

Researchers develop new integrated approach to pinpoint genetic "drivers" of cancer

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a new integrated approach to pinpoint the genetic "drivers" of cancer, uncovering eight genes that could be viable for targeted breast cancer therapy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Bioinformatics, Health

Medical Daily

Epigenetic Changes Cause Crohn's Disease; Scientists Identify DNA...

Incessant bouts of abdominal pain, diarrhea, and fever are classic symptoms of Crohn's disease , a condition that can be extremely stressful for children and their caretakers.

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Related Topix: Crohn's Disease, Health, Medicine

Medical News

Statistical genetic analysis can detect aggressiveness of lymphoma

Each year, more than one thousand Norwegians develop lymphoma . A statistical genetic analysis can detect when the disease will be aggressive.

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Related Topix: Lymphoma, Health, Medicine, Norway, Europe, World News, Oncology

Al Bawaba

Biolab offers CVD panel testing for genetic mutations

Biolab, the exclusive Biomnis dealer in the Kingdom, offers a Cardiovascular Disease CVD panel test for genetic mutations associated with blood clotting in the body, which is considered one of the latest tests in the diagnosis of heart disease.

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Related Topix: Heart Failure

Science Daily

Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics

The first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees has been revealed by scientists.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Apiculture, Entomology

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