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2 hrs ago | Infection Control Today

War Between Bacteria and Phages Benefits Humans

In the battle between our immune systems and cholera bacteria, humans may have an unknown ally in bacteria-killing viruses known as phages.


Related Topix: Tufts University

6 hrs ago | Science Daily

Scientists call for investigation of mysterious cloud-like collections in cells

About 50 years ago, electron microscopy revealed the presence of tiny blob-like structures that form inside cells, move around and disappear.


Related Topix: Science, Cell Biology, Georgetown University

9 hrs ago | Science Daily

Plant life forms in the fossil record: When did the first canopy flowers appear?

Most plant fossils are isolated organs, making it difficult to reconstruct the type of plant life or its ecosystem structure.


Related Topix: Plant Biology, Geology

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Detroit News

Genetics of hereditary hemochromatosis

Dear Dr. Roach: I have hereditary hemochromatosis. I know that means that I received the HH gene from both parents; however, neither of my parents had HH.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, Health, Liver Cancer

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Sea stars making a comeback: Researchers study reason for die-off

Kneeling before her subjects in cold seawater at daybreak, Rachael Williams, assistant intertidal research specialist from UC Santa Cruz, left, evaluates sea stars' condition.


Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, UC Santa Cruz, Marine Biology, Science

Fuzzy, Sweet, Sexy: How Man Shapes Peach

I'm an award-winning science journalist with a PhD in evolutionary biology. I spent several years at Focus, the BBC's popular science magazine, running the features section and writing about everything from gay genes and internet memes to the science of death and origin of life.


Related Topix: Journalism, Life, Fruits, Food, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Business News

PhysOrg Weblog

Gamers helping in Ebola research

Months before the recent Ebola outbreak erupted in Western Africa, killing more than a thousand people, scientists at the University of Washington's Institute for Protein Design were looking for a way to stop the deadly virus.


Related Topix: University of Washington, Biochemistry, Science

The New, Needle-Free Allergy Treatment

As of this year, allergy sufferers have a new needle-free way to find relief: oral immunotherapy pills for ragweed or grass allergies.


Related Topix: Allergy, Medicine, Health, Immunology, Science

Medical News Today

Leading Ebola researcher at UTMB says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

A leading U.S. Ebola researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gone on record stating that a blend of three monoclonal antibodies can completely protect monkeys against a lethal dose of Ebola virus up to 5 days after infection, at a time when the disease is severe.


Related Topix: University of Texas Medical Branch, Immunology, Microbiology, Science, Health

Sys-Con Media

Understanding and Improving the Body's Fight Against Pathogens

A*STAR scientists find new targets for modulating antibody response Singapore, Sept 1, 2014 - - Scientists from A*STAR's Bioprocessing Technology Institute have uncovered the crucial role of two signalling molecules, DOK3 and SHP1, in the development and production of plasma cells.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Immunology, Science

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Four vying for GOP nod in 9th Congressional District

Education: B.S., Biology, Fairleigh Dickinson University; Ph.D., Cell biology, State University of New York at Buffalo; postdoctoral studies in cell and developmental biology, Duke University Four candidates are vying in the Republican primary to be nominated as the challenger to Democratic U.S. Rep. William Keating in the 9th Congressional ... (more)


Related Topix: Cell Biology, Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Duke University, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative William Keating, Stonehill College

The Town Talk

Roach: The genetics of hereditary hemochromatosisRoach: The genetics...

Roach: The genetics of hereditary hemochromatosis Dear Dr. Roach: I have hereditary hemochromatosis Check out this story on Dear Dr. Roach: I have hereditary hemochromatosis.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, Health, Liver Cancer

The News-Star

Medicine looking into differences between women and menMedicine...

Medicine looking into differences between women and men Medicine has traditionally treated women as if they were merely smaller men.


Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health, Health, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, Science


Multi-scale computational modelling in biology and physiology

Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology In Cardiovascular Physiome, Vol. 96, No.


Related Topix: Science, Bioinformatics

South China Morning Post

Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research on epigenetics

Until very recently, it seemed the overall picture of genetics was well known. DNA molecules encoded for a host of attributes that created organisms like you and me, and we essentially served as receptacles for our inherited DNA, perhaps passing them on via mixing with a sexual partner's DNA.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Logan Banner

Bugs and fishes for Man Central summer students

Giant wolf spiders like this one got the bare-footed students' attention. DEP's Ben Lowman indicated that these big spiders actually eat minnow.


Sat Aug 30, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Will We Meet ET Microbes On Mars? Why We Should Care Deeply About Them - Like Tigers

Many people care deeply about the possibility of tigers, lemurs and such like becoming extinct in the wild.


Related Topix: Science, Biochemistry

Live Science

Race is a Social Concept, Not a Scientific One

Michael Hadjiargyrou is chair of the Department of Life Sciences at the New York Institute of Technology.


Related Topix: New York Institute of Technology, Ferguson, MO, Genetics, Medicine, Science


Random Walks in Biology

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Related Topix: Science, Biochemistry

KTOO-TV Juneau

North slope ravens force researcher to go incognito

Raven researcher Stacia Backensto disguises herself as an oilfield worker in an attempt to fool ravens she has captured before.


Related Topix: Science, Prudhoe Bay, AK