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50 min ago | 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.

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

4 hrs ago | CiteULike

Random Walks in Biology

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Related Topix: Science, Biochemistry

8 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Science, Prudhoe Bay, AK

11 hrs ago | Medical News

Researchers make surprising discoveries about the body's early responses to HIV infection

Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about the body's initial responses to HIV infection.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, Microbiology, Science, Immunology, Medicine, Health

15 hrs ago | Medical News

Researchers explore connections in TFNs to evaluate role assortativity plays on robustness

Dartmouth researchers explored the type and number of connections in transcription factor networks to evaluate the role assortativity plays on robustness in a study published in PLOS Computational Biology in August.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Health

Fri Aug 29, 2014

HeraldNet

Pursuing their passion: Duo wants to open state's first hospital for only marine animals

Their passion took the two women from their home state of Georgia throughout the country, up and down both coasts, to Hawaii and Alaska.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Lynnwood, WA, Friday Harbor, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Marine Biology, Science, Mukilteo, WA

Health.com

Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems

Astronauts may be at heightened risk of illness because space travel appears to disrupt human immune systems, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Immunology, Science

Regina Leader Post

Canadian scientists cure monkeys infected with Ebola using experimental drug

In this undated file photo provided by Kentucky BioProcessing, tobacco plants are grown in a controlled environment at the Kentucky BioProcessing facility in Owensboro, Ky.

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Related Topix: Owensboro, KY, Microbiology, Science

The Winnipeg Free Press

Scientists at Canada's National Lab created, tested the anti-Ebola drug ZMapp

The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp was able to save infected monkeys even when treatment was only begun five days after the animals were infected, a new study shows.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

Brandon Sun

Scientists at Canada's National Lab created, tested the anti-Ebola drug ZMapp

Gary Kobinger works in a mobile laboratory installed by specialists of the National Public Health Agency of Canada, in Mweka, Congo, Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News, Microbiology, Science

Science, Industry and Business

Small molecule acts as on-off switch for nature's antibiotic factory

The soil bacteria Streptomyces form filamentous branches that extend into the air to create spiraling towers of spores.

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NutraIngredients

'Novel' synbiotic is well tolerated and linked to increases in beneficial gut species

A combination of probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and prebiotic cellobiose may boost populations of bacteria in the gut associated with improved host health, says a new study from Denmark and Finland.

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Related Topix: The Data Company, Law, Lactobacillus, Supplement, Microbiology, Science

NutraIngredients

Diet could enhance immunity among the elderly: Researchers

'There is a possibility that dietary instead of drug intervention could be used to enhance immunity since metabolism and senescence are two sides of the same coin,' said Arne Akbar, Professor of Immunology at UCL Researchers from University College London , led by prof Arne Akbar, previously showed that ageing in T lymphocytes were controlled by a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immunology, Science

Brandon Sun

Lab workers heading home to Winnipeg

The three Winnipeg employees of the National Microbiology Lab being recalled from the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone are being flown home on a private charter and will be quarantined upon their return.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

Science Daily

Synthesis produces new fungus-derived antibiotic

A fortuitous collaboration has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.

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Related Topix: Rice University, Science, Chemistry

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bio IT World

Berg and the Pursuit of the Body's Hidden Drugs

Here are a few facts about Berg, a pharmaceutical and diagnostics company headquartered in Framingham, MA, that seem calculated to set off all the alarm bells in the head of a skeptical observer: The president and CTO, Niven Narain, claims that his company can cut the time and cost of bringing a new drug to market in half.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Oncology, Medicine

Science Daily

Paleontology: Oldest representative of a weird arthropod group

Biologists have assigned a number of 435-million-year-old fossils to a new genus of predatory arthropods.

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Related Topix: Science, Paleontology

Portland Tribune

Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the 'biological clock'

Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the 'biological clock' found in most life forms.

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Related Topix: Science, Oregon State University, Life, Food, Vegetables, Biochemistry

PhysOrg Weblog

Indoor mold poses health risk to asthma sufferers

Damp and mould in homes could pose a significant health risk to people with asthma according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology .

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

PhysOrg Weblog

NIH to launch human safety study of Ebola vaccine candidate

Initial human testing of an investigational vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will begin next week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline, Bethesda, MD, Genetics, Science

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