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13 min ago | Science Daily

At the origin of cell division: The features of living matter emerge...

Droplets of filamentous material enclosed in a lipid membrane: these are the models of a "simplified" cell used by the SISSA physicists Luca Giomi and Antonio DeSimone, who simulated the spontaneous emergence of cell motility and division -- that is, features of living material -- in inanimate "objects."


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

13 min ago | Hispanic Business

Findings from Institute of Microbiology Provides New Data about Nanoparticles

Synthesis of these nanoparticles by microorganisms has been described only for bacterial species."


Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

4 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds.


Related Topix: Science, Immunology

4 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

UC Davis researchers help find birthplace of chili pepper

Chili peppers likely became a cultivated crop in central-east Mexico, according to a new study by an international team including UC Davis plant scientists.


Related Topix: UC Davis, Davis, CA, Agriculture, Science, North America, World News, Mexico, Plant Biology, Genetics, Medicine

8 hrs ago | South End Standard

"Angel" killed by common slapped cheek bug

A DEVASTATED mum has paid tribute to her "blue-eyed angel" who died suddenly after catching a childhood bug - previously thought to be harmless to fit children and adults.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

9 hrs ago | North Denver News

Great Lakes fish killed by lack of Vitamin B1

Great Lakes fish in the salmon family that rely on the fish "alewife" as part of their diet face a major obstacle in restoring naturally reproducing populations, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research published in the journal Fish and Shellfish Immunology .


Related Topix: Supplement, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Immunology

13 hrs ago | Market Wire

Mountain High Appoints Leading Cannabis Authority Dr. Robert Melamede Ph.D. as Scientific Advisor

"Dr. Melamede is a visionary and a pioneer in the field of medicinal cannabis research, so we are greatly honored that he has agreed to join our team as Scientific Advisor," stated Mr. Alan Smith, President of Mountain High Acquisitions Corp. "His years of leading scientific research and cannabis advocacy have earned him a reputation as a vital ... (more)


Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado

17 hrs ago | The WSU Signpost

Student samples water in Guatemala for study

Emma Bentley puts water samples from Guatemala onto a Petri dish in order to determine whether the water is potable.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Science, Brigham Young University

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Culinary cultural conservation is economic botany when it comes to nutrition

Epicurious' Around the World in 80 Dishes takes you to Puerto Rico with a demonstration of a recipe for Mofongo prepared by Chef Sergio Remolina of The Culinary Institute of America.


Related Topix: Plant Biology, Science, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, PlayV, Atari, Around the World in, Video Games, Culinary Institute of America, Vegetarian

Washington University in St. Louis

Gereau named Brown professor of anesthesiology

Larry J. Shapiro, MD, , executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, congratulates Robert W. Gereau IV, PhD, at his installation as the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology.


Related Topix: Anesthesiology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Saint Louis University, Health

Oxford Times

The Oxford Times: university of oxford logo

It will help firms co-operate, encouraging the area to discover more in the life sciences sector - any discipline that focuses on living organisms, such as biology, zoology and biochemistry.


Related Topix: Science

Applied Clinical Trials

Esteemed Cell Biologist Selected to Receive America's Most Distinguished Prize in Medicine

Scientist's 'monumental' discoveries underlie one of the largest fields in modern biomedical research, including efforts to treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases Scientist's 'monumental' discoveries underlie one of the largest fields in modern biomedical research, including efforts to treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Cell Biology


Biologist defiant over stem-cell method

The lead author of two hotly debated stem-cell papers made a tearful plea for forgiveness last week after her employer found her guilty of misconduct.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Cell Biology, Science, Cambridge, MA


Blood test aims to predict breast cancer's return

A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Johns Hopkins University, Genetics, Science, Duarte, CA

Slate Magazine

Allergies Are the Real Midlife Crisis

Allergies are mysterious things, especially considering they affect more than 50 million people in the United States.


Related Topix: Allergy and Immunology, Medicine, Immunology, Science, Medical College of Wisconsin

Science Daily

Reduction in HPV in young women in England following national immunization program

A reduction in two High Risk human papillomavirus types in sexually-active young women in England has been seen, following the introduction of a national immunization program.


Related Topix: HPV, Health, Microbiology, Science, Vaccinations

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Experts: Excess sugar consumption leads to a host of diseases

Soft drinks contain more sugar than people think. An average 12-fluid ounce can of soda has 40 grams of sugar, or the equivalent of 20 sugar cubes.


Related Topix: UC San Francisco, Science, Men in Black 3, Life, Food, Nutrition, Dieting, Medicine, Diabetes, Health

Customer Interaction Solutions

FDA Approves Merck's GRASTEK (Timothy Grass Pollen Allergen Extract)...

Merck , known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved GRASTEK Tablet for Sublingual Use [2800 Bioequivalent Allergy Units ].


Related Topix: Medicine, Pollen, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Biotech, Merck , Healthcare Industry, Allergy, Conjunctivitis, Immunology, Science

The News

Microbiology and fried chicken

My chemistry teacher taught me many things. Mostly, we studied chemistry. Occasionally, he would get off the subject and we would discuss some other scientific topic.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Science, Life, Food, Pizza, Dining

Scientific Blogging

Ferns Borrowed Genes To Flourish In Low Light

During the age of the dinosaurs, the arrival of flowering plants as competitors could have spelled doom for the ancient fern lineage.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Duke University