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13 min ago | National Institutes of Health

NIH scientist to receive Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine

John J. O'Shea, M.D., scientific director at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases , has been named the 2014 recipient of the Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, conferred by the Feinstein Institute's peer-reviewed, open-access journal Molecular Medicine.


Related Topix: National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Immunology, Science, Genetics, Saint Lawrence University, Canton, NY

1 hr ago | Science Daily

Getting at the root of mountain pine beetle's rapid habitat expansion

The mountain pine beetle has wreaked havoc in North America, across forests from the American Southwest to British Columbia and Alberta, with the potential to spread all the way to the Atlantic coast.


Related Topix: Genetics, Science, Molecular Biology, Publishing, Media, Oxford University Press

5 hrs ago | R & D

Study identifies enzymes that help fix cancer-causing DNA defects

Purdue Univ. researchers have identified an important enzyme pathway that helps prevent new cells from receiving too many or too few chromosomes, a condition that has been directly linked to cancer and other diseases.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Biochemistry, Science

8 hrs ago | R & D

Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer gene segments in a living cell

Purdue Univ. researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA.


Related Topix: Science, Cell Biology

12 hrs ago | Food Quality News

Merck: Food industry wants rapid methods

The food industry is moving from traditional culture to rapid methods to release product faster to the market, according to Merck Millipore.


Related Topix: Molecular Biology, Science

13 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Discovery of cancer stem cells linked to drug resistance could impact ...

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, UC San Diego, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Cell Biology, Science, Lung Cancer

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Click Orlando

Indoor allergen that may surprise you

While many welcome the arrival of warmer temperatures with open arms, people with seasonal allergies and asthma may be bracing themselves with boxes of tissues and asthma medications this season.


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

The Telegraph

Govt sounds out Presi VC probable

The higher education department on Tuesday asked Anuradha Lohia, a professor of biochemistry at Bose Institute, whether she was willing to become the first full-term vice-chancellor of Presidency University, said an official.


Related Topix: Science

WGRE-FM Greencastle

Murad Medal Awaits First Winner

This April, seniors Samantha M. Anderson, Trina M. Manalo and Maritza J. Mestre are being honored as finalists for the Ferid Murad Medal , awarded for the first time this year to the senior who has had the most significant scholarly or artistic achievements during his or her time at DePauw.


Related Topix: Depauw, IN, George Washington University, DePauw University, Biochemistry, Fort Wayne, IN

Science Daily

Applying math to biology: Software identifies disease-causing mutations in undiagnosed illnesses

A computational tool has successfully identified diseases with unknown gene mutations in three separate cases.


Related Topix: University of Utah, Genetics, Medicine, Science, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

National Geographic

Neanderthals Lived in Small, Isolated Populations, Gene Analysis Shows

Modern humanity's ancient cousins, the Neanderthals , lived in small groups that were isolated from one another, suggests an investigation into their DNA.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Market Wire

Epistem Announces Further Partnership With The University of Manchester

Epistem Holdings Plc , Manchester, UK, the UK biotechnology and personalised medicine company, announce a further partnership with The University of Manchester to further the understanding of the biology of chronic delayed wound healing associated with skin ulcers.


Related Topix: Science

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Independent

Revealed: Scientists 'edit' DNA to correct adult genes and cure diseases

Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent. He has won many awards for his journalism, including five-times winner of the prestigious British science writers' award; the David Perlman Award of the American Geophysical Union; twice commended as specialist journalist of the year in the UK Press Awards; UK health journalist of the year and ... (more)


Related Topix: Journalism, Oncology, Medicine, Genetics, Science

Science Daily

Why alcoholism saps muscle strength

Researchers have found a common link between muscle weakness in alcoholics and mitochondrial disease: mitochondria that are unable to self-repair.


Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Cell Biology, Science, Thomas Jefferson University

Northern Virginia Daily

Endangered deer dies of unusual mass at biology institute

An Eld's deer at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal had to be humanely euthanized earlier this month after she developed issues in her hooves.


Related Topix: Science, Giant Panda

The Badger Herald Online

UW to host first feminist biology post-doc program in nation

Promoting research using a feminist lens to approach biology, University of Wisconsin will be home to the nation's first post-doctorate program in feminist biology this fall after a donation.


Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison, Caroline, WI

Bioscience Technology

Down Syndrome, Leukemia Link Uncovered

Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia during childhood, they haven't been able to explain why.


Related Topix: Genetics, Science

New Scientist

The coolest biology is under the microscope

Almost everything important takes place in the microbial world, argues Nicholas Money in his lively but rather disorganised book The Amoeba in the Room WHAT comes to mind when you think of biology? For most people, it is lions, birds, butterflies, trees... the things we see around us.


Related Topix: Science, Biochemistry, Ecology, Oxford, OH, University of Pittsburgh, Agriculture


Dr. Bruce Stillman, CSHL President, wins 2014 Herbert Tabor Research Award

Dr. Bruce Stillman, President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory , is the 2014 winner of the Herbert Tabor Research Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology .


Related Topix: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Science, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Medicine, Columbia University

The Star Online

Malaysia's seahorses finally get the right kind of love

Their bizarre, equine appearance, and their odd way of bobbing about in the water, are among the traits that make seahorses popular as keepsakes in fish tanks.


Related Topix: Science, Marine Biology