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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

Medical News Today

Probing cancer's molecular make-up

Scientists have shown how to better identify and measure vital molecules that control cell behaviour - paving the way for improved tools for diagnosis, prediction and monitoring of cancer .

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Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Hispanic Business

Reports Outline Applied microbiology and biotechnology Study Findings ...

Genomic analysis suggests the C. hutchinsonii genome lacks homologs to an obvious exoglucanase that previously seemed essential for cellulose degradation."

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

Science Daily

Specialization: Choosy wasps survive better, study shows

The question of why species should specialize, i.e. using only a fraction of all resources available to them, has puzzled scientists and non-scientists alike.

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Related Topix: Science, Entomology

PhysOrg Weblog

Better classification to improve treatments for breast cancer

Breast cancer can be classified into ten different subtypes, and scientists have developed a tool to identify which is which.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Science, Genetics

Science Daily

Statistical Approach for Calculating Environmental Influences in...

A statistical model allows researchers to remove false positive findings that plague modern research when many dozens of factors and their interactions are suggested to play a role in causing complex diseases.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Science

Nature Neuroscience

Postdoc Position in Synthetic Biology for DNA Nanotechnology

In particular we are interested in developing applications and methods that employ this technology for biological and medical research.

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Related Topix: Nanotechnology

R & D

Researchers discover why Listeria bacterium is so hard to fight

The harmful and potentially deadly bacterium Listeria is extremely good at adapting to changes.

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Related Topix: Molecular Biology, Science, Biochemistry

Medical News

Researchers help to gain greater insight into biological clock that sets pace for daily life

Casey Diekman, assistant professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology , is helping to gain greater insight into the biological clock that sets the pace for daily life.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Science, Health

Nature Neuroscience

Faculty Position in Developmental and Cell Biology

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research invites innovative young scientists to apply for a faculty position in Developmental and Cell Biology at the rank of Assistant Investigator.

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Related Topix: Science, Cell Biology, Genetics

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WebWire

Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Appoints Mandy Palm as Senior ...

Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mandy Palm as its new Senior Account Manager supporting clients in the Western region of the United States.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

Marlborough Express

Uncommon terrain

M ichael McCoy fans already know all about the garden designer, botanist, author, broadcaster, blogger, speaker and sometime garden tour guide.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Blog News, Plant Biology, Science

Science Daily

Cancer leaves common fingerprint on DNA

Regardless of their stage or type, cancers appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the so-called epigenome, according to a team of researchers.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Johns Hopkins University

PhysOrg Weblog

New tool to probe cancer's molecular make-up

Scientists have shown how to better identify and measure vital molecules that control cell behaviour - paving the way for improved tools for diagnosis, prediction and monitoring of cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Science, Oncology, Lung Cancer, bladder cancer

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