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30 min ago | 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

30 min ago | 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

30 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 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

12 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

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