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2 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Science, Marine Biology

6 hrs ago | Columbia Spectator

Microbiology & Immunology Seminar - Christopher Goodnow

In this week's lead story, Suze Myers explores the pros and cons of studying visual arts at a school like Columbia or Barnard, and what an art degree from one This week in history in 1979, University cafeteria and clerical workers voted 183-100 to halt a 15-day walkout and return to work.

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Related Topix: Microbiology

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Star Online

Sabah's Mabul Island gets a marine biologist's protection

Marine biologist Choo Poh Leem is involved in an Anti-Fish Bombing campaign to stop the harmful method of harvesting fish.

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Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, Marine Biology, Science

HON

Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

It's been a mystery why some people can withstand pain better than others. Now a new study suggests that genetics may play a role in whether your pain tolerance is low or high.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

Cancer stem cells linked to drug resistance

When lung cancer cells become drug resistant, tumor cells return as shown in brown.

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

The Horse

Researchers Digging Deeper into African Horse Sickness

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Entomology, Science, Vaccinations, Health, Influenza

USA Today

Spring allergy relief: Here's what to try first

Sneezing, congestion, runny noses and itchy eyes. For people with seasonal nasal allergies - commonly known as hay fever - these symptoms are nothing new.

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Related Topix: El Dorado, AR, Nasacort, Triamcinolone Nasal (generic), Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Immunology, Science, Home Gardening, Home

CiteULike

Every Cell Is Special: Genome-wide Studies Add a New Dimension to Single-Cell Biology

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Related Topix: Science, Cell Biology

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Independent

Protest at Kew Gardens' endangered jobs and funds reaches 50,000 - and growing

Ministers were last night accused of breaking the law by cutting funding to Kew Gardens, a move that will axe 120 jobs at the world's leading centre for conservation and plant science.

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Related Topix: Plant Biology, Science

CiteULike

The Molecular and Systems Biology of Memory

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Related Topix: Science

New York Post

Secrets from a Dr. Cocktaila for a - hangover-free' night

A biochemist turned cocktail maker says his recipes are designed to prevent an ugly morning-after - and it doesn't involve an IV drop or gimmicky sports drinks.

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Related Topix: Drink, Cocktails, Life, Food, Recipes, Science / Technology, Space, Biochemistry, Science

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Manuel Peitsch, co-founder of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Manuel Peitsch, co-founder of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics , will chair a session on high-performance computing in the life sciences at ISC'14 in Leipzig, Germany, in June.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Biotech, Bioinformatics, Science, Computer Science, World News, Germany,

Journal of Experimental Botany

Opportunities in plant synthetic biology

Synthetic biology is an emerging field uniting scientists from all disciplines with the aim of designing or re-designing biological processes.

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Related Topix: Science

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Mental Help Net

Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms

Researchers followed 179 people with hay fever for 12 weeks, and found that 39 percent of them had more than one flare-up.

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

RedOrbit

Malaria Pathogen's Cellular Skeleton Under A Super-microscope

The tropical disease malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite. For its survival and propagation, Plasmodium requires a protein called actin .

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Related Topix: Malaria, Medicine, Health, Science

LiveScience

Stunning New Orchid Species Discovered

A gorgeous species of orchid in Panama has a new name - it was named after the family of the researcher who discovered the flower.

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Related Topix: UC Riverside, Science

Bioscience Technology

Deadly Human Pathogen Cryptococcus Fully Sequenced

Within each strand of DNA lies the blueprint for building an organism, along with the keys to its evolution and survival.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Science

Science Blog

New gene variant ups risk of cancer from processed meat

A common genetic variant that affects one in three people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat, according to study published today in PLOS Genetics .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Colorectal Health, Health, Science, University of Southern California

The Toronto Star

Neanderthal genetic landscape reveals key differences with humans

When scientists first sequenced the genome of a Neanderthal, our extinct, heavy-browed human cousin, we learned a surprising amount about our own species too: many modern humans carry Neanderthal genes, proving we interbred with them long ago.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

Science Daily

Refining language for chromosomes

A new classification system that may standardize how structural chromosomal rearrangements are described has been proposed by a team of researchers.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Science

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