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2 hrs ago | Science Daily

Genetic key to lupus shows potential of personalized medicine

DNA sequencing of a lupus patient has identified a specific genetic mutation that is causing the disease, opening the way for personalized treatments.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Immunology, Science, Rheumatology

Cristiano Ronaldo Ice Bucket Challenge (Funny Version) #IceBucketChallenge

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

6 hrs ago | Science Daily

Surviving attack of killer microbes

The ability to find food and avoid predation dictates whether most organisms live to spread their genes to the next generation or die trying.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

10 hrs ago | Science Daily

Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforest

The small body size associated with the pygmy phenotype is probably a selective adaptation for rainforest hunter-gatherers, according to an international team of researchers, but all African pygmy phenotypes do not have the same genetic underpinning, suggesting a more recent adaptation than previously thought.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Genetics, Agriculture

13 hrs ago | Science Daily

More than just X and Y: New genetic basis for sex determination

Men and women differ in obvious ways, and scientists have long known that genetic differences buried deep within our DNA underlie these distinctions.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Science

18 hrs ago | Science Daily

Aspirin, take two: Research identifies a second effect of the drug against inflammation

Aspirin has a second effect, researchers have found: Not only does it kill cyclooxygenase, thus preventing production of the prostaglandins that cause inflammation and pain, it also prompts the enzyme to generate another compound that hastens the end of inflammation, returning the affected cells to homeostatic health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Naproxen (generic), Aleve, Naprosyn, UC San Diego, Biochemistry

22 hrs ago | Medical News

UC Santa Cruz cancer researcher receives $350,000 to develop novel drugs for breast cancer

UC Santa Cruz cancer researcher Seth Rubin has received a $350,000 grant to fund his work toward the development of a new class of drugs for treating breast cancer .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, UC Santa Cruz, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Science, Retinoblastoma, Genetics

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Science Daily

Antibiotics in early life may alter immunity long-term

A new study aims to help scientists understand how different antibiotics affect bacteria that play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Science

Science Daily

Myc inhibition an effective therapeutic strategy against most aggressive brain tumors

Research led by the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology evidence the most conclusive preclinical results to-date validating Myc inhibition as a therapeutic strategy in glioma -- a highly agressive tumor type that notoriously outsmarts current anti-cancer therapies.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Science

ABC News

Alopecia Drug

A drug approved to treat a rare form of leukemia reversed hair loss caused by alopecia, a small study found.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hair Loss, Health, Immunology, Science, Columbia University, Genetics, Travel

Science, Industry and Business

A shift in the code: New method reveals hidden genetic landscape

The letters in the human genome carry instructions to make proteins, via a three-letter code.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Science, Industry and Business

IU study examines how genes, gender and environment influence substance abuse

Social integration, including strong family ties, can protect one's well-being and even reduce the impact high-risk genes have on health.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Medical News

Study identifies genetic basis for Tibetan adaptation

In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, University of Utah, Science, Health

News Observer

The future's in the freezer for some endangered species

Dolores Reed, a supervisory biologist, gets a nuzzle last month from a Przewalski's horse at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va.

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Related Topix: Science, Front Royal, VA, Management

Medical News

Researchers use new gene editing method to correct mutation that leads to DMD

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers successfully used a new gene editing method to correct the mutation that leads to Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a mouse model of the condition.

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Related Topix: Molecular Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Health

CiteULike

Serum uric acid and gout: from the past to molecular biology.

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Related Topix: Science, Medicine, Health, Gout

SanLuisObispo.com

Institute's research helps fuel Monterey aquarium

Most people will go their whole lives without ever seeing them or coming to understand their beauty, their quirkiness and their braininess.

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Related Topix: Monterey, CA, Marine Biology, Science, Moss Landing, CA, Computers, Cameras

Times of Oman

Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics

Pampering leafcutter ants with fragrant rose petals and fresh oranges may seem an unlikely way to rescue modern medicine, but scientists at a lab in eastern England think it's well worth trying.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Microbiology, Chemistry

Breitbart.com

Scientists: Ebola Cripples Body's Ability to Halt Infected Cell Reproduction

When attacked by a virus, the human body produces interferon that stimulates genes in the virus-infected cells and surrounding tissues to generate antibodies, which signal to the nuclei of other cells to fight replication of infected cells.

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Related Topix: Science, Immunology

Sat Aug 16, 2014

CiteULike

CellNet: Network Biology Applied to Stem Cell Engineering

Somatic cell reprogramming, directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, and direct conversions between differentiated cell lineages represent powerful approaches to engineer cells for research and regenerative medicine.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research

Times Herald

Scientists have a lot to learn from sharks

They rarely get cancer. Their wounds heal much faster than humans'. Their unique skin makes for a low-drag glide through the water that engineers envy.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Science, Oceanography

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