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3 hrs ago | Salisbury Journal

A 200m polar research ship planned

The Government will fund a new A 200 million polar research ship as part of its efforts to turn scientific expertise into economic success, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.


Related Topix: Science, Marine Biology

7 hrs ago | Science Daily

Genetics explain why some kids are bigger than others

The influence of genetic factors on differences between children's Body Mass Index increases from 43 percent at age four to 82 percent at age 10, reports a new study.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Family, Kids, Science

11 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

Aspirin's benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA

Cancer is the first disease where physicians have personalized treatment, matching a tumor's genetics to the appropriate chemotherapy, and now it may be the first in which prevention, too, can be personalized.


Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Colon Cancer, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Science, Inflammation

11 hrs ago |

Finding the secret recipe: Corporate marijuana growers working to perfect their products

Deep within the labs of a 55,000-square-foot Markham facility, past security checkpoints and under sterile white lights, molecular scientists and botanists are growing a special new medicine using a secret formula given to them by a company in Israel.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Marketing, Genetics, Medicine

15 hrs ago |

Learn why homo sapiens survived when others could not

New York, April 23 : Only we, the Homo sapiens, who lived side by side with Neanderthals and Denisovans of Siberia survived and a study offers fresh insights into what gave the modern man the advantage over other extinct humans.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

19 hrs ago | Science Daily

Enzymes that help fix cancer-causing DNA defects disovered

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, has been discovered by researchers.


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

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Stanford scientists describe autism discoveries

Nobody knows what causes autism, and scientists have all but given up on finding one gene, chemical or brain structure that explains it.


Related Topix: Stanford, CA, Startups, Stanford University, Genetics, Medicine, Science, Chemistry

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

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

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

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

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

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