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5 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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,

8 hrs ago | 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

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Science Daily

Proper stem cell function requires hydrogen sulfide

Stem cells in bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide in order to properly multiply and form bone tissue, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Science, University of Southern California

Science Daily

Biologists help solve fungal mysteries, inform studies on climate change

A new genetic analysis revealing the previously unknown biodiversity and distribution of thousands of fungi in North America might also reveal a previously underappreciated contributor to climate change.

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Related Topix: Science, Genetics, Medicine

Newswise

New Internships Allow Eight UChicago Undergrads to Spend Summer at Marine Biological Laboratory

Eight students in the College will spend their summer as research interns at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, marking a new phase in the affiliation between the lab and the University of Chicago that will allow students to pursue significant scientific projects.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Chicago, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Woods Hole, MA

Washington University in St. Louis

New center aims to use immune system to fight cancer, other diseases

A time-of-flight mass cytometer is the centerpiece of the new Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs, a center that helps scientists use the immune system to fight cancer and infection.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Oncology, Health

GhanaWeb

Ghana urged to accept GM maize to boost yields

The low yields in crop production, particularly maize, has been attributed to the inability of farmers to purchase nitrogen based fertilisers to boost production in the country.

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Related Topix: Science, Agriculture, Plant Biology, World News, Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom

Science Daily

Progress in understanding immune response in severe schistosomiasis

A mechanism that may help explain the severe forms of schistosomiasis, or snail fever, has been discovered by researchers.

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Related Topix: Tufts University, Immunology, Science

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Science Daily

Breakthrough points to new drugs from nature

A new technique for discovering natural compounds has been discovered, and could form the basis of novel therapeutic drugs.

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Related Topix: Science, Chemistry

Science Daily

At the origin of cell division: The features of living matter emerge...

Droplets of filamentous material enclosed in a lipid membrane: these are the models of a "simplified" cell used by the SISSA physicists Luca Giomi and Antonio DeSimone, who simulated the spontaneous emergence of cell motility and division -- that is, features of living material -- in inanimate "objects."

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Hispanic Business

Findings from Institute of Microbiology Provides New Data about Nanoparticles

Synthesis of these nanoparticles by microorganisms has been described only for bacterial species."

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

Mental Help Net

Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: Science, Immunology

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