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2 hrs ago | Science Daily

How cellular guardians of the intestine develop

New research sheds light on the development of a unique class of immune cells known as intraepithelial lymphocytes found in the thin layer of tissue lining the intestine.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Science

2 hrs ago | Business Journal

The news PBJ readers didn't care to know: Gert Boyle identified as $100M donor

Willamette Week identified the anonymous donor of a $100 million gift to the Knight Cancer Challenge as Gert Boyle , chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear .

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Related Topix: Apparel, Columbia Sportswear, Science

5 hrs ago | The Raw Story

How science is using the genetics of disease to make drugs better

Personalised medicine is the ability to tailor therapy to an individual patient so that, as it's often put, the right treatment is given to the right patient at the right time.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

9 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Russian scientists to set up lab in Guinea to fight Ebola

A team of Russian virologists, epidemiologists and bacteriologists is leaving for Africa to organize laboratory diagnosis of the Ebola virus in Guinea, where the outbreak of the deadly fever is spreading fast.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Microbiology, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters,

10 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer

This is mouse colon tissue stained for APC , b-catenin , and nuclei . Credit: The University of Kansas/KU News Service A study recently published in the journal Carcinogenesis by researchers at the University of Kansas shows a new role for the protein adenomatous polyposis coli in suppressing colorectal cancer-the second-leading cause of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Medicine, Science, University of Kansas, Colon Cancer

11 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

New Molecular Biology Findings from Korea University Outlined...

Plant MAPK study has been impeded with a genetic approach using a long-term phenotypic analysis in spite of the transient nature of the protein kinase signaling."

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Related Topix: Science, Genetics, Medicine

15 hrs ago | Medical News Today

A single factor can reset the immune system of mice to a state likely ...

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg re-activated expression of an ancient gene, which is not normally expressed in the mammalian immune system, and found that the animals developed a fish-like thymus.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Science, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Daily Beast

Are Biosafety Labs Harmful or Helpful?By Center for Public Integrity

The rapidly growing number of U.S. biosafety labs-those that study potentially lethal pathogens-is causing concern.

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Related Topix: Science, US Military, Fort Detrick, US Army, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Department of Energy

Science Daily

Novel gene predicts both breast cancer relapse, response to chemotherapy

Scientists have made it easier to predict both breast cancer relapses and responses to chemotherapy, through the identification of a unique gene.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Cell Biology, Science, World News, Indonesia, Pharmacology

Science Daily

Zipper action triggers bacterial invasion

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Eierhoff and Junior Professor Dr. Winfried Romer from the Institute of Biology II, members of the Cluster of Excellence BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies of the University of Freiburg, has identified a novel mechanism of bacterial invasion: Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses lipids in the cell membrane to make its ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science, Medicine, Genetics, Netherlands, World News,

Science Daily

Zipper action triggers bacterial invasion: Scientists discover new strategy germs use to invade cells

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Eierhoff and Junior Professor Dr. Winfried Romer from the Institute of Biology II, members of the Cluster of Excellence BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies of the University of Freiburg, has identified a novel mechanism of bacterial invasion: Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses lipids in the cell membrane to make its ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Netherlands, World News,

Nature

Microbiology: Microbiome science needs a healthy dose of scepticism

Explorations of how the microscopic communities that inhabit the human body might contribute to health or disease have moved from obscure to ubiquitous.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science, Autism, Health, Davis, CA, UC Davis, Genetics, Medicine

Brandon Sun

Tekmira's Marburg drug works after symptoms start; bodes well for Ebola drug

An experimental drug for the Marburg virus appears to be able to beat back the often fatal infection even when given several days after exposure, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, Science, Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch

Hispanic Business

QImaging Launches New Complete, Live Cell Imaging Solution

QImaging TM today launched a new, all-in-one camera package that supports demanding live cell fluorescence imaging requirements.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Science, Cell Biology

Switched

Here's How To Steady A Wobbly Table Using Nothing But Math

Wedging a piece of folded paper under a leg is one way to steady a wobbly table.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Inventions, Science / Technology, Princeton, NJ, Chemistry

The Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Wound Healing, Angiogenesis and Vascular Biology

High mobility group box 1 , which is released by necrotic tissue, mobilizes platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha-positive mesenchymal stromal cells into circulation as a rescue signal.

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Related Topix: Circulation, Medicine, Health, Science, France, World News, Genetics

The Indian Express

New vaccine offers protection against tuberculosis, leprosy

"This is the first study demonstrating that an improved vaccine against tuberculosis also offers cross-protection against Mycobacterium leprae, the causative agent of leprosy," said Marcus A. Horwitz, a professor of medicine and microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics from University of California Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Microbiology, Science, Genetics, Medicine, UC Los Angeles

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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

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

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

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