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2 hrs ago | Science Daily

Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequenced

The genome of Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Davis, CA

6 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

Healthy habits may slow cellular signs of aging

Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.


Related Topix: UC San Francisco, Genetics, Science

8 hrs ago | Science, Industry and Business

Scientists test a Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" to Awaken Immune Systems Put to Sleep by Cancer

Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Immunology, Science

8 hrs ago | Medical News

Researchers confirm for the first time that achalasia is autoimmune in origin

Achalasia is a rare disease - it affects 1 in 100,000 people - characterized by a loss of nerve cells in the esophageal wall.


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

12 hrs ago | Medical News

PLXNA4 gene may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine report variants in a new gene , PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease .


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Science

14 hrs ago | Medical News

Findings reveal new way to identify non-antibiotic drugs that could help curb bacterial infections

About 100 drugs already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for other purposes can also prevent the growth of certain bacterial pathogens inside human cells, including those that cause Legionnaires' disease, brucellosis, and Mediterranean spotted fever.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Microbiology, Science, Medicine, Imodium, Imodium A-D, Loperamide (generic), Clemastine (generic), Tavist, Tavist-1, University of Chicago, Health

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Globe and Mail

The return of Ebola and the spread of fear

Red Cross workers carry the body of Marie Conde, 14, who died of Ebola, through the bush in Koundony, Guinea earlier this month.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Microbiology, Science

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Scientists hoping to restore salmon in Ellensburg

The settlers who founded Ellensburg in the 1870s were likely drawn by the plentiful water in creeks crisscrossing the valley, but as the city expanded, it grew right over those streams.


Related Topix: Ellensburg, WA, Central Washington University, Science

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cancer researchers identify irreversible inhibitor for KRAS gene mutation

DALLAS July 28, 2014 UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have found a molecule that selectively and irreversibly interferes with the activity of a mutated cancer gene common in 30 percent of tumors.


Related Topix: Science, Biochemistry

Bioscience Technology

Six New Genetic Risk Factors for Parkinson's Found

Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including six that had not been previously reported.


Related Topix: Genetics, Science

Science Daily

Mutations from Venus, mutations from Mars: Genetics, Men and fertility problems

Researchers explain why genetic fertility problems can persist in a population. Some 15% of adults suffer from fertility problems, many of these due to genetic factors.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

Sys-Con Media

Bruker Announces Acquisition of High-Speed, 3D Super-Resolution...

Bruker today announced that it has acquired Vutara Incorporated, a technology leader in high-speed, three-dimensional , super-resolution fluorescence microscopy for life science applications.


Related Topix: Medicine, Fourier Systems, Medical Equipment, D2 Technologies, Healthcare Industry, Bruker Daltonics, Science

Water Online

Veolia Receives Us Epa Approval Of TECTAa Automated Microbiology System

System combines proven microbiological indicators with state-of-the-art instrumentation to automate E. coli and total coliform bacteria testing.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Science, E. Coli, Health, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Friendships are more than skin deep

Friends often look alike. The tendency of people to forge friendships with people of a similar appearance has been noted since the time of Plato.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Yale University, Science


Small RNAs break out: the molecular cell biology of mobile small RNAs

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Related Topix: Science, Cell Biology

Medical News

Antifungal drug resistance evoked through RNAi-dependent epimutations

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Duke University, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Health

Holtville Tribune

Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism

Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found.


Related Topix: Genetics, Science


Re-wiring the brain with light to overcome disorders

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Related Topix: Journalism, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Drugs, Genetics, Medicine, Science

Medical News Today

Childhood stress tied to change in gene expression related to emotion regulation, physical health

Children who have been abused or neglected early in life are at risk for developing both emotional and physical health problems.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, University of Wisconsin Madison, Family, Parenting, Health

Sat Jul 26, 2014

News Observer

Summer of sequencing genomes

The second, accepted but not yet published by Theoretical and Applied Genetics, was done with several of the professional scientists mentoring the P2EP interns.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Winston-Salem, NC, Biotech, Science / Technology, Bioinformatics