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1 hr ago | The Boulder County Business Report

Can pot fight cancer? UNC seeks the answerRead more

Dr. Richard Hyslop, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Northern Colorado, left, is leading a project that seeks to identify methods of delivering inactive cannabis compounds thought to slow tumor growth into the body without causing the serious side effects associated with ingesting large quantities of active cannabis.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Marijuana, University of Northern Colorado, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Science, Colorado

5 hrs ago | Medical News Today

New drugs to combat chronic inflammatory diseases

Science and industry are collaborating to develop future pharmaceuticals for treating chronic inflammatory diseases.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis, Immunology, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Google's New 'Moonshot:' The Healthy Human Body

Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people-and later thousands more-to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Stanford University

Medical News

New treatment fights respiratory syncytial virus in children

Researchers at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced results of a clinical trial of a new drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with respiratory syncytial virus .

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Related Topix: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Immunology, Science, University of Tennessee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health

Science Daily

Metastatic brain tumor treatment could be on the horizon with use of SapC-DOPS

A new study has provided hope that previously studied SapC-DOPS could be used for treatment of brain cancer that has spread.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer, University of Cincinnati, Oncology, Medicine, Hematology, Science, Breast Cancer

Science Daily

Why don't genetically identical cells behave identically? Cellular noise

One researcher is like a mechanic for cells: he takes them apart to see how they function.

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Related Topix: Science, Biochemistry

Mental Help Net

Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study

Human semen is naturally colonized by bacteria, and a new study suggests the microbes might have a role to play in both HIV transmission and levels in infected men.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Immunology, Science

Hispanic Business

New Molecular Biology Study Findings Recently Were Reported by...

When severed, injured nerves must be able to regenerate and reconnect to the structures they previously controlled within 12-18 months before sensation and motion are permanently lost."

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Related Topix: Science, Journalism

Medical News

Study identifies three genetic changes linked to increased risk of breast cancer in East Asian women

A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer .

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Vanderbilt University, Genetics, Science, World News, Japan, Medicine, Health

Drug Researcher

Philanthropist gives $650m to Broad Institute for psychiatric research

In the last five years, the understanding of the biological causes of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has accelerated Philanthropist Ted Stanley has gifted $650m to the Broad Institute as part of a wider attempt to galvanize research on psychiatric disorders and bring new treatments to market.

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Related Topix: Science, Harvard University

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Michael Pitt and Mike Cahill on science vs. faith in sci-fi flick 'I Origins'

Director Mike Cahill and actor Michael Pitt are pictured on the set of "I Origins," in a handout photo.

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Related Topix: Another Earth, Boardwalk Empire, Entertainment, Television, Michael Pitt

Health.com

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Fibrosis, Cell Biology, Science, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Genetics

Noozhawk

Hardy Diagnostics Employees Earn Key Microbiology Certification

Hardy Diagnostics , an employee-owned company in Santa Maria, is pleased to announce the certification of Christopher Massey, R&D manager; Kerry Davies Pierce, technical services manager; and Rianna Malherbe, R&D microbiologist/technical support specialist as registered microbiologists in pharmaceutical and medical device microbiology with the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science, Technical Services, Washington DC

WTOP-FM Washington

Teens hit Maryland beach to study crabs

While some teenagers spend their summer relaxing on the beach, others spend it studying some of the creatures that live there.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Marine Biology, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

Genetics of cancer: Non-coding DNA can finally be decoded

Cancer is a disease of the genome resulting from a combination of genetic modifications .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Colorectal Health

Live Science

Cat Poop Goes Under the Microscope for Cancer Research

Toxoplasma gondii is a single-celled parasite that lives in cats' intestines, but can infect other animals and people as well.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Science, Immunology, Dartmouth College, Skin Cancer, Ovarian Cancer

Medical News

Research findings could lead to new approaches to treating schizophrenia

Genes and pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment and address acute need for drug development for this disorder As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science, Medicine, Health

Medical News

Study reveals novel epilepsy pathway linked to neurodegenerative diseases

A recent scientific discovery showed that mutations in prickle genes cause epilepsy , which in humans is a brain disorder characterized by repeated seizures over time.

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Related Topix: University of Iowa, Genetics, Medicine, Science

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Medical News

Researchers collaborate to tackle rare diseases

Support from a network of leading researchers across Europe specialised in a rare auto-immune disease with unmet medical needs could help test several novel treatments Collaboration between research groups is key in tackling rare diseases such as auto-immune disease Myasthenia Gravis .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Myasthenia Gravis, Health, Immunology, Science, France, World News,

Science Daily

Enhanced instrument enables high-speed chemical imaging of tissues

A research team has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on characteristic molecular vibrations.

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Related Topix: National Institute of Standards and Technology

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