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How Tak Mak connects the dots to make medical breakthroughs

'My quest for knowledge is very high, and what turns me on is to be able to listen to a presentation that someone is making and all of a sudden, in my mind, I say, "Oh my gosh, this is connected to something else I know,"' says Tak Mak, director of the Campbell Family Institute for Cancer Research in Toronto.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Immunology, Science, Classical, Mozart

Fri Aug 22, 2014

HON

Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds

Researchers followed 516 inner city children in four U.S. cities -- Baltimore, Boston, New York and St. Louis -- from birth until age 5 and found that at least 10 percent of them developed an allergy to milk, eggs or peanuts.

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Related Topix: Boston, NY, Immunology, Science

Wired

From Big Data to Actionable Data: Has Our Biology Failed Us, or Have We Failed to Use It?

The 21st Century has seen technology contribute life-altering realities like getting from New York to Beijing in less than 14 hours or grandparents using Facetime to see their newly anointed "Princes" and "Princesses" of future generations.

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Related Topix: Science

Medical News

Three commonly used NSAIDs affect cell membranes, produce unwanted side effects

Researchers have discovered that three commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, alter the activity of enzymes within cell membranes.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Johns Hopkins University, Arthritis, Health

Medical News Today

New countermeasure successfully protects nonhuman primates from Marburg 3 days after infection

For the first time, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, in collaboration with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, have protected nonhuman primates against Marburg virus - Angola hemorrhagic fever .

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

Medical News Today

Genetics and lifestyle have a strong impact on biomarkers for inflammation and cancer

In a new study published in Nature Communications , research scientists from Uppsala University present for the first time a large-scale study of the significance of genetic, clinical and lifestyle factors for protein levels in the bloodstream.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

LongIsland.com

More Than Just X and Y: A New Genetic Basis for Sex Determination

August 18, 2014 - Men and women differ in plenty of obvious ways, and scientists have long known that genetic differences buried deep within our DNA underlie these distinctions.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Science Daily

Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis

Bacteria growing in near darkness use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen from sunlight, scientists have discovered.

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Related Topix: Gardiner, MT, US National Parks, Yellowstone National Park, Penn State University Park, Science

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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