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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

The Raw Story

Middle East's MERS-CoV virus found in air of camel barn

Researchers in Saudi Arabia said Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East respiratory virus, MERS-CoV, in the air of a barn that housed a sick camel.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

The News-Star

Louisiana Tech professor to present at International Bioprinting Congress in Singapore

Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Endowed Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, will present as an invited speaker at the International Bioprinting Congress, Thursday and Friday at the Biopolis Research and Development Center in Singapore.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Tech University

Science Daily

Genes that contribute to radiation resistance identified

Forty-six genes in Escherichia coli have been discovered that are necessary for its survival at exceptionally high levels of radiation, researchers report in a new article.

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Related Topix: E. Coli, Health, Microbiology, Science

Newswise

International Team Sheds New Light on Biology Underlying Schizophrenia

As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic study published on any ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science, Genetics

Science Daily

When temperatures get cold, newly-discovered process helps fruit flies cope

Cold-blooded animals cannot regulate their body temperature, so their cells are stressed when facing temperature extremes.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Rochester, Molecular Biology

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Science

Science Daily

Process to purify water using seed extracts now simplified

Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing levels of harmful bacteria by 90 percent to 99 percent.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Microbiology, Science

Mashable

Shark-Repelling Fake Kelp Could Prevent Beachside Attacks

A shark-sensing "buoy" and a fake kelp forest that is actually a high tech shark barrier could soon be deployed at beaches to help prevent shark attacks, which led to 10 deaths last year and dozens of serious injuries.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Non-Profit, Marine Biology, Science, Ecology

Medical News

Scientists reveal structure of protein involved in life and development of cancer

Scientists reveal the structure of one of the most important and complicated proteins in cell division - a fundamental process in life and the development of cancer - in research published in Nature today .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Science, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology

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