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4 hrs ago | KION 46

Ebola vaccine tests planned soon, NIH says

The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September, the NIH announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, University of Texas Medical Branch, Immunology, Science

5 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

Molecule Enhances Copper's Lethal Punch Against Microbes

Harnessing a natural process in the body that pumps lethal doses of copper to fungi and bacteria shows promise as a new way to kill infectious microbes, a team of scientists at Duke University report.

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Related Topix: Duke University, Chemistry, Science

5 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

Mosaicism: Study Clarifies Parents as Source of New Mutations

Scientists have long speculated that mosaicism- a biological phenomenon in which cells within the same person have a different genetic makeup- plays a bigger role in the transmission of rare disease mutations than is currently known.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Science, Netherlands, World News, Poland

6 hrs ago | Science Daily

Breakthrough in understanding of important blood protein

A previously unknown protein mechanism has now been described by new research. This provides an exceptionally detailed understanding of how nature works, and it can also provide the ability to control nature -- in this case, it is about how coagulated blood can be dissolved, and this can lead to treatment of diseases carrying a risk of blood clots.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

7 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

Gulf Oil Spill: Microbiology Approach Worked But Toxic Contaminants Remain

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a BP project in the Gulf of Mexico, began in April of 2010.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Microbiology, Environment

11 hrs ago | R & D

New paper describes how DNA avoids damage from UV light

The findings advance fundamental understanding of DNA damage by the UV rays found in sunlight.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, Health, Genetics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Science

12 hrs ago | Medical News

No two single tumor cells in breast cancer patients have same genome

Just as no two people possess the same genetic makeup, a recent study has shown that no two single tumor cells in breast cancer patients have an identical genome.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Breast Cancer, Health, Genetics, Science

16 hrs ago | CBC News

Sleeping in darkness improves effectiveness of breast cancer drug

Exposure to light at night suppresses levels of the hormone melatonin. New research is looking into the link between low levels of melatonin and resistance to tamoxifen, a common breast cancer drug.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Science, Tulane University

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Hispanic Business

Study Results from Institute of Microbiology Update Understanding of...

Endophytic bacteria play an important function and potential role more effectively in developing sustainable systems of crop production."

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science, Agriculture

Hispanic Business

Findings from VIT University Provides New Data on Microbiology and...

Hundred isolates were screened from the phylloplane of different plants." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from , "The results revealed that eight strains had the capability to produce exopolysaccharide and only one potential strain could produce the significant amount of EPS on the 6th day of the fermentation without ... (more)

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

R & D

Biologists describe mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations

DNA mutations-long known to fuel cancer as well as evolutionary changes in a living organism-had been thought to be rare events that occur randomly throughout the genome.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Iowa

Science Daily

Brain response to appetizing food cues varies among obese people

People who have the most common genetic mutation linked to obesity respond differently to pictures of appetizing foods than overweight or obese people who do not have the genetic mutation, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Science

Switched

The Real Reason We Still Don't Have A Vaccine For Ebola

More than 600 people have died in a recent outbreak of the Ebola virus raging through Africa -- that even includes doctors caring for patients with the disease.

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Related Topix: Science, Immunology

Medical News

Researchers develop vaccine against potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis .

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Microbiology, Science, Immunology

Science Daily

'Killer sperm' prevents mating between worm species

Most cross-species mating is merely unsuccessful in producing offspring. However, when researchers mated Caenorhabditis worms of different species, they found that the lifespan of the female worms and their number of progeny were drastically reduced compared with females that mated with the same species.

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Related Topix: Science

KHOU-TV Houston

Ebola virus being studied in Galveston lab

The Ebola virus is one of the deadliest on the planet and the current outbreak is the worst the world has seen since the virus surfaced in the late Ebola virus being studied in Galveston lab The Ebola virus is one of the deadliest on the planet and the current outbreak is the worst the world has seen since the virus surfaced in the late Check out ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science, Immunology

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Reuters

23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to build survey tools and expand its gene database.

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Related Topix: Startups, 23andMe, Genetics, Medicine, Science, Food and Drug Administration, Marketing

Jacksonville Daily News

Under-tongue tablets fight allergies

Every weekday at 8 a.m., the researcher climbs onto the roof of Allegheny General Hospital, in Pittsburgh, to check a machine called a Burkard Spore Trap.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Allergy and Immunology, Immunology, Science, Allergy, Health

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: UC San Francisco, Genetics, Science

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