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  1. Fecal Transplant Might Mitigate LupusRead the original story

    9 min ago | Scientific Blogging

    Can probiotic yogurt help with lupus? While most of science disagrees, corporate marketing departments have embraced every chance to imply their product helps with digestion and whatever else can sell product. A new paper in Applied and Environmental Microbiology adds to that, finding that Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae , a type of Clostridia , correlate with worsening.


  2. 10/20/2014Read the original story

    11 min ago | Digby

    ACTION ALERT! Developing Ebola vaccines use aborted fetal cell lines - moral options exist Children of God for Life announced today that several Ebola vaccines in development for use worldwide are made using aborted fetal cell lines despite the fact that moral alternatives are reported as equally effective. Glaxo SmithKline and NIAID are jointly developed their ChAd3 vector for delivering the Ebola virus gene using HEK-293 cells.


  3. Ebola, Labwork, and MicrobiologyRead the original story

    54 min ago | Balloon Juice

    So, with all this talk of Ebola and health care workers, of which I have been one for the past 10+ years, I would be willing to answer serious questions from commenters in the comments section to the best of my knowledge as an active Microbiology Medical Laboratory Scientist. So, what many already know, I'm originally from New Orleans, so I began my career working in the state run public health laboratory.


  4. Jack the Ripper not necessarily JewishRead the original story

    1 hr ago | United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

    ... journal,and scientists criticizing the analysis include Mannis van Oven, professor of forensic molecular biology at Rotterdam's Erasmus University, Walther Parson of the Institute of Legal Medicine in Innsbruck, and Hansi Weissensteiner, also at ...


  5. Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Members Meet to Advance Genomic Data SharingRead the original story

    1 hr ago | PressReleasePoint

    The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health convened its second major meeting of 2014 on Saturday, bringing together more than 250 international leaders to collaborate on the development of innovative solutions to accelerate sharing of genomic and clinical data. At their plenary meeting, held in San Diego, California, Alliance members shared progress to date and discussed next steps for the effort.


  6. AAV2-mediated follistatin overexpression induces ovine primary myoblasts proliferationRead the original story

    1 hr ago | BioMed Central

    National Center for Molecular Genetics and Breeding of Animal, Institute of Animal Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, People's Republic of China Transgenic and Stem Cell Core, Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, People's Republic of China BackgroundFollistatin has been shown to bind to some TGF-? family members and can function as a potent myostatin antagonist. Recent studies have revealed that over-expression of FST by adeno-associated viruses increases muscle growth in mice, humans and nonhuman primates.


  7. Light switches help convert carbon dioxide into organic substancesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ECNmag

    Diatoms play an important role in water quality and in the global climate. They generate about one fourth of the oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere and perform around one-quarter of the global CO2 assimilation, i.e. they convert carbon dioxide into organic substances.


  8. Antibiotics may help Salmonella spread in infected animals, scientists learnRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Stanford

    Salmonella-infected mice that were given antibiotics became sicker and began shedding far more bacteria in their feces than they had before. Some people infected with pathogens spread their germs to others while remaining symptom-free themselves.


  9. Canada's Ebola vaccine delays may have cost lives, professor saysRead the original story

    2 hrs ago |

    A battered Russian freighter was on its way Sunday safely to port, but the rescue in northern B.C. waters has raised pointed safety questions. This picture taken on Monday Oct. 20 shows an information sheet and an antibacterial hand gel developed at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg and offered by the Canadian government to the Geneva-based World Health Organization.


  10. Let There Be LightRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Edhat

    ... National Academy of Science. Oakley, professor and vice chair of UCSB's Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, and Pankey, now a postdoctoral scholar at the University of New Hampshire, leveraged advances in sequencing technology and ...


  11. No more Canadian health workers to Africa: FedsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | CNews

    Scientists at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba, prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine for shipment to the World Health Organization in Geneva in this undated handout picture released October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Public Health Agency of Canada/Handout OTTAWA - Health Minister Rona Ambrose says no more Canadian health workers will be going to West Africa to help in the fight against Ebola until "medical evacuation is guaranteed."


  12. a Mind Looking to Study MindsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | San Diego Zoo Weblogs

    ... dirt and worms were disgusting!), but it became what I looked forward to most from school. Since then I've explored biology, zoology, chemistry, physics, engineering, psychology, microbiology, and neuroscience, mostly through school, but also ...


  13. Modelling the pH-dependent Properties of Kv1 Potassium ChannelsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | CiteULike

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  14. Immunovaccine moving forward with Ebola vaccineRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

    As the race to find an effective vaccine to treat the Ebola virus heats up, a Halifax clinical-stage vaccine company is attracting international attention. "We have a potential solution to provide a single-dose ," said Marc Mansour, chief executive officer with Immunovaccine Inc. , in an interview Monday from Stanford University in California.


  15. Chromatin Dynamics in Cellular FunctionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Springer

    ... So you can always re-download your eBooks. This volume includes timely reviews of several aspects of chromatin biology written by scientists at the forefront of this rapidly moving field. Topics covered include the structure and function of protein ...


  16. People's Pharmacy: Postoperative cognitive decline surprisingly commonRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    I have had restless leg syndrome for as long as I can remember. I've been on a lot of different medications that did not work.


  17. Findings point to an 'off switch' for drug resistance in cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    ... among its members," says the senior author of the new work, Beverly Emerson , professor of Salk's Regulatory Biology Laboratory and holder of the Edwin K. Hunter Chair. "Cancer co-ops this diversification strategy to foster drug resistance." Instead ...


  18. Superspreaders: How Disease Propagates In Infected Animals - And Antibiotics HelpRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

    Some people infected with pathogens spread their germs to others while remaining symptom-free - a new study may answer why. When researchers in a new study gave oral antibiotics to mice infected with Salmonella typhimurium , a bacterial cause of food poisoning, a small minority - so called "superspreaders" that had been shedding high numbers of salmonella in their feces for weeks - remained healthy; they were unaffected by either the disease or the antibiotic.


  19. Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in AnimalsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    Although this phenomenon isn't yet known to have occurred among people, the study's authors cautioned their findings should serve as a reminder of the potential dangers of antibiotic use. "We humans shouldn't take antibiotics lightly.


  20. Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowiresRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | R & D

    ... This is the first time that EFM has been applied to biological proteins. It offers many new opportunities in biology." Lovley says the ability of electric current to flow through microbial nanowires has important environmental and practical ...