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  1. Mix of Bacteria in Gut May Depend More on Diet than GenesRead the original story

    40 min ago | Science Blog

    Genes are important, but diet may be even more important in determining the relative abundance of the hundreds of health-shaping bacterial species comprising an individual's gut microbiota, according to UC San Francisco scientists whose latest mouse experiments to probe this nature-versus-nurture balance were published online December 18, 2014 in Cell Host and Microbe . Gut bacteria vastly outnumber our own cells, and the microbial species normally dwelling within us throughout our lives can affect our health by influencing our metabolism and perhaps even our behavior .

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  2. UM student from Denmark dies on Gables campusRead the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | The Miami Herald

    University of Miami President Donna Shalala sent out an email Thursday night saying an international exchange student from Denmark died Wednesday evening at the Coral Gables campus. Frederik Westerberg, a University of Copenhagen exchange student, was studying molecular biology and had been enrolled at the university for only one semester.

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  3. Fitness Tracker Buying Guide: Use This Flow Chart to Pick the Right DeviceRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Live Science

    ... University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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  4. Blog: No More Paper PIs? FDA Issues Proposed Rule on Electronic...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | JD Supra

    Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a proposed rule to require electronic distribution of the prescribing information intended for health care professionals for human prescription drugs, including biological products . Currently, although manufacturers often voluntarily make their product PIs available electronically, they are required to distribute the PI in paper form on or within the package from which a prescription drug or biological product is dispensed.

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  5. Team Creates Method for Probing How Molecules FoldRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

    ... this week. Studying how proteins, DNA and other biological molecules fold is one of the most challenging areas of biology, in particular because these tiny molecules-tinier than the wavelengths of visible light-can fold or unfold in intervals as ...

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  6. Healthy Brain Development Balanced on Edge of Cellular 'Sword'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

    A new Yale-led study of children with neurodevelopmental abnormalities of the brain identifies a "cutting" enzyme crucial to the shaping and division of brain cells as well as the replenishment of neural stem cells. The study, appearing online in the journal Neuron , helps explain the molecular basis of complex brain abnormalities, including small brain size observed in children who were suffering from a wide variety of clinical problems, ranging from severe cognitive deficits to autism spectrum disorders.

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  7. 'Hairclip' Protein Mechanism ExplainedRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

    ... that it may have had in the past, but which don't exist today," said Yasushi Kondo from MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. "We made a couple of these proteins, and used X-ray crystallography to solve their structures. That let us see details we ...

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  8. Considering Whole Genome Sequencing for NewbornsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

    Increasingly sophisticated and available genetic testing generates big questions about functionality and ethics: When should testing happen? What results should healthcare providers disclose to patients? And who should get testing? A recent Northwestern Medicine exploratory study asked genetics experts to consider genome sequencing for newborn populations, revealing varying opinions about the future of genomics. Currently, all infants in the United States undergo routine newborn screening to check for a specific list of rare but treatable conditions.

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  9. In re BRCA1- and BRCA2-based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent LitigationRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | JD Supra

    In a decision that will surprise no one , the Federal Circuit today affirmed the Utah District Court's decision denying Myriad Genetics' motion for a preliminary injunction in the consolidated Multidistrict Litigation styled In re BRCA1- and BRCA2-based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation . What might have been anticipated but is still surprising is the opinion's apparent willingness to ignore established patent law principles in favor of obsequious obedience to what the panel perceives to be Supreme Court precedent while at the same time ignoring Myriad's arguments that relied upon express language from the Court's recent 101 cases.

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  10. Deep Learning Reveals Unexpected Genetic Roots of Cancers, Autism and Other DisordersRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

    ... methods, deep learning can make sense of incredibly complex relationships, such as those found in living systems in biology and medicine. "The success of our project relied crucially on using the latest deep learning methods to analyze the most ...

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  11. 53 Ebola-Fighting Compounds Found In New Research To Treat DiseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Medical Daily

    Scientists have identified 53 drug compounds that when tested were found to block Ebola virus-like particles from entering cells. The Food and Drug Administration has spent the last 10 months testing various substances in the attempt to nail down one or more approved vaccines to help in the fight against the biggest Ebola outbreak in history.

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  12. Winnipeggers at front lines of Ebola outbreakRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | GlobalNews

    Although the Ebola virus seems to be slowing down in some countries, the outbreak is far from over says Dr. Gregory Taylor, deputy chief public health officer of Canada. "In fact, the numbers in Sierra Leone are increasing," says Dr. Taylor.

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  13. Ibuprofen could hold back ageing, according to researchRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    ... healthier longer and slowing down ageing. That's our ultimate goal." Dr David Clancy, lecturer in genetics and the biology of ageing at Lancaster University, said: "The question is whether this finding might be relevant to lifespan in humans. "If ...

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  14. Postdoc in stem cell researchRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Nature Neuroscience

    A postdoctoral fellow position for neuroscience is available at the Department of Neurosurgery, State University of New York Upstate Medical University. We are looking for a postdoc with experience in bone marrow stem cell/hematopoietic stem cell biology and/or pathology.

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  15. Faculty Positions in the Department of Molecular Biology and...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Nature Neuroscience

    Bilkent University invites qualified academics with an international/national reputation in both education and research, to apply for positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the fields of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cancer, Neuroscience, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Immunology, and Bioinformatics. The candidates are expected to undertake high quality internationally leading research programs in line with the research strategy of the Department, obtain extramural research funding and supervise research staff and students.

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  16. Identify New and Beneficial Function of Endogenous Retroviruses in Immune ResponseRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Health News Digest

    ... their activated state, proliferate, and produce antibodies. Dr. Zhijian "James" Chen , Professor of Molecular Biology and the Center for Genetics of Host Defense and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, discovered two of the key proteins ...

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  17. Pharmacist Doug Talks Building Healthy BodiesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | MyHighPlains.com

    Pharmacist Doug reads articles all the time to keep current. Recently, he came across an article on nature.com in the Nature News & Comment under the Microbiology section.

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  18. The Dark Corners of Our DNA Hold Clues about DiseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Scientific American

    The so-called "streetlight effect" has often fettered scientists who study complex hereditary diseases. The term refers to an old joke about a drunk searching for his lost keys under a streetlight.

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  19. Montclair State Professor's Research Concludes That Birds Lost...Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Robert Meredith, an assistant professor of biology and molecular biology at Montclair State University, is a lead author of "Evidence for Tooth Loss and the Acquisition of a Horny Beak in the Common Avian Ancestor," a report published in the December 12, 2014 issue of Science that concludes that the common ancestor of all living birds lost its teeth approximately 116 million years ago. Robert Meredith, an assistant professor of biology and molecular biology at Montclair State University has long wondered whether teeth were lost in the common ancestor of all living birds, or whether they were lost convergently in several independent bird lineages.

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  20. How Lifesaving Medical Devices Are Being Used IncorrectlyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | ABC News

    EpiPens and asthma inhalers have the potential to save lives with a simple jab or puff, but a small study published today suggests that many people may be using these vital devices incorrectly. Researchers at the American College of Allergy , Asthma and Immunology observed 102 patients as they demonstrated how they would use injectable epinephrine pens - commonly referred to as EpiPens - and 44 patients as they demonstrated how they would use inhalers.

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