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  1. Zebrafish Genes Linked to Human Respiratory DiseasesRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | JCN Network

    A*STAR scientists have discovered genes in this tropical freshwater fish which may be synonymous with the genes for developing hair-like structures in the human airway SINGAPORE, Sept 15, 2014 - - A small freshwater fish found in many tropical aquariums may hold the key to unlocking one of the leading causes of respiratory diseases in humans. Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology have identified hundreds of novel genes in the zebrafish that could be functionally identical to the human genes required for forming motile cilia, hair-like structures on the surface of airway cells.

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  2. Boosted Microglial Function as an Alzheimer's TherapyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Fight Aging!

    ... to use the immune system as your tool. Given this, it shouldn't be surprising to see that this dawning age of cell biology involves numerous efforts to produce immune therapies : ways to enhance and direct the immune system's actions to treat ...

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  3. Zebrafish genes linked to human respiratory diseasesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Science Daily

    ... of the leading causes of respiratory diseases in humans. Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have identified hundreds of novel genes in the zebrafish that could be functionally identical to the human genes ...

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  4. Muscular dystrophy: Repair the muscles, not the genetic defectRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Science Daily

    A potential way to treat muscular dystrophy directly targets muscle repair instead of the underlying genetic defect that usually leads to the disease, researchers say. Muscular dystrophies are a group of muscle diseases characterized by skeletal muscle wasting and weakness.

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  5. Dame Julia Polak: Scientist determined to use tissue engineering to...Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

    After receiving a heart and lung transplant in her mid-50s, she embarked on a second career developing laboratory organs for transplantation. As a histochemist, Julia pioneered the use of a technique known as immuno- histochemistry to make peptides - amino acid compounds - visible under a microscope.

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  6. Chromosome length and perinuclear attachment constrain resolution of DNA intertwinesRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | CiteULike

    The Journal of Cell Biology , Vol. 206, No. 6. , pp. 719-733, doi:10.1083/jcb.201404039 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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  7. Repair The Muscles In Muscular Dystrophy, Not The Genetic DefectRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

    The saying goes that we shouldn't let the perfect be the enemy of the good, so while there is no cure for muscular dystrophy, rather than solely focusing on the underlying genetic defect might not help people right now as directly targeting muscle repair. Muscular dystrophies are a group of muscle diseases characterized by skeletal muscle wasting and weakness.

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  8. Senior Research AssociateRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Nature Neuroscience

    ... biology, neuroscience or related subject area, and prior experience of working with iPS lines, cell culture and cell biology. A good publication track record is essential, as is experience of live cell imaging and 's online recruitment - ...

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  9. A*STAR Release: Zebrafish Genes Linked To Human Respiratory DiseasesRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | BioSpace

    Singapore, 15 September 2014-A small freshwater fish found in many tropical aquariums may hold the key to unlocking one of the leading causes of respiratory diseases in humans. Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology have identified hundreds of novel genes in the zebrafish that could be functionally identical to the human genes required for forming motile cilia, hair-like structures on the surface of airway cells.

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  10. Cells simply avoid chromosome confusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | EurekAlert!

    ... but what exactly goes wrong is often not understood," said Adele Marston of the Wellcome Trust Center for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and lead author of the study. Understanding normal protective mechanisms like the one ...

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  11. Drug's effect on Alzheimer's may depend on severity of diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | EurekAlert!

    ... "APOE4 is the greatest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease," said LaDu, who is professor of anatomy and cell biology at UIC. "Our previous work showed that compared to APOE3, the apolipoprotein produced by the APOE4 gene does not bind well ...

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  12. Stanford Professor Robert Schimke, A Pioneer in Biomedical Sciences, Dies At 81Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Robert Tod Schimke, professor emeritus of biology at Stanford, was creative, unpretentious, irreverent, critical and supportive, often all at the same time. Colleagues say that each of those qualities helped him make some of the most important discoveries and contributions to modern cell biology and genetics, while also being a fantastic mentor to dozens of young scientists.

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  13. Some lung cancer patients could live longer when treatedRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... one in six people gives a higher risk of 26 cancer types, according to research published today in Nature Cell Biology . The story of cancer care seems so simple: find the mutated gene that causes cancer and turn it off or fix it. But rarely does a ...

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  14. Ovarian cancer remains elusive to early diagnosis and successful treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... one in six people gives a higher risk of 26 cancer types, according to research published today in Nature Cell Biology . The story of cancer care seems so simple: find the mutated gene that causes cancer and turn it off or fix it. But rarely does a ...

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  15. Marker found in one in six people could give higher risk of lung and other cancersRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered why a gene fault found in around one in six people gives a higher risk of 26 cancer types, according to research published today in Nature Cell Biology . The team, from the Cancer Research UK and Medical Research Council Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology at the University of Oxford, believe the error involving a gene called RASSF1A could trigger a wide range of cancers and cause resistance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, making the cancer harder to treat.

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  16. Nobel Laureate to Give Talk at UC RiversideRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | EurekAlert!

    ... talk will begin at 4 p.m. in the auditorium in the Genomics Building . Schekman is a professor of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of ...

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  17. Scientists: Zebrafish Genes Linked To Human Respiratory DiseasesRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

    A small freshwater fish found in many tropical aquariums may hold the key to unlocking one of the leading causes of respiratory diseases in humans. Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology , have identified hundreds of novel genes in the zebrafish that could be functionally identical to the human genes required for forming motile cilia, hair-like structures on the surface of airway cells, a statement said.

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  18. Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut CornersRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WGBH

    ... the exception, in animal studies of ALS. Stefano Bertuzzi , the executive director of the American Society for Cell Biology, says that's partly because there is little incentive for scientists to take the time to go back and verify results from ...

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  19. 'Artificial spleen' removes poisons from bloodRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Science

    Its victims include the actor Christopher Reeve, Pope John Paul II, and the British poet Rupert Brooke, who died after a mosquito bite on his lip became infected. Sepsis remains one of the leading killers in the United States and the world.

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  20. Political Notes: At unity breakfast, GOP candidates unite behind ChapmanRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 13 | Cape Cod Times

    Gathered for the first time since Tuesday's primary, the three Republicans who lost the nomination to take on U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass, put down eggs, sausage links and any lingering beef with the election results to rally behind the party's choice, Chatham lawyer John Chapman, during a "unity breakfast" today in Pembroke.

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