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NUS Scientist Prof Barry Halliwell to Chair Singapore's Biomedical Research Council

Prominent research leader and biomedical scientist Professor Barry Halliwell will help to steer biomedical research efforts in Singapore at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) from 1 January 2017.

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Queen’s University Belfast Expert Leading €4m Bid to Reduce Impact of Chemicals on Long-Term Health

A Queen’s University Belfast expert is leading a €4m international initiative to investigate whether natural toxins and manmade chemicals are creating potentially dangerous mixtures that affect our natural hormones and cause major illnesses such as cancer, obesity, diabetes or infertility.

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Blood Collection Tube, Cell-Free DNA, New Blood Collection Tube, NIPT, Genomic Dna, non invasive fetal testing, Circulating Tumor Cells, Patent, European Patent

Streck Announces European Patent for Blood Collection Tubes

The patent relates to the use of Streck’s proprietary Cell-Free DNA BCT CE product for the collection of samples to analyze fetal nucleic acid for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

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Triclosan, antibacterial resistance, FDA, Policy

Ban on Triclosan Shows Need for New Chemicals to Demonstrate Efficacy and Safety

A new commentary cautions that the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on triclosan and 18 other biocidal chemicals that promote antibiotic resistance is only a starting point. Triclosan’s long-term impact, as well the risks substitute chemicals may pose, must also be addressed.

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Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., Appointed as Chair of FAU's Department of Biomedical Sciences

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FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine recently appointed Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., as chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Robishaw, an accomplished functional and translational genomics researcher with 30 years of sustained federal funding from the NIH, comes to FAU from Geisinger Health System in central Pennsylvania.

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aphrodisiac, Bacterium, Vibrio, choanoflagellate, S. rosetta, mating swarm, Eukaryotes, regulate mating , Animals, Evolution

Bacteria Produce Aphrodisiac That Sets Off Protozoan Mating Swarm

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Demonstration that bacteria can drive mating in eukaryotes raises possibility that environmental bacteria or bacterial symbionts may influence mating in animals

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Exploring the Evolution of Spider Venom to Improve Human Health

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More than 46,000 species of spiders creepy crawl across the globe. Each one produces a venom composed of an average of 500 distinct toxins, putting the conservative estimate of unique venom compounds at more than 22 million. Researchers are studying these toxins to increase our understanding of the evolution of spider venom and contribute to the development of new medicines, anti-venoms and research tools.

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Bethlehem Star May Not Be a Star After All, The "Eye" of Majoranas, Cloud in a Box, and MORE in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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Students Create Innovative Prototypes at Cal State LA Biohack

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Marathon event highlights coding and biotech skills to develop solutions related to food, agriculture and healthcare technology

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bioenergy crops, agave, crassulacean acid metabolism, CAM, Photosynthesis, Climate Change, water-use efficiency, drought-resistant crops, genetic behavior, Molecular Biology

New Study of Water-Saving Plants Advances Efforts to Develop Drought-Resistant Crops

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As part of an effort to develop drought-resistant food and bioenergy crops, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered the genetic and metabolic mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and thrive in semi-arid climates.

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Geneticist Stephen J. Elledge Wins Breakthrough Prize

Stephen Elledge, the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been named a 2017 recipient of the Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes paradigm-shifting discoveries in the life sciences, physics and mathematics.  Elledge is being honored for his wide-ranging contributions across multiple fields in biology.

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Filling Need for Fast and Accurate Assessment of Blood’s Ability to Clot

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Case Western Reserve University researchers have developed a portable sensor that can assess the clotting ability of a person’s blood 95 times faster than current methods—using only a single drop of blood.

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A Bacterial Aphrodisiac, Amyloids Protecting Dormant Eggs and Zika’s Cellular Damage Among Top Honor Cell Biology Picks at ASCB 201

ASCB names 10 "Novel & Newsworthy" Honor abstracts out of 1263 being presented in San Francisco, Dec. 3-7

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CPX-351 Improves Survival Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant in Older High-Risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients, Says Moffitt Cancer Center Physician

Analysis of a phase 3 trial shows that older patients with high-risk or secondary AML, who received initial treatment with CPX-351, had improved survival following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant, when compared with patients who received standard 7+3 cytarabine and daunorubicin as initial therapy.

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New Tool Uses UV Light to Control Inflammation

Cornell researchers have developed a chemical tool to control inflammation that is activated by ultraviolet (UV) light.

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Fast, Efficient Sperm Tails Inspire Nanobiotechnology

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Just like workers in a factory, enzymes can create a final product more efficiently if they are stuck together in one place and pass the raw material from enzyme to enzyme, assembly line-style. That’s according to scientists at Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health, the first team to recreate a 10-step biological pathway with all the enzymes tethered to nanoparticles.

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Pharmaceutical Research, Biopharmaceuticals, Drug shelf life, pharmaceutical shelf life

New Method Improves Stability, Extends Shelf Life of Protein Drugs

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Matthew Webber, University of Notre Dame professor, tested a novel route for non-covalent protein modification and results reveal a new way to improve the stability of common protein drugs and extend shelf-life.

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A Friend of a Friend Is…a Dense Network

Networks evolve in different ways depending how often "second neighbor," or friends of friends, connections occur.







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