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University of Utah Biochemist Awarded Prestigious Herbert Sober Lectureship

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The prestigious honor is awarded by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to a scientist who has shown outstanding biochemical and molecular biological research, with particular emphasis on development of methods and techniques to aid in research.

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Scripps Research Institute Scientists Find New Point of Attack on HIV for Vaccine Development

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A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) working with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has discovered a new vulnerable site on the HIV virus.

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Researchers Discover New Genetic Brain Disorder in Humans

A newly identified genetic disorder associated with degeneration of the central and peripheral nervous systems in humans, along with the genetic cause, is reported in the April 24, 2014 issue of Cell.

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Fruitfly Study Identifies Brain Circuit that Drives Daily Cycles of Rest, Activity

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Researchers describe a circuit in the brain of fruit flies that controls their daily, rhythmic behavior of rest and activity. They also found that the fly version of the human brain protein known as corticotrophin releasing factor is a major coordinating molecule in this circuit.

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Aging and Genes: Meet and Question Researchers Live on Newswise

Newswise is offering reporters a behind-the-scenes look at the state of the research and the impact it might have on global public health by interacting with two leading scientists in the field and an author who has investigated the research for over a decade. With all the elements of a great story, the search for healthful human longevity sheds light on discoveries that could fundamentally reshape human life.

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Dads Bond with Baby During “Magic Moment” of Ultrasound

Seeing their babies’ ultrasound images for the first time is a powerful moment for expectant fathers, and could hasten family bonding and provide an opportunity for promoting positive partnering and parenting, according to a new study.

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E-Cigarettes Not Safe for Teens - Pediatrician, E-Cig Expert

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Georgia State Researcher Gets $2.83 Million Grant To Develop Drugs for Prevention, Treatment of RSV Infection

Dr. Richard Plemper, a professor in the new Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $2.83 million federal grant to develop novel therapeutics against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection.

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Oxygen Diminishes the Heart’s Ability to Regenerate, Researchers Discover

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Scientific research at UT Southwestern Medical Center previously discovered that the newborn animal heart can heal itself completely, whereas the adult heart lacks this ability.

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