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1 hr ago | Freshnews

Dr. Bruce Stillman, CSHL President, wins 2014 Herbert Tabor Research Award

Dr. Bruce Stillman, President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory , is the 2014 winner of the Herbert Tabor Research Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology .

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Related Topix: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Biology, Science, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Columbia University

3 hrs ago | Scientific American

Virtual Doctor Visits Gaining Steam in "Geneticist Deserts"

In Alaska patients are more likely to find an astronaut than a geneticist. William Oefelein, who piloted the space shuttle Discovery, retired there, but the state of more than 700,000 people does not have a single medical geneticist to call its own.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Medical Genetics, Genetics, Biology, Science

7 hrs ago | CiteULike

Unraveling the brain regulation of appetite: lessons from genetics.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

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A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

In a classroom across from the coal mine exhibit at the Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, students are huddled around tables, studying petri dishes of bacteria.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Medicine

Medical Daily

Pain Tolerance Has A Genetic Basis; Study Suggests New Avenues For Drug Treatment

As many as 100 million Americans and 1.5 billion people around the world suffer from chronic pain.

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Related Topix: Medicine

News Observer

A mysteriously sick child, a tale of modern medicine and a new disease

But the team of Duke researchers – whose methods involved painstaking, one-by-one examination of perhaps thousands of mutations in the genes of the individual patients – needed something more in the unique case of tiny Bertrand Might: a father who is unusually skilled with social media.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah

WLBT-TV Jackson

New guidelines issued for cholesterol drugs

Millions of Americans take one or a combination of these drugs called "statins" to get their cholesterol down to a specific goal.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes

Daily Camera

CU system resets health care with $63M personalized medicine division

Lung-cancer patient Ellen Smith, accompanied by Dr. Dara Aisner, reacts upon seeing a dissected portion of her tumor at the Colorado Molecular Correlates Laboratory at the Anschutz Medical Campus earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Lung Cancer, Nursing, Aurora, CO

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Star Online

Diet and DNA: The mysterious link between genes and eating habits

Have you ever asked yourself, why am I not losing any weight despite exercising so hard? The answer might actually lie in your genes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food, Sports Medicine

TheAlternativePress.com

Rashid Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

EDISON, N.J. The prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was recently awarded to Rutgers junior Alina Rashid a 2011 graduate from J. P. Stevens High School.

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Related Topix: Edison, NJ, Rutgers University, Medicine

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Breeding peanuts the West Texas way - Research team develops hardier peanuts

That premise of the Peanut Genome Initiative has determined good news for the future of those legumes, say its researchers.

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Related Topix: West, TX, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Medicine

WTKA-AM Ann Arbor

Woman With Engineered Vagina Says She Has 'Normal Life'

A woman who took part in a ground-breaking study in which scientists were able to use her cells to engineer lab-grown vaginas is speaking about the procedure that changed her life.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC

ABC News

Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Entomology, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Healthcare Law, Law

RedOrbit

Genetic Study Tackles Slow Plant Domestication...

Image Caption: The changes that took place as this plant was domesticated were so dramatic that its ancestry became a mystery for many decades.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Agriculture

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Scientists and Headlining Entertainers Unite to Find a Cure for Scleroderma

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

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Durham VA Medical Center among NASA Cargo Launching to Space Station

The experiment, APEX-02-2, investigates how cells adapt to the space environment using the model eukaryotic organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Medicine

Examiner.com

Low-carb ketogenic diet can manage cancer because cancer is a metabolic disease

For years, cancer was considered a genetic disorder, but emerging evidence suggests that cancer is a metabolic disease that can be prevented and managed with the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dieting, Medicine, Pharmacology, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

Norwalk Citizen News

Woman's quest could help cure rare disorder

When Mary Kaye Richter 's son was diagnosed, she could only find a few paragraphs about hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which inhibits the growth of teeth, hair and sweat glands.

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Related Topix: Mascoutah, IL, Medicine, Dentistry, Dentures, Health

Science Daily

Refining language for chromosomes

A new classification system that may standardize how structural chromosomal rearrangements are described has been proposed by a team of researchers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Genetics, Biology, Science

The Toronto Star

Neanderthal genetic landscape reveals key differences with humans

When scientists first sequenced the genome of a Neanderthal, our extinct, heavy-browed human cousin, we learned a surprising amount about our own species too: many modern humans carry Neanderthal genes, proving we interbred with them long ago.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science

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