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48 min ago | LiveScience

4 Conditions Probiotics Have Been Proven to Treat

The trillions of bacteria and yeast found in the intestinal tract are one of the hottest topics in medicine.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Science, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Health

4 hrs ago | Shape

The Dirtiest Thing You Touch Every Day

If you've used an elevator recently, you may want to go wash your hands-stat. A new study published in the journal Open Medicine shows that elevator buttons in hospitals have more bacteria than surfaces in public bathrooms in hospitals.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

9 hrs ago | Hometown News

Students learn marine biology at summer camp

When you're a marine biologist living in Vero Beach, your work is all around you and middle school students got a taste of what a career in the field would be like last week during a summer camp presented by the Vero Beach Marine Laboratory.

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Related Topix: Marine Biology, Science, Education Etc., Florida Institute of Technology, Aquaculture, Melbourne, FL, Fellsmere, FL

12 hrs ago | AlertNet

High Ebola recovery rate in north Guinea town puzzles experts

Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Africa, World News, Genetics, Science

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Science Daily

Patient-specific stem cells and personalized gene therapy

Researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a leading cause of vision loss.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Genetics, Medicine, Columbia University, Cell Biology, Science

Medical News

Researchers examine impact of birth on development of immune system in newborn

A number of studies suggest that children delivered by Caesarean section have a different intestinal flora than children delivered by natural birth.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Science, Health

The Globe and Mail

Can a wine be light, low-cal and tasty? I've got good news

Check the fine print on a label of The Doctors' Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand and you'll notice something unusual.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

What you eat may affect your body's internal biological clock

Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behavior and biology.

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Related Topix: Science, Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Diabetes, Health

Science Daily

First snapshots of water splitting in photosynthesis

Scientists have taken the first snapshots of photosynthesis in action as it splits water into protons, electrons and oxygen, the process that maintains Earth's oxygen atmosphere.

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Related Topix: Arizona State University, Chemistry, Science, Biochemistry

Science Daily

New plant species from the heart of Texas

After collectors found specimens of a prickly plant in 1974 and 1990, it was wrongly identified as three different species.

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Related Topix: Texas, Plant Biology, Science, Valentine, TX, University of Utah, Alpine, TX

Science Daily

Immune system component found that resists sepsis in mice

Mice lacking a specific component of the immune system are completely resistant to sepsis, a potentially fatal complication of infection, molecular microbiologists report.

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Related Topix: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Health, Immunology, Science, University of Southern California

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Hispanic Business

New Findings in Applied microbiology and biotechnology Described from ...

However, the depth-related change of AOA and AOB in sediment ecosystem is still not clear."

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

Bacteria found in bladders of healthy women differ from those in women with incontinence

Bacteria found in the bladders of healthy women differ from bacteria in women with a common form of incontinence, according to researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science, Immunology

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Giant corals rapidly dissolving off Kauai

Underwater photographer and marine biologist Terry Lilley has been shooting video and taking photographs of dead and dying coral off Kauai's north shore, including Hanalei Bay.

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Related Topix: Marine Biology, Science

Examiner.com

Master regulatory gene for sexes discovered

No defined cellular pathway has ever been found for the development of the cells that define male and female in any form of life no matter how simple until now.

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Related Topix: Plant Biology, Science

Science Daily

Fungus in yogurt outbreak poses threat to consumers

The fungus responsible for an outbreak of contaminated Greek yogurt last year is not harmless after all but a strain with the ability to cause disease, according to research.

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Related Topix: Food Science, Microbiology, Science

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Like All Animals, We Need Stress. Just Not Too Much

Ask somebody about stress, and you're likely to hear an outpouring about all the bad things that cause it - and the bad things that result.

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Related Topix: Science, The Rockefeller University, Johns Hopkins University

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Science Daily

Variations in key gene predict cancer patients' risk for radiation-induced toxicity

Key genetic variants may affect how cancer patients respond to radiation treatments, according to a study.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Mount Sinai, NY, Prostate Cancer, Health, Oncology

Sun Journal

Editorial: Fanning the fears on genetics issues

Genetic engineering is such a polarizing topic that it is hard to have an even-handed debate of the issue.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, University of Florida, Agriculture, Gainesville, FL, Opinion

Times Recorder

OUZ's Al-Saghir shares expertise in cell biology and botany

He was invited by the Journal of Cell Science and Report to join its editorial board and he was solicited by the Harvard University to have his work included in its botanist database.

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Related Topix: Plant Biology, Science, Cell Biology, Ohio University, Zanesville, OH, Harvard University, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

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