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49 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Scientists hoping to restore salmon in Ellensburg

The settlers who founded Ellensburg in the 1870s were likely drawn by the plentiful water in creeks crisscrossing the valley, but as the city expanded, it grew right over those streams.


Related Topix: Ellensburg, WA, Central Washington University, Science

4 hrs ago | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cancer researchers identify irreversible inhibitor for KRAS gene mutation

DALLAS July 28, 2014 UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have found a molecule that selectively and irreversibly interferes with the activity of a mutated cancer gene common in 30 percent of tumors.


Related Topix: Science, Biochemistry

8 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

Six New Genetic Risk Factors for Parkinson's Found

Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including six that had not been previously reported.


Related Topix: Genetics, Science

11 hrs ago | Science Daily

Mutations from Venus, mutations from Mars: Genetics, Men and fertility problems

Researchers explain why genetic fertility problems can persist in a population. Some 15% of adults suffer from fertility problems, many of these due to genetic factors.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

13 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Bruker Announces Acquisition of High-Speed, 3D Super-Resolution...

Bruker today announced that it has acquired Vutara Incorporated, a technology leader in high-speed, three-dimensional , super-resolution fluorescence microscopy for life science applications.


Related Topix: Medicine, Fourier Systems, Medical Equipment, D2 Technologies, Healthcare Industry, Bruker Daltonics, Science

15 hrs ago | Water Online

Veolia Receives Us Epa Approval Of TECTAa Automated Microbiology System

System combines proven microbiological indicators with state-of-the-art instrumentation to automate E. coli and total coliform bacteria testing.


Related Topix: Microbiology, Science, E. Coli, Health, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Friendships are more than skin deep

Friends often look alike. The tendency of people to forge friendships with people of a similar appearance has been noted since the time of Plato.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Yale University, Science


Small RNAs break out: the molecular cell biology of mobile small RNAs

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Related Topix: Science, Cell Biology

Medical News

Antifungal drug resistance evoked through RNAi-dependent epimutations

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Duke University, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Health

Holtville Tribune

Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism

Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found.


Related Topix: Genetics, Science


Re-wiring the brain with light to overcome disorders

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Related Topix: Journalism, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Drugs, Genetics, Medicine, Science

Medical News Today

Childhood stress tied to change in gene expression related to emotion regulation, physical health

Children who have been abused or neglected early in life are at risk for developing both emotional and physical health problems.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, University of Wisconsin Madison, Family, Parenting, Health

Sat Jul 26, 2014

News Observer

Summer of sequencing genomes

The second, accepted but not yet published by Theoretical and Applied Genetics, was done with several of the professional scientists mentoring the P2EP interns.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Winston-Salem, NC, Biotech, Science / Technology, Bioinformatics

The Raw Story

Why cold-blooded animals don't need to wrap up to keep warm

Animals have evolved to occupy almost all corners of the Earth. To survive, no matter the weather outside, they all need temperature-sensitive bodily reactions to work.


Related Topix: Science, University of Rochester, Cell Biology


internships provide Bay Area students with work experience, opportunity to discover passions

This summer high school students from around the Bay Area are interning at labs and departments across Stanford.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Immunology, Science

Brandon Sun

Lack of genetic diversity threat to livestock

Anyone who has lived on or near a farmyard with chickens is well-aware of the rooster's ability to trumpet the arrival of morning long before the sun peeks over the horizon.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Famine, Natural Disasters

New York Daily News

Dim lighting may weaken breast-cancer drug's effects

Exposure to dim lighting at night might reduce the effects of tamoxifen, a popular breast cancer drug, because it suppresses melatonin production, a new study has found.


Related Topix: Melatonin, Supplement, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Science, Tulane University

Iowa college lets other researchers use technology

Those are some of the high-caliber, high-dollar tools that Honts, an associate professor of cell and molecular biology at Drake University, has access to this summer during a unique program hosted by the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine.


Related Topix: Science, Drake University, University of Iowa, Loras College, Computers

Fields of genetics

Genetics is the study of how traits are inherited from one generation to the next.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Science Daily

Nanoparticle 'alarm clock' tested to awaken immune systems put to sleep by cancer

Researchers are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Science, Immunology, Weird