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23 min ago | Scientific Blogging

Repair The Muscles In Muscular Dystrophy, Not The Genetic Defect

The saying goes that we shouldn't let the perfect be the enemy of the good, so while there is no cure for muscular dystrophy, rather than solely focusing on the underlying genetic defect might not help people right now as directly targeting muscle repair. Muscular dystrophies are a group of muscle diseases characterized by skeletal muscle wasting and weakness.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

4 hrs ago | Fight Aging!

Boosted Microglial Function as an Alzheimer's Therapy

Within our lifetimes the causes of aging and frailty might be brought under medical control and halted. This goal depends on funding the right research, and we can all do our part: the 2014 matching fundraiser for SENS Research Foundation programs starts on October 1st.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Biology, Science

8 hrs ago | CiteULike

Chromosome length and perinuclear attachment constrain resolution of DNA intertwines

The Journal of Cell Biology , Vol. 206, No. 6. , pp. 719-733, doi:10.1083/jcb.201404039 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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13 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Nobel Laureate to Give Talk at UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Randy Schekman , one of the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, will give a presentation at the University of California, Riverside on Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA), UC Riverside, Biology, Science, UC Berkeley

18 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Marker found in one in six people could give higher risk of lung and other cancers

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered why a gene fault found in around one in six people gives a higher risk of 26 cancer types, according to research published today in Nature Cell Biology . The team, from the Cancer Research UK and Medical Research Council Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology at the University of Oxford, believe the error involving a gene called RASSF1A could trigger a wide range of cancers and cause resistance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, making the cancer harder to treat.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Oncology, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Genetics, Smoking

22 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Zebrafish Genes Linked to Human Respiratory Diseases

A*STAR scientists have discovered genes in this tropical freshwater fish which may be synonymous with the genes for developing hair-like structures in the human airway Human airway cells produce hundreds of motile cilia. Cilia are labelled in green, cell membranes in red, and nuclei in blue.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Science

'Artificial spleen' removes poisons from blood

Its victims include the actor Christopher Reeve, Pope John Paul II, and the British poet Rupert Brooke, who died after a mosquito bite on his lip became infected. Sepsis remains one of the leading killers in the United States and the world.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Harvard University

PhysOrg Weblog

Muscular dystrophy: Repair the muscles, not the genetic defect

A potential way to treat muscular dystrophy directly targets muscle repair instead of the underlying genetic defect that usually leads to the disease. Muscular dystrophies are a group of muscle diseases characterized by skeletal muscle wasting and weakness.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Hispanic Business

Sandia Biotech and STC.UNM Announce Option Agreement to License...

"We see our RFAP technology as a breakthrough in the antibody industry and are excited to be able to offer it as a more reliable and less expensive alternative to existing antibody technology. We are confident it will facilitate biological discovery, and understanding of complex diseases," says added: "This powerful technology platform is truly innovative because it can be used to create the next generation of diagnostic and therapeutic molecules for the research community--especially the cell molecular sciences and immunology.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Biotech, Biology, Science, Immunology

Science Daily

Smoke this! Public health impacts of e-cigarettes

Engineers have developed the world's first untethered soft robot -- and demonstrated that the quadruped, which can literally stand up and walk away from its designers, can walk through snow, Scientists today unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous-era predator reveal it adapted to life in the water Materials scientists have developed a method for creating new structural materials by taking advantage of the unusual properties that solids can have at the nanometer scale.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Stem Cell Research, Biology, Astronomy, Global Warming

Circulation

Developmental Heterogeneity of Cardiac Fibroblasts Does Not Predict...

From the Departments of Pathology and Developmental Biology, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA ; Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Broad Stem Cell Research Center, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine ; and Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Department of Medicine and Department of Biology , Stanford University, CA. Correspondence to Reza Ardehali, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Broad Stem Cell Research Center, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Stanford University, UC Los Angeles

Fight Aging!

Recent Work on SkQ1 and Vascular Inflammation

Within our lifetimes the causes of aging and frailty might be brought under medical control and halted. This goal depends on funding the right research, and we can all do our part: the 2014 matching fundraiser for SENS Research Foundation programs starts on October 1st.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

CiteULike

Accurate cell segmentation in microscopy images using membrane patterns

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Motivation: Identifying cells in an image is essential for quantitative single-cell biology via optical microscopy.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

BioMed Central

Essential role of the cancer stem/progenitor cell marker nucleostemin ...

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and The Cancer Research Laboratory, 591 LSA, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley 94720-3200, CA, USA BackgroundNucleostemin is a nucleolus residing GTPase that is considered to be an important cancer stem/progenitor cell marker protein due to its high expression levels in breast cancer stem cells and its role in tumor-initiation of human mammary tumor cells.

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Slashdot

Journal Published Flawed Stem Cell Papers Despite Serious Misgivings About Work

Another piece of the puzzle has now come to light. The Science news team received a copy of email correspondence between a Nature editor and Haruko Obokata, the lead author of the papers, which indicates the work initially received as rocky a reception there as at two other journals , Cell and Science , that had rejected the work previously.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research, Biology, Science

Science Daily

Scientists revert human stem cells to pristine state

Researchers have resolved a long-standing challenge in stem cell biology by successfully 'resetting' human pluripotent stem cells to a fully pristine state, at a point of their greatest developmental potential. Researchers at EMBL-EBI have resolved a long-standing challenge in stem cell biology by successfully 'resetting' human pluripotent stem cells to a fully pristine state, at point of their greatest developmental potential.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research, Biology, Science

EurekAlert!

Cells put off protein production during times of stress

Living cells are like miniature factories, responsible for the production of more than 25,000 different proteins with very specific 3-D shapes. And just as an overwhelmed assembly line can begin making mistakes, a stressed cell can end up producing misshapen proteins that are unfolded or misfolded.

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Related Topix: Duke University, Biology, Science

Science

Nature reviewers not persuaded by initial STAP stem cell papers

As two discredited, and now retracted, stem cell papers have produced an almost unimaginable fallout-a national hero accused of scientific fraud, the revamping of one of Japan's major research institutes, and the suicide of a respected cell biologist -researchers have privately and publicly asked how Nature could have published work that, in retrospect, seems so obviously flawed. Another piece of the puzzle has come to light.

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Oncogene

mTORC1/2 targeted by n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the...

Correspondence: Dr Y Dai, State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Medicine and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Xenotransplantation, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China E-mail: yifandai08@gmail.com ; Professor XC Bai, Department of Cell Biology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China. E-mail: baixc15@smu.edu.cn Although epidemiological and preclinical studies have shown the preventative effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on breast cancer, inconsistencies still remain in the data and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Biology, Science

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Nature Neuroscience

Postdoc

Description: A postdoctoral position is available to study the role of glial cells in ischemia stroke. The project is currently funded by an NIHR01 grant.

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