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24 min ago | AllAfrica.com

Guinea: Remarkable Ebola Recovery Rate in Northern Town Puzzles Experts

Three quarters of those suffering from the deadly Ebola virus in a small town in northern Guinea have recovered, an unusually high proportion that is puzzling scientists and aid workers.

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

4 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Genetic research shows promise against cardiovascular disease

Genetic research has led to all kinds of advances in treating cancer. And now it's showing great promise in beating the biggest killer in America -- cardiovascular disease.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Cancer, Health, Biology, Science

8 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers unveil novel treatment for a form of childhood blindness

Dr. Robert Koenekoop is examining a child's eyes and vision at the McGill Ocular Genetics Laboratory at The Montreal ChildrenA's Hospital of the MUHC.

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

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Andrew Katsis: Not all chimps are chumps

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes shows a growing nation of genetically evolved apes - a concept that research supports.

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Related Topix: Georgia State University, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Opinion

PhysOrg Weblog

Study finds cause of eosinophilic esophagitis-mysterious food...

New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that causes eosinophilic esophagitis , opening up potential new therapeutic strategies for an enigmatic and hard-to-treat food allergy.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

New Scientist

Reaping the whirlwind of Nazi eugenics

In the 1960s, eugenics was reinvented as behaviour genetics, but soon went back off the rails.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, UC Los Angeles, Berkeley, CA, Science / Technology

CiteULike

Agrobacterium tumefaciens recognizes its host environment using ChvE...

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Vol. 110, No. 2. , pp. 678-683, doi:10.1073/pnas.1215033110 Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a broad host range plant pathogen that combinatorially recognizes diverse host molecules including phenolics, low pH, and aldose monosaccharides to activate its pathogenic pathways.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Fox News

Is pre-implantation genetic screening right for you?

When Alexis Sturgeon's brother was 15 years old, he started having flu-like symptoms, vomiting, and problems thinking clearly.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

CiteULike

A universal scaling law determines time reversibility and steady...

Theoretical Population Biology , Vol. 82, No. 1. , pp. 66-76, doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2012.03.007 Monomorphic loci evolve through a series of substitutions on a fitness landscape.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Holtville Tribune

NIH funds next step of cutting-edge research into Alzheimer's disease genome

Teams of scientists will use support from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease, analyzing how genome sequences - the order of chemical letters in a cell's DNA - may contribute to increased risk or protect against the disease.

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Related Topix: Case Western Reserve University, University of Pennsylvania, Biology, Science, University of Miami, University of Washington, Texas

Slashdot

Chimpanzee Intelligence Largely Determined By Genetics

As reported by National Geographic, intelligence in chimpanzees appears to be strongly heritable , according to research led by William Hopkins, a primatologist at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia, who examined both genetic and environmental factors for a group of related chimpanzees with varying measured ... (more)

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

CiteULike

Molecular genetic studies of DMT1 on 12q in French-Canadian restless...

American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics , Vol.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Restless Leg Syndrome, Health

CiteULike

Family-based and population-based association studies validate PTPRD...

We previously mapped a genetic locus for restless legs syndrome to chromosome 9p22-24 and a later genome-wide association study implicated the PTPRD gene at the RLS3 locus as a susceptibility gene for RLS.

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Related Topix: Restless Leg Syndrome, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

VDARE

Genes, Politics, And The New York Times

Do Genes Influence Political Beliefs? Rare defense of behavioral genetics in NYT - The blank slate may be cracking.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

If you're a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Georgia State University

Bellingham Herald

In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

If you're a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Georgia State University

The Warwick Advertiser

Middletown Medical's Reich earns national speaker status

Middletown Medical has announced Dr. Jennifer Reich has been recognized as a pioneer in the area of Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing by Myriad Genetics, which is considered the leading international Cancer Genetics Laboratory.

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Related Topix: Middletown, NY, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Internal Medicine, Chester, NY

Psychology Today

The Perfect 46: A Science Fiction Film About Our Near Future

Sitting down to watch the science fiction film The Perfect 46 , I had the strange sensation of walking through a hall of mirrors.

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

Stanford

Genome testing for children: What parents should consider

In the recent issue of Stanford Medicine News , Louanne Hudgins , MD, chief of medical genetics and director of perinatal genetics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford , weighs in on the issue: "I strongly advise parents against whole-genome testing for their children unless performed in the context of a medical evaluation following ... (more)

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

UPI

Like humans, chimps' intelligence at least half dependent on genetics

Now, a new study suggests that -- like humans -- a chimpanzee's parents and their genes are at least half responsible for determining its smarts.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Georgia State University

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