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The Dog Genes That Make Man's Best Friend
The Dog Genes That Make Man's Best Friend
News   Jun 28, 2018

A comparison of dog and wolf DNA reveals interesting genetics behind domestication. The new study is a step toward a deeper understanding of evolution for dogs and humans alike.

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New Practical Guidelines Aid in Identifying Infectious Disease
New Practical Guidelines Aid in Identifying Infectious Disease
News   Jun 28, 2018

To test or not to test? Navigating the changing landscape of tests for infectious diseases made easier with new guide

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How Can You Make a Banana Better?
How Can You Make a Banana Better?
News   Jun 28, 2018

Scientists report that cold temperatures, like cold storage for transport, suppress the activity of proteins that play a key role in the formation of the banana’s distinct aromas. This discovery could lead to enhancements of the fruit’s fragrance and flavor.

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Massive Diagnostic Testing Facility Opens at The University of Michigan
Massive Diagnostic Testing Facility Opens at The University of Michigan
News   Jun 28, 2018

Diagnostics facility opens at the University of Michigan to provide advanced clinical and anatomic pathology testing

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Human Cardiac Tissue 3D-Bioprinted by Biotech Company
Human Cardiac Tissue 3D-Bioprinted by Biotech Company
News   Jun 28, 2018

Bioprinted 3D cardiac patch created by a biotech company in Houston, BIOLIFE4D

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A New Target for Anti-aging Interventions?
A New Target for Anti-aging Interventions?
News   Jun 27, 2018

New research demonstrates that the Na/K-ATPase oxidant amplification loop (NAKL) is intimately involved in the aging process and may serve as a target for anti-aging interventions.

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Baboon Gut Bacteria Show Antibiotic Resistance
Baboon Gut Bacteria Show Antibiotic Resistance
News   Jun 27, 2018

Antibiotic resistance is an ancient feature of gut microbial communities and sharing habitat with humans has had an important impact on the structure and function of gut microbiota of non-human primates, according to a study involving wild and captive baboons. The study, published in the journal mSystems, is one of the first to provide a glimpse of the pre-antibiotic resistome of primates.

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High-Powered Microscopy Coming to a Scientist Near You
High-Powered Microscopy Coming to a Scientist Near You
News   Jun 27, 2018

New collaborative project in Wisconsin makes breathtaking light sheet imagery more accessible

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A Fox Code for the Face
A Fox Code for the Face
News   Jun 27, 2018

In the developing face, how do stem cells know whether to become cartilage, bones or teeth? To begin to answer this question, scientists from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Gage Crump tested the role of a key family of genes, called “Forkhead-domain transcription factors,” or Fox.

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What's in the Wolf?
What's in the Wolf?
News   Jun 27, 2018

Conservation efforts have brought the Mexican wolf back from near extinction. However, the selective breeding of a small population has raised concerns that the wolf may have crossbred with domestic dogs whilst its population was dwindling. New genomic technologies have provided an answer.

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