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New Research into an Old Antibiotic Could Lead to More Effective TB Drugs
New Research into an Old Antibiotic Could Lead to More Effective TB Drugs
News   Dec 06, 2017

Tuberculosis, and other life-threatening microbial diseases, could be more effectively tackled with future drugs, thanks to new research into an old antibiotic by the University of Warwick and The Francis Crick Institute.

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New Software Could Help Improve Cell-Authentication
New Software Could Help Improve Cell-Authentication
News   Dec 01, 2017

Researchers at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center have developed a method to quickly and accurately identify people and cell lines from their DNA.

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Public Resource of Cellular Effects of Drugs and Genes Boosts Drug Discovery and Offers Insights Into Protein Function
Public Resource of Cellular Effects of Drugs and Genes Boosts Drug Discovery and Offers Insights Into Protein Function
News   Dec 01, 2017

Researchers have taken the Connectivity Map — a widely used resource of tools and data — to new heights with a massively scaled-up version including more cell types, more perturbations, and more types of data, including proteomic and cellular imaging data. For this new platform, the researchers have also improved its accessibility for the scientific community, enabling studies of small molecule and gene function and informing clinical trials.

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Computer Analysis Completes Antibody Blueprint
Computer Analysis Completes Antibody Blueprint
News   Nov 30, 2017

Antibodies defend our bodies against intruders. In a paper published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München used computer analysis to complete the antibody blueprint and confirmed their findings in the laboratory.

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Integrative Prediction Model Uses “Omics”, Histopathology to Improve Cancer Prognosis
Integrative Prediction Model Uses “Omics”, Histopathology to Improve Cancer Prognosis
News   Nov 29, 2017

Scientists have shown that integrating histopathology, clinical history and omics data could allow clinicians to better formulate cancer treatment plans based on a patient’s predicted survival.

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Computer Model Sheds Light on Biological Events Preceding Sudden Cardiac Death
Computer Model Sheds Light on Biological Events Preceding Sudden Cardiac Death
News   Nov 29, 2017

A team led by Johns Hopkins researchers constructed a powerful new computer model that replicates the biological activity within the heart that precedes sudden cardiac death.

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Trisomy 21: Research Breaks New Ground
Trisomy 21: Research Breaks New Ground
News   Nov 28, 2017

Researchers at UNIGE and ETH Zurich have discovered that the symptoms of trisomy 21 are caused by the uncontrolled dysregulation of proteins in the cells.

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Genes Influencing Later Puberty Lead to Lower Bone Density
Genes Influencing Later Puberty Lead to Lower Bone Density
News   Nov 28, 2017

People whose genetic makeup triggers a later-than-average start to puberty found to have lower bone mineral density, especially in their lower spine.

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Biomillenia Leverages QIAGEN Bioinformatics in Microbiome-on-a-Chip Discovery of Unculturable Microbes
Biomillenia Leverages QIAGEN Bioinformatics in Microbiome-on-a-Chip Discovery of Unculturable Microbes
News   Nov 28, 2017

Microbiome-on-a-chip technology capable of culturing, screening and isolating bacteria in single step while demonstrating targeted benefits. QIAGEN’s Microbial Genomics Pro Suite enables analysis of microbial sequences and microbiomes.

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Research Collaboration Aims to Improve Breast Cancer Diagnosis Using AI
Research Collaboration Aims to Improve Breast Cancer Diagnosis Using AI
News   Nov 24, 2017

A new project to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) could improve breast screening could potentially lead to more accurate detection of cancers.

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