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Dipstick Technology Enables Rapid Diagnosis Anywhere
Dipstick Technology Enables Rapid Diagnosis Anywhere
News   Nov 22, 2017

A new Australian study has reported a revolutionary dipstick technology that allows DNA and RNA to be extracted from living organisms in as little as 30 seconds.

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Synaptotagmin 7 Ensures Efficiency of Inhibitory Signal Transmission
Synaptotagmin 7 Ensures Efficiency of Inhibitory Signal Transmission
News   Nov 21, 2017

Researchers at IST Austria define function of an enigmatic synaptic protein, synaptotagmin 7.

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Blockchain & AI for Biomedical Applications
Blockchain & AI for Biomedical Applications
News   Nov 21, 2017

Biogerontology Research Foundation Chief Science Officer (CSO) co-authored the landmark paper in the journal Oncotarget on the convergence of blockchain and AI to decentralize and galvanize healthcare and biomedical research.

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Autoimmune Drug Design Inspired by Viral Tricks
Autoimmune Drug Design Inspired by Viral Tricks
News   Nov 21, 2017

“Viruses find ways of turning off immune responses so they can avoid being recognized and attacked,” explains John Šedý, Ph.D., research assistant professor at SBP and lead author of the study. “We looked at the proteins that herpes viruses use to turn down the immune system to figure out how to make a new drug to treat autoimmune disorders.”

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Study: Non-fearful social withdrawal linked positively to creativity
Study: Non-fearful social withdrawal linked positively to creativity
News   Nov 21, 2017

Newly published research by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that not all forms of social withdrawal are detrimental.

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Elpis BioMed Closes Funding Round to Commercialise Novel Technology Platform for Generating Human Cell Types
Elpis BioMed Closes Funding Round to Commercialise Novel Technology Platform for Generating Human Cell Types
News   Nov 21, 2017

New Cambridge spin-out company commercialises disruptive technology that enables rapid generation of pure and consistent batches of human cell types. Geographically diversified, top-tier investor team includes key industry leaders to support early company development.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Ebola
Unlocking the Secrets of Ebola
News   Nov 21, 2017

Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease.

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Disposable Optical Test Substrate for Detecting Harmful Microbes
Disposable Optical Test Substrate for Detecting Harmful Microbes
News   Nov 21, 2017

Harmful microbes and toxic micromolecules in food and drinking water can cause serious health problems around the world. A researcher has developed a disposable optical test substrate for use in microbial detection. The aim is to enable cost-effective detection of harmful microbes and toxins.

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Can a Common Ingredient in Laundry Detergent Help Advance Diabetes Research?
Can a Common Ingredient in Laundry Detergent Help Advance Diabetes Research?
News   Nov 21, 2017

Two oxygen-producing compounds – including one that boosts performance in some laundry detergents – might one day play a key role in helping scientists successfully build a bioartificial pancreas in the lab to cure type 1 diabetes.

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Source of a Potent Greenhouse Gas Identified
Source of a Potent Greenhouse Gas Identified
News   Nov 21, 2017

A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive—and, as a result, today’s global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere.

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