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3D bio-printing will access $3 billion market as Organovo CEO discusses latest results

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Organovo CEO Keith Murphy came to the Q2 (FY 2017) analyst and investor call knowing that he would be on the receiving end of some potentially hostile questions. During October shares in the 3D bio-printing company lost almost one third of their value after the company embarked on a new round of equity financing.

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VIB-KU Leuven scientists discover neuron-producing stem cells in the membranes covering the brain

VIB-KU Leuven scientists discover neuron-producing stem cells in the membranes covering the brain | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it

http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/abstract/S1934-5909(16)30395-2

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In a cross-domain study directed by professor Peter Carmeliet (VIB – KU Leuven), researchers discovered unexpected cells in the protective membranes that enclose the brain, the so called meninges. These ‘neural progenitors’ – or stem cells that differentiate into different kinds of neurons – are produced during embryonic development.

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Bioprinting Is One Step Closer to Making a Human Kidney

Bioprinting Is One Step Closer to Making a Human Kidney | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
Bioprinting has been all over the news in the past several years with headline-worthy breakthroughs like printed human skin, synthetic bones, and even a fully functional mouse thyroid... read more
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Scientists at Harvard’s Jennifer Lewis Lab recently took the first step towards creating an artificial kidney that could one day replace biological donor kidneys. Using 3D printing, Lewis and her colleagues were able to re-create the tubule component of the kidney’s nephrons and give it a vascular network for blood flow.

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A major Alzheimer's drug just failed a key trial

A major Alzheimer's drug just failed a key trial | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
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A key drug to treat Alzheimer's disease failed a late-stage clinical trial, Eli Lilly and Company said Wednesday.

The drug, solanezumab, wasn't able to slow down cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer's compared with those who took a placebo.

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Antibiotic activity of Escherichia coli against Multiresistant Staphylococcus aureus

Antibiotic activity of Escherichia coli against Multiresistant Staphylococcus aureus | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
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Compounds secreted by some Escherichia coli bacteria are able to inhibit the growth of multiresistant Staphylococcus Aureus. If the stake of this discovery is great, purifying these substances is for the moment a real challenge.

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HPV vaccine 'better than we ever could have imagined'

HPV vaccine 'better than we ever could have imagined' | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
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The University of New Mexico study provides strong evidence for the effectiveness of vaccines that target the human papilloma virus, or HPV, that causes most cervical cancers, the study’s lead author said.

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Brain implants allow paralysed monkeys to walk

Brain implants allow paralysed monkeys to walk | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
Swiss researchers travel to China to conduct pioneering experiment.
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For more than a decade, neuroscientist Grégoire Courtine has been flying every few months from his lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne to another lab in Beijing, China, where he conducts research on monkeys with the aim of treating spinal-cord injuries.
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UCI News - UCI, other researchers shed light on process of programmed mitochondrial cell death

UCI News - UCI, other researchers shed light on process of programmed mitochondrial cell death | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
Use of graphene sensor also reveals 2 electrochemical gradients in energy production
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Employing a novel sensor made of graphene – a one-atom-thin layer of carbon – University of California, Irvine researchers have gained new insight into the process of programmed cell death in mitochondria, possibly opening the door to new ways of forcing cancer cells to self-destruct. They also hit a scientific jackpot of sorts by finding that an accepted paradigm of how cells create energy is only half-right.

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Could migraines be caused by the bacteria in our mouths?

Could migraines be caused by the bacteria in our mouths? | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
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Migraines have proven notoriously difficult to understand. New research points the finger at oral bacteria. Could the culprit have finally been found?

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Jennifer Lopez set to produce NBC bio-terror drama C.R.I.S.P.R.

Jennifer Lopez set to produce NBC bio-terror drama C.R.I.S.P.R. | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
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She’s still Jenny from the block, but now Jennifer Lopez is also the executive producer of a new drama called C.R.I.S.P.R., The Hollywood Reporter writes. Each episode of the new J Lo–produced show, slated to air on NBC, will investigate a criminal bio-attack based on the CRISPR gene-editing technique, from a genetic assassination attempt on the president to the framing of an unborn child for murder.

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A vitamin could help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A vitamin could help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/8/361/361ra139

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Researchers are working on a new strategy to combat one of the most severe forms of muscular dystrophy. Rather than acting on the defective gene, they are using large doses of a vitamin.

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Clinical News Roundup Biotrial Opens Research Facility In The US

Clinical News Roundup Biotrial Opens Research Facility In The US | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
Clinical news roundup for the week of October 3, 2016 with information on Biotrial facility in the U.S., clinical trials in Australia
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In January, one man died and four others were seriously injured when a clinical trial went awry in France. Now, the company that ran the study hasopened a research facility in Newark, N.J.

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Diabetes advance: Cells produce insulin upon artemisinin treatment

Diabetes advance: Cells produce insulin upon artemisinin treatment | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
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FDA-approved artemisinins, which have been used for decades to treat malaria, transform glucagon-producing alpha cells in the pancreas into insulin producing cells, researchers report.

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Hospital Will Open First Dedicated 3D Bioprinting Facility

Hospital Will Open First Dedicated 3D Bioprinting Facility | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
The new facility will build tissues like bones and cartilage for surgery patients as a first step toward printers in every operating room.
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An Australian hospital is becoming the first to receive a dedicated 3D tissue-printing facility. The new facility will be used to print new cartilage and bone for patients, and is the first step to on-demand organ printing in the hospital of the future.

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Oral arguments for who owns CRISPR-Cas9 start next month

Oral arguments for who owns CRISPR-Cas9 start next month | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
The date has been set for oral arguments to begin over who owns the patent rights to the gene-editing wonder CRISPR-Cas9. Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and her..
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Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna and her colleague from the Max Planck Institute Emmanuelle Charpentier head to court on December 6th to face off against MIT’s Feng Zhang and present their argument before three US Patent and Trademark Office judges on why they, not Zhang, deserve the to own the patent that potentially holds the key to eradicating all inherited diseases.

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New atlas depicts first two months of human development in 3-D

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A team of researchers at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands has created an updated interactive 3-D atlas that depicts the various stages of human development from conception to two months. In their paper published in the journal Science, the researchers outline the reasons for medical texts being outdated, how they got around the problem, the features of the new atlas and what it might mean for future medical research efforts.

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Joining forces: Genetic Engineering meets 3D Printing

Joining forces: Genetic Engineering meets 3D Printing | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
Circulate - the go-to location for circular economy related news and insight.
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Biology is the unparalleled master of additive manufacturing. Observing the formation of biomaterials, like wood or bone, allows biologists and material scientists to see what would be physically possible if we employed complex, multi-component feedstocks and non-equilibrium processes in our own additive manufacturing. Furthermore, while biomimicry of such hierarchical materials would undoubtedly increase the complexity and sophistication of our products, that is only part of the benefit.

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What happens when you tickle a rat? | Science News

Nerve cells in a rat’s somatosensory cortex respond to a tickling hand, action that may offer clues to how the brain creates joy, a new study proposes.
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Tickle a rat and it will jump for joy, gleefully squeak and beg for more. In addition to describing these delightful reactions to a tickling hand, a new study identifies nerve cells in the brain that help turn rats into squirmy puddles of giggles.

The results, published November 11 in Science, offer insight into how the brain creates glee, an understudied emotion. “People really underrate the positive things — fun, happiness, joy,” says study coauthor Shimpei Ishiyama of Humboldt University of Berlin.

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Automatic chemical design using a data-driven continuous representation of molecules

Automatic chemical design using a data-driven continuous representation of molecules | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
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The scientists report a method to convert discrete representations of molecules to and from a multidimensional continuous representation. This generative model allows efficient search and optimization through open-ended spaces of chemical compounds.

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Berlin Science Week 2016: What To See, Who To Follow

Berlin Science Week 2016: What To See, Who To Follow | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
Berlin Science Week 2016 is a seven-day event including 32 international science presentations, debates and other events. Here's what to expect.
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Cancer rise shows need for screening, experts say

Cancer rise shows need for screening, experts say | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
Breast cancer is on the rise.
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The National Cancer Institute recently reported that by the year 2030, the number of American women diagnosed with breast cancer will increase by 50 percent.
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Social transfer of pain in mice

Social transfer of pain in mice | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
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The present study examined the social communication of pain and demonstrates that “bystander” mice housed and tested in the same room as mice subjected to inflammatory pain or withdrawal from morphine or alcohol develop corresponding hyperalgesia. Olfactory cues mediate the transfer of hyperalgesia to the bystander mice, which can be measured using mechanical, thermal, and chemical tests. These experiments reveal the multifaceted relationship between the social environment and pain behavior and support the use of mice as a model system for investigating these factors. In addition, these experiments highlight the need for proper consideration of how experimental animals are housed and tested.

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Research team develops portable iPhone-powered lab that can detect cancer with 99% accuracy

Research team develops portable iPhone-powered lab that can detect cancer with 99% accuracy | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it
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It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for iPhone and Apple Watch in the health industry, but it’s not the only company looking for ways to integrate smartphones in the medical field. Recently, a research team from Washington State University, under the leadership of assistant professor Lei Li, developed a portable laboratory that’s powered by a smartphone and capable of detecting cancer nearly instantly…

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The hepatitis C observed for the first time under a microscope

The hepatitis C observed for the first time under a microscope | Bioscience News - GEG Tech top picks | Scoop.it

 http://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2016/10/11/gutjnl-2016-311726

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For the first time, the hepatitis C could be observed microscopically by a team of French researchers.

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