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CBR: cbr.uvic.ca

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The CBR is a multidisciplinary unit with an emphasis on genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology. The centre was created to promote interdisciplinary basic and translational biomedical research. Our members span several UVic departments, the UVic Division of Medical Sciences, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the BC Cancer Agency.

 

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Ancient Israeli Skull May Document Migration from Africa

Ancient Israeli Skull May Document Migration from Africa | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The skull dates from around 55,000 years ago, fitting into the period when scientists had thought the migrants inhabited the area.
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Improving on Pancreatitis Treatment

Improving on Pancreatitis Treatment | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
For people with pancreatitis, a noncancerous inflammation of the tiny ducts in the 6-inch organ, the discomfort can be devastating.
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Brain Cells Behind Overeating | The Scientist Magazine®

Brain Cells Behind Overeating | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Scientists have defined neurons responsible for excessive food consumption at an unprecedented level of detail. 
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A Universal Flu Vaccine May Be On the Horizon

A Universal Flu Vaccine May Be On the Horizon | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Choosing the viral targets for the seasonal flu vaccine is a gamble. Sometimes, like this year, the flu wins
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“Sugar-Coated” Pill Helps The Medicine Go Down

“Sugar-Coated” Pill Helps The Medicine Go Down | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Cambridge scientists have discovered a solution for controlling one of the world’s biggest environmental and ecological pests – the zebra mussel.
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Possible treatments identified for highly contagious stomach virus | Science News SciGuru.org

Possible treatments identified for highly contagious stomach virus | Science News SciGuru.org | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Antibiotics aren’t supposed to be effective against viruses. But new evidence in mice suggests antibiotics may help fight norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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Environment, not genes, plays starring role in human immune variation, study finds

Environment, not genes, plays starring role in human immune variation, study finds | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Improving gene-sequencing technologies have focused immunologists’ attention on the role of genes in diseases. But it appears the environment is an even greater factor in the human immune response.
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Study identifies part of brain key to controlling attention

Study identifies part of brain key to controlling attention | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
For the first time, researchers have convincingly identified an ensemble of neurons in the brain that is crucial to focusing attention and ignoring distractions.
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New Clues Why Older Women Are More Susceptible to Breast Cancer

New Clues Why Older Women Are More Susceptible to Breast Cancer | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The idea that breast cancer becomes more prevalent with age is fairly well established, but the reasons why are still uncertain. Now, scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have new insights into why older women are more susceptible to breast cancer.
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Understanding the Neuroscience Behind Somatosensation | Science News SciGuru.org

Understanding the Neuroscience Behind Somatosensation | Science News SciGuru.org | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Our sense of touch is one we often take for granted, until our leg falls asleep and we aren't able to stand, or when we experience acute pain. The sense of touch also has been taken for granted in neuroscience, where it's the sense scientists know the least about. An international group of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon University's Alison Barth, is changing that. For the first time researchers have linked a group of neurons to a specific type of somatosensation, a finding that can open the door for a heightened understanding about our sense of touch.
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A Movable Defense | The Scientist Magazine®

A Movable Defense | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
In the evolutionary arms race between pathogens and hosts, genetic elements known as transposons are regularly recruited as assault weapons for cellular defense.
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Cell mechanism discovered that may cause pancreatic cancer

Cell mechanism discovered that may cause pancreatic cancer | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that defects in how cells are squeezed out of overcrowded tissue to die, a process called extrusion, may be a mechanism by which pancreatic cancer begins. From these findings, they may have identified an effective way to reverse the defective extrusion's effects without destroying normal tissues nearby.
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Women Less Welcome Than Men in Fields Demanding Brilliance

Women Less Welcome Than Men in Fields Demanding Brilliance | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Women are less welcome than men in fields—including philosophy, physics, math, and music composition—where brilliance is viewed as more important than effort, says a co-ed Princeton University/University of Illinois group in a recent Science.
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Crystal Structure, Murky Function | The Scientist Magazine®

Crystal Structure, Murky Function | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Scientists have determined the crystal structures of bacterial translocator proteins, but their functions remain unclear.
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Zombie Bacteria in Tuberculosis

Zombie Bacteria in Tuberculosis | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Tuberculosis affects over 12 million people globally, and is usually treated with a course of four drugs over several months.
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Why All-Nighters Don't Work

Why All-Nighters Don't Work | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived, and studies have shown that sleep is critical in converting short-term into long-term memory, a process known as memory consolidation.
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Human Proteome Mapped Again | The Scientist Magazine®

Human Proteome Mapped Again | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers complete another interactive protein atlas, boosting the number of publicly available maps of human protein expression levels.
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Research findings may lead to new treatment for hypothyroidism

Research findings may lead to new treatment for hypothyroidism | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
An international research team led by physician-scientists at Rush University Medical Center have gained new insights into hypothyroidism - a condition affecting about 10 million people in the U.S. - that may lead to new treatment protocols for the disease, particularly among the approximately 15 percent of patients for whom standard treatments are less effective.
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First Contracting Human Muscle Grown in Lab

First Contracting Human Muscle Grown in Lab | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The lab-grown tissue should soon allow researchers to test new drugs and study diseases in functioning human muscle outside of the human body.
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The Best Offense Against Bacteria is a Good Defense

A small protein active in the human immune response can disable bacterial toxins by exploiting a property that makes the toxins effective.
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From a Pile of Dirt, Hope for a Powerful New Antibiotic

From a Pile of Dirt, Hope for a Powerful New Antibiotic | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers reported that a new drug, extracted from a soil sample, easily cured infections in mice, with no side effects.
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Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions

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Why we get colds in cold weather

Why we get colds in cold weather | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers find a new clue: the body's defense system doesn't seem to work as well in cooler temperatures
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Vaccines Work. Here Are the Facts.

Vaccines Work. Here Are the Facts. - The Nib - Medium
The risks, the misinformation, and the science behind history’s greatest life saver

Via Hannah Davis
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