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Nanogel Secretes Insulin on Demand

Nanogel Secretes Insulin on Demand | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Injectable nanoparticles developed at MIT may someday eliminate the need for patients with Type 1 diabetes to constantly monitor their blood-sugar levels and inject themselves with insulin.
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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.

 

This topic will provide general info on a variety health and science related subjects, mirroring the interests of the CBR members.

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Brain Stimulation May Hold Key to Anxiety Treatment

Brain Stimulation May Hold Key to Anxiety Treatment | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that that brain stimulation may help retrain unhelpful cognitive habits associated with anxiety and depression.
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Cadherin Connection | The Scientist Magazine®

Cadherin Connection | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A multitasking plasma membrane protein coordinates cell division and energy metabolism in healthy—and perhaps also cancerous—Drosophila cells.
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White Consulting, LLC | Five Transferable Skills All Ph.D. Holders Have That Others Don’t…

White Consulting, LLC | Five Transferable Skills All Ph.D. Holders Have That Others Don’t… | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Recently, I spoke at a careers seminar at a local university about non-academic careers for Ph.D. scientists. Talk turned to transferable skills and a look
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Visualization of protein sequence features using JavaScript and SVG with pViz.js

Visualization of protein sequence features using JavaScript and SVG with pViz.js | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
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Royal Jubilee lab takes big step forward with new microbiology technology - Saanich News

Royal Jubilee lab takes big step forward with new microbiology technology - Saanich News | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it

The accuracy of the new robotic system is now 100 per cent for every single specimen

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Taking More Than One Vaccine at a Time Doesn't Hurt!

Taking More Than One Vaccine at a Time Doesn't Hurt! | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The specific antigens given in vaccines represent only a small portion of the daily stimuli the immune system has to deal with.

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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, November 21, 10:13 AM

ANYONE who has done some immunology could tell you that - but there are distressingly few of us...B-(

Erik Carter's comment, November 21, 10:52 AM
However, while it's not dangerous to give multiple vaccines at once, it can prove detrimental to the development of a good immune response. I used to work in a viral immunology lab that looked at heterologous immunity as well as simultaneous infections. If you're interested, look into Liisa Selin's research as UMass Medical School. It's very interesting, and a lot of fun to do.
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Controlling Genes with Thoughts

Controlling Genes with Thoughts | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed the first gene network to be operated via brainwaves. Depending on the user’s thoughts, it can produce various amounts of a desired molecule.
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Scientists uncover small set of genes critical in aging and neurodegenerative disease

Scientists uncover small set of genes critical in aging and neurodegenerative disease | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Aging is the most significant and universal risk factor for developing neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. This risk increases disproportionately with age, but no one really knows why.
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Getting to the Heart of the Heart

Getting to the Heart of the Heart | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
For years, a multidisciplinary research team has tracked an elusive creature, a complex of proteins thought to be at fault in some cases of sudden cardiac death. Now, they have finally captured images of the complex.
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Custom Cardiology: A Virtual Heart for Every Patient - IEEE Spectrum

Custom Cardiology: A Virtual Heart for Every Patient - IEEE Spectrum | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Personalized computer models will let cardiologists test life-saving interventions
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Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's? - US News

Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's? - US News | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice
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Lung Cancer Can be Spotted Before CT Detection

Lung Cancer Can be Spotted Before CT Detection | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A team of showed that it is possible to detect, in patients at risk of developing lung cancer, early signs of disease several months, and in some cases several years, before the cancer becomes detectable by CT scanning.
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Studying the Structural Causes and Consequences of Whiplash

Studying the Structural Causes and Consequences of Whiplash | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Northwestern Medicine scientists have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the biological reasons that a quarter of all people with whiplash injury from motor vehicle collisions fail to fully recover.
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Tackling One of The Biggest Questions in Dementia Research

Tackling One of The Biggest Questions in Dementia Research | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers in Southampton are tackling one of the biggest questions in dementia research; why might current approaches in Alzheimer’s trials be failing? The new study is published in the Journal of Pathology and funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Medical Research Council.
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Immune cells boost cancer survival from months to years

Immune cells boost cancer survival from months to years | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Firms embrace costly immunotherapy to fight intractable leukaemias and lymphomas.
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Vaccine alternatives offered by homeopaths 'irresponsible’

Vaccine alternatives offered by homeopaths 'irresponsible’ | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A hidden camera investigation by CBC Marketplace reveals that some homeopathic practitioners offer parents inaccurate advice about vaccine risks and unproven alternatives that are not approved by Health Canada as alternatives to vaccines.
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They are taking people's money and giving dangerous (wrong) information.

They should be shut down.

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PyBamView: a browser-based application for viewing short read alignments

PyBamView: a browser-based application for viewing short read alignments | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
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101 questions with a bioinformatician #18: Richard Emes

101 questions with a bioinformatician #18: Richard Emes | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Richard Emes is an Associate Professor and Reader in Bioinformatics at The
University of Nottingham. He is also the Director of the University's
Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC).
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Have Homeopaths Reached Peak Stupid?

Have Homeopaths Reached Peak Stupid? | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Remove hot drinks and sharp objects from your immediate vicinity. Across the world, homeopaths today are trying to 'heal the oceans'. To do so, British homeopath, Grace DaSilva-Hill, has been writi...
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Enhanced Enhancers | The Scientist Magazine®

Enhanced Enhancers | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The recent discovery of super-enhancers may offer new drug targets for a range of diseases.
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Ebola and Marburg are Millions of Years Old, Not Thousands

Ebola and Marburg are Millions of Years Old, Not Thousands | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Ebola and Marburg are 16 to 23 million years old, not thousands of years old as once thought, according to a new study. The research also indicates that while Ebola and Marburg diverged from each other millions of years ago.
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Rhythmic Rewiring | The Scientist Magazine®

Rhythmic Rewiring | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Circadian neurons in fruit flies form synapses with different, noncircadian brain regions depending on the time of day.
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Why do veins look blue?

Why do veins look blue? | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Blood is red, but thanks to physics, chemistry and industrial relations, veins can look blue, explains Dr Karl.
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Shaping up: Researchers reconstruct early stages of embryo development | University of Cambridge

Shaping up: Researchers reconstruct early stages of embryo development | University of Cambridge | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
All organisms develop from embryos: a cell divides generating many cells. In the early stages of this process, all cells look alike and tend to aggregate into a featureless structure, more often than not a ball. Then, the cells begin to ‘specialise’ into different types of cell and space out asymmetrically, forming an axis which begins to provide a structure for the embryo to develop along.
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Essential Collection: Ebola - Virology - Elsevier

Essential Collection: Ebola - Virology - Elsevier | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
There is intense interest in Ebola virus due to the current crisis in West Africa. This Essential Collection gathers together 10 recent articles...
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