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Implantable Electronics Will Detect Transplant Rejections

Implantable Electronics Will Detect Transplant Rejections | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
New technology under development is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body.
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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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MRSA Genome Predicts Toxicity

MRSA Genome Predicts Toxicity | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The spread of the antibiotic-resistant pathogen MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) remains a concerning public health problem, especially among doctors trying to determine appropriate treatment options for infected patients. Bacterial pathogens, such as MRSA, cause disease in part due to toxicity, or the bacterium's ability to damage a host's tissue.
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New Discovery Gives Hope that Nerves Could be Repaired after Spinal Cord Injury

New Discovery Gives Hope that Nerves Could be Repaired after Spinal Cord Injury | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma.
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First Peanut Genome Sequenced

First Peanut Genome Sequenced | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The International Peanut Genome Initiative—a group of multinational crop geneticists who have been working in tandem for the last several years—has successfully sequenced the peanut's genome.
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How MOOC Video Production Affects Student Engagement

How MOOC Video Production Affects Student Engagement | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
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Post-heart Attack Biological Events Provide Cardioprotection

Post-heart Attack Biological Events Provide Cardioprotection | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Heart attack and stroke are among the most serious threats to health.
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Should you get Vaccinated? - YouTube

Should you get vaccinated? Find out how vaccines work to protect the population and what can happen when celebrities get in the way of Science. Subscribe to ...
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On the Street: University of Victoria secures patent to help target tumours

On the Street: University of Victoria secures patent to help target tumours | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A U.S. patent has been granted for a new process developed at the University of Victoria that will help oncologists better identify and target cancerous tumours. It involves synthesizing lanthanide. . .
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Breaking News: Interactive Genetic History Map Revealed

Breaking News: Interactive Genetic History Map Revealed | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
An interactive map, produced by researchers from Oxford University and University College London (UCL), details the histories of genetic mixing between each of
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More Talking to Babies Helps Their Brains

More Talking to Babies Helps Their Brains | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills — but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
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Researchers Find Brain’s ‘Sweet Spot’ for Love in Neurological Patient

Researchers Find Brain’s ‘Sweet Spot’ for Love in Neurological Patient | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A region deep inside the brain controls how quickly people make decisions about love, according to new research at the University of Chicago. The finding, made in an examination of a 48-year-old man who suffered a stroke, provides the first causal clinical evidence that an area of the brain called the anterior insula “plays an instrumental role in love,” said UChicago neuroscientist Stephanie Cacioppo, lead author of the study.
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Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience: Internet quack Joe Mercola is worried. Dr. Oz to the rescue!

Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience: Internet quack Joe Mercola is worried. Dr. Oz to the rescue! | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
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Quicker, Cheaper Method Sees Staph in Body

Quicker, Cheaper Method Sees Staph in Body | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers have created a noninvasive chemical probe that detects a common species of staph bacteria in the body. The probe ingeniously takes advantage of staph’s propensity to slash and tear at DNA, activating a beacon of sorts that lets doctors know where the bacteria are wreaking havoc.
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Overcoming Resistance | The Scientist Magazine®

Overcoming Resistance | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
In the face of bacterial threats that can evade modern medicines, researchers are trying every trick in the book to develop new, effective antibiotics.
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Adult cancer drugs show promise against an aggressive childhood brain tumor

Adult cancer drugs show promise against an aggressive childhood brain tumor | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The quest to improve survival of children with a high-risk brain tumor has investigators to two drugs already used to treat adults with breast, pancreatic, lung and other cancers. Researchers demonstrated that the drugs pemetrexed and gemcitabine killed cells from mouse and human brain tumors, called group 3 medulloblastoma, growing in the laboratory. Medulloblastoma is diagnosed in about 400 children annually in the U.S., making it the most common pediatric brain tumor.
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Protein in Nerves Determines Which Brain Connections Stay, Which Go

Protein in Nerves Determines Which Brain Connections Stay, Which Go | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A newborn baby, for all its cooing cuddliness, is a data acquisition machine, absorbing information to finish honing the job of brain wiring that started before birth. This is true nowhere more so than the eyes, which start life peering at a blurry world and within months can make out a crisp, three-dimensional image of a mobile dangling overhead.
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Exploiting bacteriophages for human health

Exploiting bacteriophages for human health | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
This short review is worth reading because it takes a thoughtful and holistic approach to the idea of phage therapy.
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Via Alan Cann's excellent MicrobiologyBytes site

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Canada Launches Official Vaccination Smart Phone App

Canada Launches Official Vaccination Smart Phone App | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health at the Canadian Public Health Association, yesterday launched a new vaccination app for iPhone and Android: ImmunizeCA

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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, March 25, 7:11 AM

We need us one of those here in SA!

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Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience: A DNA Sequencing Breakthrough for Pregnant Women

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How a Vaccine Works | MIT Video

How a Vaccine Works | MIT Video | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what exactly a vaccine does to prevent you from getting sick? Watch this video to find out how it works.
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Breaking News: Could Metabolism Play a Role in Epilepsy?

Breaking News: Could Metabolism Play a Role in Epilepsy? | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers exploring a possible link between metabolic defects and seizures have determined that diet could influence susceptibility to seizures, and they have identified a common diabetes drug that could be a useful treatment.
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Scientists confirm gene mutation linked to lupus - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Scientists confirm gene mutation linked to lupus - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Japanese researchers have confirmed for the first time an association in mice between a genetic mutation and the intractable autoimmune disease lupus erythematosus.
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Two New Weapons in the Battle Against Bacteria

Two New Weapons in the Battle Against Bacteria | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Proteases are vital proteins that serve for order within cells. They break apart other proteins, ensuring that these are properly synthesized and decomposed. Proteases are also responsible for the pathogenic effects of many kinds of bacteria.
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H5N1: Dengue deaths soar in Malaysia

H5N1: Dengue deaths soar in Malaysia | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
I've been trying to learn more about the H7N9 case in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The local papers have nothing, but I did run across an AFP dengue story in the New Sabah Times. Excerpt: Deaths from dengue fever have nearly...
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Weekdays Determine Weight Gain, Loss

Weekdays Determine Weight Gain, Loss | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
There are sleep cycles and there are also weight loss cycles. Almost everyone loses weight on weekdays and gains weight on weekends.
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Caltech | Worry on the Brain

Caltech | Worry on the Brain | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 18 percent of American adults suffer from anxiety disorders, characterized as excessive worry or tension that often leads to other physical symptoms. Previous studies of anxiety in the brain have focused on the amygdala, an area known to pla...
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