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New drug reverses loss of brain connections in Alzheimer's

New drug reverses loss of brain connections in Alzheimer's | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The first experimental drug to boost brain synapses lost in Alzheimer's disease has been developed by researchers.
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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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Precision Medicine Shaping the Future of Cancer Research

Precision Medicine Shaping the Future of Cancer Research | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 years after the “war on cancer” was declared in the United States, precision medicine presages an era of increased understanding of the molecular basis of cancer and of the ability to design treatments tailored to a patient’s own genetic profile, a panel of experts said Tuesday at a briefing sponsored by Columbia University.
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Scientists Make Surprise Finding in Stroke Research

Scientists Make Surprise Finding in Stroke Research | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important new discovery about the brain’s immune system that could lead to potential new treatments for stroke and other related conditions.
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New drug target for multiple sclerosis discovered - Biotechnology Focus

New drug target for multiple sclerosis discovered - Biotechnology Focus | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
CAMH research team identifies a new biological target for multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy
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Researchers Map 'Switches' That Shaped the Evolution of the Human Brain

Researchers Map 'Switches' That Shaped the Evolution of the Human Brain | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Thousands of genetic “dimmer” switches, regions of DNA known as regulatory elements, were turned up high during human evolution in the developing cerebral cortex, according to new research.
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Anticipating Resistance | The Scientist Magazine®

Anticipating Resistance | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Using computational algorithms and experimental evolution, researchers are predicting antimicrobial-resistance patterns to improve drug design. 
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Pushing the Limits | The Scientist Magazine®

Pushing the Limits | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A guide to the newest techniques for examining epigenetics in single cells
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Viral Virtuosos | The Scientist Magazine®

Viral Virtuosos | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
New understanding of noncoding RNAs may solve a long-standing puzzle about how viruses orchestrate lifelong infections.
 
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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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Opinion: Making Cancer Vaccines Work | The Scientist Magazine®

Opinion: Making Cancer Vaccines Work | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Armed with the right adjuvant system, vaccines are poised to tackle one of the world’s most intractable diseases. 
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Gene Discovery Provides Clue to How TB May Evade the Immune System

Gene Discovery Provides Clue to How TB May Evade the Immune System | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The largest genetic study of tuberculosis (TB) susceptibility to date has led to a potentially important new insight into how the pathogen manages to evade the immune system.
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Scientists Discover How to Change Human Leukemia Cells Into Harmless Immune Cells

Scientists Discover How to Change Human Leukemia Cells Into Harmless Immune Cells | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
After a chance observation in the lab, researchers found a method that can force dangerous leukemia cells in the lab to mature into harmless immune cells called macrophages.
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DNA Safeguard May Be Key in Cancer Treatment

Researchers have developed a new technique to understand the actions of key proteins required for cancer cells to proliferate.
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Nourishing the Aging Brain | The Scientist Magazine®

Nourishing the Aging Brain | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.
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Screening Tool Could Speed Ovarian Cancer Drug Development

Screening Tool Could Speed Ovarian Cancer Drug Development | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
University of Chicago Medicine researchers have built a model system that uses multiple cell types from patients to rapidly test compounds that could block the early steps in ovarian cancer metastasis. Their three-dimensional cell-culture system, adapted for high-throughput screening, has enabled them to identify small molecules that can inhibit adhesion and invasion, preventing ovarian cancers from spreading to nearby tissues.
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Thanks for the Memories | The Scientist Magazine®

Thanks for the Memories | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
B and T cells may be the memory masters of the immune system, but research reveals that other cells can be primed by pathogens, too.
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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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