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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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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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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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Cold coddles colds | Science News

Cold coddles colds | Science News | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Antiviral responses aren’t as effective against common cold viruses in cooler temperatures.

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Connecting Cellular Aging to Human Aging

A study has linked aging at the cellular level to overall human aging through a molecular interaction involving two proteins and chromosome ends called telomeres.
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Saanich woman with mitochondrial disease 'sews' good deeds - Saanich News

Saanich woman with mitochondrial disease 'sews' good deeds - Saanich News | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
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UVic notables - Professor Dr. Choy and his honours thesis biology student Kelly Turner

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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

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Possible Treatment Found for Infections Caused by Enterovirus

Possible Treatment Found for Infections Caused by Enterovirus | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
New research findings point toward a class of compounds that could be effective in combating infections caused by enterovirus D68, which has stricken children with serious respiratory infections and might be associated with polio-like symptoms in the United States and elsewhere.
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Current issue - University of Victoria

Current issue - University of Victoria | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
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Volunteers needed for UVic research project

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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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