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Nanoparticle Enables Cheap and Easy Test for Blood Clots - IEEE Spectrum

Nanoparticle Enables Cheap and Easy Test for Blood Clots - IEEE Spectrum | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
MIT researcher will launch company around simple urine test for detecting blood clots
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'Tearless' Onions Could Help Fight Heart Disease

'Tearless' Onions Could Help Fight Heart Disease | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Onions now come in a tearless version that scientists are now reporting could pack extra health benefits like their close relative, garlic, which is renowned for protecting against heart disease.
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New Genetic Error Found in Lung Cancers

New Genetic Error Found in Lung Cancers | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A fine-grained scan of DNA in lung cancer cells has revealed a gene fusion– a fo
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Researchers Develop Peptoid Nanosheets that Mimic Natural Antibodies

Researchers Develop Peptoid Nanosheets that Mimic Natural Antibodies | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from the Berkeley Lab have developed peptoid nanosheets that mimic the way natural antibodies recognize viruses and toxins.

Taking inspiration from the human immune system, researchers at the U.S.
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Method Can Kill Drug-resistant Cancer Cells

Method Can Kill Drug-resistant Cancer Cells | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Cisplatin is a chemotherapy drug given to more than half of all cancer patients. The drug kills cells very effectively, but tumors can become resistant to the drug and grow back. A new study offers a possible way to overcome that resistance.
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Infection Inception: DNA in virus in virus in amoeba in eye

Infection Inception: DNA in virus in virus in amoeba in eye | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, a 17-year-old French woman arrived at her ophthalmologist with pain and redness in her left eye. She had been using tap water to dilute the cleaning solution for her contact lenses, and even though they were meant to be replaced every month, she would wear them for three. As a result, the fluid in her contact lens case had become contaminated with three species of bacteria, an amoeba calledAcanthamoeba polyphaga that can caused inflamed eyes.

The mystery of the woman’s inflamed eyes was solved, but Bernard La Scolaand Christelle Desnues looked inside the amoeba, they found more surprises.

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Baby Brains Learn Through Imitation

Baby Brains Learn Through Imitation | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery for adults, but for babies it’s their foremost tool for learning.
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Breaking News: New Theory of Cancer Development

Breaking News: New Theory of Cancer Development | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers have devised a new way to understand patterns of aneuploidy in tumors and proposed that aneuploidy is a driver of cancer, rather than a result of it.
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Lab-made Cholesterol Can Help Treat Heart Disease

Lab-made Cholesterol Can Help Treat Heart Disease | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A new type of “good cholesterol,” made in the lab, could one day deliver drugs to where they are needed in the body to treat disease or be used in medical imaging, according
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Breaking News: Genetic Mutations Cause Obesity

Breaking News: Genetic Mutations Cause Obesity | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Video of KSR2 mutations are associated with obesity, insulin resistance and impaired cellular fuel oxidation
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Study Reveals How Flu Virus Wipes Out Immune System

Study Reveals How Flu Virus Wipes Out Immune System | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered that the influenza virus is able to infect its host by first killing off the cells of the immune system that are actually best equipped to neutralize the virus.
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Ovarian Cancer Screening Prompts Optimism for First Time

Ovarian Cancer Screening Prompts Optimism for First Time | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Changes in CA125 blood levels—not one-shot tests—may be the key to one of oncology’s most elusive goals: identifying ovarian cancer at a treatable stage, says a recent Cancer study.
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Stomach Cells Naturally Revert to Stem Cells

Stomach Cells Naturally Revert to Stem Cells | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
New research has shown that the stomach naturally produces more stem cells than previously realized, likely for repair of injuries from infections, digestive fluids and the foods we eat.
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Scientists Solve Major Biological Complexity Mystery

Scientists Solve Major Biological Complexity Mystery | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
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Effects of Chronic Stress Can be Traced to Your Genes

Effects of Chronic Stress Can be Traced to Your Genes | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
New research shows that chronic stress changes gene activity in immune cells before they reach the bloodstream.
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Why is There No Cure for the Common Cold?

Why is There No Cure for the Common Cold? | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Video of human rhinovirus C15 model suggests novel topography; receptor preference & immunogenicity
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Breaking News: Incurable Brain Cancer Gene Silenced

Breaking News: Incurable Brain Cancer Gene Silenced | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the brain cancer that killed Sen.
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New HPV vaccine promises to prevent 85% of invasive cervical cancer : OBGYN News

New HPV vaccine promises to prevent 85% of invasive cervical cancer : OBGYN News | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
An investigational 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine could prevent up to 85% of invasive cervical cancer, according to a spokesman for Merck, the company developing the product.
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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:42 AM

They added types 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58 - interesting!

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Monster Mash: Protein Folding Gone Wrong

Monster Mash: Protein Folding Gone Wrong | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Imagine a 1950s horror movie monster— a creeping, gelatinous, gluey tangle of gunk that strangles everything around it. That’s what amyloid plaques are like when they form in body tissues.
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Method Creates Liver, Pancreas Stem Cells

Method Creates Liver, Pancreas Stem Cells | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a new method for creating stem cells for the human liver and pancreas. This method could enable both cell types to be grown in sufficient quantities for clinical use.
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Setting the Record Straight: Debunking All the Flu Vaccine Myths

Setting the Record Straight: Debunking All the Flu Vaccine Myths | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
It’s that time again — that time when dozens of spurious articles pop up all over the web touting all the dangers of the flu vaccine.
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Video Gaming Can Benefit the Brain

Video Gaming Can Benefit the Brain | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Video gaming causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills, according to a new study.
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Virus Confirms Ancient Human Migration Patterns

Virus Confirms Ancient Human Migration Patterns | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
A study of the full genetic code of a common human virus offers a dramatic confir
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New Biological Clock Found in Genomes

New Biological Clock Found in Genomes | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Everyone grows older, but scientists don't really understand why. Now, a new study has uncovered a biological clock embedded in our genomes that may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process.
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Sleep Cleans Out Gunk in Brain

Sleep Cleans Out Gunk in Brain | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
When we sleep, our brains get rid of gunk that builds up while we're awake, suggests a study that may provide new clues to treat Alzheimer's disease and other disorders.
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