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Vanderbilt study shows therapeutic bacteria prevent obesity in mice

7/22/2014
A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. "Of course it's hard to speculate from mouse to human," said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmaco... [Comments]

Enhanced NIST instrument enables high-speed chemical imaging of tissues

7/22/2014
A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on characteristic molecular vibration "signatures." The new NIST technique... [Comments]Enhanced NIST instrument enables high-speed chemical imaging of tissues

Technique simplifies the creation of high-tech crystals

7/22/2014
Highly purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision are key parts of high-powered lenses, specialized optics and, potentially, computers that manipulate light instead of electricity. But producing these crystals by current techniques, such as etching them with a precise beam o... [Comments]Technique simplifies the creation of high-tech crystals

Report on viruses looks beyond disease

7/22/2014
In contrast to their negative reputation as disease causing agents, some viruses can perform crucial biological and evolutionary functions that help to shape the world we live in today, according to a new report by the American Academy of Microbiology. "Viruses participate in essential Earth processes and influence all life forms on the planet, from contributing to biogeochemical cycles, sh... [Comments]

NUS scientists use low cost technique to improve properties and functions of nanomaterials

7/22/2014
The challenges faced by researchers in modifying properties of nanomaterials for application in devices may be addressed by a simple technique, thanks to recent innovative studies conducted by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Through the use of a simple, efficie... [Comments]NUS scientists use low cost technique to improve properties and functions of nanomaterials

Novel methods may help stem cells survive transplantation into damaged tissues

7/22/2014
New Rochelle, NY -- Stem cells offer much promise for treating damaged organs and tissues, but with current transplantation approaches stem cell survival is poor, limiting their effectiveness. New methods are being developed and tested to improve the survival and optimize their therapeutic func... [Comments]Novel methods may help stem cells survive transplantation into damaged tissues

Study compares cost-effectiveness of weight-loss programs and drugs

7/22/2014
DURHAM, N.C. In a cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial diet programs and pills, the Weight Watchers program and the drug Qsymia showed the best value for the money. The Jenny Craig regimen generated the greatest weight loss, but was also the most expensive option tested, according to researchers at Duke-National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate Medical School. The findings, pub... [Comments]

Trying to get kids to eat healthier? Don't tell them veggies are good for them

7/22/2014
At some point, most kids will hear that drinking milk helps make their bones strong or that fish is food for the brain. But do these messages foster the idea that if something is good for us, it must surely taste bad? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research , when children hear about the benefits of healthy food, they're less likely to eat it. "We predicted that when... [Comments]

Mount Sinai scientists and international team shed new light on schizophrenia

7/22/2014
NEW YORK, NY -- As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, conducted with 80,000 people. The findings, published online in Nature , point... [Comments]

BGI Tech launches human whole exome sequencing service on complete genomics' advanced platform

7/22/2014
Cambridge, MA and Shenzhen, China July 22, 2014 BGI Tech Solutions Co., LTD, (BGI Tech), a subsidiary of BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, announced today the global launch of a new human whole exome sequencing service based on Complete Genomics' industry-leading platform. This newly offered service includes in-depth bioinformatics analysis and SNP validation, and is available... [Comments]

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