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GW researcher receives grant to answer the how and why of autism during development

7/25/2014
WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014)The link between autism and disrupted brain development is an essential part of the puzzle of the disease, and is largely unknown. However, thanks to funding from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), George Washington University (GW) researcher Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D. may be able to offer truly integrative and in-depth answers to these key... [Comments]

Clearing cells to prevent cervical cancer

7/25/2014
Boston, MA A study published online in the International Journal of Cancer earlier this month describes a novel approach to preventing cervical cancer based on findings showing successful reduction in the risk of cervical cancer after removal of a discrete population of cells in the cervix. The findings come from a study that looked at squamocolumnar junction cells, or SCJ cells. These... [Comments]

Yeast meeting to showcase latest breakthroughs in genetics and molecular biology

7/25/2014
SEATTLE, WA Nearly 600 scientists from 25 countries and 35 states will attend the 2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting organized by the Genetics Society of America (GSA) next week at the University of Washington in Seattle. The conference will feature close to 500 presentations (including 70 talks) of cutting-edge research results on topics including gene expression and regulation, functional genomics... [Comments]

University of Houston researcher publishes textbook on tissue engineering

7/25/2014
Ravi Birla, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston, has written a new textbook on tissue engineering and artificial organ development. "Introduction to Tissue Engineering: Applications and Challenges" offers a comprehensive guide to entering into the field of artificial organ development. Metin Akay, founding chair and professor of biomedical engineering a... [Comments]

What constitutes an effective response to the global 'diabesity' tsunami?

7/25/2014
Prediabetes and Diabetes increasingly consume the healthcare community and remain priority areas that require immediate attention. To address the worldwide crisis of obesity and diabetes, especially impacting low-and middle-income countries, global leaders in diabetes, epidemiology an... [Comments]What constitutes an effective response to the global 'diabesity' tsunami?

New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley

7/25/2014
New research at the University of Adelaide has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew. In Australia, annual barley production is second only to wheat with 7-8 million tonnes a year. Powdery mildew is one of the most important disease... [Comments]New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley

NRG1 isoforms could be an effective therapeutic candidate to promote peripheral nerve regeneration

7/25/2014
Neuregulin 1 (NRG1) is a pleiotropic factor characterized by the existence of numerous isoforms arising from alternative splicing of exons that confer to the protein deeply different characteristics. NRG1 plays an important role for both the myelination occurring during development and the different phases occurring after injury in the peripheral nerve: axon degeneration, axon regrowth, remyel... [Comments]

Assessment on self-care ability of children with spina bifda

7/25/2014
Spina bifda (SB) is a complex congenital central nervous system disease that is caused by the incomplete closing of the neural tubes during the embryonic phase. Many patients have varying degrees of spasticity, urinary and fecal incontinence and neurocognitive retardation. Such problems decrease the patients' functional independence and their quality of life. Researchers at Ankara Physical Med... [Comments]

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Biology Technology

Robert J. Harman, DVM, Founder and CEO of Vet-Stem, Inc. to Join New York Radio Host Lorry Young in Upcoming Episode of A “Paws” For Your Pet

7/25/2014
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 WABC Radio show out of New York City, A “Paws” For Your Pet with Lorry Young will be hosting California-based Vet-Stem, Inc.’s Founder and CEO, Robert J. Harman, DVM, to talk about stem cell therapy in pets. Dr. Harman first visited the show in November 2013 to discuss the benefits of stem cell therapy for pets suffering from osteoarthritis and other d... [Comments]

Pittcon 2015 Announces Call for Topics for Conferee Networking Sessions

7/25/2014
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 The Conferee Networking committee is pleased to announce its annual Call for Topics for Conferee Networking. These two-hour sessions provide a unique networking opportunity for attendees with similar interests to meet and resolve problems, discuss new techniques, or brainstorm new ideas in an informal setting. The deadline to submit a topic for consid... [Comments]

Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research

7/25/2014
Livermore, California (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Lawrence Livermore scientists Charles Westbrook and William Pitz have been named to Thomson Reuters list of " The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds ." Westbrook and Pitz are part of the 3,000 researchers who were identified by analyzing citation data over the last 11 years to recognize those who published the highest-impac... [Comments]

Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results

7/25/2014
TEL AVIV, Israel , July 25, 2014  Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD ) (Galmed), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a once-daily, oral therapy for the treatment of liver diseases and cholesterol gallstones, today announced financial results for the period ended June 30, 2014. First Half 2014 Financial S... [Comments]

Xybion Announces It Will Host International User Conference in Philadelphia

7/25/2014
BENSALEM, Pa. , July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Xybion Corporation, the leading provider of software, services and consulting for global corporations operating in highly regulated industries, announced today that the company will host its first annual Global User Group Conference, Xybion International Exchange, on October 21-23, 2014 in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Sher... [Comments]

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