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Bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level

10/22/2014
CHICAGO --- A nano-sized discovery by Northwestern Medicine® scientists helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness. Scientists used a new super-resolution imaging method -- the same method recognized with the 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry -- to peer deep into brain tissue from mice with bipolar-like b... [Comments]

Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium Selects Project Proposed by Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine to Optimize Human Performance Monitoring Techniques

10/22/2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. , Oct. 20, 2014 The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), an industry-academia partnership with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), has chosen a project proposed by the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson , to receive research funding.  The AzCIM project... [Comments]

Half the World's Population Will Have Chip-Based National Electronic Identity (eID) Cards by 2018

10/22/2014
DENVER , Oct. 20, 2014  Leading identity analyst firm Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts that in five years time half of the world's population will have a chip-based National eID card, including near-complete regional coverage in Europe . Asia , with its vast population, is expected to dominate the market accounting for more than 60% of all National eID... [Comments]

Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

10/22/2014
BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 21, 2014 Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier of biometrics software and services, today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Revenue for the third quarter of 2014 was $6.0 million, an increase of 40% compared to $4.3 million in the same quarter last year. Operating income in the third quarter of 2014 was $... [Comments]

Improved electricity access has little impact on climate change

10/19/2014
Improving household electricity access in India over the last 30 years contributed only marginally to the nation's total carbon emissions growth during that time, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change . "Energy access is fundamental to development: it brings improvements to all aspects of life, including education, communication, and health," says IIASA res... [Comments]

Researchers find why depression and aging linked to increased disease risk

10/18/2014
Berlin, 19th October 2014 Psychological stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders are associated with increased risk for aging-related diseases, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this relation are unknown. Understanding these mechanisms may contribute to the development of targeted preventive strategies and new or improved treatments for these devastating diseases. This work is pr... [Comments]

Whole-exome sequencing shows potential as diagnostic tool

10/18/2014
Among a group of 2,000 patients referred for evaluation of suspected genetic conditions, whole-exome sequencing provided a potential molecular diagnosis for 25 percent, including detection of a number of rare genetic events and new mutations contributing to disease, according to a study appearing in JAMA . The study is being released to coincide with the American Society of Human Genetics ann... [Comments]

Study examines type of exome sequencing and molecular diagnostic yield

10/18/2014
In a sample of patients with undiagnosed, suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing method was associated with a higher molecular diagnostic yield than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study appearing in JAMA . The study is being released to coincide with the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. Exome sequencing, which sequences... [Comments]

Ebola special issue includes clinician primer

10/17/2014
Rockville, MD – Accurate knowledge regarding Ebola is critical and pertinent for practicing physicians and clinicians given the current risk of hazardous global outbreak and epidemic. The Journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness has launched a special issue, Ebola Virus and Public Health, to surround the public, medical professionals and media with necessary knowledge... [Comments]

Sperm wars

10/17/2014
This news release is available in German . Why do male animals need millions of sperms every day in order to reproduce? And why are there two sexes anyway? These and related questions are the topic of the latest issue of the research journal Molecular Human Reproduction published t... [Comments]Sperm wars

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