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Genomics: Rapidly Identifying Specific Strains of Illness

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Photo: Genomics [12/07/2013] Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and George Washington University (GWU) have developed a method to rapidly identify pathogenic species and strains causing illnesses, such as pneumonia.Genomics: Rapidly Identifying Specific Strains of Illness - Read more

Malaria: New Approach Does Not Work Everywhere

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Photo: Blood test [01/07/2013] Researchers at the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) conclude that a new approach to test for Malaria is unreliable and that the costs outweigh the benefits in areas where the disease is highly endemic.Malaria: New Approach Does Not Work Everywhere - Read more

Breast Cancer: Device Aims to Prevent Repeated Surgery

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Photo: The Device [27/06/2013] To reduce the need for subsequent surgeries after removal of a breast tumor, Johns Hopkins graduate students have designed a device to allow pathologists to quickly inspect excised breast tissue within 20 minutes. Breast Cancer: Device Aims to Prevent Repeated Surgery - Read more

Microarray: New Technique Increased Growth of Microbes

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Photo: Microbes [25/06/2013] A new palm-sized microarray that holds 1,200 individual cultures of fungi or bacteria could enable faster, more efficient drug discovery, according to a study.Microarray: New Technique Increased Growth of Microbes - Read more

Matrix: Cells Control Neuronal Connections

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Photo: Neuron in the net [07/05/2013] Environment moulds behaviour - and not just that of people in society, but also at the microscopic level. This is because, for their function, neurons are dependent on the cell environment, the so-termed extracellular matrix. Matrix: Cells Control Neuronal Connections - Read more

Molecular Forces: Key to Proper Cell Division

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Photo: Chromokinesin [22/01/2013] Studies led by cell biologist Thomas Maresca at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are revealing new details about a molecular surveillance system that helps detect and correct errors in cell division that can lead to cell death or human diseases.Molecular Forces: Key to Proper Cell Division - Read more

Neuroscience: Ultrasound Can Stimulate Different Sensations

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Photo: Ultrasound [07/12/2012] A century after the world’s first ultrasonic detection device, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have provided the first neurophysiological evidence for something that researchers have long suspected: ultrasound applied to the periphery, such as the fingertips, can stimulate different sensory pathways leading to the brain.Neuroscience: Ultrasound Can Stimulate Different Sensations - Read more

Seeing: New Technique for Stem Cell Therapy

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Photo: Disc of biodegradable material [06/12/2012] Researchers from the University of Sheffield show a new method for producing membranes to help in the grafting of stem cells onto the eye, mimicking structural features of the eye itself. Seeing: New Technique for Stem Cell Therapy - Read more

Brain: How Social Isolation Disrupts Myelin Production

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Photo: Isolated man [15/11/2012] Animals that are socially isolated for prolonged periods make less myelin in the region of the brain responsible for complex emotional and cognitive behavior, researchers at the University at Buffalo say.Brain: How Social Isolation Disrupts Myelin Production - Read more

A First for Qatar at World’s Largest Medical Conference and Exhibition

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[01/11/2012] Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), along with three partners, is to participate in the world’s largest medical conference, exhibition and trade fair - MEDICA 2012 – the first time a Gulf country has taken a pavilion at the event.A First for Qatar at World’s Largest Medical Conference and Exhibition - Read more