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The long anticipated structure of an ion channel reveals how excited neurons settle down

Within the brain, some neurons fire off hundreds of signals per second, and after ramping up for such a barrage, they need to relax and reset. A particular type of ion channel helps bring them ...

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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New TSRI metabolomic platform reveals fundamental flaw in common lab technology

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that a technology used in thousands of laboratories, called gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS), fundamentally ...

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Brazil halts use of Silimed silicone breast implants, follows Europe

Brazil's health regulator Anvisa said on Friday it had suspended the production, sale and use of products made by Brazilian breast-implant maker Silimed after an inspection found the company ...

9 hours ago from FOXNews

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Tiny particles propel themselves upstream to stop severe internal bleeding

Though materials have been developed that clot blood in order to slow bleeding, when the bleeding is internal things get a little more complicated. The flow of blood makes it difficult ...

14 hours ago from Gizmag

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Team probes physical forces involved in creating the mitotic spindle

Many millions of times per day, football-shaped structures called mitotic spindles form within the body's cells as they prepare to divide. The process is routine but mysterious, as the micro-mechanics ...

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Researchers design 'biological flashlight' using light-producing ability of shrimp

Using the natural light-producing ability of deep-sea shrimp, a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and a team of scientists developed a new imaging tool to help cancer researchers ...

Fri 2 Oct 15 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers discover mechanism for fixing defective mucins

Proper lubrication is crucial to keep not only machines but also humans functioning smoothly. The mucus membranes in our mouths, eyes, stomachs and genital area help keep friction to a minimum ...

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New DNA stain lights up living cells

EPFL scientists have developed a new DNA stain that can be used to image living cells.

Thu 1 Oct 15 from

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Phoenix effect—resurrected proteins double their natural activity

Proteins play a large role in sustaining life functions. These molecules ensure that vital reactions, such as DNA replication or metabolism catalysis, are carried out within cells. Protein denaturation ...

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Investors are indifferent to the technology needs of health-care systems

Health technologies are not governed by the real needs and challenges of healthcare systems, reveals a new University of Montreal study. "Such concerns are absent from public innovation policies ...

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