Genetic Mutation May Hold Answers for Parkinson's Disease

Genetic Mutation May Hold Answers for Parkinson’s Disease

November 21, 2014 New research from the University of Texas at Austin may help unlock the secrets of parkinsonism disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease. Assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., led a team that studied a mutation in the SLC30A10 gene, which may play a critical role in causing or facilitating 

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Optimism May be Newest Tool to Fight Diabetes

Optimism May be Newest Tool to Fight Diabetes

November 20, 2014 November is American Diabetes Month. The American Diabetes Association points to ADM as an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease, which affects 30 million Americans with 86 million more Americans at risk. The ADA explained on its website that it’s working to put focus on this common disease for the month 

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What's Going to be at Neuroscience 2014?

What’s Going to be at Neuroscience 2014?

November 15, 2014 The Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting will kick off Nov. 15 and run through Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C. Nicknamed Neuroscience 2014, the event is expected to draw in 30,000 researchers, scientists, industry leaders and curious attendees. There are a variety of lectures, symposia and exhibits at the event, giving labs, universities 

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Scientists are Resistant to Sharing Data Prior to Publication

Scientists are Resistant to Sharing Data Prior to Publication

November 11, 2014 Scientists are well known for sharing – from the research published in countless peer-reviewed journals to reagents through third-party facilitators like Kerafast. But a new study from Michigan State University showed that many don’t share their data with other scientists before publication. Despite calls for collaboration by other researchers, funding organizations and 

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Cancer-Killing Stem Cells May be Future of Treatment

Cancer-Killing Stem Cells May be Future of Treatment

November 6, 2014 A new study shows promising results for treating cancerous tumors with stem cells. Published in the journal Stem Cells, Harvard University’s Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers used stem cells to create tumor-killing toxins without damaging healthy cells in the brain’s of mice. The scientists genetically engineered stem cells 

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