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Plasma bags to greatly benefit live cell treatments
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Using plasmas, researchers have found that sealed plastic bags can be modified at atmospheric pressure so that human cells can adhere to and reproduce on their walls. Cell culture bags of this kind may eventually replace Petri dishes. The researchers also maybe intend to use the disposable systems for growing artificial organs. If the bags are provided with a three-dimensional structure, cells could attach themselves to it and create artificial skin, nerves, cartilage or bone which could be used prosthetically in the patient. More

Research shows lipid inhibits influenza
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A natural lipid in the fluid lining the lungs inhibits influenza infections in both cell cultures and mouse models, according to researchers. These findings, combined with previous studies demonstrating effectiveness against respiratory syncytial virus, suggest that the molecule, known as POPG, may have broad antiviral activity. More

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How 'Golden Staph' fights antibiotics
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Infectious diseases specialists are working closely with microbiologists to understand how Staphylococcus aureus (Golden Staph) is becoming resistant to all antibiotic therapies. By using whole genome DNA sequencing of strains obtained from patients during persistent blood stream infections, researchers have discovered how Staph can make one small change to its DNA and then develop resistance to the last-line antibiotic, vancomycin. More

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Research provides clues to neurodevelopmental disorders
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New research shows that scientists are finding new tools to help understand neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and fragile X syndrome. These studies show in new detail how the brain's connections, chemicals and genes interact to affect behavior. More

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1st clinical trial of autologous cardiac stem cells shows positive results
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Initial data from the first ever trial to evaluate autologous cardiac stem cell transplants in humans suggests that the treatment improves left ventricular systolic function by an average of 12 percent over one year, and reduces infarct size in patients with severe heart failure due to ischemic heart disease. The trial investigators say the results triple the 4 percent average improvement that they had projected and calls for the start of larger Phase II trials. More

International team to sequence genomes of fungi
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Called the "1,000 Fungal Genomes" project, a new research endeavor aims to bridge the gap in our understanding of fungal diversity and is one of 41 projects funded through the U.S. Department of Energy's 2012 Community Sequencing Program. More

Tear drops may rival blood drops in testing blood sugar in diabetes
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Scientists are reporting development and successful laboratory testing of an electrochemical sensor device that has the potential to measure blood sugar levels from tears instead of blood — an advance that could save the world's 350 million diabetes patients the discomfort of pricking their fingers for droplets of blood used in traditional blood sugar tests. More

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So where do we get the energy to run our big brains?
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Bigger brains need more energy to keep trucking, but scientists have been stumped as to where we found this extra juice when our metabolic rate, which is how we churn out energy, is on par with our pea-brained cousins. One recent theory suggests that our brain's need for energy was fed by a smaller gut, since an easier-to-digest diet would free up energy from the gut to build up the brain. New research suggests this might not be the case, that storing energy in our fat deposits is more important. More

Why do neurons die in Parkinson's disease?
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Current thinking about Parkinson's disease is that it's a disorder of mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles inside cells, causing neurons in the brain's substantia nigra to die or become impaired. A study now shows that genetic mutations causing a hereditary form of Parkinson's disease cause mitochondria to run amok inside the cell, leaving the cell without a brake to stop them. More


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Diseased hearts to heal themselves in future
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Cellular reversion processes arise in diseases of the heart muscle, for example myocardial infarction and cardiomyopathy, which limit the fatal consequences for the organ. Scientists have identified a protein which fulfils a central task in this reversion process by stimulating the regression of individual heart muscle cells into their precursor cells. It is now planned to improve the self-healing powers of the heart with the help of this protein. More

Federal panel's prostate-specific antigen recommendations stoke controversy
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The controversy surrounding use of prostate-specific antigen testing to screen for prostate cancer heated up when the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued draft recommendations advising against PSA-based screening in healthy men. The new guidance, with a grade D recommendation, updates USPSTF's 2008 recommendation, which advised against screening for prostate cancer in men age 75 or older but concluded that there was insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms in younger men. More


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Beckman Coulter Inc.'s new 3-liter benchtop centrifuge
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Beckman Coulter Inc., recently announced a new three-liter benchtop centrifuge, the Allegra X-14. It offers the centrifuges with pre-bundled rotor and adapter combinations in application packages for cell culture, microplate runs, blood sample processing and work with hazardous samples. ADVANCE recently spoke with Pat O'Donnell, senior global marketing manager, sample preparation at Beckman Coulter Inc., about the product. More

Computer more accurate than human doctor at breast cancer diagnosis
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Computer scientists and pathologists at Stanford University now have a computer system that can look a tissue sample and diagnose breast cancer more accurately than a human doctor. The computer system, called C-Path (Computational Pathologist), even went one step further and identified previously-undiscovered cellular structures that can be used by computers and humans alike to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of breast cancer patients in the future. More

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