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Image: Two mitochondria from mammalian tissue displaying their matrix and membranes as shown by electron microscopy (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Parkinson's Disease Linked to Malfunctions in Mitochondrial Fission and Fusion

Neurodegenerative diseases researchers in the United Kingdom have found that development of Parkinson's disease (PD) is linked to malfunctions in the processes that regulate mitochondrial fission and fusion.... Read more

Drug Discovery

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Omega 3 Found to Improve Behavior in Children with ADHD

Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a specific kind of have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Moreover, these findings indicate that a customized cognitive training program can improve problem behavior in children with ADHD. Statistics show that 3%–6%... Read more


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Blocking Enzyme Switch Turns Off Tumor Growth in T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Researchers recently reported that blocking the action of an enzyme “switch” needed to activate tumor growth is emerging as a practical strategy for treating T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. An estimated 25% of the 500 US adolescents and young adults diagnosed yearly with this aggressive disease fail to respond to... Read more

Lab Technologies

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Image: The SeqCap lncRNA Enrichment Kit (Photo courtesy of Roche NimbleGen).

Advanced RNA Sequencing Enrichment Tools Promise a More Comprehensive Transcriptome with Less Sequencing

Biotech and other life sciences researchers working with RNA sequencing techniques will benefit from a recently introduced target enrichment system. The Roche NimbleGen (Madison, WI, USA) SeqCap RNA... Read more


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Collaboration of Mayo Clinic and IBM Cognitive Computer Devised to Improve Clinical Trial Research

The Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA) and IBM (Armonk, NY, USA) recently announced plans to pilot Watson, the IBM cognitive computer, to match patients more rapidly with suitable clinical trials. A proof-of-concept phase is currently ongoing, with the intent to introduce it into clinical use in early 2015.... Read more
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