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TSRI announces formation of Scripps Advance

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) today announced the formation of Scripps Advance, a new drug discovery initiative to translate early-stage biomedical research projects, both internal and external to TSRI, into clinical development candidates.
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New technique of single-cell genomic analysis to reverse tissue engineering

Consider the marvel of the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells that change shape and function as they multiply to become the cells of our lungs, muscles, nerves and all the other specialized tissues of the body.
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Teenagers who have little hope for future may commit more serious offenses

In a UT Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one open-ended question predicted the teenagers' offending patterns for the next seven years: "How long do you think you'll live?"
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Vivolux receives FDA clearance to proceed with phase I/II clinical trial of VLX600

Vivolux AB, a drug discovery company specialized in cancer treatment, announced today that the FDA has granted clearance to proceed with VLX600 into the clinical phase I/II. VLX600 is one of the company's promising projects, and which was recently published in the journal Nature Communications.
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Adjuvant radiotherapy after prostatectomy ‘risks urinary incontinence’

Men who receive adjuvant radiation therapy following radical prostatectomy face a significantly increased risk of urinary incontinence in the following years, study findings indicate.
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Radiation plus hormones offers best outcomes for localised prostate cancer

The combination of radiotherapy and androgen deprivation therapy is more effective than radiotherapy alone for preventing disease recurrence in men with localised prostate cancer, according to research findings presented at the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology 33rd annual congress in Vienna, Austria.
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S. pneumoniae serotypes differ between primary and post-viral disease

Certain capsular serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae are particularly likely to cause disease in people who have recently experienced a respiratory viral infection, study findings indicate.
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Three-gene test may aid earlier lung cancer detection

Methylation of three genes may help with the early diagnosis of non-small-cell lung cancer, research suggests.
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Ceritinib ‘highly active’ in advanced ALK-rearranged NSCLC

Phase I study findings suggest the investigational drug ceritinib is effective in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer with anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene rearrangement, even in those who develop resistance to crizotinib.
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Variability in SBP portends cognitive decline

Findings from the Ohasama study reveal an association between variability in home systolic blood pressure and cognitive decline.
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Two candidate mTOR therapy biomarkers identified in RCC

Two genes, TSC1 and MTOR, warrant further investigation as biomarkers for treatment benefit with rapalogs in patients with renal cell carcinoma, indicate study results published in Clinical Cancer Research.
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Researcher at Fox Chase Cancer Center wins a new Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader in BioTek's "Think Possible" Application Contest

BioTek congratulates Dr. Jeff Peterson of the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Pennsylvania for winning a new Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader in BioTek's "Think Possible" Application Contest. Entrants were judged on a short essay that they submitted, detailing the application that they think is possible for their specific research using the Cytation 3. As an Associate Professor, Dr. Peterson studies chemical biology and kinase signaling in cancer.
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Lipid-based protein delivery system efficiently transports proteins into living cells

BioPORTER® Protein Delivery Reagent from AMSBIO is a unique lipid formulation that allows direct translocation of proteins into living cells.
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miRNA expression and inhibition: an interview with Maja Petkovic, AMSBIO

RNA interference is a process in which RNA molecules inhibit gene expression. This gene silencing process is controlled by RNA-induced silencing complex or RISC and is initiated by small duplex RNA molecules or miRNA that is present inside cell plasma.
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Amrubicin regimen inferior to irinotecan for extensive SCLC

Irinotecan plus cisplatin remains the gold standard for Japanese patients with extensive small-cell lung cancer, say researchers, after amrubicin plus cisplatin failed to improve survival in their randomised phase III trial.
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AMETEK, Zygo enter into definitive merger agreement

AMETEK, Inc. and Zygo Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which AMETEK will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Zygo at a purchase price of $19.25 per share in cash, which represents a premium of 31% to Zygo's closing share price on April 10, 2014.
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McGill University Health Centre launches new program to improve patient safety and quality care

A new program aimed at improving patient safety and quality care has been launched at McGill University Health Centre hospitals. The program, which is being conducted in collaboration with Vendorlink.ca, is the first of its kind in a large academic Quebec hospital.
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Bio-Rad Laboratories buys GnuBIO

GnuBIO, a privately-held life sciences company that has developed a droplet-based DNA sequencing technology, today announced that it was acquired by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. With this acquisition, Bio-Rad will expand its Digital Biology Center and establish a research and development site in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Cognizant collaborates with HTH Worldwide to maximize mobile healthcare solutions

Cognizant today announced that it is working with HTH Worldwide, a global technology-based health services and information company, to enable its members to maximize the use of mobile technology for managing healthcare needs more effectively while traveling abroad. As part of the engagement, Cognizant is helping HTH Worldwide transform its mobile footprint through an enterprise mobile platform to support the company's rapidly growing business and further strengthen its leadership position in mobile medical assistance services.
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New patient-centered, team-based approach may help surgical decision making for sick, elderly patients

Surgical decision making for sick, elderly patients should be orchestrated by a multidisciplinary team, including the patient, his or her family, the surgeon, primary care physician, nurses and non-clinicians, such as social workers, advocates Laurent G. Glance, M.D., in a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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