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Developing a Noninvasive Test for Endometriosis

Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery through a simple noninvasive procedure.

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For Important Tumor-Suppressing Protein, Context Is Key

Berkeley Lab scientists have learned new details about how an important tumor-suppressing protein, called p53, binds to the human genome. As with many things in life, they found that context makes a big difference.

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Top UAB Doc Pledges Proceeds From Second Novel to Diabetes Research

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In “Command & Control,” the second novel by Stephen Russell, fictional retired orthopedic surgeon Mackie McKay finds himself in the middle of an infectious disease outbreak — with Ebola as a backdrop

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How the Hummingbird Achieves Its Aerobatic Feats

Although hummingbirds are much larger and stir up the air more violently as they move, the way that they fly is more closely related to flying insects than it is to other birds.

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Scanning Robot Helps Put Insect Collections Online

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A robot capable of scanning a tray of insect specimens in a few minutes will help make the virtual images and tagging information available online, according to South Dakota State University entomologist Paul Johnson, director of the Severin-McDaniel Insect Research Collection. The InvertNet Project, led by the University of Illinois in Champaign, involves 23 universities and two natural history museums.

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Baylor University Experts Available to Comment on Holiday Topics

Baylor University experts are available to comment on a number of topics during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and holiday season.

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Clipping Proteins That Package Genes May Limit Abnormal Cell Growth in Tumors

Changes to the structure of the protein histone H3.3 may play a key role in silencing genes that regulate cancer cell growth.

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Darden Dean Robert F. Bruner Named U.Va. Class of 2015 Graduation Speaker

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The University of Virginia yesterday announced that U.Va. Darden School of Business Dean Robert F. Bruner and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will address the graduating Class of 2015 during Finals Weekend, to be held 15–17 May.

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Social Media Partly to Blame for Busybody Culture, Says Professor

The recent explosion of social media in our lives and domination of the air waves by so many "experts" are among the reasons people don't feel free to live their lives as they wish, according to Philosophy Professor John Lachs.

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