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Article ID: 700886

Neutrons Produce First Direct 3D Maps of Water During Cell Membrane Fusion

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

New 3D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion could lead to new treatments for diseases associated with cell fusion. Using neutron diffraction at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientists made the first direct observations of water in lipid bilayers modeling cell membrane fusion.

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20-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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    20-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700558

Scientists Grow Human Esophagus in Lab

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Scientists working to bioengineer the entire human gastrointestinal system in a laboratory now report using pluripotent stem cells to grow human esophageal organoids. The newly published research in the journal Cell Stem Cell is the first time scientists have been able to grow human esophageal tissue entirely from pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), which can form any tissue type in the body.

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17-Sep-2018 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700816

MyoKardia Launches Inaugural MyoSeeds™ Research Grants Program to Advance Independent Research in Heart Disease

MyoKardia

MyoKardia, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering precision medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, today announced the launch of the MyoSeeds™ Research Grants Program, a new initiative to support original, independent research in the biology and underlying mechanisms of cardiomyopathies and precision heart disease treatment with the goal of improving the lives of patients.

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20-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700494

Point-of-Care Sensors to Detect Manganese From Single Drop of Blood

University of Illinois at Chicago

A three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to develop portable, easy-to-use sensors that can detect toxic metals in a single drop of blood. The sensors would allow for faster and cheaper research, as well as rapid detection of metals including manganese and lead, both of which are powerful neurotoxins that can affect cognitive development and neuromotor function.

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13-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700435

Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure Deep Inside Body

University of California San Diego

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to measure blood pressure. Applications include real-time, continuous monitoring of blood pressure changes in patients with heart or lung disease, as well as patients who are critically ill or undergoing surgery.

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12-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700152

NIH taps Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., to lead the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., has selected Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., as director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). A pioneering leader in the field of biophotonics, Dr. Tromberg is currently a professor at the University of California at Irvine.

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6-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699711

Putting ​‘Public’ Back Into Publication

Argonne National Laboratory

Six years in the making, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Knowledgebase (KBase) program offers the most updated system for recording experimental methods

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29-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699538

Assistive Surgical Devices Shine in DEBUT Biomedical Engineering Design Competition

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Projects focused on providing simple, low-cost modifications to surgical techniques that could reduce pain or damage from these procedures dominated this year’s Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge.

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24-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699279

Theory, meet Empiry

Santa Fe Institute

It may seem that there isn't much cross-discussion between theoretical and empirical scientists, but a new cross-citation network analysis shows there is more overlap than many believe. 

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22-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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