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New concept of receptor interaction challenges current kidney disease treatment

Anke van Eekelen

DRUG discovery researchers in WA have revealed how active coupling of two specific receptor proteins impact on kidney cell function through activation of alternative intracellular pathways. 232 more words

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Single Fingerprint test can detect Cocaine abuse

A new non-invasive test detects cocaine use through a simple fingerprint. This method can also determine whether cocaine has been ingested, rather than just touched. Previous fingerprint tests have only been able to show whether a person had touched cocaine, and not whether they have actually taken the drug. 331 more words

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Nano-version of microbes discovered

This cryo-electron tomography image reveals the internal structure of an ultra-small bacteria cell like never before. The cell has a very dense interior compartment and a complex cell wall. 268 more words

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Old brains in mice given a trait of young brains with embryonic nerve transplant

As we age our brains become less adept at making new nerve connections or repairing broken ones. A CIRM-funded team at the University of California, Irvine, restored this youthful ability, called nerve plasticity, to adult mice by transplanting embryonic nerve cells. 225 more words

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Elsevier and Article Sharing

Any author who publishes in an Elsevier journal and has used the Sherpa Romeo database to check their sharing rights (vital now for the new… 800 more words

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An electronic memory cell that mimics the human brain

Development of Bionic brains

Imagine how it would be to have tiny, long-term memory cells that can simultaneously store and process all the information, just like human brain. 392 more words

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A Four-Minute Workout!

By Kurt Boyd

Are you spending a lot of time at the gym but not seeing the results you want?  Maybe you want to get in better shape but can’t find time to go to a gym?  1,163 more words

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