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Life sciences in Washington state hits $1B mark three months earlier than last year - Puget Sound Business Journal

Washington state's life sciences industry is faring better this year than last when it comes to raking in cash.<p>Transactions in the industry surpassed …

LI biotech firm gets $2M equity investment

Codagenix, a biotechnology startup working on commercializing a new flu vaccine-making method, has received a $2 million investment from venture …

MammaTyper molecular diagnostic test for breast cancer now available in Europe

How the maternal environment influences infants’ DNA: An author Q&A - On Biology

How does the maternal environment alter infants’ DNA methylation?<p>Pixabay<p><b>Can you briefly explain what interindividual epigenetic variation …

The vital question: why is life the way it is?

Nick Lane<p>Profile Books<p>2015 | 360pp | £25<p>ISBN 9781781250365<p>We like to believe we understand the pillars of biology, even as chemists. In terms of …

Mom’s Diet During Pregnancy Can Affect Child’s Lifetime Cancer Risk

In a new report published in the journal <i>Genome Biology</i>, researchers combed the genome to find regions that are particularly vulnerable to outside …

How much DNA is there on Earth?

Ever since James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the molecular structure of DNA, scientists have used this hereditary material to solve crimes, …

Nat Turner, 28

<b>Cofounder, Flatiron Health</b><p>Vital medical data is often handwritten in charts using inconsistent notation and formatting, robbing researchers of the opportunity to use computers to analyze every interaction between a doctor and a patient as they would in a clinical trial. Tackling this problem is Nat …

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How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The sickness spread at funerals.<p>The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the …

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Scripps Florida scientists identify a potential new treatment for osteoporosis

JUPITER, FL, June 12, 2015 - Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a new therapeutic approach …

29-Year-Old Pulls Off Biggest Biotech IPO In History With Glaxo Throwaway Drug

In March we asked “<i>Are We In A Biotech Bubble?.</i>” At the time, we pointed out a number of rather alarming statistics including the fact that there …

Pentagon Gambles on Brain Implants, Bionic Limbs and Combat Exoskeletons

When Geoffrey Ling talks about the future of technology, his ideas go flying around the room like a whirlwind. Ling eagerly describes a world in …

What You May Have Missed In Biotech: $100M For Antibiotics And Good News For Postpartum Depression

Huge effort has gone into fighting rare diseases the past few years, but this week’s biotech news revolved around more common maladies. Drugs to lower cholesterol, treat Alzheimer’s, and depression were in the news.<p>Catch up on what you may have missed below.<p><b>A Hedge Fund Investor Makes a Mint in</b> …

How to Get Big Muscles - Big Muscle Building Secrets For Skinny Guys

For skinny guys and hardgainers, struggling to get big muscles and put on weight, is nothing short of frustrating, especially when we follow the …