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Common pesticide may increase risk of ADHD
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Common pesticide may increase risk of ADHD

7.4.2015   |   Newly on Gate2Biotech

A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain's dopamine system -- responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function - and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a new Rutgers study.

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Walking on ice takes more than brains
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Walking on ice takes more than brains

3.4.2015   |   Newly on Gate2Biotech

Walking across an icy parking lot in winter--and remaining upright--takes intense concentration. But a new discovery suggests that much of the balancing act that our bodies perform when faced with such a task happens unconsciously, thanks to a cluster of neurons in our spinal cord that function as a "mini-brain" to integrate sensory information...

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Wrapping carbon nanotubes in polymers enhances their performance
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Wrapping carbon nanotubes in polymers enhances their performance

1.4.2015   |   Newly on Gate2Biotech

Scientists at Japan's Kyushu University say polymer-wrapped carbon nanotubes hold much promise in biotechnology and energy applications.

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First-ever view of protein structure may lead to better anxiety drugs
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First-ever view of protein structure may lead to better anxiety drugs

30.3.2015   |   Newly on Gate2Biotech

When new medicines are invented, the drug may hit the intended target and nullify the symptoms, but nailing a bull's eye - one that produces zero side effects - can be quite elusive.

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Scientists reveal global patterns of specialized feeding in insect herbivores
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Scientists reveal global patterns of specialized feeding in insect herbivores

27.3.2015   |   Newly on Gate2Biotech

Biologist at the University of Nevada, Reno authored important paper in leading science journal

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In a role reversal, RNAs proofread themselves
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In a role reversal, RNAs proofread themselves

25.3.2015   |   Newly on Gate2Biotech

Molecular photographs of an enzyme bound to RNA reveal a new, inherent quality control mechanism.

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Where did the missing oil go? New FSU study says some is sitting on the Gulf floor
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Where did the missing oil go? New FSU study says some is sitting on the Gulf floor

23.3.2015   |   Newly on Gate2Biotech

After 200 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the government and BP cleanup crews mysteriously had trouble locating all of it.

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Structure of world\'s largest single cell is reflected at the molecular level
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Structure of world\'s largest single cell is reflected at the molecular level

18.3.2015   |   Newly on Gate2Biotech

Daniel Chitwood, Ph.D., assistant member, and his research group at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center's in St. Louis, in collaboration with the laboratory of Neelima Sinha, Ph.D., at the University of California, Davis, are using the world's largest single-celled organism, an aquatic alga called Caulerpa taxifolia, to study the nature of...

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Picking up on the smell of evolution

16.3.2015   |   Newly on Gate2Biotech

For most of us, switching to a vegetarian diet might be a matter of a New Year's resolution and a fair amount of willpower, but for an entire species, it's a much more involved process -- one that evolutionary biologists have struggled to understand for a long time.

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Shared symptoms of Chikungunya virus, rheumatoid arthritis may cloud diagnosis
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Shared symptoms of Chikungunya virus, rheumatoid arthritis may cloud diagnosis

13.3.2015   |   Newly on Gate2Biotech

A mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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