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Stroke Protection: a Thrombin Inhibitor Steps Forward

A stroke is the result of loss of adequate blood supply to the brain and is a major cause of disability worldwide, and the second leading cause of death after 60 years of age. Each year roughly 15 million people suffer a stroke and 6 million die from it. Ischemic stroke (versus hemorrhagic) accounts for […]

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A Code by Any Other Name

Advances in next generation sequencing technologies, particularly RNA-seq, have revealed an unexpectedly large extent of human genome transcription, estimated between 60-90%, and propelled the rapidly growing field of transcriptomics. Since protein-coding genes account for less than 3% of the human genome (numbering about 20,000, or half that of Oryza sativa (rice), and about the same […]

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Toxic Relationships with Heavy Metals

Chlorinated organic solvents, manufactured in large quantities and widely used in industry for degreasing fats and resins, are among the most prevalent organic pollutants that contaminate groundwater and subsurface soils. Spills and leakages of these compounds in areas with heavy metal contamination have caused difficult to eradicate toxic sites since heavy metals can interfere with […]

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What are you looking at?

Live cell imaging allows real time measurements while maintaining the delicate balances and intricate complexity of the cell. Further, sufficient data sampling using quantitative single cell imaging addresses inaccuracies produced by averaging data from cell populations that may be heterogeneous (perhaps with subpopulations displaying opposing characteristics and behavior) and allows the exclusion of outliers. [...]

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