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This Week in Science – February 12, 2016

February 12, 2016

It’s been a week of new discoveries in terms of bacteria, theories from Einstein, and horses. Cyanobacteria’s mechanism for sensing light has been discovered, black holes have been confirmed by the presence of gravitational waves, and a horse’s ability to sense if you’re happy or sad have all been the top science news stories this week.

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Countdown to JP Morgan 2016: Place Your RSVPs

January 7, 2016

What are the must-attend events at the 2016 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference? With some insight from some old-hats, we've narrowed down your best RSVP options for networking, business and fun.

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This Week in Science – December 30

December 30, 2015

Science doesn’t sleep — or take holidays apparently. In this week’s news, the White House announced the winners of the US National Medals of Science and Technology and Innovation, the Cassini spacecraft made one last trip past Enceladus, and the major motion picture “Concussion” highlighted research on the long term effects of brain damage.

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This Week in Science – December 23 Holiday Edition

December 24, 2015

Posted By Benyman Elias

Researchers in Denmark set out to answer a novel question this year: where does the brain store the Christmas spirit? Their findings, below, were published in the BMJ.

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This Week in Science – December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015

Posted by Benyamin Elias

The science community in the United States celebrated this week as Congress is prepared to give the National Institutes of Health $2 billion in additional funding for next year. 2016 will also usher in wearable tech designed for medical treatment, as well as further research on the benefits of cocoa flavanols in treating heart disease.

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This Week in Science – December 11, 2015

December 11, 2015

Posted by Benyamin Elias

Results are on the horizon with major projects that launched this week. Google X’s secretive Life Sciences division rebranded and partnered with Johnson & Johnson, a new biotech company explores the relationship between gut bacteria and mental health, and it turns out happiness may not affect longevity.

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How Life Science Research Works: A Comic Book

December 10, 2015

Contributed by Chempetitive Group

Sometimes scientists get lucky; August Kekule arrived at the structure for benzene during a daydream, as he envisioned a snake clutching its own tail. Likewise, Kary Mullis had his polymerase chain reaction (PCR) revelation while tripping on LSD.

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This Week in Science – December 4, 2015

December 4, 2015

Posted by Benyamin Elias

New funding and pivotal decisions featured in this week’s science news. The International Summit on Human Gene Editing green-lit the first human trials for CRISPR, a new research approach to curing HIV received $20 million in funding, and Mark Zuckerberg pledged $45 billion to disease research and social projects.

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This Week in Science - November 27, 2015

November 27, 2015

Posted by Benyamin Elias

This week saw the announcement of a merger between Pfizer and Allergan, a move that will result in the largest pharmaceutical company in the world. Not to be overshadowed by business, science had a few fascinating findings to offer up as well. Researchers in China discovered a colistin-resistant strain of E coli, the European Commission approved a new HIV medication and a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison successfully grew functioning human vocal cords.

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Genomics Reaches for the Cloud: Festival of Genomics, California 2015

November 23, 2015

Posted by Leidamarie Tirado-Lee, PhD

Hot on the heels of this summer’s inaugural Festival of Genomics (FoG) in Boston, Frontline Genomics recently brought its unique meeting to the Bay Area at The Festival of Genomics, California. More than 800 attendees gathered to learn about the latest innovations in academic, clinical, and consumer genomics. Each morning kicked off with TED Talk-style plenary sessions from representatives of the J. Craig Venter Institute, the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and other research powerhouses.

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