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Wednesday 25th November 2015

Wheelchair users more likely to die in car crashes

(Reuters Health) - Wheelchair users may be more likely to die in collisions with cars than other pedestrians, an analysis of U.S. crash data suggests.

Second language linked to better brain function after stroke

(Reuters Health) - People who speak two languages are twice as likely as those who only speak one to regain normal cognitive function after a stroke, according to a new study.

Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. to Participate in Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference December 2, 2015

Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) (NYSE: EVHC) intends to participate in the upcoming 27th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference in New York, NY. Bob Kneeley, Vice President of Investor Relations, is scheduled to participate in a fireside chat discussion on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. A live audio webca...

Amgen files for U.S. approval of biosimilar to Humira

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc on Wednesday said it filed with U.S. health regulators seeking approval to sell its first biosimilar drug, which would be a less expensive alternative to AbbVie's Humira, the world's top-selling prescription medicine.

BTG scrambles to contain Esteves arrest fallout

SAO PAULO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Brazil's Grupo BTG Pactual SA scrambled to contain the fallout from the arrest of its billionaire boss on Wednesday, tapping cash reserves to cover client redemptions and announcing a stock buyback to prop up its plungin...

For women with diabetes, air pollution has higher heart risks

(Reuters Health) - Particle pollution like soot is a known health hazard and linked to the risk of heart disease and stroke, but women with diabetes are even more vulnerable than most people, according to a new U.S. study.

Fitbit to Present December 8 at Barclays Technology Conference

Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE:FIT) the leader in the connected health and fitness market, announced today that it will present and meet with investors at the Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference on December 8, in San Francisco. Fitbit's presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The discussion will be ...

Genetic differentiation and admixture between sibling allopolyploids in the Dactylorhiza majalis complex

Reduction in the cumulative effect of stress-induced inbreeding depression due to intragenerational purging in Drosophila melanogaster

Individual spatial aggregation correlates with between-population variation in fine-scale genetic structure of Silene ciliata (Caryophyllaceae)

Vitalalert to Contribute 50 Percent of Proceeds to Medical Charity

This year, half of Vitalalert’s profits to aid MAP International in providing vital medical services and supplies to underprivileged countries globally. Friendswood, TX (PRWEB) November 25, 2015 For the first time, Vitalalert is donating half of its earnings to MAP International through the companies’ “Two Organizations, One Beat” campaign. The partnership between the two groups began in ...

Dr. Mark Iacobelli, Co-Founder of Advanced Implant Mentoring (AIM), Hosts Continuing Education Courses in Cleveland, OH

Dr. Mark Iacobelli is the co-founder of Advanced Implant Mentoring (AIM); he and Dr. Rob D’Orazio will be facilitating Continuing Education courses on December 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2015 in Cleveland, OH. Dental professionals who would like to learn more about dental implants in Cleveland, OH, are invited to attend. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) November 25, 2015 Dental professionals who would like to beco...

TRIM37 is a new histone H2A ubiquitin ligase and breast cancer oncoprotein

The TRIM37 (also known as MUL) gene is located in the 17q23 chromosomal region, which is amplified in up to ∼40% of breast cancers. TRIM37 contains a RING finger domain, a hallmark of E3 ubiquitin ligases, but its protein substrate(s) is unknown. H...

Corrigendum: Human body epigenome maps reveal noncanonical DNA methylation variation

Corrigendum: Acute stress facilitates long-lasting changes in cholinergic gene expression

Corrigendum: NLRP10 is a NOD-like receptor essential to initiate adaptive immunity by dendritic cells

Erratum: Differential responses to lithium in hyperexcitable neurons from patients with bipolar disorder

Reversal of phenotypes in MECP2 duplication mice using genetic rescue or antisense oligonucleotides

Copy number variations have been frequently associated with developmental delay, intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders. MECP2 duplication syndrome is one of the most common genomic rearrangements in males and is characterized by autis...

Relativistic baryonic jets from an ultraluminous supersoft X-ray source

The formation of relativistic jets by an accreting compact object is one of the fundamental mysteries of astrophysics. Although the theory is poorly understood, observations of relativistic jets from systems known as microquasars (compact binary star...

Genome-wide detection of DNase I hypersensitive sites in single cells and FFPE tissue samples

DNase I hypersensitive sites (DHSs) provide important information on the presence of transcriptional regulatory elements and the state of chromatin in mammalian cells. Conventional DNase sequencing (DNase-seq) for genome-wide DHSs profiling is limite...

A mechanism for expansion of regulatory T-cell repertoire and its role in self-tolerance

T-cell receptor (TCR) signalling has a key role in determining T-cell fate. Precursor cells expressing TCRs within a certain low-affinity range for complexes of self-peptide and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) undergo positive selection and di...

Immune homeostasis enforced by co-localized effector and regulatory T cells

Autoantigen-presenting dendritic cells are shown to interact with both effector and regulatory T cells, and effector-produced IL-2 activates the transcription factor STAT5 in regulatory T cells, which in turn upregulates suppressive molecules and pre...

Molecular structures of unbound and transcribing RNA polymerase III

RNA polymerase III (Pol III), the largest eukaryote polymerase yet characterized, transcribes structured small non-coding RNAs; here cryo-electron microscopy structures of budding yeast Pol III allow building of an atomic-level model of the complete ...

Cell biology: Architecture of a protein entry gate

The TOM complex guides precursor proteins from the cell's cytosolic fluid into organelles called mitochondria. Biochemical analyses reveal the architecture of this complex and show how precursor proteins pass through its narrow pores.

Structural biology: A transcriptional specialist resolved

Three structures of the enzyme RNA polymerase III, which is responsible for the synthesis of abundant short RNAs, reveal the specializations that make it an adept terminator and reinitiator of transcription.


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