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Happy National DNA Day

According to Wikipedia, National DNA Day is observed by biologists, science teachers and students, anyone interested in genetics. The day celebrates the discovery and understanding of DNA and the scientific advances that understanding has made possible. National DNA...

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Multi-Cancer Early Detection in Blood

Testing blood for the early detection of cancer promises a non-invasive method to find early, treatable cancers in asymptomatic patients at risk of developing cancer. Tests are based on next-generation sequencing of cell-free DNA from blood and have shown success in...

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International Childhood Cancer Day

February 15 is International Childhood Cancer Day. International Childhood Cancer Day is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families....

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David Crosby, longterm liver transplant survivor

As was widely reported, David Crosby, singer and song-writer of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young died last week. A talented artist, RIP. What caught our attention is the fact that Crosby received a liver transplant in 1994 (to correct liver damage from...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

The Somatek team looks forward to continuing productive and enjoyable collaborations in 2023. Happy New Year to all our friends and customers! Barbara, Branda, Dave, Gina, Guillermo, JT, Katie, Maddy, Mark, Sierra and Stephanie

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Scripps Research features Anne Hanneken MD

Scripps Research Magazine published a recent conversation with Anne Hanneken, an outstanding physician scientist, teacher, and woman of indomitable spirit. Anne has devoted her career to vision research and improving the life of people with macular degeneration. Read...

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Structural Biology in the time of AI

Last year, DeepMind Technologies released predictions for the shape of more than 350,000 proteins, including every protein expressed by the human genome, using its AI tool AlphaFold. Now, they've expanded the publicly available database to more than 200 million...

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BioRad-Explorer: Tools for Science Education

BioRad Laboratories is celebrating 25 years of BioRad Explorer. The Bio-Rad Explorer program has collaborated with educators, researchers, and industry to bring innovative educational kits and state-of-the-art equipment and reagents into classrooms around the world....

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Metformin Linked to Birth Defects

Metformin is, under brand name Glucophage, a well-established drug to treat type 2 diabetes.  Oncology also has an interest in metformin as observational studies suggest a survival benefit for people with hormone dependent cancers, including ovarian, breast and...

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