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November 24, 2014

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6:31 PM | How the 5:2 Diet Reduces More Than Just Your Waistline
Intermittent fasting is the seemingly miraculous new weight loss method, popularised by the 5:2 diet followed by Benedict Cumberbatch, George Osborne, and Philip Schofield. Adherents to the 5:2 diet practise […]
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5:24 PM | Calling attention to collagen, the lesser known “triple” helix
> For anyone who follows crime dramas, you’ve probably come across the token episode where the resident computer genius pulls up a double helix to unravel some genetic clue about an elusive villain. Of course, most people know that the information in DNA requires more than a few clicks of the “zoom” button. But my...Read more

November 21, 2014

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7:48 PM | In landmark study of cell therapy for heart attack, more cells make a difference
Results from one of the largest studies of bone marrow cell therapy for heart attack in the United States. Researchers made real progress in determining the cell type and dose that can benefit patients. The post In landmark study of cell therapy for heart attack, more cells make a difference appeared first on Lab Land.
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2:30 PM | Right Turn: Out of the bubble with gene-edited stem cells
> This is a rather exciting time to be in the stem cell and regenerative medicine field and one of the main reasons for this is the number of announcements and articles about clinical trials taking place. Seven years ago, when I joined the Stem Cell Network, these were a rare occurrence, but today it’s...Read more
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8:17 AM | PyQtConfig: A simple API for keeping your PyQt Widgets and config in sync
Introducing PyQtConfig: a simple API for handling, persisting and synchronising configuration within PyQt applications. This module was built initially as part of the Pathomx data analysis platform but spun out into a standalone module when it became clear it was quite useful. This post gives a brief overview of the API features and use. It is still in development so suggestions, comments, bug reports and pull-requests are very welcome. Features consistent interface to read values […]

November 20, 2014

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10:13 PM | Cell death drug discovery: come at the king, you best not miss
Researchers tried to chemically inactivate the king of one form of cell death, only to find their tools triggered another form. The post Cell death drug discovery: come at the king, you best not miss appeared first on Lab Land.
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1:00 PM | Lessons from Dendreon
. You have all by now heard that Dendreon has filed for bankruptcy protection. If you’re a regular reader of Signals, you may have first heard the news here. While the company has successfully reached agreements on a financial restructuring with a majority of its senior debt holders, its fate remains unclear and could include...Read more
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