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Bacteria could be rich source for making terpenes  Bacteria could be a rich source of terpenes, the natural compounds common in plants and fungi that are used to make drugs, food additives, perfumes, and other products, a new study suggests. The work also suggests that there may be many new terpene products as yet undiscovered hiding in the genomes of bacteria.   http://bit.ly/1rvQ4zh

New research at Brown University and in Japan suggests bacteria could be a rich source of terpenes, the natural compounds common in plants and fungi that are used to make drugs, food additives, perfumes, and other products.

Strong neighborhood ties can help reduce gun violence:     The bonds that tie a neighborhood together can help shield community members from gun violence, according to new findings. "Violence results in chronic community-level trauma and stress, and undermines health, capacity, and productivity in these neighborhoods," said the study's lead author. "Police and government response to the problem has focused on the victim or the criminal. Our study focuses on ...  http://bit.ly/1wYiRgw

Strong neighborhood ties can help reduce gun violence: The bonds that tie a neighborhood together can help shield community members from gun violence, according to new findings. "Violence results in chronic community-level trauma and stress, and undermines health, capacity, and productivity in these neighborhoods," said the study's lead author. "Police and government response to the problem has focused on the victim or the criminal. Our study focuses on ... http://bit.ly/1wYiRgw

"Mechanics of cells' long-range communication modeled by researchers"  Interdisciplinary research is showing how cells interact over long distances within fibrous tissue, like that associated with many diseases of the liver, lungs and other organs. By developing mathematical models of how the collagen matrix that connects cells in tissue stiffens, the researchers are providing insights into the pathology of fibrosis, cirrhosis of the liver and certain cancers.  http://bit.ly/1zdD8jY

"Mechanics of cells' long-range communication modeled by researchers" Interdisciplinary research is showing how cells interact over long distances within fibrous tissue, like that associated with many diseases of the liver, lungs and other organs. By developing mathematical models of how the collagen matrix that connects cells in tissue stiffens, the researchers are providing insights into the pathology of fibrosis, cirrhosis of the liver and certain cancers. http://bit.ly/1zdD8jY

"Dirty pool: Soil's large carbon stores could be freed by increased CO2, plant growth"  An increase in human-made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could initiate a chain reaction between plants and microorganisms that would unsettle one of the largest carbon reservoirs on the planet -- soil. Researchers developed the first computer model to show at a global scale the complex interaction between carbon, plants and soil.  http://bit.ly/1vD59LO

"Dirty pool: Soil's large carbon stores could be freed by increased CO2, plant growth" An increase in human-made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could initiate a chain reaction between plants and microorganisms that would unsettle one of the largest carbon reservoirs on the planet -- soil. Researchers developed the first computer model to show at a global scale the complex interaction between carbon, plants and soil. http://bit.ly/1vD59LO

"Genetic study sheds light on how mosquitoes transmit malaria"  Just in time for Christmas, SFU computing science professor Richard Zhang reveals how to print a 3D Christmas tree efficiently and with zero material waste, using the world’s first algorithm for automatically decomposing a 3D object into what are called pyramidal parts.  A pyramidal part has a flat base with the remainder of the shape forming upwards over the base with no overhangs, much like a pyramid.   http://bit.ly/1A4U0r4

A new printer algorithm claims to provide super-efficient printing of Christmas trees with zero material waste, and also promises a way to produce accurate molds for casting chocolate Santas and reindeer too.

"Echolocation acts as substitute sense for blind people"  Human echolocation operates as a viable 'sense,' working in tandem with other senses to deliver information to people with visual impairment, according to new research. Ironically, the proof for the vision-like qualities of echolocation came from blind echolocators wrongly judging how heavy objects of different sizes felt.  http://bit.ly/1A4U0r4

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'July effect' does not impact stroke outcomes, according to new study  Patients with strokes caused by blood clots -known as acute ischemic strokes- who were admitted in July had similar outcomes compared to patients admitted any other month, according to a new study. The findings challenge concerns about the possibility of lower quality of care and the potential risk of poorer outcomes in teaching hospitals when new medical residents start each July - sometimes called the 'July effect.'

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"How 'microbial dark matter' might cause disease"  For decades, the bacteria group Candidate Phylum TM7, thought to cause inflammatory mucosal diseases, has posed a particular challenge for researchers. A landmark discovery has revealed insights into TM7's resistance to scientific study and to its role in the progression of periodontitis and other diseases. These findings shed new light on the biological, ecological and medical importance of TM7 ...  http://1url.cz/7Zn9

Researchers shed light on how 'microbial dark matter' might cause disease

Whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify patients' risk for hereditary cancer, researchers have demonstrated. This is the first study that has used whole-genome sequencing to evaluate a series of 258 cancer patients' genomes to improve the ability to diagnose cancer-predisposing mutations, researchers say.  This is the first study that has used whole-genome sequencing to evaluate a series of 258 cancer patients' genomes to improve the ability to diagnose ...  http://bit.ly/1EBzCTS

Bioinformatic Methods I from University of Toronto. Large-scale biology projects such as the sequencing of the human genome and gene expression surveys using RNA-seq, microarrays and other technologies have created a wealth of data for .