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The Brain in the Supermarket

March 27, 2015 | by Peter Dizikes, MIT | News | Comments

Researchers suggest that your brain is making a simpler calculation when you shop.

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High Performance Liquid Chromatography System

March 27, 2015 3:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific unveiled a new high performance liquid chromatography system designed from the ground up to provide new levels of performance, productivity and usability when used as a standalone system or with the latest mass spectrometers.

Body’s Good Fat Tissue Communicates With Brain Through Sensory Nerves

March 27, 2015 3:50 pm | by Georgia State University | News | Comments

Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost.

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HIV Can Lodge Quickly in Brain After Infection

March 27, 2015 3:15 pm | by Bill Hathaway, Yale University | News | Comments

HIV can establish itself in the brain as soon as four months after initial infection.

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TerraRack

March 27, 2015 12:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rainin TerraRacks by Mettler Toledo are more than 50% lighter than conventional racks, yet don't compromise on strength and are completely recyclable.

Circular Polarization Spectroscopy of Microscopic Samples

March 27, 2015 12:06 pm | by CRAIC Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

CRAIC Technologies, a maker of  UV-visible-NIR microanalysis solutions, is proud to announce the addition of circular polarization spectroscopy capabilities to CRAIC microspectrophotometers.

Scalable RNA-Seq Service Line

March 27, 2015 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Beckman Coulter Genomics Introduces a Scalable RNA-Seq Service Line for Processing Intact and Degraded RNA Samples Expanded RNA sequencing options also captures stranded and long noncoding-RNA information.

High Throughput PARP in vivo Pharmacodynamic Assay

March 27, 2015 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has introduced a unique High Throughput PARP in vivo Pharmacodynamic Assay that can be used to monitor the efficacy of poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors on PAR formation in vivo; and to measure drug action on PARP in both in vivo and in vitro settings.

Researchers Master Gene Editing Technique in Mosquito

March 27, 2015 10:49 am | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

Researchers have harnessed a technique known as CRISPR-Cas9 editing in an important and understudied species: the mosquito, Aedes aegypti, which infects hundreds of millions of people annually with the deadly diseases chikungunya, yellow fever, and dengue fever.

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Researchers Help Create 'Gold Standard' Method for Measuring Alzheimer's Disease

March 27, 2015 10:42 am | by Mark Wheeler, UCLA | News | Comments

A team of researchers has validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Report: Diversity of New England Plant Life is Threatened

March 27, 2015 10:42 am | by Bob Salsberg, Associated Press | News | Comments

The report studied more than 3,500 known plant species and determined that 22 percent are considered rare, in decline, endangered or possibly extinct.

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PCR Workstations

March 27, 2015 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mystaire Misonix offers MY-PCR Prep workstations. MY-PCR Prep provides the molecular biology laboratory technician with a “personal cleanroom” for use in the amplification of DNA and RNA. Between amplifications, My-PCR Prep can be irritated with shortwave UV energy to denature potential contaminates and eliminate their ability to be amplified.

Genetic Mutation Explains Why, in Rare Cases, Flu Can Kill

March 27, 2015 10:39 am | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

Nobody likes getting the flu, but for some people, fluids and rest aren’t enough. A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital — perhaps needing ventilators to breathe — even while their family and friends recover easily. New research helps explain why: a rare genetic mutation.

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Two Exotic Termites Find Love in Florida

March 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing.

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Precision Medicine Shaping the Future of Cancer Research

March 27, 2015 10:32 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

Nearly 50 years after the “war on cancer” was declared in the United States, precision medicine presages an era of increased understanding of the molecular basis of cancer and of the ability to design treatments tailored to a patient’s own genetic profile, a panel of experts said.

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Nanoparticle Therapy Promotes Wound Healing

March 27, 2015 10:23 am | by Yeshiva University | News | Comments

An experimental therapy developed by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University cut in half the time it takes to heal wounds compared to no treatment at all.

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