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Pollution Shrinks Brains, Causes Silent Strokes

April 24, 2015 | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Air pollution can shrink brains, lead to cognitive problems and even cause silent stokes, according to new research published by Stroke a journal of the American Heart Association.

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Some Progestins May Hike Cancer; Some Estrogens May Ward it Off

April 24, 2015 4:03 pm | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

A recent analysis of  long-term after-effects of a specific hormone replacement therapy (HRT)—non-physiologic hormones created by Wyeth—finds that a pattern observed while women took the drugs during the famous Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) remains true years later.

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Economical ±1% Accuracy Mass Flow Meters and Controllers

April 24, 2015 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aalborg Instruments’ upgraded Mass Flow GFM Meters and GFC Controllers, designed respectively to read or set gas flow rates, now include upgraded features that enhance the products’ performance without impacting the cost. Compact and self-contained, both product lines offer instrumentation grade ±1% accuracy for models up to 100 liters.

2015 Neuro Film Festival Winners

April 24, 2015 11:31 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Farrah J. Mateen, M.D., from Cambridge, Mass., is the grand prize winner of the 2015 Neuro Film Festival, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has announced.

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Imaging Reader Gets Microscopy Upgrade

April 24, 2015 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

BioTek’s Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader includes added functionality to both the automated digital microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate detection modes, enhancing phenotypic cellular information and well-based quantitative data.

Wellness Advocate, Bestselling Author: I Faked Cancer

April 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A woman who became a bestselling author and wellness advocate after she claimed she healed herself of a brain tumor through a healthy diet recently admitted she never had cancer, according to a magazine investigation published this week.

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Game Shows Mosquito's-eye View of Malaria

April 24, 2015 10:05 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A new game about the life cycle of malaria that can be played on Android smartphones. Officially launched on World Malaria Day (April 25) The Life Cycle of Malaria is the first game of its kind which tries to visualize the life cycle of the disease in 3-D.

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First Paper with ‘Living Figure’ Published

April 23, 2015 4:29 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

F1000Research, an open access scientific journal for life sciences, has debuted what it calls its first ‘living article.’  Other scientists can contribute their own data to the published scientific paper, and the figure updates live online. 

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Correlative Microscopy Solution Set

April 23, 2015 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

FEI announced a suite of solutions for correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM). New methods in correlative microscopy from FEI bring data from different imaging techniques together automatically.

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CDC Using New Technology to Track Listeria Illnesses

April 23, 2015 10:35 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick | News | Comments

The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

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Oxytocin Can Suddenly Switch on Maternal Behavior

April 23, 2015 10:04 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Injections of the "love" hormone, oxytocin, let non-mother rats suddenly hear the ultrasonic distress sounds of mothers’ pups, according to a study in mice published in Nature.

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International Team Cracks Genetic Code of Upland Cotton

April 23, 2015 9:42 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

The intricately woven genetic makeup of Upland cotton has been decoded for the first time in the ancient plant’s history.

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Link Between Serotonin and Depression is a Myth, Says Psychiatrist

April 23, 2015 9:31 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor, Drug Discovery & Development | Articles | Comments

The widely held belief that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin and that certain antidepressants raise the levels of this neurotransmitter, is a myth, according to a psychiatrist in an editorial article in The BMJ this week.

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Technology Can Transfer Human Emotions to Your Palm Through Air, Say Scientists

April 23, 2015 9:22 am | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a study has shown.

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Babies Feel Pain 'Like Adults'

April 23, 2015 9:00 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults.

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20/30 XL™ Microspectrophotometer

April 22, 2015 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 20/30 XL™ is designed to work with large scale samples, such as 300 mm wafers, to measure thin film thickness as well as the Raman spectra of microscopic sampling areas.

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