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New Studies Show Anxiety, Depression, Guilt Harm the Brain

November 26, 2014 | by Bioscience Technology Staff | Articles | Comments

Two studies in recent weeks have found that anxiety, depression and guilt can physically change and damage the brain from preschool through adulthood.

                           

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Vegetable Oil Ingredient Key to Destroying Gastric Disease Bacteria

November 26, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is strongly associated with gastric ulcers and cancer. To combat the infection, researchers developed LipoLLA, a therapeutic nanoparticle that contains linolenic acid, a component in vegetable oils.     

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A Hybrid Vehicle That Delivers DNA

November 26, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

A new hybrid vehicle is under development. Its performance isn’t measured by the distance it travels, but rather the delivery of its cargo: vaccines that contain genetically engineered DNA to fight HIV, cancer, influenza and other maladies.   

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Scientists Seek to Map Origins of Mental Illness

November 26, 2014 8:30 am | Videos | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has convened to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop noninvasive technologies to treat the conditions.                        

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Merry Marijuana: Pot Sellers Woo Holiday Shoppers

November 26, 2014 8:30 am | by Kristen Wyatt - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar.                  

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SLAS2015

November 25, 2014 4:16 pm | Events

SLAS2015 takes place Feb. 7-11 in Washington, DC. Programmed especially for scientists and researchers looking to leverage the latest in technology.

High-power LED Light Engines for Large FOV Fluorescence Imaging Systems

November 25, 2014 4:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Innovations in Optics offers high-power LED Light Engines as excitation illuminators for large field-of-view fluorescent imagers used in life science instruments. 

Cartridge System Protects GPC Columns

November 25, 2014 3:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Phenomenex Inc.'s SecurityGuard family of products includes a cartridge-based system that protects any non-aqueous gel permeation chromatography (GPC) column.

High-throughput Biological Sample Concentrator

November 25, 2014 3:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The miVac Quattro from Genevac is a sample concentrator for biological laboratories tasked with handling larger numbers of samples.

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Cloning Pioneer Proposes Global Network of iPS Cell Banks

November 25, 2014 2:57 pm | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Ian Wilmut, father of the cloned Dolly the Sheep, is now proposing to father a global Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cell handbook— to go with a proposed new global network of IPS cell haplobanks.               

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Brain Scans Help Tailor Alcoholism Treatment

November 25, 2014 2:38 pm | News | Comments

Clinical research is using brain imaging and drug therapy to better understand how microscopic changes in brain connectivity relate to alcohol dependence and recovery.                        

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New Device Could Make Large Biological Circuits Practical

November 25, 2014 2:20 pm | News | Comments

A team of researchers has come up with a way of greatly reducing the unpredictability of biological circuits. The team introduced a device that could ultimately allow such circuits to behave nearly as predictably as their electronic counterparts.   

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Creating Pain-sensing Neurons

November 25, 2014 2:11 pm | News | Comments

After more than six years of intensive effort, including repeated failures that at times made the quest seem futile, researchers have successfully converted mouse and human skin cells into pain-sensing neurons that respond to a number of stimuli.  

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Brain Protein Linked to Sleep May be Alzheimer’s Prevention Target

November 25, 2014 2:02 pm | News | Comments

A protein that stimulates the brain to awaken from sleep may be a target for preventing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. In recent years, scientists have established links between sleep problems and Alzheimer’s.      

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New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Counts on Menus

November 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.     

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Salmonella in 10 States Linked to Raw Sprouts

November 24, 2014 2:58 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning - again. The CDC said 63 people from 10 states concentrated on the East Coast fell ill with salmonella linked to bean sprouts.                   

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