People who have non-melanoma skin cancer may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. The study showed that individuals with skin cancer were nearly 80 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease compared with people who did not have skin cancer. No such association was found with other types of dementia, such as vascular dementia.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced the new Thermo Scientific Sorvall LYNX superspeed centrifuge series, delivering productivity, safety and reliability to maximize everyday centrifuge use in shared laboratory settings.
Integrated DNA Technologies has announced the launch of PrimeTime qPCR Assay Plates, for high throughput qPCR analysis.
Nikon Instruments Inc. announced the introduction of two all new stereomicroscopes, its Nikon SMZ25 and SMZ18 systems.
Labconco's FlaskScrubber 33 and SteamScrubber 33 Laboratory Glassware Washers now also come in a new overall height of 33 inches rather than the standard 34.1 to 36.1 inches.
President Barack Obama is planning a mental health conference next month in response to gun violence. Presidential spokesman Jay Carney said Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to host the conference June 3 at the White House. Carney said attendees will include mental health advocates, health...
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Aerospace conglomerate United Technologies Corp. says it's donated $3 million to establish an endowed professorship at the Yale Cancer Center in New Haven Lieping Chen will be the first United Technologies Corp. Professor in Cancer Research. Chen is known for research leading to clinical trials...
Scientists have finally recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes. A prominent expert called the work a landmark, but noted that a different, simpler technique now under development may prove more useful.
Expensive, state-of-the-art medical devices and surgeries often are thwarted by the body’s natural response to attack something in the tissue that appears foreign. Now, engineers have demonstrated in mice a way to prevent this sort of response.
New research reports that synthetic silicate nanoplatelets (also known as layered clay) can induce stem cells to become bone cells without the need of additional bone-inducing factors. Synthetic silicates are made up of simple or complex salts of silicic acids.
Purple bacteria are among Earth’s oldest organisms, and among its most efficient in turning sunlight into usable chemical energy. Now, a key to their light-harvesting prowess has been explained by scientists through a detailed structural analysis.
Medical instruments maker Harvard Bioscience Inc. said Wednesday that CEO Chane Graziano has stepped down and is retiring. President David Green will take over as interim CEO as the board starts a search for a new CEO. Graziano, 74, has been CEO of the company since March 1996, and Green has...
Scientists have advanced our understanding of brain plasticity by showing that the brain forms complex new circuits after damage, often far from the damaged site, to compensate for lost function. The study identified the exact regions of the brain that take over when a learning and memory center, known as the hippocampus, is damaged.
A drug developed by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, known as J147, reverses memory deficits and slows Alzheimer's disease in aged mice following short-term treatment. The findings may pave the way to a new treatment for Alzheimer's disease in humans.