States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half_from .08 blood alcohol level to 0.05_matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries, a U.S. safety board recommends. That's about one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 lbs., two for a...
The endothelium, the cellular layer lining the body’s blood vessels, is extremely resilient. Measuring just a few hundred nanometers in thickness, this super-tenuous structure routinely withstands blood flow, hydrostatic pressure, stretch and tissue compression to create a unique and highly dynamic barrier that maintains the organization necessary to partition tissues from the body’s circulatory system.
A surprising new report questions efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying getting to super-low levels may not be worth the struggle. Make no mistake: Most Americans eat way too much, not just from salt shakers but because of sodium hidden inside processed foods and restaurant...
A dozen years after a customer revolt forced Monsanto to ditch its genetically engineered potato, another company aims to resurrect high-tech spuds. This month, tuber processing giant J.R. Simplot Co. asked the U.S. government to approve five varieties of biotech potatoes. They're engineered not to develop ugly black bruises.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the new AdvanceBio Peptide Mapping BioHPLC and ZORBAX RRHD 300-HILIC columns for the separation, characterization and analysis of a wide range of proteins, monoclonal antibodies, peptides and additional biologics.
Steinmeyer Inc. announced a new positioning system, ideal for liquid handling systems and medical dispensing applications.
The Thermo Scientific Smart-Vue wireless monitoring solution is an innovative system that safeguards the integrity of important laboratory storage by continuously monitoring critical parameters of laboratory equipment such as temperature, CO2 concentration and relative humidity.
Miele’s Duo G 7893, with 8.76 cubic feet of interior space, offers four levels of cleaning.
A soon-to-be-tested class of drug inhibitors were predicted to help a limited number of patients with B-cell lymphomas with mutations affecting the EZH2 protein. However, a research team now reports that these agents may, in fact, help a much broader cross section of lymphoma patients.
A team of researchers has invented a method for repairing damaged peripheral nerves. Through a biodegradable implant in combination with a newly-developed Guiding Regeneration Gel (GRG) that increases nerve growth and healing, the functionality of a torn or damaged nerve could ultimately be restored.
When cells suffer too much DNA damage, they are usually forced to undergo programmed cell death, or apoptosis. However, cancer cells often ignore these signals, flourishing even after chemotherapy drugs have ravaged their DNA. A new finding may offer a way to overcome that resistance.
Individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA) who had a specific pattern of gene variations in the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist gene (IL1RN), which is involved in controlling inflammation, were more likely to progress to severe disease than those without the gene variations.
Drug developer Seattle Genetics Inc. said Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration has accepted its application to market the lymphatic cancer treatment Adcetris for some additional uses. The Bothell, Wash., company is seeking approval for Adcetris to be used in treating patients who had...
The Indian government announced the development of a new low-cost vaccine proven effective against a diarrhea-causing virus that is one of the leading causes of childhood deaths across the developing world. The Indian manufacturer of the new rotavirus vaccine pledged to sell it for $1 a dose, a significant discount from the cost of the current vaccines on the market.