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Small, Magnetic Robots Aim to Inject Drugs into the Bloodstream

July 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Scientists from the University of Houston and Boston Children’s Hospital presented a new research project they’ve been working on at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

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Fluorescent Microarray Scanners

June 30, 2015 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The InnoScan Series of microarray scanners from from Arrayit. The 710 and 710AL are the next generation of microarray scanners and offer greater sensitivity and lower background, dynamic auto-focusing, 2-color fluorescence detection, 3 µm scan resolution, 3 minute scan times and complete software.

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Building a Better Prosthetic Leg for Amputees

June 30, 2015 11:14 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a bionic leg that gives patients with above-knee amputations better control over movement than current prosthetics.

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Discover the Real Beef About Meat

June 30, 2015 11:03 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

With the average cow producing 1000 times more methane than a human, meat production plays a big role in greenhouse gas emissions. But in a world where there’s a growing appetite for meat, how can our food system keep everyone happy while reducing its environmental impact?

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USDA Proposes Healthier Fare for Child, Adult Day Cares

June 30, 2015 10:43 am | by Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press | News | Comments

As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost 50 years, aiming to make the meals at day cares healthier and reduce obesity.

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His and Her Pain Circuitry in the Spinal Cord

June 30, 2015 10:28 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

New animal research reveals fundamental sex differences in how pain is processed.

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Evolving CRISPR

June 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

A team of researchers has found a way to expand the use and precision of powerful gene-editing tools called CRISPR-Cas9 RNA-guided nucleases.

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Why DNA Evidence May Not Be So Reliable

June 30, 2015 8:21 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

A new investigation being conducted by Frontline is focusing on the accuracy of DNA samples used in criminal cases.

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Single-Pass Tangential Flow Filtration with Pellicon Cassettes

June 29, 2015 4:20 pm | EMD Millipore | Product Releases | Comments

Single-pass tangential flow filtration (TFF) with Pellicon cassettes is an enhanced application of EMD Millipore’s existing TFF technology that allows concentration of process streams without the recirculation required in traditional TFF.

New Touchscreen\Rota Rod

June 29, 2015 4:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Panlab’s Rota Rod provides an easy way to test the effects of drugs, brain damage, or diseases on motor coordination or fatigue resistance in rodents. The animal is placed in one of the rotating lanes of the Rota Road and the timer is started. Latency to fall (minutes and seconds) and rotational speed are automatically recorded.

Cell Culture Growth Supplement Formulated
 to Replace Bovine Serum

June 29, 2015 4:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ZenBio, Inc. released a new GroPro Cell Culture Growth Supplement. The  product line allows for culturing of primary cells and cell lines without the concern for transmission of bovine prions and xenogeneic reactions.

New Single-use Harvesting Technology for High Cell Density Cultures

June 29, 2015 3:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), has introduced Sartoclear Dynamics, a clarification system featuring new single-use technology for harvesting mammalian cell cultures with high cell densities.

Microarray Scanner for in vitro Diagnostics

June 29, 2015 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SureScan Dx from Agilent Technologies Inc. is a microarray scanner indicated for use in a clinical laboratory environment when measuring fluorescence signals of labeled DNA or RNA targets hybridized to microarrays used as part of a validated diagnostic assay.

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SAPH-ire Helps Scientists Prioritize Protein Modification Research

June 29, 2015 10:26 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on "hotspots" most likely to be important for biological function.

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TSRI and Biotech Partners Find New Antibody Weapons Against Marburg Virus

June 29, 2015 10:08 am | by TSRI | News | Comments

A new study identifies new immune molecules that protect against deadly Marburg virus, a relative of Ebola virus.

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