Seven U.S.-based researchers are sharing a €1 million ($1.3 million) prize from a Portuguese foundation for their work developing treatment for angiogenic diseases of the retina, the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. The recipients, announced Wednesday, included six researchers...
Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday.
People with blood type AB were 82 percent more likely to develop the thinking and memory problems than people with other blood types, according to a new study.
The Solaris quantitative optical molecular imaging system from PerkinElmer Inc. is a preclinical solution for use in small and large animal studies.
The 20/30 Perfect Vision microspectrophotometer from CRAIC Technologies now has Raman microspectroscopy capabilities.
The Progenesis QI Version 2.0 from Waters Corp. is the next generation of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) software for small molecule 'omics data analysis.
The SimpliNano from GE Healthcare is a simple-to-use microvolume spectrophotometer for straightforward concentration and purity measurements of nucleic acids and proteins.
People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, according to a new study.
On this episode of Bioscience Technology This Week, Christina Jakubowski discusses a new study that shows a link between idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis cases and asbestos exposure. Our second story showcases how immune cells use two critical receptors to clear dead cells from the body.
Taking benzodiazepines (widely prescribed drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia) is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, particularly for long-term users, suggests a new study.
For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an “electronic skin” that “feels” and images small lumps that fingers can miss.
Numerous studies have linked social interaction to improved health and survival in humans, and new research confirms that the same is true for baboons.
Scientists have developed a mathematical and computational technology that allows researchers to more accurately map the large, long connections within the white matter tissue of living human brains.
Over the years researchers have made tremendous strides in the understanding and treatment of cancer by searching genomes for links between genetic alterations and disease. Now, a team of researchers has mined "junk DNA" sequences to identify a non-protein-coding RNA whose expression is linked to ovarian cancer.
People with asthma often have a hard time dealing with respiratory viruses such as the flu or the common cold, and researchers have struggled to explain why. Now, the answer is becoming clearer.