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Endo Health names Upadhyay as its next CFO

September 9, 2013 2:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Endo Health Solutions said Monday that former Becton Dickinson executive Suketu Upadhyay will join the company as chief financial officer Sept. 23. Upadhyay has been Becton Dickinson & Co.'s chief accounting officer and was interim CFO from November 2012 to July 2013. Endo Health Solutions...

Capturing Brain Activity with Sculpted Light

September 9, 2013 2:20 pm | News | Comments

Researchers in Vienna developed a new imaging technique to study the function of entire nervous systems. Scientists at the Campus Vienna Biocenter (Austria) have found a way to overcome some of the limitations of light microscopy. Applying the new technique, they can record the activity of a worm’s brain with high temporal and spatial resolution, ultimately linking brain anatomy to brain function.

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Diabetes and Depression

September 9, 2013 2:19 pm | by Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

Diabetes and Depression

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Moving Genes Have Scientists Seeing Spots

September 9, 2013 2:07 pm | News | Comments

An international team of scientists led by the UK’s John Innes Centre and including scientists from Australia, Portugal, China and Italy has perfected a way of watching genes move within a living plant cell. Using this technique scientists watched glowing spots, which marked the position of the genes, huddle together in the cold as the genes were switched “off”.

Mass Spectrometer for Proteomics and Tissue Imaging Research

September 9, 2013 2:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu introduces the new MALDI-7090 MALDI TOF-TOF mass spectrometer targeted for proteomics and tissue imaging research. The combination of Shimadzu’s MALDI TOF-TOF expertise with novel patented technology provides the MALDI-7090 with capabilities for identification and structural characterization of biomolecules.

DNA Used to Assemble a Transistor from Graphene

September 9, 2013 2:01 pm | News | Comments

DNA is the blueprint for life. Could it also become the template for making a new generation of computer chips based not on silicon, but on an experimental material known as graphene? That’s the theory behind a process that Stanford chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao reveals.

A New Approach to Early Diagnosis of Influenza

September 9, 2013 1:40 pm | News | Comments

A new technology is showing promise as the basis for a much-needed home test to diagnose influenza quickly, before the window for taking antiviral drugs slams shut and sick people spread the virus to others, scientists reported at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). 

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Synthetic mRNA Can Induce Self-repair and Regeneration of the Infarcted Heart

September 9, 2013 1:23 pm | News | Comments

A team of scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Harvard University has taken a major step towards treatment for heart attack, by instructing the injured heart in mice to heal by expressing a factor that triggers cardiovascular regeneration driven by native heart stem cells.

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Researchers Uncover Genetic Cause of Childhood Leukemia

September 9, 2013 12:55 pm | News | Comments

For the first time, a genetic link specific to risk of childhood leukemia has been identified, according to a team of researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, University of Washington, and other institutions.

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Calif. neuroscientist helps light up Hart's shows

September 9, 2013 1:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has a new piece of equipment accompanying him on his latest tour — a cap fitted with electrodes that capture his brain activity and direct the movements of a light show while he's jamming on stage. The sensor-studded headgear is an outgrowth of...

J&J recalls Infant Motrin due to plastic specks

September 6, 2013 6:41 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is recalling 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula due to the risk that they contain tiny plastic particles. J&J's McNeil unit said Friday that the recall affects three lots of its popular Motrin Infants' Drops Original Berry Flavor, which is used to lower fever and...

Researchers to Sequence Genomes of Newborns

September 6, 2013 11:09 am | by Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

Parents of some Boston-area newborns will have a rare opportunity to have their baby’s DNA completely analyzed as part of the first-ever randomized trial to explore the benefits and risks of genome sequencing (reading the entirety of a person’s DNA) in this age group. The five-year study will assess the baby’s risks of future diseases and how that information affects the baby’s medical care.

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HRM Software with Extended Compatibility

September 6, 2013 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Biognosys AG announced the second release of its Spectronaut software for analysis of Hyper Reaction Monitoring (HRM) data. HRM is a targeted proteomics technology that enables reproducible and accurate quantification of thousands of proteins in a single instrument run.

Low Temperature Freezers in Five Sizes

September 6, 2013 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

SUMMIT AccuCold, a division of Felix Storch Inc., introduces a new line of -45 C capable chest freezers. Designed and manufactured in Denmark by ELCOLD, these units are ideal for storing temperature sensitive materials in laboratory and medical facilities.

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B-12 Deficiency Could Speed Dementia

September 6, 2013 10:46 am | News | Comments

Being even mildly deficient in vitamin B-12 may put older adults at a greater risk for accelerated cognitive decline, a new observational study suggests. Scientists examined data from 549 men and women who had an average age of 75 at the start, were divided into five groups based on their vitamin B-12 blood levels.

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