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Study IDs Gene Crucial to Formation of Brain Circuitry

December 5, 2013 1:09 pm | News | Comments

Using a powerful gene-hunting technique, researchers report they have identified a gene involved in building the circuitry that relays signals through the brain.                         


Estrogen Produced by Brain, Not Just Ovaries

December 5, 2013 1:01 pm | News | Comments

A new study reports that the brain can produce and release estrogen— a discovery that may lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the entire aging process.             


Grape Seed Extract Component Effective Against Cancer Cells

December 5, 2013 12:53 pm | News | Comments

The most active component of grape seed extract, B2G2, induces the cell death known as apoptosis in prostate cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed, according to a new study.                   


Stomach 'Clock' Tells Us How Much to Eat

December 5, 2013 12:43 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered the first evidence that the nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food intake to specific times of the day.                           


Eye Test Can Detect Severity of MS

December 5, 2013 12:36 pm | News | Comments

As you step outdoors into the bright sunshine, your pupils automatically contract. Scientists are making use of how this "pupil reflex" is connected to the brain as a potential new way of testing the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS).    


Coffee, Beer Have Opposite Effects on Genome

December 5, 2013 12:28 pm | News | Comments

Coffee and beer are polar opposites in the beverage world. Coffee picks you up, and beer winds you down. Now, researchers have discovered that the beverages may also have opposite effects on your genome.             


Breaking News: Probiotics Alleviate Autism-like Behaviors

December 5, 2013 12:09 pm | News | Comments

Researchers are investigating a potential new therapy for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders by treating gut microbiota with probiotic therapy, which influences autism-like behaviors in a mouse model.           


Report: 135 Million People Will Live with Dementia by 2050

December 5, 2013 12:04 pm | News | Comments

A new report has revealed that the number of people living with dementia worldwide in 2013 is now estimated at 44 million, reaching 76 million in 2030 and 135 million by 2050.                      


Study: Pharmaceutical research boosts Ala. economy

December 5, 2013 5:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new report says clinical drug trials and associated pharmaceutical research have become a major part of Alabama's economy, supporting more than 17,000 jobs. A report issued by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America says more than 3,400 clinical trials of new medicines have...

Germany's Merck to buy materials supplier AZ

December 5, 2013 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's Merck KGaA has announced plans to buy AZ Electronic Materials, which supplies high-tech materials for the electronics industry, for about 1.6 billion pounds ($2.6 billion). Pharmaceutical and high-tech materials company Merck said Thursday that it will offer 403.5 pence ($6.61) in cash...

Jamaica scientist launches medical marijuana firm

December 4, 2013 7:03 pm | by DAVID McFADDEN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A prominent Jamaican scientist and entrepreneur is launching a company that aims to capitalize on medical marijuana, a growing global industry that he asserted Wednesday could be a boon for the island's chronically limping economy. Henry Lowe, a researcher who specializes in medicinal chemistry...

FDA reaches $1.25M settlement with J&J unit

December 4, 2013 6:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it reached a $1.25 million settlement with a division of Johnson & Johnson over allegations that it knowingly shipped faulty sterilization equipment used by hospitals. Under the civil penalty, Advanced Sterilization Products, a unit of...

Fertility Drugs Lead to Multiple Births, Not IVF

December 4, 2013 5:00 pm | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Triplets-and-more increasingly are the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs — not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilization, new research shows.                   


Face transplants thriving 2 years after operations

December 4, 2013 3:18 pm | by LINDSEY TANNER - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances — literally. Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients' facial tissue, a finding that may help improve future face transplant surgeries,...

Bathless Disintegrator

December 4, 2013 1:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The sensIR 3200 from Distek Inc. uses the latest in bathless heating to offer a disintegrator without the mess and drawbacks associated with conventional water bath-based instruments.


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