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Drug Perks Up Old Muscles and Aging Brains

May 18, 2015 9:39 am | by University of California Berkeley | News | Comments

Whether you’re brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and muscle tissue.

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Cardiologists, Veterinarian Work Together to Fix Cat's Heart

May 18, 2015 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A California cat named Vanilla Bean with a congenital heart defect got a rare chance at another life.

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Orange Juice is Good for Your Brain

May 18, 2015 9:16 am | by Unviersity of Reading | News | Comments

Drinking orange juice could help improve brain function in elderly people, according to new research from the University of Reading.

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Great White Shark Cruising East Coast Becomes Twitter Star

May 18, 2015 9:04 am | by Philip Marcelo, Associated Press | News | Comments

An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. (at)MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.

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Bioscience Bulletin

May 18, 2015 8:54 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In case you missed any exciting news on Bioscience Technology last week, here is a round-up of the top five most popular stories.

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Five Biotech Startups to Check Out This Month

May 18, 2015 8:53 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

These companies are having an interesting year so far.

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Worthington Animal/Xeno-Free Enzymes

May 15, 2015 4:10 pm | Worthington Biochemical Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

New Worthington grades of Collagenase, recombinant Nucleases DNase I and RNases A, T1 & T2 and Neutral Protease (Dispase®). All certified Animal/Xeno-Free (AF) to minimize potential BSE/TSE (prion) and mammalian virus contamination risks associated with bovine and other animal-sourced enzymes for primary and stem cell isolation, bioprocessing and other biopharm related applications.

ELISA Kit Development

May 15, 2015 3:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Creative Diagnostics provides contract ELISA development kit services for the R&D and IVD community. We conduct ELISA kit development services for supporting regulatory approval submission. Creative Diagnostics will carry out the approval proposal and deliver the expected results and documents in a time and cost effective manner.

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E-308 Hybridization System

May 15, 2015 2:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Programmable system and humidifying that automates the steps in a slide-based FISH procedure, and provides walk-away convenience for clinical and research personnel. Up to 12 slides can be easily being added or removed with one hand. Two-side heating of slides that allows achieving exact correspondence of the set and actual temperature and maintaining uniform temperature across all slide positions.

Adaptable, Semi-automatic Microplate Sealer

May 15, 2015 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MiniSeal II semi-automatic microplate sealer from Porvair Sciences comes complete with adapters enabling it to process deep well, shallow well, low profile deep well, filter and assay plates that conform to the ANSI / SLAS standard format.

Vitamin D Levels Help Predict Survival of Sick Cats

May 15, 2015 10:39 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Vitamin D could give your sickly feline friend its 10th life, according to a recent study. New research from the University of Edinburgh found that higher levels of vitamin D were linked to increased survival changes for hospitalized cats.

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Long-Term Depression May Double Stroke Risk for Middle-Aged Adults

May 15, 2015 10:30 am | by University of California San Francisco | News | Comments

Adults over 50 who have persistent symptoms of depression may have twice the risk of stroke as those who do not, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and UC San Francisco. Researchers found that stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away, particularly for women.

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Diagnosing Sepsis through Genetic Signature

May 15, 2015 9:11 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a pattern of gene activity that could help scientists create a blood test for quickly and accurately detecting whether patients are experiencing a deadly immune-system panic attack.

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Soft Robot, Like an Eel, to Explore Interplanetary Oceans

May 15, 2015 9:10 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An eel-like robot swims through the oceans of alien moons, collecting data, charging itself from antennae on its back using resources in the exotic environment all around. It sounds like the beginning of a big-budget sci-fi thriller. But it’s becoming reality – NASA has announced an award for the “soft robot” concept proposed by a Cornell University engineering team, the agency announced.

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Researchers Solve Multiple Sclerosis Puzzle

May 15, 2015 9:09 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Evidence has long suggested multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease, but researchers have been puzzled because they found the same T cells that attack the myelin sheathing around nerve cells in MS patients are present in healthy subjects as well.

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