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Measuring Immune Cells Before Surgery May Help Predict Recovery Time

November 19, 2015 9:55 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

The behavior of a type of white blood cell can indicate how soon patients will be back on their feet after hip surgery, according to a study.


Research Yields Potential Treatment Approach for Glycogen Storage Disease

November 19, 2015 9:47 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

 Researchers have identified a potential treatment strategy for an often-fatal inherited glycogen storage disease.


Neuroscientists Reveal How the Brain Can Enhance Connections

November 19, 2015 9:39 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the new information by tuning connections between neurons. Neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism that contributes to the strengthening of these connections, also called synapses.


Lab-grown Vocal Cords Offer Hope of Treating Voice Disorders

November 19, 2015 9:31 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

From mom's comforting croon to a shout of warning, our voices are the main way we communicate and one we take for granted unless something goes wrong. Now researchers have grown human vocal cords in the laboratory that appear capable of producing sound - in hopes of one day helping people with voice-robbing diseases or injuries.


Experiencing Major Stress May Help Adults Deal with Daily Stress

November 19, 2015 9:10 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A small new study from North Carolina State University has found that experiencing a major stressful event may actually make older adults more resilient to fluctuations of minor day-to-day stress.


50 Years Later, Consortium Looks for Freeze-drying Overhaul

November 19, 2015 8:56 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Lyophilization, also known as freeze-drying, is a critical technology for the food industry, pharmaceuticals and biotech. However, the process, which removes water from products at low temperatures and low pressure, is expensive, time-consuming and has remained unchanged for the last 50 years. 


Adjustable Tip Spacing Pipette Improves Productivity & Reproducibility

November 18, 2015 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

INTEGRA reports on a new technical note produced by Analytik Jena that compares the performance of the INTEGRA VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing multichannel pipette with a manual single channel pipette for performing real-time PCR experiments.

RNA-Based Drugs Give More Control Over Gene Editing

November 18, 2015 10:24 am | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers demonstrate a commercially feasible way to use RNA to turn the CRISPR-Cas9 system on and off as desired — permanently editing a gene, but only temporarily activating CRISPR-Cas9.


Nanotech-based Sensor Developed to Measure MicroRNAs in Blood

November 18, 2015 10:17 am | by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis | News | Comments

A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor developed and tested by researchers holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other cancers.


Human Gene Prevents Regeneration in Zebrafish

November 18, 2015 10:08 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

Regenerative medicine could one day allow physicians to correct congenital deformities, regrow damaged fingers, or even mend a broken heart. But to do it, they will have to reckon with the body’s own anti-cancer security system. Now researchers have found a human gene that may be a key mediator of this tradeoff, blocking both tumors and healthy regeneration.


Busy Brain Region

November 18, 2015 10:02 am | by Max Planck Institute | News | Comments

When you read a book and listen to music, the brain doesn’t keep these two tasks nicely separated. A new study shows there is an area in the brain which is busy with both at the same time: Broca’s area.


Vigorous Exercise May Protect Men From Lethal Prostate Cancer

November 18, 2015 9:54 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may cut their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent.


At World’s Top Science Film Fest, Record Numbers of Genre-Busting Films

November 18, 2015 8:53 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | News | Comments

Sponsored by Google, Rockefeller and Columbia universities, and the two most-cited of all the world’s 14,000 science journals, Science and Nature, the 8th annual Imagine Science Film Festival, which travels the globe, featured more films (140) from more nations (30) than ever before when it landed in New York City October 16 to 24.


Google, AHA Partner on Investment for Heart Disease Research

November 18, 2015 8:00 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The hope is the union of technology and medicine will help pinpoint the underlying causes of heart disease.


Remotely Controlled Chilling & Heating Stations

November 17, 2015 11:06 am | by Torrey Pines Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific announces its EchoTherm Series of remotely controlled heating and chilling dry baths Models RHB20 and RIC20. They are for use in robotic systems and in fume hoods or environmental chambers where remote control is necessary.


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