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Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

November 22, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and identified two new suspected cases, raising concern about further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country. In a statement distributed Saturday, the government said the latest patient had been placed in an...

Plague Outbreak Kills 40 in Madagascar

November 22, 2014 5:57 am | by Lynsey Chutel - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August. Two people have been diagnosed and one has died in the capital, Antananarivo.        

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U-Md. Ebola vaccine study progresses

November 21, 2014 3:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The University of Maryland School of Medicine says it has administered an experimental Ebola vaccine to 20 volunteers in Baltimore. Officials said Friday they expect preliminary results in four to eight weeks. The clinical trial will evaluate different dosages of a vaccine developed by the...

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New bird flu cluster identified in Netherlands

November 21, 2014 10:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch authorities Friday said they will slaughter poultry at a cluster of three farms after new cases of bird flu were found in the town of Kamperveen, in the third outbreak in the Netherlands this week. A new infection was detected Friday morning at a chicken farm in Kamperveen, roughly a...

Bee Brains Offer Insights Into How Human Memories Form

November 21, 2014 10:28 am | News | Comments

University of Queensland scientists have discovered that genes switch off as memories are being formed, allowing for new connections between nerve cells. Read more...                                       

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Streamline Your Sample Preparation

November 21, 2014 10:15 am | by Joanne Ratcliff, PhD, Communications Project Manager, Laboratory Weighing Group, Mettler-Toledo AG | Articles | Comments

Why do labs have such difficultly getting a handle on the source of OOS results? Part of the answer can be attributed to the still-common practice of manual volumetric sample preparation. Now, there is a new technique: gravimetric sample preparation.

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Researchers Find How Mutant Gene Can Cause Deafness

November 21, 2014 10:12 am | News | Comments

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how one gene is essential to hearing, uncovering a cause of deafness and suggesting new avenues for therapies. Read more...                                       

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Researchers Tease Out Glitches in Immune System's Self-Recognition

November 21, 2014 10:06 am | News | Comments

Immunity is a thankless job. Though the army of cells known as the immune system continuously keeps us safe from a barrage of viruses, bacteria and even precancerous cells, we mainly notice it when something goes wrong: “Why did I get the flu this year even though I got vaccinated?” Read more...

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Cellular Origin of Fibrosis

November 21, 2014 10:00 am | News | Comments

Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital say they have found the cellular origin of the tissue scarring caused by organ damage associated with diabetes, lung disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and other conditions. Read more...

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Unwinding the Mysteries of the Cellular Clock

November 21, 2014 9:54 am | News | Comments

Human existence is basically circadian. Most of us wake in the morning, sleep in the evening, and eat in between. Body temperature, metabolism, and hormone levels all fluctuate throughout the day, and it is increasingly clear that disruption of those cycles can lead to metabolic disease. Read more...

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Study: Obesity Fuels Silent Heart Damage

November 21, 2014 9:27 am | News | Comments

Using an ultrasensitive blood test to detect the presence of a protein that heralds heart muscle injury, researchers from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels their risk for heart failure down the road. Read more...      

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Damage to Brain Networks Affects Stroke Recovery

November 21, 2014 9:21 am | News | Comments

Initial results of an innovative study may significantly change how some patients are evaluated after a stroke, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Read more...                  

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Kit Analyzes NFкB Translocation by Imaging Flow Cytometry

November 20, 2014 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amnis NFкB Translocation kit from EMD Millipore allows researchers to better study the nuclear translocation of NFкB.

System Provides Flexibility for OEM Liquid Handling

November 20, 2014 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Cavro Omni Robot 4.0 from Tecan offers extended flexibility with newly embedded control functions and the option to select single axis configurations.

Don’t Open the Freezer Door: Stability vs. Efficiency in ULT Freezers

November 20, 2014 10:55 am | by Joe LaPorte, Director of Product Management, Panasonic Healthcare North America | Articles | Comments

One day, hopefully sooner rather than later, a truly energy-efficient, ultra-low-temperature (ULT) freezer will reach the market. Unfortunately, for now, no technology exists that provides significant gains in efficiency, without compromising unit stability.

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