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Library Quant Kit

August 20, 2015 10:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NEBNext Library Quant Kit delivers significant improvements to qPCR-based library quantitation for next gen sequencing. The kit for Illumina contains components that are optimized for qPCR-based quantitation of libraries prepared for Illumina next-generation sequencing platforms.

Team Sheds Light on Century-old Biochemical Mystery

August 20, 2015 10:15 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Two scientists have used magnetic resonance measurements showing how glucose is metabolized in yeast to answer the puzzle of the “Warburg Effect.”

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How Traumatic Memories Hide in the Brain, and How to Retrieve Them

August 20, 2015 10:09 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Special brain mechanism discovered to store stress-related, unconscious memories.

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Learning From Nature’s Silky Skills

August 20, 2015 9:52 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Why have we never been able to manufacture fibers as strong and tough as the silks spun by silkworms and spiders? A research team has taken an important step to understanding why we still trail behind nature.

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Clamshell-shaped Protein Puts the 'Jump' in 'Jumping Genes'

August 20, 2015 9:42 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Scientists report they have deciphered the structure and unusual shape of a bacterial protein that prepares segments of DNA for the insertion of so-called jumping genes. The clamshell shape, they say, has never before been seen in a protein but connects nicely with its function: that of bending a segment of DNA into a 180-degree U-turn.

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Antibiotic-resistant 'Superbug' Found at California Hospital

August 20, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Los Angeles-area hospital said Wednesday that some of its patients contracted an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that has been linked to a type of medical scope and infected dozens of people around the country.

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Scientists Find How Obesity Gene Works, a Clue to Treatment

August 20, 2015 9:23 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.

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People Need Less Sleep as They Age, Study Suggests

August 20, 2015 8:36 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Getting older isn’t all bad. New research from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland found the older population needs less sleep than younger counterparts, and feels more awake during the day.

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Instantly Soluble Sterile Media

August 19, 2015 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher laboratory paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, has launched a new range of instantly soluble, sterile media products.

Setting Ground Rules for Nanotechnology Research

August 19, 2015 10:15 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

In two new studies, researchers from across the country have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics.

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Brain Scans Better Forecast Math Learning in Kids Than Do Skill Tests

August 19, 2015 10:04 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Brain scans from 8-year-old children can predict gains in their mathematical ability over the next six years, according to a new study.

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Scientists Successfully Use Zebrafish Embryos to Identify Potential New Diabetes Drugs

August 19, 2015 9:53 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

In experiments with 500,000 genetically engineered zebrafish embryos, scientists report they have developed a potentially better and more accurate way to screen for useful drugs, and they have used it to identify 24 drug candidates that increase the number of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

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So Long, Snout

August 19, 2015 9:37 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

New research shows that bird beaks are the result of skeletal changes controlled by two genetic pathways, shedding light on the origins of one of nature’s most efficient tools.

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Brain Equation: Subtract Protein, Generate Myelin-making Cells

August 19, 2015 9:22 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

A new way to generate oligodendrocytes has potential to enhance treatments for brain injury, MS, Alzheimer’s and more.

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Vitamin D Supplements Have Limited Benefits for Obese Teens

August 19, 2015 8:57 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Results from the study were published online in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

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