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New Technique Maps Life's Effects on Our DNA

July 21, 2014 1:39 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a powerful new single-cell technique to help investigate how the environment affects our development and the traits we inherit from our parents. The technique can be used to map all of the 'epigenetic marks' on the DNA within a single cell.

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Missing Sleep May Hurt Your Memory

July 21, 2014 1:32 pm | News | Comments

Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine. The study found participants deprived of a night’s sleep were more likely to flub the details of a simulated burglary they were shown in a series of images.

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New Trigger for Ovulation Could Make IVF Safer

July 21, 2014 12:34 pm | Videos | Comments

Researchers have successfully used a new and potentially safer method to stimulate ovulation in women undergoing IVF treatment. Twelve babies have been born after their mothers were given an injection of the natural hormone kisspeptin to make their eggs mature.

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Common Gene Variants Account for Most Genetic Risk for Autism

July 21, 2014 11:26 am | News | Comments

Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers have found. Heritability also outweighed other risk factors in this largest study of its kind to date.

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New Findings Show Early Seeding of HIV Viral Reservoir

July 21, 2014 11:13 am | News | Comments

A research team has demonstrated that the viral reservoir of HIV-1 infection is established strikingly early after intrarectal simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection of rhesus monkeys and before detectable viremia.         

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Valeant takes Allergan complaints to regulators

July 21, 2014 8:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is complaining to regulators that Botox maker and acquisition target Allergan has been making false statements about its business. The Canadian drugmaker Valeant is trying to acquire California-based Allergan, which has rebuffed several takeover bids and...

Firefighter loses hand to flesh-eating bacteria

July 19, 2014 11:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Rhode Island firefighter who got an infection after being pricked by a thorn has lost his hand to flesh-eating bacteria. Thirty-two-year-old Braden Leonard, of Newport, says he was biking in Ballard Park in June when he fell and a thorn pricked his right hand. The nine-year veteran of the...

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

July 19, 2014 11:16 am | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S. "It's encouraging," said Patrick Sullivan, an Emory University AIDS...

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Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

July 19, 2014 2:20 am | by Ann Sanner - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance. A recent autopsy found that Logan Stiner, 18, had a lethal amount of caffeine in his system when he died...

Professor aims to resume research on pot and PTSD

July 18, 2014 9:19 pm | by Astrid Galvan - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Veterans, medical marijuana activists and scientists welcomed the first federally approved research into pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. But their hopes for the research were dashed when the University of Arizona fired researcher Suzanne Sisley, who undertook the study...

NC company recalls chicken due to misbranding

July 18, 2014 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A North Carolina company is recalling approximately 200 pounds of grilled chicken entrees because they were mislabeled and contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall by B. Roberts Foods of...

Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

July 18, 2014 6:20 pm | by Jim Litke - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few — if any— safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door to a...

FDA: Powdered caffeine can be lethal

July 18, 2014 6:20 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal — it is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner of LaGrange, Ohio, died May 27 after...

Automated Gel Electrophoresis Systems

July 18, 2014 2:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

PerkinElmer launched the LabChip GX Touch and GXII Touch automated electrophoresis systems. The LabChip platform’s key feature is automation of conventional gel electrophoresis, eliminating the need for manual sample preparation. The LabChip GX Touch and GXII Touch reduce hands-on time and simplifying data generation via a user friendly operator touch screen.

Scientists Find New Clues to Brain’s Wiring

July 18, 2014 2:14 pm | News | Comments

New research provides an intriguing glimpse into the processes that establish connections between nerve cells in the brain. These synapses allow nerve cells to transmit and process information involved in thinking and moving the body.     

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