News and applications for life science research professionals
Subscribe to Bioscience Technology All

Cities Have Unique Microbial Signatures, Study Shows

April 22, 2016 9:53 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Cities have their own communities of microbes consistent from building to building – and different from the signatures of other cities, says new research.


Biden Urges Cancer Researchers to Collaborate, Calls for Guidance

April 22, 2016 9:46 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor, Drug Discovery & Development | News | Comments

Vice President Joe Biden encouraged the nation’s leading cancer researchers to collaborate more effectively and to share data, as well as provide him with direction, in efforts to accelerate ambitious cancer research goals.


Stirring Bath with Temperature Control and Thermal Lab Beads

April 21, 2016 10:47 am | by TECA Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

TECA's AHP-301MSP Stirring Bead Bath can maintain samples from 0 to 50 C using thermoelectric (Peltier) technology. The controller allows the stirring bead bath to cool to a specific temperature and hold the temperature 24/7.


Cellphone Principles Help Microfluidic Chip Digitize Information On Living Cells

April 21, 2016 10:43 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Phone calls and text messages reach you wherever you are because your phone has a unique identifying number that sets you apart from everybody else on the network. Researchers are using a similar principle to track cells being sorted on microfluidic chips.


Mapping Neurons to Improve Parkinson's Treatment

April 21, 2016 10:39 am | by Caltech | News | Comments

Researchers have mapped out the pathways of a set of neurons responsible for the kinds of motor impairments--such as difficulty walking--found in patients with Parkinson's disease.


Micro Heart Muscle Created From Stem Cells

April 21, 2016 10:33 am | by Gladstone Institutes | News | Comments

Scientists have invented a new way to create three-dimensional human heart tissue from stem cells that dramatically reduces the number of cells needed, making it an easier, cheaper, and more efficient system. The tissue can be used to model disease and test drugs.


Taking Aspirin Could Increase Cancer Survival by 20 Percent

April 21, 2016 10:32 am | by Cardiff University | News | Comments

Patients receiving cancer treatment could increase their chance of survival by up to 20 percent and help stop their cancer from spreading by taking a low-dose of aspirin, new research suggests.


Optogenetics Sheds Light on Pain Relief

April 21, 2016 10:17 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Using optogenetics, researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University have shown a non-invasive, highly-specific form of pain relief in mice. The findings contribute to the understanding of chronic pain physiology and set the stage for an alternate method of pain treatment.


Botox May Lessen Chronic Migraines

April 21, 2016 10:09 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Botox, often used to even out wrinkles, can also be used to ease chronic migraines, according to updated guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology.


Software Toolkit Provides Integrated Workflow for Cellular Imaging

April 20, 2016 10:48 am | by Molecular Devices, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The ImageXpress Micro 4 High-Content Imaging System and MetaXpress High-Content Image Acquisition and Analysis Software provide a premiere, integrated and scalable toolset for optimal 3D image acquisition and analysis.  

Are Lab Mice Too Cold? Why it Matters for Science

April 20, 2016 10:32 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

A typical mouse laboratory is kept between 20 and 26 degrees C, but if the mice had it their way, it would be a warm 30 degrees C. While the mice are still considered healthy at cooler temperatures, they expend more energy to maintain their core temperature, and evidence is mounting that even mild chronic cold stress is skewing results in studies of cancer, inflammation, and more.


Scientists Reveal How the Brain Generates Respiratory Rhythm

April 20, 2016 10:28 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Bringing a steady supply of fresh air to the lungs can seem like a simple task, but breathing is a careful orchestration of brain and body. Now scientists have introduced a new concept of how the brain is involved in this essential function, providing new insight into how breathing disorders could be treated in the future.


Better Preemie Pain Relief Sought Amid New Call for Action

April 20, 2016 10:21 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

It happens every day to the most vulnerable infants in hospital intensive care units: fragile babies born way too soon are poked, prodded and jabbed as part of medical care meant to help them survive - and it can be heart-wrenching to watch.


How Did Human Paired Limbs Evolve? Study Targets Role of Gill Arch in Fish

April 20, 2016 10:17 am | by Marine Biological Laboratory | News | Comments

Sharks, skates, and rays are oddities among the fish: They have appendages growing out of the gill arch, a small cradle of bones that supports the gills. This anatomical peculiarity has led to the proposal that the paired limbs of humans, and before that the paired fins of fish, evolved from the transformation of gill arches in early fish.


Genetic Variants Linked to Well-being, Depression, Neuroticism Identified

April 20, 2016 9:28 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

An international team of scientists has performed a genome-wide analysis on nearly 300,000 individuals, in one of the largest genomic studies on behavioral genetics to date, and identified genes connected to subjective well-being, depressive symptoms and neuroticism. 



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.