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High Quality Specific ChIP-validated Antibodies

November 11, 2015 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chromatrap, a business unit of Porvair Sciences Ltd, has announced the launch of its own range of Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP)-validated antibodies. 

New SARS-like Virus Can Jump Directly From Bats to Humans

November 11, 2015 11:05 am | by UNC | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a new SARS-like virus that can jump directly from its bat hosts to humans without mutation. However, researchers point out that if the SARS-like virus did jump, it is unclear whether it could spread from human to human.


Sensors Successfully Map Electrical Patterns of Embryonic Heart

November 11, 2015 11:00 am | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Highly sensitive sensors have been successfully used to map the electrical activity of the developing heart in embryos, in a study. The study could lead to new insight into how heart rhythm abnormalities develop, the researchers say.


Genetic Factors that Influence Weight and Neurological Disorders Identified

November 11, 2015 10:54 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new study has identified genetic factors that influence motor performance and body weight in a genetically diverse group of mice. The researchers also found the genes identified in the mice overlap significantly with genes related to neurological disorders and obesity in people.


The Life Story of Stem Cells

November 11, 2015 10:46 am | by Max Planck Institute | News | Comments

Stem cells ensure the regeneration and maintenance of the body’s tissues. Diseases like cancer can arise if they spiral out of control. Scientists have designed a mathematical model for mapping the development of populations of haematopoietic, i.e. blood-forming, stem cells with advancing age.


Research Points to Development of Single Vaccine for Multiple Viruses

November 11, 2015 10:40 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

What if a single vaccine could protect people from infection by many different viruses? That concept is a step closer to reality. Researchers  have identified “broadly neutralizing” antibodies that protect against infection by multiple, distantly related alphaviruses – including Chikungunya virus – that cause fever and debilitating joint pain.


Nerve Cells Warn Brain of Damage to the Inner Ear

November 11, 2015 10:34 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

 Some nerve cells in the inner ear can signal tissue damage in a way similar to pain-sensing nerve cells in the body, according to new research. If the finding, discovered in rats, is confirmed in humans, it may lead to new insights into hyperacusis, an increased sensitivity to loud noises that can lead to severe and long-lasting ear pain.


New Smartphone Sensor Detects Nitrogen Dioxide Levels

November 11, 2015 10:26 am | by RMIT University | News | Comments

People could soon be using their smartphones to combat a deadly form of air pollution, thanks to a potentially life-saving breakthrough by researchers.


Static-Sensing Ionizing Bar

November 10, 2015 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

 Terra Universal introduces its new Static Sensing Ionizing bar from Keyence. Positive and negative ions are uniformly dispensed across a wide area to neutralize electro-static discharge (ESD), protecting static-sensitive parts from damage.

Team Finds Long-Sought Protein Sensor for the ‘Sixth Sense’—Proprioception

November 10, 2015 10:20 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

For decades, biologists have been trying to find the crucial sensor protein in nerve endings that translates muscle and tendon stretching into proprioceptive nerve signals. Now a team of scientists has identified this sensor protein in mice.


What Counts as Fair?

November 10, 2015 10:15 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In studies, young children usually default to splitting up resources equally. However, as children get older, they shift toward a merit-based approach, in which people who work harder on a task are rewarded with a bigger portion. New research from neuroscientists suggests that this shift is heavily influenced by children’s ability to count.


Researchers Shed Pharmacological Light on “Dark” Cellular Receptors

November 10, 2015 10:03 am | by UNC | News | Comments

Scientists have created a general tool to probe the activity of orphan receptors, illuminating their roles in behavior and making them accessible for drug discovery.


Implantable Wireless Devices Trigger — and May Block — Pain Signals

November 10, 2015 9:56 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Building on wireless technology that has the potential to interfere with pain, scientists have developed flexible, implantable devices that can activate — and, in theory, block — pain signals in the body and spinal cord before those signals reach the brain.


Study: Even the Normal-weight Should Watch That Apple Shape

November 10, 2015 9:06 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A pot belly can be a bad thing - even if you're not considered overweight. New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs.


Breakthrough Prize Awards $15 M to Life Scientists

November 10, 2015 8:50 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Five scientists, working in the area of life sciences, each received a $3 million award on Sunday night as winners of the Breakthrough Prize.



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