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

FREE Email Newsletter Bioscience Technology Daily

Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

October 23, 2014 2:27 pm | by Seth Borenstein - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they're incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. First, the reality check: More Americans have married Kim Kardashian — three — than contracted Ebola in the U.S. The two Dallas nurses who came down with...

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

October 23, 2014 1:26 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

New federal Ebola response squads are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified. President Barack Obama last week said there was a need for a rapid response team — he called it "a SWAT team, essentially" — to be sent within hours to any U.S. city where a...

Single-use Process Container Film for High-Volume Biopharmaceutical Applications

October 23, 2014 1:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

EMD Millipore has expanded its single-use film offerings with the introduction of PureFlex Plus film, a robust, durable film used in the construction of Mobius single-use process containers for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Advertisement

Patent expirations hit Eli Lilly 3Q profit

October 23, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Co. said Thursday that its net income and sales sank in the third quarter after its antidepressant Cymbalta lost patent protection and faced competition from less-expensive generics. Lilly said its revenue from Cymbalta plunged 73 percent and revenue from the osteoporosis treatment...

Triple Quad GC-MS/MS

October 23, 2014 1:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The GCMS-TQ8040 with Smart MRM from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments features high-efficiency sample throughput, quick and easy method development, low detection limits and Scan/MRM.

TOPICS:

Scientists to Use Tiny Particles to Fight Big Diseases

October 23, 2014 12:49 pm | Videos | Comments

Physicians will tell you: They are not winning the war on ovarian cancer. But researchers have combined medicine and advanced nanotechnological engineering to create a smarter, more targeted therapy that could overcome the most lethal gynecologic cancer.

TOPICS:

New ALS-associated Gene Identified

October 23, 2014 12:33 pm | News | Comments

Using an innovative exome sequencing strategy, a team of international scientists has shown that TUBA4A, the gene encoding the Tubulin Alpha 4A protein, is associated with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).         

TOPICS:

Environment Could Improve Stem Cell Therapies

October 23, 2014 12:27 pm | News | Comments

Stem cell therapies are being hailed as a potential cure for many major health conditions, but there is much still to learn about the highly complex environments needed to optimize these therapies, according to new research.       

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Study Clarifies How Body Defends Against Harmful Bacteria

October 23, 2014 12:14 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have identified an unusual process by which the body can sense the presence of pathogenic bacteria and destroy them. Rather than detect the microbes directly, individual cells monitor how the bacteria interfere with the functioning of energy-producing cellular structures called mitochondria.

TOPICS:

Fast Modeling of Cancer Mutations

October 23, 2014 12:06 pm | News | Comments

Researchers now developed a new way to model the effects of these genetic mutations in mice. The approach, based on the genome-editing technique known as CRISPR, is much faster than existing strategies, which require genetically engineering mice that carry the cancerous mutations.

TOPICS:

Real-time System Monitors Dangerous Bacteria in the Body

October 23, 2014 11:56 am | News | Comments

Combining a PET scanner with a new chemical tracer that selectively tags specific types of bacteria, researchers working with mice report they have devised a way to detect and monitor in real time infections with a class of dangerous Gram-negative bacteria.

TOPICS:

45,000-year-old Modern Human DNA Sequenced

October 23, 2014 11:46 am | News | Comments

A research team has sequenced the genome of a 45,000-year-old modern human male from western Siberia. A genome comparison showed that he lived close in time to when the ancestors of present-day people in Europe and eastern Asia went different ways.

TOPICS:

U.S. to Track Everyone Coming from Ebola Nations

October 23, 2014 8:30 am | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.            

TOPICS:

Noteworthy ballot measures in upcoming election

October 23, 2014 5:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 140 ballot measures will be decided by voters in 42 states in the Nov. 4 general election. Among the noteworthy subjects being addressed: ___ ABORTION In Colorado, a "personhood" amendment would add fetuses to those protected by the state's criminal and wrongful death act. Opponents...

AP-GfK Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola

October 23, 2014 3:26 am | by Lauran Neergaard - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Amid worry here, most Americans say the U.S. also should be...

Pages

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