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American Who Contracted Ebola Arrives at Maryland Hospital

March 13, 2015 9:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An American healthcare worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit arrived safely at the National Institutes of Health's hospital in Maryland, officials announced early Friday.

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Magnetic Brain Stimulation

March 13, 2015 9:30 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles — a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons, which could be an effective treatment for a variety of neurological diseases, without the need for implants or external connections.

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Study Shows Feasibility of Blood-based Test for Diagnosing Alzheimer's

March 12, 2015 10:29 am | by Mark Wheeler, UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have provided the first evidence that a simple blood test could be developed to confirm the presence of beta amyloid proteins in the brain, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.                                                     

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Swine Flu Outbreak in India Raises Concern

March 12, 2015 10:20 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

MIT study finds evidence that a new strain of H1N1 may carry dangerous mutations.

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Study: Tetanus Shot May Aid Treatment of Deadly Brain Cancer

March 12, 2015 10:09 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might.

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HPLC Column Addresses Difficult-to-Resolve Compounds

March 12, 2015 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phenomenex introduces the Kinetex C8 5-micron core-shell HPLC column. The used C8 phase delivers retention for the analysis of hydrophobic and “sticky” compounds. In combination with Kinetex Core-Shell Technology, this phase gives analysts a high-performance reversed phase alternative for HPLC methods.

A Good Night’s Sleep Does More Than Prevent Yawning

March 12, 2015 9:59 am | by TSRI | News | Comments

Scientists show that proteins critical in day-night cycles also protect cells from mutations.

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Healthcare at the Touch of a Finger

March 12, 2015 9:35 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A new fingerprint ID device gives healthworkers access to accurate patient records.

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Alzheimer's Breakthrough Uses Ultrasound Technology

March 12, 2015 9:25 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Queensland scientists have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory.                                                                            

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Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug R&D Effort

March 12, 2015 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines.                                                                      

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Electric Ice Trays

March 11, 2015 2:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Electric Ice Trays for Life Sciences from tecaLAB are an affordable option for easy bench top cooling. The compact Peltier design allows for maintenance free, constant cooling. Simply plug it in and cool to as low as 25C below ambient.

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Skin Tumors Develop Specific Mutations to Resist Drug

March 11, 2015 10:26 am | by Krista Conger, Stanford School of Medicine | News | Comments

Basal cell carcinomas develop mutations in a protein on the Hedgehog pathway to evade a common drug therapy. Targeting another portion of the pathway may be an effective alternative treatment.                                                            

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Study Shows Connection Between Key Autism Risk Genes in Human Brain

March 11, 2015 10:16 am | by Lindsay Borthwick, Yale | News | Comments

A new study reveals an important connection between dozens of genes that may contribute to autism, a major step toward understanding how brain development goes awry in some individuals with the disorder.                                                 

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Scientists Reveal Structural Secrets of Nature's Little Locomotive

March 11, 2015 10:07 am | by TSRI | News | Comments

Findings could help shed light on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS and other diseases.                             

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Ultra-high Performance HPLC Columns

March 11, 2015 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kinetex EVO C18 columns from Phenomenex Inc. are the latest advancement in ultra-high performance HPLC columns.

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