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Magnetic Technology Enhances Bioseparations

July 23, 2014 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO offers MagSi-Direct—a technology that brings magnetic separation to researchers involved in cell biology, protein chemistry, flow cytometry, diagnostics development, and many other fields. MagSi-Direct provides a way to attach virtually any biomolecule to nanoscopic paramagnetic beads.

Faster Drying of Deep-well Microplates

July 23, 2014 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Genevac’s heat transfer plates for centrifugal evaporators enable almost any deep-well plate to be dried up to 50 percent faster than previously possible. The company's heat transfer plate design has a central flexible pad that deforms and molds itself to the exact shape of your deep-well plate.

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Try, Try Again? Study Says No

July 23, 2014 11:00 am | News | Comments

In a new study, a team of researchers has found evidence for a factor that contributes to adults’ language difficulties: When learning certain elements of language, adults’ more highly developed cognitive skills actually get in the way.     

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Bioscience Technology This Week #3: Sense of Smell Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

July 23, 2014 10:50 am | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Bioscience Technology This Week, Editor-in-Chief Rob Fee reports on research claiming that the sense of smell is linked to Alzheimer's Disease development. Our second story examines a new process that could aid cells in gobbling up undesirable neighbors.

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Human Platelets Generated in Bioreactor

July 23, 2014 10:47 am | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro. The work might help address blood transfusion needs worldwide.                  

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Researchers ID Mechanism to Clear Diabetes-related Pancreatic Protein

July 23, 2014 10:43 am | News | Comments

People with Type 2 diabetes have an excess of a protein called islet amyloid polypeptide, or IAPP, and the accumulation of this protein is linked to the loss of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells. Now, a team of researchers may have found a solution in autophagy, a process that clears damaged and toxic proteins from cell.

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Study Examines Therapeutic Bacteria’s Ability to Prevent Obesity

July 23, 2014 10:26 am | News | Comments

A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.

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Unbreak My Heart

July 23, 2014 10:15 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden report how they managed to capture detailed three-dimensional images of cardiac dynamics in zebrafish. The novel approach: They combine high-speed Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM) and clever image processing to reconstruct multi-view movie stacks of the beating heart.

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Mapping Finds New Schizophrenia-linked Genes

July 23, 2014 8:30 am | by Seth Borenstein - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away.   

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Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

July 23, 2014 1:20 am | by David Crary - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. In a confidential 2013 survey of 3,705 high school...

Study: Many heavy kids think they're normal weight

July 23, 2014 12:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. These false impressions were more common in black and Mexican-American children than in white kids, the survey found. Some...

Parts of Chinese City Sealed for Bubonic Plague

July 22, 2014 11:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague. The Chinese news agency Xinhua said Tuesday that 151 people were under observation in the city of Yumen in Gansu province after authorities determined they had come in contact with a man who had died of the plague July 16.

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Dangers of desert dust: new diagnostic tool for valley fever

July 22, 2014 7:22 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

ASU graduate student Krupa Navalkar is the lead author of a new study describing a promising strategy known as immunosignaturing, which can provide clinicians with an accurate identification of valley fever, a potentially serious affliction that is often misdiagnosed. read more

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

July 22, 2014 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of any illnesses caused by the fruit,...

Plate Reader for Simplified Data Analysis

July 22, 2014 3:03 pm | Eppendorf North America | Product Releases | Comments

The PlateReader AF2200 from Eppendorf is specially designed for UV/Vis and fluorescence (top and bottom) readings in 6- to 384-well format.

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