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'Marijuana Receptor' Might Hold the Key to Male Fertility Treatments

April 11, 2016 9:05 am | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | News | Comments

Research in The FASEB Journal suggests that cannabis exposure may affect DNA-bound proteins, sperm chromatin and have an impact on fertility, embryo development and offspring health.


Controlling Bad Cholesterol Could Prevent Tumor Growth

April 11, 2016 8:59 am | by University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry | News | Comments

Several studies have recognized a link between obesity and cancer. New research investigates how tumor cells grow through scavenging very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) and low-density lipoproteins (LDL), commonly known as the "bad cholesterol," and what mechanisms can be used to reduce the malignant cells' growth.


Is a Common Painkiller Hampering our Ability to Notice Errors?

April 11, 2016 8:50 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

It's been known for more than a century that acetaminophen is an effective painkiller, but according to a new study, it could also be impeding error-detection in the brain. The research is the first neurological study to look at how acetaminophen could be inhibiting the brain response associated with making errors.


Zika Virus May Now be Tied to Another Brain Disease

April 11, 2016 8:46 am | by American Academy of Neurology | News | Comments

The Zika virus may be associated with an autoimmune disorder that attacks the brain's myelin similar to multiple sclerosis, according to a small study that is being released today.


A Newly Discovered Way for Cells to Die

April 8, 2016 5:06 pm | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

Some cells are meant to live, and some are meant to die. The linker cell of Caenorhabditis elegans, a tiny worm that is a favored model organism for biologists, is among those destined for termination. 

Studying Elephant Seals to Understand How Carbon Monoxide can be Therapeutic

April 7, 2016 4:49 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Michael S. Tift, a Ph.D. candidate at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography spoke to Bioscience Technology about how studying the elephant seal may provide insights into the underlying biology behind the protective effects of carbon monoxide, and help guide methods for CO-based therapies in humans. 


Immunoassay Blocking Reagents Guide

April 7, 2016 9:50 am | by AMSBIO | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has released a new 16-page practical guide that provides a detailed overview on how blockers can be used to reduce non-specific binding in immunoassays.

WHO: Diabetes Rises Fourfold Over Last Quarter-century

April 7, 2016 9:46 am | by Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | News | Comments

Excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth drove a nearly four-fold increase in worldwide cases of diabetes over the last quarter-century, affecting 422 million people in 2014, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday.


Scientists Look at Hangers-on Amid Mass Die-off of Bats

April 7, 2016 9:44 am | by Michael Hill, Associated Press | News | Comments

As white-nose syndrome kills millions of bats across North America, there's a glimmer of hope at hibernation spots where it first struck a decade ago: Some bats in some caves are hanging on.


Building a New Kind of Brain-imaging System

April 7, 2016 9:39 am | by UNC | News | Comments

 A tiny juvenile fish. That’s what’s at the center of a big effort to image the brain of a vertebrate organism like never before. An international team hopes to create a new imaging system to study individual neurons in high resolution throughout the entire brain of a freely moving vertebrate.


Engineers Develop a Pill for Long-term Drug Release

April 7, 2016 9:33 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers have designed a new type of pill that, once swallowed, can attach to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and slowly release its contents.


Tomatoes May Protect Against Radiation Damage

April 7, 2016 9:28 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Lycopene – the red color in tomatoes – has been shown in a new study to protect cells against the damaging effects of radiation at low oxygen concentrations, and the findings could one day help improve radiation therapy.


Could Blueberries Help Mitigate PTSD Problems?

April 7, 2016 9:08 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Rats fed a diet rich in blueberries saw changes in levels of a gene associated with an increased risk of suicide, suggesting patients who suffer from problems associated with post-traumatic stress disorder could benefit from the fruit.


Mass Flowmeter Equipped with Signal Converter

April 6, 2016 9:39 am | by KROHNE Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KROHNE, Inc.'s new OPTIMASS 6400, is an all-new twin bent tube Coriolis mass flowmeter, ideal for standard liquid and gas applications in the chemical and petrochemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and energy and power industries.

New Syndrome that Causes Rare Intellectual Disability Named

April 6, 2016 9:29 am | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Pediatric researchers, using high-speed DNA sequencing tools, have identified a new syndrome that causes intellectual disability (ID).



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