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Gel Protein Recovery System

November 13, 2014 3:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The GPR-850 Gel Protein Recovery instrument from Protea Biosciences Group Inc. delivers efficient recovery of gel separated intact proteins through a multiplexed, automated, microfluidics chip-based process.

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CDC: E-cigarette use rising in high school kids

November 13, 2014 2:58 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials say high schools students' use of electronic cigarettes tripled over three years. In a large national survey last year, 4.5 percent of high school students said they had used an e-cigarette at least one day the previous month. That's up from 1.5 percent in 2011 and 2.8 percent in...

Legionnaire's disease outbreak in Portugal kills 7

November 13, 2014 2:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Portuguese health authorities say the death toll from a recent outbreak of Legionnaire's disease near the capital Lisbon has risen to seven, with 311 people infected. The General Directorate for Health said in a statement Thursday that all the recorded cases are linked to a cluster of small towns...

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Microscope System Offers Biological Imaging with Ease

November 13, 2014 2:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Olympus DSX100 opto-digital imaging system, is a free-angle wide-zoom microscope that combines cutting-edge optical performance with the operational convenience of a smartphone or tablet.

SEM Has 61 Beams Working in Parallel

November 13, 2014 2:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The MultiSEM 505 from ZEISS, a new scanning electron microscope (SEM), features 61 beams working in parallel, and offers a capture speed of 1220 megapixels per second at a pixel size of 4 nm. 

Lax contact lens use main cause of eye infections

November 13, 2014 1:58 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new government report says sloppy care of contact lenses is a main reason for hundreds of thousands of eye infections each year. The reports estimates that there are nearly 1 million patient visits to doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals for treatment of an infection of the cornea called...

USAID urges emergency funds for Ebola hot spots

November 13, 2014 12:58 pm | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. official estimates there are 3,000 active cases of Ebola in West Africa, many of them in small clusters dotted throughout the countryside that require a more rapid and flexible response. Rajiv Shah is administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Shah calls the worrisome...

It's Not Always the DNA

November 13, 2014 12:16 pm | News | Comments

Damaged messenger RNA can jam cellular machines that make protein. The failure to clear the jams and chew up bad messengers is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.                  

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Multi-specimen Perfusion Bioreactor

November 13, 2014 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 3DCulturePro system from Bose Corp. is a multi-specimen perfusion bioreactor designed for biologists, biomedical researchers and scientists who require reproducible and reliable tissue growth.

Remote Access Blot and Gel Imager

November 13, 2014 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The T:Genius imaging system from Syngene allows high performance, walk-away imaging of gels and blots on a smartphone or tablet.

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New Patent May Advance Stem Cell Therapeutics

November 13, 2014 10:29 am | News | Comments

Ki-Bum Lee has developed patent-pending technology that may overcome one of the critical barriers to harnessing the full therapeutic potential of stem cells.                            

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Artificial Retina Could Someday Help Restore Vision

November 13, 2014 10:18 am | News | Comments

The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people. A new development toward a prosthetic retina could help counter conditions that result from problems with this crucial part of the eye.   

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'Supporting' Ear Cells Hold Potential in Hearing Loss

November 13, 2014 10:09 am | News | Comments

There’s a cast of characters deep inside your ears- many kinds of tiny cells working together to allow you to hear. Hair cells, the lead actors, play the crucial role. But new research shows that when it comes to restoring lost hearing ability, the spotlight may fall on some of the ear’s supporting actors.

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The Backwards Brain

November 13, 2014 10:01 am | News | Comments

Humans, like many animals, are accustomed to seeing objects pass behind us as we go forward. Moving backwards feels unnatural. In a new study, scientists reveal that moving forward actually trains the brain to perceive the world normally.    

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6 Health-improving Trends in Science

November 13, 2014 9:52 am | News | Comments

Researchers are collaborating and innovating in ways that are transforming health care as we know it. They're also looking ahead at the trends and influences that are reshaping and accelerating translational science.           

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