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Scientists to Announce "Doomsday Clock" Time

January 26, 2016 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm are set to announce Tuesday whether civilization is any closer or farther from disaster.


No More Insulin Injections?

January 26, 2016 10:23 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new advance may offer a way to fulfill the promise of islet cell transplantation. The researchers have designed a material that can be used to encapsulate human islet cells before transplanting them. In tests on mice, they showed that these encapsulated human cells could cure diabetes for up to six months, without provoking an immune response.


Simple & Efficient Protocol for Native Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 

January 25, 2016 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chromatrap, a business unit of Porvair Sciences, announces a new patented protocol that is able to simply, quickly and efficiently enrich transcription factors from Native Chromatin.  


Health Officials Probe Tie Between Zika, Paralyzing Syndrome

January 25, 2016 11:10 am | by Jenny Barchfield and Marcos Aleman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Latin American countries are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are behind a rise in a rare and sometimes life-threatening nerve condition that can cause paralysis and leave victims on life-support.


Scientists Take Steps to Make Weak TB Drugs Strong Again

January 25, 2016 11:02 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Biophysicists have discovered why the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) are naturally somewhat resistant to antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones.


New Gene Therapy Treatment Proves Effective for Rare Blood Disorder

January 25, 2016 10:42 am | by UNC | News | Comments

A single injection. That’s all someone with a factor VII deficiency would need for a life-long cure, thanks to a new gene therapy treatment.


Scientists to Investigate New Test to Prevent Stroke

January 25, 2016 10:29 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Scientists will investigate a new way to identify people who might be at high risk of stroke.


'Citizen Scientists' Use Drones to Map El Nino Flooding

January 25, 2016 10:21 am | by Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press | News | Comments

Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face.


Diagnosing Depression Before it Starts

January 25, 2016 10:18 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new brain imaging study may lead to a screen that could identify children at high risk of developing depression later in life.


Are We Ready for a Blood Test for Cancer?

January 25, 2016 10:10 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

What if screening for cancer was as easy as checking your cholesterol? That’s the promise of techniques currently in development that may one day make it possible to detect the earliest stages of cancer with an annual blood draw.


Permeation Tubes

January 22, 2016 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

VICI Metronics’ Dynacal Permeation Tubes are small, inert capsules containing a pure chemical compound in a two phase equilibrium between its gas phase and its liquid or solid phase. At a constant temperature, the device emits the compound through its permeable portion at a constant rate.

Drug Industry to Fight Superbugs Together with Governments

January 22, 2016 11:14 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Dozens of makers of medicines and diagnostic tests have joined together in an unprecedented effort to tackle "superbugs" - infections that increasingly don't respond to drugs and threaten millions of people in countries rich and poor.


Mitochondrial Troublemakers Unmasked in Lupus

January 22, 2016 11:10 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

New findings expose how mitochondria might instigate lupus-like inflammation.


Engineering Foe into Friend

January 22, 2016 11:01 am | by Jessica Fujimori, MIT News Office | News | Comments

What if a centuries-old foe could become a workhorse for drug delivery in the future? Jacquin Niles, an associate professor of biological engineering at MIT, sees potential for such a transformation in what others might consider an unlikely subject: the malaria parasite.


Disappearance of Bolivia's No. 2 Lake a Harbinger

January 22, 2016 10:46 am | by Carlos Valdez, Associated Press | News | Comments

Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain. Lake Poopo was officially declared evaporated last month. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people have lost their livelihoods and gone.



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