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Genes Influence How Your Brain Reacts to Emotional Information

May 7, 2015 11:05 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to new research. The study, recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience, found that carriers of a certain genetic variation perceived positive and negative images more vividly, and had heightened activity in certain brain regions.

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J&J Seeks Bioethics Advice on Compassionate Use of Drugs

May 7, 2015 10:44 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Dying patients sometimes seek emergency access to experimental medicines, desperate for a last-chance treatment even if there's little proof it could help. Now drug giant Johnson & Johnson is taking an unusual step, turning to independent bioethicists for advice on when to say yes or no.

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Blood Test May Predict Outcome of Infant Heart Surgery

May 7, 2015 9:52 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

New research suggests it may be possible to predict an infant’s progress following surgery for congenital heart disease by analyzing a number of important small molecules in the blood.

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Study Reveals Link Between Protein, Sleep Cycle

May 7, 2015 9:06 am | by Joe Shust, Editor, Continuity Insights | Articles | Comments

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at McGill and Concordia Universities in Montreal, discovered what could become a way for humans to re-set their ‘biological clock’ without light.  This could lead to breakthroughs in treating a wide range of issues, from sleeping disorders to jetlag.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Market Value Will Exceed $13 Billion

May 7, 2015 8:54 am | by Kyle S. Nicholson, PharmD, GlobalData Neurology Analyst | Articles | Comments

Disease-modifying treatments and novel symptomatic therapies with innovative mechanisms of action will enter the arena during the forecast period and become routinely used in care.

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Electric Brain Stimulation Has Mixed Effect on IQ

May 7, 2015 8:54 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The goal of the study was to see how transcranial direct current stimulation affected IQ scores. 

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Droplet Digital PCR PrimePCR Assay Kits for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research

May 6, 2015 4:35 pm | by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., announced the launch of two PrimePCR Assay Kits for Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) (ddPCR). This release expands Bio-Rad’s offering of predesigned, fully wet-lab validated assays with kits for SMN1 and SMN2 copy number determination.

Wireless Neural Stimulation

May 6, 2015 4:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Triangle BioSystems International (TBSI) presents two dual-channel wireless neural stimulation headstage systems that allow researchers to generate and upload two, separately customizable waveform patterns via a USB dongle receiver.

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Benchling Research Platform

May 6, 2015 3:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Benchling is a cloud-based platform that provides a suite of tools for life science - centered around a digital laboratory notebook - that accelerates R&D by tracking experiment details, facilitating collaboration, and streamlining data analysis. The Benchling Research Platform features: apps for core functions, such as designing DNA, creating interactive protocols, and annotating gel images

OEM Wide Assortment of PEEK Tubing

May 6, 2015 3:36 pm | by VICI Valco | Product Releases | Comments

VICI Valco’s new assortment of PEEK Tubing is one of the largest offerings in the world and is available in a variety of natural PEEK, solid color coded, dual layer color coded, striped and dash-stripe coded. Dual Layer Color-Coded eliminates any concern that a critical sample stream could be contaminated by pigments used to color code the tubing.

High Throughput Flow Cytometry Platform

May 6, 2015 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

The A700 High Throughput Hotel (HTH) is the latest addition to the Stratedigm automation family. The A700 is a high-speed microplate mover offering proven, reliable performance with flexible plate handling.

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Changing Conditions on a Super Earth

May 6, 2015 11:04 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Astronomers have detected wildly changing temperatures on a super Earth – the first time any atmospheric variability has been observed on a rocky planet outside the solar system – and believe it could be due to huge amounts of volcanic activity, further adding to the mystery of what had been nicknamed the ‘diamond planet’.

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Green Tea Extract and Exercise Hinder Progress of Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

May 6, 2015 10:51 am | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Comprehensive study of EGCG, a compound found in green tea, could lead to treatments of Alzheimer’s in humans.

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Study Finds New Potential Melanoma Drug Target

May 6, 2015 10:10 am | by UNC | News | Comments

A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon. The authors of a new study report that they found high levels of an enzyme in melanoma samples that they believe is a potential drug target.

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Research Finds “Fuzzy Thinking” Effect in Depression, Bipolar Disorder is Real

May 6, 2015 9:50 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

 Very large study adds to evidence that mood disorders are points on a spectrum, not completely separate – and could lead to better diagnostic tests.

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