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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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’.


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.


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.


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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