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Colonial Dams Changed Predator and Prey in Connecticut Lakes

September 14, 2015 10:40 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

New England colonists didn’t plan to create an evolution laboratory when they dammed the region’s waterways, but these man-made barriers have spurred pronounced changes in both predator fish and the prey they eat, a research team has found.


Neural Circuit in the Cricket Brain Detects the Rhythm of the Right Mating Call

September 14, 2015 10:28 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Delay mechanism within elegant brain circuit consisting of just five neurons means female crickets can automatically detect chirps of males from same species. Scientists say this example of simple neural circuitry could be “fundamental” for other types of information processing in much larger brains.


People Who Eat Junk Food Have Smaller Hippocampi, Australian Researchers Say

September 14, 2015 10:01 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A person who eats more junk food has a smaller part of the brain used in emotion, memory and learning, says a first-of-its kind study from Australian scientists.


Biosafe Step Ladder

September 11, 2015 1:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Terra Universal has advanced their BioSafe product line with a state-of-the-art electropolished stainless steel step ladder for cleanroom applications requiring the highest cleanliness standards.

Female Cowbirds Pay Attention to Cowbird Nestling Survival, Study Finds

September 11, 2015 1:44 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Brown-headed cowbirds have a reputation for being deadbeat parents: They lay their eggs in other birds’ nests and then disappear, the story goes, leaving the care and feeding of their offspring to an unwitting foster family. A new study suggests, however, that cowbird moms pay close attention to how well their offspring do, returning to lay their eggs in the most successful host nests, and avoiding those that have failed


Science Provides New Way to Peer into Pores

September 11, 2015 1:31 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Scientists led a project to “see” and measure the space in porous materials, even if that space is too small or fragile for traditional microscopes.


New Protein Manufacturing Process Unveiled

September 11, 2015 1:22 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a user-friendly technology to help scientists understand how proteins work and fix them when they are broken. Such knowledge could pave the way for new drugs for a myriad of diseases, including cancer.


Scientists Home in on Origin of Human, Chimpanzee Facial Differences

September 11, 2015 11:59 am | by Sanford University | News | Comments

The face of a chimpanzee is decidedly different from that of a human, despite the fact that the apes are our nearest relative in the primate tree. Now researchers have begun to pinpoint how those structural differences could arise in two species with nearly identical genetic backgrounds.


Keeping Gut Bacteria in Balance Could Help Delay Age-related Diseases

September 11, 2015 11:49 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Why do some people remain healthy into their 80s and beyond, while others age faster and suffer serious diseases decades earlier? New research may produce a new way to answer that question — and an approach that could help delay declines in health.


Why MS Symptoms May Improve as Days Get Shorter

September 11, 2015 11:35 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

For patients and clinicians alike, it’s long been a mystery: Why do symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) seem to get better in the winter and worse in the summer? A group has found an explanation that could lead to a deeper understanding of the disease and more targeted treatment options for patients.


Hormone Injections May Have Spread ‘Seeds’ of Alzheimer’s, Study Says

September 11, 2015 10:54 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The “seeds” of Alzheimer’s and related brain diseases may be transmitted by direct tissue transplantation, according to a new study.


Electrochemical Detector

September 10, 2015 12:14 pm | Cecil Instruments Limited | Product Releases | Comments

The latest innovation to the Cecil Instruments high specification, robust, reliable, modular, liquid chromatography instrumentation, has come in the form of the fully redesigned electrochemical detector.

Major Complication of Parkinson’s Therapy Explained

September 10, 2015 12:10 pm | by Columbia University | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered why long-term use of ­­­L-DOPA (levodopa), the most effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease, commonly leads to a movement problem called dyskinesia, a side effect that can be as debilitating as Parkinson’s disease itself.


Researchers Transform Recoded Cells into Factories that Produce Novel Proteins

September 10, 2015 11:50 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

A research team has improved ways to use genetically recoded organisms to produce a host of valuable new protein products that may pave the way for improved cancer drugs.



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