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Exercise May Impact Reduced Disease Activity in Children with MS

August 13, 2015 8:33 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who get regular exercise may have a less active disease, according to a new study published online Wednesday in the journal Neurology.


Google's Latest Project: Minuscule Glucose Monitors

August 13, 2015 8:23 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The hope is that these monitors can become the standard of care and replace the current finger-stick testing methods.


New Glove Box Controls Relative Humidity or Oxygen Levels

August 12, 2015 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Nitrogen Purge Series of Glove Boxes from Flow Sciences, Inc. allow the user to purge Relative Humidity or Oxygen Levels down to ~2%. These enclosures are capable of protecting the process by nearly eliminating moisture or oxygen with the flow of inert gas.


Receptors in Brain Linked to Schizophrenia, Autism

August 12, 2015 11:25 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | News | Comments

The loss of a critical receptor in a special class of inhibitory neurons in the brain may be responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders including autism and schizophrenia, according to new research.


Study Suggests REM Sleep Helps the Brain Capture Snapshots of Dream Images

August 12, 2015 11:19 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

An international team of researchers is the first to demonstrate that during dreams, our eyes and brains respond similarly to how they react to images when we’re awake.


Hepatitis C Infection May Fuel Heart Risk

August 12, 2015 11:14 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

People infected with the hepatitis C virus are at risk for liver damage, but the results of a new study now show the infection may also spell heart trouble.


On the Origin of (Robot) Species

August 12, 2015 11:09 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Researchers have observed the process of evolution by natural selection at work in robots, by constructing a ‘mother’ robot that can design, build and test its own ‘children’, and then use the results to improve the performance of the next generation, without relying on computer simulation or human intervention. 


Vitamin Supplement May Prolong Onset of Psychosis

August 12, 2015 10:22 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Patients eligible for participating in this study were between the ages of 13 and 25 because young people are typically most at risk for developing schizophrenia and demonstrate at least one of three risk factors for psychosis. 


Identifying Defective Heart Genes

August 12, 2015 10:13 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

A new technique could eventually enable doctors to diagnose genetic heart diseases by rapidly scanning more than 85 genes known to cause cardiac anomalies.


Scientists Say Fetal Tissue Essential for Medical Research

August 12, 2015 10:00 am | by Collin Binkley and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.


Portable Laboratory Glove Box

August 11, 2015 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Terra Universal, the leader in controlled-environment equipment and furnishings, announces the addition of a portable glove box to their economic ValuLine products. The compact, two-port design is ideal for everyday use in a space-conscious laboratory or clean room.

Scientists Determine How Antibiotic Gains Cancer-Killing Sulfur Atoms

August 11, 2015 10:50 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

In a discovery with implications for future drug design, scientists have shown an unprecedented mechanism for how a natural antibiotic with antitumor properties incorporates sulfur into its molecular structure, an essential ingredient of its antitumor activity.


New Simple Proteins Play Active Role in Cellular Function

August 11, 2015 10:45 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Scientists have developed simple new proteins almost devoid of chemical diversity that still play a surprisingly active and specific role in cellular function, causing cells to act like cancer cells.


Toward Smarter Selection of Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders

August 11, 2015 10:19 am | by Elizabeth Dougherty, MIT | News | Comments

Researchers find that brain scans can predict the success of treatment for social anxiety disorder.


Kids With Cancer Get Futuristic Chance at Saving Fertility

August 11, 2015 10:04 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.



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