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In-Depth Look at History’s Largest Genetic Twin Study

May 27, 2015 9:04 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

The largest meta-study of twins in history—which examines 14.5 million sets of twins — found that, generally, genes and environment play an equal role in human development.


Plate Reader for Simplified Data Analysis

May 26, 2015 10:16 am | Eppendorf North America | Product Releases | Comments

The PlateReader AF2200 from Eppendorf is specially designed for UV/Vis and fluorescence (top and bottom) readings in 6- to 384-well format.


Master Gene Regulator Could be New Target for Schizophrenia Treatment

May 26, 2015 10:12 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a master genetic regulator that could account for faulty brain functions that contribute to schizophrenia.


WHO Addresses Antimicrobial Resistance, Immunization Gaps, and Malnutrition

May 26, 2015 10:05 am | by World Health Organization | News | Comments

The World Health Assembly agreed on resolutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance; improve access to affordable vaccines and address over- and under-nutrition.


Study Maps Prenatal Cells

May 26, 2015 9:57 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Research delivers new data for stem cell scientists to more accurately study infertility.


‘Pain-sensing’ Gene Discovery Could Aid Development of New Pain Treatments

May 26, 2015 9:40 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A gene essential to the production of pain-sensing neurons in humans has been identified by an international team of researchers. The discovery, reported in the journal Nature Genetics, could have implications for the development of new methods of pain relief.


Glancing at Greenery Can Markedly Boost Concentration Levels

May 26, 2015 9:31 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Researchers find only 40 seconds of green can make a huge difference to productivity


Tiny Spheres of Human Cells Mimic the Brain

May 26, 2015 9:22 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Researchers have figured out how to create spheres of neuronal cells resembling the cerebral cortex, making functional human brain tissue available for the first time to study neuropsychiatric diseases such as autism and schizophrenia


Peeking into Healthy Brains to See if Alzheimer's is Brewing

May 26, 2015 9:08 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.


Bioscience Bulletin: Brain Boosters; New Technology

May 22, 2015 2:53 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technology’s new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.


Electronic Pipette Reduces Protocol Time for 96-well PCR Assays

May 22, 2015 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Integra VIAFLO 96 is a handheld 96-channel electronic pipette that has struck a chord with scientists looking for fast, precise and easy simultaneous transfer of 96 samples from microplates without the cost of a fully automated system.

Proteins May Slow Memory Loss in People With Alzheimer’s

May 22, 2015 10:04 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study.


Science Funding Bill Passes a Split House, Despite Scientist Opposition

May 22, 2015 9:53 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The American Competes Reauthorization Act of 2015 was passed by a split House of Representatives Wednesday, amid opposition from a wide swath of the scientific community. The passage also came after hours of negotiations of the bill, which Republicans have said would keep overall federal spending flat – while opponents have said would constrain how the National Science Foundation would be able to spend that money.


Alaska's Popular Walrus Cam Streams Again After a Decade

May 22, 2015 9:42 am | by Mark Thiessen, Associated Press | News | Comments

A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.


Beyond Average

May 22, 2015 9:37 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

New platforms genetically barcode tens of thousands of cells at a time



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