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Using Surface Plasmon Resonance with Phage Display Libraries

May 2, 2016 9:05 am | by Mary M. Murphy, Ph.D., Applications Scientist, Reichert Technologies | Articles | Comments

Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and phage display are both techniques that are well suited to high-throughput environments. In particular, phage display has found utility in antibody production. SPR has been explored as a means of substantially reducing the time and number of steps required for phage antibody isolation, while simultaneously providing kinetics and affinity information that are the hallmarks of the SPR technique.  

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Rosacea Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s

May 2, 2016 8:55 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The chronic inflammatory disorder is marked by certain increased proteins, which are also active in some neurodegenerative disorders, the authors from the University of Copenhagen found.

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Screw Cap Tube Recapper Accelerates Storage Process

April 29, 2016 9:59 am | by MICRONIC | MICRONIC | Product Releases | Comments

The new Micronic Univo Screw Cap Recapper SR096 offers users the ability to cap, decap or recap 96 tubes with screw caps in a single action.

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Hawaii Looks to Allow Psychologists to Prescribe Drugs

April 29, 2016 9:55 am | by Marina Starleaf Riker, Associated Press | News | Comments

State lawmakers are poised to make Hawaii one of a handful of states that allow psychologists to prescribe medication in hopes of increasing access to mental health services.

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Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Heart, Brain Cells Using Drugs

April 29, 2016 9:53 am | by Gladstone Institutes | News | Comments

In a major breakthrough, scientists transformed skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using a combination of chemicals. The research lays the groundwork for one day being able to regenerate lost or damaged cells with pharmaceutical drugs.

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Subtle Chemical Changes in Brain Can Alter Sleep-Wake Cycle

April 29, 2016 9:44 am | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

A study sheds new light on the biological mechanisms that control the sleep-wake cycle. Specifically, it shows that a simple shift in the balance of chemicals found in the fluid that bathes and surrounds brain cells can alter the state of consciousness of animals.

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How Old Do You Look? Study Finds an Answer in Our Genes

April 29, 2016 9:36 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

Researchers have found a gene that helps explain why some people appear more youthful than others.

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Friends 'Better Than Morphine'

April 29, 2016 9:29 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

People with more friends have higher pain tolerance, researchers have found.

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Sea Lion that Made Strange, 50-mile Trek to Ranch Found Dead

April 29, 2016 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.

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Health Benefits from 1 Minute of Intense Exercise, Study Says

April 29, 2016 9:14 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

People often complain they don’t have time to exercise or fit a work-out routine into their busy schedules, but a new study may throw that excuse out of the window.  Researchers say just one minute of high intensity exercise results in similar health benefits as 45 minutes of moderate-intensity training. 

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Biotech Startups Partner to Accelerate Personalized Cancer Detection and Treatment

April 28, 2016 11:02 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Houston-based MolecularMatch, which launched its online platform two years ago to connect cancer patients to treatment options and clinical trials, has partnered with Liquid Biotech USA Inc., a personalized cancer diagnostics company, to advance early cancer detection and treatment.

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Hood Helps Close Gaps in Respirator Protection

April 28, 2016 10:06 am | by Kimberly-Clark Professional | Product Releases | Comments

The Kimtech Pure A5 Sterile Elasticized Hood from Kimberly-Clark Professional helps prevent gaps in respirator coverage by offering an uninterrupted seal and customized fit for anyone wearing a full-face respirator.

Exercise Genes? Study Suggests Certain People with Depression May Benefit From Exercise

April 28, 2016 10:03 am | by University of Florida | News | Comments

Call it personalized medicine for depression -- but the prescription in this case is exercise, which researchers have found helps people with certain genetic traits.

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Scientists Establish First Map of the Sea Lion Brain

April 28, 2016 9:56 am | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

A team of neuroscientists has conducted the first comprehensive study of the California sea lion's central nervous system, concentrating on the somatosensory system, which is concerned with conscious perception of touch, pressure, pain, temperature, position and vibration.

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Hawaii Reaches Milestone in Fighting Dengue Fever Outbreak

April 28, 2016 9:51 am | by Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hawaii officials say they have reached a milestone in controlling the state's dengue fever outbreak now that 30 days have passed since the last known infected person was contagious.

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