After conducting a major review of evidence, the European Food Safety Authority has found that the artificial sweetener aspartame is safe for people to consume at the levels currently used in diet soft drinks.
Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems.
Accelrys, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Ireland-based QUMAS, a leading global provider of Cloud-based and on-premises enterprise compliance software supporting regulatory and quality operations in life sciences and other highly regulated industries.
The targeted therapy ibrutinib continues to stifle relapsed or resistant chronic lymphocytic leukemia for patients in an extended clinical trial while treatment side effects decline in frequency and severity over time, researchers reported at the 55th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition.
Princeton University has begun vaccinating nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis in an unusual federal government-endorsed administration of a drug not generally approved for use in the United States. Seven students and one prospective student who was visiting...
A new microchip-based device may greatly simplify the monitoring of patients’ response to treatment for ovarian cancer— the most lethal form of gynecologic cancer— and certain other malignancies.
AgileBio released a new version of its Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), a complimentary application for its LIMS, LabCollector. ELN is designed to store, organize, find and share all researchers’ laboratory experiments in a variety of life sciences and other industries as well as in academic research laboratories.
The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute and PersonalGenomes.org announced a partnership to identify genetic and environmental contributions to trait and disease development.
Researchers reported promising outcomes data for the first group of boys with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), a fatal genetic immunodeficiency also known as "bubble boy" disease, who were treated as part of an international clinical study of a new form of gene therapy.
Specialty drugmaker United Therapeutics Corp. said Monday that it received a subpoena from federal regulators looking into the company's marketing of three drugs used to treat a form of hypertension. Investigators requested documents on the company's Remodulin injection, Tyvaso inhalation...
There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings report that the brain’s protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact.
New demographic data on humans, animals and plants for the first time unveils such an extraordinary diversity of aging processes that no existing evolutionary theory can account for it.
The G:BOX Image Analysis System from Syngene is newly updated with optimal lighting and filter conditions to allow faster, safer visualization of proteins on stain-free gels.
A new research program will investigate the relationship between exposure to environmental tobacco smoke during pregnancy and childhood and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.
Yes, our prehistoric ancestors had to fend off saber-toothed cats and gigantic hyenas. But did they ever have to take an organic chemistry final or host the in-laws for the holidays? Now that’s stress. And what we eat can either help our bodies fight stress– or hurt the effort.