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Scientists Develop Novel Technique for Kidney Research

August 26, 2015 10:39 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

One in four patients treated with the widely used anti-cancer drug cisplatin develop chronic kidney disease. To better understand how the treatment leads to kidney damage, and possibly prevent it, a team of researchers developed a new 3D-imaging technique to peer deep into these vital organs.


These Microscopic Fish are 3D-printed to Do More Than Swim

August 26, 2015 10:23 am | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

Nanoengineers used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots -- called microfish -- that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled.


Doctors Recommend Early Exposure to Prevent Peanut Allergies

August 26, 2015 9:39 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1.


Small Amounts of Teen Exercise Reduce Cancer and Heart Deaths Mid-Life

August 26, 2015 8:29 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Teen girls who exercise as little as an hour a week for three months may reduce, to a surprising degree, risk of death from many diseases in adulthood, according to a Vanderbilt University study.


Failure Can Be Rewarding, Study Finds

August 26, 2015 8:28 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Making a mistake can be a rewarding experience – as long as your brain has a chance to learn from it.


How a Snake Kills Its Prey

August 26, 2015 8:26 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Researchers discovered the specific mechanism boa constrictors use to subdue their prey.


Safety Glasses Holder

August 25, 2015 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Terra Universal introduces a new addition to their special BioSafe product line – a hinged, easy-clean safety glasses holder. The container is designed for comfortable access to stored items, while maintaining stringent cleanliness standards and simplifying sanitation processes.

Protein Found to Play a Key Role in Blocking Pathogen Survival

August 25, 2015 11:16 am | by Helen Knight, MIT | News | Comments

Calprotectin fends off microbial invaders by limiting access to iron, an important nutrient.


Researchers Find New Code that Makes Reprogramming of Cancer Cells Possible

August 25, 2015 11:08 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were. Now, researchers have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy.


Texas Lab Criticized Over Handling of Monkeys for Study

August 25, 2015 9:56 am | by David Warren, Associated Press | News | Comments

A prestigious laboratory in Texas is under federal investigation after auditors issued a preliminary report saying it did not do enough to prevent the suffering of primates who were infected with a deadly virus for a study of the disease.


Imaging Software Could Speed Breast Cancer Diagnosis

August 25, 2015 9:45 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

New software developed by bioengineers could speed up the diagnosis of breast cancer with 90 percent accuracy and without the need for a specialist, according to recent research.


Report: Nearly 47 Million People Now Have Dementia

August 25, 2015 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health researchers say there are now nearly 47 million people living with dementia globally, up from 35 million in 2009. They warned that without a medical breakthrough, numbers will likely double every 20 years.


Unusual Suite of “Women in Science” Initiatives Hailed: Special Report

August 25, 2015 9:28 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Scientists are hailing an Australian institute’s unusual raft of initiatives aimed at wiping out science gender gaps.


Five Biotech Startups to Check Out This Month

August 25, 2015 8:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

These companies are having an interesting month so far.


Clear Bottom Assay Plates

August 24, 2015 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

The unique Krystal 2000 microplate range from Porvair Sciences has been optimized for luminescence and fluorescence assays. A patented manufacturing process, using a ‘two-shot’ mould, provides clear, individual wells in an opaque matrix.


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