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Surprising Similarity in Fly and Mouse Motion Vision

July 30, 2015 10:32 am | by Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology | News | Comments

At first glance, the eyes of mammals and those of insects do not seem to have much in common. However, a comparison of the neural circuits for detecting motion shows surprising parallels between flies and mice.


Delirium and Inflammation

July 30, 2015 10:25 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Delirium, an acute state of confusion, often affects older adults following surgery or serious illness. Now, a study confirms that inflammation—an immune response that develops when the body attempts to protect itself from harmful stimuli—plays a role in the onset of delirium.


New Computer-Based Technology May Lead to Improvements in Facial Transplantation

July 30, 2015 10:17 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Following several years of research and collaboration, physicians and engineers say they have developed a computer platform that provides rapid, real-time feedback before and during facial transplant surgery, which may someday improve face-jaw-teeth alignment between donor and recipient.


US Expects to Pay Farmers $191 Million for Birds Lost to Flu

July 30, 2015 10:12 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.


Expanding the Brain

July 30, 2015 10:05 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A team of researchers has identified more than 40 new “imprinted” genes, in which either the maternal or paternal copy of a gene is expressed while the other is silenced. The findings, described in a recent paper in eLife, reveal how genomic imprinting can dramatically expand biological diversity, and could have important implications for understanding the brain.


Hormone in Brain Could Cause Overeating, Says Rutgers Science

July 30, 2015 9:37 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Eating for pure pleasure instead of hunger is controlled by a hormone in the brain, according to new Rutgers University research. The work could point to brain-first targets to combat the burgeoning obesity epidemic, according to the scientists.


AACC 2015: New Mobile DNA Test for Chlamydia Announced

July 29, 2015 10:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The scientists are presenting their research this morning at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta.


Quaternary Liquid Chromatograph

July 29, 2015 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Waters Corporation introduced the Waters ACQUITY Arc System, a quaternary liquid chromatograph that gives analytical laboratories running established LC methods a clear choice for replicating or improving their separations performance


In CRISPR Advance, Scientists Successfully Edit Human T Cells

July 29, 2015 10:11 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

Scientists have devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using the genome-editing system known as CRISPR/Cas9.


FDA Approves Stomach-filling Balloon for Weight Loss

July 29, 2015 9:55 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach.


Chimps Use Clay to Detox and as a Mineral Supplement

July 29, 2015 9:44 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study published in the early version of the journal PLOS ONE.


Web App Helps Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics

July 29, 2015 9:20 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

As gene sequencing has gotten faster and cheaper, clinicians and researchers are able to use genomic data to study, diagnose, and develop a course of treatment for a variety of individual cancers. MAGI, an open-source tool lets users compare their data with enormous cancer genetics datasets.


Boy Who Lost Hands to Infection Gets Double-hand Transplant

July 29, 2015 9:12 am | by Kathy Matheson, Associated Press | News | Comments

An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.


New Technique Allows for Epigenomic Analysis with Just 100 Cells

July 29, 2015 9:03 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Personalized medicine could get a push forward from a new technique that reduces the number of cells needed for epigenomic analysis from millions to just 100. 


Chilling/Heating HPLC Column Temperature Controller

July 28, 2015 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific, Inc. announces its new EchoTherm Model CO50 Programmable HPLC Column Chiller/Heater. The unit has a temperature range from 4.0°C to 100.0°C readable and settable to 0.1°C.


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