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Low Scores on Memory and Thinking Tests May Signal Alzheimer’s Earlier than Thought

June 29, 2015 9:50 am | by American Academy of Neurology | News | Comments

A new study suggests that errors on memory and thinking tests may signal Alzheimer’s up to 18 years before the disease can be diagnosed.

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DNA Damage Linked with Dementia

June 29, 2015 9:30 am | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

High levels of DNA damage in nerve cells can lead to dementia, researchers  have found.

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Major Step for Implantable Drug Delivery Device

June 29, 2015 9:21 am | by MIT | News | Comments

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases.

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Scientists Look into Why Most Alzheimer's Patients are Women

June 29, 2015 9:13 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.

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Biotech Suneris to Launch Wound Care Gel

June 29, 2015 8:24 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The company unveiled the gel at a launch event on Friday.

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Bioscience Bulletin: Autism Insights, Goodbye to a Big Cat, Perils of Extreme Exercise

June 26, 2015 4:24 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.

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Single-use Bioreactor System Enhances Cell Culture Performance

June 26, 2015 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pall Corporation offers the XRS 20 Bioreactor System, a  bioreactor with unique agitation properties that incorporates a single-use, easy-to-use Allegro 3-D biocontainer. This next generation “rocker” bioreactor is designed for cultivation of mammalian cells in suspension culture.

Diagnosing Ebola in Minutes

June 26, 2015 10:54 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A  new test can accurately diagnose the Ebola virus disease within minutes at the point of care, providing clinicians with crucial, on-the-spot information for treating patients and containing outbreaks.

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Cancer Drug Prolongs Life in Flies

June 26, 2015 10:42 am | by Max Planck Institute | News | Comments

Trametinib inhibits the same signal pathway in flies and humans and could thus conceivably also extend life expectancy in humans.

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Researchers Uncover Epigenetic Switches that Turn Stem Cells into Blood Vessel Cells

June 26, 2015 10:35 am | by University of Illinois at Chicago | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that directs embryonic stem cells to mature into endothelial cells -- the specialized cells that form blood vessels.

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Compound in Magnolia May Combat Head and Neck Cancers

June 26, 2015 10:13 am | by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | News | Comments

Honokiol, from magnolia bark, shuts down cancer cells in lab.

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Redrawing Language Map of the Brain

June 26, 2015 9:56 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Old beliefs upended as dementia research yields new locations for word and sentence comprehension.

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High Blood Pressure Linked to Reduced Alzheimer's Risk, Meds May be Reason

June 26, 2015 9:46 am | by Brigham Young University | News | Comments

A new study suggests that people with a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure have a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease.

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BIO 2015: How the 'Internet of Everything' Will Impact Digital Health

June 26, 2015 8:33 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The panel analyzed how the proliferation of internet-connected communication devices, like smartphones and wearables, can generate challenges and opportunities for the future of the healthcare industry. 

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Iceless, Waterless Stirring Bath

June 25, 2015 4:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The ICE-STIR is a bench-top product that cools vessels below ambient temperature while maintaining. Aluminum Thermal Lab Beads conduct heat away from the sample while magnetic stir rods continuously stir the contents.

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