Federal health regulators are warning the public not to use certain defibrillators recalled by Philips Healthcare because the heart-shocking devices may fail in an emergency. Philips recalled three models of its HeartStart devices in September 2012 due to an electrical malfunction. The recall...
Biotech IPOs have gone from hot to cold. Biotechnology stocks were among the most sought-after initial public offerings this year, with 38 through mid-November. That's the most to go public since 2000, according to Credit Suisse. But all five biotech offerings planned for the week of Nov. 18 were...
The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday filed another lawsuit opposing portions of the federal health care overhaul that forces it to provide health insurance for students and employees that includes birth control, saying it contravenes the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The lawsuit...
In a new study, researchers report that increased activity in the medial prefrontal cortex of the brain is linked to decreased activity in the amygdala, the portion of the brain where memories of frightening events are created.
Genetic testing company 23andMe is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley startup misled customers about its test kit. The test is promoted as helping predict users' disease risk based on their DNA.
The next-generation SpectraMax MiniMax 300 Imaging Cytometer from Molecular Devices enables both cellular visualization and first-of-its-kind stain-free, cell-based analysis on the field-upgradable SpectraMax i3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader.
Researchers have identified a protein that causes loss of function in immune cells combatting HIV. The scientists report that the protein, Sprouty-2, is a promising target for future HIV drug development.
Researchers have identified a new genetic variant, located on chromosome 17, associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)– the most common form of motor neuron disease.
A new brain connectivity study found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women that’s lending credence to some commonly held beliefs about their behavior.
A byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, researchers report.
Chemical compounds found in cannabis, some of which also occur naturally in the body, may help to reduce brain damage following a stroke, new research has revealed.
Thermo Scientific INSIGHT 2 Software is a tool that enables users of Thermo Scientific Evolution 200 Series UV-Visible spectrophotometers to collect and analyze UV-Visible data better and faster. Included with the Evolution 200 Series instrument, the new INSIGHT 2 software is also available as an upgrade for existing users.
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in transforming human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells. The advance has significant potential for modeling lung disease, screening drugs, studying human lung development and generating lung tissue for transplantation.
Stem cells that quell inflammation shortly after traumatic brain injury (TBI) may also offer lasting cognitive gains, says the University of Texas Health Science Center. In a recent article, the team of Children’s Program in Regenerative Medicine Director Charles Cox reported they injected, into the blood of two groups of rats with traumatic brain injury (TBI), human multi-potent adult progenitor cells (MAPCs).
Researchers have used radioimmunotherapy to destroy remaining HIV-infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection.