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Hong Kong to Use DNA Technology to Publicly Shame Litterbugs

May 18, 2015 11:42 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

DNA phenotyping is just starting to be used to track down criminals, generate new leads on cold-case homicides, and put faces to unidentified and missing people. Now in Hong Kong, it’s being used to threaten litterbugs with public shame, according to organizers of a new anti-polluting campaign.

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Microchip Captures Circulating Tumor Clusters, Providing Clue to Cancer’s Spread

May 18, 2015 11:01 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A tiny microfluidic chip can capture circulating clusters of tumor cells, researchers said. The finding could provide important new clues about how cancer spreads – and could even be a “breakthrough technology,” they said.

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The U.S. Installs New Guidelines for Genetic Testing Accuracy

May 18, 2015 10:00 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The hope is that this standard can be used among the scientific community to see how well their genomic analysis tools match up.

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Automated Next Generation Sequencing Sample Prep

May 18, 2015 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Robotics, as part of its co-marketing partnership with Illumina, is developing automated solutions for NGS sample preparation that reduce hands-on time, minimize operational variability, and deliver consistent results. Illumina is providing input on the protocols and assay performance.

Drug Perks Up Old Muscles and Aging Brains

May 18, 2015 9:39 am | by University of California Berkeley | News | Comments

Whether you’re brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and muscle tissue.

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Cardiologists, Veterinarian Work Together to Fix Cat's Heart

May 18, 2015 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A California cat named Vanilla Bean with a congenital heart defect got a rare chance at another life.

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Orange Juice is Good for Your Brain

May 18, 2015 9:16 am | by Unviersity of Reading | News | Comments

Drinking orange juice could help improve brain function in elderly people, according to new research from the University of Reading.

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Great White Shark Cruising East Coast Becomes Twitter Star

May 18, 2015 9:04 am | by Philip Marcelo, Associated Press | News | Comments

An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. (at)MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.

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Bioscience Bulletin

May 18, 2015 8:54 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In case you missed any exciting news on Bioscience Technology last week, here is a round-up of the top five most popular stories.

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Five Biotech Startups to Check Out This Month

May 18, 2015 8:53 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

These companies are having an interesting year so far.

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Worthington Animal/Xeno-Free Enzymes

May 15, 2015 4:10 pm | Worthington Biochemical Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

New Worthington grades of Collagenase, recombinant Nucleases DNase I and RNases A, T1 & T2 and Neutral Protease (Dispase®). All certified Animal/Xeno-Free (AF) to minimize potential BSE/TSE (prion) and mammalian virus contamination risks associated with bovine and other animal-sourced enzymes for primary and stem cell isolation, bioprocessing and other biopharm related applications.

ELISA Kit Development

May 15, 2015 3:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Creative Diagnostics provides contract ELISA development kit services for the R&D and IVD community. We conduct ELISA kit development services for supporting regulatory approval submission. Creative Diagnostics will carry out the approval proposal and deliver the expected results and documents in a time and cost effective manner.

E-308 Hybridization System

May 15, 2015 2:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Programmable system and humidifying that automates the steps in a slide-based FISH procedure, and provides walk-away convenience for clinical and research personnel. Up to 12 slides can be easily being added or removed with one hand. Two-side heating of slides that allows achieving exact correspondence of the set and actual temperature and maintaining uniform temperature across all slide positions.

Adaptable, Semi-automatic Microplate Sealer

May 15, 2015 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MiniSeal II semi-automatic microplate sealer from Porvair Sciences comes complete with adapters enabling it to process deep well, shallow well, low profile deep well, filter and assay plates that conform to the ANSI / SLAS standard format.

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Vitamin D Levels Help Predict Survival of Sick Cats

May 15, 2015 10:39 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Vitamin D could give your sickly feline friend its 10th life, according to a recent study. New research from the University of Edinburgh found that higher levels of vitamin D were linked to increased survival changes for hospitalized cats.

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