A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone.
To help these patients, Ackermann, PhD, a former Stanford Biodesign fellow, and his new company are testing two tiny devices that stimulate natural tear production by delivering micro-electrical pulses to the lacrimal gland. One model is inserted into the mucous membrane in the nasal cavity, and the other is inserted under the skin below the eyebrow. Tear delivery rates can be adjusted manually with a wireless controller.
By now, most everyone has seen videos all over social media of friends and family dousing themselves in ice cold water as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived, and studies have shown that sleep is critical in converting short-term into long-term memory, a process known as memory consolidation.
A team of scientists based at Brown University has found that reducing expression of a fundamentally important gene called Myc significantly increased the healthy lifespan of laboratory mice, the first such finding regarding this gene in a mammalian species.
EMD Millipore expanded its Cellvento CHO cell culture media portfolio of chemically defined, non-animal origin media formulations to include new products that specifically address DHFR negative cell lines.
A new procedure can quickly and efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are linked to aging and disease.
Workhorse molecules called heat-shock proteins contribute to refolding proteins that were once misfolded and clumped.
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic.
As the latest member of the Allegra suite of benchtop centrifuges, the Allegra X-5 air-cooled benchtop centrifuge from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is designed specifically for clinical sample preparation. Bundled packages, which include swinging bucket rotors and common adapters, are offered for a range of clinical sample prep applications.
Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks.
A new study has shown for the first time why protein mutations lead to the familial form of Parkinson’s disease.
Children under two years old can learn certain communication skills from a video.
It involves fostering a community of "good" gut bacteria.
A miniscule cluster of estrogen-producing nerve cells in the mouse brain exerts highly specific effects on aggressive behavior in both males and females.