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Bioscience Bulletin: Biotech Startups, Mosquito Senses, and REM Sleep

July 27, 2015 8:05 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Here are our top stories for this week!

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Shoe Covers Provide Traction

July 24, 2015 3:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

One way to help prevent slips, trips and falls is to make sure shoe covers provide as much traction and slip resistance as possible. Kimtech Pure A8 Unitrax Shoe Covers from Kimberly-Clark Professional do this by delivering four times more grip than competitive products.

Cell Culture Media Platform

July 24, 2015 2:10 pm | by EMD Millipore | EMD Millipore | Product Releases | Comments

EMD Millipore has launched its CellventoTM CHO platform of cell culture media and companion feed formulations for batch, fed-batch and perfusion applications.

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Cooled Scientific Cameras

July 24, 2015 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Artemis CCD announces an upgrade in performance and enhanced lens compatibility for the VS range of cameras. The VS design is aimed at Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of integrated imaging systems as well as low light microscopy users.

DNA Damage Seen in Patients Undergoing CT Scanning

July 24, 2015 9:38 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Along with the burgeoning use of advanced medical imaging tests over the past decade have come rising public health concerns about possible links between low-dose radiation and cancer.

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Fat Sense: Scientists Show We Have a Distinct Taste for Fat

July 24, 2015 9:04 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Move over sweet and salty: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too. But it's nowhere near as delicious as it sounds.

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‘Stem Cell Factories’ of the Future?

July 24, 2015 8:54 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Scientists from the University of Nottingham in England have discovered a fully man-made substrate that could produce billions of human embryonic stem cells and move laboratory-based research to industrial-scale biomedicine.  The research, published in the journal Advanced Materials, could lead the way for what the team calls ‘stem cell factories’ – the mass production of human pluripotent stem cells.

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Special Report: Do Stem Cell Telomeres Drive Most Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Cases?

July 24, 2015 8:53 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Dysfunctional telomeres—molecular caps that keep chromosomes from unraveling like shoelace nubs—may be critical to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which kills in two to three years.

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Global Bioabsorbable Scaffolds Market will Rocket Beyond $2B by 2021

July 24, 2015 8:10 am | by Amen Sanghera, Medical Devices Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

Technological trends in the market are aimed at reducing the thickness of BAS and providing better delivery systems, more efficient drug-elution characteristics, and faster resorption times.

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Understanding a Cell Component Integral for Mechanical Stability

July 24, 2015 8:05 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A human cell’s cytoskeleton – the protein network that supports its shape and function – is made of three components. Scientists know a lot about two of them but they’ve only recently had the technological advances to study the dynamics of the third in detail. In a new pair of studies scientists help explain how this third component – slender, threadlike structures called intermediate filaments – moves and assembles to protect cells.

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Kiwi DNA Study Reveals Bird Lost Color Vision

July 24, 2015 8:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists say they have sequenced the genome of the brown kiwi for the first time, revealing that the shy, flightless bird likely lost its ability to see colors after it became nocturnal tens of millions of years ago.

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Scientific CMOS Camera

July 23, 2015 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

QImaging offers the optiMOS Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera for fluorescence microscopy. An alternative to traditional CCD cameras, optiMOS captures fast cellular dynamic events across a larger field of view without compromising sensitivity.

New Rice Crop Could Feed World, Curb Climate Change, Study Says

July 23, 2015 10:57 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Half the world’s population depends on rice to survive. That human population continues to grow by the billions in the 21st century. But, rice crops are releasing massive amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas. Now, a group of researchers has unveiled a genetically modified super rice that has more starch, yet releases a fraction of the harmful methane.

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Finalists Announced for the 2015 R&D 100 Awards

July 23, 2015 10:44 am | by Advantage Business Media | News | Comments

R&D Magazine has announced the Finalists for the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards, which honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year. This year’s Winners will be presented with their honors at the annual black-tie awards dinner on November 13, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Potential Saliva Test to Detect Alzheimer’s

July 23, 2015 8:59 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Saliva may be a new, easily-accessible, avenue for Alzheimer’s detection. A small study, presented at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington, D.C this week, showed early, but intriguing results with implications for a simple diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s – which is nothing to spit at.  

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