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Long-Term Depression May Double Stroke Risk for Middle-Aged Adults

May 15, 2015 10:30 am | by University of California San Francisco | News | Comments

Adults over 50 who have persistent symptoms of depression may have twice the risk of stroke as those who do not, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and UC San Francisco. Researchers found that stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away, particularly for women.

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Diagnosing Sepsis through Genetic Signature

May 15, 2015 9:11 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a pattern of gene activity that could help scientists create a blood test for quickly and accurately detecting whether patients are experiencing a deadly immune-system panic attack.

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Soft Robot, Like an Eel, to Explore Interplanetary Oceans

May 15, 2015 9:10 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An eel-like robot swims through the oceans of alien moons, collecting data, charging itself from antennae on its back using resources in the exotic environment all around. It sounds like the beginning of a big-budget sci-fi thriller. But it’s becoming reality – NASA has announced an award for the “soft robot” concept proposed by a Cornell University engineering team, the agency announced.

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Researchers Solve Multiple Sclerosis Puzzle

May 15, 2015 9:09 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Evidence has long suggested multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease, but researchers have been puzzled because they found the same T cells that attack the myelin sheathing around nerve cells in MS patients are present in healthy subjects as well.

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New Device May Allow Sensations in Prosthetic Hands

May 15, 2015 9:07 am | by University of Washington in St. Louis | News | Comments

To the nearly 2 million people in the United States living with the loss of a limb, including U.S. military veterans, prosthetic devices provide restored mobility, yet lack sensory feedback. A team of engineers and researchers at Washington University in St. Louis is working to change that so those with upper limb prosthetics can feel hot and cold and the sense of touch through their prosthetic hands.  

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Electrical Stimulation Accelerates Wound Healing

May 15, 2015 8:54 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has been carried out in 40 volunteers by University of Manchester scientists.

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How a Smartphone Camera Can Find Eye Cancer

May 15, 2015 8:23 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

ABC News featured an interview with Julie Fitzgerald, a mom who noticed a white glow in her son Avery’s eye after taking a picture of him with her smartphone. 

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Cool Solutions Peltier Inline Cooler, Heater

May 14, 2015 3:57 pm | Automate Scientific, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Heat perfusion solutions from 20 to 50°C in 3 seconds, then cool them down to 2°C in just a few more seconds –all controlled by your electrophysiology software or our box. The Cool Solutions CS-1 is suitable for single channel electrophysiology (no detectable noise added), whole cell patch clamping, or fluorescent imaging of groups of cells.

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Single Channel Precise Flow Syringe Pump

May 14, 2015 3:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Harvard Apparatus has introduced an addition to the Pump 11 Elite product family. The Pump 11 Pico Plus Elite is now available in a single channel configuration that is compatible with syringe sizes from 0.5 μl to 60 ml.  

HPLC Column Heater Controls Column Temperature to 90.0°C

May 14, 2015 3:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific Inc., announces its new EchoTherm HPLC Column Heater Model CO20. The temperature range is from room temperature to 90.0°C readable and settable to 0.1°C. The PID temperature control software regulates temperatures to ±0.1°C.

Serial Dilution in 96-, 384-well Microplates

May 14, 2015 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integra’s Row Dilution Plate Holder accessory for the VIAFLO 96 and 384 handheld benchtop pipettes adds the functionality to perform serial dilutions in rows. Serial dilutions are often carried out in row format because it allows experimenters to dilute more samples.

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Creating a Dinosaur Snout in Bird Embryos, Science Forces Step Back in Evolution

May 14, 2015 10:08 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

By replicating the fossil record, a group of researchers has successfully turned back the clock on evolution. An Ivy League team recreated a dinosaur’s snout on bird embryos, reversing millions of years of natural selection.

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Baboons Prefer to Spend Time with Others of the Same Age, Status and Personality

May 14, 2015 10:03 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Latest research shows that, within large troops, baboons spend more time grooming those with similar dominance rank and boldness to themselves. Preferring such grooming partners may prevent new skills and knowledge being transmitted around the wider troop, say researchers.

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Study: Vitamin B3 May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers

May 14, 2015 9:55 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.

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Researchers Find New Target for Anti-Malaria Drugs

May 14, 2015 9:50 am | by MIT | News | Comments

A new target for drug development in the fight against the deadly disease malaria has been discovered by researchers at MIT.

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