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Prepacked Chromatography Columns

October 27, 2014 3:17 pm | EMD Millipore | Product Releases | Comments

Chromabolt pre-validated chromatography columns from EMD Millipore come packed with either strong cation exchangers, weak cation exchangers or strong anion exchangers.

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Two Stem Cell Beliefs Debunked

October 27, 2014 2:48 pm | News | Comments

Two recent papers may have upturned two common beliefs about adult stem cells: One reported that there appears to be stem cells in the esophagus, while the other reported that a fetal stem cell that can become either a liver cell or an endothelial cell.

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Heart Drug Helps Treat ALS in Mice

October 27, 2014 2:31 pm | News | Comments

Digoxin, a medication used in the treatment of heart failure, may be adaptable for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive, paralyzing disease, suggests new research.                  

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Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-related Memory Decline

October 27, 2014 2:26 pm | Videos | Comments

Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a new study.                           

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Lipids, Not Calories, Trigger a Strong Insulin Response

October 27, 2014 2:16 pm | News | Comments

Researchers studying lipoproteins in Drosophila melanogaster found that that the blood-brain barrier is a main sensor to report the nutritional status, especially the lipid composition of consumed food, to special neurons that regulate insulin release.

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Researchers Observe Brain Development in Utero

October 27, 2014 2:03 pm | Videos | Comments

New investigation methods using functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT) offer insights into fetal brain development. These in vivo observations will uncover different stages of the brain's development.              

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Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

October 27, 2014 12:27 pm | by Lolita C. Baldor - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Pentagon says dozens of Army soldiers and their two-star general are being isolated at their base in Vicenza, Italy, as they return after serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight. Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, the commander who led the U.S. response in Liberia, returned to Italy...

Novartis selling flu vaccine unit to CSL for $275M

October 27, 2014 12:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Australian drugmaker CSL Ltd. said Monday it will buy Novartis' flu vaccine business for $275 million. CSL Ltd. said the deal will make it the second-largest flu vaccine maker in the world. The company said the Novartis business had $527 million in revenue in 2013 and said its combined revenue...

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Sarepta tumbles on new delay for key drug

October 27, 2014 11:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics plunged Monday after the company said regulators want more data about its muscular dystrophy treatment eteplirsen before they will consider approving the drug. The Food and Drug Administration asked for three years of data on patients who participated in one study...

American official: US in Ebola fight for long haul

October 27, 2014 10:27 am | by Youssouf Bah - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States will help fight Ebola over "the long haul," the American ambassador to the United Nations said on a trip to the West African countries hit by the outbreak. Samantha Power will be in Sierra Leone on Monday. She met Sunday with religious leaders in Guinea, where the Ebola outbreak...

Valeant: We'll bump Allergan offer to $200 a share

October 27, 2014 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Canadian drugmaker Valeant said it would be willing to raise its takeover bid for Allergan by almost 12 percent, which would mean $200 or more per share for the maker of Botox. The letter to Allergan's board Monday did not break down the exact terms of the new offer, but Valeant said the...

New Home Test Shakes Up Colon Cancer Screening

October 27, 2014 8:30 am | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool. 

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Medical Pot Dilemma: Where to Get the First Seeds?

October 27, 2014 8:25 am | by Carla K. Johnson - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

As more states legalize medical marijuana, there's one stage in the process nobody wants to talk about: the part where people still have to break the law.                            

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Governors Stress Home Quarantine for Ebola Workers

October 27, 2014 3:26 am | by Frank Eltman - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A nurse who protested being kept in a tent in New Jersey over the weekend despite lacking symptoms after caring for Ebola patients in West Africa was to be released Monday as scientists and federal officials clashed with state officials over quarantine policies.

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New York screening protocols, scenarios for Ebola

October 27, 2014 3:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and health officials detailed New York state screening protocols and scenarios Sunday for airline passengers who recently traveled to any of the three West African countries fighting an Ebola outbreak. SCREENING LEVELS The first screening will be conducted by the U.S. Customs...

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