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FDA warns of risks with fibroid removal procedure

April 17, 2014 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a device-assisted procedure for treating growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The agency is discouraging doctors from performing the procedure, which uses an electronically powered device to...

A Cinderella Story: Stem Cells in Personalized Medicine

April 17, 2014 1:17 pm | Videos | Comments

In part four of our video series, Andrew Wiecek is back to discuss the role that induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells play in personalized medicine. How do they help? Well, iPS cells are kind of like Cinderella's glass slipper.      

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Filters and Supports for Life Science Applications

April 17, 2014 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Porex introduced POREX Affinity Filters and Supports, a range of porous materials used to enhance functionality through surface modification or sorbent addition. POREX Affinity Filters and Supports are used in applications as pipette tips, 96 well plates, spin columns and gravity flow centrifuge columns.

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Protein Essential for Fertilization Discovered

April 17, 2014 1:06 pm | Videos | Comments

Researchers have discovered interacting proteins on the surface of the sperm and the egg essential to begin mammalian life. These proteins offer new paths towards improved fertility treatments and the development of new contraceptives.     

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Scientists Explain How Memories Stick Together

April 17, 2014 12:46 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have created a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event. This new framework provides a more complete picture of how memory works, which can inform research into disorders liked Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

April 17, 2014 12:23 pm | by Adam Schreck - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread. More than 20 people, many of them health-care...

Groundbreaking MRI Scan Shows Brown Fat in Tissues

April 17, 2014 12:22 pm | News | Comments

Researchers used an MRI-based method to identify and confirm the presence of brown adipose tissue in a living adult, which could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity.   

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Ebola Virus in Africa Outbreak is New Strain

April 16, 2014 5:21 pm | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.               

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Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

April 16, 2014 5:21 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows. The research...

Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Filters

April 16, 2014 2:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina added two new Hydrophobic Filters (#28246 & #28247) and one Hydrophilic Filter (#28245) to its product line. Equipped with a polypropylene housing, all three filters have a female luer lock inlet, a male luer slip outlet, and a 0.2 micron pore size.

Immunotherapies Rock the House

April 16, 2014 2:05 pm | by Neil Canavan | Articles | Comments

The potential of immunotherapies drew large interest at this year's American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. And the new data are particularly striking for their clinical results—reporting once uncommon at this basic research meeting.

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Teenage Concussions Linked to Higher Rates of Suicide Attempts

April 16, 2014 2:04 pm | News | Comments

Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at “significantly greater odds” of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high risk behaviors, a new study has found.          

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Diabetes Cases Nearly Doubled Over Past Two Decades

April 16, 2014 1:52 pm | News | Comments

Cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States have nearly doubled since 1988, suggests new research, with obesity apparently to blame for the surge.                           

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Diverse Gene Pool Critical for Tigers' Survival

April 16, 2014 1:43 pm | News | Comments

New research by Stanford scholars shows that increasing genetic diversity among the 3,000 or so tigers left on the planet is the key to their survival as a species. Wild tigers' historical range has been reduced by more than 90 percent. But conservation plans that focus only on increasing numbers and preserving distinct subspecies ignore genetic diversity, according to the study. Under that approach, the tiger could vanish entirely.

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Scientists Discover Brain’s Anti-distraction System

April 16, 2014 1:38 pm | News | Comments

Psychologists have presented the first study to reveal that our brains rely on an active suppression mechanism to avoid being distracted by salient irrelevant information when we want to focus on a particular item or task.         

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