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Cameras for Routine and Brightfield Imaging Applications

July 22, 2015 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems offers cameras that are designed for routine brightfield or fluorescence applications. The cameras are equipped with sensors dedicated to the respective applications that allow live images of up to 30 frames per second and a USB 3.0 interface for fast data transfer.

Novel Treatments Emerging for Human Mitochondrial Diseases

July 22, 2015 9:11 am | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Using existing drugs, such as lithium, to restore basic biological processes in human cells and animal models, researchers may have broken a long-standing logjam in devising effective treatments for human mitochondrial diseases.


Uncovering the Spread of Bacteria in Pneumonia

July 22, 2015 9:10 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered the role a toxin produced by a pneumonia-causing bacterium plays in the spread of infection from the lungs to the bloodstream in hospitalized patients.


Disrupted REM Sleep Can Rewire Young Brains

July 22, 2015 8:51 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Brains of developing kittens with eye patches, who are deprived of non-REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, do not wire up normally.


GPS-Camera Implants Protect Rhinos from Poachers

July 22, 2015 8:19 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

The device is comprised of a series of GPS tags, heart rate monitors, and embedded cameras. 


How do Networks Shape the Spread of Disease and Gossip?

July 22, 2015 8:18 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A new approach to exploring the spread of contagious diseases or the latest celebrity gossip has been tested using London's street and underground networks. 


Study Shows How Nanoparticles Can Clean Up Environmental Pollutants

July 22, 2015 8:17 am | by Jonathan Mingle, MIT | News | Comments

Nanomaterials and UV light can “trap” chemicals for easy removal from soil and water.


Study: Women With Mild Memory Problem Worsen Faster Than Men

July 22, 2015 8:17 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, researchers reported Tuesday, part of an effort to unravel why women are especially hard-hit by Alzheimer's.


High-Speed EMCCD Cameras for Low-Light Imaging

July 21, 2015 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ProEM-HS line of high-speed EMCCD cameras from Princeton Instruments have patented eXcelon3 technology (X3) for low-light imaging and spectroscopy applications.

Studies: Better Sleep May be Important for Alzheimer's Risk

July 21, 2015 9:10 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye.


Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Fighting Blood Cancer

July 21, 2015 8:54 am | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

In recent years, immunotherapy has emerged as a promising treatment for certain cancers. Now this strategy, which uses patients’ own immune cells, genetically engineered to target tumors, has shown significant success against multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells that is largely incurable.


Five Biotech Startups to Check Out This Month

July 21, 2015 8:21 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

These companies are having an interesting summer so far.


Gene Variation Identified for Teen Binge-Eating

July 21, 2015 8:20 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

A variation of a gene that can lead teenagers to binge eat has been identified by researchers. 


Endangered Dragonflies Raised in Captivity, Being Released

July 21, 2015 8:20 am | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federally endangered dragonflies that have been raised in a laboratory over the past several years are being released at a forest preserve this week in Illinois, where scientists believe they'll be a good match with the small population still there.


Ocean Acidification May Cause Dramatic Changes to Phytoplankton

July 21, 2015 8:19 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Oceans have absorbed up to 30 percent of human-made carbon dioxide around the world, storing dissolved carbon for hundreds of years.



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