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Officials Urge Meningitis Shots at University of Oregon

March 20, 2015 9:21 am | by Jeff Barnard, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than half of the undergraduates at the University of Oregon have not been vaccinated against meningitis, despite the fact that one student has died and five others have been sickened since January.

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Purair 5 Ductless Fume Hood

March 19, 2015 4:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The New PURAIR 5 Ductless Fume Hoods from Air Science USA feature a high level of operator protection where routine work is being carried out. The units exceed OSHA, ANSI and all relevant international standards. The Ductless design eliminates installation costs and allows the unit to be positioned over a sink or benchtop apparatus. There are three models available with a choice...

Smarter by the Minute, Sort of

March 19, 2015 3:49 pm | by Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer | News | Comments

New research is changing long-held ideas of how our minds age, painting a richer picture of different cognitive skills peaking across a lifetime, with at least one — vocabulary — peaking at a time when many are considering retirement.

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DNA Tests Help California Speed Up Dog Adoptions

March 19, 2015 3:43 pm | by Sue Manning, Associated Press | News | Comments

A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it's similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the DNA.

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British DNA Gives Window into Ancient Past

March 19, 2015 3:38 pm | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Genetic samples collected from across the United Kingdom are shedding light on the ancient past, including Viking invasions and a mystery about the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons.

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Tumors Dedifferentiated by Chemo May Spawn New Paradigm

March 19, 2015 11:16 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

A Harvard University and Waterloo University team has found that a common breast cancer chemotherapy (chemo) can create stem-like cancer cells out of more differentiated tumor cells.

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Simplified Filter with Agitation Capability

March 19, 2015 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new simplefilter from Powder Systems Limited is now available, with agitation in option, to simplify your filtration and drying process.

New Tool May Help Predict Who Will Develop Memory Problems

March 19, 2015 11:05 am | by American Academy of Neurology | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia, according to a new study published in the March 18, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Scientists Trace Genomic Evolution of High-risk Leukemia

March 19, 2015 10:53 am | by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital | News | Comments

Highly sensitive genomic analysis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells reveals for the first time how the malignant cells evolve to cause relapse.

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Scientists Grow 'Mini-Lungs' to Aid the Study of Cystic Fibrosis

March 19, 2015 10:40 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to test potential new drugs for this debilitating lung disease.

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Study Links Stress to Chromosomal Damage

March 19, 2015 10:27 am | by Colorado State University | News | Comments

A new wildlife preserve in India recently became a laboratory for Colorado State University researchers who studied not endangered animals but villagers displaced by the preserve. They found that such stress takes a measurable toll on people’s health.

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Spread of Infectious Diseases Could be Linked to Changing Climate

March 19, 2015 10:13 am | by Joe Shust, Editor, Continuity Insights | Articles | Comments

Could a changing climate and changing environments have an impact on the spread of infectious diseases?  At least one zoologist thinks so.

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Researcher Explores Decoding of Complex Neural Circuits

March 19, 2015 9:56 am | by University of Wyoming | News | Comments

A University of Wyoming faculty member is part of a research team that created a method, using laser, to better decode complex neural circuits in the brain -- a process that eventually may help unlock the mysteries of epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder and Alzheimer’s in humans.

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Sierra Leone Plans Another Shutdown to Stop Ebola's Spread

March 19, 2015 9:40 am | by Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sierra Leone is planning another three-day, countrywide shutdown later this month to ferret out Ebola cases, remind people how to protect themselves from the disease and control its transmission.

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Specificity-Verified Monoclonal Antibodies

March 18, 2015 3:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has announced the availability of ultraspecific and extensively validated monoclonal antibodies under the UltraMAB™ brand. Screening of candidate antibodies against greater than 10,000 human proteins, using a state-of-the-art High Density Protein Microarray Platform, has resulted in the identification of the most specific monoclonal antibodies (UltraMAB antibodies) available for...

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