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PrimePCR Assays

September 23, 2015 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Primer design is a crucial, but time-consuming and laborious first step for gene expression analysis with real-time PCR. Guaranteed to perform, Bio-Rad’s PrimePCR Assays remove this bottleneck.

Combination Drug Therapy Shrinks Pancreatic Tumors in Mice

September 23, 2015 11:28 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Two drugs that affect the structure and function of DNA have been found to block the growth of pancreatic tumor cells in mice. Researchers hope the drugs can soon be tested in humans with the disease.


Researchers Discover Method to Measure Stiffness of Arteries in the Brain

September 23, 2015 11:22 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a non-invasive method to measure vascular compliance, or how stiff an artery is, in the human brain, a finding that may have ramifications for preventing stroke and the early diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease.


Can Robots Make Good Teammates?

September 23, 2015 11:11 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Are they our evil overlords, or our personal servants? Another possibility altogether is that they’re our dependable co-workers, helping us put together that new Ikea bookcase.


Txt Msgs May Lead to Broad Heart-linked Benefits, Study Says

September 23, 2015 10:49 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Txt msgs may b gud 4U. That's the message in a study that suggests just four monthly text messages might spur health improvements for heart patients.


Study: Diagnosis Wrong Too Often, Urgent Improvement Needed

September 23, 2015 10:17 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new report that calls for urgent changes across health care.


An Amazon of Tumors

September 23, 2015 10:10 am | by Alex O'Brien, Mosaic | News | Comments

Olson has also created a new process for obtaining samples that bypasses the traditional, slow, bureaucratic procedure that could take months.


Sequenced Worm Genome May Yield Stem Cell Insights

September 23, 2015 10:05 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Regeneration isn’t the only trick up the worm’s proverbial sleeve.


Coulometric Titrator Ideal for Trace Water Level Content

September 22, 2015 11:07 am | Jm Science, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

JM Science announces their new AQUACOUNTER Karl Fischer Coulometric Titrator (AQ-2200S). This high-end titrator is ideal for the trace level water content determination with its excellent capability and upgraded performance.

Researchers Test Health Technology on Zero Gravity Flights with NASA

September 22, 2015 10:58 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A team of doctors and scientists have tested a tissue oxygen monitor in microgravity for the first time.


Investigation Opens in Deaths of 25 Walrus on Alaska Beach

September 22, 2015 10:51 am | by Dan Joling, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found last week on an isolated northwest Alaska beach.


Predicting Neural Toxicity

September 22, 2015 10:43 am | by UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a faster, cheaper and more biologically relevant way to screen drugs and chemicals in the developing brain.


Protein Structures Assemble and Disassemble On Command

September 22, 2015 10:23 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Scientists have deciphered the genetic code that instructs proteins to either self-assemble or disassemble in response to environmental stimuli, such as changes in temperature, salinity or acidity. The discovery provides a new platform for drug delivery systems and an entirely different view of cellular functions.


Targeting DNA

September 22, 2015 10:13 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Biological engineers have developed a modular system of proteins that can detect a particular DNA sequence in a cell and then trigger a specific response, such as cell death.


State Obesity Rates Hold Steady; 30 Pct or More in 22 States

September 22, 2015 10:03 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

New government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.



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