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Gene Associated with Rare Disease Determines How Body Processes Pain

April 28, 2015 8:58 am | by Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal | News | Comments

Researchers uncovered the critical role in pain processing of a gene associated with a rare disease. Their breakthrough, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, paves the way for a better understanding of chronic pain conditions.

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AAN 2015 Research Spotlight: A New Compound for Alzheimer’s

April 28, 2015 8:51 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Neurologists from all over the world converged in Washington D.C. last week, with an estimated 13,000 attendees meeting at the 67th annual American Academy of Neurology conference to learn about new research in the field.

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Ebola Scare May Inform U.S.'s Response to Bioterrorism

April 28, 2015 8:48 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Last year’s Ebola scare might provide a blueprint for a response to the unthinkable: a bioterrorist attack in the U.S., some experts are saying. A House of Representatives subcommittee last week discussed what the domestic response – and over-response – may teach emergency responders in a “low probability” but “high-consequence” event.

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Late Spring Complicates Already Perilous Amphibian Migration

April 27, 2015 10:38 am | by Holly Ramer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.

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System Processes Up to 12 Western Blots Simultaneously

April 27, 2015 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The BlotCycler from Precision Biosystems offers an automated system for performing western blots with high sensitivity and low background noise.

Diabetes Drug Found in Freshwater, Potential Cause of Intersex Fish

April 27, 2015 10:29 am | by University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | News | Comments

A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish -male fish that produce eggs.

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Upside Down and Inside Out

April 27, 2015 10:18 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Researchers have captured the first 3D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical processes at work during a similar process in animals, which has been called the “most important time in your life.”

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An End to Cancer Pain?

April 27, 2015 9:55 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

A new study has discovered the trigger behind the most severe forms of cancer pain.

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Scientists Develop First Liquid Nanolaser

April 27, 2015 9:43 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Technology could lead to new way of doing ‘lab on a chip’ medical diagnostics.

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Promising Stem Cell Therapy

April 27, 2015 9:32 am | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

Animal model of breast-to-brain cancer spread allows testing of therapeutic-cell approach.

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Some Progestins May Hike Cancer; Some Estrogens May Ward it Off

April 24, 2015 4:03 pm | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

A recent analysis of  long-term after-effects of a specific hormone replacement therapy (HRT)—non-physiologic hormones created by Wyeth—finds that a pattern observed while women took the drugs during the famous Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) remains true years later.

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Economical ±1% Accuracy Mass Flow Meters and Controllers

April 24, 2015 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aalborg Instruments’ upgraded Mass Flow GFM Meters and GFC Controllers, designed respectively to read or set gas flow rates, now include upgraded features that enhance the products’ performance without impacting the cost. Compact and self-contained, both product lines offer instrumentation grade ±1% accuracy for models up to 100 liters.

2015 Neuro Film Festival Winners

April 24, 2015 11:31 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Farrah J. Mateen, M.D., from Cambridge, Mass., is the grand prize winner of the 2015 Neuro Film Festival, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has announced.

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Imaging Reader Gets Microscopy Upgrade

April 24, 2015 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

BioTek’s Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader includes added functionality to both the automated digital microscopy and conventional multi-mode microplate detection modes, enhancing phenotypic cellular information and well-based quantitative data.

Wellness Advocate, Bestselling Author: I Faked Cancer

April 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A woman who became a bestselling author and wellness advocate after she claimed she healed herself of a brain tumor through a healthy diet recently admitted she never had cancer, according to a magazine investigation published this week.

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