Microfluidic devices hold potential to rapidly analyze cells for applications in medicine and basic research. A team of researchers has now developed a new way to sort cells, based on their acoustic properties — that is, how they are affected by sound waves, which depends on how dense and compressible the cells are.
RMC-Boeckeler's RMC-Boeckeler AmbiTome PC-controlled ultramicrotome features dual hand wheels that allow users to operate the equipment with either hand. Having this choice typically frees the dominant hand for the more intricate task of manipulating sections.
Recent research suggests that exercise might provide some measure of protection from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
A new study says the sound of a mother’s biologically salient voice actually activates certain brain areas in their children and that this brain activity predicts social communication abilities.
Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have discovered a new growth-regulating pathway in plants that has eluded scientists for years. In addition, by tweaking this new pathway the scientists have found a way to gently upregulate stem cell growth, boosting maize’s yield by up to 50 percent, which could have important real-world applications.
Nova Biomedical's BioProfile FLEX 2, the next addition to the line of cell culture chemistry analyzers, incorporates maintenance-free MicroSensor Card technology that eliminates sensor maintenance and maximizes workflow efficiency.
Two-day-old Ellie Bailey squirms in a hospital bassinet and cries as her tiny left heel is squeezed and then pricked with a needle to draw a blood sample. An Indianapolis hospital technician quickly saturates six circles on a special filter card with the child's blood.
A unique and pioneering study of the ancient and modern DNA of the 'ship of the desert' -- the single humped camel or dromedary -- has shed new light on how its use by human societies has shaped its genetic diversity.
Scientists created bioengineered blood vessels for kidney-disease patients on dialysis. The man-made vessels appeared to be both safe and more durable than commonly used synthetic versions, said the investigators.
For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep - the phase where dreams appear - is directly involved in memory formation. Now, a new study provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play this role - at least in mice.
A growing body of research is revealing associations between birth defects and a father’s age, alcohol use and environmental factors, say researchers. They say these defects result from epigenetic alterations that can potentially affect multiple generations.
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Terra Universal's SpotWare Colorimetric Microarray Scanner allows digital microarray images to be scanned, analyzed and stored in a desktop computer.
Brain tumors in dogs are strikingly similar to their human tumor counterparts. In a recent study researchers have used genetic analyses in different dog breeds to identify genes that could have a role in the development of brain tumors in both dogs and human.
A study in male mice exposed to stress shows that a particular region, the hippocampus, hits many developmental milestones early -- essentially maturing faster in response to stress.