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Cell Culture Chemistry Analyzers

May 16, 2016 11:20 am | by Nova Biomedical | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Storing Babies' Blood Samples Pits Privacy Versus Science

May 16, 2016 11:07 am | by Rick Callahan, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

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Genetic History of the 'Ship of the Desert' Revealed

May 16, 2016 11:00 am | by University of Nottingham | News | Comments

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.

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Bioengineered Blood Vessel Safe for Dialysis Patients, Study Finds

May 16, 2016 10:55 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

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.

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REM Sleep: Keystone of Memory Formation

May 16, 2016 10:48 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

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.

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Review Finds Fathers’ Age, Lifestyle Associated with Birth Defects

May 16, 2016 10:30 am | by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Comments

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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Colorimetric Microarray Scanner

May 13, 2016 10:57 am | by Terra Universal Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Terra Universal's SpotWare Colorimetric Microarray Scanner allows digital microarray images to be scanned, analyzed and stored in a desktop computer.

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Dogs Provide Information About Brain Tumor Development in Humans

May 13, 2016 10:53 am | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

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.

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Early Life Stress Accelerates Maturation of Key Brain Region in Male Mice

May 13, 2016 10:48 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

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.

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New Study Suggests Rethink of Dementia Causes

May 13, 2016 10:37 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new theory for the causes of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, involving an out-of-control immune system.

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Ingestible Origami Robot

May 13, 2016 10:23 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.

National Project to Harness Microbes for Health, Environment

May 13, 2016 10:18 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

We share our bodies and our surroundings with teeming communities of microbes that are crucial to the health of people and the planet, and now the Obama administration is beginning a major project to better understand those invisible ecosystems - even control them.

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Breast Cancer Drug Reduces Seizures

May 13, 2016 10:07 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A class of drug that inhibits estrogen production and is used to treat breast cancer has been found to quickly and effectively suppress dangerous brain seizures, according to a new study.

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CDC Lab Suspended, Six Secret Enforcement Actions Taken Over Dangerous Germs

May 13, 2016 9:13 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory was suspended, and a total of six secret enforcement actions have been taken against others over a little more than a decade, due to mishandling of dangerous germs, according to a new investigation.

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