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Electrical Stimulation Accelerates Wound Healing

May 15, 2015 8:54 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has been carried out in 40 volunteers by University of Manchester scientists.

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How a Smartphone Camera Can Find Eye Cancer

May 15, 2015 8:23 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

ABC News featured an interview with Julie Fitzgerald, a mom who noticed a white glow in her son Avery’s eye after taking a picture of him with her smartphone. 

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Cool Solutions Peltier Inline Cooler, Heater

May 14, 2015 3:57 pm | Automate Scientific, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Heat perfusion solutions from 20 to 50°C in 3 seconds, then cool them down to 2°C in just a few more seconds –all controlled by your electrophysiology software or our box. The Cool Solutions CS-1 is suitable for single channel electrophysiology (no detectable noise added), whole cell patch clamping, or fluorescent imaging of groups of cells.

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Single Channel Precise Flow Syringe Pump

May 14, 2015 3:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Harvard Apparatus has introduced an addition to the Pump 11 Elite product family. The Pump 11 Pico Plus Elite is now available in a single channel configuration that is compatible with syringe sizes from 0.5 μl to 60 ml.  

HPLC Column Heater Controls Column Temperature to 90.0°C

May 14, 2015 3:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific Inc., announces its new EchoTherm HPLC Column Heater Model CO20. The temperature range is from room temperature to 90.0°C readable and settable to 0.1°C. The PID temperature control software regulates temperatures to ±0.1°C.

Serial Dilution in 96-, 384-well Microplates

May 14, 2015 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integra’s Row Dilution Plate Holder accessory for the VIAFLO 96 and 384 handheld benchtop pipettes adds the functionality to perform serial dilutions in rows. Serial dilutions are often carried out in row format because it allows experimenters to dilute more samples.

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Creating a Dinosaur Snout in Bird Embryos, Science Forces Step Back in Evolution

May 14, 2015 10:08 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

By replicating the fossil record, a group of researchers has successfully turned back the clock on evolution. An Ivy League team recreated a dinosaur’s snout on bird embryos, reversing millions of years of natural selection.

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Baboons Prefer to Spend Time with Others of the Same Age, Status and Personality

May 14, 2015 10:03 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Latest research shows that, within large troops, baboons spend more time grooming those with similar dominance rank and boldness to themselves. Preferring such grooming partners may prevent new skills and knowledge being transmitted around the wider troop, say researchers.

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Study: Vitamin B3 May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers

May 14, 2015 9:55 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.

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Researchers Find New Target for Anti-Malaria Drugs

May 14, 2015 9:50 am | by MIT | News | Comments

A new target for drug development in the fight against the deadly disease malaria has been discovered by researchers at MIT.

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Brains of Smokers Who Quit Successfully Might be Wired for Success

May 14, 2015 9:33 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success, according to a study from Duke Medicine.

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USDA Develops First Government Label for GMO-free Products

May 14, 2015 9:23 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.

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Alien Life Would Have to Rely on Ethers, Not DNA

May 14, 2015 9:07 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Life as we know it would not work chemically in environments like that found on Saturn’s moon Titan. But a kind of life that would be completely different – completely alien, based not on DNA but on entirely different chemistry – is very possible, according to new research published by Astrobiology magazine.

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High Volume Microplates

May 13, 2015 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Precisely manufactured to SLAS/ANSI specifications, Porvair Sciences 24-well deep well plates permit users to undertake multiple, high volume (10ml / well) experiments in a single unit. The 24-well plates are constructed of high grade, low extractable polypropylene.

Four Public Health Ads That Frighten, Disgust, and Stigmatize (And One That Doesn't)

May 13, 2015 10:56 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

In a new article in the journal Health Affairs, scholars recap the reasons behind use of fear-based tactics and examine the consequences of controversies around ads targeting HIV and teen pregnancy.

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