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A Case for Not Sitting Still

September 25, 2015 8:41 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Always thought toe-tapping was a nuisance? New research from the University of Leeds says it may actually be good for your health.


Improved Membrane Chromatography Performance

September 24, 2015 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

To more effectively recover large molecular weight proteins, such as blood factors and conjugated proteins or viruses and virus-like particles, Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) has reconfigured its Sartobind membrane chromatography capsules.

New Research Leaves Tumors with Nowhere to Hide

September 24, 2015 10:27 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Hidden tumors that cause potentially fatal high blood pressure but lurk undetected in the body until pregnancy have been discovered by a Cambridge medical team.


Drug Disarms Deadly C. Difficile Bacteria

September 24, 2015 10:17 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Scientists successfully defeated a dangerous intestinal pathogen, Clostridium difficile, with a drug targeting its toxins rather than its life.


Viruses Join Fight Against Harmful Bacteria

September 24, 2015 9:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In the hunt for new ways to kill harmful bacteria, scientists have turned to a natural predator: viruses that infect bacteria. By tweaking the genomes of these viruses, known as bacteriophages, researchers hope to customize them to target any type of pathogenic bacteria.


How the Brain Encodes Time and Place

September 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

When you remember a particular experience, that memory has three critical elements — what, when, and where. Neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that processes the “when” and “where” components of memory.


Scientists: Drought Stressing California's Giant Sequoias

September 24, 2015 9:25 am | by Scott Smith, Associated Press | News | Comments

Giant Sequoias growing in California's Sierra Nevada are among the largest and oldest living things on earth, but scientists climbing high up into their green canopies say they are seeing symptoms of stress caused by the state's historic drought.


Getting Dizzy Could Signal Bigger Problems

September 24, 2015 8:40 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

People who experience dizziness after standing up may be at an increased risk of developing a more serious condition and increased risk of death, according to a new study published Wednesday, in Neurology.


The Race to the Cloud - Changes Afoot for Life Science Research

September 24, 2015 8:39 am | by Merrilyn Datta, Ph.D., President and General Manager, Definiens | Articles | Comments

Storing health data in the cloud is predicted to be an industry worth $1 billion by 2018.


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.



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