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Investigating Cell Death Pathways Using Simplified Cytometry

April 8, 2015 9:08 am | by Kamala Tyagarajan, Ph.D., EMD Millipore Corp. | Articles | Comments

The study of cell death mechanisms and pathways has become increasingly complex over the years with the improved understanding that processes such as apoptosis, autophagy, necro-apoptosis and others can act singly or in concert to modulate cell death.

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Analyst: India to Lead Asia-Pacific Non-Vascular Stents Market Growth by 2021

April 7, 2015 2:59 pm | by Priya Radhakrishnan, Director of Medical Devices, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The Asia-Pacific non-vascular stents market, consisting of urinary tract, pancreatic and biliary, enteral, and airway stents, will expand in value from $148.1 million in 2013 to $223.8 million by 2021.

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Compact Incubator Shakers with Additional Operator Safety

April 7, 2015 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The IKA shaker family has two new additions: KS 3000 i and KS 3000 ic incubator shakers.

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Study Reveals Internet-like Networks in Cerebral Cortex of Rats

April 7, 2015 10:29 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | News | Comments

A four-decade analysis of brain studies generates new insight, perhaps changing the way scientists view its architecture.

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Broken Cellular Communication in Brain Contributes to Huntington's Disease Symptoms, Study Finds

April 7, 2015 10:10 am | by Indiana University | News | Comments

Indiana University researchers have found that broken communication in a specific part of the brain plays a role in the involuntary physical movements that affect individuals with Huntington's disease.

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Study Identifies Protein Associated with Lupus

April 7, 2015 9:49 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

Investigators have identified an inflammatory molecule that appears to play an essential role in the autoimmune disorder commonly known as lupus.  Researchers describe finding that a protein that regulates certain cells in the innate immune system activates a molecular pathway known to be associated with lupus and that the protein’s activity is required for the development of lupus symptoms in a mouse model of the disease.

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Brain's 'Lowly' Visual Processor Is More Sophisticated Than Once Thought

April 7, 2015 9:30 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Primary visual cortex can inform decision-making

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Using Sound Waves to Detect Rare Cancer Cells

April 7, 2015 9:08 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Acoustic device can rapidly isolate circulating tumor cells from patient blood samples.

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Obama Presents Climate Change as Hazard to Your Health

April 7, 2015 8:41 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama will ask Americans to think of climate change as a threat not just to the environment, but also to their health.

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Hidden Enemy: Emerging Form of Poliovirus Threatens Hopes for Eradication

April 6, 2015 2:41 pm | by Erin Digitale, Stanford University | News | Comments

A newly recognized form of poliovirus has emerged from one of the vaccines being used to eradicate the paralyzing illness. Stanford’s Yvonne Maldonado and others are studying how to solve the problem.

Incubator Has Variable Oxygen Control

April 6, 2015 2:33 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific Heracell i CO2 incubator features variable oxygen control. Ideal for advanced applications in the area of stem cell research, regenerative and personalized medicine and other protocols that necessitate reduced oxygen concentrations, the incubator models are also available for hypoxic experimentation where oxygen levels above atmospheric levels are required.

Cancer Genes Turned Off in Deadly Brain Cancer

April 6, 2015 2:30 pm | by Marla Paul, Northwestern University | News | Comments

New therapy approach goes directly to the source of cancer development.

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Scientists Unveil Sex-linked Control of Genes

April 6, 2015 2:26 pm | by Krista Conger, Stanford University | News | Comments

Many proteins interact with an RNA molecule called Xist to coat and silence one X chromosome in every female cell. Learning how genes are targeted and silenced may help researchers studying sex-specific diseases.

Indiana Begins Needle Exchange in County With HIV Outbreak

April 6, 2015 2:16 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials in Indiana on Saturday began a needle-exchange program Saturday in a county where an HIV outbreak among intravenous drug users has grown to nearly 90 cases.

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New Genetic Clues Emerge on Origin of Hirschsprung's Disease

April 6, 2015 2:12 pm | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Genetic studies in humans, zebrafish and mice have revealed how two different types of genetic variations team up to cause a rare condition called Hirschsprung’s disease.

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