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Man charged in tainted steroid case due in court

September 11, 2014 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A pharmacist who worked for a Massachusetts company blamed for a 2012 deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak is expected in federal court for his arraignment. Glenn Adam Chin was arrested last week and indicted Tuesday. Prosecutors say Chin oversaw the sterile clean rooms at the New England...

7 US-based researchers share $1.3M eyesight prize

September 11, 2014 8:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven U.S.-based researchers are sharing a €1 million ($1.3 million) prize from a Portuguese foundation for their work developing treatment for angiogenic diseases of the retina, the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. The recipients, announced Wednesday, included six researchers...

Scientists Say the Ozone Layer is Recovering

September 11, 2014 8:37 am | by Seth Borenstein - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday.            

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Breaking News: Blood Type May Affect Memory

September 11, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

People with blood type AB were 82 percent more likely to develop the thinking and memory problems than people with other blood types, according to a new study.                        

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Optical Imaging System for Small and Large Animal Imaging

September 10, 2014 4:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Solaris quantitative optical molecular imaging system from PerkinElmer Inc. is a preclinical solution for use in small and large animal studies.

Microspectrophotometer for Raman, UV-Vis-NIR, Fluorescence

September 10, 2014 4:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 20/30 Perfect Vision microspectrophotometer from CRAIC Technologies now has Raman microspectroscopy capabilities. 

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Next-Gen Software for Small Molecule Data Analysis

September 10, 2014 12:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Progenesis QI Version 2.0 from Waters Corp. is the next generation of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) software for small molecule 'omics data analysis.

Low-volume Spectrophotometer

September 10, 2014 12:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The SimpliNano from GE Healthcare is a simple-to-use microvolume spectrophotometer for straightforward concentration and purity measurements of nucleic acids and proteins.

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Eating Habits, Body Fat Related to Brain Differences

September 10, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, according to a new study.          

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BST This Week #14: IPF Cases Linked to Asbestos Exposure

September 10, 2014 12:00 pm | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Bioscience Technology This Week, Christina Jakubowski discusses a new study that shows a link between idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis cases and asbestos exposure. Our second story showcases how immune cells use two critical receptors to clear dead cells from the body.

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Long-term Use of Anxiety, Sleep Meds Linked to Alzheimer's

September 10, 2014 11:41 am | News | Comments

Taking benzodiazepines (widely prescribed drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia) is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, particularly for long-term users, suggests a new study.             

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New Glaucoma Cause Discovered

September 10, 2014 11:36 am | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a novel cause of glaucoma in an animal model, and related to their findings, are now developing an eye drop aimed at curing the disease. They believe their findings will be important to human glaucoma.       

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Brain Structure May Predict Risky Behavior

September 10, 2014 11:30 am | News | Comments

Some people avoid risks at all costs, while others will put their wealth, health, and safety at risk without a thought. Researchers have found that the volume of the parietal cortex in the brain could predict where people fall on the risk-taking spectrum.

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‘Electronic Skin’ Could Improve Early Breast Cancer Detection

September 10, 2014 11:27 am | News | Comments

For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an “electronic skin” that “feels” and images small lumps that fingers can miss.            

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Lady Baboons With Guy Pals Live Longer

September 10, 2014 11:19 am | News | Comments

Numerous studies have linked social interaction to improved health and survival in humans, and new research confirms that the same is true for baboons.                             

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