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North Korea Says it Cured Cancer, AIDS, Ebola with Wonder Drug

June 19, 2015 4:16 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

North Korea — which has allegedly starved millions of its people and is unable to treat even modest medical problems such as cataracts — has a new drug on the market that it says can cure AIDS, Ebola and some cancers.


600 Volt Power Supply for Gel Electrophoresis

June 19, 2015 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Hoefer PS600 is a 600-volt midrange power supply unit designed for electrophoresis and blotting techniques, including large format and high throughput applications.


8,500 Year Old Kennewick Man Definitely Native American; Scientists Want to Know More

June 19, 2015 11:02 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

The “Ancient One,” aka the 8,500 year old Kennewick Man, is related to modern Native Americans after all, according to a recent DNA analysis published in Nature.


Newfound Groups of Bacteria are Mixing Up the Tree of Life

June 19, 2015 10:25 am | by University of California Berkeley | News | Comments

Scientists have identified more than 35 new groups of bacteria, clarifying a mysterious branch of the tree of life that has been hazy because these microbes can’t be reared and studied in the lab.


Scientists Identify Amino Acid that Stops Seizures in Mice

June 19, 2015 10:16 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

An amino acid whose role in the body has been all but a mystery appears to act as a potent seizure inhibitor in mice, according to a study.


Musicians Not Only Hear in Tune, They Also See in Tune

June 19, 2015 9:59 am | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

Musicians don’t just hear in tune, they also see in tune. That is the conclusion of the latest scientific experiment designed to puzzle out how the brain creates an apparently seamless view of the external world based on the information it receives from the eyes.


Enzyme’s Role in Human Health, Disease, Discovered

June 19, 2015 9:05 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A process called phosphorylation is the human body’s method of tagging proteins, and sending them to do the work of biology. Scientists have identified how most of this is done inside cells – but what happens outside cells – which includes processes causing wounds to heal, bones to form and cancer to spread – has not yet been well understood.


Uncovering a Dynamic Cortex

June 19, 2015 8:58 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT | News | Comments

Neuroscientists show that multiple cortical regions are needed to process information.


DNA From Ancient Skeleton Shows Ties to Native Americans

June 19, 2015 8:57 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

An ancient skeleton found nearly 20 years ago in a river in Washington is related to Native Americans, says a DNA study that could help resolve a long-running dispute over its ancestry and custody.


Effects of Supercontinent Formation on Complex Life: Part II

June 19, 2015 8:56 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Recently, Chinese and British scientists reported in Nature Geoscience that the formation of earth supercontinent Rodinia, 1 billion years ago, may have swept toxic hydrogen sulphide away from Proterozoic ocean coasts. This significantly accelerated the growing complexity of eukaryotic life there, the team surmised, as hydrogen-sulphide was replaced by eukaryote-friendly iron.


Gel Electrophoresis Power Supply Resolves Large DNA

June 18, 2015 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

  Sage Science‘s Pippin Pulse electrophoresis power supply brings field inversion to agarose gel apparatus. The system resolves DNA to 100 kb and beyond, without unwieldy instrumentation and chillers. Pulsed-field protocols are programmed by users and run from a PC.


Biomedical Breakthrough: Carbon Nanoparticles You Can Make at Home

June 18, 2015 11:45 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body's immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues.


Scientists Find New Evidence of Key Ingredient During Dawn of Life

June 18, 2015 11:38 am | by UNC | News | Comments

Researchers provide first direct experimental evidence for the rapid synthesis of two classes of proteins necessary to create the first life on Earth.


Tissue ‘Scaffold’ Technology Could Help Rebuild Large Organs

June 18, 2015 11:29 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a new tissue ‘scaffold’ technology that could one day enable the engineering of large organs.


Genes Linked to High Blood Pressure Associated with Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

June 18, 2015 11:10 am | by Alzheimer's Research UK | News | Comments

A new study has linked genetic variants which increase the risk of high blood pressure to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The research suggests a possible protective effect for treatments used to reduce blood pressure.



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