Scientists are taking a hard look at northeastern forests for evidence of a potential springtime scramble, one that could be triggered if age-old growth cues are disrupted by climate change.
The chlorine was expired. The protective gear was missing. And the red tape was so thick that responders fighting last year's Ebola outbreak had trouble getting approval for boots and buckets.
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VICI Valco’s Cheminert Model M6 and M50 Liquid Handling Pumps are a new generation of pumps for precision handling of liquids and/or gases, producing a bidirectional pulseless flow with a range of over six orders of magnitude (5 nL/min to 5 mL/min for the M6 Pump; 1 µL/min to 25 mL/min for the M50 Pump).
The global burden of a tropical disease known as leptospirosis is far greater than previously estimated, resulting in more than 1 million new infections and nearly 59,000 deaths annually, a new international study has found.
The method, used to study cells involved in myelination, provides “a glimpse into the social life of cells” and boosts understanding of myelin diseases such as MS and Krabbe’s leukodystrophy.
Scientists have discovered a new role for an enzyme involved in cell death. Their study shows how the enzyme, called RIPK3, relays signals between the cell’s mitochondria “powerhouses” and the immune system.
Researchers have developed a system that can take MRI scans of a patient’s heart and, in a matter of hours, convert them into a tangible, physical model that surgeons can use to plan surgery.
Shirley Strysick sometimes forgets she's met someone two hours prior or that she's no longer a nurse. So the 90-year-old is living in a nursing home in Watertown, about 50 miles west of Milwaukee. And lucky for her it's in a city trying to make life easier for those with dementia.
Nanoparticles are between 1 and 100 nanometers in size.Scientists can harness them for drug delivery, to combat disease, for filtering fresh drinking water, and much more. Now, researchers from MIT and the Federal University of Goias in Brazil have developed a new technique that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to extract man-made pollutants from soil and water.
An ingestible sensor is built into the tablet.
ViroStat has released a new Rabbit Monoclonal Antibody to the GAC of group A Strep. This antibody functions in ELISA and lateral flow immunoassay applications. It pairs with itself as well as with the existing ViroStat OMNITOPE polyclonal antibodies (goat & rabbit).
Nanoparticles disguised as human platelets could greatly enhance the healing power of drug treatments for cardiovascular disease and systemic bacterial infections. These platelet-mimicking nanoparticles are capable of delivering drugs to targeted sites in the body — particularly injured blood vessels, as well as organs infected by harmful bacteria.
Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations.
Alzheimer’s disease, long thought to be a single disease, really consists of three distinct subtypes, according to a recent study. The finding could lead to more highly targeted research and, eventually, new treatments for the debilitating neurological disorder, which robs people of their memories.