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Climate Test for Forests

September 21, 2015 9:39 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

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.


AP Investigation: Bungling by UN Agency Hurt Ebola Response

September 21, 2015 9:01 am | by Maria Cheng, Rapael Satter and Krista Larson, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.


Bioscience Bulletin: Potential ALS Culprit, the Toll of Junk Food, and a New Human Relative

September 18, 2015 3:19 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

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Liquid Handling Pumps

September 18, 2015 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

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).

Global Burden of Leptospirosis is Greater than Thought, and Growing

September 18, 2015 10:07 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

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.


A Better Way to See and Study How Two Cells Interact

September 18, 2015 10:01 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

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.


Study Identifies Novel Role of Mitochondria in Immune Function

September 18, 2015 9:55 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

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.


Personalized Heart Models for Surgical Planning

September 18, 2015 9:38 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

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.


Communities Making Efforts to Become 'Dementia Friendly'

September 18, 2015 9:14 am | by Carrie Antlfinger, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.


New Nanoparticles Clean the Environment, Drinking Water

September 18, 2015 8:45 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

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.


FDA Accepts NDA for First-Ever Digital Medication

September 18, 2015 8:00 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

An ingestible sensor is built into the tablet.


Rabbit Monoclonal Antibody to Group A Strep

September 17, 2015 10:29 am | Virostat, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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 Can Make Medicines More Effective

September 17, 2015 10:24 am | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

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.


Study: Air Pollution Kills 3.3 Million Worldwide, May Double

September 17, 2015 9:42 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

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 Consists of Three Distinct Subtypes, Study Says

September 17, 2015 8:39 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

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.



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