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Healthcare at the Touch of a Finger

March 12, 2015 9:35 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A new fingerprint ID device gives healthworkers access to accurate patient records.

Alzheimer's Breakthrough Uses Ultrasound Technology

March 12, 2015 9:25 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Queensland scientists have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory.                                                                            

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Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug R&D Effort

March 12, 2015 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines.                                                                      

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Electric Ice Trays

March 11, 2015 2:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Electric Ice Trays for Life Sciences from tecaLAB are an affordable option for easy bench top cooling. The compact Peltier design allows for maintenance free, constant cooling. Simply plug it in and cool to as low as 25C below ambient.

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Skin Tumors Develop Specific Mutations to Resist Drug

March 11, 2015 10:26 am | by Krista Conger, Stanford School of Medicine | News | Comments

Basal cell carcinomas develop mutations in a protein on the Hedgehog pathway to evade a common drug therapy. Targeting another portion of the pathway may be an effective alternative treatment.                                                            

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Study Shows Connection Between Key Autism Risk Genes in Human Brain

March 11, 2015 10:16 am | by Lindsay Borthwick, Yale | News | Comments

A new study reveals an important connection between dozens of genes that may contribute to autism, a major step toward understanding how brain development goes awry in some individuals with the disorder.                                                 

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Scientists Reveal Structural Secrets of Nature's Little Locomotive

March 11, 2015 10:07 am | by TSRI | News | Comments

Findings could help shed light on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS and other diseases.                             

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Ultra-high Performance HPLC Columns

March 11, 2015 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kinetex EVO C18 columns from Phenomenex Inc. are the latest advancement in ultra-high performance HPLC columns.

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Cellular Scissors Chop Up HIV

March 11, 2015 9:50 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | News | Comments

Salk scientists re-engineered the bacterial defense system CRISPR to recognize HIV inside human cells and destroy the virus, offering a potential new therapy.                 

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Understanding How Neurons Shape Memories of Smells

March 11, 2015 9:35 am | by Christina Johnson and Scott LaFee, UC San Diego | News | Comments

Discovery has implications for understanding epilepsy.                                  

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Specialty Drugs Drive Prescription Spending Jump

March 11, 2015 9:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Prescription drugs spending jumped 13 percent last year, the biggest annual increase since 2003, according to the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager.                 

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Stanford Showcases New App for Studying Heart Health

March 10, 2015 4:07 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Apple teamed up with a handful of universities to create these medical research applications.                            

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First Look at Hospitalized Ebola Survivors' Immune Cells Could Guide Vaccine Design

March 10, 2015 10:29 am | by Emory University | News | Comments

In the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, whose death toll is approaching 10,000, little information has been available about how the human immune response unfolds after infection. Researchers have now obtained a first look at the immune responses in four Ebola virus disease survivors who received care at Emory University Hospital in 2014, by closely examining their T cells and B cells during the acute phase of the disease.

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Protein in the Brain Can 'Put the Brakes' On Binge Drinking

March 10, 2015 10:20 am | by UNC | News | Comments

A new study led by UNC researchers identifies both where in the brain and how a protein in the brain, called Neuropeptide Y or NPY, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking. These findings suggest that restoring NPY may be useful for treating alcohol use disorders and may also protect some individuals from becoming alcohol dependent.

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HPLC Columns for Glycan Analysis

March 10, 2015 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific introduced a new HPLC and UHPLC column for glycan analysis. This new column offers extremely high-resolution separations based on charge, isomerism, and size and is designed to facilitate both high resolution glycan profile characterization and quantification.

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