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Benchtop Supercritical Fluid Extractor

December 2, 2014 2:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The model SFT-110, a benchtop supercritical fluid extractor (SFE), from Supercritical Fluid Technologies (SFT) is the latest addition to company's the SFE product line.

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Benchtop Flow Cytometer Demonstrates Improved Resolution

December 2, 2014 2:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The guava easyCyte 12 flow cytometer from EMD Millipore is a simple and powerful benchtop method for multicolor flow cytometry. The system has been shown to detect particles as small as 0.2 μm, a significant improvement over typical flow cytometers.

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UHR-qTOF Mass Spectrometers for Life Science Research

December 2, 2014 1:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The maXis line of ultra-high-resolution quadrupole time-of-flight (UHR-qTOF) mass spectrometers from Bruker Corp. has evolved to bring resolution and mass accuracy to the liquid chromatography, time-of-flight MS market space.

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Benchtop Cell Sorter for Walk-away Automation

December 2, 2014 1:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The S3e Cell Sorter from Bio-Rad Laboratories offers walk-away automation for accurate and reliable cell sorts of one or two populations.

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The Future of Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury

December 2, 2014 12:57 pm | by Christina Jakubowski, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

There may be hope to get millions of individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) moving again, according to research presented at Neuroscience 2014, the 44th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) in Washington, D.C.   

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Alcohol Abuse Linked to Newly Identified Gene Network

December 2, 2014 12:46 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a network of genes that appear to work together in determining alcohol dependence. The findings could lead to future treatments and therapies for alcoholics and possibly help doctors screen for alcoholism.     

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Identifying the Cellular Origin of Fibrosis

December 2, 2014 12:32 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have identified what they believe to be the cells responsible for fibrosis, the buildup of scar tissue. Fibrotic diseases are estimated to be responsible for up to 45 percent of deaths in the developed world.       

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Stickleback Leaders are Stickleback Loners

December 2, 2014 12:25 pm | Videos | Comments

Research reveals that sticklebacks with bolder personalities are not only better leaders but also less sociable than more timid fish. The behavior of these bolder fish shapes the dynamics of the group.              

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Tool Explores Cells in 3-D

December 2, 2014 12:14 pm | News | Comments

Researchers can now explore viruses, bacteria and components of the human body in more detail than ever before with newly developed software. The researchers demonstrated how the software, called cellPACK, can be used to model viruses such as HIV.

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Traffic Jams Can Hurt the Heart

December 2, 2014 11:58 am | News | Comments

Anyone who has experienced Los Angeles gridlock likely can attest that traffic may cause one's blood pressure to rise. But researchers have found that, beyond the aggravation caused by fellow drivers, traffic-related air pollution presents serious heart health risks.

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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks

December 2, 2014 8:59 am | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.                

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Doctors Without Borders: Ebola response too slow

December 2, 2014 7:58 am | by By Jonathan Paye-layleh And Sarah Dilorenzo - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The international response to Ebola is still too slow and piecemeal, Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday, as officials said the disease is crippling crippled the economies of the three West African countries hardest hit. Ebola has infected nearly 17,000 people, of which about 6,000 have died,...

Otsuka to buy US drugmaker Avanir for $3.5B

December 2, 2014 6:58 am | by By The Associated Press | News | Comments

Otsuka Pharmaceutical says it will spend $3.5 billion in cash to buy Avanir Pharmaceuticals in a deal that expands the Japanese drugmaker's neurologic disease treatment portfolio. Avanir makes Nuedexta, which treats a condition called pseudobulbar affect. The ailment is associated with brain...

Mindfulness helps teens cope with stress, anxiety

December 2, 2014 3:57 am | by By Gosia Wozniacka - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan "singing bowl." "Allow yourself to settle into the experience of being here, in this...

Changes Coming to Kidney Transplant Waiting List

December 2, 2014 3:57 am | by By Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

New rules this week are bringing changes to the nation's kidney transplant system that will give some patients a better shot at a longer-lasting organ, and move others up the waiting list.                 

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