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Storage System with Evaporators Above Samples

April 1, 2014 2:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Brooks BioStore II has fully redundant refrigeration circuits that provide reliability as well as additional cooling capacity under unusual heat load conditions. The system may also use liquid nitrogen as a backup refrigerant in case of power failure.

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Study Looks at Why Vitamin D Deficiency Diagnoses Surged

April 1, 2014 1:55 pm | News | Comments

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density.

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New Discovery Gives Hope that Nerves Could be Repaired after Spinal Cord Injury

April 1, 2014 1:51 pm | News | Comments

A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma. Researchers have identified a possible mechanism for re-growing damaged nerve fibers in the central nervous system. This damage is currently irreparable, often leaving those who suffer spinal cord injury, stroke, or brain trauma with serious impairments.

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Early Cardiac Risks Linked to Worse Cognitive Function in Middle Age

April 1, 2014 1:39 pm | News | Comments

Young adults with such cardiac risk factors as high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age, according to a new study by dementia researchers at UC San Francisco. The findings bolster the view that diseases like Alzheimer’s develop over an individual’s lifespan and may be set in motion early in life.

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Team Finds a Better Way to Grow Motor Neurons from Stem Cells

April 1, 2014 1:30 pm | News | Comments

Researchers report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed. The finding will aid efforts to model human motor neuron development, and to understand and treat spinal cord injuries and motor neuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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New Screening Tool to Diagnose Common Sleep Problem in Children

April 1, 2014 1:16 pm | News | Comments

Clinical investigators at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) have developed a new screening tool to help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in children. Evidence suggests that adults with a large neck circumference are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), especially males. As neck circumference varies by age and sex, there have been no reference ranges to diagnose pediatric OSA up until now.

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Actavis plans to spend $100M on generic drugmaker

April 1, 2014 11:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmaker Actavis Plc plans to expand its reach into Southeast Asia by spending about $100 million to buy Silom Medical Co., a generic pharmaceutical company focused on Thailand. Actavis, based in Ireland, said its latest deal should help adjusted earnings this year and will give it a leading...

US court backs patent for Eli Lilly drug Alimta

April 1, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal court has upheld the patent that protects Eli Lilly's lung cancer treatment from generic competition until 2022. The Indianapolis drugmaker said late Monday that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana backed a vitamin dose regimen patent for the drug Alimta, which...

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Energy Efficient ULT Freezer

March 31, 2014 2:59 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Scientific Revco UxF series of ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers provides outstanding performance, storage capacity and energy efficiency. Providing outstanding sample protection, while maintaining high standards in energy efficiency and capacity per footprint, these freezers excel in both design and security.

New Human Trial Shows Stem Cells are Effective for Failing Hearts

March 31, 2014 2:55 pm | News | Comments

Patients with severe ischemic heart disease and heart failure can benefit from a new treatment in which stem cells found in bone marrow are injected directly into the heart muscle, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session.

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Tamiflu-resistant Influenza: Parsing the Genome for the Culprits

March 31, 2014 2:43 pm | News | Comments

It doesn’t take long for the flu virus to outsmart Tamiflu. EPFL scientists have developed a tool that reveals the mutations that make the virus resistant, and they have identified new mutations that may render ineffective one of the few treatments currently available on the market.

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New Respect for Primary Visual Cortex

March 31, 2014 2:33 pm | News | Comments

In the context of learning and memory, the primary visual cortex is the Rodney Dangerfield of cortical areas: It gets no respect. Also known as “V1,” this brain region is the very first place where information from the retina arrives in the cerebral cortex.

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Relaxed Blood Pressure Guidelines Cut Millions from Needing Medication

March 31, 2014 2:20 pm | News | Comments

New guidelines that ease the recommended blood pressure could result in 5.8 million U.S. adults no longer needing hypertension medication. The findings are the first peer-reviewed analysis to quantify the impact of guidelines announced in February by the Eighth Joint National Committee. In a divisive move, the committee relaxed the blood pressure goal in adults 60 years and older to 150/90, instead of the previous goal of 140/90.

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Breakthrough in Stem Cell Manufacturing Technology

March 31, 2014 2:10 pm | News | Comments

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has created a new stem cell micro-environment that they have found has allowed both the self-renewal of cells and then their evolution into cardiomyocyte (heart) cells. The material is a hydrogel containing two polymers – an alginate-rich environment which allows proliferation of cells with a simple chemical switch to render the environment collagen-rich when the cell population is large enough.

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Strong Link Between Obesity and 'Carb breakdown' Gene

March 31, 2014 1:51 pm | News | Comments

Researchers at King’s College London and Imperial College London have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting enzyme may be at higher risk of obesity. The findings suggest that dietary advice may need to be more tailored to an individual’s digestive system, based on whether they have the genetic predisposition and necessary enzymes to digest different foods.

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