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Smoking: Quitting cold turkey may jumpstart depression

August 3, 2011 10:33 am | by Mary Sakacs | Comments

Smoking cigarettes has been said to be one of the hardest habits to quit. But being that it is so harmful on the heart and lungs, many smokers are trying their best to put down the cigarette and improve their health. Unfortunately, the beginning of this process can be the hardest and individuals find themselves unhappy and longing for a puff.

What you didn’t know about video games

August 2, 2011 11:03 am | by Mary Sakacs | Comments

Video and computer games are an extremely popular activity for both children and adults today. While gaming provides fun and entertainment for players, it can also cause problems. Video game addiction studies are increasing, and the results that many show can be alarming.

The Glass Half Full May Come in Handy

July 27, 2011 11:17 am | by Mary Sakacs | Comments

Looking at things from a positive perspective has always been said to improve your attitude and help get you through the day with a smile on your face. My mother would always tell me that I am responsible for my happiness and having a negative outlook would only bring me a bad day, so I should think positive! I believed that optimism would make me a happier person, but I didn’t realize that it could also make me a healthier one.


Genes: Below the Surface

July 20, 2011 10:19 am | Comments

A recent breakthrough found in a study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, proved that a specific gene links to intellectual disability in those who may carry it.

No mosquito, no malaria?

July 18, 2011 11:09 am | Comments

Mosquitoes are generally known as the sneaky pest that creeps up and bites, leaving you with an itchy bump on the surface of your skin. A nuisance to be sure, but in some areas of the world, they can be dangerous because the bugs carry malaria.

Schizophrenia: According to genetics

July 11, 2011 11:06 am | by Mary Sakacs | Comments

The well-known disease Schizophrenia is a major mental disorder that contains an array of ghastly symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, disordered speech and thinking, and a loss in social behaviors.

Firefighters are Macho Men…and Women

June 30, 2011 10:59 am | by Mary Sakacs | Comments

A recent article published at the University of Gothenburg, takes a closer look at the profession of a fireman. Between the stereotypes that society has stigmatized to the profession and the actual role of a firefighter, there were many questions that I pondered when learning about a firefighter’s point of view on his day to day experiences.

Say Again?

August 20, 2010 10:36 am | by Lily Barback | Comments

Recent studies at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston suggest that I’m not the only teenager who damaged his/her hearing in recent years.


Digging Out

April 2, 2010 9:23 am | Comments

I have a love/hate relationship with business travel. On one hand, I enjoy learning about the latest technologies before anyone else. I also enjoy meeting the people who had previously only been voices on the phone or words in an email to me. But on the other, I can't stand how long it takes me to dig out by just missing a few days in the office.

Increased Visibility

February 22, 2010 11:01 am | by Robert Fee | Comments

I'm a little late to the party, but Time magazine seems to be all over our industry lately. Coming back from LabAutomation 2010, one of the biggest impressions I was left with was the excitement of one vendor whose product photo accompanied the number four scientific discovery of 2009 (according to the editors of Time), "A Robot Performs Science."

Get Those Entries In

January 14, 2010 8:40 am | Comments

It’s that time of year again. It’s time for all of you to start thinking about your 2010 Bioscience Technology Researcher of the Year entries.

Renewed optimism

December 21, 2009 9:12 am | Comments

2009 will be remembered as a year of up and downs for science. We all, naturally, felt the effects of a down economy in the early part of the year. But based on all the vendors I’ve seen at trade shows in the second half of the year offering their own stimulus packages, things started looking up as we headed into 2010. I think it’s time for some renewed optimism.

From Isaac Asimov to Twilight Zone’s Bruce Sterling

December 16, 2009 4:44 am | Comments

Famed Twilight Zone actor and film writer Bruce Sterling has accepted the opportunity to speak – and he is ready to entertain at LabAutomation2010, Jan. 23-27, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA, USA.

Introducing the New Lab Rat of Choice

December 15, 2009 5:15 am | Comments

A new rat is being introduced into laboratories around the world for life science studies: introducing the naked mole rat.

Cutting a Wide Swath Across Multiple Disciplines

December 10, 2009 8:09 am | Comments

How do business and scientific leaders at well-established, large, small and start-up companies find time to connect and explore strategic relationships? It’s difficult at best. Time consuming. And, once due diligence kicks-in, costly.


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