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Safety Reflectors Reused in Bioterror Detection

April 10, 2013 9:49 am | News | Comments

Tiny versions of the reflectors on sneakers and bicycle fenders that help ensure the safety of runners and bikers at night are moving toward another role in detecting bioterrorism threats and diagnosing everyday infectious diseases, scientists said.

The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species

April 5, 2013 10:15 am | News | Comments

At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.

Toenail Clippings to Measure NJ Chromium Exposure

March 24, 2013 11:08 am | by KATIE ZEZIMA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The neighborhood looks exceedingly normal: single-family homes and apartment buildings packed together, dogs barking from postage-stamp-size lawns, parents hustling down narrow sidewalks to fetch their children from school. But something with very dangerous potential lies below the surface.


Dilution Effect Linking Biodiversity, Disease Challenged

March 20, 2013 10:10 am | News | Comments

More than three quarters of new, emerging or re-emerging human diseases are caused by pathogens from animals, according to the World Health Organization. But a widely accepted theory of risk reduction for these pathogens– one of the most important ideas in disease ecology– is likely wrong, according to a new study.

High Cesium Level Found in Fish by Fukushima Plant

March 17, 2013 3:03 am | by MALCOLM FOSTER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japanese utility that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant says it has detected a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a fish caught close to the plant. That's 7,400 times the government limit for safe human consumption. The bottom-dwelling fish called a...

‘Zombie Worm’ Development Unveiled

March 13, 2013 9:40 am | News | Comments

How do bone-eating worms reproduce? A new study sheds light on this question through a detailed observation of the postembryonic development and sexual maturation of Osedax worms, also known as “zombie worms.”

Plant Epigenetics Can Benefit Disease Studies

March 7, 2013 10:06 am | News | Comments

Scientists have identified patterns of epigenomic diversity that not only allow plants to adapt to various environments, but could also benefit crop production and the study of human diseases.

Lamprey Genome Considered Evolutionary Bridge

February 25, 2013 11:14 am | News | Comments

When it comes to evolution, humans can learn a thing or two from primeval sea lampreys. A team of scientists has presented an assembly of the sea lamprey genome– the first time the entire sequence has been decoded.


Pollution No Factor in Cloud Formation

February 20, 2013 10:29 am | News | Comments

Based on aerial and ground-based measurements of droplet formation from ten different areas of the northern hemisphere, researchers report that organic coatings on particles don’t seem to significantly affect the rate at which droplets form. The researchers studied a wide range of particles, including organic, hydrocarbon-rich particles from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rural Water Treatment Deemed Inconsistent

February 15, 2013 10:57 am | News | Comments

A new study to determine the effectiveness of rural lagoon systems found that sewage treatment lagoons remove most, but not all, of the pharmaceutical and personal care product and hormone contaminants from wastewater.

Microbial Genes Key to Biofuel Production

February 15, 2013 10:15 am | News | Comments

Digesting lignin, a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass, is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels. Researchers have figured out the microscopic chemical switch that allows Streptomyces bacteria to get to work, breaking lignin down into its constituent parts.

New Drugs Target Malaria's 'Achilles Heel'

February 14, 2013 12:24 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered how a new class of antimalarial drugs, spiroindolones, kills the malaria parasite, showing that the drugs block a pump at the parasite surface, causing it to fill with salt.

Biodiversity Can Protect Against Disease

February 14, 2013 10:35 am | News | Comments

The richer the assortment of amphibian species living in a pond, the more protection that community of frogs, toads and salamanders has against a parasitic infection that can cause severe deformities, including the growth of extra legs, according to a new study.


'Green Revolution' center sees future in GM seeds

February 13, 2013 8:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The research center largely responsible for launching the "green revolution" of the 1960s is now planning to develop more genetically-modified seeds to help farmers in the developing world grow more grain in the face of changing climate conditions and increased demand. Donations of $25 million...

Bacteria Can Produce Gold-Forming Molecules

February 13, 2013 11:01 am | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered that a gold-dwelling bacterium excretes a small molecule capable of forming solid gold.

New, Disease Resistant Wheat Developed

February 12, 2013 11:50 am | News | Comments

Wheat breeders have developed a higher-yielding soft white winter wheat, known as Kaseberg, that is also resistant to the disease stripe rust.

Biofuels: Greener than Ever

June 1, 2010 10:05 am | by James Netterwald, PhD | Articles | Comments

Plant-based and algae-based biofuels are becoming more profitable than ever, leading to more green backs for opportunists of the green age.


August 26, 2009 12:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

METTLER TOLEDO introduces a new balance range, NewClassic, to replace the company's current Classic portfolio. A metal housing offers reliable protection and is resistant to chemicals.

Disposable Bioreactor System

August 26, 2009 12:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cellexus announced availability of the 50 litre format of the CellMaker Regular, a single use, disposable bioreactor system providing increased ODs and improved yields of soluble protein when compared with flask grown cultures.

Cell Culture Incubator with H2O2 Sterilization

July 21, 2009 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SANYO Biomedical and Environmental Solutions (SANYO), a division of SANYO North America Corporation, offers the Sterisonic GxP, MCO-19AIC(UVH) Cell Culture Incubator

Insect Growth Chamber

July 21, 2009 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CARON introduces a newly designed 25 cu. ft. Insect Growth Chamber (Model 6025). The Insect Growth Chamber is another product new to CARON's 25 cu. ft. family of products containing many earth-friendly and customer-friendly features.

High Definition Mass Spectrometer

June 15, 2009 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Waters SYNAPT G2 System features new QuanTof and enhanced High Definition MS technologies intended to accelerate scientists toward their research goals.

Prepacked Chromatography Columns

May 28, 2009 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Healthcare offers next generation HiPrep 16/10 columns. The new column hardware has been redesigned to give the same high performance, reproducibility, and ease-of-use, while using significantly less plastic.

PCR for Molecular Diagnostics

March 18, 2009 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Evogen announced the launch of its first molecular diagnostics and detection instrument providing innovative ultra-rapid PCR amplification and analysis.

Environmental Simulation Chambers

February 18, 2009 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Easy access to test samples to ensure convenient loading and unloading is a feature that is normally not available in large environmental test chambers. BINDER has solved this problem by rotating the chamber 90°. BINDER's MKF, with a volume of 720 L, has an inner chamber that is 120 cm wide and only 60 cm deep.

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