Technologies Corporation, in collaboration with DNAVEC Corp., launched the CytoTune-iPS 2.0 Sendai Reprogramming Kit, a next-generation research technology that enables an efficient method to develop induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from human somatic cells.
Using a powerful gene-hunting technique, researchers report they have identified a gene involved...
Researchers are investigating a potential new therapy for autism and other neurodevelopmental...
A new report has revealed that the number of people living with dementia worldwide in 2013 is...
A new approach developed by researchers could enable the most detailed x-ray images ever— including clear views of soft tissue without any need for contrast agents.
With few exceptions, cells don’t change type once they have become specialized. However, new findings have identified a method for changing one cell type into another in a process called forced transdifferentiation.
The next-generation SpectraMax MiniMax 300 Imaging Cytometer from Molecular Devices enables both cellular visualization and first-of-its-kind stain-free, cell-based analysis on the field-upgradable SpectraMax i3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader.
A new brain connectivity study found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women that’s lending credence to some commonly held beliefs about their behavior.
A byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, researchers report.
Stem cells that quell inflammation shortly after traumatic brain injury (TBI) may also offer lasting cognitive gains, says the University of Texas Health Science Center. In a recent article, the team of Children’s Program in Regenerative Medicine Director Charles Cox reported they injected, into the blood of two groups of rats with traumatic brain injury (TBI), human multi-potent adult progenitor cells (MAPCs).
Researchers have used radioimmunotherapy to destroy remaining HIV-infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection.
Hearing the term “paralysis” often conjures the image of someone with a spinal cord injury. While an estimated 1.2 million Americans do suffer from paralysis due to a spinal cord injury, the impact of paralysis is even more widespread, with nearly 5.6 million affected overall, according to the Reeve Foundation.
President Barack Obama announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV, saying his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies.
Scientists have shown that if oxytocin is administered to men and if they are shown pictures of their partner, the bonding hormone increases the attractiveness of the partner and strengthens monogamy.
A new study suggests that a diet low in vitamin D causes damage to the brain. The new evidence shows that vitamin D serves important roles in organs and tissue, including the brain.
The 1984 National Organ Transplantation Act that set the payment ban didn't just refer to solid organs — it included bone marrow transplants, too. Now, the government now has proposed a regulation to keep the ban intact by rewriting some legal definitions to clarify that it covers marrow-producing stem cells.
Genevac has developed a protocol using its SuperCool 75 condenser that, in conjunction with the Genevac HT-12 High Throughput Evaporator, has been proven to set a new benchmark for enhanced evaporation and lyophilization results.
A study shows for the first time that X-ray lasers can be used to generate a complete 3-D model of a protein without any prior knowledge of its structure.
Porvair Sciences has announced new additions to its range of high-quality tissue culture (TC) treated laboratory plasticware, including pipettes, micro-pipettes, pipette fillers, filter tips and cell scrapers.
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is supported by science.
Cancers that occur in later life could be down to the way our cells age, according to a new paper that says some cancers could be caused by older cells bypassing the switch that tells them to stop growing.
One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision making.
Recent studies have linked hundreds of gene mutations scattered throughout the brain to increased autism risk. Where do you start? Neuroscientists may finally have an answer.
Using Drosophila melanogaster, researchers discovered that during multiple cell migrations a single cell can act as leader, dragging the others with it.
After a mild concussion, special brain scans show evidence of brain abnormalities four months later, when symptoms from the concussion have mostly dissipated, according to new research.
Western blotting is a technique routinely used by researchers to detect and identify certain proteins of interest in a sample. Although a well-established and explored method, a number of shortcomings need to be addressed to enable Western blotting to deliver standardized and quantitative data, supporting researchers who require reproducible, high-quality results to move their research forward.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of four diagnostic devices that can be used for high throughput gene sequencing, often referred to as “next generation sequencing” (NGS). These instruments, reagents and test systems allow labs to sequence a patient’s DNA.
British biochemist Frederick Sanger, who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry and was a pioneer of genome sequencing, has died at the age of 95. His death was confirmed Wednesday by the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - which Sanger helped found.
New research has found that women who have taken oral contraceptives for three or more years are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness which affects nearly 60 million worldwide.
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