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11/22/2017 02:00 PM
How Rogue Immune Cells Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier to Cause Multiple Sclerosis
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Drug designers working on therapeutics against multiple sclerosis should focus on blocking two distinct ways rogue immune cells attack healthy neurons, according to a new study in the journal Cell Reports.
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University of Illinois at Chicago
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11/22/2017 11:00 AM
Good Cells Gone Bad
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TSRI Scientists Discover PINK-SNO[W]
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The Scripps Research Institute
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11/21/2017 02:00 PM
Simple EKG can Determine Whether Patient has Depression or Bipolar Disorder
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A groundbreaking Loyola Medicine study suggests that a simple 15-minute electrocardiogram could help a physician determine whether a patient has major depression or bipolar disorder.
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Loyola Medicine
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11/21/2017 11:05 AM
Schizophrenia Originates Early in Pregnancy, “Mini-Brain” Research Suggests
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Findings indicate the disease— triggered by malformations in the cerebral cortex—could potentially be treated in utero.
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University of Buffalo
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11/21/2017 09:55 AM
Genome sequencing reveals extensive inbreeding in Scandinavian wolves
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Researchers from Uppsala University and others have for the first time determined the full genetic consequences of intense inbreeding in a threatened species. The large-scale genomic study of the Scandinavian wolf population is reported in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
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Uppsala University
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11/20/2017 11:37 AM
Researchers Describe New Biology of Alzheimer's Disease
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Researchers describe a unique model for the biology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) that may lead to an entirely novel approach for treating the disease.
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Boston University School of Medicine
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11/20/2017 11:33 AM
New Approach to Studying Chromosomes' Centers May Reveal Link to Down Syndrome and More
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A new technique may force DNA's centromere to give up its secrets at last.
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University of Michigan
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11/17/2017 02:29 PM
NIST Scientists Discover How to Switch Liver Cancer Cell Growth from 2-D to 3-D Structures
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Finding could help speed drug development, benefit 'lab-on-a-chip' technology
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National Institue of Standards and Technology
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11/17/2017 12:49 PM
Carefully Crafted Light Pulses Control Neuron Activity
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Specially tailored, ultrafast pulses of light can trigger neurons to fire and could one day help patients with light-sensitive circadian or mood problems, according to a new study in mice at the University of Illinois.
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University of Illinois
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11/17/2017 08:43 AM
David Bowie & the Art of Slow Innovation: A New Strategy for Global Precision Medicine
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This interdisciplinary innovation analysis draws in part from the works of the late David Bowie and introduces the concept and practice of slow innovation.
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Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
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11/16/2017 02:00 PM
Disparities in Exposure to Toxins may Drive Higher Diabetes Rates in Minorities
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Unequal exposure to environmental pollutants acting as endocrine-disrupting chemicals is an under-recognized risk factor that may play a key role in driving the higher rates of diabetes among minority and low-income populations, according to a new article in the journal Diabetes Care.
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University of Illinois at Chicago
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11/16/2017 11:13 AM
Take a Fantastic 3D Voyage Through the Brain with New Immersive VR System
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A new immersive virtual reality (VR) experience now offers a unique way to visualize and interact with large volumes of 3D anatomical brain data.
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Wyss Center
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11/16/2017 08:54 AM
Photomosaic Technology Finds Order in the Chaos of Coral Reefs
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In a study published recently in Coral Reefs, scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at Palmyra Atoll, and made surprising discoveries around coral spatial ecology.
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University of California, San Diego
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11/15/2017 03:00 PM
Cell-based Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes?
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Scientists reverse diabetes in a mouse model using modified blood stem cells
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Boston Children's Hospital
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11/15/2017 02:19 PM
CRISPR-carrying Nanoparticles Edit the Genome
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In a new study, MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes in mice. The team used nanoparticles to carry the CRISPR components, eliminating the need to use viruses for delivery.
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Anne Trafton, MIT
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11/14/2017 02:00 PM
Potential New Autism Drug Shows Promise in Mice
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Scientists have performed a successful test of a possible new drug in a mouse model of an autism disorder. The candidate drug, called NitroSynapsin, largely corrected electrical, behavioral and brain abnormalities in the mice.
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The Scripps Research Institute
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11/14/2017 11:00 AM
Researchers Reverse Heart Failure in Marfan Mice
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Johns Hopkins researchers identify the cell signals responsible for rapid heart failure in children with Marfan syndrome and reverse the disease in mouse models.
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Johns Hopkins Medicine
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11/14/2017 09:03 AM
Proteome of the Human Heart Mapped for the First Time
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Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) and the German Heart Centre at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now determined which and how many individual proteins are present in each type of cell that occurs in the heart. In doing so, they compiled the first atlas of the healthy human heart, known as the cardiac proteome.
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Technical University of Munich
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11/13/2017 10:10 AM
Chemically Resistant Pierceable Microplate Cap Mats
Product Announcement
Manufactured from chemically resistant PTFE with a silicone lining, the new JG Finneran  pierceable cap mats come with a specially weakened area in a shape of a cross on each of the 96-well sections.

11/13/2017 10:08 AM
Microfluidic Platform for Single Cell Research
Product Announcement
Dolomite Bio's Nadia instrument is a touchscreen-controlled, droplet-based microfluidic platform for single cell research, combining microfluidics, automated temperature control and gentle cell/bead agitation to offer a single compact instrument that delivers highly precise and reliable results.