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02/15/2018 02:59 PM
New Lung Probe Technology Speeds Infection Detection
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A medical imaging technology under development has enabled doctors to see bacteria deep inside patients’ lungs for the first time. Early tests indicate the bedside technology may be able to detect harmful bacteria in patients’ lungs in less than 60 seconds.
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University of Edinburgh
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02/15/2018 02:16 PM
Alzheimer's Drug Repairs Binge Drinking-Related Brain Damage
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Drug appears to reverse structural and genetic brain changes that affect memory, learning.
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Duke University School of Medicine
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02/12/2018 11:43 AM
Heart Imaging Could Predict Afib Success
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Researchers report successful use of heart imaging to predict the benefit or futility of catheter ablation, an increasingly popular way to treat atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder.
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Johns Hopkins Medicine
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02/09/2018 02:34 PM
Peptide Could Help with Diabetes, Weight Loss
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Findings suggest potential anti-obesity use and novel drug for treating type 2 diabetes.
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Yadira Galindo, UC San Diego
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02/09/2018 12:30 PM
Quick Test for Cocaine Developed
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The tests can be carried out by police on the side of the road – one testing saliva, the other unknown powders.
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Chrystian Tejedor, Florida International University
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02/08/2018 11:16 AM
Common, Deadly Yeast Infection Diagnosed Quicker with Blood Test
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A new blood test seems to perform as well as, if not better than, traditional blood cultures at detecting a type of fungal yeast infection that commonly strikes hospital patients.
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University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
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02/08/2018 11:02 AM
Like Humans, Rats Help their Buddies
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Rats demonstrate cooperative behavior similar to human beings, researchers have discovered.
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University of St Andrews
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02/07/2018 11:52 AM
Specific Protein Decreases Flu Inflammation, Improves Survival
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GM-CSF, a protein that modifies the immune response to the flu, may also help reduce lung inflammation and improve survival during influenza, according to researchers.
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Katie Bohn, Penn State
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02/07/2018 10:11 AM
Face of Ancient "Cheddar Man" Reveals Pigmentation Surprise
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The face of “Cheddar Man,” Britain’s oldest nearly complete skeleton at 10,000 years old, is revealed for the first time and with unprecedented accuracy. The discovery suggests that the lighter pigmentation now considered to be a defining feature of northern Europe is a far more recent phenomenon.
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University College London
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02/06/2018 11:36 AM
Pulmonary Disease Risks Raised by Unusual Lung Structure
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Airway-branch variations associated with higher COPD prevalence.
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McGill University
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02/06/2018 10:37 AM
Researchers Discover that Ribosomes Induce Somatic Cell Pluripotency
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Researchers have confirmed that the incorporation of ribosomes into human skin cells will form a new cell mass, and that a lactobacillus-derived cell initialization substance is also the ribosome.
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Kumamoto University
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02/06/2018 08:51 AM
Monitoring System
Product Announcement
Thermo Scientific InSight's wireless cold storage monitoring system features advanced analytics and remote diagnostics to protect valuable samples, and avoid costly repairs and equipment failures by proactively identifying issues.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific

02/05/2018 11:26 AM
Researchers Uncover Mechanism Behind Common Parkinson’s Mutation
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Investigators have discovered how a gene mutation results in buildup of a toxic compound known to cause Parkinson’s disease symptoms, defining for the first time the mechanism underlying that aspect of the disease.
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Will Doss, Northwestern Medicine
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02/05/2018 11:11 AM
Ovaries Give Clues to Bone Enzymes
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A fertility study offers an unexpected lead on dwarfism.
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Kim Krieger, University of Connecticut
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02/05/2018 10:47 AM
Severe Pre-Eclampsia Could Cause Undetected High Blood Pressure Post-Pregnancy
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Offering post-pregnancy ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to all women who have severe pre-eclampsia may help detect those whose blood pressures might be high despite normal readings in doctors’ offices.
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American Heart Association
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02/03/2018 05:09 AM
Sequencing Kit for Fresh and Frozen Tissue Samples
Product Announcement
Porvair Sciences announces a new and improved Chromatrap ChIP-Seq kit (v.1.5) that is optimized to work from fresh and frozen extracted tissue as well as cell lines.
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Porvair Sciences

02/02/2018 08:18 AM
Cancer “Vaccine” Eliminates Tumors in Mouse Study
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Activating T cells in tumors eliminated even distant metastases in mice, researchers found. Lymphoma patients are being recruited to test the technique in a clinical trial.
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Krista Conger, Stanford Medicine
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02/01/2018 12:32 PM
Red Wine Used to Treat Heart Disease
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A researcher is developing a new stent that releases red wine antioxidants slowly over time that promotes healing and prevents blood clotting and inflammation.
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Louisiana State University
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01/31/2018 10:50 AM
Youths Who Experience Racism More Likely to Smoke
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Adolescents who have experienced some form of racism between the ages of 11 and 23 are more likely to take up smoking than those who have not, according to a new study.
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King’s College London
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01/29/2018 11:48 AM
Face Gives Clues to Heartbeat
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Researchers don’t need an Apple Watch or stethoscope to measure your heartbeat. They only need a video camera.
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Utah State University
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