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A question of freedom for chimpanzees who spend lives in labs
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VideoBriefDr. John VandeBerg, the director of a San Antonio primate research center, says his chimpanzees are treated "with the utmost of reverence," and have a "high quality of life." But that quality of life is a matter of intense debate and part of the emotional argument over whether experimenting on chimps is morally and scientifically justified to save human lives. More

Stem cell injections may fix damaged heart muscle
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After more than a decade of study, Toronto scientists have begun injecting stem cells directly into a patient's heart with the hope of fixing muscle damaged by a serious heart attack. So far, two patients have had the experimental treatment while undergoing open-heart surgery. The process involves extracting bone marrow from a patient's hip, processing the marrow to retrieve stem cells and then injecting the powerful cells into the patient's heart. More

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'Electronic tattoo' moving out of sci-fi realm
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VideoBriefResearchers are making progress bridging the soft, wet world of the human body and electronics. The National Science Foundation released a video giving the latest news from researchers trying to develop flexible electronics that can be placed on the skin or embedded in the body. The hope is that these devices can be used to diagnose or provide care to patients. More

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Chemists create synthetic cell membrane
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The cell membrane is one of the most important components of a cell because it separates the interior from the environment and controls the movement of substances in and out of the cell. In a move that inches science closer to creating artificial life from scratch, chemists have made artificial self-assembling cell membranes using a novel chemical reaction. They hope their creation will help shed light on the origins of life. More

Sonicating sperm: The future of male contraception
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New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, published in BioMed Central's open-access journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, used commercially available therapeutic ultrasound equipment to reduce sperm counts of male rats to levels which would result in infertility in humans. More

Cancer sequencing discovers mutations tied to childhood brain tumors
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Researchers studying a rare, lethal childhood tumor of the brainstem discovered nearly 80 percent of the tumors have mutations in genes not previously tied to cancer. Early evidence suggests the alterations play a unique role in other aggressive pediatric brain tumors as well. More

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Morgellons: Mysterious skin disease under microscope
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VideoBriefA new study sheds light on Morgellons disease, a controversial condition marked by crawling sensations in the skin. In response to increasing reports of Morgellons symptoms, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientists analyzed blood and skin samples from 115 patients and found no evidence linking Morgellons to an infection or environmental cause. More

Stem cell research is now bearing fruit
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Fourteen years ago James Thomson of the University of Wisconsin isolated stem cells from human embryos. The ability of such cells to morph into any other sort of cell suggested worn-out or damaged tissues might be repaired, and diseases thus treated — a technique now known as regenerative medicine. Since then progress has been erratic and controversial. But, as two new papers prove, there has been progress. More

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LabStorage Systems offers prostate biopsy kits in two sizes and various configurations. Smaller kits contain 6-8 prefilled vials, while larger kits offer a choice of 12-16 vials. All kits include pre-printed labels and may be ordered with absorbents, biohazard bag, and/or your lab’s logo. MORE
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Too much fructose sweetener tied to heart risks in teens
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Teens who consume large amounts of the food and beverage sweetener fructose show evidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk in their blood, a study finds. It's believed that adolescents' growing bodies crave the strong sweetener and food and beverage companies' advertising often targets young consumers, researchers say. More

The voices of hemophilia
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Hemophilia is a rare genetic condition in which the blood doesn't clot normally. The disease primarily affects men, and patients take injections of a clotting factor to prevent or reduce bleeding. Hemophilia is the subject of The New York Times' latest Patient Voices series, which tells the stories of people affected by bleeding disorders. More

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Written for pathologists, pathology residents, histo-technologists, histo-technicians, and histology students, this book contains troubleshooting techniques for common artifacts and problems incurred in routine histologic preparations.
Epitomics MSH6 Rabbit Monoclonal Antibodies
In a recent comparison study, Epitomics MSH6 antibody (EP49) had the highest quality performance in a panel of 15 vendors. See the comparisons here. MORE

Stroke, heart attack risk greater than thought
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A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals some sobering facts about strokes and heart attacks. Even if you are at low risk of having a cardiac incident in the short term, having one or two risk factors — such as high blood pressure or smoking — might put you at high risk of heart attack or stroke over the long term, when you're much older. More

Too many medical tests? Routine checks getting second look
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Recent headlines offered a fresh example of how the healthcare system subjects people to too many medical tests — this time research that showing millions of older women don't need their bones checked for osteoporosis nearly so often. Chances are you've heard that many expert groups say cancer screening is overused, too, from mammograms given too early or too often to prostate cancer tests that may not save lives. More
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