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Keeping chilly lab mice warm: Key to better science?
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Joseph Garner imagines how much happier and healthier lab mice would be in a kinder, gentler environment than the stark cages in chilly laboratories — and how that, in turn, might improve the outcome of research that underlies human medical advances. He has focused on a simple fact: Mice are chronically cold and suffer from thermal stress. More



Study: Heart attack victims cut risk with 2 drinks
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VideoBriefMen who have two drinks a day after surviving a first heart attack have a lower risk of death from heart disease than non-drinkers, Harvard researchers said, adding to evidence that moderate alcohol use may be healthy. Men who survived a heart attack and who drank two alcoholic drinks a day had a 42 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to the study. More

Standard allergy test not as accurate as thought
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The standard test used to detect milk-protein residues in processed foods may not work as well as previously believed in all applications, sometimes missing ingredients that can cause milk allergy, the most common childhood food allergy, which affects millions of children under age 3, a scientist reported at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. More

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Register for the 38th Annual Symposium/Convention
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Online registration for the 38th Annual Symposium/Convention has officially opened! Registering online has never been easier. You will be able to select your workshops in REAL TIMEno more wondering if the workshops are sold out.


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Sensitive blood test catches recurring breast cancer year earlier
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A new blood test is twice as sensitive and can detect breast cancer recurrence a full year earlier than current blood tests, according to a scientist who reported at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. The researcher noted that breast cancer survivors face about a 1-in-5 chance that the cancer will come back, or recur, within 10 years of treatment. More



Non-invasive treatment for bad heart valve
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Patients with aortic stenosis who are too sick for open-heart surgery can receive catheter-based treatment instead of open-heart surgery, researchers say. Before catheter-based heart valve procedures were developed in the last decade, patients diagnosed with aortic stenosis would have only one option — open-heart surgery — but about one-third of the patients are too frail for open heart surgery. More

Eyes on cancer: Techniques for watching tumors do their thing
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These days, cancer has a harder time hiding out. With modern imaging tools, inquiring researchers can ogle its every move, from a tumor's growth to its inner workings to its effects on surrounding tissues. Utilizing an abundance of tracers and reporter genes, researchers can visualize a cancer's biochemistry, including its off-kilter metabolism. They can also monitor where a potential new cancer drug goes and what it does. More


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Government ponders heart safety trials for obesity drugs
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Health regulators are asking for advice on whether, and when, heart safety studies should be required for new obesity drugs, possibly adding a new hurdle on their path to approval. An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration will discuss whether regulators should mandate such trials before the drugs can be marketed. More

Transforming scar tissue into beating hearts: The next installment
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Deepak Srivastava, director of San Francisco's Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, announced the latest research to reprogram scar tissue resulting from myocardial infarction into viable heart muscle cells. His latest studies used viral vectors to deliver genes directly into the hearts of adult mice that had experienced an MI. More


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Scientists finds new technique to combat rare childhood disease
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Scientists at Rutgers University believe they have discovered a protein that could be the key to preventing and even reversing a rare childhood disease. The ailment, called A-T disease, afflicts children with slurred speech and inability to walk. Children with A-T usually wind up in a wheelchair before adolescence. More

Technique is step forward in traceable microscopy accuracy
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Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory have demonstrated a simpler technique for calibrating lateral sensitivity in an atomic force microscope agrees with an earlier method developed at NIST to within 5 percent. More
 
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