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Long-Sought ‘Warm-Sensitive’ Brain Cells Identified in New Study

09-Sep-2016

A new UC San Francisco study challenges the most influential textbook explanation of how the mammalian brain detects when the body is becoming too warm, and how it then orchestrates the myriad responses that animals, including humans, use to lower their temperature—from “automatic” ...

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New Sensor Could Help Fight Deadly Bacterial Infections

08-Sep-2016

Scientists have built a new sensor that can detect the potentially deadly E.coli bacteria in 15-20 minutes, much faster than traditional lab tests. E.coli can be transmitted in contaminated food and water, posing particular risks to children and the elderly. In the late spring of 2011 a serious ...

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Infrared light to detect early signs of esophageal cancer

08-Sep-2016

Scientists have developed an endoscope that uses near-infrared light to spot early warning signs of oesophageal - food pipe - cancer, according to research. Researchers at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute sprayed a dye on oesophageal tissue samples taken from people with Barrett's ...

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Research reveals artificial thyroid cancer epidemic

08-Sep-2016

Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found doctors around the world are over diagnosing the most common thyroid cancer, creating an artificial epidemic that costs billions of dollars each year in unnecessary medical costs. Lead researcher Associate Professor Suhail Doi ...

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Water and light 'flow' inspire ultrasensitive optical microfiber coupler sensor

07-Sep-2016

When a river narrows or two rivers run into each other and merge, the water flow's speed increases and it becomes much stronger. Water flow and light flow are similar in many ways, and this inspired a group of researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the University of ...

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REACH is the dominant driver for substitution - more action is needed

06-Sep-2016

The REACH Regulation and other EU policies coupled with market forces have created strong drivers to avoid the use of very hazardous substances in the EU. To accelerate identifying very hazardous substances and substituting them with safer alternatives, the report recommends improving the ...

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New knowledge about the building blocks of life

06-Sep-2016

A study of an enzyme that helps build and repair DNA in living organisms increases our understanding of how these processes are controlled and how we can use this to combat infections. Chemists at the Faculty of Science at Lund University in Sweden, together with their colleagues in Umeå and ...

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Grifols opens diagnostic training center in Dubai

06-Sep-2016

Grifols celebrated the opening of its new training center in Dubai. Created to support the company's growing Diagnostic business, the center will offer single and multi-day training courses for laboratory technicians, engineers, and specialists working with the company's broad portfolio of ...

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Study reveals protein to target in type 2 diabetes

02-Sep-2016

When the body’s cells don’t respond normally to insulin — a condition known as insulin resistance — blood glucose levels can increase, resulting in type 2 diabetes. Researchers have long known that insulin resistance is linked to defects in the insulin receptor (which controls glucose uptake) in ...

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X-ray View into Cerebellum

02-Sep-2016

Researchers at the University and University Hospital of Basel succeed in imaging microscopically small structures of the human brain in three dimensions and automatically detecting the number of Purkinje cells in this tissue. The human being consists of thousand times more cells than the Milky ...

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