Lab-on-a-Chip Technology to Be Featured at 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

As one of the 10 largest medical exhibitions in the U.S., the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is the place where breakthrough innovations in clinical testing and patient care are introduced to the healthcare world. This year, many of the trailblazing products displayed by the Expo’s 650 exhibitors will include the latest diagnostic technology in the field of mobile health.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)|29-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Healthy Lifestyle May Buffer Against Stress-Related Cell Aging

A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of life’s stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well.

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|29-Jul-2014 4:00 AM EDT

Stem Cell Advance May Increase Efficiency of Tissue Regeneration

A new stem-cell discovery might one day lead to a more streamlined process for obtaining stem cells, which in turn could be used in the development of replacement tissue for failing body parts, according to UC San Francisco scientists.

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|28-Jul-2014 6:30 PM EDT

50-Year Review of Key Detergent Ingredient Use Shows No Adverse Environmental Impacts

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A comprehensive review of five decades’ worth of research shows that high volume use of major detergent ingredients have had no adverse environmental impacts to waterways and river sediments, according to a paper co-authored by the American Cleaning Institute (www.cleaninginstitute.org). The review article was published in the peer-reviewed journal Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (Volume 44, Issue 17, 2014).

– American Cleaning Institute |28-Jul-2014 3:10 PM EDT

How Will Climate Change Impact Tropical Rainforests?

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Scientists are concerned about the impact climate change--particularly warming--may have on tropical rainforests. They are undertaking the first field study ever to find out.

– Michigan Technological University|28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Physicists Unlock Nature of High-Temperature Superconductivity

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Physicists have identified the "quantum glue" that underlies a promising type of superconductivity -- a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss.

– University of Illinois at Chicago|28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Memory Relies on Astrocytes, the Brain's Lesser Known Cells

Salk scientists show that the little-known supportive cells are vital in cognitive function.

– Salk Institute for Biological Studies|28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Scripps Florida Scientists Find Genetic Mutations Linked to Salivary Gland Tumors

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Research conducted at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects the salivary glands.

– Scripps Research Institute|28-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT
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