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Tube Re-capper Works in a Single Action

July 2, 2015 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Micronic Univo Screw Cap Recapper SR008 can cap or decap 8 tubes with screw caps in a single action.


Solvent-resistant Labels Comply with Standards

July 2, 2015 12:00 pm | CILS International | Product Releases | Comments

To help laboratories comply with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling, CILS has developed the CILS-8100GHS range of computer-printable durable labels, which can resist solvents, chemicals, abrasion, weathering and extreme temperatures (-196 C to 388 C).


Book Reviews Nanoparticle Research

July 2, 2015 12:00 pm | Malvern Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A new online edition of a highly popular book that reviews third party papers on the applications and usage of Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) is now available from Malvern Instruments.


Researcher Who Faked HIV Vaccine Gets Prison Term, Millions in Fines

July 2, 2015 11:06 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A scientist who faked results of an experimental HIV vaccine in rabbits to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough was sentenced to more than four years in prison and $7 million in fines by a federal judge.


The Drunkest Eye: Do Those Baby Blues Mean Higher Rates of Problem Drinking?

July 2, 2015 9:54 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Blue eyes could be a risk factor for alcohol dependence, according to a new University of Vermont study. People with lighter-colored eyes had a higher incidence of problem drinking, according to the results.


Six Wild Ideas That May Be the Future of Aviation

July 2, 2015 7:00 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

NASA may have just discovered the future of air transportation in a Shark Tank-style pitch meeting with its current employees— or they may not have. It’s too soon to tell, but definitely not too soon to imagine BIG. 


The Chemistry of Summer's Pretty Insect

July 2, 2015 7:00 am | by ACS | Videos | Comments

As fireflies are delighting children across the country with their nighttime displays, scientists are closing in on a better understanding of how the insects produce their enchanting glow. They have reported new evidence of how the beetles’ chemistry works.


Helping Others Helps Socially Anxious People

July 2, 2015 7:00 am | by Springer | News | Comments

Sufferers from social anxiety are more than just a little shy. But being busy with acts of kindness can help people who suffer from social anxiety to mingle more easily.


Q&A: Annalena Venneri and Blood Type’s Relation to Health

July 2, 2015 7:00 am | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Laboratory Equipment’s scientist of the week is Annalena Venneri from the University of Sheffield. She and a team discovered that people with O-type blood have more gray matter and are less prone to Alzheimer’s and similar diseases.


Brain Circuit Stops Us from Being Overwhelmed by Powerful Odors

July 1, 2015 2:24 pm | by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers have reported their discovery of a neural circuit in the mouse olfactory bulb that explains how our mammalian cousins— and by extension, we— are able to adjust the gain on intense odors. There’s a need to dial down powerful signals sampled from the environment, for the simple reason that they would otherwise overpower the nerve cells that receive and process them.


'Safe Alternative' St. John's Wort Has Same Side Effects as Antidepressants

July 1, 2015 2:20 pm | by Univ. of Adelaide | News | Comments

Researchers have compared the pattern of spontaneous reported adverse drug reactions to St. John’s Wort— a herbal treatment for depression— and fluoxetine— a commonly prescribed antidepressant. They found that St. John’s Wort can produce the same adverse reactions as the drug, and serious side effects can occur when the two are taken together.


Universe May Be Less Crowded than Thought

July 1, 2015 2:20 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe than might be expected, suggests a new study based on simulations conducted on the Blue Waters supercomputer. The study shows the first results from the Renaissance Simulations, a suite of extremely high-resolution adaptive mesh refinement calculations of high redshift galaxy formation.


How Old You Feel Impacts Your Well-being

July 1, 2015 2:20 pm | by NC State Univ. | News | Comments

New research has found that how old you feel changes on a daily basis– and that may have very real ramifications for monitoring your well-being. The researchers also wanted to determine if other variables that could be tracked on a daily basis could be used to predict how old someone felt on any given day. They can.


Scientific Beliefs Divided by Age as Well as Politics

July 1, 2015 2:20 pm | by Associated Press, Seth Borenstein | News | Comments

Age divides U.S. public opinion about science issues as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows. There are dramatic generation gaps in opinions on global warming, offshore drilling, nuclear power, childhood vaccines, gene modification to reduce a baby’s disease risk, untested medicine use, lab tests on animals and evolution.


Targeted LEDs May Be Efficient Enough to Grow Plants in Space

July 1, 2015 2:20 pm | by Purdue Univ. | News | Comments

A study has showed that targeting plants with red and blue LEDs provides energy-efficient lighting in contained environments, a finding that could advance the development of crop-growth modules for space exploration.



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