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Generator Replaces Manual System

February 3, 2016 4:15 pm | by Kin-Tek Laboratories, Inc. | Kin-Tek Laboratories, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Kin-Tek’s 491Flex Calibration Gas Standards Generator uses permeation tubes as the component compound source for creating very low concentration mixtures.

System Prevents Hazardous Spills

February 3, 2016 4:12 pm | by JM Science, Inc. | JM Science, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

JM Science’s Sonic Reservoir Sensor System is used in labs to measure levels of solvents and liquid waste used in unattended LC separations in real time.

Bedbugs, Tormentors of Sleeping Humans, Focus of Genome Investigation

February 3, 2016 2:45 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A group of scientists has compiled the first full genome of the bedbug pest, with an eye toward finding the secrets of its movements and habits – and the best ways to combat them.

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Hepatitis Virus-like Particles Serve as Possible Cancer Treatment

February 3, 2016 2:39 pm | by University of California, Davis | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a way to use the empty shell of a Hepatitis E virus to carry vaccines or drugs into the body.

'Jurassic Butterfly' Species Identified

February 3, 2016 2:31 pm | by Indiana University | News | Comments

A Jurassic age insect whose behavior and appearance closely mimics a butterfly has been identified. But the species' emergence on Earth predates the modern butterfly by about 40 million years.

Consistency of Earth's Magnetic Field History Surprises Scientists

February 3, 2016 2:22 pm | by Carnegie Institution | News | Comments

New work identifies as many as 10 additional superchrons over a 1.3 billion-year stretch of time during Earth's middle age, which occurred 2.5 to 0.54 billion years ago.

Home Cities of Super Bowl Teams See Flu Spikes

February 3, 2016 2:15 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

There’s a downside to having your local NFL team advance to the Super Bowl. A study shows that geographical areas that have an NFL team advance to the Super Bowl had an 18 percent spike in flu-related deaths.

Lifespan of Mice Extended by 35 Percent

February 3, 2016 2:08 pm | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Results of a new study in mice demonstrate that clearance of senescent cells delays tumor formation, preserves tissue and organ function, and extends lifespan without observed adverse effects.

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CDC Advises Women Not on Contraceptives to Put Down Alcohol

February 3, 2016 12:20 pm | by Lauren Scrudato, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In an effort to reduce the rate of babies born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, the CDC says women of child-bearing age shouldn't have a sip of alcohol unless they are using a form of contraception.

23andMe: Being a 'Morning Person' has a Genetic Basis

February 3, 2016 9:52 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

That morning person you know at work who starts off the day alert, chipper and productive may just simply be wired that way in their DNA, according to a new study by the genetics company 23andMe.

Asteroid Expected to Have Close Flyby with Earth

February 3, 2016 9:44 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A small asteroid that two years ago flew past Earth at a comfortable distance of about 1.3 million miles will safely fly by our planet again in a few weeks, though this time it may be much closer. 

Scientists Propose New Theory of How Life Formed

February 3, 2016 9:35 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

How did life begin? Scientists propose a new set of cosmic chemical reactions that could have contributed to the formation of life on our planet.

Egyptian Boat from Pyramid Age Unearthed

February 3, 2016 9:27 am | by Charles University | News | Comments

Archaeologists unexpectedly discovered an 18-meter long wooden boat, appearing to date back to the Third of Fourth Dynasty. The discovery could offer insight into ancient Egyptian funerary customs.

'Crystal Ball' Could Lead to Next Phase of Drug Delivery

February 3, 2016 9:03 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

A scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab that could be used to encapsulate medication in a way that would allow it to deliver its curative payload more effectively inside the body.

Lack of Insect Diversity Over Last 125 Million Years, Study Shows

February 3, 2016 8:56 am | by University of California, Santa Cruz | News | Comments

Insects are astonishingly diverse, accounting for nearly three-quarters of all named animal species living today. A new study, however, finds that insect diversity actually has not changed much over the past 125 million years.

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