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Saliva Gland Test Spots Early Parkinson's Disease

February 2, 2016 9:27 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Researchers have determined that testing a portion of a person's submandibular gland may be a way to diagnose early Parkinson's disease.

Turtle Shells Display Variety in Early Humans' Diet

February 2, 2016 9:17 am | by Tel Aviv Univ. | News | Comments

A new discovery at the excavation of Qesem Cave reveals tortoises played a supplementary role in the diets of early humans 400,000 years ago.

Antiperspirant Alters Microbial Ecosystem on Skin

February 2, 2016 9:04 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

New research finds that antiperspirant and deodorant can significantly influence both the type and quantity of bacterial life found in the human armpit's microbiome.

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Flow Meter, Controllers Ensure Accuracy, High Sensor Stability

February 1, 2016 3:35 pm | by Bronkhorst | Product Releases | Comments

Bronkhorst’s El-Flow Prestige Meter includes the new “Differential Temperature Balancing” technology.

System Simplifies Laboratory Workflow

February 1, 2016 3:33 pm | by Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Titan Laboratory Information Management System from ATL offers a feature-rich user experience that promotes automation and productivity through streamlined work processes.

Processor Facilitates Automated Sample Prep

February 1, 2016 3:29 pm | by Anton PAAR USA | Anton PAAR USA | Product Releases | Comments

Anton Paar’s Modular Sample Processor automates tedious manual tasks like pipetting, sampling, dosing and weighing for a wide volume range and many different sample types.

More Coffee, Less Cirrhosis, Study Says

February 1, 2016 2:39 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Coffee, subject to a tug-of-war in positive and negative health studies, has its latest supporting claim: that it helps prevent liver cirrhosis.

Researchers Replicate Folding Human Brain in 3-D

February 1, 2016 2:18 pm | by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | News | Comments

A research team made a 3-D gel model of a smooth fetal brain based on MRI images to better understand how the human brain folds.

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Largest Genetic Study of Dogs Informs Human Diseases

February 1, 2016 1:59 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The largest genetic study of dogs is a big step towards efficiently mapping genes responsible for complex diseases in dogs, most of which are very similar in humans, thereby accelerating understanding of human genetic diseases.

How a Land Plant Became Key Marine Species

February 1, 2016 1:46 pm | by University of Gothenburg | News | Comments

The genome of eelgrass has now been unveiled. It turns out that the plant, once land-living but now only found in the marine environment, has lost the genes required to survive out of the water.

Melting Ice Caps, Erosion Increased Volcanic Eruptions at End of Ice Age

February 1, 2016 1:39 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Researchers have found that erosion is just as important as melting ice in driving the increase in magma production and subsequent volcanic activity.

Phases of Moon Affect Rainfall Levels

February 1, 2016 1:27 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

When the moon is high in the sky, it creates bulges in the planet’s atmosphere that creates imperceptible changes in the amount of rain that falls below. New research shows that the lunar forces affect the amount of rain – though very slightly.

Basic Science Disappearing from Medical Journals

February 1, 2016 1:22 pm | by St. Michael's Hospital | News | Comments

A new study has found a steep decline in the number of scholarly papers about basic science published in leading medical journals in the last 20 years.

Volunteers Live in Confinement for 30 Days as Part of NASA Experiment

February 1, 2016 12:07 pm | by Lauren Scrudato, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In preparation for future long-duration space missions, NASA has asked four volunteers to live in close quarters with no access to the outside world for 30 days. Researchers will observe and analyze how these conditions affect the group's behavior.

Fume Hood Protects Against Harmful Particles

February 1, 2016 11:07 am | by Air Science USA | Product Releases | Comments

The Purair Advanced P20 Ductless Fume Hood from Air Science USA is designed to provide operator protection when using hazardous substances.

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