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System Speeds Cell Harvesting Technology

June 24, 2015 3:00 pm | Sartorius Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s Sartoclear Dynamics is a new a clarification system featuring single-use technology for harvesting mammalian cell cultures with high cell densities.


Vacuum Gauges Ensure Longer Life

June 24, 2015 3:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pfeiffer Vacuum has added IKR and PKR vacuum gauges to its family of ActiveLine total pressure measurement devices.


Gas Analyzer Gets Mounting Tower Upgrade

June 24, 2015 3:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A new vertical and mobile mounting tower gives the Hiden HPR-30 low-pressure process gas analyzer stable support for mounting directly to small and light-loading process chamber ports at heights up to 6 ft.


Jacketed Reactors Suit Many Industries

June 24, 2015 3:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Glass Solutions’ range of jacketed reactor systems combines value with reliable performance for process development, reaction optimization or production applications.


Touchscreen Evaporator Simplifies Solvent Removal

June 24, 2015 3:00 pm | Genevac, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The Series 3 HT evaporator range from Genevac incorporates a high-performance vacuum pump, the latest touchscreen technology and a sleek ergonomic design to make optimizing evaporation processes effortless.


Heat Wave-causing Weather Patterns Are More Frequent

June 24, 2015 2:20 pm | by Associated Press, Seth Borenstein | News | Comments

Daily weather patterns have changed in recent decades, making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heat waves that go beyond global warming, a new study has found.


Institute, Google Combine Effort for Biomedical Research

June 24, 2015 2:20 pm | by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | News | Comments

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is teaming up with Google Genomics to explore how to break down major technical barriers that increasingly hinder biomedical research by addressing the need for computing infrastructure to store and process enormous datasets, and by creating tools to analyze such data and unravel long-standing mysteries about human health.


Forgotten Fossil Shows Teeth Evolved Earlier than Thought

June 24, 2015 2:20 pm | by Naturalis Biodiversity Center | News | Comments

The tooth plate of just some millimeters in size had been in a box for more than 40 years, without being recognized after the discovery and preparation of the fish it belonged to. Paleontologists studied the fossil using high energy X-rays, revealing the structure and development of teeth and bones. Their results suggest that teeth originated deeper in the tree of life than we thought.


'Jelly' Clothes May Reduce Agricultural Waste

June 24, 2015 2:20 pm | by ACS | News | Comments

From gummy bears to silky mousses, gelatin is essential for making some of our favorite sweets. Now, scientists are exploring another use for the common food ingredient: spinning it into yarn so it can be made into clothing.


Court: Dutch Gov’t Must Cut 25% of Emissions

June 24, 2015 2:20 pm | by Associated Press, Mike Corder | News | Comments

In a sweeping victory for Dutch environmental activists that could have global repercussions, a court ordered the government Wednesday to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020. The ruling by The Hague District Court could lay the foundations for similar cases around the world.


Training Attention Span May Lessen Worry

June 24, 2015 2:20 pm | by Univ. of Oxford | News | Comments

Training people to focus better when distracted can help them worry less, according to two studies. Both studies involved people with a high tendency to worry.


Conscious Mind Doesn't Make the Plays

June 24, 2015 2:20 pm | by San Francisco State Univ. | News | Comments

Consciousness— the internal dialogue that seems to govern one's thoughts and actions— is far less powerful than people believe, serving as a passive conduit rather than an active force that exerts control, according to a new theory. The "Passive Frame Theory" suggests that the conscious mind is like an interpreter helping speakers of different languages communicate.


Teens Invent Condom that Glows to Show STDs

June 24, 2015 10:31 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A group of teenage inventors in the United Kingdom has invented a condom that changes colors to warn of STDs, according to multiple reports. The three teenagers from the Isaac Newton Academy in Illford, Essex, won the Teen Tech awards with their novel innovation.


Invasive Flatworm Spreading to U.S., Caribbean

June 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The New Guinea flatworm is a highly invasive species from Pacific with a taste for snails. And its rapid spread is threatening a growing list of continents and countries, including the mainland U.S., says a French research team.


Medical Marijuana May Not Help Many Illnesses

June 24, 2015 8:52 am | by Associated Press, Lindsey Tanner | News | Comments

Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses for which state laws have approved its use. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to a review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders and Tourette's syndrome.



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