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Food to Take on New Colors Sans Artificial Dyes

August 20, 2015 2:00 pm | by Associated Press, Candice Choi | News | Comments

Several major food makers are hoping to win over customers by vowing to rid their products of artificial ingredients. But replicating the vivid colors Americans have to expect without synthetic dyes presents technical and regulatory challenges, and in some cases will mean new hues for popular products.


Exasperated NASA Debunks Asteroid Rumors of Doomsday – Again

August 20, 2015 12:58 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The world of blogs and social media has proven to be a fertile breeding ground for doomsday prophecy. A rumor making the rounds has an asteroid making impact near Puerto Rico next month, causing pandemonium across the planet at that time. NASA has now directly addressed the rumor, with an exasperated blog post of its own.


Personal Incubator has Wide Temperature Range

August 20, 2015 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Torrey Pines Scientific’s EchoTherm Model IC25XR Fully Programmable, Personal Incubator, Heater, Chiller, Freezer is suited for use on the benchtop with a wide range of samples.


3-D Cell Cultures in Under One Hour

August 20, 2015 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lonza distributes the RAFT (Real Architecture For 3D Tissue) 3D Cell Culture System from TAP Biosystems.


Working Longer Hours Increases Risk of Stroke, Study Says

August 20, 2015 10:48 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Working longer hours increases the risk of stroke, according to a new European study. Physical inactivity, heavy drinking and a tendency to ignore symptoms of health problems could all be part of the reason that people who spend extra hours at the office had a 33 percent higher risk for cerebrovascular events.


‘Godzilla El Nino’ on its Way This Fall

August 20, 2015 8:07 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

We could be headed for one, if not the, strongest El Niño in recorded history this fall, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Late last week, NWS said all its computer models are now predicting a strong El Niño that will peak in the late fall or early winter.


'Sexy' Signals Aren't Passed to Offspring

August 20, 2015 7:00 am | by Michigan State Univ. | News | Comments

Animal sex signals, communications between partners indicating health, the capacity to produce healthy offspring and more, were thought to be beneficial and passed down from generation to generation. However, these signals can actually adaptively disappear in descendants.


‘Good’ Fat Implants Cut Weight Gain in Mice

August 20, 2015 7:00 am | by UC Berkeley | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a novel way to engineer the growth and expansion of energy-burning "good" fat, and then found that this fat helped reduce weight gain and lower blood glucose levels in mice. Their technique could eventually lead to new approaches to combat obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders.


Earliest Baboon Found

August 20, 2015 7:00 am | by Wits Univ. | News | Comments

A team has discovered a fossil monkey specimen representing the earliest baboon ever found. Dating back more than 2 million years ago (between 2.0 and 2.3 million years ago), the partial skull was found at Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site— the same site where the partial skeletons of the new early hominin species Australopithecus sediba were discovered in 2010.


Compounds Could Ease Alcoholics' Urge to Drink

August 20, 2015 7:00 am | by ACS | News | Comments

Alcoholism inflicts a heavy physical, emotional and financial toll on individuals and society. New discoveries and promising animal studies are offering a glimmer of hope that a new class of drugs could treat the disease without many of the unwanted side effects caused by current therapies.


Q&A: Michael Dickinson and Hunting Mosquitoes

August 20, 2015 7:00 am | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Laboratory Equipment’s scientist of the week is Michael Dickinson from Caltech. He and a team learned that mosquitoes have a three-pronged approach to finding humans to bite. They use visual, olfactory and thermal cues to find their meals.


Vomit Machine Built by Scientists to Test Spread of Norovirus

August 19, 2015 4:31 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Norovirus sickens 20 million people in the U.S. every year, despite attempts to wash hands and avoid contaminated surfaces. A group of researchers wondered if its prevalence might in part be the virus taking to the air during the act of vomiting. So, they built a vomit machine.


Glass of Wine a Day Could Cause Women Cancer Someday, Says Harvard Team

August 19, 2015 2:19 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A daily glass of red wine has almost always been associated with health benefits– most often cardiovascular improvements. But a new study says even light drinking can increase women’s cancer risks, particularly breast cancer.


Live Feed Lets Viewers See Corpse Flower

August 19, 2015 2:01 pm | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

It’s been a big summer for corpse flowers. The Amorphophallus titanium only flowers once every ten years. And, mere weeks after UC Berkeley’s smelly plant blossomed, the Denver Botanic Garden’s flower has opened.


Change to Spinach, Greens Disinfection Process Can Cut Outbreaks

August 19, 2015 2:00 pm | by ACS | News | Comments

Cross contamination in commercial processing facilities that prepare spinach and other leafy greens for the market can make people sick. But researchers are reporting a new, easy-to-implement method that could eliminate or reduce such incidences.



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