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