Lauren Scrudato
Former Managing Editor

Lauren Scrudato is the former Managing Editor of Laboratory Equipment. She worked with Editor-in-Chief Michelle Taylor to produce two daily e-newsletters and contributed original content to both the online site and print publication. 

Now more than ever, multi-disciplinary collaborations are fueling the production of large-scale biological projects and research initiatives.
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4.9.2018
9:19am
The CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network, together with health departments across the nation, found hundreds of instances of dangerous pathogens “hiding in...
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4.4.2018
11:26am
Nearly 1,000 cases of listeriosis have been reported in South Africa since Jan. 1, 2017, resulting in 189 deaths. According to the World Health Organization,...
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4.2.2018
1:42pm
A new study, led by researchers from Canada and Norway, has revealed an unexpected trend — female brown bears are spending an extra year caring for their cubs.
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3.29.2018
1:38pm
A daily birth control pill for men has shown that it is safe for humans, and produced hormone responses consistent with effective contraception, according to a...
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3.21.2018
8:12am
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Science and innovation company 3M conducted its first annual State of Science Index to get a better grasp on the global population’s views and opinions toward...
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3.7.2018
10:42am
Our eyes could reveal more about our health than we realize. Google, in collaboration with its health-tech subsidiary Verily, has developed an AI algorithm to...
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2.22.2018
9:21am
Chronic alcohol users could put themselves at a three-times greater risk of developing dementia, according to new research. The study – the largest of its kind...
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2.21.2018
12:10pm
Japanese Company D&T Farms has developed an organic banana with a peel thin enough to eat, using a unique “freeze thawing awakening” method.
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2.9.2018
2:54pm
About 30 years ago, a freshwater crayfish kept in an aquarium in Germany reproduced without a mate – perplexing both its owner and scientists. Since then,...
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2.8.2018
10:09am
There are more than 47,000 known species of living spiders around the world – but none resemble the 100-million-year-old arachnid creature recently found...
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2.7.2018
8:56am
A variety of evolutionary adaptations allow woodpeckers to drill their beaks into trees at a force of 1,200 to 1,400 g’s thousands of times per day without any...
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2.5.2018
1:46pm
Migraines affect about 1 billion people worldwide, and the onset of symptoms can be debilitating. Now, a study involving more than 50,000 Danish patients has...
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2.5.2018
10:24am
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A 14-year-old captive orca whale named Wikie flaunted the highly intelligent capabilities of her species in a recent study by mimicking human words like "...
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1.31.2018
4:10pm
Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are taking a slightly different approach to combat the progression of Alzheimer’s by stimulating...
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1.31.2018
11:04am
On Dec. 18, 2005, NASA unexpectedly lost contact with the IMAGE satellite, which was the first satellite mission dedicated to imaging the Earth’s magnetosphere...
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1.30.2018
2:58pm
A new study from researchers at Virginia Tech found that swatting does actually help keep pesky mosquitoes away, no matter how tempting your sweet scent is to...
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1.26.2018
10:59am
The organizers of the decade-long, Google-sponsored Lunar XPrize contest quietly ended it this week without a $20 million winner. Despite not being able to...
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1.24.2018
4:46pm
The South African city of Cape Town has been enduring a series of droughts for the last three years. Now, the city has just over 90 days’ worth of water left...
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1.18.2018
4:16pm
In addition to being relaxing, a 30-minute sauna session produces similar effects to your heart and blood vessels as a moderate workout, a new study indicates.
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1.16.2018
2:58pm
“Baby brain” — which has been reported by four out of five pregnant women — includes increased forgetfulness, trouble concentrating and mental fogginess. But...
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1.15.2018
11:09am
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Avid runners who frequently suffer from lower back pain after going for a jog may finally find some relief in the results of a new study. Researchers used...
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1.11.2018
10:08am
Rising temperatures in the Great Barrier Reef aren’t just leading to coral bleaching – the sea turtle population is experiencing a significant impact as well....
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1.10.2018
9:51am
A French study found that the most common phrases spoken during sleep-talking episodes include profanities and the word "no." The study included 232...
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1.9.2018
9:06am
Scientists may have discovered a solution to combat the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats. The fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, has a major...
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1.5.2018
1:39pm
A total lunar eclipse will take place in the early morning hours of Jan. 31, treating sky gazers in the western half of the U.S. to a stunning show. The...
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1.4.2018
11:28am
A beta draft of the World Health Organization’s 2018 International Classification of Diseases includes “gaming disorder” in a list of recognized mental health...
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12.27.2017
1:28pm
The majority of bad breath cases are the result of either bacteria buildup in the mouth, or simply having a meal filled with garlic or onions. But for others,...
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12.22.2017
11:05am
As the opioid crisis continues to plague the nation, the CDC has now released a report stating the average U.S. life expectancy has dropped for the second year...
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12.21.2017
1:07pm
The National Institutes of Health announced that a “funding pause” on gain-of-function studies involving influenza, SERS and MERS viruses has been lifted. The...
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12.19.2017
1:52pm
Children in Brazil exposed to the Zika virus are suffering from severe health challenges, including seizure disorders, vision and hearing impairments, and...
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12.15.2017
8:18am
The first large-scale study to examine the health of babies born before and after natural gas extraction was introduced in Pennsylvania has found that pregnant...
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12.14.2017
2:10pm
Jan Ingenhousz, an 18th century Dutch chemist, biologist and physician, is known for revealing the process of photosynthesis, marking one of the most important...
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12.8.2017
10:58am
The UN Environment Assembly summit concluded with nearly 2.5 million pledges from governments, businesses and individuals to rid the world of pollution. If...
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12.7.2017
1:34pm
Researchers have developed a way to study the effects of psychedelic drugs and psychiatric disorders on the human brain – without the use of any psychedelic...
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12.5.2017
4:58pm
Until now, it was thought that peregrines’ aerial hunting method followed simple geometric rules, but a new study debunks that theory. Peregrine falcons...
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12.5.2017
11:33am
Nonprofit research and development company Draper has created a system that could be incorporated into astronauts’ space suits to help guide them back to a...
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12.4.2017
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Need some ideas on how to spend all those gift cards you received this holiday season? Or maybe you just got coal in your stocking? Take another look at our...
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12.1.2017
2:20pm
Women living in farming communities in Central Europe during the Neolithic and Middle Ages didn’t need to hit the gym to build muscle and strength – the manual...
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11.30.2017
11:38am
Researchers report that interbreeding among species can produce new species within just two generations.The evidence resides in a new bird lineage termed “Big...
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11.28.2017
11:53am
Earth’s rotation has slowed down the last few years, which may trigger an increase in the number of severe earthquakes in 2018, according to findings presented...
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11.20.2017
11:38am
This week, NASA is honoring the last 20 years of global observations from its satellites with the release of a five-minute video that offers an incredible...
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11.17.2017
2:57pm
Even in the ancient world, wealth was represented by the size of your home, according to a new study. The study found that the introduction of agriculture...
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11.16.2017
2:13pm
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has made a personal investment of $100 million to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Half of the investment will...
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11.14.2017
11:26am
The time of day that you sustain a skin wound may influence how quickly it heals, according to a new study. A team of researchers found that our circadian...
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11.10.2017
8:00am
A National Academies’ report highlights the apprehensions and limitations of current U.S. dual use research of concern (DURC) policies.
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11.9.2017
11:14am
A growing body of research supports the potential health benefits of cannabidiol – a naturally occurring chemical found in the cannabis plant – to help treat...
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11.9.2017
9:32am
The World Health Organization released a statement today, along with a new set of recommendations for preserving the effectiveness of first-line antibiotics...
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11.7.2017
11:39am
More than 500,000 people living in coastal communities in Latin America and the Caribbean are at a high risk of being affected by hazards and natural disasters...
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11.3.2017
2:31pm
The United States Postal Service is helping to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease research with the upcoming release of an Alzheimer’s semipostal stamp....
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11.2.2017
4:08pm
A local health committee in the UK announced a controversial health policy this month – patients who smoke or have a body mass index of more than 30 will be...
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11.1.2017
12:26pm
More than 44,000 Americans commit suicide in the U.S. each year. Researchers are now turning to fMRI and machine-learning to highlight biological indicators...
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10.31.2017
2:31pm
The herpes simplex virus (HSV) can remain dormant and hide within the human body’s nervous system for prolonged periods of time, until a stressor triggers it...
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10.27.2017
2:06pm
Paul J. Weitz, Skylab pilot and first commander of the Challenger space shuttle, died this week in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was 85-years-old.
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10.25.2017
9:46am
A pigment-based survival trait in modern sea turtles evolved at least 54 million years ago, according to an international team of researchers. The team...
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10.19.2017
9:57am
Researchers have identified four genetic links that may help explain why people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) feel triggered to repeat rituals and...
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10.17.2017
12:13pm
The Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) bacteria may have killed more than 100 hippos this past week in Namibia, according to the country’s environmental minister....
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10.11.2017
1:54pm
Breakfast remains “the most important meal of the day,” according to a new study that found people who skipped out on it had double the risk of developing...
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10.9.2017
11:26am
A team of researchers say they are the first in the world to complete a harvest – from sowing and fertilizing all the way through to the actual harvest of the...
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10.9.2017
8:40am
In a proof-of-concept project, researchers from Harvard and MIT showed that “smart” tattoo ink can monitor an individual’s health by changing colors to...
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10.2.2017
11:31am
A 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan on March 11, 2011, causing a massive tsunami that rose 125 feet over the country’s coast on the same day. Six years...
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9.29.2017
11:29am
Dyson – the company best known for its innovative vacuum cleaners and fans – is now setting its sights on developing electric vehicles. Company founder and...
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9.27.2017
9:40am
Researchers demonstrated in embryonic frogs that the brain plays an essential role in muscle and nerve development long before movement and other behaviors...
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9.26.2017
1:23pm
For the first time in the UK, researchers have used genome editing technology to examine the function of a specific gene in human embryos. The results can...
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9.21.2017
1:47pm
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released a report that analyzes the progress that has been made in recent decades on 17 specific health indicators. The...
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9.19.2017
12:18pm
Engineers at MIT have developed a novel technique that would allow multiple doses of a drug or vaccine to be delivered over an extended period of time with...
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9.18.2017
2:49pm
The EPA’s Region 6 Environmental Services Laboratory in Houston, Texas will close when the building’s lease expires in 2020, according to reports. The 41,000-...
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9.15.2017
1:51pm
A team of researchers recorded what they believe to be nightmares in the brains of rats while they slept. The study contends that when rats experience a...
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9.13.2017
2:08pm
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have called on a diverse group of scientists to accomplish an ambitious and complex task:...
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9.13.2017
8:37am
NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer returned to Earth on Sept. 2 after spending months on the International Space Station as part of Expedition 50/...
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9.11.2017
3:08pm
Subglacial caves in Antarctica may be harboring unknown plants and animals, according to Australian researchers. Soil samples from the caves showed traces of...
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9.8.2017
2:00pm
Sporadic sperm whale strandings have been documented in the North Sea since the Middle Ages, but the latest occurrence prompted a group of researchers to...
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9.6.2017
1:10pm
A new study has found a possible silver lining of the Zika virus, which was officially declared a global health emergency in 2016. The same elements of the...
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9.5.2017
2:00pm
Modern horses, like all known four-limbed, land-based vertebrates, descended from one common ancestor that had legs with five toes. But a new study explains...
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8.30.2017
11:41am
Taking inspiration from Star Trek’s concept of a holodeck, a team of researchers has created an immersive, 3-D virtual reality system that allows animals to...
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8.28.2017
2:51pm
A new study has found striking differences in the microbiome of traditional hunter-gatherers compared to the bacterial composition in the guts of populations...
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8.25.2017
12:47pm
Mark Ballora, professor of music technology at Pennsylvania State University, is changing the way researchers interpret scientific data by transforming...
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8.24.2017
2:13pm
For mobile users who go to Google’s homepage and type terms like “clinical depression,” the search engine will now offer a screening questionnaire to help...
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8.24.2017
12:29pm
A fossilized skull recovered from a river near Charleston, South Carolina belonged to a newly identified species of ancient, toothless dwarf dolphin,...
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8.23.2017
2:36pm
Whether you are a social butterfly or more of a shy homebody may – at least in part – be attributable to your genes. A new study reports that two genes play a...
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8.22.2017
2:25pm
Marian Cleeves Diamond conducted a lifetime of groundbreaking research that led to her being known as a founder of modern neuroscience. Her career as a...
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8.18.2017
11:55am
Researchers have found a way to make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) multicolored to improve disease detection by simultaneously injecting two different...
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8.17.2017
1:50pm
Researchers have reported a new and potentially more effective way of tracking penguin and other marine animal migrations by using a forensic science analysis...
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8.9.2017
11:39am
In an ambitious undertaking, an international team of researchers spent six years developing an evolutionary tree of the world’s flowers to reconstruct what...
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8.4.2017
10:01am
A single cubic centimeter of a used kitchen sponge can harbor up to 54 billion bacterial cells, which means there may be more microbes in your kitchen than on...
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8.1.2017
8:51am
In an effort to reduce the risk of nicotine addiction and prevent disease and death from long-term cigarette smoking, the FDA is looking to cut the level of...
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7.31.2017
12:36pm
A two-month long expedition to solve the mysteries of Zealandia, a “lost” undersea landmass, begins today. Researchers hope to reveal clues about how the area...
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7.28.2017
12:56pm
For the first time, researchers were able to detect widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the Moon’s surface, which suggests that the...
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7.26.2017
8:43am
By 2030, 67 percent of the cancer population will be patients 65 and older, according to the FDA. But older adults, especially those over the age of 75, are...
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7.24.2017
2:36pm
A 2-year-old girl who experienced cardiac arrest after a drowning incident in a family swimming pool, and was left with no speech, gait or responsiveness to...
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7.21.2017
8:54am
Verily, the life sciences unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., plans to release up to 20 million sterile male mosquitoes throughout Fresno County,...
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7.20.2017
9:40am
Researchers have applied a quantitative approach to something traditionally thought of as subjective by asking: what qualifies as “beautiful scenery?” The team...
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7.19.2017
8:32am
Animals that fall within the “sweet spot” of not being too big or too small in size are also equipped with the advantage of being faster than their predators...
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7.18.2017
10:27am
Two researchers from Vanderbilt University had to retract a 2016 paper published in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism after...
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7.17.2017
1:14pm
Florida-based company Moon Express – one of the few participants in the Google Lunar XPrize Competition – is now setting its sights on even bigger ambitions:...
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7.14.2017
8:30am
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has granted contracts to five research groups and one San Jose-based company to lead the charge in developing an...
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7.13.2017
2:36pm
NASA has conducted countless experiments in closed habitats to get a better understanding of how isolation in space may impact human health. Now the agency is...
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7.12.2017
1:25pm
Two separate studies, both published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week, reached similar conclusions: consuming at least a cup of coffee daily was...
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7.11.2017
2:16pm
In addition to impacting mood, lack of sleep may also be affecting children at the cellular level. A new study found that children who got less sleep also had...
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7.7.2017
1:16pm
Twenty percent of male fish throughout England’s rivers are “intersex,” according to new research. Fish tested from 50 different sites demonstrated female...
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7.6.2017
9:00am
Two researchers have developed a sour beer that is infused with a probiotic strain of bacteria, Lactobacillus paracasei L26. The strain is known to neutralize...
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6.30.2017
2:12pm
The New Mexico Department of Health has reported two new confirmed plague cases in Santa Fe County, bringing the total for 2017 to three. The first case was...
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6.28.2017
11:41am
Monsanto’s legal woes continue to mount as two separate state-level decisions against the agrochemical company’s products were announced this week. California...
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6.28.2017
8:47am
Two studies published last week reached conflicting conclusions on the connection between legalized recreational marijuana and its impact on vehicular accident...
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6.27.2017
10:57am
A new study found that eating fish at least twice per week correlated with lower rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and less swelling and tenderness in...
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6.23.2017
11:55am
Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of Coffea Arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production. But the plant – and the 15...
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6.21.2017
2:23pm
Managing Editor Lauren Scrudato spoke to Juan F. Medrano, professor of animal genetics, to discuss his work sequencing the gnome of Coffea Arabica and how it...
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6.19.2017
8:00am
A new study shows that female elk get wiser as they age, and use that wisdom to remain elusive and avoid hunters. Researchers monitored nearly 50 elk in Canada...
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6.16.2017
11:55am
One in 10 people across the globe – 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults – are considered obese, according to a new systematic study. And the...
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6.15.2017
8:49am
Drones—Amazon is using them to deliver goods to customers’ doors, while military members are taking advantage of their surveillance capabilities. Now,...
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6.13.2017
2:13pm
The ongoing debate on what constitutes a “healthy” level of alcohol consumption may have gotten more complicated, thanks to the results of a newly published...
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6.8.2017
4:54pm
Researchers plan to analyze the influence service dogs have on the lives of military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a unique...
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6.6.2017
2:15pm
3-D genome assembly technology is changing how scientists create species’ genomes, by speeding up the process and doing it at a much lower cost than previous...
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6.5.2017
8:59am
Climeworks, a spinoff company created by two engineers from ETH Zurich, is the world’s first facility to take carbon dioxide from ambient air and sell the...
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6.1.2017
11:57am
A new species of transparent frog, also known as “glassfrog,” has been identified by a team of scientists. Specimens of the new species, Hyalinobatrachium yaku...
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5.31.2017
9:33am
The deadly diarrhoeal disease cholera has re-emerged in Yemen in the last month. Lacking proper medical care and resources, the country has reported more than...
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5.24.2017
2:05pm
The mechanism behind how ladybugs are able to keep their wings strong and rigid during flight, yet elastic enough for compact folding once on the ground hasn’t...
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5.23.2017
1:23pm
The initial specimen diversion device (ISDD) is a pre-assembled, sterile blood culture system designed to divert and sequester the initial 1.5 to 2 mL of blood...
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5.17.2017
2:07pm
Two compounds normally found in wild plants prevented human sperm from propelling into a woman’s egg and fertilizing it, according to a new study. The results...
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5.16.2017
3:02pm
Researchers have teamed up with AI language analysis company Gavagai AB to build a dolphin language dictionary. The startup is a spinoff company from the...
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5.12.2017
1:55pm
Researchers analyzed county-level data and records to estimate the average lifespan by U.S. county from 1980 to 2014. The results showed a mix of positive...
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5.10.2017
2:35pm
Researchers examined a deceased adult female orca whale that washed up along the shore of Scotland last year and determined that the marine predator may be the...
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5.9.2017
2:37pm
A paper published last June in Science that highlighted the dangers of microplastics on fish health has been retracted. An investigation by Sweden’s Central...
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5.5.2017
1:10pm
Expanding upon previous research, a University of Missouri veterinary neurologist has found that a biomarker test used to diagnose ALS in humans can also be...
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5.5.2017
8:52am
Why are some of us addicted to sugary sweets and treats? A new study says gene variants may be the culprit. Researchers found that individuals with a variant...
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5.3.2017
12:57pm
A new survey from the American Heart Association reports that one-third of U.S. adults have had symptoms consistent with a mini-stroke, but only three percent...
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5.2.2017
1:30pm
The UK’s Cancer Drugs Fund, established by the government in 2010 to cover the costs of expensive medicines not available by the National Institute for Health...
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4.28.2017
2:38pm
NIH Researchers have created the largest and most comprehensive evolutionary tree of dogs by sampling the genes of 1,346 dogs representing 161 breeds—a project...
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4.26.2017
1:55pm
An innovative “bio-bag” system developed by a team of doctors mimics the environment of a mother’s womb and could provide the physiologic support premature...
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4.26.2017
9:54am
Known as one of the worst disasters to hit Britain’s Royal Navy, the Franklin Expedition involved two ships—the EMS Erebus and HMS Terror—both of which set...
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4.25.2017
12:03pm
A first-of-its-kind study involving 18 individuals with severe brain injuries demonstrated a potential link between circadian body temperature variations and a...
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4.21.2017
9:21am
The average age of scientists and engineers has increased rapidly, and will continue to do so in the coming decades, according to a recent study. The findings...
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4.19.2017
11:16am
The largest 100 metropolitan areas of the U.S. were ranked from 1 to 100 to determine the most appealing markets for STEM professionals, and those with room to...
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4.19.2017
9:40am
A new discovery by researchers from the University of Edinburgh could lead to the development of treatments such as eye drops that counter the effects of jet...
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4.18.2017
3:20pm
Advances in Raman spectroscopy are enabling researchers to develop better solutions for trace detection of substances such as chemical explosives and toxins.
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4.18.2017
8:41am
An unusual spike in elephantiasis cases throughout western Uganda in 2014 and 2015 was caused by prolonged exposure to tiny mineral crystals from people...
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4.12.2017
2:41pm
Astronomers announced the discovery of a second “Great Spot” located in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere. The “Great Cold Spot” is almost as large as its long-known...
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4.11.2017
2:29pm
A pair of teeth found near the village of Lucca in northern Italy show evidence of the oldest known dental fillings. The cavities were filled with bitumen, a...
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4.11.2017
8:44am
Researchers say they can use the “powers of attraction” to combat one of the Great Barrier Reef's worst enemies. The team decoded the genome of the crown-...
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4.10.2017
12:57pm
April 7 marks the anniversary of the WHO’s initiation, which was founded in 1948. The organization highlights the date each year by celebrating “World Health...
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4.7.2017
11:58am
Historically bacterium like Propionibacterium acnes have been associated with acne problems. But a new study showed that an unbalanced population of bacteria...
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4.7.2017
9:38am
Modern studies published in prominent journals are much more difficult to read and comprehend compared to papers published a century ago, according to an...
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4.5.2017
2:44pm
The editors of Laboratory Equipment want to start your week off with a smile. So, here's a science joke you might like: Why can you never trust atoms?
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4.3.2017
9:47am
Thylacinus cynocephalus, commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger, used to be native to Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, and was even considered Australia’s...
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3.31.2017
2:15pm
A global partnership known as Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X) announced Thursday it will immediately invest $24...
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3.30.2017
3:46pm
A 142-page report from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine concluded in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency continuing...
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3.30.2017
9:30am
A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey warns that with limited human intervention, 31 to 67 percent of Southern California’s beaches could fully erode by...
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3.29.2017
1:14pm
Researchers have discovered a way to mass-produce red blood cells in the lab, which could potentially allow hospitals and clinics to have an unlimited supply...
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3.28.2017
2:28pm
San Francisco-based startup company Memphis Meats announced that it has successfully produced chicken strips made from cultured animal cells, marking another...
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3.20.2017
12:17pm
Anheuser-Busch announced its "Bud on Mars' initiative at the South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas this past weekend. The goal: Make...
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3.14.2017
11:54am
The South American polka-dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) exhibits shades of pale green, yellow and red under normal light. But under ultraviolet...
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3.14.2017
11:10am
Boaty McBoatface, the latest type of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) developed by the National Oceanography Centre, is preparing for its inaugural research...
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3.13.2017
1:37pm
Researchers reported the first birth of a clouded leopard cub from artificial insemination using a frozen semen sample last week. The male cub, who has yet to...
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3.6.2017
3:03pm
Researchers tracked two matriarch elephants in Chobe National Park in Botswana for 35 days, and found that the pair survives moreso on “power naps” than longer...
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3.3.2017
11:47am
A technique known as laser-stimulated fluorescence imaging has allowed researchers to reconstruct a Jurassic-era dinosaur with unprecedented accuracy. The...
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3.1.2017
2:37pm
U.S. adults born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared to those born in 1950—when incidence rates were...
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2.28.2017
4:10pm
The stomach-dwelling bacteria Helicobacter pylori is known to cause ulcers and cancer, particularly in Latin America. To understand why this group of countries...
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2.27.2017
2:45pm
Chile’s Atacama Desert in the northern Quebrada Camarones region is notorious for having the highest levels of arsenic in the Americas. Exceeding 1 microgram...
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2.24.2017
2:46pm
A team of Arizona State University researchers has developed a plan to build millions of wind-powered pumps in a desperate attempt to create more ice in the...
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2.24.2017
9:42am
Nonprofit Nexleaf Analytics has partnered with Google.org and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to develop innovative products that safeguard vaccines and other...
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2.21.2017
4:21pm
The cockeyed squid (Histioteuthis heteropsis) was first discovered more than a century ago, and its intriguing eye anatomy has been puzzling researchers and...
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2.14.2017
12:40pm
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, and his wife Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician, announced a list of 47 researchers who have been awarded grants totaling...
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2.8.2017
4:55pm
Forty million U.S. adults show signs of hearing loss, and many do not even know they have damage, according to a CDC report. Exposure to sounds often heard...
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2.8.2017
8:54am
Mark Moore has worked at NASA leading conceptual design studies of advanced aircrafts for the last 30 years. Now, he’s leaving to team up with transportation...
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2.7.2017
11:37am
The company Kaléo joins Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, and Martin Shkreli, the former chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals—who have all been ridiculed in...
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2.6.2017
4:52pm
Three types of distantly related plants evolved to become carnivorous, but they each took their own independent route to develop these similar traits, a new...
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2.6.2017
2:26pm
Modern electrical lighting and the use of handheld devices, combined with limited exposure to natural daylight, is delaying humans’ circadian clocks. But a...
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2.2.2017
4:29pm
It’s not just what you eat, but when and how often you eat that can influence your overall health. Missing breakfast, and indulging in “emotional” eating...
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2.1.2017
11:57am
Depression and exhaustion pose similar levels of risk to heart health as other top factors like high cholesterol, obesity and smoking, according to a long-term...
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1.30.2017
12:50pm
Astronaut Scott Kelly has been back on Earth for nearly 11 months now after spending 340 consecutive days in space from 2015 to 2016, and researchers have just...
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1.27.2017
4:27pm
A 1,700-year-old skeleton buried in Northamptonshire, UK has proven to be a unique discovery for a team of archaeologists. The remains, believed to belong to a...
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1.25.2017
12:04pm
An expedition team from India is being sent to re-measure the height of Mount Everest to determine if an earthquake in 2015 caused the giant peak to shrink.
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1.25.2017
9:49am
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released the first images from its GOES-16 weather satellite since it launched from Cape Canaveral on...
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1.24.2017
12:10pm
A collaboration between numerous governments, philanthropies, pharmaceutical corporations and private companies aims to develop vaccines against infectious...
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1.19.2017
12:40pm
A pendant found buried at a former Nazi extermination camp is said to be linked to a possible family member of Anne Frank. The pendant was discovered...
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1.19.2017
9:03am
Moon Express, Inc., a private enterprise co-founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, announced that it has secured enough funding to launch a spacecraft to the...
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1.18.2017
11:37am
A female zebra shark living in an Australian aquarium switched from sexual to asexual reproduction after being separated from her mate. This surprising event...
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1.17.2017
3:08pm
Hundreds of thousands of ammunition rounds are fired and abandoned at U.S. Army training facilities throughout the country and abroad, causing small amounts of...
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1.13.2017
3:51pm
A study from Michigan State University states that the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, if water rates continue to...
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1.13.2017
9:51am
CVS, one of the nation’s largest drug store chains, has teamed up with Impax Laboratories to offer a generic epinephrine auto-injector that rivals Mylan’s...
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1.12.2017
12:57pm
Alcohol is the second most calorie-dense nutrient after fat, so why do we tend to reach for munchies while drinking? A team of scientists set out to answer...
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1.11.2017
12:05pm
Researchers developing “mini-brains” in the lab hope to streamline the drug discovery process, reduce animal testing and unlock clues of complex neurological...
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1.10.2017
4:14pm
Chimpanzees living in Comoé National Park of the Ivory Coast showcase unique tool-use behavior not observed anywhere else, according to a recently published...
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1.10.2017
2:17pm
Larsen C, the fourth-largest ice shelf in Antarctica, is expected to lose nearly 2,000 square miles of ice caused by a giant rift that has grown significantly...
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1.6.2017
1:14pm
The Mexican government has teamed up with scientists, veterinary specialists—and now U.S. Navy-trained dolphins—in a last-ditch effort to save a critically...
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1.6.2017
9:35am
The mesentery, which was thought to be a series of distinct membranes and fragmented structures in the digestive system, is actually one continuous organ,...
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1.4.2017
1:54pm
A “leap second” will be added to the last minute of the year, bumping the final countdown of 2016 to 61 seconds. Similar to leap days, leap seconds are...
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12.29.2016
3:25pm
That glass of champagne you’ll sip as a toast to the New Year will have about 1 million bubbles in it – but how do all those bubbles affect the way it tastes?
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12.27.2016
4:13pm
How do Inuit populations in Greenland cope with below-freezing temperatures for the majority of the year? They may have inherited a genetic advantage from...
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12.23.2016
10:43am
Limusaurus inextricabilis, a small bipedal dinosaur that roamed the Earth 160 million years ago underwent an unusual evolution as it aged – instead of growing...
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12.22.2016
2:42pm
Don’t stress over those gray hairs growing in – your dog may be getting them, too. A recent study offers evidence that stress and anxiety can cause premature...
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12.21.2016
2:43pm
A recent study is challenging the traditional view of “pregnancy brain.” The popular theory among new moms is typically blamed for bouts of forgetfulness, but...
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12.20.2016
1:51pm
An international research team comprised of six evolutionary biologists sequenced the full genome of a tiger tail seahorse, or Hippocampus comes, for the first...
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12.15.2016
4:49pm
Moaza Al Matrooshi, of Dubai, is believed to be the first woman to freeze an ovary before puberty and go on to deliver a healthy baby years later using the...
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12.15.2016
1:26pm
Reports of babies born with opioid-use related conditions have increased nearly five-fold in the U.S. in the last decade, and a new study shows babies born in...
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12.14.2016
12:34pm
Atlantic killifish living in urban estuaries in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Virginia are defying odds by surviving in waters heavily polluted...
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12.12.2016
2:15pm
Internet giant Google is already the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy. Now the company has announced an even bigger ambition – to run all of its...
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12.7.2016
11:26am
This year, the editors of Laboratory Equipment have done all the holiday shopping for you! Check out these 10 entertaining science and technology-themed gifts...
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12.6.2016
9:03am
The Food and Drug Administration granted approval Tuesday for large-scale, Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA, a potent ingredient in street drugs like ecstasy or...
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11.30.2016
12:35pm
High tuna consumption has been the source of about 40 percent of mercury contamination in the U.S. diet, but a new study shows levels of the toxin are rapidly...
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11.29.2016
1:21pm
Even with modern transportation, daily commutes to work can be a stressful struggle. A new Stanford University shows that the same was true for ancient...
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11.23.2016
11:53am
The Marrakech Climate Conference concluded on Friday with an “inspirational” proclamation from 47 of the world’s poorest nations vowing to convert to 100...
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11.21.2016
12:14pm
Do you typically view the glass as half full, or half empty? If you’re the latter, your heart may be suffering. An 11-year study found that those who were most...
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11.18.2016
11:06am
Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has been outspoken about his concerns with the future of humanity on Earth – including the rising threats of...
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11.17.2016
12:09pm
Individuals who appear to recover from West Nile virus are at an increased risk of premature mortality, even years after initial infection, according to a...
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11.16.2016
8:47am
A controversial, Frankenstein-esque experiment that would attempt to revive brain-dead accident victims has been deregistered from India’s clinical trial...
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11.15.2016
12:24pm
Yeast microbes isolated from the world’s oldest known bottle of beer were used to successfully create a new batch of brew and a few loaves of bread. The 220-...
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11.14.2016
12:03pm
The final few months of 2016 offer a unique opportunity to view three supermoons, but Monday’s event will prove to be the best of all three as it will be the...
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11.11.2016
8:39am
A new study reports that thousands of years ago, when hunter-gatherer groups started to adopt agriculture, canines evolved to digest a wider variety of foods,...
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11.10.2016
10:38am
Ralph J. Cicerone, internationally renowned researcher and 21st president of the National Academy of Sciences died unexpectedly Saturday in his New Jersey home...
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11.8.2016
4:00pm
A recent study reports that bonobos, one of our closest primate relatives, begin to show symptoms of deteriorating eyesight at the same stage of their lives as...
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11.8.2016
10:58am
A first-of-its-kind comprehensive research initiative hopes to improve the quality of life for the 8.5 million residents of New York City by addressing noise...
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11.7.2016
4:04pm
The Canadian military was sent to investigate reports of a mysterious pinging sound last week that seems to be coming from the Arctic sea floor. The “acoustic...
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11.7.2016
12:40pm
A study led by Australian researchers has found that the age when symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) first appear is strongly linked with latitude and...
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11.4.2016
2:14pm
E/V Nautilus, the 211-foot research vessel that has been exploring the depths of our oceans for the last few years has made another intriguing discovery in the...
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11.2.2016
2:44pm
Star Carr is known as one of the most important Mesolithic sites in Great Britain and is home to rare, yet well preserved artifacts. But the area has...
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11.1.2016
2:22pm
A domestic cat in Australia tested positive for a drug-resistant strain of salmonella, a first for the country. The bacteria was resistant to about nine...
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10.31.2016
12:12pm
The Ross Sea, which has been referred to as the polar “Garden of Eden,” is home to half of the world’s ecotype-C killer whales, also known as Ross Sea orcas,...
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10.28.2016
10:56am
La Garma cave in northern Spain has been referred to by archaeologists as a time machine. Due to its exceptional preservation, the cave and its contents help...
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10.27.2016
2:14pm
In one of the biggest corporate settlements on record, the German carmaker company Volkswagen has agreed to spend up to $10 billion on buybacks and owner...
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10.26.2016
2:15pm
Women worldwide are catching up to their male counterparts in alcohol consumption, according to researchers who analyzed 68 previous studies with a sample size...
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10.25.2016
12:04pm
Researchers from Australia have discovered a new way to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions produced by the agricultural industry: adding dried seaweed...
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10.21.2016
9:38am
A team of geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey discovered that two major fault lines in the San Francisco Bay Area are connected, suggesting the...
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10.20.2016
1:45pm
Peruvian authorities were notified of the sudden death of thousands of Titicaca Water Frogs along the Coata River this week after a local anti-pollution...
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10.19.2016
11:16am
Tasmanian devils and other marsupials have peptides in their milk called cathelicidins that are capable of killing off infections and fungi – including the...
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10.18.2016
12:03pm
Researchers are challenging the assumption that insects act on instinct, not intelligence. The team showed that bumble bees could learn to pull a string to...
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10.10.2016
3:50pm
The Lancet released the most up-to-date analysis on the state of the world’s health, outlined in numerous published papers today. The Global Burden of Disease...
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10.6.2016
2:45pm
Researchers from the University of Exeter have discovered that different regional populations of cod may have their own “accents” – which could cause confusion...
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10.5.2016
12:11pm
An extensive review of more than 300 studies found insufficient evidence to support claims made by digital “brain-training” game companies that their products...
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10.4.2016
11:14am
Expecting mothers experiencing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy may find some comfort in the results of a recent study that backs up the notion that...
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9.27.2016
10:57am
Its vibrant colors and exotic features make the lionfish a mesmerizing sight to see. But since the species first appeared along the Atlantic Ocean and the...
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9.26.2016
12:04pm
Chinese officials confirmed rumors, which began circulating in June, that the country’s first orbiting laboratory, the Tiangong-1, is expected to crash-land...
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9.23.2016
11:43am
Laboratory Equipment's scientist of the week is Kevin McFall, assistant professor of mechatronics engineering at Kennesaw State University, who explains...
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9.21.2016
4:12pm
Pieces of 6,200-year-old indigo-blue fabric unearthed at a site in South America have been identified as the oldest known textile decorated with this color in...
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9.16.2016
11:15am
Laboratory Equipment's scientist of the week is Tristan Bassingthwaighte, a doctor of architecture candidate at University of Hawai'i Manoa....
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9.14.2016
12:23pm
The centuries’ old logic that only an egg cell can be fertilized with a sperm cell to produce a mammalian birth is being challenged in a new study.
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9.14.2016
11:16am
It’s long been known that dolphins, who have the highest brain-to-body mass ratio of any creature other than humans, have an advanced form of communication...
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9.12.2016
11:31am
Imagine a jug of milk in your refrigerator that turns red when it has spoiled or produce packaging that transmits a warning icon when its shelf life has run...
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9.12.2016
8:41am
Seafood mislabeling continues to be a significant issue throughout the world, according to an extensive analysis by the ocean conservation group, Oceana.
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9.8.2016
2:39pm
Laboratory Equipment's scientist of the week is Márta Gácsi, ethologist at Eötvös Loránd University. She used an fMRI scanner to image the brains of dogs...
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9.8.2016
9:21am
On July 19, 1545 the Mary Rose, one of Henry VIII’s largest warships, sank to the sea bed, leaving 500 people dead. Now, an online platform allows researchers...
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9.7.2016
11:45am
After decades of conservation and habitat protection efforts, the giant panda has been re-classified from “endangered” to “vulnerable.” But another popular...
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9.6.2016
12:49pm
In response to four confirmed cases of Zika in the Summerville area of Dorchester County, SC, government officials turned to aerial pesticide spraying to...
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9.2.2016
11:55am
Laboratory Equipment's scientist of the week is J. David Rogers, of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Rogers explained the weather events...
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9.1.2016
8:52am
A group of researchers set out to reveal what is actually going on inside the mind of man’s best friend. After months of training, the team successfully imaged...
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8.31.2016
10:53am
A researcher from UT Austin has proposed a new theory about how Lucy, the 3.18-million-year-old adult human ancestor died. Unique fractures suggest that she...
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8.30.2016
10:00am
A lightning strike that touched down during a severe storm on Friday killed more than 300 reindeer in Norway’s largest national park, according to officials.
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8.29.2016
2:28pm
A test that identifies genetic markers in early stage breast cancer tumors is helping clinicians determine if a patient needs to get chemotherapy treatment or...
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8.25.2016
2:27pm
A 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River has been closed indefinitely after a lethal parasite killed thousands of fish this month, Montana officials...
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8.24.2016
11:22am
The once-pristine marble of the Jefferson Memorial has slowly been darkened by biofilm – a colony of microscopic organisms that have yet to be identified. And...
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8.23.2016
12:11pm
Researchers at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich used mice to demonstrate how a new imaging technique can shrink organisms and make them transparent,...
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8.22.2016
12:52pm
Ötzi the Iceman, the famed and well-preserved mummy found in a glacier in the Italian Alps in 1991, has provided a wealth of information about the lives of...
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8.18.2016
11:58am
Scientists at Queensland University of Technology are the first to film coral’s response to the stress of warming waters.
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8.17.2016
4:31pm
Major changes in Chinese society, including a shift toward a more “Western” diet and the rise of urbanization has caused a spike in cardiovascular disease...
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8.16.2016
11:48am
A UK-based study showing a more than 30 percent decrease in sperm motility across five purebred dog breeds in a 26-year-period is shedding light on the...
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8.10.2016
4:10pm
After testing 3 million compounds, researchers from the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation have found that one – called GNF6702 – was...
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8.9.2016
11:24am
Researchers are working together to learn how personalized treatments could lead to improved survival rates for cancer patients.
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8.9.2016
8:21am
The Perseid meteor shower is already considered the most active “shooting star” show of the year – and it is expected to get even better.
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8.5.2016
8:21am
Laboratory Equipment's Scientist of the Week is Loretta DiPietro PhD, Chair of the Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences at Milken Institute...
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8.3.2016
9:36am
Alaska’s Saint Paul Island is known as being home to one of the last-surviving populations of woolly mammoths. While most of the world’s mammoths died out...
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8.2.2016
4:16pm
For the first time, the CDC has issued a travel warning advising people not to travel to an American neighborhood over concerns of contracting an infectious...
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8.2.2016
9:52am
The Yamalo-Nenets region of Western Siberia was quarantined last week due to reports of an anthrax outbreak – the first case in the area since 1941.
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8.1.2016
5:07pm
Google’s life sciences unit is teaming up with UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline to create Galvani Bioelectronics – a new company that will be devoted to the...
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8.1.2016
12:04pm
Researchers have reported that a key source to fighting antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria could be found right in our own bodies. A study identified a...
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7.29.2016
11:24am
Male bees exposed to two types of neonicotinoid insecticides – the most widely used in the world – produced fewer living sperm cells than unexposed males,...
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7.28.2016
11:48am
As more states in the U.S. begin to jump on board with legalizing medical and recreational marijuana use, the need for standardized testing methods and...
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7.28.2016
9:25am
Laboratory Equipment's Scientist of the Week is Karen Marshall, of the University of Sussex. Marshall helped develop a protein that will enable scientists...
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7.28.2016
9:10am
Inovio Pharmaceuticals announced Tuesday the dosing of the first subject in a phase 1 clinical trial to test the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of its...
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7.27.2016
10:39am
A new Pew Research Center survey found that overall, the American public is more worried than excited by the potential of emerging biomedical technologies such...
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7.26.2016
10:58am
The Transport Accident Commission, a government organization in the Australian state of Victoria, has launched an innovative spin on traditional road safety...
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7.26.2016
8:52am
The New Zealand government announced what was referred to as “the most ambitious conservation project in the world” on Monday. The goal is to eradicate all non...
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7.25.2016
12:22pm
A stunning time-lapse video showing a view of Earth for a full year as seen from a million miles away was released by NASA this week.
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7.22.2016
10:29am
The first six months of 2016 were the hottest on record, according to a recent report from NASA. This trend of excessive heat fueled by climate change is...
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7.20.2016
12:15pm
A group of mice watched Orson Welles’ 1985 film noir “Touch of Evil” along with other visual stimuli as part of one of the largest and most comprehensive brain...
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7.18.2016
12:10pm
The editors of Laboratory Equipment want you to start your week off with a smile. So, here's a science joke you might like: What does a transcriptionally...
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7.18.2016
9:52am