Neurons Signal Spinal Cord Vascularisation


A study in zebrafish reveals neurons play an important role in signaling blood vessel growth.

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High Purity Plasma Extraction


To learn about some of the challenges of extracting plasma from blood, and how a recently developed microfluidic device could help overcome some of these, we spoke to Dr. Weihua Li.

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Customers Find Genetic Health Data Useful


University of Michigan researchers have found that direct to consumer genetic testing customers find their results useful, rather than alarming.

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Optimization of a Vacuum Ultraviolet Photoionization source for GC used with a High Resolution TOFMS


-Tune solution allows optimization of ion source parameters for
both proton transfer and direct ionization
-Independent ionization processes exist for M+ and MH+
-Optimizing for dopant signal intensity yields inferior results
-Degree of fragmentation remains relatively constant over a
range of source conditions

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Leaf-Inspired Photomicroreactor Could Power A Step Change In The Chemical Industry


We talk to Dr. Tim Noel about work and inspiration behind his group's latest design, a photomicroreactor.

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Handheld DNA Duplication with Adaptive PCR

Handheld DNA Duplication with Adaptive PCR

New development promises to make PCR simpler to operate with improved reliability and reduced sensitivity to environmental conditions whilst also shrinking it to handheld size.

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Clinical Trial Outcomes Influenced By Financial Ties Between Researchers And Companies

Research published in BMJ looked at a cross section of clinical trials from 2013 and describes a positive correlation between positive study outcomes and financial links between authors and drug companies.

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Yeast Programmed to Convert Plant Sugars into Oils

MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to fats much more efficiently, an advance that could make possible the renewable production of high-energy fuels such as diesel

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The German National Center for Tumor Diseases, Protagen Collaborate

The collaboration will investigate the responsiveness to checkpoint inhibitors in melanoma.

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