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Metrohm USA Opens Its New Headquarters in Florida
Metrohm USA Opens Its New Headquarters in Florida
News   Jan 16, 2018

Metrohm USA welcomes its Tampa employees to their new North American headquarters in Riverview, Florida.

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Immunosuppressive Cells in Newborns Play Important Role in Controlling Inflammation in Early Life
Immunosuppressive Cells in Newborns Play Important Role in Controlling Inflammation in Early Life
News   Jan 16, 2018

New research has characterized the transitory presence of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in mouse and human newborns, revealing a critical role of these cells in regulation of inflammation in the early stages of life.

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Concept Life Sciences appoints New Group Programme Manager and US Head of Sales
Concept Life Sciences appoints New Group Programme Manager and US Head of Sales
News   Jan 16, 2018

Key leadership appointments support integration of the Group and expansion in the US market.

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Sanchi Oil Spill Contamination Could Take Three Months to Reach Mainland
Sanchi Oil Spill Contamination Could Take Three Months to Reach Mainland
News   Jan 16, 2018

Water contaminated by the oil currently leaking into the ocean from the Sanchi tanker collision is likely to take at least three months to reach land, and if it does the Korean coast is the most likely location. However, the oil’s fate is highly uncertain, as it may burn, evaporate, or mix into the surface ocean and contaminate the environment for an extended duration.

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Surfers Three Times More Likely to Have Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Guts
Surfers Three Times More Likely to Have Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Guts
News   Jan 15, 2018

Regular surfers and bodyboarders are three times more likely to have antibiotic resistant E. coli in their guts than non-surfers, new research has revealed. The Beach Bums study asked 300 people, half of whom regularly surf the UK's coastline, to take rectal swabs. Surfers swallow ten times more sea water than sea swimmers, and scientists wanted to find out if that made them more vulnerable to bacteria that pollute seawater, and whether those bacteria are resistant to an antibiotic.

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Can Muesli Help Battle Arthritis?
Can Muesli Help Battle Arthritis?
News   Jan 15, 2018

It is well known that healthy eating increases our general sense of wellbeing. Researchers have now discovered that a fibre-rich diet can have a positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases, leading to stronger bones.

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Past Exposure Shapes Immune Responses in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Infections
Past Exposure Shapes Immune Responses in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Infections
News   Jan 15, 2018

By analyzing immune cells of children who came to the emergency department with flu symptoms, researchers found that the suite of genes these early-response cells expressed was shaped by factors such as age and previous exposures to viruses. Better understanding how early infections influence long-term immune response has implications for the diagnosis and treatment of young patients who suffer from acute respiratory tract infections.

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Gravitational Lensing Identifies Farthest Galaxy Yet
Gravitational Lensing Identifies Farthest Galaxy Yet
News   Jan 15, 2018

An intensive survey deep into the universe by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has yielded the proverbial needle-in-a-haystack: the farthest galaxy yet seen in an image that has been stretched and amplified by a phenomenon called gravitational lensing.

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Understanding How Conditions Affect Environmental DNA Analysis
Understanding How Conditions Affect Environmental DNA Analysis
News   Jan 15, 2018

Environmental DNA analysis makes it possible to detect water organisms without having to capture them first. For the first time, a team systematically investigated the effect of various environmental factors on environmental DNA analyses. By doing so, the researchers have made an important step towards the standardized application of this method for the monitoring of water bodies.

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Crawling Exposes Babies to "Good" Dirt
Crawling Exposes Babies to "Good" Dirt
News   Jan 12, 2018

When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a new study has found. The infants inhale a dose of bio bits in their lungs that is four times (per kilogram of body mass) what an adult would breathe walking across the same floor. However, this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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