Higher Diabetes Rates in Minorities May be Driven By Environmental Pollutants

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Unequal exposure to environmental pollutants acting as endocrine-disrupting chemicals is an under-recognized risk factor that may play a key role in driving the higher rates of diabetes among minority and low-income populations.

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Allergy Amplifier Implicated in Asthma Also Intensifies Food Allergy

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Scientist who previously reported that a small protein, aptly named histamine-releasing factor, played a pro-inflammatory role in asthma have now shown that it also serves as a “food allergy amplifier”. This work paves the way for blood tests to predict which patients will respond to allergy therapy, and strongly supports the idea that drugs designed to block HRF could prevent food allergy attacks.

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The All New Affinity ITC - Perfected ITC Automation

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While others have attempted ITC automation, leading to bent syringes and imperfect data, TA Instruments has perfected it with the all new Affinity ITC!

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Disposable Optical Test Substrate for Detecting Harmful Microbes

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Harmful microbes and toxic micromolecules in food and drinking water can cause serious health problems around the world. A researcher has developed a disposable optical test substrate for use in microbial detection. The aim is to enable cost-effective detection of harmful microbes and toxins.

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Source of a Potent Greenhouse Gas Identified

Source of a Potent Greenhouse Gas Identified

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A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive—and, as a result, today’s global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere.

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New Database Catalogues Plants that Soak Up Contamination
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Researchers have published a database that provides easier access to information on the plant world’s hyperaccumulators. Hyperaccumulators are unusual plants that can absorb much larger amounts of metal compounds in their leaves and stems than normal plants, and they are very useful for cleaning up contaminated land.

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Dipstick Technology Enables Rapid Diagnosis Anywhere
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A new Australian study has reported a revolutionary dipstick technology that allows DNA and RNA to be extracted from living organisms in as little as 30 seconds.

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Take Charge, Wine Lovers, and Trust Your Palate
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New research suggests people generally fit into certain wine-drinking categories, or “vinotypes,” and that servers and sommeliers should consider these preferences when suggesting a wine.

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