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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Improve Your Sample Lyophilisation

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Genevac announces that state-of-the-art condenser technology is enabling its HT Series 3 evaporator range to set a new benchmark for fast and efficient sample lyophilisation.

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Study Finds Dietary Levels of Genistein May Adversely Affect Female Fertility

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Researchers have found that chronic preconception exposure to genistein, a chemical found in soy foods and some dietary supplements, affected pregnancy rates in mice and was associated with prolonged labor, smaller litters and pups, and higher rates of pup mortality,

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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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New Player in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis Identified

New Player in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis Identified

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Using proteomics, microscopic analysis, and functional assays, scientists have shown that a protein called membralin is critical for keeping Alzheimer’s disease pathology in check.

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New Cell-weighing Technique Helps Predict How Drugs Affect Cancer Cells
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Researchers at MIT have now shown that they can use a new type of measurement to predict how drugs will affect cancer cells taken from multiple-myeloma patients.

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New Bioprocessing Technique Set to Revolutionize Cell Culture
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A technique which revolutionises cell culture by allowing the continuous production and collection of cells, has been developed by scientists at Newcastle University. The Newcastle team have developed a coating that allows individual stromal cells to “peel away” from the surface on which they are grown.

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Researchers Discover Mutation That Appears to Protect Against Multiple Aspects of Biological Aging
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The first genetic mutation that appears to protect against multiple aspects of biological aging in humans has been discovered in an extended family of Old Order Amish living in the vicinity of Berne, Indiana, report Northwestern Medicine scientists.

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