Lab-on-a-Chip to Help Detect Cancer

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In this podcast, we speak to Gustavo Stolovitsky to learn about his career and the work he is doing at IBM Research.

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Novel Tools for Cellular Biomechanics

Life In Science

Dr. Wan tells us about his career and the work his lab is doing to advance understanding of cellular biomechanics using microfluidics.

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Behind the Science, S2-Ep1: Classic rock & HPLC with Pat McDonald

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Every good rock band starts in the basement. So that's where we're heading ... to the basement of Waters to see the first chromatography systems! Pat McDonald, corporate fellow emeritus at Waters, tells us about Jim Waters and Waters Associates' inventions.

The first commercial "high pressure" chromatography system for polymer chemists, the GPC-100, from 1963. The ALC-100, developed in late 1970 for separating isomers in the synthesis of B12. The M6000 pump that came in 1972, followed by the U6K injector, the first commercial "small" particle columns (10 µm!). Bringing those pieces into an assembly led to the first modern "high performance" liquid chromatography instrument, now known as HPLC.

Read up on the history of Jim Waters and his chromatography people: http://bit.ly/2mwT2BI

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Instinctive Defensive Behavior is Not Simply a Reflex

Instinctive Defensive Behavior is Not Simply a Reflex

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Neuroscientists explore the neurocomputation underlying survival behaviors, debunking the myth that fight-or-flight behavior is a reflex.

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Sunflower Seeds Identified as Source of Potent Liver Carcinogen
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Michigan State University researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide.

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Gut Bacteria Offers Protection from Type 2 Diabetes
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According to researchers, the results of their study illustrate the importance of intestinal bacteria's contribution to the operation of diet, metabolism and health interface.

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Crucial ‘Traffic Regulator’ Discovered in Neurons
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MAP2 has been shown to regulate the transport of vital molecules along axons, a finding which could help to better understand neurodegenerative diseases.

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