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June 14 2017


Researchers discover new, effective DDT crystal

A team of scientists has discovered a new crystal form of DDT that is more effective against insects than the existing one.

June 05 2017


Vapor from novel hybrid tobacco heating product produces little or no effect on human cells

New laboratory data reveal that vapor from a novel hybrid tobacco heating product (THP) iFuse and two standard THPs produced little or no effect on human cells in biological testing.

June 02 2017


Assessing safety and toxicity of bioactives could be key to establishing tolerable upper intake levels

The good news is out that wine and dark chocolate may be good for your health. That's because of substances known as bioactives that are contained in those foods.

SCIEX to highlight cutting-edge innovations at ASMS 2017

SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, today announced that at ASMS 2017, it will highlight the cutting-edge innovations developed to power its most advanced LC-MS instrumentation and workflows, and is now enabling streamlined workflows making mass spec more accessible to routine users and non-mass spec experts.

June 01 2017


LimTox online software tool provides information on drug hepatotoxicity

The Biological Text Mining Unit presents in a recent Nucleic Acids Research paper the LimTox online software tool developed at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre.

May 31 2017


Radboudumc, iMM Lisboa, PATH team up to test new malaria vaccine concept

The Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, the Instituto de Medicina Molecular Lisboa in Portugal, and PATH in Seattle, Washington announced today that they will collaborate to test a new approach to malaria vaccine development in humans for the first time.

May 30 2017


Chemicals found in cigarettes harm fetal liver health, study shows

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage fetal liver cells.

Smoking during pregnancy damages liver tissue of developing fetus, study shows

A new stem cell study has shown the damaging impact cigarette smoke can have on the developing liver tissue of unborn fetuses. The study also revealed differences in the type of damage caused between male and female fetuses.

May 25 2017


Summer season offers increased opportunities for parasite infestations, says researcher

Memorial Day weekend – the traditional kick-off to the summer season – offers increased opportunities for parasite infestations, says an Indiana University School of Medicine researcher.

High quality microplate readers built to last decades by German manufacturer BMG Labtech

From the outset BMG LABTECH’s mission was to develop microplate readers guaranteed to provide optimum performance for years. BMG LABTECH has continued this philosophy while continuing to remain at the forefront of microplate reading, always introducing innovative and unique technologies. All microplate readers are built to be extremely reliable and robust over decades, some of BMG LABTECH’s very first products are still in use across the globe.

May 23 2017


Pulmonary thrombosis-on-a-chip enables unprecedented study of blood responses to organ-level injury

The average human pair of lungs is permeated by a network of about 164 feet of blood vessels (roughly the width of a football field), including microscopic blood capillaries, which facilitate the diffusion of oxygen into the bloodstream in exchange for carbon dioxide.

May 22 2017


Light cigarettes have likely contributed to rise of lung adenocarcinoma, study shows

A new study shows that so-called "light" cigarettes have no health benefits to smokers and have likely contributed to the rise of a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lungs.

May 18 2017


Seventh Wave announces collaboration with Yecuris to study new liver disease therapies

Seventh Wave Laboratories, a consulting-based contract research organization that assesses the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products and medical devices, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Yecuris Corporation, a global leader in the development and use of humanized models in drug development research.

Opioid prescription for minor injuries increases risk of continued use and addiction

Overprescribing of opioid medications for pain has contributed to a record-high number of drug-related deaths in the United States in recent years.

May 02 2017


Formaldehyde exposure not linked to leukemia, research shows

Some scientific reports have a profound impact on government policy. Sometimes, however, there are significant shortcomings in the research - yet the policy impact continues.

April 28 2017


Penn State establishes new $2.4-million Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program

A new $2.4-million program for graduate students seeking to contribute to breakthrough discoveries in medicine and biology has been established at Penn State University with nearly $1.4 million in funding from the National Library of Medicine of the U.S. National Institutes of Health and more than $1 million from Penn State.

April 27 2017


Cordant's drug take-back program helps patients to safely dispose unwanted prescription medications

Medication theft from the home is a leading cause of prescription drug overdose deaths, but nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, according to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

April 25 2017


Genetic factors may increase person's risk for adverse effects of synthetic cannabinoids

Synthetic cannabinoid abuse is a growing problem in the United States, with new versions of the drugs coming on the market every year. New research is examining how the body processes these man-made drugs and the role that genetics might play in their metabolism.

April 22 2017


Systematic Review reveals safe levels of caffeine intake

A rigorous, new scientific Systematic Review paper on caffeine safety confirms the results of the widely-cited Health Canada literature review (2003), which concluded that adverse health effects were not associated with caffeine intake levels at ≤400 mg/day for adults (which is the equivalent of about 4 cups of coffee/day, and 90% of Americans typically consume less than this amount, ≤300 mg/day for pregnant women and ≤2.5 mg/kg-day for children and adolescents.

April 20 2017


Scientists develop new drug that combats two ‘priority pathogens’

Scientists at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre and the University of Manitoba have developed a drug that combats 2 of the top 10 "priority pathogens" recently defined by the World Health Organization as antiobiotic-resistant bacteria requiring new interventions.
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