Recent Articles

February 24, 2015 1:39 pm
Steve Boccone, Greybox Communications
New technologies will help the field of telemedicine drastically grow this year.                              
February 17, 2015 10:44 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief, ALN Magazine
A new study, published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science, found that rats shows less stress when tickled before given an injection. This finding could help refine laboratory animal care standards and improve the quality and validity of data collected from animals used in biomedical research.
February 12, 2015 2:14 pm
Pauline Carnell, Product Manager – NanoSight, Malvern Instruments Ltd. & Agnieszka Siupa, Application Scientist, Malvern Instruments Ltd.
The study of extracellular vesicles is an area that has recently become the subject of intense interest. These vesicles are apparently ubiquitous in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms and it is believed they have a wide role to play in many physiological and pathological processes. 
February 9, 2015 2:42 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
After the highly charged Super Bowl, two sobering studies emerged. One unveiled an improved molecular imaging technology that verified—and precisely identified—brain damage in some National Football League (NFL) players. The other study revealed that brain damage can be more severe in NFL players who start playing football before age 12.
February 6, 2015 12:46 pm
Sean Alloca, Editor, Forensic Magazine
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology can now profile highly damaged DNA samples that contain 75 percent less base-pair information, compared with previous systems. This is a significant improvement for law enforcement in cases involving missing persons or unidentified human remains.
February 3, 2015 1:54 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
"Washington University cardiologist Zachary Goldberger once made music out of heartbeats. Now, with a Beethoven scholar and a medical historian, he has discovered that three musical compositions that Beethoven created while stressed are arrhythmic in a way mirroring the composer's own probable heart arrhythmias."
January 28, 2015 4:25 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Women are less welcome than men in fields—including philosophy, physics, math, and music composition—where brilliance is viewed as more important than effort, says a co-ed Princeton University/University of Illinois group in a recent Science.
January 22, 2015 12:32 pm
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
The President briefly mentioned the project during the State of The Union earlier this week.                            
January 20, 2015 5:21 pm
Drug Discovery & Development Staff
Times have changed. It used to be that an apple a day kept the doctor away. But three recent studies indicate this mantra could be changed to “a blueberry- avocado-cocoa-bean-smoothie a day” keeps the doctor away—if the doctor is a cardiologist.
January 20, 2015 10:25 am
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
These factors may not be enough to finally end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.                              
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