Recent Articles

November 21, 2014 10:15 am
Joanne Ratcliff, PhD, Communications Project Manager, Laboratory Weighing Group, Mettler-Toledo AG
Why do labs have such difficultly getting a handle on the source of OOS results? Part of the answer can be attributed to the still-common practice of manual volumetric sample preparation. Now, there is a new technique: gravimetric sample preparation.
November 20, 2014 10:55 am
Joe LaPorte, Director of Product Management, Panasonic Healthcare North America
One day, hopefully sooner rather than later, a truly energy-efficient, ultra-low-temperature (ULT) freezer will reach the market. Unfortunately, for now, no technology exists that provides significant gains in efficiency, without compromising unit stability.
November 19, 2014 2:18 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
People with mental health problems are “significantly” more likely to have stroke or heart disease, according to a study unveiled at a recent Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.                    
November 18, 2014 2:08 pm
Christina Jakubowski, Managing Editor
More than 30,000 brain advocates from academia, industry and media converged on Washington, D.C. this week for the 44th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Read more...              
November 17, 2014 11:48 am
Christina Jakubowski, Managing Editor
November is already halfway over— which means we’re also halfway through National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, which celebrates and raises awareness for the nearly 5.4 million people who have this condition. Read more...
November 13, 2014 9:29 am
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
Chris Viehbacher, the high-flying pharma executive, had his career with Sanofi derailed for a variety of surprising factors. Here's a look at the odd ouster of the former CEO.                    
November 11, 2014 1:39 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
A new microscope, using a new form of the much-hailed light sheet-based fluorescence microscopy (LSFM), makes visible— via stunning movies— countless biological processes once deemed utterly invisible: sub-cellular activity.       
November 11, 2014 8:30 am
Stephanie Guzowski, Editor, Drug Discovery & Development
After months of delayed, fragmented responses, the international medical community recognized Ebola as a threat to global health security. Here’s where the situation stands today as well as questions raised and lessons learned.        
November 10, 2014 2:34 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
“Berlin Patient” Timothy Brown was cured of HIV after he received stem cells from a patient naturally immune to the disease. His story inspired two companies to try and recreate that natural immunity in HIV patients using stem cells and two (then-new) gene-editing techniques.
November 6, 2014 2:19 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Ebola and Marburg are 16 to 23 million years old, not thousands of years old as once thought, according to a new study. The research also indicates that while Ebola and Marburg diverged from each other millions of years ago.    
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