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Nature's West Nile check

A recent study indicates that areas which have greater avian biodiversity show much lower incidences of West Nile virus infection in the human population.



Hard X-ray Nanoprobe

The Center for Nanoscale Materials' newly operational Hard X-ray Nanoprobe at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is one of the world's most powerful x-ray microscopes.



Protein loss and dementia

Researchers have discovered that a protein that suppresses cell division in brain cells effectively "puts the brakes" on the dementia that comes with Alzheimer's disease.



How Ritalin boosts cognition

Stimulant medications such as Ritalin have been prescribed for decades to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and their popularity as "cognition enhancers" has recently surged among the healthy.



Smart neural implants

Researchers have taken the concept of brain-machine interfaces a step further, devising a way for computerised devices not only to translate brain signals into movement but also to evolve with the brain as it learns.



Killing food-borne pathogens

A new antimicrobial wash rapidly kills Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 on foods ranging from fragile lettuce to tomatoes, fruits, poultry products and meats.



Image of the Day: Salmonella infantis

Salmonella infantis can establish localised infections such as septic arthritis or more general infections such as Salmonellosis. Take a closer look at the bacteria using scanning electron micrography.



New Chromatography Software

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, has introduced new ChromQuest 5.0 Chromatography Data System (CDS) software.



AirProtekt Flourine removal

A major UK major manufacturing has selected AirProtekt, the Cambridge based air pollution specialist, to remove Fluorine contaminants from its textile processing facility.



Twin head depositor

A well-known ready meals producer is keeping its hot mash potato production running freely with the development of a bespoke twin head depositing machine.



ReaXTM MDx enhanced PCR beads

ReaX MDx beads provide a complete assay in an extremely easy-to-use format with a much simplified workflow compared to some currently available molecular diagnostics.



Online Metabolomics Resource Center

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announces the launch of its comprehensive online resource center for metabolomics researchers.



Clinical technology consulting services

Good Products, a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions, has launched its new Clinical Technology Consulting division.



Reliable pure water

ELGA MEDICA water purification systems are compact integrated units which deliver CLSI Type 1 water with a resistivity of better than 10 Megohm-cm.



Versatile freeze dryers

Genevac has announced the introduction of the VirTis Genesis Freeze Drying System offering unmatched versatility for pilot, research or small scale applications.



Carousel 12 Plus Reaction Station

The new Carousel 12 Plus Reaction Station has been designed to provide a productivity tool that simultaneously heat or cools, stirs and reflux's up to 12 samples under an inert atmosphere.



Capit-All Screw Cap Tube

The Capit-All Screw Cap Tube Capper/Decapper is a new automated system for removing and replacing 96-format screw-cap storage tubes.



FLASH 4000 N/Protein analyzer

The FLASH 4000 N/Protein analyzer features a large sample load (2 grams), ensuring maximum accuracy and reliability of results and improved productivity capabilities.



Embryo regeneration

How exactly is the half embryo able to maintain its tissues and organs in the correct proportions despite being smaller than a normal sized embryo? There may be an answer.



Treating symptomatic myocardial bridging

Researchers have developed a new classification system that may help guide doctors' decision-making regarding patients who have a heart abnormality.



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