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Crawling the Web: Morbidity/Mortality

Everyday, Scientist Live turns its eyes to the Web around it and highlights news and research across the Internet. Today we look take an extended look at morbidity and mortality.



Manufacturing the natural

Researchers are attempting to recreate nature in the laboratory by creating synthetics that closely mimic materials that occur naturally.



Surprise statin discovery

Drugs used to treat high cholesterol have profound effects on glial progenitor cells, pushing them towards shedding their flexibility.



Titanium implant progress

Titanium is currently the most frequently used biomaterial in oral implantology, and titanium-based materials are often used to replace lost tissue in several parts of the body.



Managing cell maintenance

Scientists identified a new mechanism of the UVRAG tumour suppressor in regulating how a cell digests its own content in order to maintain homeostasis.



New antibiotic in development

A new drug targets the gene that promotes antibiotic resistance in bacteria, a finding that holds potential in treating deadly strains like MRSA.



Salt tolerant grasses

A researcher tried to identify a salt tolerance limit for native and ornamental turf grasses in hopes of finding a variety that can be used along highways without being killed when roadway salt.



Eating towards intelligence

According to research conducted at MIT, dietary nutrients found in a wide range of foods from infant formula to eggs increase brain synapses and improve cognitive abilities.



Mass informatics platform

Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the introduction of Thermo Scientific Proteome Discoverer, a new proteomics analysis software platform.



Quasiparticle finding

Weizmann Institute physicists have demonstrated, for the first time, the existence of 'quasiparticles' with one quarter the charge of an electron.



New pathogen from pigs' stomach

Scientists have isolated a new bacterium in pigs' stomachs thanks to a pioneering technique, offering hope of new treatments to people who suffer with stomach ulcers.



Surprising graphene

Graphene is the two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon: a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in hexagons, like a sheet of chicken wire with an atom at each nexus.



Blocking malaria transmission

By disrupting the potassium channel of the malaria parasite, a team of researchers has been able to prevent the malaria parasites from forming in mosquitoes.



Nanoparticle drug delivery

Engineers have created the first synthetic nanoparticles that can penetrate a cell without poking a hole in its protective membrane and killing it.



Concentrating environmental samples

For environmental laboratories it is of great benefit to concentrate samples prior to analysis to help accurately determine levels of analyte in a given sample.



Low volume 384-well products

Porvair Sciences Ltd. has added a series of low volume 384-well products to its range of disposable Reservoir trays that are designed for use with any liquid handling system.



Portable FT-IR Spectrometers

A2 Technologies announced enhancements to its product line, designed for on-site lubrication analysis of systems in the power industry



Extract-N-Amp optimisation

Sigma-Aldrich is developing optimised protocols enabling Extract-N-Amp kits to join a growing range of Plug'n'Prep methods for Eppendorf AG's epMotion.



Direct determination of Organic Carbon

A method for direct automated elemental analysis of organic carbon in sediment samples with a minimum of sample preparation is available for the Exeter Analytical Model CE-440 CHN Elemental Analyser.



SCAE Wonderful Coffee show

Buhler is expanding its activities in the coffee market segment and is now offering you solu-tions which are more innovative than ever for the industrial processing of coffee.



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