Biology News

Dyslexic readers have disrupted network connections in the brain

8/28/2014
Philadelphia, PA, August 28, 2014 Dyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological reading disability that occurs when the regions of the brain that process written language don't function normally. The use of non-invasive functional neuroimaging tools has helped characterize how brain activity is disrupted in dyslexia. However, most prior... [Comments]

Study shows where on the planet new roads should and should not go

8/28/2014
More than 25 million kilometres of new roads will be built worldwide by 2050. Many of these roads will slice into Earth's last wildernesses, where they bring an influx of destructive loggers, hunters and illegal miners. Now, an ambitious study has created a 'global roadmap' for prioritising road building across the planet, to try to balance the competing demands of development and environ... [Comments]

Nanoscale assembly line

8/28/2014
This news release is available in German . Cars, planes and many electronic products are now built with the help of sophisticated assembly lines. Mobile assembly carriers, on to which the objects are fixed, are an important part of these assembly lines. In the case of a car body, the assembly components are attached in various work stages arranged in a precise spatial and chronolog... [Comments]

Indoor mold poses health risk to asthma sufferers

8/28/2014
Damp and mould in homes could pose a significant health risk to people with asthma according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology . By critically reviewing the findings from 17 studies in eight different countries, the research has found that the presence of several types of mould can lead to breathing problems in asthma sufferers, as well as increasi... [Comments]

Global warming pioneer calls for CO2 to be taken from atmosphere and stored underground

8/28/2014
Wally Broeker, the first person to alert the world to Global Warming, has called for atmospheric CO 2 to be captured and stored underground. He says that Carbon Capture, combined with limits on fossil fuel emissions, is the best way to avoid global warming getting out of control over the next fifty years. Professor Broeker (Columbia University, New York) made the call during his presentation... [Comments]

West coast log exports up, lumber exports down in second quarter of 2014

8/28/2014
Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska totaled 515 million board feet in volume in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of more than 10 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014, the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station reported today. During this same period, West coast lumber exports decreased by 4 percent to 247 million board feet.... [Comments]

Protected areas proven to protect biodiversity

8/28/2014
Protected areas conserve biodiversity and more action is needed to ensure safeguards are in place to protect these areas, researchers say. Published in PLOS ONE , researchers from Monash University, Stellenbosch University and the University of Exeter, used meta-analysis - combining results from different studies - to look at the past 30 years of research into these areas, to determine wh... [Comments]

Paleontology: Oldest representative of a weird arthropod group

8/28/2014
Biologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have assigned a number of 435-million-year-old fossils to a new genus of predatory arthropods. These animals lived in shallow marine habitats and were far less eye-catching than related forms found in Jurassic strata. Before they sank to the bottom of their shallow marine habitat and were fossilized some 435 million years ago,... [Comments]

New study charts the global invasion of crop pests

8/28/2014
Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter. More than one-in-ten pest types can already be found in around half the countrie... [Comments]New study charts the global invasion of crop pests

A touching story: The ancient conversation between plants, fungi and bacteria

8/27/2014
MADISON, Wis. The mechanical force that a single fungal cell or bacterial colony exerts on a plant cell may seem vanishingly small, but it plays a heavy role in setting up some of the most fundamental symbiotic relationships in biology. In fact, it may not be too much of a stretch to say that plants may have never moved onto land without the ability to respond to the touch of beneficial fun... [Comments]

WaferGen Bio-Systems Announces Successful Completion of Public Offering Raising $20 Million

8/27/2014
FREMONT, Calif. , Aug. 27, 2014  WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WGBS) today announced that it has completed its previously announced underwritten public offering of units of common stock and warrants at a price of $10,000 per unit for gross proceeds of $20 million, prior to deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the Company.&... [Comments]

Medicine News

ISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc. to Sponsor 2014 Presidio Exchange

8/28/2014
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of communication management solutions, will be sponsoring the 2014 Presidio Exchange this September in Orlando, FL. The annual event allows Presidio leadership to engage with the community with strategies for the upcoming fiscal year. Specifically, they will be rolling out objectives for representa... [Comments]

New Kind K5 Series LED Grow Lights Pave Way for Future of Indoor Gardening

8/28/2014
Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Commercial growers all over the continent are waitlisted to purchase the game changing, new Kind K5 series LED grow lights, which perform on par with 1000w HPS at 65% of the wattage. Besides the wattage savings, Kind LED lighting needs no cooling equipment and does not overheat the space, so the grow room requires less cooling as well. Factoring in tha... [Comments]

FDA Issues Safety Advisory for Caffeine Powders

8/28/2014
Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Following the death of an 18-year-old high school senior in Ohio, on July 21, the FDA issued a warning on powdered caffeine products. Millennium Treatment Group is spreading the word about this harmful substance that is readily available to consumers, despite the fact that it is extremely dangerous. In May, high school senior Logan Stiner died fr... [Comments]

Tailgate Event at Local Dimension One Spas Locations

8/28/2014
Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 To kick off the fall season of sporting events, backyard barbeques, and hot tubbing, Dimension One Spas retailers across the country are offering 0% financing for up to 36 months on all models. The Hot Tub Tailgate Event is from August 29th-September 15th. Please visit http://www.d1spas.com/financing for more information and to apply early! As t... [Comments]

Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium

8/28/2014
A candidate Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, The Gambia and Mali as early as September, as part of an series of safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,400 people in the current outbreak in West Africa.... [Comments]Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium

Synthesis produces new antibiotic

8/28/2014
HOUSTON (Aug. 28, 2014) A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic. The laboratory recreation of a fungus-derived antibiotic, viridicatumtoxin B, may someday help bolster the fight against bacteria that evol... [Comments]Synthesis produces new antibiotic

Critical Path Sourcing Strategies for Global Clinical Trials Presented by Catalent Experts at US Clinical Trials Supply Conference

8/28/2014
Somerset, N.J. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that Kristen DeVito, Global Director Clinical Supply Services, and Chris Greco, Manager, Comparator and Ancillary Supplies, will present “Critical Path Sourcing Strategies... [Comments]

Sciatic nerve repair using adhesive bonding and a modified conduit

8/28/2014
When repairing nerves with adhesives, most researchers place glue directly on the nerve stumps, but this method does not fix the nerve ends well and allows glue to easily invade the nerve ends. Ordinarily, nerve conduits are cylindrical. However, it is difficult to insert the nerve ends into... [Comments]Sciatic nerve repair using adhesive bonding and a modified conduit

NIH to Launch human safety study of Ebola vaccine candidate

8/28/2014
Initial human testing of an investigational vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will begin next week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The early-stage trial will begin initial human testing of a vaccine co-developed by NIAID and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and will evaluate the experimental vaccine's safety and abi... [Comments]

From nose to knee: Engineered cartilage regenerates joints

8/28/2014
Human articular cartilage defects can be treated with nasal septum cells. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel report that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint and can thus repair articular cartilage defects. T... [Comments]From nose to knee: Engineered cartilage regenerates joints

Drug shows promise for subset of stage III colon cancer patients

8/28/2014
Bethesda, MD (Aug. 28, 2014) A subset of patients with stage III colon cancer had improved survival rates when treated with irinotecan-based therapy, according to a new study in Gastroenterology 1 , the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. When added to the standard chemotherapy treatment fluorouracil and leucovorin adjuvant irinotecan therapy improved o... [Comments]

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