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Managers’ Ten Rules for Communications

September 19, 2014 | by Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

As a manager your job is to get things done through others. Your effectiveness therefore depends on your ability to communicate to those “others”—your employees. To be a good communicator, obey these rules! This is one of the hardest skills for managers to practice. Being friendly means letting your employees know that you care about them—not just as the workers on whom you depend, but as human beings.

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You may know the primary mission of the Food and Drug Administration is to promote and protect the public health—but are you aware of the important role of animals in achieving it?

FDA Research Helps Keep Animals — and People — Healthy

September 19, 2014 2:58 pm | by FDA | News | Comments

You may know the primary mission of the Food and Drug Administration is to promote and protect the public health—but are you aware of the important role of animals in achieving it?                    

Stem cells hold great promise as a means of repairing cells in conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke or injuries of the spinal cord because they have the ability to develop into almost any cell type. Now, new research shows that stem cell therapy

Stem Cells Use 'First Aid Kits' to Repair Damage in Mice

September 19, 2014 2:46 pm | by Univ. of Cambridge | News | Comments

Stem cells hold great promise as a means of repairing cells in conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke or injuries of the spinal cord because they have the ability to develop into almost any cell type. Now, new research shows that stem cell therapy can also work through a mechanism other than cell replacement.

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Disinfection System

September 19, 2014 9:41 am | Quip Laboratories, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Halo Disinfection System is a complete disinfecting solution for the Biomedical Research, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

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Researchers report the discovery of a novel mechanism in the brain involved in the formation of memory and learning. The discovery could have therapeutic ramifications for conditions including dementia, age-related memory loss or even post-traumatic stres

Novel Mechanism Involved in Memory Discovered in Mice

September 19, 2014 8:39 am | by Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

Researchers report the discovery of a novel mechanism in the brain involved in the formation of memory and learning. The discovery could have therapeutic ramifications for conditions including dementia, age-related memory loss or even post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Scientists have discovered that knocking out the gene NrCAM leads to an increase of dendritic spines on excitatory pyramidal cells in the brains of mammals. Other studies have confirmed that the overabundance of dendritic spines on this type of brain cell

Gene in Mice Linked to Increased Dendritic Spines – a Sign of Autism

September 18, 2014 1:25 pm | by Univ. of North Carolina School of Medicine | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered that knocking out the gene NrCAM leads to an increase of dendritic spines on excitatory pyramidal cells in the brains of mammals. Other studies have confirmed that the overabundance of dendritic spines on this type of brain cell allows for too many synaptic connections to form between neurons — a phenomenon strongly linked to autism.

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British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety. The vaccine is meant to spark the immune system's production of Ebola antibodies. It does not c

Volunteer Gets Experimental Ebola Vaccine

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety. The vaccine is meant to spark the immune system's production of Ebola antibodies. It does not contain any infectious material and shouldn't trigger an Ebola infection, researchers said.

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Microfiber Mop

September 18, 2014 8:36 am | Perfex Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

This mop contains many strands of synthetic fibre made of polyester and polyamide.

Neuroscientists have discovered the “molecular brakes” that time the generation of important cells in the inner ear cochleas of mice. These “hair cells” translate sound waves into electrical signals that are carried to the brain and are interpreted as sou

Proteins Ensure Right Development of Inner Ear 'Hair Cells' in Mice

September 17, 2014 3:44 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Neuroscientists have discovered the “molecular brakes” that time the generation of important cells in the inner ear cochleas of mice. These “hair cells” translate sound waves into electrical signals that are carried to the brain and are interpreted as sounds. If the arrangement of the cells is disordered, hearing is impaired.

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Mutations in the human retinoblastoma protein gene are a leading cause of eye cancer. Now, scientists have turned to fruit fly eyes to unlock the secrets of this important cancer gene.

Abnormal Properties of Cancer Protein Revealed in Fly Eyes

September 17, 2014 2:20 pm | by Michigan State Univ. | News | Comments

Mutations in the human retinoblastoma protein gene are a leading cause of eye cancer. Now, scientists have turned to fruit fly eyes to unlock the secrets of this important cancer gene.                   

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Artificial sweeteners, promoted as aids to weight loss and diabetes   prevention, could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and   metabolic disease; and they do it in a surprising way: by changing the composition and function of the g

Artificial Sweeteners Cause Abnormal Glucose Metabolism in Mice

September 17, 2014 1:50 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

Artificial sweeteners, promoted as aids to weight loss and diabetes prevention, could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease; and they do it in a surprising way: by changing the composition and function of the gut microbiota — the substantial population of bacteria residing in our intestines.

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Aging of insulin-secreting cells is coupled to a progressive decline in signal transduction and insulin release, according to a recent study. The finding provides a new molecular mechanism underlying age-related impairment of insulin-producing cells and d

Mechanism behind Age-dependent Diabetes Discovered in Mice

September 17, 2014 1:32 pm | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

Aging of insulin-secreting cells is coupled to a progressive decline in signal transduction and insulin release, according to a recent study. The finding provides a new molecular mechanism underlying age-related impairment of insulin-producing cells and diabetes.

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The latest collection of CASIS-sponsored research, termed Advancing Research Knowledge (ARK)-2, centers heavily on life sciences. Investigations destined for the space station’s national laboratory include the Bone Densitometer, which will be the first X-

CASIS SpaceX Launch to Test Rodent Bone Density on Space Station

September 17, 2014 1:02 pm | by Austin Jordan, NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

The latest collection of CASIS-sponsored research, termed Advancing Research Knowledge (ARK)-2, centers heavily on life sciences. Investigations destined for the space station’s national laboratory include the Bone Densitometer, which will be the first X-ray machine installed on the space station. A joint project between CASIS, NASA and Techshot, the facility will be instrumental in conducting rodent research on station.

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PeridoxRTU® is an EPA registered disinfectant and cleaner that was designed to eliminate and prevent the spread of spores, as well as more than 40 other pathogens including C. difficile.

Sporicidal Disinfectant and Cleaner

September 17, 2014 8:41 am | Contec, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

PeridoxRTU® is an EPA registered disinfectant and cleaner that was designed to eliminate and prevent the spread of spores, as well as more than 40 other pathogens including C. difficile.

Researchers have shown that the human version of a gene called Foxp2 makes it easier to transform new experiences into routine procedures. When they engineered mice to express humanized Foxp2, the mice learned to run a maze much more quickly than normal m

Human Speech Gene Makes Mice Smarter

September 16, 2014 2:48 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Researchers have shown that the human version of a gene called Foxp2 makes it easier to transform new experiences into routine procedures. When they engineered mice to express humanized Foxp2, the mice learned to run a maze much more quickly than normal mice.

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Nanotechnology researchers have successfully engineered synthetic materials which encouraged bone formation in sheep. The advancement means the successful use of synthetic materials in bone grafts for human patients is a step closer. The material could al

Nano Engineering Advances Bone-forming Material in Sheep

September 16, 2014 2:01 pm | by Murdock Univ. | News | Comments

Nanotechnology researchers have successfully engineered synthetic materials which encouraged bone formation in sheep. The advancement means the successful use of synthetic materials in bone grafts for human patients is a step closer. The material could also have potential future applications in fracture repair and reconstructive surgery.

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