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Paralysis: Primates Recover Better Than Rodents

August 27, 2015 | by Sarah Bourquenoud, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Monkeys and humans exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine.

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Clinical Trials of Dogs with Cancer Could Lead to Better Treatment for Humans

August 27, 2015 9:56 am | News | Comments

Dogs get cancer, too. And they have even fewer treatment options than their human owners do. But an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, offers a glimmer of hope. It explores how clinical trials on man's best friend could be a win-win for both dogs and people.

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Inciting an Immune Attack on Cancer Cells

August 27, 2015 9:44 am | News | Comments

New research could potentially yield a new platform for cancer vaccines. Leveraging a biologically inspired sponge-like gel called "cryogel" as an injectable biomaterial, the vaccine delivers patient-specific tumor cells together with immune-stimulating biomolecules to enhance the body’s attack against cancer.

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Innorichment

August 27, 2015 9:42 am | by Innovive, Inc. | Innovive, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Innorichment™ is a flat enrichment sheet that eliminates many of the processes involved with incorporating enrichment into a rodent program. Innorichment™ comes irradiated and pre-inserted into each pre-bedded Innovive cage, delivering a precise quantity of nesting material in every cage. This results in few research variables to consider, low occupational risks, and minimal storage needed.

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Texas Lab Criticized Over Handling of Monkeys for Study

August 26, 2015 9:47 am | by David Warren, Associated Press | News | Comments

A prestigious laboratory in Texas is under federal investigation after auditors issued a preliminary report saying it did not do enough to prevent the suffering of primates who were infected with a deadly virus for a study of the disease.

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Study Validates Monkey Model of Visual Perception

August 26, 2015 9:40 am | News | Comments

A new study from The Journal of Neuroscience shows that humans and rhesus monkeys have very similar abilities in recognizing objects "at a glance," validating the use of this animal model in the study of human visual perception. In the study, published August 26, humans and monkeys not only demonstrated similar ease in recognizing objects in varied positions and landscapes, but both species also tended to make the same errors.

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Batting Practice in the Genome

August 26, 2015 9:28 am | News | Comments

In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But in research appearing in the current issue of eLife, Michigan State University researchers found that spectator proteins are actually practicing up for the big game.

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NIH-developed Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine Successful in Animal Models

August 26, 2015 9:18 am | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

An experimental, nanoparticle-based vaccine against Epstein-Barr virus (EPV) induced potent neutralizing antibodies in vaccinated mice and nonhuman primates, according to a new study from researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). This could lead the way towards an effective EBV vaccine for humans.

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Collapsible Ladder

August 26, 2015 9:17 am | by Otto Environmental, LLC | Otto Environmental, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Versatile ladder for climbing or perching. The PEX plastic rungs and smooth stainless steel chain are cage washable. Unique design requires no rods or hardware to secure each rung. Ladder shown has 10 rungs spaced approx. 2" apart with an overall dimension of 12" wide x 36" long. Ask for item: OECL1236. Other sizes available upon request.

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Ultraviolet Light for Disinfection

August 26, 2015 9:17 am | by Kevin Lorcheim | Articles | Comments

The use of ultraviolet light (UV) for germicidal irradiation is not a new idea. UV has been used for disinfection since the mid-20th century, with beginnings even earlier when sunlight was investigated for bactericidal effects in the mid-19th century. Within research facilities, UV has been an option when purchasing Biological Safety Cabinets for years, and can also be used within ductwork.

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The molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing cells that die during the course of a lifetime. But when they misfire, life-threatening cancers can occur. Research has revealed a new electrical mechanism that can control th

Electrical Charges Control Cancer Cell Growth

August 25, 2015 11:31 am | by UT Health | News | Comments

The molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing cells that die during the course of a lifetime. But when they misfire, life-threatening cancers can occur. Research has revealed a new electrical mechanism that can control these switches.

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Scientists have found a way to induce antibodies to fight a wide range of influenza subtypes — work that could one day eliminate the need for repeated seasonal flu shots.

A More Effective, Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine Advances in Animal Study

August 25, 2015 11:17 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists have found a way to induce antibodies to fight a wide range of influenza subtypes — work that could one day eliminate the need for repeated seasonal flu shots.

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When Mike and Lois Wirtel woke one Saturday morning to find their dog’s neck swollen behind his ears, they thought something must have bitten him. A biopsy revealed that Moses had lymphoma. Approved chemotherapy regimens for the disease could give Moses p

Could Fido Fetch a Cure?

August 25, 2015 10:59 am | by Judith Lavelle, Chemical & Engineering News | News | Comments

When Mike and Lois Wirtel woke one Saturday morning to find their dog’s neck swollen behind his ears, they thought something must have bitten him. A biopsy revealed that Moses had lymphoma. Approved chemotherapy regimens for the disease could give Moses perhaps another year of life. Unsatisfied with that grim prognosis, the Wirtels looked for alternatives.

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Resveratrol, a compound found commonly in grape skins and red wine, has been shown to have several potentially beneficial effects on health. However, scientists do not yet fully understand how the chemical works and whether or not it can be used for treat

Red Wine Compound Causes Conflicting Changes in Dogs' Immune Systems

August 25, 2015 8:14 am | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Resveratrol, a compound found commonly in grape skins and red wine, has been shown to have several potentially beneficial effects on health. However, scientists do not yet fully understand how the chemical works and whether or not it can be used for treatment of diseases in humans and animals. Now, researchers have found that resveratrol does affect the immune systems of dogs in different ways when introduced to dogs’ blood.

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Studying neurons in a group of mice, researchers observed that when neuron activity is compromised, feeding behavior becomes less related to the body's metabolic needs and more dependent on food palatability. These results could explain how ever easier ac

Food Intake, a Fragile Balance Between Neural Pathways

August 25, 2015 8:14 am | News | Comments

Studying neurons in a group of mice, researchers observed that when neuron activity is compromised, feeding behavior becomes less related to the body's metabolic needs and more dependent on food palatability. These results could explain how ever easier access to appetizing foods may contribute to compulsive eating disorders and favor obesity.

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LabScope

August 24, 2015 3:26 pm | by Glenbrook Technologies | Glenbrook Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

High resolution, low radiation dose video-fluoroscopy.

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