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Career Focused Learning

April 1, 2015 | by Ann Marie Dinkel, RLATG | Articles | Comments

The last column focused on welcoming the new employee, cementing the organizational relationship, and allowing the new hire to quickly become a productive member of the team. Once established, the next step in employee development is centered on retention by establishing a career path within the organization.

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Tunneling Trocar for Electrical Leads and Catheters with Luers

April 1, 2015 3:29 pm | by SAI - Infusion Technologies | SAI - Infusion Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Got tunneling troubles? Your trocar just isn’t designed for your specialized Luers and Electrical Leads? Subcutaneous tunneling of large leads and catheters with luer connections has always been difficult in large animals. But not anymore,  SAI has developed an all new trocar design.

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To Stop Cancer: Block its Messages

April 1, 2015 10:22 am | News | Comments

The average living cell needs communication skills: It must transmit a constant stream of messages quickly and efficiently from its outer walls to the inner nucleus, where most of the day-to-day decisions are made. But this rapid, long-distance communication system leaves itself open to mutations that promote cancer. Researchers have now proposed a method of shutting off the overflow of information before it can get to the nucleus.

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Bottle Basket Filler

April 1, 2015 9:45 am | by Edstrom, Inc. | Edstrom, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Edstrom Handy Bottle Basket Filler fills bottles quickly and evenly. Simply rest the filler over the empty bottles in the basket and turn the lever to on. The Handy Bottle Basket Filler is tailor designed with any manufacturer’s bottle basket. Hang on wall when not in use.

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According to research, music is beneficial for cats in the surgical environment. But not all music is equal in this respect - cats, it seems, benefit most from classical music.

Cats Find Classical Music Acceptable for Surgery

March 31, 2015 9:13 am | by SAGE Publications | News | Comments

According to research, music is beneficial for cats in the surgical environment. But not all music is equal in this respect - cats, it seems, benefit most from classical music.

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Mother's Investment Determines Size of Fruit Fly Offspring

March 31, 2015 8:40 am | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

The size of a particular organism depends on the amount of reproductive resources mothers invest in the process before an egg leaves the ovary, according to a new study in fruit flies in Nature Communications. The results of this study could further our understanding human development and the basis of birth defects.

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New research has identified some of the processes by which molecules associated with neurological diseases can disrupt the biological clock, interfere with sleep and activity patterns, and set the stage for a spiral of health concerns that can include a d

Disrupted Biological Clock Linked to Alzheimer's in Fruit Flies

March 30, 2015 4:51 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

New research has identified some of the processes by which molecules associated with neurological diseases can disrupt the biological clock, interfere with sleep and activity patterns, and set the stage for a spiral of health concerns that can include a decreased lifespan and Alzheimer’s disease.

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A one thousand year old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections which originates from a manuscript in the British Library has been found to kill the modern-day superbug MRSA in an unusual research collaboration.

Medieval Remedy for Modern-Day Superbugs

March 30, 2015 4:15 pm | by University of Nottingham | News | Comments

A one thousand year old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections which originates from a manuscript in the British Library has been found to kill the modern-day superbug MRSA in an unusual research collaboration.

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A team of researchers has set out to examine the connections among vitamin D, immune function, atherosclerosis and insulin resistance.

Vitamin D Affects Heart Disease, Diabetes in Mice

March 30, 2015 3:41 pm | by Carol Torgan, NIH | News | Comments

A team of researchers has set out to examine the connections among vitamin D, immune function, atherosclerosis and insulin resistance. 

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CNIO researchers, in collaboration with scientists from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), tested a drug that affects obesity in animal models by inhibiting the activity of the PI3K enzyme.

Anti-Obesity Treatment Tested in Animal Models

March 30, 2015 3:22 pm | by National Institute On Aging | Videos | Comments

CNIO researchers, in collaboration with scientists from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), tested a drug that affects obesity in animal models by inhibiting the activity of the PI3K enzyme.

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March 2015 ALN

March 30, 2015 2:12 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

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The Environmental Protection Agency has said that it would provide $6 million in seed funds for a Predictive Toxicology Center at the University of Washington – one of three such facilities identified. It is intended to enable researchers to develop more

In Vitro Microfluidic Chips, Model for Chemical Testing

March 30, 2015 9:59 am | by Elizabeth Sharpe, University of Washington | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has said that it would provide $6 million in seed funds for a Predictive Toxicology Center at the University of Washington – one of three such facilities identified. It is intended to enable researchers to develop more accurate, higher capacity in vitro models – organ-mimicking cell cultures – to test chemicals' potential risk to humans.

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Even rats can imagine: A new study finds that rats have the ability to link cause and effect such that they can expect, or imagine, something happening even if it isn’t. The findings are important to understanding human reasoning, especially in older adul

Rats Help Neuroscientists Uncover How We Reason

March 30, 2015 9:45 am | by Cognitive Neuroscience Society | News | Comments

Even rats can imagine: A new study finds that rats have the ability to link cause and effect such that they can expect, or imagine, something happening even if it isn’t. The findings are important to understanding human reasoning, especially in older adults, as aging degrades the ability to maintain information about unobserved events.

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The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators so they can breathe. Some hospitals do manage to help critically ill patients stand or walk despite being tethered to life support. Now r

Getting Patients on Their Feet Could Speed Recovery in ICU

March 30, 2015 9:23 am | by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | News | Comments

The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators so they can breathe. Some hospitals do manage to help critically ill patients stand or walk despite being tethered to life support. Now research that put sick mice on tiny treadmills shows why even a little activity may help speed recovery. It's work that supports more mobility in the ICU.

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Q&A: A Lifelong Passion for Laboratory Animal Science

March 30, 2015 9:00 am | by Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

This week's Tales From the Lab is Julia Krout, CMAR, MLAS, RLATG, an Assistant Operations Manager at NYU Medical Center in New York, New York. She decided to enter the laboratory animal science field at a young age through a 'Take Your Daughter to Work Day.'

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 An experimental therapy cut in half the time it takes to heal wounds compared to no treatment at all. The therapy was successfully tested in mice.

Nanoparticles Promote Wound Healing in Mice

March 30, 2015 8:59 am | by Albert Einstein College of Medicine | News | Comments

An experimental therapy cut in half the time it takes to heal wounds compared to no treatment at all. The therapy was successfully tested in mice.

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