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Alcohol exposure during early to mid-adolescence linked to chronic stress vulnerability

Alcohol exposure during early to mid-adolescence linked to chronic stress vulnerability

Drinking during early to mid-adolescence can lead to vulnerability to chronic stress, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. [More]
Study may help identify unborn children at higher risk for birth defects

Study may help identify unborn children at higher risk for birth defects

Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered a novel function performed by the breast cancer 1 protein (BRCA1), which regulates DNA repair. Well known for the role it plays in breast and ovarian cancer, this study revealed that the BRCA1 protein actually plays a much broader biological role, particularly in protecting the developing embryo from the damaging effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS). [More]
Comparison of rotary evaporator and Genevac Rocket Synergy evaporator for concentrating winterised cannabis extract

Comparison of rotary evaporator and Genevac Rocket Synergy evaporator for concentrating winterised cannabis extract

Genevac has posted a YouTube video of a demo at California Gold Extractions (San Diego, USA) which compares use of a rotary evaporator and the Genevac Rocket Synergy evaporator, for the batch concentration of 2 litres of winterised cannabis extract in ethanol. [More]
Fetal alcohol exposure results in permanent fragmentation in slow-wave sleep

Fetal alcohol exposure results in permanent fragmentation in slow-wave sleep

Slow-wave sleep - the deeper sleep during which the brain turns each day's events into permanent memories - is fragmented in adulthood in people exposed to high levels of alcohol in the womb. [More]
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can affect multiple generations

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can affect multiple generations

When a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy, even a small dose, she can increase the chances that the next three generations may develop alcoholism, according to a new study from Binghamton University. [More]
Aerobic exercise may prevent alcohol-related liver damage

Aerobic exercise may prevent alcohol-related liver damage

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 80,000 deaths in the United States each year. Over time, excessive drinking can lead to several chronic conditions, such as fatty liver disease and cirrhosis. [More]
Chronic alcohol use with repeated binge drinking can cause more damage to the liver

Chronic alcohol use with repeated binge drinking can cause more damage to the liver

Excessive alcohol consumption is a global public health issue. In the United States, binge drinking is the most common form - so common, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports approximately one in six adults binge drinks about four times each month. [More]
Healthcare professionals urged to tackle alcohol misuse, reduce risk of colorectal cancer

Healthcare professionals urged to tackle alcohol misuse, reduce risk of colorectal cancer

Healthcare professionals across Europe are being urged to help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) by taking positive action against alcohol misuse and dependence. [More]
Females with mild closed-head brain injury more likely to misuse alcohol later in life

Females with mild closed-head brain injury more likely to misuse alcohol later in life

Girls who suffer a concussive bump on the head in childhood could be at increased risk for abusing alcohol as adults, a new study suggests. [More]

New study demonstrates absence of extractable organic contaminants in Micronic’s polypropylene sample storage tubes

A new technical study from Micronic reports on tests carried out to demonstrate the absence of extractable organic contaminants in their polypropylene sample storage tubes. [More]
Bioreactor monitoring using mass spectrometry: an interview with Chuck DeCarlo

Bioreactor monitoring using mass spectrometry: an interview with Chuck DeCarlo

The mass spectrometer is a gas analyser capable of measuring every component in the bioreactor off-gas. This tells the control system if the bioreactor is operating at peak efficiency, or if changes need to be made to the operating conditions within the vessel. [More]
Post purification sample handling with the Genevac centrifugal evaporator

Post purification sample handling with the Genevac centrifugal evaporator

Genevac, specialists in solvent removal, have developed a suite of proprietary technological solutions to facilitate post purification sample handling, including reformatting. [More]
Michael Charness named recipient of Henry Rosett Award for FASD research

Michael Charness named recipient of Henry Rosett Award for FASD research

Michael Charness, MD, professor of neurology and associate dean of veterans affairs at Boston University School of Medicine and Chief of Staff of the VA Boston Health Care System has been selected by the Rosett Committee of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Study Group as the 2015 recipient of the Henry Rosett Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) field. [More]
Brain protein plays key role in controlling binge drinking

Brain protein plays key role in controlling binge drinking

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered that a brain protein has a key role in controlling binge drinking in animal models. They found that deleting the gene for this protein in mice ramped up alcohol consumption and prevented the brain from signaling the rewarding properties of alcohol. [More]

Whitefox, Pacific Ethanol sign agreement for delivery of industrial scale membrane system

Whitefox, the clean fuel membrane specialist, announced today that it has signed an agreement with California based Pacific Ethanol, Inc. for the delivery of an industrial scale membrane system. The objective is to reduce the consumption of water, energy and emissions in the production of ethanol while increasing product output. [More]
Biological clue could help explain why some drinkers can't resist alcohol

Biological clue could help explain why some drinkers can't resist alcohol

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a biological clue that could help explain why some drinkers develop a dependence on alcohol and others do not. [More]
Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology develops method to reduce production costs of valuable drugs

Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology develops method to reduce production costs of valuable drugs

Imagine a loved relative suffering from cancer - and you could not afford a treatment because the drugs are too expensive. The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) developed a method with the power to reduce production costs of highly valued drugs significantly. [More]
Xylem’s YSI biochemistry analyzer ideal for food process applications

Xylem’s YSI biochemistry analyzer ideal for food process applications

The 2900 Series Biochemistry Analyzers from YSI, a Xylem brand, deliver rapid, accurate biochemistry analysis and provide several data management solutions for making process and quality assurance decisions in food process applications. [More]

TPI obtains GMP certification for Qionglai Tianyin Facility

Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., a pharmaceutical company that specializes in patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine (mTCM), branded generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) today announced that the TPI's Qionglai Tianyin Facility (QLF) has received its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate from the China Food & Drug Administration's (CFDA) with the GMP certification processing number: SC20140067. [More]
Intriguing small molecule directs activity of key ‘clock proteins’

Intriguing small molecule directs activity of key ‘clock proteins’

In research published in Nature Communications, Thomas Burris, Ph.D., chair of pharmacological and physiological science at Saint Louis University, reports intriguing findings about a small molecule that directs the activity of key "clock proteins," offering the potential to manage circadian rhythm and treat problems that are associated with its dysfunction, like sleep and anxiety disorders. [More]
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