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Alcohol consumption linked to higher risk of melanoma

Alcohol consumption linked to higher risk of melanoma

Alcohol intake was associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma among white men and women. [More]
Porvair Sciences' new silicone capmats offer increased chemical resistance

Porvair Sciences' new silicone capmats offer increased chemical resistance

Porvair Sciences announces a new range of 96-well (square and round) capmats made from 100% pure silicone that has been conditioned for low bleed and ease of needle penetration when used with autosamplers. [More]
Study explores link between feeding behavior and alcohol consumption

Study explores link between feeding behavior and alcohol consumption

Laboratory rats will drink alcohol if it's available, and may even get a little tipsy, researchers report in a new study. [More]
New techniques for the extraction & preparation of cannabis oil: an interview with Alison Wake

New techniques for the extraction & preparation of cannabis oil: an interview with Alison Wake

Cannabis first began to be decriminalized and legalized for medicinal use in the US in the late 1990s and 2000. However, the production of cannabis and cannabis extraction as an industry remained limited until recently when recreational use began to... [More]
New research examines use of nanotechnology to improve delivery of drugs to HIV patients

New research examines use of nanotechnology to improve delivery of drugs to HIV patients

New research led by the University of Liverpool aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of nanotechnology. [More]
Treating volatile exhaust streams in the pharmaceutical industry: an interview with Jeff Kudronowicz

Treating volatile exhaust streams in the pharmaceutical industry: an interview with Jeff Kudronowicz

Capturing and destroying harmful emissions from pharmaceutical processes can be challenging. It’s not because the pollutants, referred to as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are difficult to destroy using catalytic or thermal technologies. [More]
Ethosomes may be effective carrier system for transdermal delivery

Ethosomes may be effective carrier system for transdermal delivery

Ethosomes are ethanolic nanovesicles that possess abundant amount of ethanol in its core which provides fluidity to the lipid bilayers and thus by this effect, improves the delivery of molecules into the deep skin layers. [More]
Four iGEM undergraduate competition teams supported by BMG Labtech

Four iGEM undergraduate competition teams supported by BMG Labtech

BMG LABTECH, a leading manufacturer of microplate readers, recently supported four iGEM teams with a microplate reader to fuel their participation at the annual iGEM competition. [More]
FDA approves new ExAblate Neuro to treat patients with essential tremor

FDA approves new ExAblate Neuro to treat patients with essential tremor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication. ExAblate Neuro uses magnetic resonance (MR) images taken during the procedure to deliver focused ultrasound to destroy brain tissue in a tiny area thought to be responsible for causing tremors. [More]
Alcohol intoxication perturbs immune system of aged individuals

Alcohol intoxication perturbs immune system of aged individuals

The immune system in the elderly is dysfunctional and infections are more prevalent, more severe, and harder to defeat. Drinking alcohol has a variety of damaging effects on the immune system and organs - like the gut, liver and lung - which can be worsened by pre-existing conditions as well as consumption of prescription and over-the-counter medications that aged individuals often take. [More]
Laundry pods more likely to cause poisoning injuries in small children than nonpod detergents

Laundry pods more likely to cause poisoning injuries in small children than nonpod detergents

Laundry pod detergents are far more likely to cause poisoning injuries in young children than are nonpod laundry detergents, and are four times more likely to lead to hospitalization, according to findings published today from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. [More]
Researchers seek to develop inexpensive electronic nose for breath analysis

Researchers seek to develop inexpensive electronic nose for breath analysis

Researchers at the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UT Dallas are working to develop an affordable electronic nose that can be used in breath analysis for a wide range of health diagnosis. [More]
Recent research gives more insight into genetics of FASD

Recent research gives more insight into genetics of FASD

In 1973, a group of birth defects associated with prenatal ethanol exposure was clinically recognized as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Since then, scientists have come to realize that alcohol can cause a wide range of birth defects; these are collectively referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). [More]
Caffeine and alcohol co-consumption linked to negative outcomes among adolescents

Caffeine and alcohol co-consumption linked to negative outcomes among adolescents

Heavy joint consumption of highly caffeinated energy drinks and alcohol has become more common among adolescents/young adults, and has been associated with an increase of hazardous behaviors. [More]
Light alcohol consumption linked to increased breast cancer risk

Light alcohol consumption linked to increased breast cancer risk

Alcohol was established as a carcinogen in 1987, with a causal relationship between alcohol and breast cancer being acknowledged in 2007. Research conducted as recently as 2014 yielded convincing evidence that alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer. [More]
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]
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