Alere wins ABFT accreditation to deliver post-mortem, human performance toxicology testing services
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  March 20, 2017  
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 Alere wins ABFT accreditation to deliver post-mortem, human performance toxicology testing servicesAlere wins ABFT accreditation to deliver post-mortem, human performance toxicology testing services
 
Alere Inc., a global leader in rapid diagnostics, today announced that its forensic toxicology division, Alere Forensics at Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, has received accreditation from the American Board of Forensic Toxicology.
 
 
 SSRIs may reduce risk of revision surgery following total hip or knee replacementSSRIs may reduce risk of revision surgery following total hip or knee replacement
 
Patients who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), commonly prescribed medications used to treat anxiety and depression, may experience a reduced risk of revision surgery following total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR), according to new research presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
 
   Study links ADHD drug use to improved reading skills among children with dyslexiaStudy links ADHD drug use to improved reading skills among children with dyslexia
 
A new study of atomoxetine, a drug used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), was associated with improved reading skills among children 10-16 years of age with either dyslexia alone or with ADHD and dyslexia, compared to placebo.
 
   New study predicts overall beneficial effect of e-cigarettesNew study predicts overall beneficial effect of e-cigarettes
 
A new study predicts that when e-cigarettes are available as alternative to cigarettes, by 2050 the 32% of smokers in the UK that otherwise would have continued smoking would have completely switched to e-cigarettes.
 
   Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study showsElectroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows
 
A study led by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain.
 
 Drug combination delivered by nanoparticles may keep melanoma from becoming resistant to treatment
 
Drug combination delivered by nanoparticles may keep melanoma from becoming resistant to treatmentThe first of a new class of medication that delivers a combination of drugs by nanoparticle may keep melanoma from becoming resistant to treatment, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
 
 
 University of Liverpool to establish new research centre to accelerate development of novel antibiotics
 
A state-of-the-art research centre to help accelerate the development of new antibiotics is set to be established by the University of Liverpool.
 
 
 Bowel cancer medication could help treat patients with early-onset Parkinson's disease, study suggests
 
Bowel cancer medication could help treat patients with early-onset Parkinson's disease, study suggestsPeople with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease could potentially benefit from taking a medication used to treat certain forms of cancer, according to new research by University of Leicester scientists and funded by the Medical Research Council.
 
 
 Probiotics could be less effective when taken alongside balanced diet, research suggests
 
Probiotics could be less effective when taken alongside balanced diet, research suggestsTo combat the effects of a poor diet, probiotics may be just the thing. However, surprising new research from UNSW suggests probiotics are much less effective when taken alongside a balanced diet, and could even impair certain aspects of memory.
 
 
 Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows
 
Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study showsFrozen and freeze-dried products for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation are nearly as effective as fresh product at treating patients with Clostridium difficile infection, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health and Kelsey Research Foundation.
 
 
 Tulane researcher aims to improve hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women
 
Tulane researcher aims to improve hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal womenNew research at the Tulane School of Medicine is looking at an estrogen receptor that could be a site for targeted hormone replacement therapy in post-menopausal women.
 
 
 Syngene's G:BOX Chemi XX6 used to help identify biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease
 
Syngene's G:BOX Chemi XX6 used to help identify biomarkers in Alzheimer's diseaseSyngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions, is pleased to announce its G:BOX Chemi XX6 multi-application imager is being utilised by scientists at the University of Brescia for analysing nitrated proteins.
 
 
 The Science of Healthy Microbiomes to Address the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance and Weight Gain
 
The Science of Healthy Microbiomes to Address the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance and Weight GainThe reduction in healthy microbe flora present in the gut due to overuse of antibiotics can lead to weight gain. One of the major threats faced by humankind is antibiotic resistance. In the US alone, resistant infections are estimated to affect over two million people every year, with roughly 23,000 deaths.
 
 
 Successful Approach to Comprehensive Diabetes Care in Challenging Populations
 
Successful Approach to Comprehensive Diabetes Care in Challenging PopulationsIn traditional clinical practice, the opportunity to validate the best practices among a large sample of patients is minimal for healthcare professionals.
 
 
 New research project unravels disease mechanisms of schizophrenia
 
New research project unravels disease mechanisms of schizophreniaResearchers at Karolinska Institutet collaborating in the large-scale Karolinska Schizophrenia Project are taking an integrative approach to unravel the disease mechanisms of schizophrenia.
 
 
 Neuroscientists elucidate how serotonin helps to deal with unfamiliar changing environment
 
Neuroscientists elucidate how serotonin helps to deal with unfamiliar changing environmentSerotonin, one of the major chemical messengers serving neuronal communication, is usually associated with the direct regulation of affective states and mood in general.
 
 
 Bacterial cell counting and sizing using the Multisizer
 
Bacterial cell counting and sizing using the MultisizerTwo application areas seeing a major surge for the Multisizer are in environmental research and for optimization of recombinant protein expression in the lab. An example of the former is work published last year by researchers at the University of Aalborg in Denmark. They used the Multisizer 4e instrument to count and size pathogenic E. coli and to study the ability of another environmental organism D. magna to reduce this pathogenic E.