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White-Matter Deficits Found in Codeine-Containing Cough Syrup Users

A magnetic resonance imaging study of chronic users of codeine-containing cough syrups has found deficits in specific regions of brain white matter and linked these changes with increased impulsivity in codeine-containing cough syrup users.  More...
01 Sep 2014
Image: The Taung Child fossil at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University (Photo courtesy of Wits University).

CT Scan Casts Doubt on Hominid Child’s Brain Development Is Similar to That of Modern Humans

By undergoing advanced CT scanning, the skull of the famous fossil child is providing evidence for researchers against the human evolutionary hypotheses that the hominid Australopithecus africanus shows the same cranial adaptations found in modern human infants and toddlers.  More...
01 Sep 2014

Genome-Wide Mutation-Searching Computational Software Designed for Genomic Medicine

Analysis software cross-references a patient’s symptoms with his genome sequence to help physicians in the diagnosis of disease.   More...
31 Aug 2014

Evaluating Chitosan Nerve Conduits That Bridge Sciatic Nerve Defects Visualized Using Ultrasound Imaging

The first use of ultrasound has been used by Chinese researchers to noninvasively observe the changes in chitosan nerve conduits implanted in lab rats over time.   More...
27 Aug 2014
Image: A material that changes shape when heated could be used to make custom implants. The white bar is 1-cm-long (Photo courtesy of Melissa Grunlan, Texas A&M).

Shape Memory Polymer Designed to Help Reconstruct Faces

Researchers have developed a “self-fitting” material that expands with warm salt water to effectively fill bone defects, and also acts as a scaffold for new bone growth.  More...
27 Aug 2014

Acoustic Pressure Helps Deliver Drugs to the Brain

A new technique uses a focused ultrasound beam to control the size of molecules penetrating the blood-brain barrier.  More...
26 Aug 2014
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Modular Design of New Microplate Reader Encourages Modification and Upgrades

Life science and biotech researchers now have available a state-of-the-art modular microplate reader with a wide range of capabilities from UV-visual absorbance to bottom fluorescence and luminescence.  More...
25 Aug 2014


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