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03/26/2017 at 21:30. Facebook
Advanced molecular technologies are the future of forensic sciences. Learn more about them in our recent infographic: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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03/26/2017 at 17:35. Facebook
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have discovered a new species of wild ginger, spicing up a wave of recent wildlife discoveries in the Kabobo Massif—a rugged, mountainous region in Democratic Republic of Congo: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Discovery of New Ginger Species Spices up African Wildlife Surveys | Lab Manager

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03/26/2017 at 14:25. Facebook
Geological critics of a formalized Anthropocene have alleged that the idea did not arise from geology; that there is simply not enough physical evidence for it as strata; that it is based more on the future than on the past; that it is more a part of human history than the immensely long history of the Earth; and that it is a political statement, rather than a scientific one: [ Bit.ly Link ]...
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The Anthropocene: Scientists Respond to Criticisms of a New Geological Epoch | Lab Manager

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03/25/2017 at 20:35. Facebook
A team spanning Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Texas Children's Hospital, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new way to sequence genomes, which can assemble the genome of an organism, entirely from scratch, dramatically cheaper and faster: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Scientists Assemble Zika Virus Mosquito Genome from Scratch | Lab Manager

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03/25/2017 at 16:45. Facebook
"Our findings show cows are highly motivated to be outside," said Marina von Keyserlingk, the study's lead author and an animal welfare professor in UBC's faculty of land and food systems: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Dairy Farmers Should Rethink a Cow

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03/25/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
For anyone who’s ever slipped and fallen on an icy sidewalk in winter, Toronto’s WinterLab is a facility they’re likely to appreciate. The lab, one of eight simulators in the larger Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in Canada, is focused on improving mobility in winter conditions: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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03/24/2017 at 20:31. Facebook
Congratulations to the awardees of this year's Seeding Labs Instrumental Access program! [ Bit.ly Link ]

15 Outstanding Research Institutions Selected for Instrumental Access 2017 Program | Lab Manager

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03/24/2017 at 16:25. Facebook
The University of Virginia School of Medicine has again shown that a part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility, certain autoimmune diseases, and even the failure of cancer vaccines: [ Bit.ly Link ]

PHOTO CREDIT: JOSH BARNEY | UVA HEALTH SYSTEM

Researchers Find Another Immune System Link Science Said Didn't Exist

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03/24/2017 at 13:26. Facebook
We check out the latest temperature measurement options for microwave digestion systems in this Product Focus: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Advances in Temperature Measurement for Microwave Digestion | Lab Manager

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03/24/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Take the Lab Manager Vacuum Pump Survey for your chance to win 1 of 2 Amazon gift cards!
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03/23/2017 at 20:45. Facebook
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first micro-scale self-sustaining cell, which generated power for 13 straight days through symbiotic interactions of two types of bacteria: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Researchers Create Self-Sustaining Bacteria-Fueled Power Cell | Lab Manager

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03/23/2017 at 16:18. Facebook
A new way of harnessing the sun’s rays to power ‘synthetic skin’ could help to create advanced prosthetic limbs capable of returning the sense of touch to amputees: [ Bit.ly Link ]

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW BENDABLE ELECTRONICS AND SENSING TECHNOLOGIES GROUP

Solar-Powered Skin Opens New Possibilities for Prosthetics | Lab Manager

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03/23/2017 at 13:22. Facebook
Microplates—advancing research with over six decades of innovation...See their evolution in our latest infographic: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Add rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100, and can detect Zika, dengue, and chikungunya within 30 minutes: [ Bit.ly Link ]

PHOTO CREDIT: RANDY WONG

Testing for Zika Virus: There's an App for That

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Considering the relationship between religiosity and educational performance, the findings suggest that by engaging with religion, this may lead to a displacement of non-religious activities. Although relatively few countries have data on the time spent on religious education, it appears that the time spent on religion has a negative correlation with educational performance in mathematics and...
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Research Reveals Students in More Religious Countries Perform Worse in Science and Mathematics | Lab Manager

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“Toxicity is unlikely, but there is potential for immune responses if these plant scaffolds are implanted into a mammal,” says the research team leader. “Significant immune responses are less likely in our approach because the plant cells are removed from the scaffolds. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Parsley and Other Plants Lend Form to Human Stem Cell Scaffolds | Lab Manager

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The biochemical detective work, described in the journal The Plant Cell, points to new strategies for tapping into the energy plants capture from the sun to produce oil-based biofuels and other biomaterials: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Study IDs Link Between Sugar Signaling and Regulation of Oil Production in Plants | Lab Manager

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To be successful around managing the organization’s knowledge, lab managers will need to develop a knowledge management plan. Learn how to do that in our upcoming webinar: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Johns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So is Europa, commonly known as a moon of Jupiter, and the Earth's moon, and more than 100 other celestial bodies in our solar system that are denied this status under a prevailing definition of "planet...." [ Bit.ly...
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Scientists Make the Case to Restore Pluto's Planet Status

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