Lab Manager Nomination Contest

Nominate Your Lab Manager! Do you know an outstanding lab manager deserving recognition? This holiday season we invite you to nominate your lab manager to be featured in our upcoming newsletter, social media channels and blog. The winners will be randomly selected for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card plus $250 for their 

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Rapid Changes in Biomarker of Inflammation May Be a Key Predictor of COVID-19 Outcomes

Predicting the course of a COVID-19 patient’s disease after hospital admission is essential to improving treatment. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s hospital (BWH) analyzed 100 COVID-19 patients’ levels of inflammation, known to be associated with severity of illness, by looking at C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. Their results published in Cell Reports Medicine, showed that an increase 

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Scientists Discover New Secrets about the Neurological Disease Epilepsy

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet have been working hard to uncover secrets about epilepsy, a neurological brain disorder caused by a malfunction in brain cells. They were able to discover the exact neurons affected by this disease and published their findings in Nature. The recently discovered neurons may contribute to epileptogenesis, which 

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Can the Way You Sleep Determine Progression of Neurological Disorders?

Sleep is a mystery that everyone encounters daily. Many generations have tried to understand its purpose and relation to behavioral health. Dreams drew the attention first, prompting interpretation of their symbolic contents based on a spectrum of theories from esoterism to psychoanalysis. In 1953, Nathaniel Kleitman and Eugene Aserinsky described periods of rapid eye movement 

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No Additional Fe’s – Iron Excess in Space

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies globally. Approximately 2 billion (~30%) individuals are anemic worldwide (10). The most common etiology of anemia is iron deficiency (ID). Interestingly, concerns surrounding iron status for astronauts in space exist on the other end of the spectrum. Evidence suggests that ferritin (storage form of iron) 

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Much Ado About Vitamin D

Like in the title of Shakespeare’s play, vitamin D is “nothing” compared to modern complex drugs; it is cheap, widely available, and even produced by ourselves. And again, like the heroes of the play, we get lost in rumors and misunderstandings of the influence of vitamin D in carcinogenesis. The role of vitamin D in 

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