Scientists use nanotechnology to detect molecular biomarker for osteoarthritis

Adam Hall, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Wake Forest School of Medicine, injects microliters of fluid into a flow cell holding a nanopore device that has demonstrated the ability to detect molecular biomarkers of disease. Credit: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Photography Adam Hall, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Wake Forest School of […]

Pittcon announces finalists in annual Pittcon Today Excellence Awards

Ten finalists showcase innovative advancements spanning across all areas of laboratory science Less than $10,000,000 in sales category $10 – $100,000,000 in sales category Greater than $100,000,000 in sales category March 12, 2018 Ten finalists showcase innovative advancements spanning across all areas of laboratory science Pittcon, the world’s leading conference and exposition for laboratory science, […]

Biological sex tweaks nervous system networks, plays role in shaping behavior

New research published today in the journal Current Biology demonstrates how biological sex can modify communication between nerve cells and generate different responses in males and females to the same stimulus. The findings could new shed light on the genetic underpinnings of sex differences in neural development, behavior, and susceptibility to diseases. “While the nervous […]

Why do I have a bitter taste in my mouth?

Signs and symptoms Causes Dry mouth Dental issues Pregnancy Burning mouth syndrome Menopause GERD or acid reflux Oral thrush Pine nut syndrome Stress and anxiety Nerve damage Medications and oral supplements Illnesses Cancer treatment Treatment and home remedies Outlook A bitter or bad taste in the mouth can be a normal reaction to eating pungent […]

Trends in pain medication use

A new study reveals that acetaminophen use and over-dosing rise in cold/flu season in the United States, primarily due to increased use of over-the-counter combination medications treating upper respiratory symptoms. Another study reports that acetaminophen is the most commonly used analgesic in France, with more high-dose tablets being consumed in recent years. The findings, which […]