LabX Articles


LabX Enters Our 20th Year

As we enter 2015, we are humbled to have played a unique part in helping advance scientific research over the past 20 years, and we are even more excited for the future of LabX and the developments which are forthcoming.

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Fate of the Heart: Researchers Track Cellular Events Leading to Cardiac Regeneration

Studies in zebrafish reveal abundant potential source for repair of injured heart muscle

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Research in the News: Real-time brain feedback can help people overcome anxiety

People provided with a real-time readout of activity in specific regions of their brains can learn to control that activity and lessen their anxiety, according to new findings published online in the journal Translational Psychiatry.

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Trine University receives $300,000 grant for lab equipment

The Block Center will house Trine's Innovation One , which paired with two area companies, Rieke Corp. and Metal Technologies, to enhance plastics engineering and cast metals programs at Trine. The center is under construction and is expected to be completed by fall of 2013.

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Nonsurgical Treatment Turns Back the Clock, Shrinks Enlarged Prostate

Men with a common condition that causes frequent nighttime trips to the bathroom can get relief with a minimally invasive treatment that shrinks the prostate, suggests a study being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.

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How cancer cells break free from tumors

by Anne Trafton

New MIT study identifies adhesion molecules key to cancer’s spread through the body.

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Yale team finds order amidst the chaos within the human genome

by Bill Hathaway

The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project is the effort of hundreds of scientists to describe the workings of the human genome. Their research, outlined in 30 papers published in multiple journals Sept. 5, has confirmed our genome is far more complex than originally thought. Regions...

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Synchronized Lasers Measure How Light Changes Matter

by Paul Preuss

Berkeley Lab scientists and their colleagues have successfully probed the effects of light at the atomic scale by mixing x-ray and optical light waves at the Linac Coherent Light Source

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Scientists Discover Previously Unknown Cleansing System in Brain

by Maiken Nedergaard and Jeffrey Iliff

A previously unrecognized system that drains waste from the brain at a rapid clip has been discovered by neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The findings were published online August 15 in Science Translational Medicine.

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Galaxy-exploring camera in the operating room = medical imaging technologies

Neurosurgeons and researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute are adapting an ultraviolet camera to possibly bring planet-exploring technology into the operating room.

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With drug-loaded nanogel, Yale researchers attack cancerous tumors

by Eric Gershon

“We believe this is a paradigm-changing immunotherapeutic method for cancer therapy,” said Tarek M. Fahmy, a bioengineer at Yale and the project’s principal investigator. “In essence, it’s a one-two punch strategy that seems to work well for melanoma and may work even better with other cancers.”

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Product Improvements and Developing Economies to Drive the Global Market for Medical Device Electrodes, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Electrodes for Medical Devices market. Global market for electrodes for medical devices is projected to witness steady growth to reach US$1.2 billion by 2018. Major factors driving growth in the market include recovery in...

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Study shows how immune cells change wiring of the developing mouse brain

Researchers have shown in mice how immune cells in the brain target and remove unused connections between brain cells during normal development. This research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, sheds light on how brain activity influences brain development, and highlights the newly...

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Solving ER Overcrowding: Connecting People to Providers

by Donna Fuscaldo

Walking into an emergency room with anything short of a life-threatening problem and chances are you will be waiting at least an hour to get medical help. ERs across the country have been flooded with Medicaid and uninsured patients seeking non-emergent care, and in turn are...

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The Bottom Line

by Matthew N. Skoufalos

In today’s hospital purchasing environment, outcome-based medicine dominates the landscape. Purchasing decisions are held up to greater scrutiny; buying responsibility migrates farther down the corporate ladder. Now at the clinical engineering level, the ability the ability to parse sales pitches...

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Managing Call

by Don Sadler

It’s one of the biggest challenges for any OR nurse, but especially newer RNs: Managing call. The challenges come on many different fronts: On the personal side, managing call requires a lot of family flexibility and understanding, as well as the need to keep oneself in good physical and mental...

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Getting there is half the fun

by Matthew N. Skoufalos

It was mid-June, and the MRI machine was scheduled for transit on Sunday, noontime. It would have to be Sunday; delaying that start could be perilous. Departing from L.A. to Chicago was the first leg on a global jaunt that would take it half a world away. The final destination was...

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What Are They Doing To Me?

by Karen Waninger c/o MD Publishing

Our initial response to most anything is determined by how it affects us individually. Whatever the circumstance, we readily accept the fact that each person takes a “what’s in it for me” approach when evaluating changes or considering new ideas.

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Measure Twice, Cut Once

by K. Richard Douglas

There is an old joke about a hen and a pig having a discussion one day. The hen was enthusiastic about the fact that she and the pig could supply the farmer and his family with ham and eggs for their breakfast. The pig was far less enthusiastic.

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Meet The New Boss

by Matthew N. Skoufalos

When a marketplace matures, competition heightens. Revenue streams dry up. Customer pools converge. Corporations partner and consolidate; sometimes not of their own accord. Survival in an environment that appears to benefit larger, more vertically integrated organizations presents an increasing...

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Rise Above

by Don Sadler

Nobody’s perfect…everyone makes mistakes…live and learn. All true. However, some mistakes are more costly and have more severe consequences than others. Mistakes made in a typical office environment, whether clerical, financial or otherwise, may result in business inefficiencies, product shipping...

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I Don’t Have Time

by Karen Waninger c/o MD Publishing

“I don’t have time.” How often we hear that statement. If we are honest with ourselves, we probably have to admit that we say it occasionally too. I am making a conscious effort to try not to say that anymore. Since the head injury last year, I find myself looking at some things differently.

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After Hours

by K. Richard Douglas

Brainstorming requires a group. The combined brain power of several people allows a group to come up with more ideas, has more points of view and can better harness the power of accumulated experience and wisdom than any single person can.

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You Only Live Twice

by MD Publishing

In 2013, the Okon family will celebrate its 100th year of collecting, recycling and reprocessing scrap metal. At its Dallas, Texas-based headquarters, Okon Metals diverts more than 10,000 tons of metal from landfills per month.

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Pursuing Your Passion

by Michele DeMeo

As an established professional, you might not be spending much time reviewing, planning, preparing and actively managing your career for the future. When your life is filled with enormous obligations and expectations, it may feel as if there is hardly any time left at the end of the day for your...

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