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Science Exchange Makes Notable Addition to Its Marketplace: Drug Development Services from Apollo Laboratories

/PRNewswire/ -- Science Exchange and Apollo Laboratories are excited to announce that drug development services from Apollo Laboratories will now be available from the Science Exchange marketplace. As a result, pharmaceutical and biotech companies worldwide now have instant access to Apollo Laboratories' forensic urine toxicology, chemistry, hematology, and flow cytometry based blood counting services.

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Biology Professor Reshapes Teaching Strategy with Course on Parasites

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With an eye on tiny ticks and mosquitoes, a Clarkson biology professor has created an undergrad parasitology course embraced by professionals in the field as well as by students, showing a glimpse of the future of biology education.

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Forrest Chumley Receives International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium Award

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In January 2017, at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) presented Forrest Chumley with a Certificate of Appreciation for his vision and 10 years of dedication to and support of the IWGSC.

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UF/IFAS Researchers Find Potential Bugs to Eat Invasive Cogongrass

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Cogongrass displaces pasture grass, golf course greens and valuable ecosystems. UF/IFAS professor James Cuda and his team are focusing on the Orseolia javanica midge that causes cogongrass to produce linear galls at the expense of leaves.

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Scientists Create a Nano-Trampoline to Probe Quantum Behavior

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For the first time, scientists have measured quantum criticality by developing a thin membrane suspended in air by very narrow bridges, thereby forming a "nano-trampoline". This enabled specific heat measurements of thin films through a quantum phase transition from a superconducting state to an electrically insulating state close to absolute zero temperatureS.

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When Russians Purchase Counterfeit Alcohol

Although counterfeit alcohol is a new phenomenon in most of the world, it has been a longstanding problem in Russia. In 2002, illegal commercial alcohol products totaled more than half of the alcohol retail turnover in that country. More recently, an economic recession has reactivated illicit markets in Russia. While the demand for lower-priced counterfeit alcohol is often linked to economic disadvantages, this research examined whether the problem is more complicated.

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Winners, Losers Among Fish When Landscape Undergoes Change

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As humans build roads, construct buildings and develop land for agriculture, freshwater ecosystems respond ― but not always in the ways one might expect.

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Harvard Medical School Geneticist David Reich Shares $1M Prize for Ancient DNA Discoveries

David Reich, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, has been named co-recipient of the 2017 Dan David Prize in archaeology and natural sciences.

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ASU Experts Available to Discuss NASA Announcement, Exoplanets, and Deep Space Exploration

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Over Time, Nuisance Flooding Can Cost More Than Extreme, Infrequent Events

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Irvine, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 – Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding.According to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, rising sea levels will cause these smaller events to become increasingly frequent in the future, and the cumulative effect will be comparable to extreme events such as Hurricane Katrina or Superstorm Sandy.

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Sandia Using Kinetics, Not Temperature, to Make Ceramic Coatings

Sandia National Laboratories is working to lay down ceramic coatings kinetically at room temperature. Coating at room temperature makes microelectronics design and fabrication more flexible and could someday lead to better, less expensive microelectronics components that underpin modern technology.

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Monterey County Students to Present Their Findings to Polar Scientists at CSUMB Feb. 24

SEASIDE Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 – Nearly 200 Monterey County elementary, middle and high school students will participate in the Student Polar Research Symposium Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at the CSUMB University Center Ballroom.

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Parents Grade Themselves, Signals from Fat, Getting Teens to Exercise, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Penn and Wistar Researchers Find “Sweet Spot” Where Tissue Stiffness Promotes Cancer’s Spread

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University of Pennsylvania and Wistar scientists have studied the physical feedback mechanisms between cancer cells and their environment and described how this interplay allows the migration and invasion of tumor cells.

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Sagan Institute Director Available to Offer Insight Into New NASA Exoplanet Research

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New Studies Quantify the Impacts of Water Use on Diversity of Fish and Aquatic Insects in NC Streams

The health of fish and aquatic insects could be significantly affected by withdrawals of fresh water from the rivers and streams across North Carolina according to a new scientific assessment.

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West Virginia University Awarded $1.25 Million From ARPA-E for Transformational Energy Technology

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WVU has received $1.25 million from DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, known as ARPA-E. The award will be used to develop technologies for converting electrical energy from renewable resources into energy-dense carbon-neutral liquid fuels – that is, fuels that do not increase carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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Understanding ‘Glass Relaxation’ and Why It’s Important for Next-Generation Displays

Display manufacturers can account for a certain level of relaxation in the glass, referring to the intermolecular rearrangement, if it’s known and reproducible. But fluctuations in this relaxation behavior tend to introduce uncertainty into the manufacturing process, possibly leading to misalignment of pixels within displays. Now, researchers reports on a new modeling technique to quantify and predict glass relaxation fluctuations, important for next-generation displays.







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