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New Metal-Eating Bacteria Found on Titanic

Bacteria scooped from the wreckage of the Titanic almost 20 years ago have been confirmed as a new species in the December issue of a microbiology journal. While new scientific discoveries are usually heralded as joyous news, this discovery is bittersweet. The bacteria, found on the ship’s “rusticles” (rust formations that look like icicles), are eating the Titanic. The strain, dubbed Halomonas titanicae,...

Caliper Continues Participation in EPA’s Exp...

HOPKINTON, Mass., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP), a leading provider of tools and services for drug discovery and life sciences research, today announced that the company has received the remaining balance of the compound library for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Phase II ToxCast? screening program. The United States Environmental Protection Agency...

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) on the Gulf Coas...

Resource: EPA – United States Environmental Protection Agency Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) on the Gulf Coastline EPA is analyzing air samples for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – including specifically, benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, and xylene. EPA is sampling for these pollutants because they are present in oil and because, at elevated concentrations, they may cause health problems, including...

Institutional Profile: Sanford-Burnham Sets Up Sho...

  The Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, headquartered in La Jolla, CA, dedicated its new Lake Nona campus in Orlando, FL, last fall. The $85 million building, which opened in April 2009, will employ more than 300 people. Florida attracted Sanford-Burnham in 2006 by offering a $350 million incentive package that included land, construction funds, and in-kind services. The Lake Nona facility is part of...

Weighing & Pipetting Skills and Solutions

FREE Weighing & Pipetting Skills and Solutions Seminar on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at the Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Somerset, NJ. In these challenging times where training budgets are stretched and laboratories are searching for new efficiencies to improve productivity, METTLER TOLEDO can help. This half-day Insight! Education seminar will focus on the METTLER TOLEDO Good Weighing...

BioServe to Test for Swine Flu in India

Beltsville, MD; and Hyderbad, AP, India, October 21, 2009 – BioServe, a leading provider of clinical bio-samples and research services, today announced that it has been selected by the Government of the State of Andhra Pradesh in India and The Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) Hyderabad as one of two private diagnostic centers to test samples of Influenza A – H1N1 (Swine Flu) in afflicted patients....
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