The used lab equipment market has grown by leaps and bounds in its short existence. Back in the early 2000s, there was no real used equipment market, said in a Newsweek article published earlier this year. "Labs didn't close up and have big sales the way they do now. Dumpster diving was literally how the industry started.
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is nothing new. Albeit rare, this immune system disorder affects the lungs and occurs in some sufferers after they breathe in certain substances which trigger their immune systems, causing short- or long-term inflammation, especially in a part of the lungs called the interstitium, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Sometimes referred to as "bird fancier's lung", researchers are now adding a new moniker to this disease's list: "bagpipe lung".
A group of researchers that presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society earlier this month are making significant progress in the field of neuroscience. While measuring electrical brain activity is relatively simple, according to IFLScience.com, observing neurotransmitter activity is considerably more difficult.
A team of researchers at Rice University have devised a new metal alloy that could revolutionize how prosthetics are designed. According to IFLScience.com, a team of researchers led by Emilia Morosan combined titanium and gold to develop an alloy 4 times stronger than pure titanium that can also be used "in tandem with living tissue."