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Researchers develop new method to culture norovirus in intestinal cells

Researchers develop new method to culture norovirus in intestinal cells

Researchers have succeeded in culturing norovirus in human intestinal cells, a breakthrough that could help scientists develop novel therapeutics and vaccines against the debilitating effects of the virus. [More]
Study finds reduced activity of ACMSD enzyme in people with suicidal behavior

Study finds reduced activity of ACMSD enzyme in people with suicidal behavior

It is known that people who have attempted suicide have ongoing inflammation in their blood and spinal fluid. Now, a collaborative study from research teams in the U.S., Sweden and Australia published in Translational Psychiatry shows that suicidal patients have a reduced activity of an enzyme that regulates inflammation and its byproducts. [More]
Genome-wide study sheds light on evolution of pollen allergens

Genome-wide study sheds light on evolution of pollen allergens

A joint University of Adelaide-Shanghai Jiao Tong University study has provided the first broad picture of the evolution and possible functions in the plant of pollen allergens. [More]
New Valley Fever testing technology developed by TGen and NAU receives U.S. patent

New Valley Fever testing technology developed by TGen and NAU receives U.S. patent

Valley Fever, a potentially deadly dust-borne fungal disease, should be easier to diagnose and treat thanks to a testing technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University, and now protected by a patent issued today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. [More]
Bio-Rad expands product line by launching two human recombinant antigens

Bio-Rad expands product line by launching two human recombinant antigens

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of two human recombinant antigens, expanding the company's portfolio of Critical Raw Materials for the in vitro diagnostics market. [More]
Abingdon Health appoints JoyingBio as distributor of PCRD lateral flow immunoassays in China

Abingdon Health appoints JoyingBio as distributor of PCRD lateral flow immunoassays in China

Abingdon Health Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of JoyingBio as distributor in China for PCRD nucleic acid lateral flow immunoassays (NALFIA). [More]

Puritan wins two new U.S. patents to strengthen position in flocked swab technology

Puritan Medical Products Co. LLC, an American manufacturer of singleĀ¬-use medical, diagnostic, forensic and critical environment products for the global market, was awarded two U.S. patents for their HydraFlock and PurFlock Ultra swabs, issued March 1 and 8, respectively. [More]

Puritan introduces new line of liquid, agar gel collection devices for bacteriological applications

Puritan Medical Products, North America's largest manufacturer of swabs and specimen collection devices, is pleased to announce Opti-Tranz and Opti-Tranz Plus, a brand new line of traditional liquid and agar gel collection and transport systems for bacteriological applications. [More]
PolyU researchers discover inadequate intakes of micronutrients among Hong Kong lactating women

PolyU researchers discover inadequate intakes of micronutrients among Hong Kong lactating women

While breastfeeding has become more common across the globe in recent years, lactating women may not be aware of the nutrient adequacy of their breast milk and how their daily diet affects their nutrition intakes. [More]
New report urges policy makers to act against excessive energy drinks consumption by children, teenagers

New report urges policy makers to act against excessive energy drinks consumption by children, teenagers

UK policy makers must act against excessive energy drinks consumption by children and young people, argues a new report published by the Food Research Collaboration, an initiative of the Centre for Food Policy. [More]
Preventing zoonotic diseases from pets to people: an interview with Dr Monique Éloit, OIE Director General

Preventing zoonotic diseases from pets to people: an interview with Dr Monique Éloit, OIE Director General

Zoonotic diseases are diseases or infections which are naturally transmissible from animals to humans, as defined in the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code. [More]
Listeria contamination linked to frozen vegetables prompts latest ingredient-driven outbreaks

Listeria contamination linked to frozen vegetables prompts latest ingredient-driven outbreaks

An ongoing incident of Listeria contamination linked to frozen vegetables is causing illnesses across state and national lines. At least 350 products use the vegetables, which are distributed to retailers in all 50 states and four Canadian provinces. [More]
Scientists study fundamentals of tumour surveillance by immune system in mice models

Scientists study fundamentals of tumour surveillance by immune system in mice models

The body's defences detect and eliminate not only pathogens but also tumour cells. Natural killer cells (NK-Cells) are specifically activated by chemical messengers, the Cytokines, to seek and destroy tumour cells. [More]
New superbug test developed by TGen-NAU receives Australian patent

New superbug test developed by TGen-NAU receives Australian patent

Antibiotic-resistant infections should be easier to detect, and hospitals could become safer, thanks to a technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University, and protected under a patent issued by Australia. [More]
New electronic sensor can distinguish between dead and living bacteria cells

New electronic sensor can distinguish between dead and living bacteria cells

A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed a key hurdle by distinguishing between dead and living bacteria cells. [More]
Natural sugar replacers can lead to improved dietary intakes, control of glucose metabolism

Natural sugar replacers can lead to improved dietary intakes, control of glucose metabolism

A new study shows that it is possible to reduce the level of sugar in muffins without affecting their textural properties by replacing half of the sugar content with stevianna or inulin, which are plant-based sweeteners [More]
FDA finalizes new food safety rule to prevent wide-scale public health harm

FDA finalizes new food safety rule to prevent wide-scale public health harm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply. [More]
New Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS can support native mobile application

New Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS can support native mobile application

Pharmaceutical QA/QC, oil and gas, chemical, water and environmental, food safety and contract laboratories can now offer always-on mobile connectivity to their Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software, providing access to data and insights for decision-making wherever and whenever they need it. [More]
Thermo Scientific Dionex Integrion HPIC system delivers exceptional productivity and efficiency

Thermo Scientific Dionex Integrion HPIC system delivers exceptional productivity and efficiency

Now scientists in environmental, food safety, pharmaceutical and industrial/petrochemical laboratories can rely on a new flexible and configurable HPIC system designed to deliver exceptional performance, productivity and efficiency. [More]

Thermo Scientific Dionex Integrion HPIC system delivers exceptional productivity and efficiency

Now scientists in environmental, food safety, pharmaceutical and industrial/petrochemical laboratories can rely on a new flexible and configurable HPIC system designed to deliver exceptional performance, productivity and efficiency. [More]
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