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Characterizing the brain, cell by cell

Characterizing the brain, cell by cell

My group develops approaches to study cell-to-cell signaling in the brain – how the cells of the brain talk to each other. The brain is heterogeneous, probably more so than any other organ in our body, and many of its functions depend on the unique characteristics of these cells. [More]
New whitepaper on temperature-related problems in drug delivery and storage, from Berlinger

New whitepaper on temperature-related problems in drug delivery and storage, from Berlinger

‘Last mile’ transportation and subsequent user storage conditions present unique challenges when it comes to ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical products. Berlinger & Co. AG, a market leader in pharmaceutical temperature monitoring, has released a White Paper entitled “Beyond the Cold Chain” that discusses the temperature-related problems associated with the delivery and storage of drugs after they leave the primary supply chain. [More]
KU Leuven researchers develop new dental implant that helps prevent and fight infections

KU Leuven researchers develop new dental implant that helps prevent and fight infections

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has developed a dental implant that gradually releases drugs from a built-in reservoir. This helps prevent and fight infections. [More]
Mettler Toledo produce guide for accurate weighing in the lab

Mettler Toledo produce guide for accurate weighing in the lab

Weighing is one of the most common laboratory tasks. Micro, semi-micro, analytical and precision balances are now perfected to such a degree that, in general, special weighing rooms are no longer needed. [More]
Study provides fundamental insights into functioning of microbiota and human-gut flora symbiosis

Study provides fundamental insights into functioning of microbiota and human-gut flora symbiosis

The researchers, led by Professor Bert van den Berg and Dr. David Bolam from the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences at Newcastle University and with support from collaborators at Jacobs University Bremen, report on their findings today in Nature. [More]
New method provides rapid, accurate assessment of bacterial oxygen consumption in microdroplets

New method provides rapid, accurate assessment of bacterial oxygen consumption in microdroplets

In the future, it will be possible to carry out tests of new drugs on bacteria much more efficiently using microfluidic devices, since each of the hundreds and thousands of droplets moving through the microchannels can act as separate incubators. [More]
Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Children and adolescents in mainland China are facing two serious and conflicting public health threats: ongoing exposure to air pollution and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with little regular physical activity outside school. [More]
Active Spectrum Micro-ESR acquired by Bruker

Active Spectrum Micro-ESR acquired by Bruker

Bruker today announced that it has acquired Active Spectrum Inc. in Foster City, California, the inventor and manufacturer of innovative benchtop micro-ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) spectroscopy systems used for chemistry teaching and research, as well as for applied and industrial applications. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. [More]
PKvitality introduces next generation trackers to monitor glucose and lactic acid

PKvitality introduces next generation trackers to monitor glucose and lactic acid

PKvitality, an advanced bio-wearable company has today unveiled K’Track, a line of next generation trackers with the ability to analyze key physiological markers by simply “tasting” the skin rather than analyzing blood samples. [More]
OIST researchers create novel sensor that detects biomolecules

OIST researchers create novel sensor that detects biomolecules

OIST researchers create a novel sensor capable of measuring both charge and mass of biomolecules with potential applications in healthcare diagnostics. [More]
Terraillon to promote new wellbeing products at technology tradeshow

Terraillon to promote new wellbeing products at technology tradeshow

Terraillon, the global specialist in metrology and leader in the wellbeing industry, will launch their latest range of smart and cutting-edge health-focused devices, at CES 2017. [More]
SP Scientific webinar shows improvements in lyophilization through ControLyo™ Technology

SP Scientific webinar shows improvements in lyophilization through ControLyo™ Technology

SP Scientific announces the on-demand availability of a popular webinar** by Jake Luoma of Genentech Inc. that discusses how controlled nucleation has emerged as a technology which promises improvements in lyophilization process throughput and consistency. [More]
New ultrasensitive detection system of in-flow microRNAs uses encoded microgels

New ultrasensitive detection system of in-flow microRNAs uses encoded microgels

Single-stranded, noncoding micro-ribonucleic acids, consisting of 18-23 nucleotides, play a key role in regulating gene expression. [More]

New membrane filtration systems released by Sterlitech

Sterlitech Corporation announces the availability of their fully assembled skid mounted membrane filtration systems. [More]
Metavision clinical information system adopted by health services centre, Canada

Metavision clinical information system adopted by health services centre, Canada

iMDsoft® announced that Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Canada is now live with the MetaVision clinical information system throughout their critical care environment. The system has been implemented in adult, neonatal and burn intensive care units, across a total of 145 beds. [More]
Mettler Toledo receive competitive top spot in technology awards

Mettler Toledo receive competitive top spot in technology awards

Mesures magazine, a publication of Newsco Group, has announced the winners in ten measurement categories for its annual Technology Awards. METTLER TOLEDO is proud to have won the top spot among an esteemed field of lab equipment entries. [More]
WPI researchers develop chip to trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in blood

WPI researchers develop chip to trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in blood

A chip developed by mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of blood drawn from a cancer patient. [More]
Small, simple-to-use microfluidic device could speed up adoption of new anti-cancer treatments

Small, simple-to-use microfluidic device could speed up adoption of new anti-cancer treatments

RESEARCHERS at the University of Huddersfield have helped develop a lab device that could speed up the adoption of new anti-cancer treatments. [More]
Research findings could pave way for synthesis of biologically active oligopeptides

Research findings could pave way for synthesis of biologically active oligopeptides

The research community and pharmaceutical industry have had a long-standing interest in developing peptide-based therapeutics owing to their high target specificity, potent activity, and small size relative to protein-based biologics. [More]
Experts aim to unlock secrets for overall well-being of elderly population in Europe

Experts aim to unlock secrets for overall well-being of elderly population in Europe

What are the secrets of well-being of populations with increasing elderly people, the key elements to help them to stay longer socially and professionally active and thus also to help young people, by supporting the new generations? [More]
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