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World first: Antimicrobial copper supermarket trolleys

In a world first, a Brazilian supermarket has introduced supermarket trolleys with antimicrobial copper handles to help reduce the spread of disease-causing pathogens. [More]
Anxiety and déjà vu: an interview with Dr Christine Wells, Sheffield Hallam University

Anxiety and déjà vu: an interview with Dr Christine Wells, Sheffield Hallam University

It’s thought that the neural basis of déjà vu is located in the temporal lobes, a region of the brain strongly associated with the storage and retrieval of memories. One source of support for this is evidence from individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy, some of whom experience déjà vu episodes as part of seizure-related auras... [More]
SCIEX and Labor Berlin Collaboration to Advance Forensic Testing

SCIEX and Labor Berlin Collaboration to Advance Forensic Testing

SCIEX announced today a research collaboration with Labor Berlin, the largest clinical laboratory in Germany, for the development of a hybrid Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (TOF) MS/MS reference library of relevant forensic chemical compounds [More]

Milestones in microCT development: an interview with Alexander Sasov, CEO, Bruker MicroCT

MicroCT (micron-scale computed tomography) technology was completely unknown when it began to be commercially available more than 15 years ago.... [More]
Researchers use satellite technology to assess quality of water on Earth

Researchers use satellite technology to assess quality of water on Earth

An international team of researchers has demonstrated a way to assess the quality of water on Earth from space by using satellite technology that can visualise pollution levels otherwise invisible to the human eye through 'Superhero vision'. [More]

PTI Launches Game-based Learning for the Pharma, Biotech and Medical Device Industries

Pharmaceutical Training International (PTI), the leading supplier of online and public, event-based training courses for the pharma, biotech and medical device sectors, has launched a range of game-based e-learning courses. [More]
Pollution effect: Potentially toxic microbes pose threat to drinking water

Pollution effect: Potentially toxic microbes pose threat to drinking water

Potentially toxic microbes which pose a threat to our drinking water have undergone a dramatic population explosion over the last 200 years as a result of pollution, research involving experts from The University of Nottingham has found. [More]

Research: Modern logging technique important for maintaining biodiversity in tropical forests

New research has highlighted the value of a modern logging technique for maintaining biodiversity in tropical forests that are used for timber production. [More]
Ninety percent of patients at risk of CHD fail to receive statins

Ninety percent of patients at risk of CHD fail to receive statins

The study, published in Current Medical Research and Opinion, provides the first ever real-world view of the treatment landscape for patients at risk of CHD[1], with a sample of two million patients. But the results paint a bleak picture of prescribing patterns with the majority not being given the potentially life saving drug. [More]
TxCell invited to speak at largest US meeting for investors in emerging growth companies

TxCell invited to speak at largest US meeting for investors in emerging growth companies

In the presentation, Damian Marron will provide an overview of TxCell and its personalized T cell immunotherapy platform ASTrIA. Additional details will also be provided to institutional investors in one on one meetings at the conference. [More]
NICE recommends Olympus medical’s transurethral resection in saline (TURis) system as the new gold standard for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

NICE recommends Olympus medical’s transurethral resection in saline (TURis) system as the new gold standard for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

New guidance has been released today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommending Olympus Medical’s transurethral resection in saline (TURis) system for use in surgery to reduce the size of enlarged prostate glands in men. NICE published the guidance in light of the potential it offers NHS hospitals to realise substantial cost savings of £285-£375 per patient whilst also improving patient outcomes. [More]
Life-saving bone marrow transplants are not available to all who need them

Life-saving bone marrow transplants are not available to all who need them

Bone marrow (hematopoietic stem cell) transplant is a life saving treatment for patients with blood cancer that replaces blood stem cells lost to disease or chemotherapy. However, for each patient to benefit a matching donor must be found to provide the stem cells for transplant. [More]
Deadly C. difficile affected almost half a million in the U.S over one year

Deadly C. difficile affected almost half a million in the U.S over one year

The deadly bug Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infected more than 450,000 people in the U.S in a single year, according to new research funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [More]

Bruker-sponsored sixth AFM Biomed conference highlights increasing impact of AFM in biological applications

Bruker recently sponsored the sixth AFM BioMed International Meeting on AFM in Life Sciences and NanoMedicine. Held last month at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA, the conference brought together more than 125 scientists from around the world. [More]
Shortlist announced for world leading healthcare awards

Shortlist announced for world leading healthcare awards

Companies from across the UK have been announced as part of the shortlist for the prestigious Medilink UK Awards 2015 - celebrating cutting edge technologies, outstanding business achievements and international success across the UK’s Life Sciences sector. [More]
Hospira launches first biosimilar monoclonal antibody (mAb) InflectraTM (infliximab) in the UK

Hospira launches first biosimilar monoclonal antibody (mAb) InflectraTM (infliximab) in the UK

Inflectra is licensed for the treatment of inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, adult and paediatric Crohn’s disease, adult and paediatric ulcerative colitis and plaque psoriasis. [More]
Cook Medical Launches SialoCath™ Salivary Duct Catheter

Cook Medical Launches SialoCath™ Salivary Duct Catheter

SialoCath is one device in a growing suite of Cook Medical sialendoscopy access and interventional tools that are now available to clinicians in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and North America. [More]
Beckman Coulter Genomics Introduces a Scalable RNA-seq service line for processing intact and degraded RNA samples

Beckman Coulter Genomics Introduces a Scalable RNA-seq service line for processing intact and degraded RNA samples

This fully automated sample preparation pipeline delivers consistent results run after run, reducing user variability and bias and allows processing of a large amount of samples with reduced turnaround time relative to manual library construction. [More]
Psoriasis management: an interview with Dr Sandy McBride

Psoriasis management: an interview with Dr Sandy McBride

A major challenge around treating psoriasis is communication - psoriasis can flare and resolve in between appointments so it can be difficult to express and describe the life impact of these flares and recall possible triggers and response to treatments. People with psoriasis can also find it very difficult to talk about their emotions – something known as alexithymia – again making it difficult for clinicians to fully appreciate the impact of psoriasis. [More]

Jiraffe introduces new improved white Multistander frame

Jiraffe, UK distributors of innovative postural support and service products, has introduced an improved white Multistander to its popular range of products from Jenx Ltd. [More]