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Bacteria swim with whole body, not just propellers

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Photo: Helical trajectory followed by swimming bacterial cells [22/07/2014] When it comes to swimming, the bodies of some bacteria are more than just dead weight, according to new research from Brown University.Bacteria swim with whole body, not just propellers - Read more

Human platelets from next-generation bioreactor

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Photo: A woman donating blood [22/07/2014] Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro. The work is a major biomedical advancement that will help address blood transfusion needs worldwide.Human platelets from next-generation bioreactor - Read more

Chemical strategy hints at better drugs

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Photo: Man taking drops from a drug bottle [27/06/2014] By swapping replacement parts into the backbone of a synthetic hormone, UW–Madison graduate student Ross Cheloha and his mentor, Sam Gellman, have built a version of a parathyroid hormone that resists degradation in laboratory mice.Chemical strategy hints at better drugs - Read more

Automating laboratory-on-a-chip to cut health-care costs

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Graphic: Digital Microfluidic BioChip [23/06/2014] Computer programming language automates "laboratory-on-a-chip" technologies and has potential to improve and reduce cost of healthcare.Automating laboratory-on-a-chip to cut health-care costs - Read more

Relief to glaucoma patients

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Photo: Eye [05/06/2014] Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) have jointly developed a new nanomedicine that will allow glaucoma patients to do away with daily eye drops.Relief to glaucoma patients - Read more

Prototype electrolyte sensor to provide immediate read-outs

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Photo: Ronen Polsky holds a prototype of a microneedle fluidic chip device [04/06/2014] Patients trying to navigate today's complex medical system with its costly laboratory analyses might prefer a pain-free home diagnostic device, worn on the wrist, that can analyze, continuously record and immediately remedy low electrolyte levels. Prototype electrolyte sensor to provide immediate read-outs - Read more

Diagnoses: Software to Design a Lab in Your Pocket

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Photo: Blood glucose testing [12/05/2014] To make diagnosis, physicians may take a sample of blood, send it to the lab and wait for results. In the near future, however, doctors may be able to run those tests almost instantly on a piece of plastic about the size of credit card.Diagnoses: Software to Design a Lab in Your Pocket - Read more

Laboratory: Bone marrow-on-a-chip Unveiled

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Photo: Enigneered bone marrow [08/05/2014] The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living animals.Laboratory: Bone marrow-on-a-chip Unveiled - Read more

Biotechnology: “Studies involving microgravity suggest stem cells will grow faster in space”

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[22/04/2014] The International Space Station ISS is not only the largest artificial object in space. It is also a laboratory for physicists, chemists, biologists and physicians and orbits earth at 28.000 kilometers per hour at an altitude of 400 kilometers. Thanks to this location, the ISS could one day make an important contribution to regenerative medicine.Biotechnology: “Studies involving microgravity suggest stem cells will grow faster in space” - Read more

Tissue Engineering: Scientists Grow Cartilage to Reconstruct Nose

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Foto: Reconstructed cartilage [16/04/2014] Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory. Cartilage cells were extracted from the patient’s nasal septum, multiplied and expanded onto a collagen membrane. The so-called engineered cartilage was then shaped according to the defect and implanted.Tissue Engineering: Scientists Grow Cartilage to Reconstruct Nose - Read more

Research: Pharmocogenomics’ Promise to Developing Countries Unfulfilled

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Photo: Malaria risk areas [15/04/2014] From 1997 to 2010, despite promises made by the international scientific community, pharmacogenomic research produced few studies focusing on rare, orphan and tropical diseases prevalent in developing countries. Catherine Olivier, bioethics research at the University of Montreal’s School of Public Health, recently published these findings.Research: Pharmocogenomics’ Promise to Developing Countries Unfulfilled - Read more

Biotechnology: Sustainable Production of Compounds from Plants

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Photo: Madagascar periwinkle [14/04/2014] European scientists have made ground-breaking discoveries for improving the efficiency of the production of pharmaceuticals through plant biotechnology. Biotechnological production offers a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to the chemical synthesis of rare and complex pharmaceutical compounds currently isolated from plants.Biotechnology: Sustainable Production of Compounds from Plants - Read more

Plasmonics: A Modern Twist on Young’s Slits

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Photo: Energy flow gold nanoparticles [11/04/2014] In the eighteenth century, scientists faced a conundrum: is light a wave or a particle? One of strongest pieces of evidence to support the ‘wave view’ — the landmark double-slit experiment — was reported in 1804 by the scientist Thomas Young. Plasmonics: A Modern Twist on Young’s Slits - Read more

Point-of-Need Analysis: Diagnosis on the Home Couch

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Photo: Man making a blood sugar test at home [25/03/2014] Sakari Kulmala, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Aalto University (Finland), is developing analytical equipment with applications ranging from health care to the identification of counterfeit products.Point-of-Need Analysis: Diagnosis on the Home Couch - Read more

Lung Regeneration: Research on 3D Scaffolds Sets New Bar

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Photo: Lung [10/03/2014] In end-stage lung disease, transplantation is sometimes the only viable therapeutic option, but organ availability is limited and rejection presents an additional challenge. Innovative research efforts in the field of tissue regeneration, including pioneering discoveries by University of Vermont (UVM) Prof. Daniel Weiss and colleagues, holds promise for this population.Lung Regeneration: Research on 3D Scaffolds Sets New Bar - Read more

Chemical Reactions: The Thousand-droplets Test

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Photo: Droplets [28/02/2014] In the future, an entire chemistry lab could be accommodated in a tiny little droplet. While simple reactions already work in these simplest models of an artificial cell now a group of scientists of the Cluster of Excellence Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) have established and investigated for the first time a complex biochemical system. Chemical Reactions: The Thousand-droplets Test - Read more

Biofilms: Chips that Listen to Bacteria

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Photo: Biofilm [18/02/2014] A new study has demonstrated that integrated circuit technology, the basis of modern computers and communications devices, can be used for a most unusual application - the study of signaling in bacterial colonies.Biofilms: Chips that Listen to Bacteria - Read more

Cancer: Cracks in the Cellular Transport System Can Be Key to a New Generation of Therapies

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Photo: Microtubules [29/01/2014] Researchers from Warwick Medical School have discovered a critical point of failure in the microscopic transport system that operates inside every cell in the human body.Cancer: Cracks in the Cellular Transport System Can Be Key to a New Generation of Therapies - Read more

Magnetic Labels: Protein Measurements in the Cell

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Photo: Horseshoe magnet attracts balls [28/01/2014] A network of chemists at the University of Konstanz has developed a method to study protein structures by means of magnetic labels. The ingenious thing about it is that the magnetic labels are directly incorporated inside the cell when the protein is naturally biosynthesized. Magnetic Labels: Protein Measurements in the Cell - Read more

Technical Devices: The Cyborgs Era Has Started

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Photo: Human hand touches robot hand [15/01/2014] Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns.Technical Devices: The Cyborgs Era Has Started - Read more

Protein: New Approach to Treat Osteoporosis

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Photo: Osteoporosis [09/01/2014] One potential target for treating osteoporosis is a protein whose structures have now been decoded in detail by scientists from the University of Würzburg. Protein: New Approach to Treat Osteoporosis - Read more

Stem Cells: Groovy Way to Influence Specialization

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Photo: Record [19/12/2013] Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that the specialised role stem cells go on to perform is controlled by primary cilia – tiny hair-like structures protruding from a cell.Stem Cells: Groovy Way to Influence Specialization - Read more

Glaucoma: New Drug-dispensing Contact Lens

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Photo: Contact lense [11/12/2013] Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are one step closer to an eye drop-free reality with the development of a drug-eluting contact lens.Glaucoma: New Drug-dispensing Contact Lens - Read more

New Method: Stabilizing Hemoglobin Could Lead to Stable Vaccines, Artificial Blood

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Photo: Hemoglobin molecule surrounded by polymer chain [04/12/2013] A research team has found a way to stabilize hemoglobin, the oxygen carrier protein in the blood, a discovery that could lead to the development of stable vaccines and affordable artificial blood substitutes.New Method: Stabilizing Hemoglobin Could Lead to Stable Vaccines, Artificial Blood - Read more

Genes: Regulation through Argonaute Proteins

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Photo: Puzzle pieces [15/11/2013] Heidelberg scientists identify protein motifs that influence gene silencing.Genes: Regulation through Argonaute Proteins - Read more

Regenerative Medicine: Printing Different Types of Tissue

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Photo: Hydrogel Pads [31/10/2013] What sounds like a dream of the future has already been the subject of research for a few years: simply printing out tissue and organs. Now scientists have further refined the technology and are able to produce various tissue types.Regenerative Medicine: Printing Different Types of Tissue - Read more

Mechanobiology: Understanding the Mechanics of Cells

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Photo: Cells [05/09/2013] University of Southampton researchers are at the forefront of research into mechanobiology, an emerging field of science combining biology and engineering, which investigates the influence of mechanical forces on cellular and molecular processes.Mechanobiology: Understanding the Mechanics of Cells - Read more

Knowledge Transfer: “There is no panacea on how a new idea can be economically implemented”

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[02/09/2013] New treatments, devices or materials can potentially revolutionize medical technology. But besides a good network also money and know-how are necessary to turn results of research into a product. An example for successful knowledge transfer is a recent German development. It solved a problem that has been known for decades.Knowledge Transfer: “There is no panacea on how a new idea can be economically implemented” - Read more

Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory

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[01/08/2013] The greatest challenge to transplantation medicine is organ shortage. This is the result of a low willingness to donate organs in the public. Many people who are waiting for an organ have a strongly limited quality of life for years. They even die because no suitable organ can be found. Cultivating organs in the laboratory may solve this problem one day.Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory - Read more

Vaccines: New Design Combines Existing Technologies

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Photo: Samples [31/07/2013] A new method of vaccine design, called the Multiple Antigen Presentation System (MAPS), may result in vaccines that bring together the benefits of whole-cell and acellular or defined subunit vaccination.Vaccines: New Design Combines Existing Technologies - Read more

Laser: Precise Printing of Biomaterials

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Photo: LIFT method [31/07/2013] At the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working on a method for transferring biomaterials and on innovative systems technology.Laser: Precise Printing of Biomaterials - Read more

Hydrogels: Algae Polymer Ribbons for Better Healing

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Photo: Endothelial cells [29/07/2013] Freiburg researchers have developed novel hydrogels for tissue regeneration that promotes the proper organization of human cells and that can be fine-tuned to fit any body part.Hydrogels: Algae Polymer Ribbons for Better Healing - Read more

Drug: Marine Compound Shows Potency against Anthrax

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Photo: Sea bottom [22/07/2013] This finding is the latest evidence that the oceans offer a vast resource for novel therapeutics: a chemical compound from an ocean microbe could be used to treat anthrax, among others.Drug: Marine Compound Shows Potency against Anthrax - Read more

Transplantation: A Step towards Custom-built Blood Vessels

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Photo: Blood vessels [18/07/2013] Researchers at John Hopkins have coaxed stem cells into forming networks of new blood vessels in the laboratory, then successfully transplanted them into mice.Transplantation: A Step towards Custom-built Blood Vessels - Read more

Diagnostics: Cell Separation in Microchannels

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[24/06/2013] Cancer is a malicious disease: Even after a tumor has been removed, cancer cells may still be circulating through the blood and cause metastases in other organs. These cells have to be detected early, since metastases drastically reduce the chances of recovery. A newly developed cell separation system may be able make diagnoses more reliable.Diagnostics: Cell Separation in Microchannels - Read more

Compound: Marine Molecule Has Antibiotic Properties

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Photo: Baringolin [21/06/2013] A new compound isolated from a marine microorganism shows promising antibiotic acitivity at a very low concentration. Compound: Marine Molecule Has Antibiotic Properties - Read more

Bacteria: New Way to Improve Antibiotic Production

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Photo: Bacteria [20/06/2013] Making bacteria make more antibiotics more quickly: An antibiotic has been found to stimulate its own production. The findings could make it easier to scale up antibiotic production for commercialization.Bacteria: New Way to Improve Antibiotic Production - Read more

New Technique: Protein Drugs From Bacteria

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Photo: Bacteria [06/06/2013] A cheaper, more efficient technique for developing complex protein drugs from bacteria has been developed at the University of Sheffield.New Technique: Protein Drugs From Bacteria - Read more

New Material: Creating Stronger, More Elastic Hearts

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Photo: Patterned Hearts [30/04/2013] A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is the first to report creating artificial heart tissue that closely mimics the functions of natural heart tissue through the use of human-based materials.New Material: Creating Stronger, More Elastic Hearts - Read more

Rough Surfaces: Clinging to Crevices, E. coli Thrive

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Photo: E. coli [11/04/2013] New research from Harvard University helps to explain how waterborne bacteria can colonize rough surfaces — even those that have been designed to resist water.Rough Surfaces: Clinging to Crevices, E. coli Thrive - Read more

Tumor: Bioelectric Signals Detect Early Cancer

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Photo: Tumor [04/02/2013] Biologists at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences have discovered a bioelectric signal that can identify cells that are likely to develop into tumors.Tumor: Bioelectric Signals Detect Early Cancer - Read more

The Future of Personalized Implants: Biologized, Adaptable, Biodegradable

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[02/01/2013] The personalization of medical devices is a growing trend and for good reason. With the help of different procedures, researchers design implants and prosthetics that are not just adapting perfectly to the organism, but that can also biodegrade. Yet to what extent is the new generation of these types of medical devices already useful for the patient?The Future of Personalized Implants: Biologized, Adaptable, Biodegradable - Read more

Biopolymer: Interfacing Biological and Artificial Systems

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Photo: Polymer [14/12/2012] In their recently published article researchers from the University of Tokyo describe how developments in synthesis techniques have liberated the polymer MPC’s potential for a huge range of medical and biological applications.Biopolymer: Interfacing Biological and Artificial Systems - Read more

Biology: Complex Proteins Made in Algae

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Photo: Algae [13/12/2012] Biologists have succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer. This achievement opens the door for making proteins in larger quantities and much more cheaply than can now be made from mammalian cells.Biology: Complex Proteins Made in Algae - Read more

Brain: Precisely Engineering Tissue in 3D

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Photo: Nerve cells [03/12/2012] Borrowing from microfabrication techniques used in the semiconductor industry, MIT and Harvard Medical School (HMS) engineers have developed a simple and inexpensive way to create three-dimensional brain tissues in a lab dish.Brain: Precisely Engineering Tissue in 3D - Read more

Cell Research: Asia Faces Challenges and Opportunities

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Photo: Stem cell research [28/11/2012] The Hinxton Group, an international working group on stem cell research and regulation, approaches relationships of tension in the field of stem cell research with a new consensus statement that focuses on Japan and China.Cell Research: Asia Faces Challenges and Opportunities - Read more

Nanotechnology: Synthetic Cell Membrane Channels Made of DNA

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Photo: Membrane channel [21/11/2012] Physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and the University of Michigan have shown that synthetic membrane channels can be constructed through "DNA nanotechnology."Nanotechnology: Synthetic Cell Membrane Channels Made of DNA - Read more

Intestinal Diseases: How Malnutrition Leads to Inflamed Intestines

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[26/07/2012] Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria, have uncovered how malnutrition, affecting millions of people, leads to diarrhoea, inflamed intestines and immune system disorders.Intestinal Diseases: How Malnutrition Leads to Inflamed Intestines - Read more

Tropical Disease: Chagas – a Neglected Disease

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[23/07/2012] Chagas disease is a deadly tropical illness. It is passed to humans by insects and contaminated blood transfusions, and can also be passed from mother to embryo. Around the world, almost 10 million people are infected with the disease.Tropical Disease: Chagas – a Neglected Disease - Read more

Bioinformatics: How Many Cells Can Our Blood Tolerate?

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[15/06/2012] Bioinformaticians of Jena University calculated the optimal value of hematocrit with the help of Einstein‘s equation.Bioinformatics: How Many Cells Can Our Blood Tolerate? - Read more

Dementia - Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care

Patients suffering from dementia often cannot articulate themselves clearly. If they constantly shout out incomprehensible words or even react aggressively towards their surrounding, it can be a difficult situation for the people caring for them. Scientists are therefore researching support possibilities to unburden the interaction for both parties.Dementia - Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care - Read more

Biomedicine: Culprit Behind Unchecked Angiogenesis Identified

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[30/03/2012] Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine were able to demonstrate that defective Notch signalling enables strong and deregulated vessel growth even when VEGF or VEGFR2 are inhibited. In this case, a different VEGF family receptor, VEGFR3, is strongly up regulated, promoting angiogenesis.Biomedicine: Culprit Behind Unchecked Angiogenesis Identified - Read more

Product Development - The Long Road to the Medical Device

Often, years pass from the first idea to the finished medical product, as medical devices are only allowed to be released onto the market and can be implanted into humans after sufficient research and a sometimes tedious search for the right cooperation with different disciplines, as well strict control on the part of the legislator. Product Development - The Long Road to the Medical Device - Read more

Diabetics: Biochip Measures Glucose in Saliva, Not Blood

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[25/01/2012] Engineers at Brown University have designed a biological device that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. The technique could eliminate the need for diabetics to draw blood to check their glucose levels.Diabetics: Biochip Measures Glucose in Saliva, Not Blood - Read more

Scientists Fixate on Ric-8: Understanding Drug Receptor Targets

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[28/12/2011] Half the drugs used today target a single class of proteins – and now scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have identified an important molecular player critical to the proper workings of those proteins critical to our health.Scientists Fixate on Ric-8: Understanding Drug Receptor Targets - Read more

Medaka Fish: An Eye on Stem Cells

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[06/12/2011] A single stem cell has the potential to generate offspring that differentiates into a variety of specialised cell types. This has now been shown by a team of biologists at the Heidelberg University (Germany) in the adult retina of the medaka fish as a model system.Medaka Fish: An Eye on Stem Cells - Read more

Cells: New Class of Drugs for the Reversible Inhibition of Proteasomes

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[23/11/2011] As the “recycling plant” of the cell, the proteasome regulates vitally important functions. Cancer cells, in particular, are very sensitive because they need the proteasome for their uncontrolled growth. Biochemists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have now identified the lead structure of a new class of drugs that attacks the proteasome in an unusual way.Cells: New Class of Drugs for the Reversible Inhibition of Proteasomes - Read more

Global Market Research: Hiring Index jumps 17.6 Percent in the Second Quarter with Research and Development Spending on the Rise

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[07/09/2011] The ZRG Global Life Science Hiring Index posted a surprising jump in Q2 hiring, logging a 17.6 percent increase from Q1. The Index now stands at 90.9, a 34 percent increase from average 2010 hiring levels.Global Market Research: Hiring Index jumps 17.6 Percent in the Second Quarter with Research and Development Spending on the Rise - Read more

Probiotics Industry: New Polymer Research

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[06/09/2011] A protective delivery vehicle that shuttles friendly bacteria safely through the stomach to the intestines could provide a major boost for the probiotics industry. The new technology could also be used for the delivery of certain drugs and even increase calcium absorption, according to research at the University of York.Probiotics Industry: New Polymer Research - Read more

Proteins: Improved Method Holds Promise for Biomedical Research

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[17/08/2011] Antibodies are the backbone of the immune system—capable of targeting proteins associated with infection and disease. They are also vital tools for biomedical research, the development of diagnostic tests and for new therapeutic remedies.Proteins: Improved Method Holds Promise for Biomedical Research - Read more

Program: Software Helps Customize Protein Production

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[22/07/2011] A software program developed by a Penn State synthetic biologist could provide biotechnology companies with genetic plans to help them turn bacteria into molecular factories, capable of producing everything from biofuels to medicine.Program: Software Helps Customize Protein Production - Read more

Robust Design: “It Is Really Exciting“

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[08/11/2010] Computer simulations are indispensable in many industry sectors. The advantage is obvious: Before a part goes into production, it can already be thoroughly “put through its paces”. Defects are noticed much faster and production can be adapted at any time. Robust Design: “It Is Really Exciting“ - Read more

Neurochip Technology: The Brain on a Microchip

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[13/08/2010] The University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine scientists have been involved in the development of new technology that monitors brain cell activity at a resolution never achieved before. Neurochip Technology: The Brain on a Microchip - Read more

Synthetic Biology: “Man Is A Giant Lego Building Set“

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“Man Is A Giant Lego Building Set“ [01/05/2010] Some build cars, others houses, and yet others - human cells. Researchers of Synthetic Biology piece genes together as they need them. This is how they intend to cure and even prevent diseases. There are progresses. MEDICA.de spoke to Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology on how to build a cell and what one can do with it. Synthetic Biology: “Man Is A Giant Lego Building Set“ - Read more

Environment: How Dangerous Are Air Pollutants?

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[12/04/2010] With a new system, researchers say, it will be possible to channel substances from the air under controlled conditions through the lung or skin cells, and simultaneously observe the reactions of the cells under the microscope.Environment: How Dangerous Are Air Pollutants? - Read more

Surgery: Screws of Bone-Hard Biomaterial

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[03/03/2010] Screws used in surgical operations are often made of titanium. They usually have to be removed after a while or replaced by new ones. A new biomaterial makes this unnecessary. It promotes bone growth and is biodegradable.Surgery: Screws of Bone-Hard Biomaterial - Read more

Stents: A Coating for Life

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[30/11/2009] Researchers have developed a new patent-pending fibre platform that carries drugs where they are needed, and then dissolves.Stents: A Coating for Life - Read more

AIDS: HIV Coat Could Lead to New Drugs

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[20/11/2009] Biologists have described the architecture of the complex of protein units that make up the coat surrounding the HIV genome and identified in it a "seam" of functional importance. AIDS: HIV Coat Could Lead to New Drugs - Read more

Nanotechnology: All-in-One Particles Developed

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[05/08/2009] Nanoparticles are being developed to perform a wide range of medical uses – imaging tumors, carrying drugs, delivering pulses of heat. Rather than settling for just one of these, researchers have combined two nanoparticles in one tiny package. Nanotechnology: All-in-One Particles Developed - Read more

DNA: Faster, More Cost-Effective Test Developed

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[10/07/2009] Scientists in Japan are reporting development of a faster, less expensive version of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a DNA test widely used in disease diagnosis and other applications. DNA: Faster, More Cost-Effective Test Developed - Read more

Microsystems: Virus Filters for Medical Diagnosis

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[29/06/2009] In biomedicine and biotechnology the smallest, complex, compound sample quantities must be reliably processed. Microsystems should manage this task in the future. Microsystems: Virus Filters for Medical Diagnosis - Read more

Overview - Future Trends in Medical Technology

Throughout the next months, MEDICA.de will present future trends in medical technology - due date is always the 15th of every month. New topics will be introduced, areas that are about to increasingly influence medicine in our world today and tomorrow. The guest stars for example: microelectromechanical Systems, IT and new materials. Overview - Future Trends in Medical Technology - Read more

Biotechnology: Molecules, Technique and Therapies (Part 1)

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[15/11/2008] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.de Detergents, plants resistant to bugs, drugs - chemistry, physics, biology – in the country, at sea or in the air. Biotechnology is everywhere since it is one of the most interdisciplinary branches of research – and helps medicine to combat diseases formerly known as not being treatable.Biotechnology: Molecules, Technique and Therapies (Part 1) - Read more

Exclusively at Analytica: GHE-member Thermo presents COTS-solutions

( Exhibitor name: GHE - German Healthcare Export Group e.V. )

[15/02/2006] LANGENSELBOLD/WALTHAM, Mass. Thermo Electron Corporation, the leading provider of analytical instrumentation and informatics worldwide, will showcase its purpose-built, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)...Exclusively at Analytica: GHE-member Thermo presents COTS-solutions - Read more

MEDICA Business Center and Database

( Exhibitor name: Schillinger (BDU) Unternehmensberatung )

[11/11/2005] Almost everyone doing business in the medical field and each visitor to the MEDICA international trade fair knows and values it. For many, it has become a veritable institution in the worldwide...MEDICA Business Center and Database - Read more

Effective New Malaria Drug

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[17/12/2002] An international consortium, funded by a €1.8 million research grant from the European Commission, reports successful efficacy trials of a new candidate drug against malaria.Effective New Malaria Drug - Read more

 
 

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