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Could your smartphone one day tell you you're pregnant?

06-Jul-2015

Researchers at the Hanover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT), University of Hanover, Germany, have developed a self-contained fiber optic sensor for smartphones with the potential for use in a wide variety of biomolecular tests, including those for detecting pregnancy or monitoring diabetes. ...

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DNA barcoding discloses diversity

06-Jul-2015

LMU researchers have used DNA barcoding to elucidate the diversity of the sponge fauna found in Antarctic waters. The data provide new insights into the evolution of this poorly characterized group. Sponges constitute an important component of marine ecosystems in the waters around Antarctica. As ...

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GNA Biosolutions completes € 6 million financing round

Prepares for market entry with fast diagnostic instruments for hospital bugs

03-Jul-2015

GNA Biosolutions GmbH (GNA), a manufacturer of ultrafast pathogen diagnostic instruments, will receive fresh capital of € 6 million in a series B financing round. Founded in 2010, GNA welcomes new investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement GmbH, ...

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New 3D test system for breast cancer radiosensitizing drugs

02-Jul-2015

Radiation therapy is an important part of breast cancer treatment. Sometimes, however, tumor cells become increasingly resistant to radiation damage. Now, scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a 3D microtissue-based screening system which, for the first time, enables them to test ...

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Towards graphene biosensors

30-Jun-2015

For the first time, a team of scientists has succeeded in precisely measuring and controlling the thickness of an organic compound that has been bound to a graphene layer. This might enable graphene to be used as a sensitive detector for biological molecules in the future. Pure carbon occurs in ...

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Thousands of Droplets for Diagnostics

Researchers develop new method enabling DNA molecules to be counted in just 30 minutes

29-Jun-2015

A team of scientists including PhD student Friedrich Schuler from the Laboratory of MEMS Applications at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg has developed a method for dividing a DNA sample into thousands of tiny droplets. What sets it apart from ...

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A novel microscope for nanosystems

Scientists can image the optical properties of individual nanoparticles with a novel microscope

29-Jun-2015

Nanomaterials play an essential role in many areas of daily life. There is thus a large interest to gain detailed knowledge about their optical and electronic properties. Conventional microscopes get beyond their limits when particle size falls to the range of a few ten nanometers where a single ...

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Dr. Oliver Falkenstörfer is the new Managing Director of Hellma Optik GmbH Jena

23-Jun-2015

Since June, Dr. Oliver Falkenstörfer (51) has been the new Managing Director of Hellma Optik GmbH in Jena. As a physicist with a PhD, Dr. Falkenstörfer was responsible for different managerial and executive functions at JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH where he was working in particular as the Head ...

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Merck’s Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich Receives Clearance from EU Regulators

Approvals Also Granted by Japan and China

17-Jun-2015

Merck announced that the European Commission has approved its planned acquisition of U.S.-based life science company Sigma-Aldrich. The EU clearance, which is subject to certain conditions, follows the recent antitrust approvals in Japan (JFTC) and by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). In ...

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CHEMIE.DE’s 15th anniversary: from a university project to a specialist for industry internet portals and online marketing

Europe's leading information platform offers unique services to science industries

15-Jun-2015

CHEMIE.DE celebrates its 15th anniversary, having grown into Europe's leading provider of scientific online portals since the year 2000. The Berlin-based company’s broad spectrum of services is unique: on its five science-related online portals for industry professionals - www.chemie.de, ...

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