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The inner lives of molecules

06-Apr-2017

Quantum mechanics rules. It dictates how particles and forces interact, and thus how atoms and molecules work -- for example, what happens when a molecule goes from a higher-energy state to a lower-energy one. But beyond the simplest molecules, the details become very complex. "Quantum mechanics ...

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Be more patient? Imagine that

06-Apr-2017

How often do you act impulsively without considering the consequences? What if you could learn how to be more patient? By using functional MRI (fMRI) to look inside the brain, neuroscientists Adrianna Jenkins, a UC Berkeley postdoctoral researcher, and Ming Hsu, an associate professor of ...

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Method identifies epileptic patients who can benefit from surgery

06-Apr-2017

Researchers affiliated with the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have shown that genetic information can be used to improve early prediction of the response to drugs in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), one of the most severe forms of epilepsy. ...

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Draft sequence of the rye genome

Breakthrough for comparative genomics in cereals and genome-based breeding for crop improvement

05-Apr-2017

A team of German plant researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and from the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research in Gatersleben reports on a whole-genome draft sequence of rye. This rye whole-genome sequence closes a gap in Triticeae genome research and ...

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'Sniffing' urine to detect prostate cancer could prevent unnecessary biopsies

05-Apr-2017

On the list of dreaded medical tests, a prostate biopsy probably ranks fairly high. The common procedure requires sticking a needle into the prostate gland to remove tissue for assessment. Thousands of men who undergo the uncomfortable procedure, prompted by a positive PSA (prostate-specific ...

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Triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug delivery created

04-Apr-2017

Chemists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules that bring the promise of guided drug delivery closer to preclinical testing. These multilayer capsules show three traits that have been difficult to achieve in a single entity. They ...

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Eurofins acquires environmental testing laboratory business of Ramboll Group in Finland

04-Apr-2017

Eurofins Scientific announces that it has acquired the analytical laboratory business of Ramboll Group (“Ramboll”) in Finland comprising 5 laboratories specialized in environment testing. Ramboll has built a clear market leadership in Finland throughout its 100-year history, offering the widest ...

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Sartorius acquires software company Umetrics and

Closes the Acquisition of Essen BioScience

03-Apr-2017

Sartorius acquired through its subgroup Sartorius Stedim Biotech the company MKS Instruments AB (Umetrics) based in Malmö, Sweden. Umetrics is a leading specialist in data analytics software for modeling and optimizing biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing processes. Umetrics has ...

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Gene-based blood tests identify more skin cancers

03-Apr-2017

Genetic testing of tumor and blood fluid samples from people with and without one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer has shown that two new blood tests can reliably detect previously unidentifiable forms of the disease. Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Perlmutter Cancer ...

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Analytik Jena Executive Board Member Klaus Berka Steps Down from the Operational Business

03-Apr-2017

For more than 25 years, Klaus Berka has been the thinker, guider, and doer of Analytik Jena AG. Now the Company’s founder and long-term CEO is stepping down from Analytik Jena’s operational business. He will shortly join the Supervisory Board. “Klaus Berka has always focused on the customers, ...

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