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Eurofins acquires VIBT

12-05-2014

Eurofins Scientific has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ViraCor-IBT Laboratories, Inc. from majority owner Ampersand Capital and other shareholders for approximately $255m, subject to post-closing adjustments. Comment from Dr. Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO: “This acquisition reflects our ...

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First living organism that transmits added letters in DNA 'alphabet'

09-05-2014

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes an added pair of DNA "letters," or bases, not found in nature. The cells of this unique bacterium can replicate the unnatural DNA bases more or less normally, for as long as the ...

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A lab in your pocket

09-05-2014

When you get sick, your physician may take a sample of your 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. These labs-on-a-chip would not only be ...

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Bone marrow-on-a-chip unveiled

Device captures complexity of living marrow in the laboratory; could help test new drugs to prevent lethal radiation exposure

07-05-2014

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, Institute researchers report in the online issue ...

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New technique tracks proteins in single HIV particle

07-05-2014

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from KU Leuven in Belgium has developed a new technique to examine how proteins interact with each other at the level of a single HIV viral particle. The technique allows scientists to study the life-threatening virus in detail and makes screening potential ...

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Eurofins expands its environment testing footprint in the US

07-05-2014

Eurofins Scientific announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Calscience Environmental Laboratories, Inc. in the US. The transaction is expected to close no later than the 31st of May. Comment from Dr. Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO: "The addition of Calscience into Eurofins' growing ...

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Antimicrobial edible films inhibit pathogens in meat

06-05-2014

Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Using films made of pullulan -- an edible, mostly tasteless, ...

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New atom-scale knowledge on the function of biological photosensors

06-05-2014

The research groups of Janne Ihalainen (University of Jyväskylä) and Sebastian Westenhoff (University of Gothenburg) have clarified how the atom structure of bacterial red light photosensors changes when sensing light. The research reveals structural changes in phytochrome protein when ...

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Electronic Nose Sniffs Out Prostate Cancer

05-05-2014

We may soon be able to make easy and early diagnoses of prostate cancer by smell. Investigators in Finland have established that a novel noninvasive technique can detect prostate cancer using an electronic nose. In a proof of principle study, the eNose successfully discriminated between prostate ...

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Biochemist developed way to silence genes that cause diseases

German top researcher Thomas Tuschl nominated for European Inventor Award 2014

02-05-2014

Thanks to the ground-breaking research of 47-year-old German biochemist Thomas Tuschl, silencing genes is no longer a utopia. His method of switching off human genes is the basis for promising therapies to treat genetic disorders that trigger serious conditions such as haemophilia, amyloidosis, ...

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