Ben-Gurion University researchers discover new principle in optics
The Pacific Cleaner Shrimp may hold the secret to keeping white bread white. Inorganic nanoparticles such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are widely used as whitening agents in foods, cosmetics, and paints. However, due to health concerns, there is currently an intensive search to find o ... more
Groundbreaking technique using a new kind of focussing lens overcomes previous X-ray imaging limitations
A pollen grain showing the nanofoam within or a diatom with the individual geometric structures inside clearly visible: Using high-energy X-rays from the PETRA III synchrotron light source at DESY, a team led by CFEL scientists Saša Bajt and Henry Chapman has managed to image these structur ... more
New approach represents a paradigm shift in the application of mechanochemical processes in organic chemistry
Before their approval, pharmaceuticals not only have to be tested for their effectiveness and safety, but also for their stability, since they are usually stored in pharmacies and private households for years and are not allowed to change. To test their stability, a process is needed that d ... more
A study with the participation of IDAEA and IGME locates organic contaminants derived from human activity in inland and coastal waters of the frozen continent
Human activity is negatively impacting Antarctic water quality. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by the Institute of Environmental Diagnosis and Water Studies (IDAEA-CSIC) and the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (IGME-CSIC), in collaboration with the University of Gran ... more
With this acquisition, Verder Scientific expands its portfolio to include dissolution and tablet testing equipment for the pharmaceutical and life science sectors
The Verder Group is proud to announce the successful acquisition of ERWEKA, a highly regarded German company renowned for its development and manufacturing of premium tablet testing equipment.
With this acquisition Verder Scientific further strengthens its position and accelerates the growt ... more
Improving the fluid flow inside noselike chambers can enhance detection of harmful chemicals
Volatile organic compounds are chemicals emitted as gases that can have adverse health effects. They are often found in paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants, among other common products, but they can also act as markers of explosives, insect infestation, food spoilage, and disease.
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Sensitive, reliable and durable sensors created for multiple industries
Extreme environments in several critical industries – aerospace, energy, transportation and defense – require sensors to measure and monitor numerous factors under harsh conditions to ensure human safety and integrity of mechanical systems.
In the petrochemical industry, for example, pipeli ... more
Researchers programmed a tool that accurately recognises and picks proteins in electron cryo-tomography, substituting troublesome hand selection
Electron cryo-tomography (cryo-ET) is emerging as a powerful technique to provide detailed 3D images of cellular environments and enclosed biomolecules. However, one of the challenges of the methodology is the identification of protein molecules in the images for further processing. A resea ... more
Scientists develop effective method to genetically modify brain organoids
Primates are among the most intelligent creatures with distinct cognitive abilities. Their brains are relatively large in relation to their body stature and have a complex structure. However, how the brain has developed over the course of evolution and which genes are responsible for the hi ... more
This method offers a wide range of potential applications
Enzymes are the molecule factories in biological cells. However, which basic molecular building blocks they use to assemble target molecules is often unknown and difficult to measure. An international team including bioinformaticians from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) has now t ... more