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Major breakthrough identifies new mechanism for the development of schizophrenia


Scientists from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have discovered that abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play a major role in the development of schizophrenia, a debilitating condition that affects around 1% of people in Ireland. The network ...


Detecting Mercury with Gold

Individual gold nanorods could be used to develop smaller, portable mercury sensors


Mercury is harmful even in small amounts. Detecting it currently requires expensive equipment. Researchers are working on a faster and cheaper alternative: a portable sensor that can perform a rapid analysis in the field. The key is finding something small and accurate enough to do the job.For ...


SYGNIS signs non-exclusive distribution agreement with Cambridge Bioscience Ltd. for UK and Ireland


SYGNIS AG announced a distribution agreement with Cambridge Bioscience for the commercialization of SYGNIS’ proprietary product portfolio in the UK and Ireland.Under the terms of the agreement, Cambridge Bioscience will promote, market, sell and support TruePrime™ products for primer-free WGA as ...


JPK announces the appointment of new UK & Ireland Sales Manager


JPK Instruments announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Field as their new UK & Ireland Sales Manager. Dr. Field gained a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Bristol in 1997. He remained at Bristol as a post graduate researcher, studying novel routes to chiral phosphines for use in catalysis ...


Using insects to test for drug safety


Insects, such as some moths and fruit flies, react to microbial infection in the same way as mammals and so can be used to test the efficiency of new drugs, thereby reducing the need for animal testing. Dr Kevin Kavanagh from the National University of Ireland – Maynooth, presented his research ...


Eksigent Announces Major Expansion for HPLC Manufacturing and Service


Eksigent Technologies announced that it will increase manufacturing capacity by 40 percent to meet strong demand for its HPLC products. "The need for this increase in product build capability is being driven by higher than expected customer demand for both our cHiPLC®-nanoflex for proteomics, ...


Raman’s narrower fingerprint set to broaden utility of flow cytometry


Andor Technology plc announced that researchers have successfully tested the first proof-of-concept of a Raman Spectral Flow Cytometer (SFC), thanks to its Electron Multiplying CCD (EMCCD) camera NewtonEM. Raman Spectral Flow Cytometry promises to revolutionise cell characterisation by allowing ...


The Genetics Company Inc. enters distributorship agreement with Stratech Scientific Ltd.


The Genetics Company Inc. announced the closing of a distributorship agreement with Stratech Scientific Ltd. Within the scope of this agreement, The Genetics Company will supply Stratech with its beta-Amyloid (Aβ) detection tools for the diagnosis and research of neurodegenerative diseases, such ...


Agilent Technologies and National University of Ireland, Galway, Open Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility


Agilent Technologies Inc. and the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, announced the opening of a Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility on the NUI Galway campus. The state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped with the latest accurate-mass quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF) and triple ...


New discovery may lead to new class of allergy drugs

Research identifies eotaxin as a novel drug target


If you've ever wondered why some allergic reactions progress quickly and may even become fatal, a new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology provides an important part of the answer. In the report, scientists from Queen's University of Belfast, University of Oxford and ...


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