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DeepMind and EMBL release the most complete database of predicted 3D structures of human proteins

Partners use AlphaFold, the AI system recognised last year as a solution to the protein structure prediction problem, to release more than 350,000 protein structure predictions including the entire human proteome to the scientific community

29-Jul-2021

DeepMind announced its partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Europe's flagship laboratory for the life sciences, to make the most complete and accurate database yet of predicted protein structure models for the human proteome. This will cover all ~20,000 proteins ...

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Surrey builds AI to find anti-ageing chemical compounds

27-Jul-2021

The University of Surrey has built an artificial intelligence (AI) model that identifies chemical compounds that promote healthy ageing - paving the way towards pharmaceutical innovations that extend a person's lifespan. In a paper published by Nature Communication's Scientific Reports, a team of ...

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Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group wins Best Business Award

01-Jul-2021

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is delighted to announce it has been named winner of the Best Employer category at the 2021 Best Business Awards(BBAs). WMFTG has always strived to be a desirable place to work, and its teams work tirelessly to create innovative strategies to ensure ...

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PerkinElmer to Acquire In-Vitro Diagnostics Company

Endocrinology testing specialist expands PerkinElmer’s immunodiagnostics segment

19-May-2021

PerkinElmer, Inc. and Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings PLC (IDS) announced that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all cash offer whereby PerkinElmer will acquire IDS for approximately $155 million (£110 Million). The transaction has a total enterprise value of ...

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A new way of rapidly counting and identifying viruses

A Lancaster University professor has introduced a new concept for rapidly analysing for the presence of a virus from colds to coronaviruses

28-Apr-2021

Based on analysing chemical elements the methodology, which has been adapted from an analytical technique used to identify metallic nanoparticles, is able to detect the presence of viruses within just 20 seconds. Although the tests would need to be performed in a lab, it could be used to quickly ...

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Malvern Panalytical and Concept Life Sciences announce integration

15-Apr-2021

Malvern Panalytical and Concept Life Sciences have announced a full business integration. The integration will expand the existing analytical instrument and service relationship (Amplify Analytics) to include the Chemistry and Biology services of CLS. Both entities are operating businesses within ...

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First images of cells exposed to COVID-19 vaccine reveal native-like Coronavirus spikes

How the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine works

09-Apr-2021

New research has for the first time compared images of the protein spikes that develop on the surface of cells exposed to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to the protein spike of the SARS-CoV-19 coronavirus. The images show that the spikes are highly similar to those of the virus and support the ...

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Simple, non-invasive skin swab samples are enough to quickly detect COVID-19

18-Mar-2021

Researchers at the University of Surrey have found that non-invasive skin swab samples may be enough to detect COVID-19. The most widely used approach to testing for COVID-19 requires a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which involves taking a swab of the back of the throat and far inside the ...

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Formation of quadruple helix DNA tracked in live human cells for the first time

The biology of DNA must be rethink

23-Jul-2020

The formation of four-stranded DNA has been tracked in living human cells, allowing scientists to see how it works, and its possible role in cancer. DNA usually forms the classic double helix shape discovered in 1953 - two strands wound around each other. Several other structures have been formed ...

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Pretty as a peacock: The gemstone for the next generation of smart sensors

Method represents a simple, inexpensive and scalable approach to produce multi-functional graphene infused synthetic opals

20-May-2020

Scientists have taken inspiration from the biomimicry of butterfly wings and peacock feathers to develop an innovative opal-like material that could be the cornerstone of next generation smart sensors. An international team of scientists, led by the Universities of Surrey and Sussex, has ...

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