Biological processes are generally based on events at the molecular and cellular level. To understand what happens in the course of infections, diseases or normal bodily functions, scientists would need to examine individual cells and their activity directly in the tissue. The development o ... more
Harvard physicists have developed a novel technique that can detect molecular variants in chemical mixtures – greatly simplifying a process that is one of the most important, though time-consuming, processes in analytical chemistry.
As described in a paper in Nature, post-doctoral researche ... more
Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
Calcium, an essential nutrient for bone health, is commonly found in dairy ... more
The feared Legionella pneumophila bacteria is responsible for legionellosis, an infectious disease that can lead to pneumonia. In order to infect us, this pathogen has developed a complex method enabling it to camouflage itself and go unnoticed in our cells, thus avoiding these acting again ... more
Adventitious changes in cellular DNA can endanger the whole organism, as they may lead to life-threatening illnesses like cancer. Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich now report how byproducts of respiration cause mispairing of subunits in the double helix.
The DNA ... more
Many molecules have a right and a left form, just like shoes. In pharmaceuticals, it is important that the correct form of the molecule is used. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have been able to produce the one mirror image by using crystals with special properties. This can hav ... more
A new partnership with educational platform edX means that Karolinska Institutet has become the first university in Sweden to offer internet-based courses to hundreds of thousands of students around the world.
“This means that we have put ourselves way ahead of the field as we meet the futu ... more
The University of Gothenburg Vaccine Research Institute (GUVAX) announces successful results in a placebo controlled phase I study of an oral, inactivated Escherichia coli diarrhea vaccine.
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) bacteria are the primary cause of diarrhea in children living ... more
The global life science entrepreneur, Dr David U’Prichard, will take on the role at the £20m Innovation Centre. The centre, developed by Health Science Scotland (HSS) and industry, brings together experts from academia, industry and the NHS to rapidly develop safer, more effective therapies ... more
Earthquakes, snakes, forest fires – none rob humans of life more frequently than the tiny clumps of fat, calcium and cholesterol we know as blood clots. Every fifth human dies when a blood clot, or more correctly cholesterol plaque, loosens and gets stuck somewhere in the heart or brain cau ... more