Chewing gum to screen for oral inflammation
Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant. This is caused by bacteria destroying the soft tissue and the bone around the implant in the worst case.
In future, patients ... more
Researchers identify protein that inhibits the development of autoimmune diseases
The immune system protects humans from threats such as, for example, disease-causing bacteria, and cancer as well. Yet if the system malfunctions, it can attack the body it is supposed to defend and cause autoimmune diseases such as type one diabetes mellitus or multiple sclerosis. The work ... more
Fluorescence in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters is an intrinsic property of the gold particles themselves
With their remarkable electrical and optical properties, along with biocompatibility, photostability and chemical stability, gold nanoclusters are gaining a foothold in a number of research areas, particularly in biosensing and biolabeling.
These gold nanoclusters are chemically protected b ... more
For the first time, scientists have shown that circular RNA is linked to brain function. When a RNA molecule called Cdr1as was deleted from the genome of mice, the animals had problems filtering out unnecessary information – like patients suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders.
While hu ... more
According to the current doctrine, cancer cells develop due to mutations in genomic DNA. But could it be also caused also by faulty RNA molecules? A number of clues are pointing to this surprising hypothesis. Rolf Marschalek from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology at Goethe University ... more
Scientists from the University of Würzburg have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner.
Galectins are a family of proteins that have become ... more
New insights into the fuctions of fat metabolism
What happens and where, when the body’s fat stores are activated? With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the biochemist Ruth Birner-Grünberger investigates the complex interaction of activation and regulation in fat breakdown, thus providing a basis for new therapeutic approache ... more
The regulatory requirements for the approval of new drugs vary greatly internationally in regards to the resources allocated to the authorities, the evaluation periods for approval and the fees for the pharmaceutical companies. This reports a study of the European Center of Pharmaceutical M ... more
During the first half of 2017, the Eppendorf Group achieved group sales of €327.9 million (prior-year period: €305.5 million). At 7.3% (6.6% when adjusted for currency effects), growth in sales lay above average market growth in the life science industry. Income from operations (EBIT) climb ... more
Asia’s leading trade show for analysis, lab technology and biotechnology, analytica China, will open again at Hall E1 to E4, Shanghai New International Expo Center from October 31 to November 2, 2018. The exhibition is a spin-off of analytica in Germany—the leading international fair for la ... more