A new study has found that vitamin A-biofortified orange maize significantly improves visual functions in children.
The study was conducted among school-aged children (4 to 8 years old) in rural Zambia. Children who ate orange maize showed improved night vision within six months. Their eyes ... more
ETH scientists have constructed bacteria in which growth can be controlled fully automatically by a computer. The interface between computer and bacteria is based on red and green light. The approach could help to optimise the biotechnological production of molecules.
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This is how chemical processes could become more environmentally friendly
Chemical and biological catalysts tend to require very different reaction conditions, making their combination challenging. Researchers of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have succeeded in taking this hurdle by using a special gel matrix to compartmentalize both types of catalysts. The results ... more
Scientists at the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) in Halle/Saale (Germany) have fully elucidated the biosynthesis of carnosic acid. This discovery allowed the plant researchers around Prof. Alain Tissier to produce the economically valuable plant material by biotechnological m ... more
50% increase in production capacity and 20% staff increase
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, today celebrated a major expansion of its biotech plant in Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain, resulting in a 50% increase in the facility’s production capacity. Tres Cantos is the main site of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, ... more
Nature has inspired generations of people, offering a plethora of different materials for innovations. One such material is the molecule of the heritage, or DNA, thanks to its unique self-assembling properties. Researchers at the Nanoscience Center (NSC) of the University of Jyväskylä and B ... more
Enzymes, high-molecular-weight chiral polymeric compounds, are complex biological catalysts. Capture of the substrate molecule, catalyzing the reaction, and release of the product are three important events performed by enzymes. In order to accomplish these important events using a syntheti ... more
Ninth edition expected to bring together more than 8,500 trade professionals
analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo, leading trade fairs for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics is scheduled from October 20 to 22 at the HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad. The trade fairs will bring together manufacturers, suppliers, business experts and ... more
Toward the ultimate goal of engineering human tissues and organs that can mimic native function for use in drug screening, disease modeling, and regenerative medicine, a Wyss Institute team led by Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis, Sc.D., has made another foundational advance using three-d ... more
SCIENION AG, a provider for ultra-low volume liquid handling applications, announced that its new subsidiary Cellenion S.A.S. started operations in Lyon, France back in May 2016. Cellenion focuses on controlled cell dispensing technologies in the fields of bioprinting and single-cell dispen ... more