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High-speed method for identifying and sorting cells requires no external cell labeling
In medicine and biology, there is great interest in efficient and inexpensive methods for identifying and separating different cell types, for example for medical diagnostics or for regenerative therapies using stem cells. Up to this point, the method of choice has been the so-called flow ...
Acquisition is expected to accelerate the development of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate
Themis and MSD (trademark of Merck & Co., Inc.) announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which MSD, through a subsidiary, will acquire privately-held Themis. Themis has a broad pipeline of vaccine candidates and immune-modulatory therapies developed using its ...
“Mini-laboratory” provides test results in 30 to 40 minutes
Spindiag GmbH, a medical technology start-up company founded four years ago as a spin-off of the Hahn-Schickard Institute for Microanalytical Systems, announced the completion of a 16.3 million Euros (USD 17.8 million) Series B financing round as expected. Existing investors as well as ...
New Genome Modification Technology: CRISPR/Cas Revolutionizes Crop Cultivation by Specific Combination of Properties
The CRISPR/Cas molecular scissors work like a fine surgical instrument and can be used to modify genetic information in plants. The research teams of Professor Holger Puchta of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Professor Andreas Houben from the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and ...
Alexandra Knauer, managing director and owner of the Berlin-based laboratory instrumentation manufacturer KNAUER, has been recognized by the jury of the "Frauen unternehmen" initiative ("Women Entrepreneuring") to be a role model female entrepreneur. Ms. Knauer received a certificate signed by ...
"Those who solve relevant problems will prevail"
Every year, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and the auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY) hand out awards to young companies offering solutions for societal challenges through their products and services and creating public value. Some of the startups which received one of the coveted the ...
Triterpenoid acids pack a punch against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Scientists have identified specific compounds from the Brazilian peppertree -- a weedy, invasive shrub in Florida -- that reduce the virulence of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria. Scientific Reports published the research, demonstrating that triterpenoid acids in the red berries of the plant ...
Further develop DNA based sequencing for diagnostic use
Roche announced that it has acquired Stratos Genomics, an early-stage sequencing technology company to advance the development of Roche’s nanopore sequencer. The acquisition provides Roche access to Stratos Genomics unique chemistry, Sequencing by Expansion (SBX™). The Roche nanopore sequencer, ...
The work raises the need for a balance between the Pinkman protein and the sHSPs proteins during the development of the nervous system for its correct formation
An alteration, either by excess or by default, in the number of synapses (the points of contact between neurons where the transmission of the nerve impulse occurs) is associated with the development of cognitive, morphological and psychiatric disorders, hence the importance of being able to ...
Why some people eat as much as they want and stay lean while others can´t
An international team of researchers with the participation of IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences – reports the discovery of a thinness gene - ALK – conserved in evolution from flies to mice and importantly in very thin humans. A noticeable impact on ...