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Magnetic Labels: Protein Measurements in the Cell

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Photo: Horseshoe magnet attracts balls [28/01/2014] A network of chemists at the University of Konstanz has developed a method to study protein structures by means of magnetic labels. The ingenious thing about it is that the magnetic labels are directly incorporated inside the cell when the protein is naturally biosynthesized. Magnetic Labels: Protein Measurements in the Cell - Read more

Particulate Air Pollution: Cause of Increased Heart Attack Risk

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Photo: Exhaust fumes [24/01/2014] Long-term exposure to particulate matter is associated with an increased risk for heart attack. Moreover, this association can already be observed in levels of particulate exposure below the current specified European limit values.Particulate Air Pollution: Cause of Increased Heart Attack Risk - Read more

Cancer: Longer Screening Intervals with HPV-based Tests

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Photo: Laboratory analysis [24/01/2014] A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden finds that testing for human papilloma virus (HPV) allows for longer time between screening tests when compared to cytology-based testing.Cancer: Longer Screening Intervals with HPV-based Tests - Read more

Microscopy: Faster Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

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Photo: The new microscope [23/01/2014] To improve medical treatment, researchers test new drug ingredients on biological cells. By combining two microscopy techniques, the time required for testing can be reduced by 50 to 80 percent. And far fewer measurements are needed.Microscopy: Faster Testing of New Pharmaceuticals - Read more

USA: Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban

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Photo: Baby and baby bottle [15/01/2014] Americans are being exposed to significantly lower levels of some phthalates that were banned from children's articles in 2008, but exposures to other forms of these chemicals are rising steeply, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.USA: Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban - Read more

Contagious Heart Disease: "The Virus Manipulates the Host Cell on Different Levels"

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[08/01/2014] Heart diseases can be triggered by special viruses that affect the cardiac muscle. Preventive drugs could definitely be developed – if the virus does not mutate. Contagious Heart Disease: "The Virus Manipulates the Host Cell on Different Levels" - Read more

Rapid Diagnostics: New Opportunity for European Companies

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Photo: LabOnFoil [06/01/2014] Led by the Basque R&D Alliance IK4, 13 organizations in 8 different countries have been conducting research for three years under the European LabOnFoil project to develop new rapid diagnostic devices. Rapid Diagnostics: New Opportunity for European Companies - Read more

Study Approach: Surgical Trials Mean More Safety in the Operating Room

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[06/01/2014] Whether a surgical suture is better applied manually or with a surgical stapler can be determined through trial and error. Determining which method guarantees patient safety best should also not just be based on a surgeon’s experience. Controlled studies are the method of choice to assess both well-proven and new techniques in the operating room. Study Approach: Surgical Trials Mean More Safety in the Operating Room - Read more

Stem Cells: Groovy Way to Influence Specialization

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Photo: Record [19/12/2013] Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that the specialised role stem cells go on to perform is controlled by primary cilia – tiny hair-like structures protruding from a cell.Stem Cells: Groovy Way to Influence Specialization - Read more

Biological Tissues: Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels

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Photo: Gluing gel [18/12/2013] Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy-to-use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues. Biological Tissues: Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels - Read more

 
 

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