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2016-03-29
The new players in biotech innovation. MEET ONE OF OUR KEY NOTE SPEAKERS!

The new players in biotech innovation. MEET ONE OF OUR KEY NOTE SPEAKERS!

The author of famous book "The new players in life science innovation", dr Tomasz Mroczkowski from American University Washington DC will join BioForum 2016 as a Keynote Speaker. ... Read more
Tags cebioforum
Teichoic acids inhibitors in antibiotic recycling

Teichoic acids inhibitors in antibiotic recycling

Current „boom” for new inhibitors of wall teichoic acids (WTA) of gram-positive bacteria has recently brought another scientific achievement. Tarocin A and B are novel compounds, which not having bactericidal action on their own, restore activity of several β-lactam antibiotics against methicillin-re... Read more
Tags antibiotics , WTA , wall teichoic acids , MRSA , MRSE , tarocin
2016-03-07
What happen in 2016 ? - the biggest conferences dedicated to bio-industry

What happen in 2016 ? - the biggest conferences dedicated to bio-industry

Biotechnology sector is the one of the fastest growing areas of science. As the result, the number of events, related to both the scientific and business topics is impressive. Universities and various scientific institutions organize seminars, meetings and conferences. This is great occasion to bring... Read more
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2016-02-29
Bionanocellulose - Polish bioimplant of tomorrow

Bionanocellulose - Polish bioimplant of tomorrow

“Kardio BNC” is a special project aiming to show in pre-clinical trials the potential of bionanocellulose (BNC) as a material to produce bioimplants for cardiac and vascular surgery. It is also a success of Polish manufacturer producing an original bionanocellulose.... Read more
Tags bionanocellulose , BNC , Kardio BNC , implant , bioimplant
2016-02-16
Is it MATRIX? No, it's Australia!

Is it MATRIX? No, it's Australia!

What if everything that surrounds us is translated into digital world. Information about a coffee you are drinking. About a view outside your window. About how much you spent today on gas and dinner. About a temperature outside and air pollution. About a heartbeats of an oyster. Let’s talk about digi... Read more
Tags Oznome , Sense-T , INSPIRE
2016-02-11
The epidemiology of HIV in Baltic countries and the main reasons of infections among childr

The epidemiology of HIV in Baltic countries and the main reasons of infections among children

Inspired by prof. Saulius Caplinskas from Center of Communicable Diseases and AIDS in Vilnius during a conference ''Infections of regional importance’’ in Moscow we decided to go to Vilnius to meet him again and expand the knowledge of HIV problem. In this article you can learn how the current situat... Read more
Tags HIV , Saulius Caplinskas , Statistic , HIV in children
2016-01-18
Unculturable microorganisms – the source of new antibiotics

Unculturable microorganisms – the source of new antibiotics

The neuralgic period of antibiotic therapy history in which we are now prompts to intense search for new natural antibiotics, for example in environmental samples. The main areas of such search are sea water and soil. However, among plenty of microorganisms living in natural environment only 1% of st... Read more
Tags natural antibiotics , VBNC , antibiotics , teixobactin
2016-01-10
A few questions about HIV to Saulius Caplinskas

A few questions about HIV to Saulius Caplinskas

– What do diamonds and HIV have in common? They are forever. We cannot survive without proper commercial management – young people cannot live without a computer – explained Saulius Caplinskas during a conference organized by Baltic Antiviral Network, „Infections of regional importance” (Moscow, Octo... Read more
Tags HIV , baltic antiviral network , hepatitis C , Saulius Caplinskas
2016-01-01
Personal health data available for scientists

Personal health data available for scientists

European Parliament amended the legislation regulating scientists’ access to personal health data for research purposes. Followers of the amendment claim it will facilitate research including case studies, disease registries and biobanking.... Read more
Tags European Parliament , European Union , personal health data
2015-12-07
Ultrafast ultrasound localization microscopy for blood vessels imaging

Ultrafast ultrasound localization microscopy for blood vessels imaging

Team of researchers from Paris have developed a technique utilizing ultrasonic waves for vascular imaging. Ultrafast ultrasound localization microscopy (uULM) presents a super-resolution and penetration depth. It is based on tracking a way of a specific contrast agent – microbubbles.... Read more
Tags ultrafast ultrasound localisation microscopy , uULM , microscopy , ultrasounds , imaging
2015-11-30 to 2015-12-03
Refugees science – about immigrants in scientific press

Refugees science – about immigrants in scientific press

Immigration crisis currently present in Europe does not pass unnoticed in influential scientific press. How the immigration problem is shown on Nature, Science and New Scientist services? Here, we present the main press review. ... Read more
Tags European Union , Science policy , refugees , immigrants , crisis
iLiver- application for Your liver

iLiver- application for Your liver

Answers for all Your questions about liver pathologies in one place? Yes, they may be provided by the iLiver application. Prof. Francesco Negro told us some details about this application during 12th Conference "Viral Infections of Regional Significance", which was organised by Antiviral Baltic Netwo... Read more
Tags iLiver , Prof.Francesco Negro
2015-11-23
A TALEN(T) for treating leukaemia

A TALEN(T) for treating leukaemia

Genome editing with the use of TALENs – the artificial restriction enzymes – was employed for the world first time to cure acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. TALENs helped to modify T cells obtained from a healthy donor in order to beat cancer cells, remaining invisible to immune system and immunosuppres... Read more
Tags genetic engineering , gene therapy , T cells , UCART19 , acute lymphoblastic leukaemia , TALEN , genome editing
2015-11-16
Movember – about a microbiome in (prostate) cancer risk

Movember – about a microbiome in (prostate) cancer risk

10 years ago a Nobel Prize awarded a discovery connecting Helycobacter pylori with gastric carcinogenesis. But only today, a host-microbiome relation research starts to enter its critical phase. It turns out, that we are not the only architects of our own fortune – they are, small frequenters of our ... Read more
Tags cancer , movember , prostate cancer , microbiome , microflora , cancer risk , holobiont
2015-11-09
Euphresco Dickeya-Pectobacterium Meeting

Euphresco Dickeya-Pectobacterium Meeting

Euphresco is a network gathering funders and coordinators of research in phytosanitary area. It engages science priorities in taxonomy, physiology, protection and pathogenesis of plant diseases. Euphresco meeting will be held on 23-24 November 2015 at Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG&MUG i... Read more
Tags plant pathogens , plant protection , Euphresco
2015-10-19
Can Latvian biotechnology sector learn something from Poland?

Can Latvian biotechnology sector learn something from Poland?

Juris Vanags, a habitue of European biotech&industry meetings, talks about Latvian biotechnology sector.... Read more
Tags latvia , bioforum 2015 , fermenter
Vaccine against AIDS in Phase I clinical trials

Vaccine against AIDS in Phase I clinical trials

A vaccine based on HIV gp120 protein is a unique product for 15 years protection against infection. Unique, because it has been introduced by the team of Prof. Robert Gallo – a pioneer in the field of AIDS research and previous critic of disease-related vaccination.... Read more
Tags clinical trials , HIV , vaccine , AIDS , gp120
Rapid detection of Ebola virus

Rapid detection of Ebola virus

The Ebola virus can be deadly. Depending on the virus strain, between 25 and 90 percent of those infected with the disease die. The virus is passed on through direct contact with the blood or body fluids of sick or already dead people, as well as infected wild animals. That is why it is vital to know... Read more
Tags diagnostics , ebola , RT-PCR
2015-10-12 to 2015-10-16
Basics of computing analysis of data from ChIP-seq experiments

Basics of computing analysis of data from ChIP-seq experiments

The DNA-protein interactions, according to their critical influence on cells, have been widely studied using multiple biochemical and genomic approaches. In vitro methods such as electrophoresis gel mobility shift (EMSA) and DNase I footprinting assays were very limited and that led to the developmen... Read more
Tags DNA , chip , VitaInSilica
Molecular Partners AG wins EUROPEAN BIOTECHNICA AWARD 2015

Molecular Partners AG wins EUROPEAN BIOTECHNICA AWARD 2015

The winner of the EUROPEAN BIOTECHNICA AWARD 2015 was a Swiss biopharmaceutical company, Molecular Partners AG. ... Read more
Tags award , biotechnica , hannover