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2015-06-29
Acceleration! The origin of world class science  in Gdansk

Acceleration! The origin of world class science in Gdansk

On 25th of June 2015 during the inauguration conference in Gdansk Science and Technology Park a ceremonial opening of Gdansk Life Sciences Center was held. The Center aims to accelerate the most interesting concepts in biology and biotechnology and develop projects for commercialization. Thanks to a ... Read more
Tags selvita , Gdansk Science and Technology Park , Gdansk Life Sciences Center , Polpharma , Svanvid , Pomeranian Special Economic Zone
2015-05-11
“Heart-on-a-chip” proposed as a potent tool for drug screening

“Heart-on-a-chip” proposed as a potent tool for drug screening

Lack of models properly reflecting human organism environment for the analysis of drug safety and efficiency is an ongoing issue. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have come up with “heart-on-a-chip” model that can serve as a tool for testing cardiovascular medications.... Read more
Tags heart , chip , drug screening , cells , animal model
2015-03-10 to 2015-03-12
Potential of clinical trials in CEE region

Potential of clinical trials in CEE region

Clinical trials are one of the indispensable steps of drug development. They are especially crucial for the assessment of effectiveness and safety of a novel medication. The whole pharmaceutical industry, which is growing rapidly all over the world, is trying to find new regions characterized by attr... Read more
Tags pharmaceutical , clinical trials , drug , CEE , company
Researchers from Olsztyn are working on Alzheimer's early detection tests

Researchers from Olsztyn are working on Alzheimer's early detection tests

An effort to elaborate tests enabling early detection of Alzheimer’s disease is currently made in numerous research institutes all over the world. One of them is the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences. In an interview for cebiotech.com, Professor Hanna Ra... Read more
Tags Alzheimer's disease , amyloid , olsztyn , diagnosis , prevention , sensor , Hanna Radecka
2015-02-23 to 2015-02-25
Restoration of fertility by light

Restoration of fertility by light

Recent studies performed by the scientists from the “Center of Advanced European Studies and Research” have revealed that pulses of light might be used to control sperm functioning. Such an innovative approach can help in unraveling the mechanisms underlying the infertility pathology.... Read more
Tags therapy , fertility , light , sperm , cAMP
Tobacco or CHO? The race against time in production of Ebola cure ZMapp.

Tobacco or CHO? The race against time in production of Ebola cure ZMapp.

Both in terms of cost, ease of handling, as well as the efficiency of the process, tobacco is an attractive alternative to mammalian CHO cell line routinely utilized in biological and medical research for the production of antibodies. Will the classic beat innovation this time? The time may be critic... Read more
Tags protein , Ebola , CHO , tobacco
2015-02-22
Modern Mass-Spec Core Facility

Modern Mass-Spec Core Facility

The new laboratory of mass spectrometry is one of the most important achievements of the project MOBI4Health implemented in the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Gdansk and Medical University of Gdansk, Poland. Modern equipment allows to perform virtually any type of analysis, f... Read more
Tags MOBI4Health , mass spectrometry , proteomics
2015-02-11 to 2015-02-13
The amendment to the Polish Law on financing of science

The amendment to the Polish Law on financing of science

President of Poland signed the amended law, in which the main changes relate to the financing of pro-quality research. They regulate issues of Polish Roadmap for Research Infrastructures, funding for international cooperation, development of virtual Science Information System, as well as clarify a Ph... Read more
Tags law , international cooperation , regulations , Science Information System
Tau-based vaccines as a novel tool for Alzheimer’s Disease treatment

Tau-based vaccines as a novel tool for Alzheimer’s Disease treatment

Alzheimer’s disease is the most frequent cause of dementia. Currently, there are various studies all over the world trying to elaborate efficient therapies to help patients. Among them, there are approaches associated with immunomodulation, thus application of vaccines. One of the newest idea is to t... Read more
Tags Alzheimer's disease , treatment , tau , amyloid , vaccine , ACL-35
2015-02-02 to 2015-02-04
Wortmannin as a new potential anticancer drug

Wortmannin as a new potential anticancer drug

Wortmannin sensitize the tumour cells for standard treatment with ethoposid and cisplatin, makes the treatment more effectiveness. What it means for the glioma patient? That there is potential new drug, which is effective in laboratory and kills glioma cells.... Read more
Tags cancer , glioblastoma , glioma , oncology , brain cancer
Bacteria vs bacteria: edible vaccines

Bacteria vs bacteria: edible vaccines

The idea of edible vaccines originates from the basic needs for availability, ease of use and low cost of production. Majority of the scientific world is focused on so-called molecular farming utilizing plants as a source of antigens. There is also another, theoretically simpler way: immunization wit... Read more
Tags bacteria , edible vaccines , antigen
International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics 2015

International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics 2015

The 2015 International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (ICBBB), which is the 5th edition, was organized in Taiwan. During numerous meetings and presentations, researchers from all over the world could share with new advancements in the wide field of biotechnology.... Read more
Tags biotechnology , conference , bioscience , Taiwan
2015-01-28 to 2015-02-01
Gene therapy for eye diseases in 2014

Gene therapy for eye diseases in 2014

By David Gamero Ledo, Elżbieta Świętek & Klaudia Polakowska, Centre for Innovation, Technology Transfer and University Development, Jagiellonian University ... Read more
Tags gene therapy , eye diseases , eye conditions
How cancer cells can interact with each other?

How cancer cells can interact with each other?

Interactions between cells are of crucial importance for the proper functioning of tissues and the whole multicellular organisms. During pathological processes, such as cancer progression, alterations in cell-cell adhesion are very common. The molecular events underlying these changes must be deeply ... Read more
Tags junction , Jonas Fuxe , epithelium , interaction , cancer
2015-01-22
Research financing in Eastern and Central Europe after 25 years since the communism ended

Research financing in Eastern and Central Europe after 25 years since the communism ended

After 25 years since the fall of the Berlin wall, Nature has published a comprehensive report summarizing how the way of research financing in the Eastern and Central Europe has changed during all these years. It also depicts revision in attitude towards science that is really critical for further de... Read more
Tags europe , communism , financing , research
2015-01-13 to 2015-01-15
Laboratory of Investment

Laboratory of Investment

Do You have a great idea and do not know how to sell it? Need a partner to the company because You do not really handle? Or maybe You do not have the money to start a business and place Your product on the market? Therefore Laboratory of Investment is for you! It has a capital, which will share with ... Read more
Tags biotechnology , investment , biobusiness , venture capital , Laboratorium Inwestycji
Olfactory cells used for spinal cord injury treatment

Olfactory cells used for spinal cord injury treatment

Spinal cord injuries usually have devastating and long-lasting effects on health. Nowadays, there is unfortunately no effective approach that would enable full restoration of functions lost after the injury. Polish physicians cooperating with English scientists came up with the idea of using olfactor... Read more
Tags olfactory cells , spinal cord , injury , Wroclaw , regeneration
2014-12-29 to 2014-12-31
Gene therapy in 2014

Gene therapy in 2014

The idea of gene therapy as a real therapeutic option began over 20 years ago. Since that time, there have been numerous moments of hope and disappointment that repeatedly changed the general opinion about this novel way of treatment. Today, together with advancements in human genomics, gene therapy ... Read more
Tags clinical trials , gene therapy , central Europe
Life science sector in the next 15 years

Life science sector in the next 15 years

Life science sector comprising such areas as biotechnology, pharmacy or biomedical technologies is one of the most rapidly growing markets. As societies all over the world are getting older and older, we can be sure that in the nearest 15 years its development will be even faster than nowadays.... Read more
Tags cancer , life science , future , ageing , Alexander Stratz
The Festival of Science in Hungary

The Festival of Science in Hungary

During this year’s edition of the Festival of Science in Hungary, representatives of research institutes as well as business enterprises discussed the importance of science popularization and dialogue with the general public. Concerning biotechnology sector, such issues as ethical, legal and social ... Read more
Tags biotechnology , hungary , science , festival