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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
2015-10-07 to 2015-10-11
BIOTECHNICA/LABVOLUTION 2015 in Hannover

BIOTECHNICA/LABVOLUTION 2015 in Hannover

From 6 to 8 October 2015 Deutsche Messe was for the first time staging the two trade fairs BIOTECHNICA and LABVOLUTION in parallel at the Hannover Exhibition Center. The next BIOTECHNICA/LABVOLUTION event is to be scheduled for spring of 2017.... Read more
Tags biotechnica , labvolution , hannover
„Infections of regional importance” – BAN Conference in Moscow

„Infections of regional importance” – BAN Conference in Moscow

Moscow was the place of the penultimate conference organized by Baltic Antiviral Network. Three intense days of different thematic sessions were a great opportunity to discuss most important issues of virology and epidemic diseases not only in Baltic regions, but also worldwide. Next meeting will hop... Read more
Tags ban , baltic antiviral network , Moscow , HCV , HIV , HBV , hep A virus , hep B virus , hep C virus
2015-09-28 to 2015-10-03
Poland – no.1 in sleeplessness

Poland – no.1 in sleeplessness

Data from 2011-2012 showing insomnia problem in numbers states clearly – Polish people are the worst sleeping in Europe.... Read more
Tags poland , europe , sleep , insomnia , sleeplessness , SHARE
Minerals for nutritional supplements

Minerals for nutritional supplements

The human body normally gets adequate amounts of minerals and vitamins with food; however an additional intake of minerals through food supplements may become necessary for various reasons. Particularly an unbalanced diet which is poor in nutrients, various diseases or an increased demand in certain ... Read more
Tags minerals , vitamins , supplements
No more Dolly – European Parliament wants to ban animal cloning

No more Dolly – European Parliament wants to ban animal cloning

Voting at a beginning of September concerned a total ban of livestock cloning and import of cloned animals’ offspring and their products. This implies more restrictions to the proposition of European Commission from 2013 regarding cloning of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and horses.... Read more
Tags cloning , European Parliament , Dolly , ban , livestock
2015-09-09
IASOcholine radiotracer export to the Czech Republic and Slovakia

IASOcholine radiotracer export to the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Synektik Group - a leading provider of innovative products, services and IT solutions for diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine - begins delivery of a special radiotracer, IASOcholine, to the Czech Republic and Slovakia. PET-CT imaging using Choline radiotracer is one of the most modern methods use... Read more
Tags cancer , radiopharmaceuticals , diagnostics
Life in extreme conditions

Life in extreme conditions

Powerful storms, strong winds, extreme temperatures or toxic environment – for a human, living in such harsh environment can be very hard, sometimes impossible. Why? In contrary to extremophiles, it did not develop mechanisms enabling survival in extreme conditions.... Read more
Tags extremophiles
2015-09-02
Sunbathing? Be green!

Sunbathing? Be green!

A search for natural molecular sunscreens has led to the development of functional materials containing mycosporin-like amino acids – UV light absorbers obtained from marine organisms.... Read more
Tags sunscreen , chitosan , mycosporines , mycosporin-like amino acids , MAA , UV
2015-08-26
Importance of vaccination in Baltic regions

Importance of vaccination in Baltic regions

Baltic Antiviral Network supports health institutions in sharing knowledge about viruses and diseases they cause. Experts from the Network are now focused on spreading the information about importance of vaccination, especially due to the upcoming flu season.... Read more
Tags flu , influenza , vaccination , Baltic Antiviral Network , pregnancy
Scotland’s crop of contention

Scotland’s crop of contention

On 9th August the Scottish government banned a commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) crops. The decision raised protests in scientific community. In response, 28 research organisations have written an open letter to the Scottish Minister for Rural Affairs.... Read more
Tags gmo , Scotland , prohibition , GM corn