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2015-08-24
Baltic Antiviral Network expands its actions

Baltic Antiviral Network expands its actions

Baltic Antiviral Network, supported by the Swedish Institute, focuses its actions on public health. Starting from publishing a document about Frequently asked questions on vaccination, BAN members want to make citizens aware of basic issues concerning vaccination.... Read more
Tags viruses , vaccination , central Europe , Baltic Antiviral Network
2015-08-17
Check brain energy level as you check the oil in your car

Check brain energy level as you check the oil in your car

Brain microdialysis could revolutionize the monitoring of patients in intensive care units. Inserting the slim probe directly into a brain can provide a constant observation of glucose – brain’s energy supplier.... Read more
Tags brain , brain microdialysis , stroke , brain probe , glucose
Biowarfare – today and in the past

Biowarfare – today and in the past

Anthrax, plague or smallpox are genuinely “perfect” biological warfare – good transmission, lack of resistance of the population, high severity and fatality makes people be afraid of possible bioterrorist attack with such agent. But is it really kind of modern warfare, or known for ages?... Read more
Tags bioterrorism , biowarfare
2015-08-11 to 2015-08-12
Mutations in a cell line stops stem-cell trial to cure blindness

Mutations in a cell line stops stem-cell trial to cure blindness

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) turned into specialized retinal cells were meant to cure the damage caused by age-related macular degeneration leading to blindness. The trial was halted due to mutations identified in cells of a second patient.... Read more
Tags clinical trials , stem cells , mutations , macular degeneration , blindness , iPSC
A spy inside me – gene expression will unmask doping athletes

A spy inside me – gene expression will unmask doping athletes

2nd of August 2015 will be remembered as a date of the biggest leak of blood-test data in sporting history, revealing the extraordinary scale of cheating at the world’s most prestigious sport events. At the same time, a bag of new doping-detection ideas has been opened.... Read more
Tags doping , athlete , IAAF , leak , diagnostics , blood test , sport , EPO , biological passport , gene expression
Finally! We have a vaccine against malaria! Unless we don’t…

Finally! We have a vaccine against malaria! Unless we don’t…

A vaccine called Mosquirix or RTS,S has been ready to use for the past couple of years. What prevents European Medicines Agency and World Health Organization from its official approval is the low efficacy.... Read more
Tags EMA , malaria , africa , WHO , vaccine , Mosquirix , RTS , S
2015-08-05
Russia puts private science funders on „foreign agents” list.

Russia puts private science funders on „foreign agents” list.

A new law in Russia allows to create and execute a blacklist of so called “undesirable” organizations, whose principals can be sentenced to a fine or prison. Dmitry Zimin - Russia’s only private funder of scientific research – has announced a closure of his Dynasty Foundation after being labeled by t... Read more
Tags russia , Science Founding , Science policy , Dynasty Foundation
European H1N1 influenza vaccine may trigger narcolepsy

European H1N1 influenza vaccine may trigger narcolepsy

Flu pandemic in 2009 and related vaccination have left an undesirable stigma throughout Europe. More than 1300 people who received a vaccine called Pandemrix has developed narcolepsy. ... Read more
Tags flu , influenza , vaccination , vaccine , Pandemrix , narcolepsy , H1N1 , pandemic
2015-07-20 to 2015-07-23
Temperature swings more deadly than AIDS

Temperature swings more deadly than AIDS

Scientists warn, that ongoing climate changes could became one of the most effective killers of elderly people. The greatest hazard are not hot summers and cold winters, but sudden temperature jumps.... Read more
Tags climate change , temperature
Reverdia Lead Partner In BioSuccInnovate Consortium

Reverdia Lead Partner In BioSuccInnovate Consortium

Reverdia has joined the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate, an innovative Climate-KIC initiative funded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), along with the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University and other European partners. Th... Read more
Tags biotechnology , collaboration
Record drop in regulated animal use in U.S. research

Record drop in regulated animal use in U.S. research

Good news for animal rights supporters is a noticeable trend in reduction of the use of animals covered by Animal Welfare Act (AWA). This Act describes any live or dead cat, dog, hamster, rabbit, nonhuman primate, guinea pig, and any other warm-blooded animal determined by the Secretary of Agricultur... Read more
Tags Animal Welfare Act , laboratory animals , animal rights
Need leadership skills? Ask a golden shiner fish!

Need leadership skills? Ask a golden shiner fish!

It appears that a leadership training does not necessarily need to consume a lot of money. Need a leadership mentor? Meet Notemigonus crysoleucas, a golden shiner.... Read more
Tags golden shiner , leadership , behaviorism
2015-07-13 to 2015-07-14
Preview of plant pathogens

Preview of plant pathogens

In the Department of Plant Protection and Biotechnology at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG&MUG, a subject of a particular care is potato, one of the major players in European kitchen and economy. Currently ongoing projects are focused on pectolytic plant pathogens of Pectrobacterium a... Read more
Tags Pectrobacterium , Dickeya , blackleg , wet rot , plant pathogens , potato , gene expression , plant protection
Microbiologists united once again - this time in Gdansk

Microbiologists united once again - this time in Gdansk

6th International Weigl Conference on Microbiology took place 8-10 July 2015 at the University of Gdansk, Poland. This biennial event is a result of Polish-Ukrainian cooperation and the tribute to Prof. Rudolf Weigl.... Read more
Tags conference , microbiology , Weigl , Gdansk
Think Asia. invest Thailand

Think Asia. invest Thailand

If you wish to set up an operation in Thailand, your best contact point is the Office of the Board of Investment (BOI), which operates under the Prime Minister's Office and is the principal government agency for encouraging investment. The BOI also acts as Thailand's marketing arm and actively promot... Read more
Tags biotechnology , Thailand , BOI
2015-06-29 to 2015-07-05
Cornelius exclusively brings swiss Iingredient to the UK

Cornelius exclusively brings swiss Iingredient to the UK

Cornelius is an independent European manufacturer and distributor of branded and own brand speciality chemicals, raw materials and ingredients supporting new product development in Health & Nutrition, Care Products and Industrial markets.Speciality chemicals distributor and manufacturer Cornelius is ... Read more
Tags healthcare , chemicals
2015 BIO International Convention

2015 BIO International Convention

The international BIO convention took place in 15-18 of July in Philadelphia, PA, in the heart of the U.S. biopharma industry. ... Read more
Tags biotechnology , BIO convention
The right temperature worldwide

The right temperature worldwide

The LAUDA exhibition presence at ACHEMA 2015 is right at the heart of the future. This family company demonstrates its innovative capacity as a worldwide leading manufacturer of constant temperature equipment and installations with a whole range of new devices.... Read more
Tags germany , innovations , ACHEMA 2015 , LAUDA
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
2015-06-21
DHL expands ColdChain network services for life sciences and healthcare sector in Europe

DHL expands ColdChain network services for life sciences and healthcare sector in Europe

DHL Freight, the road freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, integrates three additional certified Life Sciences & Healthcare Competency Centers to its LTL (less than truckload) ColdChain network. With new stations in Lyon, Milan and Madrid, DHL is further extending its services for tempe... Read more