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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
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
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
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
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
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