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2015-08-11
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
2015-06-29 to 2015-07-03
Will dendrimers cure cancer?

Will dendrimers cure cancer?

Newly established GeneaMed company is working on a new, potentially crucial drug on lympholytic leukemia. It is going to be based on dendrimers – particles used as transporters for drugs in vivo. The key in its lifesaving abilities is chemical modification inducing death of carcinogenic cells. ... Read more
Tags biotechnology , leukemia , Dendrimers
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