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From ulcers to cancer

Researchers have uncovered a big clue as to why some of the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers pose a greater risk for serious problems like stomach cancer than others.

Temperature controlled reaction chemistry

Used with a suitable circulator the new Storm Workstation from Radleys provides precise controlled heating and cooling from -65 to +200 ºC.

Stopping PCR evaporation

Mastercycler pro introduces highly innovative vapo.protect technology to effectively stop evaporation during the PCR reaction.

Removing NOx and HCN contaminants

AirProtekt has installed and commissioned a combined Regenerative Thermal Oxidation system and a Selective Catalytic Reduction system to remove oxides of nitrogen and other gaseous contaminants.

Solid phase extraction products

Agilent Technologies announced the availability of Agilent SampliQ SPE, a solid phase extraction product line for fast and cost-effective purification of extracts.

epMotion music video

Eppendorf AG has scored a major hit with the epMotion music video, recording over 200,000 viewings in just four weeks since its release.

Mass Spec to aid proteomics

Princeton University is utilizing mass spectrometry for research on virus-host protein interactions and on chromatin.

Fertiliser technology review

About 75% of fertilizers and fertiliser technology used around the world today were developed or improved during the 1950s to 1970s.

Vast health benefits of probiotic

Data from a recent study demonstrate the anti-inflammatory and pathogen protection benefits of Bifidobacterium infantis 35624, a probiotic bacterial strain of human origin.

Leptin aids Type-1 diabetics

Researchers found that leptin, a hormone produced by the body's fat cells, lowers blood glucose levels and maintains them in a normal range for extended periods.

Searching for drought-tolerant corn

Researchers are working with crosses between temperate and tropically adapted varieties of corn to find a drought-tolerant plant that performs well under reduced irrigation.

Normalising tumour vessels aids therapy

Chemotherapy drugs often never reach the tumours they're intended to treat, and radiation therapy is not always effective, because the blood vessels feeding the tumours are abnormal.

Flu protein suppresses immune system

Researchers have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight the much-feared bird flu and other virulent strains of influenza.

Cell removal, cheaper drugs

Researchers have pioneered a simple way to remove dead cells from cell cultures used to make protein-based drugs, which are increasingly prescribed to treat a range of illnesses.

Potential new use for Viagra

A "basic science" breakthrough by Queen's researchers into regulating a single enzyme may lead to new drug therapies that will help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Black raspberries slow cancer

New research strongly suggests that a mix of preventative agents, such as those found in concentrated black raspberries, may inhibit cancer.

Evidence on Diazepam addiction

The process of drug addiction involves both structural and functional changes in brain nerve cells that are still poorly understood.

Genetic cause for anxiety

Researchers have focused on genes that influence human behaviour, and some of the studied genes show a statistical association with specific anxiety disorders.

Stress lowers immunity

A recent study sheds new light on one link between stress and illness by describing a mechanism through which stress alters immune function.

Potential new targets for antidepressants

The news about antidepressant medications over the past several years has been mixed. News from large multicenter studies is that current antidepressant are not as effective as hoped.

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