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Nanoparticle drug delivery

Engineers have created the first synthetic nanoparticles that can penetrate a cell without poking a hole in its protective membrane and killing it.

Concentrating environmental samples

For environmental laboratories it is of great benefit to concentrate samples prior to analysis to help accurately determine levels of analyte in a given sample.

Low volume 384-well products

Porvair Sciences Ltd. has added a series of low volume 384-well products to its range of disposable Reservoir trays that are designed for use with any liquid handling system.

Portable FT-IR Spectrometers

A2 Technologies announced enhancements to its product line, designed for on-site lubrication analysis of systems in the power industry

Extract-N-Amp optimisation

Sigma-Aldrich is developing optimised protocols enabling Extract-N-Amp kits to join a growing range of Plug'n'Prep methods for Eppendorf AG's epMotion.

Direct determination of Organic Carbon

A method for direct automated elemental analysis of organic carbon in sediment samples with a minimum of sample preparation is available for the Exeter Analytical Model CE-440 CHN Elemental Analyser.

SCAE Wonderful Coffee show

Buhler is expanding its activities in the coffee market segment and is now offering you solu-tions which are more innovative than ever for the industrial processing of coffee.

Pasteurized under vacuum

The newest development from Bühler Barth AG is its CCP nut and almond sterilization system.

Chocolate shot with a heart

Buhler Bindler will present its revolutionary new "FlexiShot" chocolate molding system at the Interpack in Dusseldorf.

Antibiotics paradox

While consumers are increasing demand for pork produced without antibiotics, more of the pigs raised in such conditions carry bacteria and parasites.

Electrical discharge in the brain

After a stroke, even unaffected areas of the brain are at risk – depolarization waves arise at the edges of the dead tissue and spread through the adjacent areas of the brain. If these waves are repeated, more cells die.

Perfecting a solar cell

New research shows that a film of carbon nanotubes may be able to replace two of the layers normally used in a solar cell, with improved performance at a lower cost.

Menopausal brain change

Many women experience menopausal changes in their body including hot flashes, moodiness and fatigue, but the changes they don't notice can be more dangerous.

Organ rejection culprit identified

When a mouse's immune system is deciding whether to reject a skin graft, one powerful member of a molecular family can help the graft survive.

ALS protein in brain extensive

TDP-43 accumulates throughout the brain, suggesting ALS has broader neurological effects than previously appreciated and treatments need to take into account more than motor neuron areas.

Medicines derived from cannabis

Researchers determined that medical use of cannabinoids do not cause an increase in serious adverse events, but are associated with an increase in some non-serious adverse events.

Scientist Spotlight: Sanford Simon

Researchers became the first scientists to see HIV forming and budding in real time. Scientist Live spoke with Dr. Simon about seeing the virus assemble.

Gene variant health risk

Nutrition researchers have identified five common genetic variations that increase the risk of metabolic syndrome, a group of factors linked to heart disease and diabetes.

Grape seeds treats Alzheimer's

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that polyphenolics derived from red grape seeds may be useful agents to prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease.

Inherited melanoma risk

When people know the results of genetic tests confirming they have inherited an increased risk of developing melanoma, they follow skin cancer screening recommendations more proactively.

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