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Possible antibiotic?

A small molecule that locks an essential enzyme in an inactive form could one day form the basis of a new class of unbeatable, species-specific antibiotics.

Image of the Day: Cardiomyocytes

These stem cells, located in the surface of the heart, or epicardium, advance the hope of being able to regenerate injured heart tissue.

Scientist Spotlight: Seth Grant

Even today, the brain remains a mystery. Dr. Seth Grant, a researcher at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, has been studying the links between human cognition and the brain. Scientist Live spoke with him about his work.

Crawling the Web

Everyday, Scientist Live turns its eyes to the Web around it and highlights news and research across the Internet. Today's news: neuroprotective Wallerian Degeneration Slow mutations.

New CC-Pilot controller

The new Huber CC-Pilot controller sets a new benchmark for easy-to-use, flexible control of the world's favourite thermostat bath range.

Aid for ALS patients

A study has shown that transplants of mononuclear human umbilical cord blood (MNChUCB) cells may help patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Laser surgery probe

A researcher has developed a laser "microscalpel" that destroys a single cell while leaving nearby cells intact, which could improve the precision of surgeries for cancer, epilepsy and other diseases.

Nature's West Nile check

A recent study indicates that areas which have greater avian biodiversity show much lower incidences of West Nile virus infection in the human population.

Hard X-ray Nanoprobe

The Center for Nanoscale Materials' newly operational Hard X-ray Nanoprobe at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is one of the world's most powerful x-ray microscopes.

Protein loss and dementia

Researchers have discovered that a protein that suppresses cell division in brain cells effectively "puts the brakes" on the dementia that comes with Alzheimer's disease.

How Ritalin boosts cognition

Stimulant medications such as Ritalin have been prescribed for decades to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and their popularity as "cognition enhancers" has recently surged among the healthy.

Smart neural implants

Researchers have taken the concept of brain-machine interfaces a step further, devising a way for computerised devices not only to translate brain signals into movement but also to evolve with the brain as it learns.

Killing food-borne pathogens

A new antimicrobial wash rapidly kills Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 on foods ranging from fragile lettuce to tomatoes, fruits, poultry products and meats.

Image of the Day: Salmonella infantis

Salmonella infantis can establish localised infections such as septic arthritis or more general infections such as Salmonellosis. Take a closer look at the bacteria using scanning electron micrography.

New Chromatography Software

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, has introduced new ChromQuest 5.0 Chromatography Data System (CDS) software.

AirProtekt Flourine removal

A major UK major manufacturing has selected AirProtekt, the Cambridge based air pollution specialist, to remove Fluorine contaminants from its textile processing facility.

Twin head depositor

A well-known ready meals producer is keeping its hot mash potato production running freely with the development of a bespoke twin head depositing machine.

ReaXTM MDx enhanced PCR beads

ReaX MDx beads provide a complete assay in an extremely easy-to-use format with a much simplified workflow compared to some currently available molecular diagnostics.

Online Metabolomics Resource Center

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announces the launch of its comprehensive online resource center for metabolomics researchers.

Clinical technology consulting services

Good Products, a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions, has launched its new Clinical Technology Consulting division.


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