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‘Junk DNA’ plays active role in cancer progression

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have found that a genetic rogue element produced by sequences until recently considered ‘junk DNA’ could promote cancer progression.

A new model for genetic testing in cancer patients

A research programme that will lay the foundations for anyone with cancer to have access to genetic testing has been launched with £2.7 million funding from the Wellcome Trust.

Researchers develop new oral diarrhea vaccine

University of Gothenburg Vaccine Research Institute (GUVAX) announces successful results in a placebo controlled phase I study of an oral, inactivated Escherichia coli diarrhea vaccine.

Transgene announces its invesment in ElsaLys Biotech

The Start-up company will develop therapeutic antibodies against novel targets in the fields of cancer and inflammation.

Body fat hardens arteries after middle age

Having too much body fat makes arteries become stiff after middle age, a new study has revealed.

Semi-quantitative determination of Zilpaterol in beef tissue samples

Randox Food Diagnostics have recently released a Zilpaterol ELISA and Zilpaterol only biochip array.

Cost effective and reliable analysis of beverage antioxidant activity

Antioxidants present in red wine, tea, fruit juices and other beverages are known to give cardio-protective effect. The Randox Food Diagnostics Total Antioxidant Status (TAS) kit provides beverage companies with a useful tool to evaluate...

Firefly technology sheds light on food safety

Food contamination can now be detected easily by a new device based on the chemical which lights up fireflies.

Scientists discover new clue to the chemical origins of life

Organic chemists at the University of York have made a significant advance towards establishing the origin of the carbohydrates (sugars) that form the building blocks of life.

Students investigate the science of the sprout

Young scientists at the Eden Project are testing their DNA for the gene that may answer the eternal Christmas dinner conundrum: why can’t...

Enrofloxacin and Ciprofloxacin ELISA kits

For the detection of growth promoting compounds within food producing animals

Food approval for liquorice extract

Opens up the use of the ingredient in a wide range of health and wellness supplements and beverages

Nano-ultra high performance liquid chromatography

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc says the Center for Experimental Bioinformatics (CEBI) at the University of Southern Denmark is using Thermo...

Potato research tackles starch content and pests

New research projects aim to modify potato starch content to improve nutritional benefits and to reduce the effect of the crop's major...

Assay for detecting environmental Listeria spp

Food microbiology assay detects Listeria species in environmental samples in just eight hours

Supervisory HMI solution boosts baker's output

Faced with the need to increase plant uptime and to decrease testing and commissioning times, one baking machinery supplier turned to a...

Sulphur detection in proteins

Analytical spectrometry research group has implemented the Thermo Scientific XSERIES 2 ICP-MS to perform reliable and interference-free...

Secrets of nutritious and resilient corn breed

Researchers have discovered the basis for what makes corn kernels hard, a quality that allows corn to be easily harvested, stored and transported.

Clues to Health Benefits of Olive Oil

A team of researchers has found that phenolic components in olive oil actually modify genes that are involved in the inflammatory response.

New virus may pose risk to wild salmon

Farmed fish are an increasingly important food source, with a global harvest now at 110 million tons and growing at more than 8 percent a...

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