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Empa X-ray expert "decodes" diesel soot

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has classified diesel soot as a lung carcinogen. Artur Braun, a physicist at Empa and an X-ray spectroscopy expert, has made crucial contributions to analyzing the structure and composition of soot...

Structural analysis opens the way to new anti-influenza drugs

Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble, France, have determined the detailed 3-dimensional structure of part of the flu virus’ RNA polymerase, an enzyme that is crucial for influenza virus replication....

Learning to sniff bad breath can help diagnose oral disease

An unusual course is being run at UWE Bristol for health professionals who want to help patients with bad breath.

Study reveals Neanderthals at El Sidrón in Northern Spain had knowledge of plants’ healing qualities

An international team of researchers, led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the University of York, has provided the first molecular evidence that Neanderthals not only ate a range of cooked plant foods, but also understood its...

Giant raft of data to help us understand disease

Scientists at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen have used a new method to assemble a massive catalogue of data on proteins. This gives them unprecedented insight into a process called...

University of Nottingham to house world's first liquid X-ray machine

The University of Nottingham will be the base for the world’s first Liquid Phase Photoelectron Spectroscopy (LiPPS) machine, a high performance tool that will increase the UK’s competitiveness in a range of high-value industrial sectors...

BAC BV launches CaptureSelect® C-tag affinity matrix for highly efficient recombinant protein purification

A revolutionary purification resin for C-terminal EPEA tagged proteins combining highly selective binding, even under denaturing condition, with mild elution of the target using the shortest affinity tag system available.

Improved reversed phase analysis of intact proteins

Michael McGinley, Deborah Jarret, Jeff Layne and Dirk Hansen demostrate how new core-shell particles with their engineered particle design...

Purifying and isolating biomolecules

Purification is key when it comes to isolating biomolecules. Here we look at the best of the latest filtration and purification technologies...

New drug to tackle fat problems

Medical researchers at the University of Sheffield have defined the structure of a key part of the human obesity receptor- an essential factor in the regulation of body fat- which could help provide new treatments for the complications of...

Agilent technologies launches new software for gel permeation chromatography

Agilent Technologies has announced the launch of the new Agilent GPC/SEC software for gel permeation/size exclusion chromatography with improved measurement and reporting capabilities for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Antibiotic resistance: Structures of a multidrug efflux pump in complex with antibiotics

A team at the Institute of Biochemistry of the Goethe University Frankfurt, used X-ray crystallography to solve high resolution structures of the membrane protein AcrB in complex with multiple antibiotics.

Biomarker family found for chemo resistant breast cancers

Biomarkers which could help to predict resistance to chemotherapy in breast cancer patients have been identified by researchers from the University of Hull.

HT3 Static and Dynamic Headspace Analyser

Headspace analysis is a time-tested and robust technique for the analysis of volatile compounds in almost any matrix.

New high-throughput screening technique

Scientists have developed the first widely applicable high-throughput screening technique that works even with proteins about which little is known.

Cancer mutations in the heart of gene regulation

Researchers have identified a new cancer gene - one that is common to many cancers and affects the most basic regulation of our genes.

Gene expression patterns

A team of researchers has identified and mapped 55,000 enhancers, short regions of DNA that act to enhance or boost the expression of genes.

Potential pathway for drug intervention

A newly identified molecular pathway that directs stem cells to produce glial cells yields insights into the neurobiology of Down's syndrome and other disorders.

Fully disposable process stream

The disposable bioprocessing market has moved far beyond plastic bags for buffer preparation toward a range of products for cell culture and upstream and downstream operations.

How malaria enhanes survival

A team of researchers has found that the parasite that causes malaria breaks down an important amino acid in its quest to adapt and thrive within the human body.

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