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Hybrid imaging probe to diagnose skin cancer in development

Optical Coherence Tomography technology has been developed over the past decade and is capable of imaging human skin anatomy in real time and in 3D

Microcentrifuge keeps it compact and quiet

The SCF2 Microcentrifuge from Stuart fits a versatile set of features into a compact, easy-to-use design

New European centre for chirality

Centre to offer analytical and scientific services for advancements in chiral chemical processes

Medical polymers industry: money in, money out

The medical plastics industry is set to expand rapidly over the next decade taking up increasing proportions of GDP, as countries provide healthcare to an ageing population, access to medicine expands in developing regions and new...

Affordable mass screening to curb pandemics

Portable system enables mass health screenings to be conducted at strategic locations

Peptides purification HPLC columns

Resolux line delivers purification solutions for very short peptides up to large chains by offering consumables in three different pore sizes

Graphene oxide gets green

A new study demonstrates an environmentally friendly way to make bulk quantities of graphene oxide, an insulating version of single-atom-thick graphene expected to find use in all kinds of material and electronic applications.

Key enzyme repairs sun-damaged DNA

Researchers have long known that humans lack a key enzyme - one possessed by most of the animal kingdom and even plants - that reverses severe sun damage.

Dairy Farmers Can Fight Johne's Disease Threat

Two tips for preventing Johne's disease on dairy farms: Use stainless steel water troughs and add chlorine to the water.

Map of herpes virus protein

Research reveals the unusual structure of the protein complex that allows a herpes virus to invade cells, a detailed map of a key piece of the herpes virus cell-entry machinery.

Cell signaling classification system

Using ever-growing genome data, scientists are tracing the evolution of the bacterial regulatory system that controls cellular motility.

Deaths in the family cause bacteria to flee

Exposure to the extracellular DNA released by dying neighbours stops the sticky holdfasts of living Caulobacter from adhering to surfaces, preventing cells from joining bacterial biofilms.

Enzyme Trio for Biosynthesis of Hydrocarbon Fuels

If concerns for global climate change and ever-increasing costs weren't enough, the disastrous Gulf oil spill makes an even more compelling case for the development of transportation fuels that are renewable, can be produced in a...

Sequencing of the human body louse genome

The results of the sequencing and analysis of the human body louse genome offer new insights into the intriguing biology of this disease-vector insect.

Discovery of controlled swarm in bacteria

A study led by researchers from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona describes one of the mechanisms in which pathogenic bacteria populations control the way they spread over the surface of the organs they infect and stop when they detect the...

Broiler Carcass Cleansing Solution Removes Harmful Bacteria

Using a cleansing solution to wash eviscerated chicken carcasses was effective in removing bacteria that cause human foodborne diseases, according to a study by Agricultural Research Service scientists.

Flu's Evolution Strategy Strikes Perfect Balance

Scientists have uncovered the flu's secret formula for effectively evolving within and between host species. The key lies with the flu's unique replication process.

Bacteria could aid in oil spill

Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacteria that can produce non-toxic, comparatively inexpensive 'rhamnolipids,' and effectively help degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons - environmental pollutants that are one of the most...

Biomass to biofuel conversion

A research team has developed a powerful new tool that promises to unlock the secrets of biomass degradation, a critical step in the development of cost-effective cellulosic biofuels.

How bacteria make syringes

For a successful infection, bacteria must outwit the immune system of the host. To this aim, they deliver so-called virulence factors...

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