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Wyatt Technology Corporation, the world leader in absolute macromolecular characterization instrumentation and software, announces it has been ranked among The Scientist magazine’s Best Places to Work in Industry, for the fifth...

Brown fat responsible for from heart disease-related deaths in winter

More people die from heart-disease during the winter months, and according to a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, the increase in mortality is possibly due to the accelerated growth of atherosclerotic plaque in the blood...

Health economics assessment of antimicrobial copper for infection control

A unique health economics assessment of copper’s role in preventing healthcare-associated infections is being presented this week at the WHO’s International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva, demonstrating rapid...

New virus isolated from patients with severe brain infections

Researchers have identified a new virus in patients with severe brain infections in Vietnam. Further research is needed to determine whether the virus is responsible for the symptoms of disease.

New 10-Plate petri dish racks and coloured tags

Don Whitley Scientific Limited (DWS) has this week launched a new 10-Plate Petri Dish Rack made from stainless steel.

Food microbiology laboratories – new guidance from Campden BRI

A new edition of a well-established guide from Campden BRI will help food microbiologists to run their laboratories safely and efficiently and help ensure that they generate results that are valid and meaningful.

An altered gut microbiota can predict diabetes

Intestinal bacteria may have a greater influence on us than was previously thought.

Scientists pave the way for vaccine to combat devastating avian disease

Recent reduction in the use of antibiotic growth promoters in animal feeds has resulted in a dramatic increase in the severe poultry disease - necrotic enteritis.

Selective breeding and diet changes could produce low methane cows

The possibility of selective breeding to produce cattle that are consistently low methane emitters is being explored by an international team of scientists led by the University of Aberdeen.

Arcolectric and BioCote offer antimicrobial switches to help the fight against infections

Arcolectric – an Elektron Technology connectivity brand – has partnered with BioCote Ltd to offer a range of switches and covers with...

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.

New affordable automated colony counter

Synbiosis, a world-leading manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, has introduced its aCOLyte 3 cost-effective colony counting...

Sucking on your infants’ pacifier may protect them against allergy

Swedish researchers report that a simple habit may give significant protection against allergy development, namely, the parental sucking on the baby’s pacifier.

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.

Dental plaque bacteria may trigger blood clots

Oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. Further research could lead to new drugs to tackle infective heart disease, say scientists presenting their work at the...

Enrofloxacin and Ciprofloxacin ELISA kits

For the detection of growth promoting compounds within food producing animals

Bearings for washdown areas

New SKF Food Line Y-bearing units boost reliability and productivity

The importance of being well prepared

Dan Crothers looks at how laboratory paddle blenders have offered fast reliable homogenisation for a wide range of laboratory samples

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