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Keeping cattle cool and stress-free

Identifying the causes of heat stress in cattle and finding ways to manage it are the goals of scientists and cooperators who are helping producers deal with this significant production problem.



Keeping skeletal stem cells ‘young'

Scientists showed in mice that a molecule called Notch, which is well known for the influence it wields on stem cells that form the blood and the nervous system, is a key factor in the development of mesenchymal stem cells.



Keeping queso fresco fresh

Queso fresco, a quintessential ingredient in Mexican cuisine, would retain higher quality in supermarket display cases if stored at a lower temperature.



Keeping stem cells poised for action

Researchers have identified a critical component that recruits other regulatory proteins to genes important in differentiation and also modulates their activity to keep them in a state of ongoing readiness.



Keeping cancer protein at bay

A tumor-suppressing protein snatches up an important cancer-promoting enzyme and tags it with molecules that condemn it to destruction, a research team reports.



Keeping in rhythm good for brain

Recent research suggests that brain cells need to follow specific rhythms that must be kept for proper brain functioning.



Keeping food fresh and safe

There is an increasing demand from the consumer for fresher, more natural and less processed foods and yet at the same time there is an increased expectation that food that is produced by a manufacturer is safe.



Meeting the challenge of keeping ambient temperatures cool

Although regulations are in place to ensure that food materials remain cool, operations such as handling during preparation, transport and storage can all lead to temperature rises and the risk of contamination. Richard Mercer outlines the current legislation and shows how a new, rapid cooling system can benefit the whole industry.



keeping meat tender

Seasoning manufacturer RAPS GmbH & Co KG has developed two new additives: Meat Improver and Optimal.



Keeping R&D pipeline flowing through patent information

Patents are a key source of technical and scientific information. As Luke Foster reports, by studying patent information, R&D teams can make more informed research decisions, and save time and money in their R&D pipelines.



keeping track of equipment

The need for a reliable method of tracking medical equipment has recently been highlighted by the potential exposure of patients in a UK hospital to vCJD, a rare but incurable brain disease.



Keeping up with the intelligence on your competitors' research portfolio

Knowing what your competitors are up to has never been more important. As Sean Ottewell reports, the latest addition to intelligence database technology aims to bring a new level of depth and refinement in the search for information on the opposition. One new package will fully integration of databases, analytical tools and alerting systems.



Keeping cool during genome sequencing

When one of the main organisations involved in the Human

Genome Project needed to change its refrigeration strategy, lack of space and the demand for first-class reliability meant that a novel technical solution was required.




Keeping up with the competition: the driving force for new products

Eric Russell looks at the influence of internal and external drivers on biotechnology equipment development and the role of the laboratory scientist.



Training programmes are key to keeping up with latest trends

In today's growing pharmaceutical industry, professionals need a resource that will assist them in keeping up to date with the latest trends and regulatory changes. With more than 12 000 members throughout 60 countries ISPE, the leading society for healthcare technology professionals, offers forums and services that enhance member's practical knowledge and allow for professionals to share experiences and work together on projects of interest to the industry.



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