New frontier of modern light microscopy

A team of researchers has rendered three-dimensional images through at least six millimeters of tissue, allowing whole-body visualization of adult zebra fish.

Ancient DNA sheds modern genetics clues

Scientists have analysed the mammoth genome looking for mobile DNA elements, revealing new insights into how some of these elements arose in mammals and shaped the genome of an animal headed for extinction.

Metagenomics has potential to transform modern microbiology

The emerging field of metagenomics, where the DNA of entire communities of microbes is studied simultaneously, presents the greatest opportunity – perhaps since the invention of the microscope – to revolutionise understanding of the microbial world, says a new report from the US National Research Council (NRC).

How to choose a modern autoclave for your laboratory

Thinking of buying a new autoclave? Tony Collins guides potential purchasers through the potential pitfalls and benefits.

Choosing a modern autoclave to suit your laboratory needs

Thinking of buying a new autoclave?
Tony Collins guides potential purchasers through the potential pitfalls and benefits.

From modern loss in weight control to spicy crisps

In modern food processing most products require a specifically designed manufacturing process.

Modern trends in infrared spectroscopy

The utility of infrared (IR) spectroscopy in the analytical laboratory has been recognised for decades However, it is only over the past few years that developments in instrumentation and data processing have enabled the full potential of this technique to be realised Dr Simon Nunn reports on how this technique is now meeting the demands of modern quality control

Modern trends in fluorescence and luminescence microplate assays

The development of both highly sensitive, flexible and fast instrumentation for effective and robust assay technologies has evolved quite dramatically in response to the needs of the pharmaceutical industry as it applies to drug discovery and development. Here, Silke Angersbach gives an overview of novel assay technologies used in drug discovery and high throughput screening.

Modern sunbeds help combat vitamin D deficiency

Researchers at Leiden University in Holland have carried out a study comparing the effects of low-level UV irradiation and orally-administered vitamin D supplements on participants' vitamin D levels and their likelihood of catching a cold.

Modern living leads to an increase in asthma sufferers

Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases worldwide. During an asthma attack, the airways become constricted, leading to symptoms ranging from wheezing and coughing to severe shortness of breath.





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