The University of Sheffield is continuing to remove the barriers to higher education for people across the world with a new and exciting online dentistry course which is free and accessible to all. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are transforming education giving everyone the unique opportunity to take part in a high quality, flexible and innovative learning experience.
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Avantes is the leading manufacturer of fiber optic spectroscopy instruments and systems with almost two decades of experience developing customer-defined spectrometer configurations. With a long history of consulting with clients across diverse industries and applications, Avantes is an experienced partner, equipped to guide customers who want a solution tailored to their application and research needs. By building best in class, spectrometers and providing second-to-none customer service, Avantes offers customers the peace of mind that the Avantes solutions they purchase will meet, and exceed, their expectations.
Exeter Analytical has produced a new video that provides an informative introduction to the technique of elemental microanalysis that provides precise determination of percentage Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H) and Nitrogen in a sample.
The use of CHN microanalysis as a routine technique to provide a precise and accurate elemental analysis of a sample is widely accepted across many market sectors worldwide. CHN microanalysis is a powerful and relatively straightforward method for determining whether or not a sample is pure by providing a precise and accurate analysis of a sample's percentage carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen content.
In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that the scar tissue formed by stem cells after a spinal cord injury does not impair recovery; in fact, stem cell scarring confines the damage. The findings, which are published in the scientific journal Science, indicate that scar tissue prevents the lesion from expanding and helps injured nerve cells survive.
The Mucon Series K Valves have been specifically designed for applications demanding the highest level of hygiene. Aimed specifically at the food and pharmaceutical markets, the Mucon K Valve can be stripped down and cleaned in moments.
The new Acura® electro is making electronic pipetting more versatile, simpler and safer than ever.
Extended range includes seven micro models (0.1 to 1000 µL), three macropipettes (0.1 - 10 mL) and eight multichannel instruments (0.1 to 350 µL).
IBM scientists are collaborating with pathologists at the University Hospital Zürich to test a new proto-type tool to accurately diagnose different types of cancer. This work is based on a technology developed by IBM scientists called a microfluidic probe, which slightly resembles the nib of a fountain pen.
A critical step in the diagnosis of cancer is the analysis of a patient's biopsy tissue sample, which sometimes can be as small as a pinhead. Even with such a small sample, pathologists can test for the absence or presence of tumor cells and provide important information pertaining to the course of treatment to doctors.
Cells keep to one direction by erasing the path
Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have now shown that cells in a zebrafish embryo determine which direction they move in by effectively erasing the path behind them. The findings, published online today in Nature, could have implications not just for development but also for cancer and metastasis.
In a nutshell:
· Zebrafish embryo’s cells can move in one direction by creating their own gradient
· Could have implications for cancer and metastasis
· Discovered using a tag that changes colour as its target ages
INTEGRA has published a video demonstrating how its VIAFLO 96 handheld electronic pipette, used in conjunction with the Seahorse Bioscience XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer, provides high throughput screening of the cellular bioenergetics of multiple cell lines.
The measurement of cellular bioenergetics, the processes by which cells produce and consume energy, is fundamental to determining the growth, development, function and metabolism of cells. The Seahorse Bioscience XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer enables the determination of the two major energy yielding pathways in cells, aerobic respiration and glycolysis, by simultaneously measuring the oxygen consumption rate (OCR) and the extracellular acidification rate (ECAR).