As stem cells differentiate, they commit to one lineage or another. Watch how Lonza helped one cell find his limitless potential.
To date, chip-based retinal implants have only permitted a rudimentary restoration of vision. However, modifying the electrical signals emitted by the implants could change that. This is the conclusion of the initial published findings of a project sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, which showed that two specific retinal cell types respond differently to certain electrical signals – an effect that could improve the perception of light-dark contrasts. For more click HERE.
The video below shows the stimulation of nerve cells in the retina.
This new YouTube video, published by Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe, provides a practical demonstration of the ease of configuration of the Matrix Gemini LIMS. Since each individual laboratory is a little different from its nearest equivalent and often vastly different from laboratories in different industries, Matrix Gemini’s OneTime configuration tools provide the flexibility to ensure that customers are not forced into a particular system design. These versatile configuration tools offer a ‘drag and drop’ approach to build a personalised user interface with no impact on the underlying core code.
Edited from a series of webinars run by Autoscribe, this video illustrates how new screens, new workflows and new interfaces to custom tables can be designed simply and easily. The video shows the steps involved starting from the basic aspects of form design for screens, such as adding text fields, dropdowns, calculation fields etc, and builds up to the creation of a custom table. Global indexing of all fields ensures that if a field name is changed it is automatically updated across all screens containing that field.
The tools can be used to configure any screen in the system, allowing, for example, unique workflows to be created for each user or groups of users. Every change to a screen is automatically audited for version control, ensuring that it is possible to revert back to any earlier version, if required. Should any additional help be required, screens can also be saved and emailed to Autoscribe help desks for modifications, before being returned and incorporated into the system.
Campden BRI is strengthening its food analysis capabilities with a six-figure investment in a micro computed tomography (CT) instrument.
The new CT scanner will enhance and complement the suite of imaging techniques already on offer at Campden BRI by enabling their scientists to measure and image the internal structure of small samples in 3D at high resolution without destroying the sample. For more click HERE.
Randox Food Diagnostics has recently produced a new video ‘Increasing global consumer confidence by improving food safety’.
Randox Food Diagnostics has recently produced this new corporate video on ‘Increasing global consumer confidence by improving food safety’.
For 17 years, women in the science industry have been celebrated for their incredible efforts and contributions to the research field, from curing diseases to protecting the environment, at the annual L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards.
This year, Professor Dame Carol Robinson has been awarded the European Laureate award, making her the fifth British scientist to have won the European award in the 17 years of the programme's existence.
Working in physical chemistry with the mass spectrometer, Professor Robinson is being honoured both for creating a revolutionary method for protein function study, membrane proteins in particular, and establishing a whole new scientific field: gas phase structural biology. Her pioneering work could have a significant impact on the field of medical research in the coming years.
In this video Professor Robinson shares her inspiring journey into science and the challenges women in the scientific industry face. She also details how the For Women In Science programme supports future generations of women entering scientific vocations, and what it means to be awarded the European Laureate award.
Within the pharmaceutical industry the replacement of batch tablet production units with continuous manufacturing suites has the potential to significantly improve efficiency and reduce costs. Freeman Technology, a leader in powder testing instrumentation, and GEA, a specialist provider of pharmaceutical processing equipment, are combining their expertise to advance understanding in this area. A primary focus is to identify metrics that provide a sound basis for the effective control of continuous manufacturing processes. For more, click HERE.
What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? At TEDGlobal, Harald Haas demonstrates, for the first time, a device that could do exactly that. By flickering the light from a single LED, a change too quick for the human eye to detect, he can transmit far more data than a cellular tower -- and do it in a way that's more efficient, secure and widespread.
"My LiFi revolution". In the 2014 Tam Dalyell Lecture, Professor Harald Haas, Chair of Mobile Communications at The University of Edinburgh, reveals an amazing innovation that could change wireless communications forever.
The LiFi system uses standard light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to transmit electronic data signals, which will enable users to access the internet through the ordinary lighting systems in schools, workplaces and homes. This revolutionary invention has the potential to bring cheap, energy efficient and super-secure wireless access to the world.