Can obesity define health? It is a question for much debate. Still, obesity is generally classified into metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) and an unhealthy version of obesity. Korean scientists have now identified the protein that induces benign obesity.
A team of Norwegian and Estonian scientists has identified effective combination drug treatments for Covid-19. Their screening identified six existing drugs that had some effect, and several combinations of drugs that acted synergistically.
A new polymeric heart valve with a life span potentially longer than current artificial valves has been developed by scientists at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge. The valves would also prevent the need for the millions of patients with diseased heart valves to require life-long blood thinning tablets.
Tecan has entered into a collaboration with smart lab provider Labforward. The company introduced Well Plate Templates and the Tecan Connector App add-ons for their electronic lab notebook software that offers connectivity with Tecan microplate readers.
An international team of scientists, of which the University of Granada is a member, has developed a new nanoparticle-based artificial retina prosthesis that can be injected into the eye. Thanks to this scientific finding, published recently in the prestigious journal Nature Nanotechnology, blind rats had their vision restored vision for eight months without the need for surgery.
Special cells in giant clams shift the wavelength of light to protect them from UV radiation and increase the photosynthetic activity of their symbionts, show research from Kaust—originally intended as a photonics investigation.
Empa researchers have succeeded in applying aerogels to microelectronics: Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range — and they are unrivalled in terms of weight.
A density determination can be carried out with a balance. A new poster by Mettler Toledo gives tips on how to set up the density measurement.
A modification that creates more male offspring was able to eliminate populations of malaria mosquitoes in lab experiments.
The global in vitro diagnostics company EKF Diagnostics has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Tosoh Europe for the distribution of its Quo-Test HbA1c point-of-care (POC) analyzer in the Middle East and Africa.
Whether food, e-liquids or pharmaceuticals: ingredients from the cannabis plant form the basis for numerous products. Ande the numbers are drastically increasing. But what must be taken into account in analysis and regulatory guidelines? An online congress on May 12 will provide answers.
The Arctic Ocean will take up more CO2 over the 21st century than predicted by most climate models. This additional CO2 causes a distinctly stronger ocean acidification. These results were published in a study by climate scientists from the University of Bern and École normale supérieure in Paris.
Within weeks of arriving on the world stage, Sars-Cov-2 has managed to encircle the globe, leaving illness, mortality and economic devastation in its vast wake. One of the central challenges facing health authorities and the medical community has been testing for the elusive virus on a sufficiently comprehensive scale.
A high-efficiency steam generator for the purification and desalination of water can be built using cheap and natural materials such as cellulose. The steam generator has been developed at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University.
An extensive Nordic research project has looked at microplastics in marine bivalves from 100 sites spread throughout much of the Nordic waters. The study showed that microplastics were found in 4 of the 5 bivalve species investigated, and that there was a huge variation in the occurrence and type of microplastics.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has assessed the risks to public health from Listeria contamination of vegetables that are blanched — scalded in hot water or steam for a short time — before they are frozen. They conclude that the risks associated with the consumption of these products is lower than for ready-to-eat foods such as smoked fish, cooked meat, sausages, pâté, soft cheese.
Tohoku University researchers in Japan have uncovered a molecular link between some trans fats and a variety of disorders, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Their findings, published in the journal Science Reports, implicate their role in enhancing a mitochondrial signalling pathway that leads to programmed cell death.
Under the terms of the agreement, scientists across the globe will have access to terrestrial meat and aquatic cell lines in order to carry out research for the development of sustainable meat and seafood.
You need to document samples in transmitted light or fluorescence in your routine lab? To achieve best image quality, this can get time consuming. Learn in this webinar, how to speed up your image acquisition with Smart Microscopy from ZEISS.
Learn how to improve the quality, reliability and reproducibility of your imaging data. Adding advanced automation features to your microscope setup can help you to get better results with less efforts.
The ‘Amplify Analytics’ platform offers a new range of flexible services which enables pharmaceutical firms to speed up and de-risk drug development. The move also brings together Malvern Panalytical’s physicochemical characterisation expertise and Concept Life Sciences’ bespoke chemistry and analytical services.
Today’s busy laboratories are under pressure to produce, and spilled materials are often an unwelcome show-stopper when weighing. Not anymore. With an new patented lattice weighing pan, laboratory workers keep working while maintaining the accuracy your process requires to enhance productivity and throughput.
Weighing is an important act in every laboratory — but it can become tedious and even uncomfortable. The design of the new, smaller XPR Analytical balance gives a deeper access to the weighing chamber.
Laboratory technicians often don't know which test weights and weight class they should choose to check the performance of their balances and scales. The free Mettler Toledo GWP Recommendation service specifies the correct test weights and weight class based on the degree of accuracy you need to satisfy your specific process tolerances.