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MA Alexander Stark

Journalist und Übersetzer

Alexander Stark ist freier Mitarbeiter bei PROCESS, ETMM, LAB worldwide

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Bosch’s rapid coronavirus test delivers results for positive samples in less than 30 minutes.
Latest PCR Developments

Rapid Testing: Secret Weapon Against Covid-19

Nearly all of us have in one way or another come into contact with PCR tests in recent months. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) only requires a small DNA sample of the virus to detect an infection with Covid-19. In recent weeks and months, companies have successfully launched ever faster test kits — some of which we are presenting in this article.

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Bosch’s rapid coronavirus test delivers results for positive samples in less than 30 minutes.
Latest PCR Developments

Rapid Testing: Secret Weapon Against Covid-19

Nearly all of us have in one way or another come into contact with PCR tests in recent months. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) only requires a small DNA sample of the virus to detect an infection with Covid-19. In recent weeks and months, companies have successfully launched ever faster test kits — some of which we are presenting in this article.

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 Eating fish, but not meat, offers key health benefits, a study shows.
UK: Dietary Studies

New Study Gives Heart Attack to Meat Eaters

Compared with meat eaters, fish eaters have a lower risk of several adverse heart diseases, including stroke. These findings, which were part of new research looking at the diets and risk of developing or dying from heart diseases of more than 420,000 people in the UK, also concluded that vegetarianism was associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease.

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Artists conception of a biosensor detecting a target molecule.
USA: New Corona Test

This Sensors Can Quickly Spot Coronavirus Infections

Scientists have created a new way to detect the proteins that make up the pandemic coronavirus, as well as antibodies against it. They designed protein-based biosensors that glow when mixed with components of the virus or specific Covid-19 antibodies. This breakthrough could enable faster and more widespread testing in the near future.

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Short circuits in lithium metal batteries usually result from the lithium depositing unevenly on the anode during the charging process, forming protruding sharp needles known as dendrites.
Sweden: Battery Research

How to Prevent Short Circuits in Lithium Metal Batteries

There are high hopes for the next generation of high energy-density lithium metal batteries, but before they can be used in our vehicles, there are crucial problems to solve. An international research team led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has now developed concrete guidelines for how the batteries should be charged and operated, maximising efficiency while minimising the risk of short circuits.

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The team of NTU Singapore scientists has developed oral insulin nanoparticles that could one day be an alternative to injections.
Singapore: New Drug Delivery Solution

Oral Insulin Nanoparticles Could Replace Nasty Injections For Diabetic Patients

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed insulin nanoparticles that may one day become the basis for an oral medicine, and an alternative to insulin injections for diabetic patients. In a pre-clinical study, a NTU Singapore team fed insulin-containing nanoparticles to rats and found that insulin increased in their blood minutes later.

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Surface, aircraft and satellite measurements show that concentration of greenhouse gas methane (CH4) varied widely in the past three decades — apart from natural causes, this is mainly due to human activity.
Japan: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Human Activity Drives Growth of Methane Concentrations in the Atmosphere

Surface, aircraft and satellite measurements show that concentration of greenhouse gas methane (CH4) varied widely in the past three decades, with accelerated growth rates in the most recent decade. A new study shows key CH4 emission sectors and their long-term variations using inverse analyses with atmospheric chemistry transport modeling to contribute to effective emission reduction strategies.

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Sartorius is hosting its third Research Xchange Forum (RXF2019) on April 25, 2019, which will spotlight Car-T cell therapy.
Car-T Cell Therapy

Sartorius Announces Third Research Xchange Forum

The focus of Sartorius' third Research Xchange Forum (RXF2019) on April 25, 2019 will be on Car-T cell therapy. By organizing this event, the company intends to promote interdisciplinary exchange and foster potential collaborations between academia and industry on highly promising scientific fields relevant to both scientists and businesses.

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