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The Mechanisms Behind Clonal Reproduction of Dojo Loach Fish

Japan: Fish Reproduction

The Mechanisms Behind Clonal Reproduction of Dojo Loach Fish

Hokkaido University researchers have developed a technique that allows them to track chromosomes during egg production in dojo loach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus. The study uncovered how female clones double their chromosomes twice to assure clonal reproduction. read...

India Signs MOU with Indonesia for Scientific and Technological Cooperation

India: Collaboration Agreement

India Signs MOU with Indonesia for Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Some of the potential areas of the collaboration include life sciences (including biotechnology, agriculture and biomedical sciences); energy research; water technologies; as well as technology and applications. read...

Researchers Develop New Reaction Path

Germany: Click Chemistry

Researchers Develop New Reaction Path

A team of researchers at the University of Münster and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have presented a new chemical reaction path which may prove to be of interest both for research and for the production of active ingredients in medicines. read...

Asteroids Give Clues on Creation of Organic Materials in Other Planetary Systems

UK: Astronomy

Asteroids Give Clues on Creation of Organic Materials in Other Planetary Systems

The origin of organic matter found in meteorites that formed during the birth of the Solar System 4.5 billion years ago may provide key clues to understanding the birth of life here on Earth. According to a study led by the University of Manchester, it could also help astronomers investigate the potential habitability of other solar systems. read...

Scientists Develop Electron Beam Patterning for Oleds

Germany: Micropatterning Approach

Scientists Develop Electron Beam Patterning for Oleds

Oled microdisplays are increasingly establishing themselves in wearables and data glasses. In order to meet the requirements for higher efficiency, higher contrast, and higher resolutions in these applications, Fraunhofer FEP scientists have developed a new micropatterning approach for Oleds on silicon substrates. read...

Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals Without the Use of Heavy Metals

Germany: Organic Chemistry

Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals Without the Use of Heavy Metals

A new method could revolutionize numerous processes in the chemical industry. Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology in Jena (Leibniz HKI) developed a new synthesis method in organic chemistry that enables the production of numerous pharmaceuticals without the use of toxic heavy metals. read...

Successful Transformation of CO2 into Methionine

Germany: CO2 Usage

Successful Transformation of CO2 into Methionine

Methionine is used as an essential amino acid, particularly in animal feed, that is currently based on petrochemical production. A newly developed enzymatic process has succeeded for the first time in using gaseous CO2 as a basic material for the production of a chemical mass product in a biotechnical reaction. read...

Researchers Produce Ultrapure Lignin for Biobased Materials

Germany: Biomaterials

Researchers Produce Ultrapure Lignin for Biobased Materials

Lignin is one of the main components of woody plant parts. Embedded in the plant cell wall, the complex organic matter gives the wood its compressive and breaking strength. So far, lignin is mainly available as by-product in paper and pulp production and contaminated with sulfur. Researchers at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg now succeeded in recovering ultrapure lignin from residual wood. read...

Mobile Testing Solution for the Petroleum Industry

USA: Testing Equipment

Mobile Testing Solution for the Petroleum Industry

Agilent and Grabner Instruments have reached an equipment manufacturing agreement to focus on a novel mobile testing solution for in-field analysis of lubricating oils and greases. read...

Nano-Carrier Designed to Release Drugs into Damaged Cells

Spain: Drug Delivery System

Nano-Carrier Designed to Release Drugs into Damaged Cells

A team headed by Manuel Serrano at IRB Barcelona has designed a drug encapsulation system that selectively targets senescent cells. The study paves the way for therapeutic approaches to eliminate senescent cells in many diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis and cancer. read...