Bioline launches new products for epigenetics research

  Bioline, an American wholly-owned subsidiary of Meridian Bioscience, Inc. has entered the rapidly growing epigenetics field, with the launch of the first kits in the EPIK™ product range. The kits have been developed to meet...

New blood markers could diagnose dementia before any symptoms

  A set of ten molecules in blood could be used to predict with 90 per cent accuracy whether people are at greater risk of developing dementia, according to researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center,...

Sizzling breakthrough for 3D meat

A 4oz steak has been ‘lab-grown’ using a digital design file. Israeli firm MeaTech 3D Ltd. cultivated the bio-printed steak using real fat and muscle cells. The cells were produced using an advanced process that...

New research reveals plant wonderland inside China’s caves

• SW China previously unexplored caves contain 418 vascular plants • 31 of the species documented are known only from caves • Habitat threatened from tourism, agriculture and mining • Photosynthesis possible at lower light levels than...

German company scoops prize

German biopharmaceutical company CureVac GmbH has won the EU’s first  innovation inducement prize. The company received the prize for progress towards a novel technology to bring life-saving vaccines to people across the planet in safe...

Arctoris and Syntekabio Form Research Partnership

Arctoris, the creator of the world’s first fully automated drug discovery platform, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with listed Korean company Syntekabio, Inc. to collaborate on drug discovery efforts. The first project under...

Expert calls for re-evaluation of ‘cosmetic’ surgery

A leading health expert has said that cosmetic surgery isn’t just about vanity any more but has important health benefits. Professor Laurence Kirwan, who has clinics in New York, Connecticut, United States, and also in...

Air Cargo Safe and Cool with IATA standards

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the industry’s global trade association and represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic. Its mission is to represent, lead and serve the air transport...

Complementary medicine for cancer can decrease survival

New Haven, Conn.— People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were more likely to die as a result, according...

Guide ‘will make research papers easier to understand’

  A group of healthcare experts drawn from institutions around the world have developed a guide to improve the way interventions are described in research papers. The guide will address the problem that many interventions, ranging...

Research provides insight into Tourette Syndrome

Researchers have identified changes in two genes that may increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome. Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that is usually diagnosed in childhood and causes repetitive, involuntary movements or noises...

Canine research could lead to treatments for children with autism

The American Humane Association, the national humane organisation and the only charity working for the protection of both children and animals, has announced a study partnership with the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen),...

Nemera to acquire Copernicus to boost parenteral product portfolio and small series capabilities

This acquisition strengthens Nemera’s proprietary product offering and establishes operations footprint in Eastern Europe. Nemera today announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Copernicus. Copernicus, based in Szczecin Poland, specializes in the...

Ancient genome study identifies traces of indigenous “Taíno” in present-day Caribbean populations

A thousand-year-old tooth has provided genetic evidence that the so-called “Taíno”, the first indigenous Americans to feel the full impact of European colonisation after Columbus arrived in the New World, still have living descendants...

Pioneering breakthrough in treatment of ‘devastating’ neurological disorder

IntraBio Inc has announced positive data from its multinational clinical trial of IB1001 for the treatment of GM2 Gangliosidosis (Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease). IB1001 demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in symptoms, functioning,...

London man potentially cured of HIV thanks to stem cell treatment

An unnamed British man's HIV has become "undetectable" following a stem cell transplant, according to a report in Nature. The case is only the second of its kind. The London male patient was diagnosed with HIV in...