AMSBIO announces new concept to culture cells without using serum

AMSBIO announces XerumFree™ – a new concept in cell culture that allows you to culture cells without the use of serum. XerumFree™ has been developed taking into account what is missing in traditional basal cell culture media to sustain growth of all cell types, which is a nutritional approach at the cellular level. Containing no … Read more

Damaged mitochondria use ‘eat me’ signals for mitophagy

When mitochondria become damaged, they avoid causing further problems by signaling cellular proteins to degrade them. In a paper publishing April 11, 2019, in the journal Developmental Cell, scientists in Norway report that they have discovered how the cells trigger this process, which is called mitophagy. In cells with broken mitochondria, two proteins–NIPSNAP 1 and … Read more

Lab Innovations receives prestigious ‘Best Trade Show’ Exhibition News award

Lab Innovations, the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the laboratory industry, is delighted to announce that it has won the prestigious ‘Best Trade Show’ Exhibition News award. One of the key awards of the exhibition industry, recognition by the Exhibition News (EN) Awards underscores the quality and value of attending Lab Innovations for visitors … Read more

Large study ties PTSD, acute stress to cardiovascular disease

A large Swedish population study has found strong links between psychiatric conditions that can follow extremely stressful experiences and the risk of several types of cardiovascular disease.The link between acute stress and cardiovascular symptoms may be bidirectional, suggests new research. In addition, the researchers found that the risk of a heart attack and other sudden … Read more

A special ‘stained glass’ can help kill hospital ‘superbugs’

New research applies a glass-staining technique that is hundreds of years old to create a material that repels dangerous bacteria and fungi. In the future, specialists could use this “bioactive glass” to create safer clinical tools, such as catheters. A new type of medical grade ‘stained glass’ can completely kill many dangerous bacteria. A team … Read more

Through my eyes: Living with anxiety and addiction

If I think back to all of the most memorable and joyous moments of my life, my memories are laced with a dark, gripping cloak of anxiety.As a kid, I would second guess everything that I did. Experiences that other people would celebrate, such as graduations, weddings, and promotions, are dreaded milestones for me — … Read more

Joash Family Clinic suspended from CHAS participation due to errant claims

(Photo: Google Maps) SINGAPORE: Joash Family Clinic and Surgery at Upper Serangoon Road will be suspended from participating in the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) starting Apr 26, said the Ministry of Health on Wednesday (Apr 10).  The move comes after audits by MOH on the CHAS claims made by Joash revealed severe non-compliances, said the … Read more

Bayer says to comply with court mediation order in glyphosate case

Bayer said on Friday it would comply with a U.S. federal judge’s order to enter mediation with a plaintiff who claims the company failed to warn against an alleged cancer risk from its Roundup weedkiller. FILE PHOTO: Logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the annual results news conference of the German drugmaker in Leverkusen, … Read more

Novo Nordisk and Gilead team up to test fatty liver disease treatment

COPENHAGEN: Novo Nordisk and Gilead Sciences will join forces on a clinical trial combining drugs from the two pharmaceutical firms to treat a progressive fatty liver disease known as NASH. The clinical trial will be a study combining Novo Nordisk’s semaglutide drug and Gilead’s cilofexor and firsocostat for treatment of patients with Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), … Read more

Health experts discuss rise in Ebola, to decide if emergency – WHO

Disease experts were evaluating on Friday whether an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread now constitutes an international emergency, the World Health Organization said. FILE PHOTO: Health workers carry a newly admitted confirmed Ebola patient into a treatment centre … Read more

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