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Drink to your memory, experts find

For people over the age of 60 who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption is associated with higher episodic memory, new research suggests.

Life sciences minister George Freeman

£31m genomics centre announced

The Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation is investing $50 million (£31m) to establish a new genomics research facility in the UK.

Chancellor George Osborne

£230m for research technologies

Chancellor George Osborne has announced new government investment for technologies to help revolutionise disease research.

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In the Amsbio application report, a novel 3D spheroid triculture model for evaluating breast cancer progression is described.

3D model evaluates cancer progression


An application note from AMSBIO is claimed to introduce a more predictive and realistic model for early stage drug screening of cancer therapeutics.

Rapidox 6100 SF6 Pump Back Analyser

Gas analysis solutions for research institutions

Cambridge Sensotec

Rapidox gas analysers are being used in universities and research centres to meet their exacting needs. 

Colour additives

Purifying colour additives using automated SPE download

Experts at Horizon Technology, Avantor Performance Materials B.V. and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US have shown how to efficiently isolate and purify colours used in food, drug and cosmetic (FDC) products using automated solid phase extraction (SPE) and a portable spectrometer.

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Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is offering automated methods to improve processes and throughput in next generation sequencing

Automated next generation sequencing kit

Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is offering automated methods to improve processes and throughput in next generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation through a partnership with New England Biolabs (NEB).

Blood products from AMSBIO are available in a large variety of formats

Blood-derived products from Amsbio


Amsbio has expanded its range of human blood-derived products including whole blood, serum, plasma, buffy coat and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). 

Single-use fermenter

Single-use fermenter for microbial applications weblink

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Laboratory Products Group

The Thermo Scientific HyPerforma Single-Use Fermentor (SUF) is the first single-use system specifically engineered for microbial fermentation, the company claims.

Rapid test for bacteria

Simple rapid test for bacteria

Hygiena International

Hygiena International has launched its latest test for bacteria which now includes enterobacteriaceae.

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Ben Potenza

EquipNet toolkit: Q&A with Ben Potenza

EquipNet, Inc

EquipNet marketing vice president Ben Potenza offers his top tips for buying second-user equipment.

Visibility is key

EquipNet toolkit: Visibility is the key

EquipNet, Inc

The third part of the EquipNet toolkit series looks at the company’s Asset Redeployment Management System.

Successful Management of Idle and Surplus Assets

Equipnet toolkit: $40m recovered download

EquipNet, Inc

The second part of the Equipnet toolkit series discusses the successful management of idle and surplus assets.

DNA helix

The best medicine: modernising drug discovery

Unravelling the mysteries of human biological processes will help us develop medicines that can be tailored to suit an individual’s specific needs.

Ebola virus

Editor's comment: The end of Ebola?

As both Senegal and Nigeria are declared Ebola-free, is the deadly virus that has swept through much of West Africa finally being eradicated?


The lab detectives

Are crime-fighting scientists reaping the benefits of the latest analytical techniques, asks Louisa Hearn?

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Anachem pipette swap

Precision pipetting is standard

The volume and variety of pipettes currently in use makes the protection offered by an international standard essential for the accuracy and precision of a lab’s work, says Anachem pipette service manager Craig Bush.

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The most detailed analysis of the human genome has been published by scientists

The next generation

Nabsys vice president, marketing & business development, Darren Lee, tells LaboratoryTalk how electronic detection can complement next-generation sequencing (NGS).


Cash in the cupboard

Steve Maggs, managing director, European operations at EquipNet discusses the importance of asset management, and how you can generate income and improve efficiency for your organisation by looking proactively for surplus and idle lab equipment.

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Cloud-based temperature and humidity monitor videodownload

Testo Limited

The Saveris 2 system was developed by Testo’s measurement technology specialists in Germany’s Black Forest. They were set one simple task; design a solution so customers can monitor their temperature and humidity levels easily, anytime and anywhere, without needing to compromise security or bother with time consuming software.

Public knowledge of stem cells "remains low" video

For patients with leukaemia, and other blood conditions, stem cell transplants can mean the difference between life and death.

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Gas bubble generation in water download

Dolomite Microfluidics

Dolomite has published an application note that looks at the use of its hydrodynamic flow-focussing-based Small Droplet System for the formation of gas bubbles in liquid.

TDLs for all your processes

Lasers explore unchartered territory weblink

Mettler Toledo

Mettler Toledo has produced a white paper illustrating how tunable diode laser (TDL) gas analysers can now be applied to all gas analysis processes using a range of process adaptions. 

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