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Parkinson's disease - New test procedure enables early detection in patients at risk

In an international cooperation project, researchers from the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), the Paracelsus-Elena-Klinik Kassel and University College London (UCL) have developed a test procedure that makes it possible to predict the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in at-risk patients u...

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Life Sciences organizations expect more than one-fifth of revenue to come from connected health in the next five years

The majority (63%) of life sciences organizations, across biopharma and medtech, have connected health products already on the market or under development. Irrespective of their stage of product development, life sciences organizations anticipate that connected health will contribute more than one-f...

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Special Software Enhances Accuracy of Genome Annotation for Animals and Plants

The newly developed software BRAKER3 provides scientists all over the world access to a high-performance instrument for genome annotation, i.e. for identifying and labelling several relevant characteristics of a genomic sequence. The software represents a considerable advancement in bioinformatic re...

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Celonic Inaugurates “Next Generation” Biologics Development Center (BDC) and Pilot Plant in Basel, Switzerland

TheCelonic Group, a Swiss Based Quality Biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) today opened its “Next Generation” Biologics Development Center and Pilot Plant in Basel, Switzerland. This laboratory expansion will help pharmaceutical companies develop and optimize proces...

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Mondi and traceless team up to develop a ground-breaking coating solution from agricultural by-products

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, is partnering with advanced biomaterial engineers traceless to develop a new coating solution based on by-products from the agricultural industry. This innovative bio-circular coating solution is the first of its kind and will be able to rep...

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Enzymes instead of highly toxic cyanide

A research team from TU Graz and the Czech Academy of Sciences has used two enzymes to eliminate the need for highly toxic cyanide in the production of nitriles. If the household cleaner emits a lemon-like odour, this may be due to a nitrile called citronellyl nitrile. These versatile chemical nitri...

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New concept to measure individual risk of getting age-related diseases

Could measuring protein clumps in our cells be a new way to find out our risk of getting age-related diseases? Professor Dorothee Dormann and Professor Edward Lemke of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), who are also adjunct directors at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, prop...

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In severe COVID-19 cases, neutrophils work around the clock

The course of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections depends not only on how aggressive the virus is, but also on the immune response of the infected individual. Using single-cell analyses, a group of researchers led by Samantha Praktiknjo of the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH), Markus Landth...

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Biotechnology start-up using AI to translate nature into new medicines

Enveda Biosciences announced a new financing round of $55 million to add to its $119 million combined Series B and B1. New investors Premji Invest, Lingotto Investment Fund, Microsoft, and The Nature Conservancy participated in the round alongside existing investors Kinnevik, True Ventures, FPV, Lev...

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Vitamin B6: New Compound Delays Degradation

Vitamin B6 is important for brain metabolism. Accordingly, in various mental illnesses, a low vitamin B6 level is associated with impaired memory and learning abilities, with a depressive mood, and even with genuine depression. In older people, too little vitamin B6 is linked to memory loss and deme...

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