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New Brain Research Imaging Center Under Construction in Cardiff University

Cardiff University has begun building an advanced MR imaging technology center, with the help of Siemens Healthcare. The center will use the latest brain imaging and brain stimulation technology to investigate the causes of neurological problems such as schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, and dementia.  More...
25 Feb 2015

Robot Screening System Streamlines Discovery of New Drug Compounds

British drug developers have automated the drug discovery process by using a "robot scientist" to screen thousands of potential candidate compounds.  More...
23 Feb 2015
Image: The FLUOVIEW FVMPE-RS Gantry microscope (Photo courtesy of Olympus).

New Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscope Configurations Expand Research Potential

Two new configurations of a state-of-the-art multiphoton laser scanning microscope extend the usefulness of the instrument for examining rapidly occurring biological events and for obtaining images from within cell cultures and tissues. More...
18 Feb 2015

Low Cost Platform for Studying Molecular Interactions Based on DNA Gel Electrophoresis

A novel platform for studying molecular interactions is based on the separation of linear and circular forms of DNA by gel electrophoresis.  More...
18 Feb 2015
Image: Using the compact multi-organ chip (comparable in size to a one-euro piece), and those of three separate microcircuits, researchers can study the regeneration of certain kidney cells (Photo courtesy of Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS).

Mini-Organism-on-a-Chip May Replace Test Animals in Drug Studies

A team of German biomedical researchers has developed a highly miniaturized micro-circulatory system for testing the response of various body organs to drugs or other chemicals.  More...
16 Feb 2015

Next Generation Miniature Spectrometer Brings Flexibility to Diagnostics and Biotechnology

The mini spectrometer combines decades of pioneering miniature spectrometer design expertise with leading techniques, adding flexible optical sensing power to laboratory and point-of-care instrument integration.   More...
15 Feb 2015

A First – Smartphone Diagnostic Device Replicates Quality of Lab Blood Test

Researchers have developed a hand-held smartphone accessory that can perform a low-cost, point-of-care, lab-quality test that simultaneously detects 3 infectious disease markers from a single finger-prick blood sample in only 15 minutes. The device can also be further developed to test for additional biomarkers.  More...
09 Feb 2015

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