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If you are susceptible to cold sores from the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1), then downing half a dozen raw oysters might be a good antiviral therapy. Just be sure to smear some of the raw oyster juice on your cold sore before swallowing!
Truvada® is an established drug to treat the acute symptoms of HIV infections. Recently, a study
was published that tells that Truvada® is not only effective for treatment of people who suffer a HIV infection. Furthermore, if taken once a day, the drug is capable to prevent a new HIV infection.
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a disease characterized by degeneration of neurological tissues that is very similar to Parkinson’s disease (PD). Both diseases exhibit aggregation of alpha-synuclein in brain tissue.
The field of synthetic biology is wide ranging and one that features fantastic collaborations between biologists, chemists, computer engineers and more. The field spans that region between research and technological application that can often be something of a bottleneck. The field as a whole is attracting a great deal of attention and many foresee a bright future.
Salmon is a very popular fish for the food industry. It has an extraordinary taste and is good for the health because of its polyunsaturated fatty acids. This has become common knowledge and lead to an increased demand for fresh salmon. This demand could not be satisfied by the fishing of wild living salmon – more and more aquafarming has been developed.
The absorbance spectrum of haemoglobin (Hb) can be used to obtain information about its state or condition. This simple measurement has been used for research in widely varying fields.
Today I would like to highlight an interesting article by Kendall Powell which was published recently in Nature (Nature 520, 144–147; 2015
). This article is about postdocs’ broken future perspectives.
A recent study in Nature Genetics shows results that indicate that there is an imbalance in genetic expression that favors the paternal side. The work is a result of an international collaboration that seeks to increase our understanding of how complex traits are influenced by variation in DNA regulatory mechanisms.
One of the major issues that we will have to deal with in the near future is the lack of effective antibiotics. The generous use, or abuse, of antibiotics that has been made for at least 4 decades, has been as a strong selection pressure on bacteria. This pressure resulted in increasing numbers of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. This is a matter our hospitals already have to face today.
With so many microplate readers to choose from, how do I know which plate reader will fulfill all of my current and future needs?
Read on to find the most important questions you need to consider when choosing your next BMG LABTECH microplate reader