Brown bear habitat selection personality

You maybe think that only humans have personality? But don’t be a fool, animals can have personality too. More »

In vivo imaging of the lung inflammatory response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Chronic inflammation of the airways is a central component in lung diseases and is frequently associated with bacterial infections. More »

Sponge toxin kills lung and breast cancer cells in mice

Peloruside A is a potent toxin that was isolated from a New Zealand marine sponge. More »

An intracellular membrane system helps cells to divide

Cell duplication is the fundamental requirement for the development of multi-cellular organisms, a process that relies on two basic events More »

Can we stop dentist drilling too much on our caries tooth?

Dental caries is one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide. It is a result of hard tissue demineralization largely caused by acid produced by bacteria More »

Cooperative effects and co-crystallization in supramolecular diarylethene self-assembled monolayers

The current “top down” strategy that aims to miniaturize silicon based electronic components will eventually reach a limit. More »


Ionic liquid mixtures as safe electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries


There is an intense drive in the present scenario towards the efficient generation and storage of energy for carrying out the various power driven mechanics of life. The energy demand for development and sustenance of the world

Telesurgical robots: The future of chest traumas


Chest trauma is a leading cause of death occurring in a quarter of all trauma patients.  One third of patients with chest injuries die before they reach the hospital and forty percent of the remaining two thirds

Brain imaging of the oldest old who aged successfully


The oldest old, defined as 90 years and over, is the fastest growing segment of the population worldwide. Dementia is one of the major health challenges at this age, since the risk of dementia increases steadily with

Three pathogens coinfection in a dolphin

Stranded animals provide an exclusive opportunity to investigate the health and conservation status of free-ranging cetaceans across the globe. Based upon the scientific literature hitherto available on this topic, cetacean strandings frequently have a multifactorial aetiology, with

Children and the rejection of foods before tasting – the role of visual familiarity


Familiarity with different foods is one factor that has been proposed to explain childhood eating behaviours such as picky/fussy eating and the rejection of uncommon or novel food stuffs. Some research has suggested that this rejection of

Fuzzy logic, where blur makes more sense than clear

86⁰F, hot or warm? 65⁰F, cool or cold? 100 mL glass contains 30 mL of water, empty or full? Same tricky questions in daily life happen in engineering world as well. The Boolean logic of either being

Human respiratory tissue test reveals e-cigarette vapour produced similar result as air


Scientists at British American Tobacco and MatTek Corporation used a unique combination of tests to investigate the potential adverse effects of e-cigarette vapour on airway tissue compared with cigarette smoke. ‘By employing a combination of a smoking

Can metal-exposure induce innate immune reactivity in brain cells and thus contribute to neurotoxicity?


Use of metals in dentistry is quite common for braces, crowns, fillings, implants. Problems sometimes occur, such as allergy, locally inflamed mucosae, or vague symptoms throughout the entire body. However, alternatives such as methacrylates will never completely

Brucellosis, tuberculosis and caprine arthritis-encephalitis, are goats and sheep in El Salvador affected?


Brucellosis and tuberculosis are two animal diseases that occur in Salvadoran cattle and humans may get infected by drinking raw milk. When herds get infected for the first time with brucellosis, massive abortions in the last third

BRAF inhibitor and interferon alpha combination for melanoma treatment


In recent years approval has been granted to many therapeutic agents for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma. They include small molecule inhibitors, such as the selective inhibitors of the mutant BRAF (BRAF-I) or of MEK (MEK-I), and

Is Metformin a new risk factor for Parkinson`s disease?


Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that takes place when the neurons of the substantia nigra, a brain structure involved in the movement control, die. This leads to several symptoms including motor and cognitive dysfunctions, progressive loss

Image Cytometer – NucleoCounter® NC-3000™


The NucleoCounter® NC-3000™ is an advanced image cytometer utilizing fluorescence imaging to characterize cell properties. The NC-3000™ can perform high speed cell count and viability determination and includes plug-and-play analytical assays of mammalian, yeast and insect cells.

Gene duplication catalyzes the evolution of new traits in a human pathogen


How do organisms with common ancestry evolve unique traits and eventually diverge from each other? This question has been at the core of evolutionary biology since the theory of common descent was proposed over a century ago.

Pediatric insomnia: Review and recommendations


Insomnia, characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep, is the most commonly reported sleep problem among children and adolescents.  Nonetheless, pediatric insomnia is not typically assessed and is generally left untreated. One study found that primary care

NucleoCounter® NC-200™ – Automated Cell Counter


The NucleoCounter® NC-200™ is a high precision automated cell counter utilizing state-of-the-art image cytometry. With user adaptable protocols and specialized assays for counting a wide range of mammalian cells, including adipose-derived stem cells, T cells, aggregated cells

Staphylococcal biofilms: building up “bacterial cities” through a proteinaceous matrix scaffold


Do you know that bacteria, microscopic organisms not visible by the human naked eye, can live in complex communities just like we humans do? They are perfectly able to stick together, grow and multiply in what is