Sailfish: the fastest fish in the world?

The fascination for speed runs deep in humans: we are in awe of fast cars and the 100-meter race is the most popular event at the Olympics. More »

Nerves are required to repair the injured heart

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as heart attack, are responsible for approximately 18 million deaths each year, which accounts More »

Can the developmental synchrony be affected by the mothers?

Biological synchrony is a ubiquitous yet highly diverse phenomenon, with examples as wide-ranging as More »

Regulation of mediator’s expression and chemotaxis in mast cells

The increasing prevalence of inflammatory diseases worldwide underlines the importance to study the molecular mechanisms leading to these disorders More »


Studying how hepatitis C virus resists certain drugs using computers and the internet

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) was not known to mankind until 1989. The discovery of this virus was possible due to the development of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology. Globally, around 180 million people are infected with this

Cystic lesions of the pancreas – are we good enough at predicting the right diagnosis in order to make a suitable treatment choice?

The incidence of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCL) is steadily increasing, most likely due to the common use of cross-sectional abdominal imaging and its technical improvements during the past decade. The majority of these lesions are benign at

Stable nailing of bones using circular arc drills and arcuate nails, a considerable improvement in orthopaedic surgery

The operative treatment of fractures has revolutionized orthopaedic surgery and traumatology during last century. It has been demonstrated that immediate internal fixation of bone fragments of a fracture or of a destroyed joint to achieve fusion (so-called

High content nanotoxicological screening using Raman spectroscopy

In recent years, the potential use of nanomaterials as novel agents in a wide range of areas, from industrial applications to Nanomedicine, has drawn attention to investigation of their toxicological properties. From their production, to use and

The 5th Annual Medical Devices 3P Forum in Berlin, June 8-9, 2017

The world’s only conference tailor-made for project, product and portfolio managers in Medical Devices industry will take place in Berlin on June 8-9. The Medical Devices 3P Forum is one of the most informal, open-minded platforms organized

Phenotype as agent, not product of reproductive success

The phenotype of an organism is the aggregate of its physical traits. It is the net result of the merging of parental gene pools, and in Darwinian evolutionary terms its ‘fitness’ is considered a measure of evolutionary

The 7th Annual Pharma PPM Toolbox in London, March 2-3, 2017

The world´s biggest pharmaceutical PPM conference is a beautifully organized chaos of case studies, presentations, workshops and most of all, deep discussions for project & portfolio management professionals. With over 60 sessions packed with practical information led

Risk of aortic nodal metastases in cancer of the uterine cervix

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancer since the introduction of Papanicolau test. However in nearly 30% of cases it is diagnosed in an advanced stage. Standard treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer (FIGO stage

Increased pregnancy rate after appendectomy and tonsillectomy

Appendectomy and tonsillectomy are amongst the most common surgical procedures, particularly in children and young adults. The appendix and tonsils are secondary lymphoid organs and prominent constituents of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) system. The lymphoid function

Diabetes and the heart – role of CT in predicting outcomes

People suffering from adult type diabetes mellitus have an increased tendency to develop disease of large and small arteries. Disease of the coronary arteries of the heart may lead to chest pain on exercise (angina pectoris) or

Amyloid specific antibodies are not necessary to detect amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-related neurological disorder which impairs learning, memory, and cognition. Gradual accumulation of amyloid beta protein (Aβ) is one of the hallmark pathologies of this disease. Early detection of the presence of Aβ

Do ‘fish oil fatty acids’ during pregnancy matter for the child’s later cardiovascular health and growth?

Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) status is associated with risk of cardiovascular diseases in adulthood. This is especially true for low levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid that is prominently present in fatty

Environmental light and biological processes in human body

It is well known that the life on Earth originated and has been sustained by the electromagnetic energy from the sun light. In primitive organisms and plants the sun light directly influences biological processes, while in more

Do roots rule anti-malarial artemisinin production in Artemisia annua leaves?

Artemisinin is an anti-malarial molecule that is produced and stored in the leaves of the plant Artemisia annua in microscopic glandular surface structures called trichomes (Fig. 1). Evidence from various studies suggests that the roots, which produce neither significant

More needs-led services needed for people with ADHD during the transition between childhood and adulthood

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that may persist into adulthood in up to two-thirds of cases. However, few young adults with ADHD are in contact with clinical services. This is a concern

Effect of selection for egg production on eggshell quality of Japanese quail

Japanese quail have been widely used for biological and genetic studies. In many countries, among all products of intensive poultry farming, Japanese quail meat and eggs convey the image of a natural and festive food. The genetic