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Complete and hazard-free conversion of azo compounds by microorganisms
Have you ever looked around you and paid attention to the colorful products such as clothes, cosmetics, and foods that you purchase? If you wonder where all these colors come from, then you might want to know more about azo dyes.
Cell type specific nanoparticles as carriers can bypass side effects on the immune system
Many drug candidates never reach clinical use due to their side effects. For example, inhibitors of phosphoinositide 3-kinase-γ, a signaling protein that plays an important role in infections, cannot be used because of their side effects on the immune response.
Detection and identification of vitamin D metabolites in plant sources
A vitamin is defined as an organic molecule essential for health. Indeed, vitamin D has been associated with bone health and with immune-related effects, however a vitamin D deficiency has been associated with chronic diseases and mortality .
Chip-based tissue and organ systems for personalized medicine
The aim of personalized medicine (or precision medicine) is to take patients’ personal features into consideration as much as possible for their medical treatment, thereby going beyond the functional diagnosis of the disease. A promising concept that is gaining ever more attention and showing ...
A new General Chapter addresses balances for analytical purposes
Weighing is one of the key activities carried out in every quality control (QC) laboratory. Usually it is one of the first steps in a whole analysis chain, e.g. when a sample or a standard is prepared for subsequent dilution and HPLC or qNMR analysis.
Ensuring comparability of clinical results is important in the age of globalization
World Metrology Day is celebrated annually on the 20th of May and this year’s focus on health provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of comparable and reliable measurement results in laboratory medicine.
The future of health diagnostics begins at the level of the individual cell
The cell is the basic unit of our body – and key to understanding the biology of good health, as well as how molecular dysfunction leads to disease. Yet our understanding of the hundreds of cell types and subtypes in the human body is still very limited and often based on techniques with ...
Workplace and process optimization using 5S as the basis for safety in the lab
Holistic management systems such as Total Quality Management (TQM) and Lean Management aim to achieve the greatest possible added value for the customer while sustainably eliminating waste. The often underrated 5S method can provide the basis for creating a workplace organization that goes hand ...
Synthetic biotechnology as a tool to create a sustainable, circular economy
Anthropogenic climate change and the rising world population, in combination with increasing urbanization, poses global challenges to our societies that can only be solved by technological advancement. The direct biotechnological use of greenhouse gases, including residual biomass flows from ...
Animal poisons as a bioresource for new drugs
More than 200,000 animal species produce poison to defend themselves against predators or to kill their prey. These poisons are usually complex mixtures of different toxins that have been functionally optimized over the course of evolution. For this reason, animal poisons are also a valuable ...
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