Archive: 04/03/2014

A complete medical check-up on a chip

( —About the size of a stapler, this new handheld device developed at EFPL is able to test a large number of proteins in our body all at once-a subtle combination of optical science and engineering.

dateMar 04, 2014 in Analytical Chemistry
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Gene transfer optimization

Controlled gene transfer into different target cells by means of specific surface markers is significantly more efficient than gene transfer without this assistance. Gene therapies using lentiviral transfer of genetic information ...

dateMar 04, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?

Plants are also able to make complex decisions. At least this is what scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the University of Göttingen have concluded from their investigations on Barberry ...

dateMar 04, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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