Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the leadership of Scott T. Magness, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of medicine, biomedical engineering, and cell and molecular physiology at UNC, together with Megan K. Fuller, MD,  were successful in isolating adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue.

Online survey on REACH

Thursday, 04 April 2013 18:45

An online survey is lead by the Federal Bureau of chemicals at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) until May 3, 2013. All players of the REACH process are invited to participate.

The consortium of the EU-funded research project, "ML² - Multilayer MicroLab" wants to establish a new procedure for a cost-effective large-scale series production of lab-on-a-chip systems, so these systems can be disseminated to the market quickly.

Gene evolution: Not only copies

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:48

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön have examined genes from human, mouse, zebrafish and stickleback. They refuted the thesis that new genes are created simply from copies of old genes.

A group of American and Japanese researchers using the functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography succeeded in elucidating the processes in the brain that lead to an self-overestimation. The researchers published their findings in the Journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" (PNAS).

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Sony DADC announced a collaboration that will harness Sony DADC’s global manufacturing expertise to further advance the Institute’s Organs-on-Chips technologies.

Baden-Württemberg wants to be a model in biomedical research and provides additional money for the development of alternatives to animal testing.

A new study of the Animal Welfare Academy in Neubiberg near Munich, which was funded by the Foundation for the Promotion of Alternative and Complementary Methods to Reduce Animal Testing (set), has found that in the context of the European chemicals directive REACH still avoidable animal experiments are carried out despite existing replacement process.

Genome of HeLa cells deciphered

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 18:56

More than 60 years after the first successful cultivation of HeLa cells in a Petri dish scientists from Heidelberg have deciphered the genetic makeup of these cells.

Today the last stage of the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive became legally effective. Thus, a sale and import both cosmetics as well as their ingredients and additives that have been tested on animals, is no longer permitted.