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Q&A: Blockchain-based platform for largest genomic data hub Special

Munich - Shivom, the blockchain-based platform creating the world’s largest genomic data hub, has announced its partnership with SingularityNet, the blockchain-based platform and marketplace for artificial intelligence. Dr. Axel Schumacher explains more.

Unlocking laboratory data with cloud computing: Interview Special

Technology company Ovation are working on technologies designed to allow regional and community providers to unlock some the dark data in their laboratories and to allow for regional labs to share and commercialize the data.

New cloud based tool for connected laboratories

Cloud based computing presents opportunities for researchers to share findings and to collaborate on projects in a secure setting. A new offering from Gilson aims to make this process easier.

Automating histology for the busy pathologist

Aquaro Histology has obtained investment of $9.8 million to commercialize automated microtomy technology. This is with a device called the Aquaro ASM which is compatible with existing microtomes.

Four pillars of the digital laboratory

For a laboratory to thrive in the modern age it needs to transform its services and functions in order to remain relevant and competitive. Fundamental to this is how data is stored, retrieved, analyzed and shared. We take a look at some trends.

Genoskin brings animal testing alternative to the U.S. Special

Genoskin, a company that provides a cutting-edge alternative to animal testing by keeping donated human skin alive, has set up operations in the U.S. To find out more Digital Journal spoke to Pascal Descargues, founder and CEO of Genoskin.

LIMS driving digital transformation of laboratories

Digital transformation through the implementation of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) is making busy testing laboratories more efficient at sampling handling and testing throughput.

Digital colony counters making microbiology easier

For microbiologists the process of counting bacterial colonies can be tedious and mistakes can happen. Laboratory managers are turning attention to automated, digital devices to streamline processes.

Dynamic chemistry produces nano-derived anticancer drugs

Aalto University in Finland scientists have produced a new range of anticancer nanomaterials inspired by volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The process involves creating synthesized zinc peroxide nanoparticles.

Scientists engineer human stomach for research

Cincinnati - Scientists have successfully grown functional stomach and intestinal tissues. This has been created to study diseases and new drugs, and looking at the interactions between health and disease.

Testing for poison using lab-on-a-chip technology

Technologists have developed a lab-on-a-chip device that enables the rapid screening for a range of poisons. The device overcomes the short lifetime of many toxic substances, allowing rapid detection.

Scientists grow human brains in lab which could think and feel

Scientists are now growing brains outside the human body which could one day think and feel and even suffer from autism or schizophrenia.

New assay to screen for Zika virus

Zurich - Pharmaceutical company Roche has developed an assay to screen for Zika virus called the LightMix Modular Zika Virus Assay.

Genetic link to obesity reported

Cambridge - Scientists have reported new research that suggests there is a genetic link to obesity — at least in some cases — based on recent studies using Labradors.

Lab-grown milk, eggs and meat could hit store shelves in 5 years

Meat, eggs and milk could be produced in lab without killing or harming animals thanks to microbe cultures. The future of food as we know it may be forever changed, allowing even vegetarians and vegans to eat hamburgers and milkshakes again.

Lab-grown meat could hit stores in 5 years

Maastricht - Fancy biting into artificially grown meat? Wondering how those who eschew meat because of animal treatment concerns will react? Such questions are coming to the fore with laboratory grown meat.

U.S. Army mishandles plague samples

Washington - The U.S. Army appears to have improperly handed hazardous biological agents. This is the second incident this year where the U.S. armed forces have mishandled a biohazard.

Scientists grow first human brain in laboratory

Stunning but spooky – scientists have succeeded in growing the first human brain ever in a laboratory and the implications are mind-boggling.

U.S. anthrax error originated from military base

Bethesda - The U.S. military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples across the country to a commercial lab in Maryland. The source of the error has been traced to a military location in the Utah desert.

NIH joins in on embryo research revelation

As Digital Journal has reported, scientists in China have used new technology to edit human embryos. In the wake of this, and public concerns, the U.S. National Institutes of Health has declared that it will not fund this type of study.

Reddit scientists recall lab blunders

Scientists have taken to the news site Reddit to review the biggest errors that occur in the laboratory and other science settings.

Human muscle that contracts is made in laboratory

Scientists have successfully grown a human skeletal muscle that contracts and responds similarly to natural body tissue to electrical pulses. The laboratory development is designed to help researchers study new drugs.

Merck buys Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion

The German drug maker Merck has acquired the U.S.-based science supply company Sigma-Aldrich in a multi-billion-dollar deal. Merck has been growing its laboratory supply side and it has now become one of the biggest companies in the business.

Treating cancer with bacteria shows promise

In a remarkable study, researchers have shown that injecting bacteria into a cancer tumor helped shrink it. Studies were first carried out on dogs, and then, with interesting results, on a female cancer patient.

CDC anthrax researcher is reassigned

Atlanta - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention takes its first disciplinary action in the wake of the biosecurity oversight that potentially exposed 75 agency scientists to anthrax. The head of the laboratory has been "reassigned."

Lab grown muscle self-repairs

Implanted into mice, scientists show that laboratory reared muscle, made from stem cells, can heal itself after an injury.

Skin cells transformed into functioning liver cells

San Francisco - Scientists have discovered a way to transform skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells that flourish on their own, even after being transplanted into laboratory animals modified to mimic liver failure.

Spanish police bust sophisticated marijuana processing lab

Dubbed Operation "Britania", Spain's National Police have busted and dismantled a sophisticated laboratory with 900 marijuana plants in Andújar, Jaén province in southern Spain.

Scientists grow a 'human looking' ear

Scientists used a titanium wire framework to help ears - which look like human ears - and which are made from collagen and sheep cartilage cells, to maintain their shape.

Call for food safety testing to be expanded

Scientists in the U.S. have raised concern that food safety testing does not include screening of toxins produced by certain types of fungi.
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A technician viewing agar plates on a colony counter  Tim Sandle s laboratory.
A technician viewing agar plates on a colony counter, Tim Sandle's laboratory.
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Laboratoty technician microbiological analysis
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Genoskin uses real human skin that is collected from volunteering donors. All our donors expressly consent to donating excess tissue after surgery to help science move forward while preserving animal welfare.
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Laboratory technician at work
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Cells in a petri dish
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A primate held in a cage at one research laboratory investigated by PETA
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Broad Institute lab
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A microbiologist undertakes molecular testing into an unknown bacterium. Photograph taken in Tim Sandle's laboratory.
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A technician undertaking a test in Tim Sandle's laboratory
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Fungi growing in axenic culture (ascomycetes)
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The stem-cell-derived organoid (right) compared to a developing mouse brain (left)
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Testing in a laboratory
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Laboratory technician undertaking testing, taken at Tim Sandle's laboratory.
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File photo: Laboratory technician testing water samples
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File photo: Scientist at work in Dr Sandle's laboratory
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Agar plates for culturing bacteria (Tim Sandle's laboratory, UK)
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Visible parts of human brain grown in laboratory
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