Sort by:

Archive | August, 2013

sugar cubes

PCR helps pick out abnormal gut ‘taste’ mechanisms in diabetes

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has helped researchers discover abnormal gut taste mechanisms in diabetes, the first time that this has been described. The researchers, from the University of Adelaide, have linked these abnormalities with problems in glucose uptake in patients with diabetes. The tongue isn’t the only place where we detect sweetness, as Richard […]

read more
ducks at a Far Eastern market

PCR pinpoints probable person-to-person transmission of bird flu

Doctors have seen what they believe is the first case of person-to-person transmission of a new strain of bird flu in Eastern China, with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) providing the evidence. The report, which provides the strongest evidence of transfer of the H7N9 avian influenza A virus between two people to date, was published […]

read more
Richard Lewis and Maria Thorpe

BJS Biotechnologies presents postgraduate biosciences award

In an informal ceremony last week Richard Lewis, BJS Biotechnologies’ chairman, presented Maria Thorpe, MSc, with the BJS Biotechnologies Award for Best Postgraduate student in Biosciences at Brunel University. Maria Thorpe achieved an MSc with Distinction in Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research. “BJS Biotechnologies is once again delighted to be sponsoring this prestigious prize. It […]

read more