DNA detection News

  • What foods give kids a healthy start to life?

    "Nutritional genomics is an emerging area of science that is making a significant difference in our approach to enhancing health outcomes by improving our understanding of how to prevent harmful genetic changes that cause developmental defects and degenerative diseases," says Professor Michael Fenech from CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences. "In recent years, this research is probably best ...

  • EBS Partners with Microbe Detectives to improve wastewater performance in food, chemical, paper and petroleum industries

    Environmental Business Specialists, LLC (EBS), a Louisiana-based independent wastewater consulting and training company, and Microbe Detectives LLC, a Wisconsin-based pioneer in metagenomic services, today announced a multi-year partnership. Through the partnership, the two companies will collaborate to advance ...


    By Melbourne Water

  • Certified Reference Material ERM?-AD483 to identify absence or presence of porcine material in feed

    In collaboration with the European Union Reference Laboratory for Animal Proteins (EURL-AP) in feeding stuffs, the JRC contributed to the validation of new DNA-based methods detecting feeding material of porcine origin in feed. These methods detect remaining intact DNA fragments in heavily processed feed samples and hence allow determining the origin of the feed constituent. The use of Processed ...

  • The Comet Assay and Occupational Exposure

    The Comet assay is being used with increasing popularity in biomonitoring studies to determine the level of DNA damage in workers exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals and radiation. The assay is an ideal biomarker for such investigations due to its sensitivity and reliability in detecting DNA damage and repair. A large number of research groups are utilising our ...


    By Instem Group

  • Proposition 37 Battle Continues in California

    Controversial Proposition 37 would require food manufacturers to disclose whether processed foods contain genetically modified organisms, otherwise known as GMOs, in the state of California. So far $35 million has been raised by food and biotech companies in attempt to defeat Prop 37. Recently proponents of the initiative had only raised about 10 percent of this amount, but now celebrities have ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Histoplasmosis Outbreak at Nebraska Camp

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a histoplasmosis outbreak that has infected counselors and attendees at a day camp in Nebraska. Following the outbreak, camp counselors were instructed to complete a questionnaire revealing information including activities on the campsite, campsite assignments, and their symptoms. Parents of camp attendees were given an ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • iMiCROQ obtains 1.2 million to develop an automated device that integrates rapid detection of pathogens, DNA and food allergens

    iMiCROQ has raised 1.2 million euros of European funds to develop the first platform that combines in a single solution different tests to detect pathogens, DNA, viruses, allergens and mycotoxins in food. The device, that is scheduled to begin testing in 2020, allows automatize tests and identify in just 24 hours the presence of bacteria and in a matter of minutes the ...


    By IMICROQ, S.L.

  • The Comet Assay and Nutrition

    The effects of nutrients on carcinogenesis have become an increasingly important area of scientific research. Investigation of carotenoids and flavonoids, as well as other antioxidants, suggests that they may have anti-carcinogenic properties. The comet assay is an ideal biomarker for investigating the molecular effects of certain nutrients on carcinogenesis. This is due to its sensitivity and ...


    By Instem Group

  • Testing for lead in paint gets easier, faster and cheaper with ANDalyze - Powered by DNA

    ANDalyze offers a new EPA tested technology for detecting and measuring lead levels in paint. The combined sensor/fluorimeter platform solution requires no special knowledge of chemistry, and produces no hazardous chemical waste and shows test results in less than ten minutes, greatly reducing operational testing time and cost. Champaign, IL, USA: ANDalyze has developed an innovative lead (Pb) ...


    By ANDalyze, Inc.

  • Pollen research not be sniffed at

    Pollen may annoy allergy sufferers in springtime but, viewed under the microscope, a pollen grain is a thing of beauty. Pollen may annoy allergy sufferers in springtime but, viewed under the microscope, a pollen grain is a thing of beauty. Amazing images and facts about pollen are part of an exhibition at CSIRO Discovery in Canberra beginning this week to coincide with ...

  • Wood Rot Fungi Identified Utilizing Advanced PCR Techniques

    Many property owners have at one time or another discovered wood damage somewhere on their home or business.  Often times, this damage is blamed on termites, carpenter ants or other wood-destroying insects when the actual cause may be due to wood-decay fungi. Wood-decay fungi are typically classified into one of several groups.  Brown, soft and white rot fungi each work in unique ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction for Veterinary Diagnostics

    Identifying pathogens is at the heart of veterinary diagnostics, and successful identification requires nucleic acids in the pathogen to first be extracted from the starting material in question. A good yield and high quality of the isolated DNA or RNA are critical for the reliable detection of pathogens. For the  ...

  • Cellular `computers` gain a hard drive

    A new DNA-based recorder allows bioengineers to create cell cultures that detect information in their environment and store it for later use. Such 'designer' cells might in the future be used to monitor water quality in a village, or measure the amount of sugar a person eats. The technique is described this week in ...


    By Nature Publishing Group

  • High-Precision Material Dosing Using Syringe Pumps

    High-precision material dosing in a research experiment determines success or failure of the research experiment. For example, in microfluidic experiments a syringe pump carries out material dosing; and the quality of instrument (syringe pump) determines dosing-precision of the fluid. High-quality syringe pumps have fixtures to facilitate wide flow rate. Further, these pumps have programmable ...


    By Chemyx Inc

  • VISIT US AT PITTCON 2018

    Lumex Instruments invite you to join us at Pittcon 2018, one of the world's largest expo and conference on laboratory science. ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Biomar introduces authenticity DNA Testing for marine ingredients

    The testing platform, developed by Norway-based Orivo in collaboration with BioMar, is based on advanced DNA-technology. The test determines the species composition of marine ingredients with a high level of precision, able to detect the presence of even very small amounts of DNA. BioMar believes that DNA-testing of marine ingredients in the aquaculture industry is a natural answer to the call ...


    By BioMar Group

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