Tag Archives: Branches of biology

10May/21

deCODE genetics – Rounding off the human genome

In a study published today, scientists at deCODE Genetics demonstrate for the first time how long-read DNA sequencing can be applied at population scale to unravel large structural variants that associate with human disease and other traits. Continue reading

05Apr/21

New Animal-Free Solutions Join the Molecular Farming Revolution

Moolec Science is a global Ag-Foodtech company with the purpose of improving the affordability of animal-free food solutions. Moolec’s technological platform is based on Molecular Farming, a hybrid approach to plant and cell-based production technologies for alternative proteins. Continue reading

15Mar/21

Over 60s More Confident About Sex Than Ever Before According To New Replens Survey

Replens™ the clinically tested, number one vaginal moisturiser GP recommended brand*, has just won the third annual Transport for London Diversity in Advertising Competition with their latest campaign, Sex Never Gets Old, which features a diverse group of older people, with a range of ethnicities, ages and sexualities, within beautiful, emotional portraits of couples. These emotive portraits highlight that many people continue to enjoy sex and intimacy well into their sixties and beyond. Continue Reading

08Feb/21

An unprecedented story in Canada: Parc Safari rewilds two cheetahs in their natural habitat in Africa

HEMMINGFORD, QC, Feb. 8, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – Here is a story of love and resilience sure to soften the edges in these difficult Covid-stricken times. Parc Safari, located in Hemmingford, Quebec, in collaboration with The Aspinall Foundation, a UK based charity devoted to the conservation of endangered species, and the Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation Preserve in Zimbabwe, have joined forces to re-introduce two of the park’s cheetahs to their natural habitat. Continue reading

19Oct/20

MED-EL: First Surgeries Ever in Europe with a Totally Implantable Cochlear Implant

Leading hearing implant manufacturer MED-EL sets another revolutionary milestone in its long-standing history of technological innovations. On 24 September, the first person in Europe received a novel totally implantable cochlear implant (TICI). It was implanted by Prof. Dr. Philippe Lefebvre, head of the ENT Department of the CHU of Liège and Professor at the University of Liège in Belgium within a feasibility study. The TICI is expected to give users great hearing with even more comfort. However, it will take several years before it receives market approval. Read more

17Aug/20

Neurotechnology Introduces BrainAccess Development Kit for Brain-Computer Interface Applications

Neurotechnology today announced the launch of the BrainAccess Development Kit. The kit offers a full dry-contact electroencephalography (EEG) solution including the electrodes, headware, electroencephalograph, EEG signal acquisition and processing software and brain-computer interface (BCI) example algorithms. The BrainAccess Development Kit can be used to develop applications where a person controls a computer or other device through activities such as eye movements, visual focus, relaxation state or other subtle changes that can be detected in the user’s EEG signal patterns. Read more

21Nov/17

Brain activity shows dogs learn in their sleep, say Hungarian scientists

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (NOVEMBER 17, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists in Hungary say they have measured brain activity in dogs which shows they learn during their sleep.
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08Nov/17

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognise human faces

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (UNKNOWN/DATE UPLOADED: NOVEMBER 7, 2017) (JENNY MORTON/UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) – Sheep have been trained to recognise the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. Continue reading