Although it receives little attention, AIDS continues to be a pandemic, with an estimated 35 million people infected as of 2014. Despite the increased awareness of AIDS worldwide, only about 54% of the population needing treatment have access to proper healthcare (as of 2012). Once a person has been infected, the disease can be
Osteoporosis is partly a result of ageing and increases the risk of bone fractures. Approximately half of all women experience an increased risk of bone fracture after menopause. The most common scenario is that people suffering from osteoporosis first break their wrist and then, later in life, the femoral neck, often resulting in severe complications.
Chromalytica is developing an ultraviolet (UV) light-based instrument in which a single breath of exhaled air can be a supplement to, and sometimes replace, blood and urine tests as well as invasive diagnostic procedures. The company required an extremely precise light source in the UV wavelength range to optimise the instrument and eliminate sources
Robert Gustafsson, PhD student in biochemistry at Stockholm University, and Markel Martinez Carranza, exchange student from Spain who is working on a Bachelor’s degree project in biotechnology at Stockholm University, are part of a research team from five Swedish universities which has discovered a completely new method for treating cancer. The concept is described
As a result of the synchrotron light techniques available at MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, Professor Adrian Goldman’s research team at the University of Helsinki was able to map the structure of a type of protein. The protein, called pyrophosphatase, is a so-called membrane protein found in plants and bacteria as well as in certain