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News · 18. October 2018
Melatonin is a hormone that is of paramount importance for humans and most mammals. It has been recognised as the key regulator of the day-night cycle (circadian-rhythm) but equally important, it exhibits antioxidant, anti-aging, oncostatic, and immunomodulatory properties, which emphasises its great versatility. In mammals, Melatonin is mainly secreted by the pineal gland, but all organisms produce melatonin. Melatonin has anti-inflammatory properties by reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS),...

News · 16. October 2018
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News · 27. September 2018
Have you jumped on the CRISPR hype train? Have you bought into the “CRISPR will change the world… it will change life” hype? It is time to derail this HYPE TRAIN! Everybody talks about CRISPR, but let’s get serious. It’s mostly the same story repeated again and again. Media often promises us the stars but, eventually, the next big thing will not live up to its expectations. Remember RNAi? It was immensely hyped, in fact, as the breakthrough of the year by Science (Couzin-Frankel,...

News · 25. September 2018
World records - WE LOVE THEM! Especially seeing them broken by our athletic heroes and the yardstick raised a little higher, according to the premise “Bigger, Stronger,Faster”. Truth is, however, some of our heroes have a dirty little secret… DOPING. Fact is that doping is prohibited and no athlete should make use of it. It needs to be fair, just as the Olympic oath says. However, doping has been an issue for fair sports for many years. Lance Armstrong for example won the Tour the France...

News · 20. September 2018
There is no such thing as moral or immoral biology. Biology is well done, or badly done. That’s all. And genetic engineering is a great way to do it well. Microorganisms, especially bacteria and yeasts, are perfectly suited for modifications to cheaply create all the compounds that the industry needs to supply us with the conveniences and must-haves that we value so much today... and that we will value even more in the future! It is the way to go. We should use microorganisms for our own...

News · 16. July 2018
We updated our Microbiome Profiling 3.0 service! What’s new? In addition to profiling bacteria and fungi, we now offer profiling of the archaea community in your samples. Why did we include archaea? The current knowledge about the archaea’s detailed physiological or clinical relevance in humans is rather low but gains more and more interest, especially now since certain taxa have been found in association with conditions such as irritable bowel disease, obesity, anorexia nervosa, but also...

News · 08. March 2018
In recent years, more and more attention has been brought to the effects of the microbial community on its host. Have you ever wondered about the impact of the microbiota on you?