Search Results

1 - 10 of 51 items :

  • "technology" x
  • Nanotechnology x
Clear All
Biomarkers development for early detection of cancer: Reducing the burden of cancer in the ageing society


The ageing process in the European society will become one of the key driving forces of change over the next decades. The specific demands of older generations constitute a key market of the future, and the pressure to improve and expand health services increases, especially as far as chronic diseases, such as cancer. Availability of cost effective cancer early detection protocols, based on predictive biomarkers, will improve patients management reducing consequently the high costs associated to treating patients when the disease is at an advanced stage.

Open access
Contributions of biotechnology to meeting future food and environmental security needs

production is wasted ( 4 ). Biotechnology can play an important role in addressing many of the issues associated with these challenges. Conventional crop technology, when allied to biotechnology can address these matters. Increased crop productivity, including the use of genetically modified and other forms of biotechnology crops, leads to more affordable food through reduced production costs, less pesticide spraying, decreased soil damage, fuel use and carbon dioxide release through reduced ploughing. Farm income gains through the use of biotechnology crops for 1996

Open access
Artificial intelligence used in genome analysis studies

models can be used to solve artificial intelligence engineering problems in different technological fields (e.g., information technology, biology, genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics). In practical terms, neural networks are non-linear statistical structures organized as modelling tools ( 36 , 37 ). The networks can be used to simulate complex relationships between inputs and outputs. An artificial neural network consists of numerous nodes (neurons) connected to each other. There are two types of neurons: input and elaboration neurons. The weight value indicates the

Open access
Real time human micro-organisms biotyping based on Water-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization

for bacteria biotyping ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ). Bacterial typing by MS is based on the fingerprinting of bacteria ribosomal proteins profiles using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI) Mass Spectrometry (MS) through interrogation of a database of reference profiles ( 5 , 6 ). The technology was shown to be highly efficient after several inter-laboratory cross-validation( 7 ) and MALDI MS biotyping has become a conventional method for hospital routine biotyping due to its speed, simple handling, cost-effectiveness and high-throughput capabilities( 8

Open access
Future Biotechnology

Introduction The field of biotechnology is large and could be considered tritely as simply the development of technology that is based on biology. For example, the long history of utilizing the biological processes of microorganisms to produce bread or cheese. Nonetheless, modern biotechnology provides breakthrough products and technologies to fight debilitating and rare diseases, to reduce people’s environmental footprint, to provide solutions for enhancing the world’s food supply; to use less and cleaner sources of energy, and to have safer, cleaner and

Open access
Nanobiotechnology medical applications: Overcoming challenges through innovation

), which focuses on the development of nano-based therapeutics, therapies, and diagnostic techniques that will advance health care. Currently, only a few nanomedicines out of the thousands in research and development (R&D) are FDA approved, but many BNT-based applications are being applied to the laboratory setting, such as diagnostic assays, imaging technologies, biosensors, and in vitro tissue generation ( 9 ). These innovations are enhancing the accuracy and precision of scientific research by lowering the detection limits, enabling high-throughput screening (HTS

Open access
Differences in organic matter quality, chemical and microbiological characteristics of two Phaeozems under natural and anthropic influence

. Vasu A, Neacşu M, Daniliuc D. Ecopedological Characterization of grassland representative units from mountain regions, for establishing requirements for improvement technologies, Lucr St ICPCP Măgurele, Braşov, Vol.IX, Bucharest, 1986. 21. Florea N, Bălăceanu V, Răuță C, Canarache A. (red coord) Methodology for elaboration of pedologic studies Part III Ecopedological Parameters (in Romanian), MA, ASAS, ICPA Bucharest, 1987. 22. Ponomarenko EV, Anderson DW. Importance of charred organic matter in Black Chernozem soils of Saskatchewan”. Can J Soil Sci 2001

Open access
Advanced approaches to produce polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolyesters in a sustainable and economic fashion

, leading to formation and release of greenhouse relevant and toxic gaseous emissions ( 1 ). Alternatively, recycling of spent petrochemical plastics is a generally accepted technology and regarded as “green” and progressive; however, plastic recycling only works to a restricted degree because of the need for a certain purity of spent plastic regarding types of plastics and pollutions, and the material fatigue and quality loss with every recycling cycle ( 3 , 5 ). Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) – a biological alternative As a biological alternative to petrochemical

Open access
Ricinus communis L. (Castor bean), a potential multi-purpose environmental crop for improved and integrated phytoremediation

leaves of castor tree (Ricinus communis L.), J. Hazard. Mat., 2008, 152: 955-959. 118 Al‐Harbawy AW, Al‐Mallah MK Production and characterization of biodiesel from seed oil of castor (Ricinus communis L.) plants. International Journal of Science and Technology 2014, 3(9): 508-513. 119 Campbell DN, Na C-I, Rowland DL, Schnell RW, Ferrell JA, Wilkie A. Development of a regional specific crop coefficient (Kc) for castor (Ricinus communis L.) in Florida, USA by using the sap flow method, Ind. Crops Prod., 2015, 74: 465

Open access
Testing for the presence of potato pathogens of viral, bacterial and viroid diseases

References 1. The new material is the improved production technologies in elite Seed Potato: Recommendations / Simanov E.A., Uskov A.I., The variation of Y. et al., edited by B.V., Anisimov - M., 2000. - 76 p. 2. Vartapyan AB Polymerase Chain Reaction / Molecular biologiya.- 1992-t. 25, no. 4. - P . 926 - 936. 3. Radkovich E.V. The use of various schemes for the selection of the parent potato material, free fitopotogenov / Radkovich E.V., Turco S.A., Adamova A.I., Hushcha H.N. // Scientific journal Agriculture

Open access