Determination Of Sulphiting Agents In Raw And Processed Meat

The “sulphiting agents” are a class of compounds releases SO2 in food; consequently, they are widely used in the food industry as preservatives. Regarding meats and meat products, the legislation restricts the use of sulphiting agents. These restrictions are due to some toxic effects that these food additives may have in humans. In particular, chronic

Rapid Detection Of Pesticide Residues In Food

Due to their increasing use in agriculture, the presence of pesticides residues in food and water currently represents one of the major issues for the food safety. Organophosphate (OP) and carbamate (CB) species are the most used pesticides at worldwide, these compounds are highly toxic due to their inhibitory effect on Acetylcholinesterase (AChE), the key

Understanding The Expression Patterns Of Genes Through Promoter Feature

Promoters are key regulators of gene expression, and their sequences determine the specific expression levels of the associated genes. The level, location, and manner of gene expression are regulated by the promoter, so a thorough understanding of promoters is of great importance for understanding the expression patterns of corresponding genes. Some genes encode important classes

Enzyme-free Ligation Of Oligonucleotides In A DNA Nanostructure

Modern methods in medicine and synthetic biology require very long DNA strands, in particular with the advent of the increasingly popular CRISPR/Cas9 system in recent years. This technique makes it easier than before to manipulate whole genomes even in living organisms.  Therefore, finding new ways for efficient gene syntheses and the recently shown synthesis of

How To Sleep Better

You can sleep better by actively limiting how much electronics you use in your bed before you sleep, eliminate naps, sleep in a comfortable neutral position, invest in a comfortable mattress, use your bed only for sleeping, and maintain a consistent schedule. The importance sleep has in our well being cannot be overemphasized. It is

Sickle Cells Direct Cytotoxics And Oncolytic Virus To Hypoxic Tumor Niches And Induce A Tumoricidal Response

Sickle erythrocytes are a unique mammalian erythroid lineage that under hypoxic conditions alter their shape becoming rigid and adherent to blood vessels resulting in vaso-occlusion.  We reasoned that this property could make them useful for targeting and arresting the growth of oxygen-starved tumor cells. Such tumor cell niches constitute a major cause of resistance to