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USFDA conducts inspection at Biocon’s Bengaluru facility

United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has conducted a pre-approval inspection of Biocon’s new Oral Solid Dosage Forms manufacturing facility at Bengaluru from November 05 to 09. The audit concluded without any observations and no Form 483 was issued. Biocon is India’s largest and Asia’s leading Biotechnology Company with ... Read More »

Vivimed Labs’ API manufacturing facility gets EIR from USFDA

Vivimed Labs’ API manufacturing facility located in Cuernavaca, Mexico has been inspected by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). The inspection was successful and company obtained Establishment Inspection Report (EIR). This was a routine inspection by the USFDA. Vivimed Labs is engaged in providing specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals products. ... Read More »

Neglected baby beetles evolve greater self-reliance

In gardens, parks and woods across the UK, the Sexton burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides quietly buries dead mice and other small vertebrates to create edible nests for their young. Most parents remove the animal’s hair and slash the flesh of the carcass to help their newly-hatched larvae crawl inside. Typically ... Read More »

Scientists grow human esophagus in lab

Scientists working to bioengineer the entire human gastrointestinal system in a laboratory now report using pluripotent stem cells to grow human esophageal organoids. Published in the journal Cell Stem Cell the study is the latest advancement from researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM). ... Read More »

Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal

Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago. The strange creature called Dickinsonia, which grew up to 1.4 metres in length and ... Read More »

What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists

Mammals are unique in many ways. We’re warm-blooded and agile in comparison with our reptilian relatives. But a new study, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by Harvard University researchers Stephanie Pierce and Katrina Jones, suggests we’re unique in one more way — the makeup of our ... Read More »

Mathematics meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms

A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles. The method, published in the journal PLOS ONE, assessed the periodicity of gene expression data and compared the results with those obtained with other computational methods. ... Read More »

Southeast Asian population boomed 4,000 years ago

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered a previously unconfirmed population boom across South East Asia that occurred 4,000 years ago, thanks to a new method for measuring prehistoric population growth. Using the new population measurement method, which utilises human skeletal remains, they have been able to prove ... Read More »

Basking sharks can jump as high and as fast as great whites

A collaborative team of marine biologists has discovered that basking sharks, hundreds of which are found off the shores of Ireland, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Scotland, can jump as fast and as high out of the water as their cousins, the famously powerful and predatory great white shark. ... Read More »

Physicists train robotic gliders to soar like birds

The words “fly like an eagle” are famously part of a song, but they may also be words that make some scientists scratch their heads. Especially when it comes to soaring birds like eagles, falcons and hawks, who seem to ascend to great heights over hills, canyons and mountain tops ... Read More »