Health

Half of all Germans regard tattoo inks as safe

Roughly one in eight Germans has a tattoo. A recent representative survey conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) shows that many people consider tattoos to be safe, with almost 90 percent of people ...

Medications

Predicting potential pharma side effects

A computer program that can predict whether or not a given pharmaceutical will have worrying side effects has been developed by researchers in the USA. Md Jamiul Jahid and Jianhua Ruan of the Department of Computer Science, ...

Medical research

Liver-simulating device surpasses animal-based alternatives

The HEMIBIO project has developed a Hepatic Microfluidic Bioreactor mimicking the structure of the human liver. The project team is confident that the new device will eventually help remove the need for testing chemicals ...

Medical research

Compound stymies polyomaviruses in lab tests

A team of scientists reports that a small molecule compound showed significant success in controlling the infectivity and spread of three polyomaviruses in human cell cultures. To date there has been no medicine approved ...

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