GILEAD DEFENDS THEIR SOFOSBUVIR PATENT SUCCESSFULLY

GILEAD DEFENDS THEIR SOFOSBUVIR PATENT SUCCESSFULLY

Sofusbovir is a substance from the group of nucleotide prodrugs, which has been successfully marketed by the US pharmaceutical company Gilead since 2013 as a medicament under the brand name „SOVALDI“. Sofosbuvir inhibits the RNA-dependent enzyme NS5B polymerase, which plays an important role in the replication of specific viruses. Thus, the substance is effective against ... Read More
 
CRISPR/CAS9 TECHNOLOGY UNDER PRESSURE FOR ALLEGEDLY INCREASING RISK OF CANCER IN CELLS

CRISPR/CAS9 TECHNOLOGY UNDER PRESSURE FOR ALLEGEDLY INCREASING RISK OF CANCER IN CELLS

In recent years, advances in the CRISPR-Cas9 technology lead to a revolution in genome engineering across the world. The easy to use components of the technique facilitate accurate and fast genomic manipulation. Successful applications have been reported in human cells as well as embryos. This technology presents modern medicine with the possibility to treat diseases ... Read More
 
WHISKY SOUR

WHISKY SOUR

The word „GLEN“ comes from the Gaelic and refers to a narrow valley. The Scottish firewater’s friends are aware of the numerous whiskeys whose brand name begins with this abbreviation and which, in general, actually represents a geographical origin. What can be said now if a small German company, which is not located in the ... Read More
 
PORSCHE BACK IN COURT AGAIN

PORSCHE BACK IN COURT AGAIN

The involvement in the diesel exhaust scandal is currently not the only legal worksite with which Germany’s prominent carmaker Porsche has to deal. Last week, the District Court Stuttgart advised on the admissibility of a lawsuit filed by Ingrid Steineck, the daughter of former Porsche chief designer Erwin Komenda.
 
TAYLORMADE NON-GMOs BY CRISPR/CAS9 GENE SCISSORS?

TAYLORMADE NON-GMOs BY CRISPR/CAS9 GENE SCISSORS?

Wheat that is resistant to mildew and maize that knows no stress: Only two recent examples of crops with improved characteristics, as they have been the focus of commercial interests since the early days of genetic engineering and have sometimes earned sad fame.
 
5TH RHEYDTER SCHLOSSGESPRÄCHE – AGAIN GREAT SUCCESS

5TH RHEYDTER SCHLOSSGESPRÄCHE – AGAIN GREAT SUCCESS

It is not enough for education to create more vacancies. These vacancies must also be filled and, at the moment, we do not have that staff.    – Yvonne Gebauer, Minister of Education NRW –   It was a sobering summary, the Minister of Education Yvonne Gebauer (FDP) drew on the 5th Rheydter Schlossgespräche, this time ... Read More
 
NO FUN FOR “FUCK JU GÖHTE”

NO FUN FOR “FUCK JU GÖHTE”

„Unfortunately, we were recommended to the good customs, a decent behaviour, not for their own sake but for the sake of people“ said Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in „From my life – poetry and truth“(„Aus meinem Leben – Dichtung und Wahrheit“). About 200 years later, the law and legislators continue to prove themselves to be ... Read More