07 January 2015

New Edition of research, the Bayer Scientific Magazine, Published

Global collaborations in life science research.

Innovations in the fields of medicine and agricultural science / Cutting-edge technology for new cancer treatments / Integrated crop protection for global food security / Multimedia research: all topics also available in research online with additional videos, photo galleries and interactive infographics.

Leverkusen, January 2015 – The latest, most fascinating findings from medical and agricultural research at Bayer are outlined in the new edition of research, the Bayer Scientific Magazine. The cover story, "Revolution in the plant kingdom," looks at tiny pests that have a huge impact. Scientists at Bayer CropScience from America, Europe and Asia are combating eelworms – nermatodes that cause enormous harvest losses all over the world. The researchers explain how they are getting to grips with this global problem by combining a completely new chemical principle with a biological agent. By using integrated crop protection in this way, they are helping to secure the global food supply.

Generating synergies to make life science research more efficient – that is what the special feature on "The protein engineers" is all about. Bayer's scientists working in medical and plant research are collaborating closely to develop new targets for active ingredients or diagnostic options, with innovative approaches ranging from the design of therapeutic antibodies through to improved production of new crop protection agents. Their work is focused on highly effective protein molecules that they construct for their specific purposes. 

Readers can also find out more about 3D tumor screening in active substance research, new approaches for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration – an eye disease, which leads to blindness if left untreated. Readers can also find out more about endometriosis, a disease that affects up to 10 percent of all women in child-bearing age and is associated with severe abdominal pain. Another article contains a fascinating report on Bayer's commitment to bee health. 


The magazine's solidly researched, journalistic stories underline the company's mission, “Bayer: Science For A Better Life.” The publication spotlights the benefits of the latest developments, with informative graphics, attractive photos taken all over the world and supplementary interviews with renowned international scientists.


research, the Bayer scientific magazine, can be ordered free of charge by phone (+49 214/30-57546), fax (+49 214/30-57547) or e-mail (serviceline@bayer.com).

research online: research as a multimedia experience

research, the Bayer Scientific Magazine, is also available online: www.research.bayer.com brings the fascinating reports from the printed publication to life on PCs, tablets and smartphones. Attractive infographics, image galleries and videos give readers a comprehensive insight into the world of research at Bayer. They explain today's scientific challenges and outline the approaches being taken to resolve these issues.

Bayer: Science For A Better Life

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