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Reliable RNA analysis now easier with 'dashboard' tool

A new innovative dashboard from the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST won't help you drive your car but it will help enable reproducible research in biology In a recent paper in the journal ... - Read More

Dog Waste Contaminates Our Waterways

the microbiota of humans and the canine pets they live with often overlap making the analysis complicated So Shanks' team set out to create a more specific test The researchers developed a new genetic testing ... - Read More

'Pick 'n' Mix' chemistry to grow cultures of bioactive molecules

Chemists at ETH Zürich and ITbM Nagoya University have developed a new method to build large libraries of bioactive molecules which can be used directly for biological assays by simply mixing a small number of ... - Read More

Infection prevention implanted directly into bones

Hospital germs can be fatal since they are resistant to antibiotics As a result alternative methods of defense against bacteria are in demand Fortunately a German French research team has been able to develop bone ... - Read More

Safe alternatives to BPA: New technology may help identify

Numerous studies have linked exposure to bisphenol A BPA in plastic receipt paper toys and other products with various health problems from poor growth to cancer and the FDA has been supporting efforts to find ... - Read More

Label-free, sequence-specific, inexpensive fluorescent DNA sensors

Using principles of energy transfer more commonly applied to designing solar cells scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new highly sensitive way to detect specific sequences of ... - Read More

Bioanalysis: Microbeads are easily fixed

A passive method for sorting and fixing microbeads of different sizes could lead to cheaper and more functional biological assays Biological assays are an integral part of the researcher's toolkit in the fields of biomolecular ... - Read More

Catching the Early Spread of Breast Cancer

the nano flare Recently he and Thaxton designed these particles which enter circulating healthy and unhealthy cells in blood samples but light up only inside breast cancer cells “Nano flares can detect just a few ... - Read More

Found: New cellulose digestion mechanism by fast-eating enzyme

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL have discovered that an enzyme from a microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 can digest ... - Read More

SlipChip counts molecules with chemistry and a cell phone

molecules
In developing nations rural areas and even one's own home limited access to expensive equipment and trained medical professionals can impede the diagnosis and treatment of disease Many qualitative tests that provide a simple yes ... - Read More

A cost-effective way toward personalized cancer drugs

cancer
Before a cancer patient embarks on a course of treatment tests can be carried out to establish whether or not the chosen cytostatic agent combination is likely to be effective But the time consuming and ... - Read More

Water glides freely across 'nanodrapes' made from the world's thinnest material

Material, Material
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new drape made from graphene the thinnest material known to science which can enhance the water resistant properties of materials with rough surfaces These nanodrapes are ... - Read More

Model organism gone wild

organism, organism
Model organisms brought into labs because they are easy to work with adapt to the lab often shedding characteristics that allowed them to survive in the wild Scientists who work with model organisms rarely look ... - Read More

Molecular structure reveals how HIV infects cells

molecular structure
In a long awaited finding a team of Chinese and US scientists has determined the high resolution atomic structure of a cell surface receptor that most strains of HIV use to get into human immune ... - Read More

Droplet Digital PCR enables reproducible quantification of microRNA biomarkers

A study published online in Nature Methods today demonstrated that Droplet Digital PCR ddPCR™ technology can be used to precisely and reproducibly quantify microRNA miRNA in plasma and serum across different days paving the way ... - Read More

Detecting disease with a smartphone accessory

System, System
As antiretroviral drugs that treat HIV have become more commonplace the incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma a type of cancer linked to AIDS has decreased in the United States The disease however remains prevalent in sub ... - Read More

New Approach to Testing Health, Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles

is the focus of a newly funded multi institutional partnership that includes Haynes’ team It is the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry through the Centers for Chemical ... - Read More

'NanoVelcro' device to grab single cancer cells from blood: Improvement enables 'liquid biopsies' for metastatic melanoma

cancer
Researchers at UCLA report that they have refined a method they previously developed for capturing and analyzing cancer cells that break away from patients' tumors and circulate in the blood With the improvements to their ... - Read More

Breakthrough Research Could Create Sea Change in Global HIV Diagnosis: New Handheld Mobile Device Performs Laboratory-Quality HIV Testing

children who have lost one or both parents to the disease A low cost mobile device that performs HIV testing could help combat these trends and the overall global epidemic by enabling the diagnosis and ... - Read More
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