Thiols are sulfur containing molecules found in most proteins of the human body Characterized by their 'garlicky' smell they also give coffee sweat and the spray of skunks their unique odor Because they are so ... - Read More
New technique can rapidly turn genes on and off helping scientists better understand their function Although human cells have an estimated 20 000 genes only a fraction of those are turned on at any given ... - Read More
Scientists have found a way to sneak nanoparticles carrying tumor fighting drugs past cells of the immune system which would normally engulf the particles preventing them from reaching their target The technique takes advantage of ... - Read More
aking a page from computer aided drug designers Rice University researchers have developed a computational method that chemists can use to tailor the properties of zeolites one of the world's most used industrial minerals The ... - Read More
The scientific cooperation between chemists biotechnologists and physicists from various Catalan institutes headed by Pau Gorostiza from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia IBEC and Ernest Giralt from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine IRB ... - Read More
Structural biologists from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine BCM have captured the first three dimensional crystalline snapshot of a critical but fleeting process that takes place thousands of times per second in each ... - Read More
It's a familiar scenario a patient receives a medical implant and days later the body attacks the artificial valve or device causing complications to an already compromised system Expensive state of the art medical devices ... - Read More
In biology we often think of natural selection and survival of the fittest What about survival of the luckiest Like pioneers in search of a better life bacteria on a surface wander around and often ... - Read More
A Rice University laboratory's cagey strategy turns negatively charged carbon nanotubes into liquid crystals that could enhance the creation of fibers and films Share This See Also Graphene Nanotechnology Organic Chemistry Chemistry Materials Science Nature ... - Read More
perhaps by movement of muscles in the body pulsation of blood vessels or beating of the heart Rogers acknowledged research funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency the National Science Foundation the Air Force ... - Read More
Porous polymer scaffolds fabricated to support the growth of biological tissue for implantation may hold the potential to greatly accelerate the development of cancer therapeutics Share This See Also Cancer Brain Tumor Lung Cancer Biochemistry ... - Read More
When Charles Babbage prototyped the first computing machine in the 19th century he imagined using mechanical gears and latches to control information ENIAC the first modern computer developed in the 1940s used vacuum tubes and ... - Read More
Scientists have cracked a 35 year old mystery about the workings of the natural motors that are serving as models for development of a futuristic genre of synthetic nanomotors that pump therapeutic DNA RNA or ... - Read More
Collaborators from Mayo Illinois Alliance for Technology Based Healthcare have developed a new single molecule test for detecting methylated DNA Methylation the addition of a methyl group of molecules to a DNA strand is one ... - Read More
New research from Rice University Baylor College of Medicine BCM and the Puget Sound Blood Center PSBC has revealed how stresses of flow in the small blood vessels of the heart and brain could cause ... - Read More
Bioengineering researchers at University of California Santa Barbara have found that changing the shape of chemotherapy drug nanoparticles from spherical to rod shaped made them up to 10 000 times more effective at specifically targeting ... - Read More
The nanotechnology research space is rapidly growing with vast implications for the healthcare consumer electronics surveillance and defense industries However a major limitation to this research is the ability to create particles that vary in ... - Read More
Utilizing optical characteristics first demonstrated by the ancient Romans researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have created a novel ultra sensitive tool for chemical DNA and protein analysis Share This See Also ... - Read More
Miniaturized laboratory on chip systems promise rapid sensitive and multiplexed detection of biological samples for medical diagnostics drug discovery and high throughput screening Using micro fabrication techniques and incorporating a unique design of transistor based ... - Read More
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have devised a way to detect whether cells previously transplanted into a living animal are alive or dead an innovation they say is likely to speed the development of cell replacement ... - Read More
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