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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

Hydraulic fracturing in Michigan investigated

Gas
University of Michigan researchers today released seven technical reports that together form the most comprehensive Michigan focused resource on hydraulic fracturing the controversial natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking The studies ... - Read More

Blue-green algae a five-tool player in converting waste to fuel

In the baseball world a superstar can do five things exceptionally well hit hit for power run throw and field said Fuzhong Zhang In the parallel universe of the microbiological world there is a current ... - Read More

DNA 'cages' may aid drug delivery

Drug delivery
Nanoscale cages made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus McGill University researchers report in a new study The research published online Sept 1 ... - Read More

New low-temperature chemical reaction explained

Temperature, Reaction, Reaction, temperature
In all the centuries that humans have studied chemical reactions just 36 basic types of reactions have been found Now thanks to the work of researchers at MIT and the University of Minnesota a 37th ... - Read More

New laser-based tool could dramatically improve the accuracy of brain tumor surgery

tumor
A new laser based technology may make brain tumor surgery much more accurate allowing surgeons to tell cancer tissue from normal brain at the microscopic level while they are operating and avoid leaving behind cells ... - Read More

Researchers Find Promising New Angle for Drugs to Prevent Stroke and Heart Attack

a side effect that is particularly troublesome when these drugs are used to prevent thrombosis in people undergoing heart surgery “There’s still room for improvement in terms of making an ideal drug that can block ... - Read More

Transparent artificial muscle plays music to prove a point

materials, Materials
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music it's the Morning prelude from Peer Gynt played on an ionic speaker No ordinary speaker ... - Read More

Drug Blocks Light Sensors in Eye That May Trigger Migraine Attacks

Released 8 26 2013 5 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Salk Institute for Biological Studies more news from this source Aug 30 2013 LA JOLLA CA For many migraine sufferers bright lights are a surefire way ... - Read More

Carbon-sequestering ocean plants may cope with climate changes over the long run

Ocean, Plants, Carbon, plants, Climate, Ocean, climate, carbon
A year long experiment on tiny ocean organisms called coccolithophores suggests that the single celled algae may still be able to grow their calcified shells even as oceans grow warmer and more acidic in Earth's ... - Read More

How quickly can a bacterium grow? E. coli can replicate close to thermodynamic limits of efficiency

Replication, Heat
All living things must obey the laws of physics including the second law of thermodynamics which states that the universe's disorder or entropy can only grow Highly ordered cells and organisms appear to contradict this ... - Read More

RNA double helix structure identified using synchrotron light

Light, Structure, Structure, Light
When Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the double helical structure of deoxyribonucleic acid DNA in 1953 their findings began a genetic revolution to map study and sequence the building blocks of living organisms DNA ... - Read More

Morphing manganese: New discovery alters understanding of chemistry that moves elements through natural world

Elements
An often overlooked form of manganese an element critical to many life processes is far more prevalent in ocean environments than previously known according to a study led by University of Delaware researchers that was ... - Read More

Peering into the heart of aquatic embryo development

Aquatic
Scientists using a pioneering bio imaging system to record simultaneously the development of hundreds of aquatic embryos have discovered significant parent offspring similarities in the timing and sequence of that development Researchers at Plymouth University ... - Read More

Medicine, Energy Topics of Kavli Lectures at American Chemical Society Meeting

curing diseases by replacing the missing proteins that cause certain disorders almost like an artificial limb replaces the function of a leg or arm lost to injury Another is an internationally known leader in science ... - Read More

Nitric Oxide Can Regulate Gene Expression

heritable alterations in gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in DNA sequence One such example Thomas said are modifications of specialized proteins called histones which are responsible for packaging DNA in the cell ... - Read More

New materials for bio-based hydrogen synthesis: Synthetic biology enables spontaneous protein activation

New materials, Spontaneous, Synthesis
Researchers at the Ruhr Universität Bochum RUB have discovered an efficient process for hydrogen biocatalysis They developed semi synthetic hydrogenases hydrogen generating enzymes by adding the protein's biological precursor to a chemically synthesized inactive iron ... - Read More

Genome-wide profiling of microRNAs demonstrates how increasing CO2 and temperatures affect plant development

Plant, plant
A study on the mechanisms of how plants respond and adapt to elevated levels of carbon dioxide CO2 and higher temperatures has opened a new perspective in climate research Lead researcher Qiong A Liu Alison ... - Read More

More accurate model of climate change's effect on soil

Scientists from UC Irvine and the National Center for Atmospheric Research have developed a new computer model to measure global warming's effect on soil worldwide that accounts for how bacteria and fungi in soil control ... - Read More

Cracking how life arose on Earth may help clarify where else it might exist

Does life exist elsewhere or is our planet unique making us truly alone in the universe Much of the work carried out by NASA together with other research institutions is aimed at trying to come ... - Read More
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