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Diamond in the rough...and on the chip

...the National Nanotechnology Initiative, ONR funded advancements in a stable, DNA-modified diamond film that coupled with modern electronics on a silicon chip would lead to an ability to better detect biological agents. Ultimately this might lead to an early warning system for defense against biological weapons....

Applied Biosystems announces $250,000 grant program for SNP genotyping studies

...genotyping, we look forward to stimulating further advancements in this field." The Applied Biosystems Grant Program will provide the grant recipient with a range of products to choose from within the Sequence Detection System product line for SNP genotyping, including Assays-on-Demand TM products ready-to-use,...

Discovery may lead to first medical treatment for Celiac disease

...ese positive results will be used to guide further advancements toward clinical use of the molecules." The study used human celiac mucosa cells in culture. Researchers collected duodenal biopsy pairs from 53 adult celiac patients (34 untreated patients and 19 celiac patients on a gluten-free diet) and 14 normal ...

Unique fleet of underwater vehicles to gather elusive environmental data

...etween autonomous vehicles is the one of the major advancements my graduate students and I are pursuing," he said. Stilwell's ONR project will complement his work for the NSF. At additional field sites on the York River and the Chesapeake Bay, Stilwell plans to develop the capability to take three-dimensional mea...

Technological advances making life easier for people with physical and mental challenges

...ogies for the hearing impaired and situating these advancements in terms of real-life situations. "These concepts are going to make new and exciting demands on researchers," Seelman said. Seelman presented some of the latest digital hearing aids and cochlear implants and discussed the need to conduct research und...

Science picks leads, feeds and story seeds (October 2002 edition)

...ing Day sampling rivers and streams to commemorate advancements toward cleaner water. Sponsored by America's Clean Water Foundation, the USGS and a multitude of other governmental agencies and environmental groups will mark the anniversary by monitoring streams, holding water festivals, educational expos, and pu...

New initiative will assess disease control priorities in developing countries

...nging scientific, demographic, and epidemiological advancements to bear on disease-control research and strategies in developing countries," said Gerald T. Keusch, M.D., FIC Director. "The DCPP will collaborate with partners around the world to generate information for national and international policymakers as ...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings features primers on medical genomics

... and moves through a genetic history to the latest advancements in modern genetics. It also summarizes the "first draft" of the human genome sequence. The authors of Part I of the primer series -- all from Mayo Clinic -- are Cindy Pham Lorentz and Gordon Dewald, Ph.D., of the Division of Laboratory Genetics; Eric...

UC Berkeley researchers are developing a microsized microscope that can peek inside living cells

.... Lee is particularly excited by the potential for advancements in medicine possible with a miniaturized microscope. "You could put this device on the tip of an endoscope that could be guided inside a cancer patient," said Lee. "Doctors could then see how tumor cells behave in vivo. It would also be feasible to ...

Gene therapy corrects sickle cell disease in mice, Science authors report

...combined recent discoveries in their own labs with advancements from other researchers to help them choose an optimal gene replacement and build a more efficient delivery vehicle. First, the scientists designed a beta globin gene containing a residue that confers anti-sickling action in another globin called gam...

Discover the latest advances in stem cell therapy

...t with a leading ViaCell researcher to learn about advancements in ViaCells research and development in the area of cellular therapy...

New study from Mayo Clinic provides insight into male infertility

...nto male infertility and paves the way for further advancements in infertility. A team of Mayo Clinic researchers led by Jan van Deursen, Ph.D., including Ningling Kang-Decker, Ph.D., George Mantchev, M.D., Subhash Juneja, Ph.D. and Mark McNiven, Ph.D., identified that the Hrb protein affects the sperms ability t...

Yale researchers develop first microarray chip for complete analysis of proteins

...d speed the development of new diagnostic methods, advancements in drug discovery, and improvements in therapies for diseases. Announcement of the development of the new protein chip came in the July 26 online version of the journal Science and appeared in an article published in the September 14 issue. Develop...

Lilly Endowment grants almost $26 million to Purdue Discovery Park

...withstand the stresses of severe weather. Genomics advancements allow faculty to understand pollination processes to produce better crops." The bioscience/engineering center also will connect researchers in the life sciences with engineers in the nanotechnology center. Researchers in medicinal chemistry, electric...

Genes that dictate metabolic processes in an ancient life form being identified by Virginia Tech biochemist

...abolic systems evolved. He will report significant advancements in understanding of Archaea at the 222nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society Aug. 26-30 in Chicago. White is working with Methanococcus jannaschi, which was the first Archaea bacteria to have its genome sequenced (Reported in Science on...

Biocomposites put the plant into the auto plant - and more

...ence, the MSU research team presents technological advancements to best turn crops into desktops. Replacing established manufacturing processes will take time. Drzal said the trick will be creating processes that closely duplicate current manufacturing practices - such as producing a thin sheet of bio-composite ...

Plant diseases plague world trade

...ng that over-regulation is preventing agricultural advancements from reaching the countries that most need them; while under-regulation in some areas has opened the door for the potential spread of emerging diseases. There is enough concern that the worlds largest organization of plant health scientists plans to ...

Supercomputing center partners with Institute for Systems Biology

... biology, an emerging field made possible by rapid advancements in genomic, proteomic and computer technologies. The Institute, which has grown to more than 170 staff, is also committed to pioneering new approaches to science education and increasing public awareness of biotechnology issues. Hood, who co-...

Researchers first to catalogue interactions of an organism's proteins

...ears, researchers have made significant scientific advancements by decoding the entire genetic blueprint the genome of several organisms, including humans. That work, however, is only a first step in understanding how living things are put together and how they operate. Now, a team of scientists at North Caroli...

Biotechnology promises major advances for U.S. Army

...ends that the U.S. Army take advantage of dramatic advancements in biotechnology that promise to help soldiers survive and perform better in the 21st century. The report, from the National Research Council's Board on Army Science and Technology, was prepared by a 16-member committee chaired by Michael Ladisch, a ...

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