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Lab on a chip? Cheap, disposable UD biosensor uses gold-on-plastic design

...oated gold particles to the sample turns the latex bridge into aconductor, thereby short-circuiting the electrodes. (To achieve results at lowerfrequencies, the researchers currently add a silver stain, too.) Wires link the electrodes to an off-the-shelf generator and a resistance meter,which produces a rap...

APS launches new online journal to focus on link between genes and function

... intends to be a 'one-stop shop' while serving asa bridge linking genome sequencing and mapping to integrative physiology andclinical medicine," Dzau said in his editorial. "We now can study biological processes from the initial actions of geneswithin the nucleus through cellular processes to the f...

Heart transplant surgeon at Cedars-Sinai specializes in implanting mechanisms that allow a defective heart to rest while awaiting a transplant

...enefit from ventricular assist device surgery as a bridge totransplantation or a bridge to recovery," she said. "This is the forefront ofwhat's happening in heart failure cardiology and he...

NRC takes lead in the development of a national program for multi-million dollar biochip technologies

...ith otherprogressive organizations, NRC is helping bridge the gap between strategicresearch and wealth creation....

UCSC researchers obtain first detailed images of a complete ribosome

...ble to identify the proteinand RNA components of a bridge between the two subunits," said Culver, whoperformed a series of biochemical studies to characterize the components of thebridge. "The x-ray crystallography and the biochemical experiments complemented eachother beautifully to provide these very clea...

Advanced light source reveals secrets of ribosome structure

...hird type of RNA, called ribosomal RNA -- asort of bridge between the subunits. "One gets the impression that there are systems of long-rangecommunication connecting distant parts of the ribosome," Noller says. "Ourimages also suggest very strongly that the ribosome is a machine -- and a verycomple...

National Institute on Drug Abuse launches National Drug Addiction Treatment Clinical Trials Network

...earchers and community-based treatment programs to bridge the gapbetween research and practice. The CTN, which was announced in January 1999 with a call for grantapplications, was recommended by the 1998 Institute of Medicine Report, Bridgingthe Gap Between Research and Practice, as the single mec...

1999 Fall Meeting: Press conferences and special events

...sts in participating in these programs, which help bridge gaps between the scientific community and society as a whole. Panelists are: Congressional Bryan Hannegan, currently with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee David Hunter, office of Sen. Jim Jeffords (1998-1999) Mass Media Victoria ...

Fall Meeting: updated press conferences and special events

...sts in participating in these programs, which help bridge gaps between the scientific community and society as a whole. Panelists are: Congressional Bryan Hannegan, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (1999-2000) David Hunter, office of Sen. Jim Jeffords (1998-1999) Mass Media Victoria Bruc...

Most highly endowed promotion prize for fourteen scientists and scholars

...of his work is that he has succeeded in building a bridge between a methodically rigid language theory and the actuality of the unsystematic, vague, incoherent human languages. He has devised a theory which permits precise acquisition of vague and other undetermined expressions, and has developed a process ...

Pitt team first to illustrate mechanisms of chromosome missegregation in cancer cells

...ll separates in barbell-like fashion with a narrow bridge that eventually pinches in two to form the two dau...of the cell, forming an irregular, long chromosome bridge between the two newly forming daughter cells. Eventually, the abnormal chromatid breaks in two or m...

NASA'S Earth Science highlights for the 80th Annual AMS Meeting

...using popular writers and data visualizers to help bridge the gap between NASA's Earth science community and the general public. Steve Graham will discuss the web site available at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov in a poster presentation on Sunday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m. as part of the Ninth Symposium on Edu...

Columbia University establishes David Mahoney Center for Brain and Behavior Research

...honey Center for Brain and Behavior Research will bridge molecular neuroscience with cognitive systems that underlie complex human behavior. Housed on the fifth floor of the New York State Psychiatric Institute's Annex on West 168th Street, the programs will include a postdoctoral training program as well...

Scientists capture first images of how x-rays damage proteins

...ce in Israel. Certain disulfide bonds, which often bridge protein chains, and carboxyl acids, such as those found at an enzyme's "active site" where reactions take place, seem particularly vulnerable. Understanding these weak links may lead to improved methods of preventing high-dose radiation damage. ...

Ground-penetrating radar detects hard-to-find hazardous waste

... very well, and is often used in bridge or road inspection. Jagged objects such as broken rocks confuse side-by-side antennas because they scatter the radar signal. In their latest paper in Geophysical Research Letters, the ...

UC Berkeley biologist disputes current dogma that genetic mutation is the cause of cancer

...sion. Just as unbalanced cables twist a suspension bridge out of shape, so unbalanced spindles twist and improperly separate chromosomes during mitosis, causing duplication and loss of entire chromosomes. The damage such duplication can cause is evidenced by diseases such as Down's syndrome, in which cells ...

Researchers find key to growing, differentiating human cells

... fibers were small enough for the cells to easily bridge the gap (30 micrometers), they reproduced quickly. That mirrors the initial stage of rapid cell production when organs begin to form in the body. When the spaces between fibers were too larg...

$1.5 million awarded to marine conservationists

...heries conservation and marine resource management bridge the gap between science and policy for more sustainable ocean use; and Carl Safina, vice president for Marine Conservation at the National Audubon Society and author of the highly acclaimed Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts...

New theory on the mystery of the origin of life proposed by Weizmann Institute scientists

... has the potential of constituting the long-sought bridge leading from the inanimate world to that of living organisms. This research has already attracted considerable interest, and was quoted in the recently published new edition of the classic book Origins of Life by Freeman Dyson from the Princeton...

Journalists will get latest information at Addiction Studies Institute

...wledge to understand it. Journalists can help to bridge that gap, Friedman said. "Drug abuse is a huge problem for our society. What we've learned in our research is that it is also an extremely complicated problem physiologically. Journalists need to have the best information they can get." Many story i...

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