Tag: "spectrometer" at biology news
Pacific Northwest team unveils largest virus proteome to date
...tification at the same time, using a powerful mass spectrometer
developed at PNNL. ...
Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars
...The instruments include a visible-to-near-infrared spectrometer
and a fluorescence microscopic imager developed by Carnegie Mellon's Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center. "Our goal is to make genuine discoveries about life and habitats in the Atacama and to create technologies and methods that can be appli...
Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
...extracted from the light signal using a PC plug-in spectrometer
card, which makes the retrieval system low cost and portable. Since the optical fibers are the same as those used in the telecommunications industry, the cost of the fiber is also very low. Wang's group developed the technology relatively quickly. I...
New OHSU lab will speed drug discovery process
...liquid chromatography instruments. The lab's first spectrometer
was purchased through a joint venture between the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, OHSU's General Clinical Research Center, the OHSU Office of the Vice President for Research, the OHSU Cancer Institute, the Oregon State University College o...
Mammoths stranded on Bering Sea island delayed extinction
...flat plain," Guthrie said. Using accelerator mass spectrometer
(AMS) radiocarbon dating, bathymetric (water depth) plots, and sea transgression rates from the Bering Sea, Guthrie found that the mammoths became stranded on the Pribilofs about 13,000 years ago during the Holocene sea level rise after the last glac...
ESA consults European science community on candidate Earth Explorer missions
... human activity. The mission will carry an imaging spectrometer
to analyse radiance from vegetation. From a near-polar 670 km altitude orbit SPECTRA will collect data over a selection of regions representative of all the Earth's major biomes. WALES Water VApour and Lidar Experiment in Space to provide global w...
New proteomics core at OHSU will speed discovery process
...ined proteins suspended in gels, as well as a mass spectrometer
the size of an upright piano, and a liquid chromat...mplex mixture of peptides," Bystrom said. The mass spectrometer
"focuses on one peptide, breaks the peptide into pieces, and measures the fragments to get an idea o...
PNNL recognized for commercializing technologies
...for focusing significantly more ions into the mass spectrometer
for analysis will result in lower detection limits...ents. CRC removes interferences, enabling the mass spectrometer
to better detect and measure environmentally significant metals, such as heavy metals, toxic polluta...
New systems biology center positions UT Southwestern in vanguard of scientific research
... an 800-megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer
was delivered to the campus in November. Funded by a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the NMR device allows scientists to produce three-dimensional images of proteins and other biological molecules in solution, which is simila...
Are fish made of maple leaves?
...s with 13C, the scientists were able to use a mass spectrometer
to determine if lake organisms were using aquatic-produced carbon or terrestrial-produced carbon. Their findings, that 40-55% of particulate carbon and 22-50% of zooplankton (small animals that live in the water co...
OHSU-led research examines role of copper, iron in diseases
...on of precision lab equipment that includes a mass spectrometer
to study metal-induced modifications of proteins; an atomic absorption spectrometer
to measure metal concentrations in cell and tissue samples; and a confocal microscope to look at pro...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
...ns and introduce them into the gas phase so a mass spectrometer
can perform structural analysis on them. Researche... the University of Wisconsin are developing a mass spectrometer
capable of the sensitivity needed to characterize individual proteins. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 57...
Ultra-low oxygen could have triggered die-offs, spurred bird breathing system
... what caused either of the events. Ward said mass spectrometer
readings on fossil material, as well as the extinction pattern for fossils in rock outcrops collected from the time of the two extinctions, indicates the events were drawn-out affairs and did not happen suddenly, as they would have with an asteroid i...
LabNotes -- Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...elease. A device called a high resolution infrared spectrometer
can be pointed at a suspect cloud to read light emitted and absorbed. Thanks to PNNL's highly precise catalog of chemical-agent spectral signatures, the instrument detects from the light the presence of sarin, soman, VX, mustard gas and other common ...
Scientists map signaling molecule crucial to survival, disease
...otein so that the protease -- rather than the mass spectrometer
-- can tell them the location of the phosphate groups. Because no proteases are known that recognize phosphate groups, this type of approach was not believed to be possible before their work. But Knight devised a chemical transformation that sheds ...
Purdue instrument to fashion custom-made proteomics chips
...be detected individually. Cooks' team modified the spectrometer
so it could collect the material after the separation by depositing the ions onto different locations on a chip's surface, a process called ion soft-landing. The comparatively gentle process produces highly pure protein samples that retain their abil...
OHSU researcher publishes first measurements of 'free-base' nicotine in cigarette smoke
...ratory smoking device and a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer
(GC-MS) to collect and analyze smoke from 11 brands of cigarettes purchased at various U.S. retail outlets. These cigarettes were tested against a "reference" cigarette -- a standardized cigarette used only by scientists in tobacco and smoking resear...
ORNL wins four R&D 100 awards, pushing total to 116
...MicroTrapMS is a highly miniaturized ion trap mass spectrometer
that is based on ORNL patented technology. The pro.... MicroTrapMS has the power of a conventional mass spectrometer
at a lower cost. CF8C-Plus: New Cast Stainless Steel for High-Temperature Performance, developed and...
Collaboration at EMSL produces innovative mass spectrometer
...ier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR) mass spectrometer
and automated liquid chromatography (LC) system is...t. "The success of the high- throughput FTICR mass spectrometer
and the automation system heralds the next generation of proteomics research," said Harold Udseth, t...
Protein mimetics could lead to more successful coronary bypasses
... Inc. of Tempe, Ariz., the researchers used a mass spectrometer
to look at the natural HSP20 proteins in the rings. They found both phosphorylated and non-phosphorylated HSP20 in papaverine-treated muscle, but only non-phosphorylated HSP20 in mimetic-treated muscle. Thus, the mimetic induces relaxation by its own...
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