Tag: "designer" at biology news
Molecular detectors may refine cancer treatment
...s and to tailor treatments. UF researchers built designer
probes using cancer cells as a template, capitalizing on the ability of aptamers to fold into well-defined, three-dimensional structures that bind to targets. The process relies on the fact that different types of cells exhibit unique surface feature...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 27/July 3, 2007
...d be used as a starting material for production of designer
mucins with multiple uses. Found in mucous secretions from various parts of the body, mucins lubricate body surfaces and sometimes have antibacterial effects. The report explains that the jellyfish mucin is similar to a human mucin and could substit...
New designer lipid-like peptide with lipid nanostructures for drug delivery systems
...on the impact of integrating short surfactant-like designer
peptides in lipidic nanostructures. Anan Yaghm...g and water-hating, which represent a new class of designer
materials using common amino acids, the same basic molecules from meat, beans and fruits. These lip...
The Institute of Ecosystem Studies to host an international conference on ecology and urban design
... Pickett of the Institute of Ecosystem Studies and designer
Charles Waldheim of the University of Toronto. Conference proceedings will form the basis of both a book and a website. These end products will be used to connect recommendations with the larger community of ecologists and urban designers. They will ...
Building green made easier with new roadmap
...es, including color images and diagrams, to help a designer
pursue both passive and energy-efficient strategies. The book The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design (Architectural Press) is not intended to serve as a green building checklist nor as a textbook for environmenta...
Solar energy conversion offers a solution to help mitigate global warming
...sourcefully by breeding or genetically engineering designer
plants, connecting natural photosynthetic pathways in novel configurations and using artificial bio-inspired nanoscale systems. Heat controlling the size, density and distribution of nanodot inclusions during bulk synthesis could enhance thermoe...
What is wrong with intelligent design?
... type is the panda's thumb. If a truly intelligent designer
were responsible for the panda, Gould argues, it w...s objection. We do not know whether an intelligent designer
intended for pandas to be able to efficiently strip bamboo. The "no designer
worth his salt" argumen...
News tips from ACS Chemical Biology
...isease states. The authors here review the latest designer
tools that are allowing scientists to glean the molecular details of the transcription process. Molecules that can selectively enter cells are great tools for probing the workings of the cell and for treating disease. However, finding molecules ...
MIT creates 3-D scaffold for growing stem cells
...tudent Fabrizio Gelain from Milan, Zhang created a designer
scaffold from a network of protein nanofibers, eac...nd other natural destinations. "What makes these designer
scaffolds particularly interesting is that cells survive longer and differentiate better without add...
Structural mechanism of the E. coli drug efflux pump AcrB
... the cell membrane, such as AcrB. Making use of designer
proteins that bind to and stabilize proteins of interest, the researchers were able to obtain better resolution structural data for the AcrB complex. After selecting for designed ankyrin repeat proteins (DARPins) that inhibit this pump, Sennhauser an...
Night of the living enzyme
...ed with new cell-free techniquesmaking hundreds of designer
enzymes a day with components derived from cellswill speed the development of task-specific enzymes. This could lead to enzyme-based molecular machines in nanomaterials that carry out complex biological reactions to produce energy or remediate toxic ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 18, 2006
...of a method for quickly identifying newly emerging designer
steroids before they go into wide use in sports. T...actice, the approach could be used to identify new designer
drugs like THG based on their similarities to existing banned substances. Anti-doping rules forbid u...
Engineer ramps up protein production, develops versatile viral spheres
...ells and putting them into systems to mass-produce designer
proteins for a wide variety of medical uses. At the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Sept. 13 in San Francisco, Stanford engineering Professor James Swartz will discuss advances in such "cell-free" protein synthesis, including pr...
DoD awards $10.7 million Center of Excellence Grant to Fox Chase's V. Craig Jordan
... Jordan's published studies of tamoxifen and other designer
estrogens have made him one of the top 20 most-cited breast cancer researchers over the past decade. He was the first scientist to demonstrate tamoxifen's ability to prevent breast cancer in laboratory rats. His pioneering work guided the evolution...
Designer babies - what would you do for a 'healthy' baby?
...rthodoxy. "People assume that the very notion of designer
babies stems from the desire of prospective parent...dical applications. Reproductive technologies and designer
babies will be held in ARTS 01.02 at UEA on Tuesday September 5 from 4-6pm....
CU, Scripps researchers provide evidence of how proteins fold
...gning drugs that act on proteins and even creating designer
proteins with new functions. The theory is based on two methods to show that initial folding sites occur among nonpolar groups in a polypeptide chain. Lead author H. Jane Dyson and Peter Wright, both professors of molecular biology at the Scripps Res...
Protein found to protect breast cancer tumors from chemotherapy
...GRP78 will be one more bio-marker to help us offer designer
medicine treatments that are tailored to the patient's cancer instead of one-size-fits-all," Lee says. The study is anticipated to have broad implications since other types of cancers have also been found to have elevated levels of GRP78. To that...
JCI table of contents: August 1, 2006
...e-jci.org/article.php?id=29441 IMMUNOLOGY A designer
approach to regulating autoimmunity in diabetes ...NYING COMMENTARY TITLE: Costimulation couture: a designer
approach to regulating immunity AUTHOR CONTACT: Mohamed H. Sayegh Harvard Medical School, Boston, ...
UGA study reveals a new way of looking at vaccine development
...s a new tool that could lead to the development of designer
vaccines that protect against a wider range of diseases or work against diseases that are currently hard to prevent. In a study published in the May 23 edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Robert J. Woods and his c...
Identity theft, cancer detection among interactive demos at UH event
...ng from modeling Houston's air quality to creating designer
drugs targeted at cancer, Alzheimer's and other diseases. Other demonstrations will include a display of computational biomedicine techniques that look at cells for early signs of cancer, as well as have applications in heart attack risk detection. ...