Tag: "biomolecular" at biology news
Male elephants woo females with precise chemistry
...en, Ph.D., research professor of environmental and biomolecular
systems, OHSU OGI School of Science & Engineering, said of the study published in the Dec. 22 edition of the journal Nature. "This is the first example, in mammals, of the use of this very precise signaling and ratio of enantiomers in signaling." An ...
Researchers make long DNA 'wires' for future medical and electronic devices
...ices, said L. James Lee, professor of chemical and biomolecular
engineering at Ohio State University. In the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Lee and postdoctoral researcher Jingjiao Guan describe how they used a tiny rubber comb to pull DNA strands from drops of water ...
Grid bridges 4,800 miles for molecular repositories
... In a bid to facilitate collaboration among other biomolecular
researchers, the Department of Energy's Pacific No...s the very description of data sets resulting from biomolecular
simulations. Molecules may be small, but the data sets resulting from computer simulations of their ...
Modifications render carbon nanotubes nontoxic
...essor of Bioengineering, professor of chemical and biomolecular
engineering, and director of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering....
Research advances understanding of how hydrogen fuel is made
... designed for high-performance simulation of large biomolecular
systems. VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating and analyzing large biomolecular
systems using 3-D graphics....
Phytochemicals may protect cartilage, prevent pain in joints
...nstantopoulos, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular
engineering and Agarwal-Masson Faculty Scholar. His team knew that strenuous exercise or heavy exertion of muscles can cause joints to increase the levels of harmful COX-2 enzyme. What would happen, the researchers wondered, if the vulnerable chondro...
Illinois researchers to play key roles in study of emergence of life
...research team will seek to identify the origins of biomolecular
self-replication as it occurred in the planet's pre-biotic history. Under laboratory conditions, they will recreate the planet's early geochemical processes through the use of high-pressure, high-temperature experiments and advanced computation invol...
Vo-Dinh sees new journal advancing nano-bio field
... to the development of revolutionary modalities of biomolecular
manufacturing, early diagnostics, medical treatmen...anoparticles and nanobiosystems, nanobiomaterials, biomolecular
assemblies and supra-biomolecules, nanobiosensors and nanobiochips, BioNEMS and nano-biofluidics, na...
VA Community College to help biotech economic development with link to global biotech training firm
...nsive industry, biotechnology employs cellular and biomolecular
processes to solve problems or make products. Since the early 1990s, the biotechnology industry has seen an explosion of growth, especially in agriculture, energy, environmental science, health care and manufacturing. According to the national Biotec...
Method slashes quantum dot costs by 80 percent
... Michael Wong, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular
engineering and of chemistry. "That was a great re...kos Mantzaris, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular
engineering and of bioengineering, had some initial doubts about whether heat-transfer fluids could ...
Quicker, cheaper DNA sequencing goal of UH profs with $4.2 million NIH grant
...nabling new platform technologies to revolutionize biomolecular
sequencing. VisiGen's research has led to the development of a new technology for direct molecular sensing that is projected to sequence an entire genome the genetic code in a person's DNA in less than 24 hours at a reasonable cost, thereby enabli...
IMEx consortium provides new mechanism for improving access to molecular interaction data
...macromolecular structures. "In deciding to map the biomolecular
interactions that define life itself, one quickly realizes how daunting a task we have set for ourselves," says Henning Hermjakob, principal investigator of the IntAct molecular interactions database at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute. "All ...
Bacteria are key to 'green' plastics, drugs
...or of Bioengineering and professor of chemical and biomolecular
engineering. The technology is taking its first step from the lab to the marketplace this month with the start of industrial scale-up efforts in Kansas. These efforts resulted from an $80,000 award from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) p...
Beetle-inspired switch uses water for bonding
...own," said Paul Steen, a professor of chemical and biomolecular
engineering at Cornell and co-author of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Vol. 102, No. 34). Steen dreamed up the idea of the switch after listening to Cornell entomologist Tom Eisner lecture on palm beetles, ...
Catalyst support structures facilitate high-temperature fuel reforming
...ces," said Paul Kenis, a professor of chemical and biomolecular
engineering at Illinois and a corresponding author of a paper to appear in the August issue of the journal Advanced Functional Materials. To be useful for hydrocarbon fuel reforming, a catalyst support must have a high surface area, be stable at high...
Hamill Foundation funds innovation program at Rice
...or of Bioengineering and professor of chemical and biomolecular
engineering. "We are extremely grateful to the Hamill Foundation for its support of this innovative program." The high-risk, high-impact research supported by the program honors the adventurous spirit of the late Claud B. Hamill, a successful oil wil...
From network to system
...ystems come in. Understanding complex processes in biomolecular
networks and cell systems through combinatorial geometry methods is currently of great interest. "Networks are snapshots of complex systems, and systems are made up of networks in action," says Prof. Andreas Dress, one of the Institute directors. Onl...
ASU researcher fashions DNA to further advances in nanotechnology
...reated a DNA molecule that could now function as a biomolecular
tether. "This is the first time ever an aptamer has been utilized to link proteins to self-assembled DNA nanoarrays," said Yan. Yan integrated an aptamer that recognizes the protein thrombin, which is an important protein vital to blood clotting. Th...
Penn receives $9.5 mllion NIH grant to create center for molecular discovery
...ct," said Scott Diamond, professor of chemical and biomolecular
engineering and director of the new center. "Small molecules come in an astronomically large variety of shapes and sizes that dwarfs the number of genes in the human genome. Finding the important ones within the NIH repository is a classic needle-h...
European funding for research on biomolecular nanomachines
...metic Systems". These systems involve two types of biomolecular
nanomachines, growing filaments and stepping motor...transformation processes are based on two types of biomolecular
nanomachines: growing filaments and stepping motors. Both types of nanomachines are constructed from...
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