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Biosensor sniffs out explosives

...chool of Medicine researchers have developed a new biosensor that sniffs out explosives and could one day be us...or of DNT, an ingredient in the explosive TNT, the biosensor turns fluorescent green. The research team is the first to identify, clone and sequence this novel o...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 11, 2007

...ats Analytical Chemistry A new mosquito-sized biosensor can detect amazingly small amounts of disease-caus... the report adds. The study describes use of the biosensor to detect E. coli in ground beef and other materials at some of the lowest concentrations ever rep...

Bacterial response to oxidation studied as toxin barometer

...xins that cause oxidative stress show promise as a biosensor to predict public health threats. At the 233rd A...dicine (VCOM) will report their work on a bacteria biosensor prototype and correlations to brain tissue damage. Many environmental toxins in water, such as pes...

Instruction manual for creating a molecular nose

...ose could be a real benefit at times: this kind of biosensor could sniff out poisons, explosives or drugs, for instance. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry recently revealed a technique for integrating membrane proteins into artificial stru...

Night of the living enzyme

... enzyme traps in food processing, decontamination, biosensor design and any other pursuit that requires controlling catalysts and sustaining their activity. Theres a school of thought that the reason enzymes work better in cells than in solution is because the concentration of enzymes surrounded by other bio...

HYPER-CEST MRI breaks new ground in molecular imaging

...t to enhance their MRI signal, incorporated into a biosensor and linked to specific protein or ligand targets. ...s by creating a strong signal in regions where the biosensor is present, allowing for easy non-invasive determination of the target molecule," said Pines, one of...

Hopkins researchers develop new tool to watch real-time chemical activity in cells

...icals at once. What Zhang's team developed is a biosensor and simple testing procedure that tells if a parti...the course of their work, the team built a protein biosensor that indicates if an enzyme located nearby is turned on or off. The sensor is made from a protein th...

Next generation of science stars: 5 female scientists receive 2006 LOral USA fellowships

...olymer. She hopes to integrate this method into a biosensor platform for the early diagnosis of diseases (e.g. Alzheimer's). Dr. Stacy Philpott Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC conservation biologist and ecologist, studying the conservation potential of coffee certification programs in Chiapas, Mex...

A biosensor layered like lasagna

...usion of the glucose. Now that the glucose enzyme biosensor has passed the test, Lin said, it should be possible to build a similar sensor using other enzymes that react specifically with other biological chemicals, environmental agents or even microbes and their toxic byproducts. Lin and colleagues also repo...

NIH awards $13.3 million to Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh

...dicating the presence of that target. This type of biosensor would be important for detecting whether a specifi...ed in office-based diagnostic medicine, in which a biosensor could be added to a blood sample to instantly detect the presence of an infectious agent or tumor pr...

Keck Futures Initiative announces grant recipients

...,000 These researchers will develop a magneto-nano biosensor for portable and rapid microbial diagnostics. Furthermore, they will investigate its feasibility to rapidly identify organisms in infected patients, thereby reducing the overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotic regimens and saving numerous lives in hospi...

Companies license real-time pathogen detection technology developed at Kent State, NEOUCOM

...n in northeast Ohio and the state. Liquid crystal biosensor technology developed through a joint research proj...chnology has been developed. The liquid crystal biosensor technology is expected to change radically the detection and identification of harmful pathogens. Wh...

Study demonstrates rapid diagnosis of urinary tract infections with biosensor technology

...ar and the doctors who treat them, a promising new biosensor technology has been developed that may replace ant... Los Angeles Healthcare System, researchers used a biosensor developed by corporate partner GeneFluidics to identify correctly the infection-causing gram negativ...

Micro-gyroscopes can detect cancer

...d by Newcastle University, England, to develop the biosensor technology towards clinical trials stage. The research team aims to produce a hand-held device which would enable samples of blood, smear or biopsy to be tested quickly and accurately, for signs of cancer of the breast, cervix, colon or rectum. The d...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...searchers used the Naval Research Laboratory array biosensor to detect for the presence of SEB and BotA and found it capable of rapidly and simultaneously identifying both toxins in complex food matrices. "Here we demonstrate the rapid, simultaneous dose-dependent detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin B an...

UT Southwestern researchers develop screening test for cells that activate immune system

...researchers in dermatology, created the cell-based biosensor system. "We basically engineered DCs to express a ... infection and cancer," said Dr. Takashima. The DC biosensor system should help pharmaceutical and biotech companies sift through large numbers of chemicals for ...

New technique rapidly detects illness-causing bacteria

...including Escherichia coli ( E. coli ). The new biosensor works in a test tube and a positive result shows up as a red line on a strip, much like a pregnancy test. Newly designed software gives researchers a powerful tool for increasing the sensitivity of the analysis. The method may help researchers and co...

New chem-bio sensors offer simultaneous monitoring

...through track-etched membranes. In another test, a biosensor based on horse radish peroxidase was integrated into the AFM tip. They were able to faithfully measure the chemical activity and image the process to a resolution of 200 nanometers. The tool promises to be valuable for a wide range of biomedical and...

'Biosensor' screens Air Force personnel and equipment

... and a national laboratory. Personnel will use the biosensor system to collect and isolate samples, detect and ...ellow dots, and a high detection level is red. The biosensor system is designed to be reliable, disposable and cost-effective. The Air Force will continuetesting...

Biological warfare, mad cow disease on UH student's hit list

...e of the first steps in developing a protein-based biosensor that would help the government in safeguarding the nation. Working under the direction of Peter Vekilov, a world-renowned expert in the field of nucleation and a chemical engineering professor at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, Shah employs l...

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