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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
... a semi-synthetic human immune system on colloidal gold
nanoparticles, to make wholly human monoclonal antibodies in vitro for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases. DAFCA, Inc. (Framingham, Mass.) Reconfigurable Infrastructure Platform for Systems-on-ChipsDevelop an infrastructu...
Hospital for Special Surgery's Boskey named AAAS fellow
...ll be presented with an official certificate and a gold
and blue rosette pin which represents science and engineering, respectively at the Fellows Forum of the 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Saturday, February 19. The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874....
UK scientist and children's author wins EMBO Award for Communications 2004
...nities'. The prize of Euro 5,000 and a handcrafted gold
and silver medal were presented to Fran Balkwill on November 5, 2004 at the EMBL/EMBO Science & Society Conference, "Time and Aging Mechanisms and Meanings" in Heidelberg, Germany. Frances Balkwill said:"I am delighted to receive this award, but I...
Novel technology detects human DNA mutations
...tions in the DNA and the probe, a highly sensitive gold
nanoparticle, creates a strong signal accurately indicating the presence of a specific target SNP. Proof of principle, reproducibility, and the robust, simple and rapid characteristics of this technology were demonstrated with unamplified DNA sample...
Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals
... for Parkinson's disease. Levodopa, considered the gold
standard of current treatment, enables the brain to replenish its dwindling supply of dopamine, sidetracking the destructive course of Parkinson's disease. But eventually the treatment can backfire. "Levodopa generally works great for several years, ...
Removing prions that cause mad cow in humans from blood
... limit of detection of the Western blot assay, the gold
standard of prion detection. He also discussed a study with the infectious scrapie prion that causes disease in sheep, which showed that the new filter removed all the infectious prions below the limit of detection of the Western blot assay. Dr. Co...
Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem
...nmental Nanotechnology finds that nanoparticles of gold
and palladium are the most effective catalysts yet... nanoparticle developed by Wong that consists of a gold
nanoparticle covered with a thin coat of palladium atoms. As metal particles get progressively small...
Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron
...n minerals, as accessible to microorganisms as the gold
in Fort Knox. Bacteria and fungi have learned to scavenge some of this iron by building a trap. They create molecules called siderophores that are able to lock up iron. And in many cases, only the organism that built the molecule in the first place h...
Harnessing microbes, one by one, to build a better nanoworld
...he Wisconsin scientists say, to attach microscopic gold
particles to the shell of the bacterium, making it more like a nanoscale gold
wire. Hamers believes the new work could be the basis for bringing nanotechnology and biology togeth...
Nanotechnology's progress and challenges addressed during ACS meeting
...e assay fixes antibodies to magnetic particles and gold
nanocrystals laced with strands of DNA, referred t...ering techniques to probe the distance between two gold
nanocrystals at the single molecule level. These nanocrystals hold promise as flags of biological re...
Winners of Tyler Environmental prize announced
...he award, which includes a $200,000 cash prize and gold
medals, will go to Charles David Keeling, professor of oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, and to Lonnie G. Thompson, University Professor of Geology at Ohio State University. On Friday...
Scientists develop new color-coded test for protein folding
...hanges color when a protein molecule attached to a gold
nanoparticle folds or unfolds. The new technique, ...liquid solution containing nano-sized particles of gold
saturated with a protein called cytochrome c. "We chose gold
nanoparticles because they are simple ...
Using RNA as your guide
... indicates that "this is only the beginning of the gold
mine of new information that this system will yield about a complex that is also involved in rRNA processing and the function of telomerase in eukaryotes."...
Wild grasses and man-made wheats advance research capabilities
...ment Center) better known as CIMMYT. "This is a gold
mine of untapped genetics," Rudd said. "They can betapped directly through laboratory crosses, but it is difficult." The researcher must pollinate from a wild species to a hexaploid wheatand then rescue and nurture the developing embryo to get a p...
ORNL, UC Berkeley unravel real-world clues to Earth's mysteries
...izarre natural conditions in California could be a gold
mine to researchers in their quest to understand the complex biological relationships and how these inner workings might apply on a grander scale. In a paper to appear today on Science Online, researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Nat...
Gold nanoparticles may simplify cancer detection
nanoparticles to a specific antibody for cancer ce...otein as strongly. By conjugating, or binding, the gold
nanoparticles to an antibody for EFGR, suitably named anti-EFGR, researchers were able to get the na...
BC scientists coax gold particles to emit light strong enough to view single nanoparticles
...y Professor John T. Fourkas have demonstrated that gold
particles comparable in size to a molecule can be ...n induced luminescence (MAIL). The most efficient gold
nanoparticles could be observed at laser intensities lower than those commonly used for multiphoton ...
Marine sponge yields nanoscale secrets
...ut these exciting new results involving the use of gold
nanoparticles is the cover story of the current is...atalyst of the marine sponge) onto the surfaces of gold
nanoparticles. They showed that when two populations of these chemically modified nanoparticles, eac...
New opportunities from old chemistry in surface science, say Purdue chemists
...les, when mixed with carbon disulfide, can bond to gold
more robustly than thiols, which are commonly used...ing for stable organic coatings they can attach to gold
to form an interface between the organic and inorganic worlds. The group's findings suggest that ami...
Clarke Prize for water science and technology to Yale's Elimelech
...technology, or public policy. The award includes a gold
medallion, a $50,000 honorarium and an invitation to deliver the 2005 Clarke Lecture. The NWRI, established in 1991, is renowned for facilitating and funding water-related research projects in the U.S. and abroad. Some of its critical research topics...
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