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Nanoparticle assembly enters the fast lane
...researchers found a way to control the assembly of gold
nanoparticles using rigid, double-stranded DNA. Th...A used in the laboratory is capped onto individual gold
nanoparticles and customized to recognize and bind to complementary DNA located on other particles. ...
16 outstanding researchers receive Singapore's highest honor in science and technology
...Award recipients will receive a specially designed gold
medal and a citation. National Science Award (NSA) The award recognises research scientists and engineers in Singapore who have made outstanding contributions in basic research leading to the discovery of new knowledge or the pioneering developme...
A ruler of gold and DNA
...ifornia at Berkeley have developed a ruler made of gold
nanoparticles and DNA that can measure the smalles...an Associate Laboratory Director. It's composed of gold
nanoparticles that are coated with a substance that makes the nanoparticles soluble. Next, about 100...
Listening to the sound of skin cancer
... cancer cells," Viator said. For example, he said, gold
nanoparticles -- particles only a few millionths o...ranes. With their own photoacoustic signature, the gold
particles would then signal the presence of cancer cells....
Gene therapy research switches off joint inflammation; switches on genetic process of joint repair
... Institutes of Health. "Glucosamine is currently a gold
standard in the natural product approach to joint health with $1 billion in annual sales but recent studies have questioned its effectiveness. There are no therapies on the market today that work by activating the genes that control the process of jo...
Otherworldly bacteria discovered two miles down
... miles deep beneath the surface in a South African gold
mine. It is the first microbial community demonstr...ity in a rock fracture that intersects the Mponeng gold
mine near Johannesburg, South Africa. Water trapped in the fracture is home to the otherworldly bact...
Bacteria that use radiated water as food
...a new water-filled fracture inside a South African gold
mine near the Johannesburg metropolitan area and viewed it as an opportunity to study subsurface rock uncontaminated by human activities. Lin and others in the research team traveled to the mine and descended the hot, gas-choked shafts to study water...
Two miles underground, strange bacteria are found thriving
...trient-rich groundwater found near a South African gold
mine, has been isolated from the Earth's surface for several million years. It represents the first group of microbes known to depend exclusively on geologically produced hydrogen and sulfur compounds for nourishment. The extreme conditions under whi...
Scientists design simple dipstick test for cocaine, other drugs
...ifference in size between dispersed and aggregated gold
nanostructures," Lu said. "This provides critical ...ed molecules that are present, freeing some of the gold
nanoparticles. The red-colored nanoparticles then migrate along the membrane, where they are capture...
Scientific American names UCSB professor, alumna to list of Top 50 in Technological Leadership
...ules that mimic the enzymes of marine sponges onto gold
surfaces, his research team could create catalytic templates for growing semiconductor films. "Inspiration from a lowly marine sponge may eventually yield more powerful batteries," the magazine noted. Belcher was recognized for "the use of custom-e...
454 Life Sciences and Max Planck publish sequence of one million base pairs
...chnology and demonstrates that we are the emerging gold
standard for broad, fast and accurate sequencing of any genome, even one from highly degraded samples," said Christopher McLeod, President and CEO of 454 Life Sciences. "We believe that the Neandertal genome promises to yield more insight into human...
Night of the living enzyme
...res, the team stained the protein-FMS complex with gold
nanoparticles and documented the enzyme-in-pore complex through electron microscopy. A spectroscopic analysis of the proteins squeezed into their active conformation turned up no new folds, evidence that they had neatly refolded rather than been forc...
From hot springs to rice farms, scientists reveal new insights into the secret lives of archaea
...rs old that were collected from a deep underground gold
mine in Ontario, Canada. Ventura and his colleague...with hydrothermal vents that eventually produced a gold
deposit in what is now modern Ontario. In another AGU presentation, Roger Summons of the Massachus...
Adenine 'tails' make tailored anchors for DNA
...ences arrayed on substrates like glass, silicon or gold
are used in biochemical sensors that can detect sp...known example of the technology. The properties of gold
are well-known, so it is a practicaland convenient substrate for some sensors. One popular technique...
Recently discovered species gain protection
...dangered species hangs on in an area devastated by gold
mining in the early 20th Century and subsequently by broad scale deforestation for pasturelands. Only 370 acres of the bird's habitat previously had been in any way protected, but even this limited sanctuary is at risk from timber extraction clearing...
Newly discovered fish named after New York aquarium biologist
...here else on earth. The newly described black and gold
cichlid is about five inches long, and known locally as a "garaka." It occurs in several river system in the northeastern part of the country. Loiselle himself has discovered ?? fifteen freshwater fishes during his fourteen years of field work in M...
EO Lawrence Award goes to 8 scientists and engineers
...ity of the United States. The award consists of a gold
medal, a citation and an honorarium of $50,000. "These brilliant scientists and their varied and important research inspire us," Secretary Bodman said. "Their work reminds us of the importance of continued investment in science and the need for ...
Ingredient in Big Macs and sodas can stabilize
...future of cancer detection and treatment may be in gold
nanoparticles tiny pieces of gold
so small they cannot be seen by the naked eye. The potential of gold
nanoparticles has been hindered...
JCI table of contents -- March 1, 2007
...OMPANYING COMMENTARY TITLE: HDL proteomics: pot of gold
or Pandoras box? AUTHOR CONTACT: Muredach P. Reilly University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Phone: (215) 573-1214; Fax: (215) 573-2094; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . View the PDF of this article at: ...
Leukemia drug turns mini-molecules up, cancer genes down
...rans-retinoic acid (ATRA) and it is considered the gold
standard for treating the disease. The study showed that ATRA raises the levels of three particular miRNAs in leukemia cells and that this rise coincides with a fall in activity of two important cancer-causing genes. The three are identified as miRN...
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