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Pine cones lead to a fundamental change in clothing

...re as a guide. The clothing will use the latest in micro technology to produce material which will let in air to cool a wearer when it is hot and shut out air when it is cold. This is similar to a system used by pine cones to open up and emit seeds. The University of Bath and the London College of Fashi...

Intelligent clothing inspired by pine cones

...re as a guide. The clothing will use the latest in micro technology to produce material which will let in air to cool a wearer when it is hot and shut out air when it is cold. This is similar to a system used by pine cones to open up and emit seeds. The University of Bath and the London College of Fashion ...

NSTI announces schedule for 8th Annual Nanotech 2005 Conference

...s the commercialization and product development of micro and nanotechnologies. Also to be showcased are investment strategies by large institutional investors, private equity opportunities, venture capital and angel investor meetings. The conference will be held at the Anaheim Marriott and Convention Cent...

Thinking small: Texas A&M team creates lab-on-a-chip

...-worker Igor Lyuksyutov are thinking small - as in micro small. They have successfully managed to levitate micron-sized fluids using magnets, which could lead to new advances in medicine, chemistry, chemical engineering and other related fields. By using small magnets on a postage-stamp sized chip, Naugle ...

New cancer gene identified by Memorial Sloan-Kettering scientists

.... In further work, using a technique called tissue micro arrays to study tumor samples from people with many types of cancer, they confirmed that Pokemon is present in very high levels in certain types of B-cell and T-cell lymphomas. They also found that tumors with high levels of Pokemon protein were much...

New RNA polymerase discovered in plants

...rth polymerase was involved with what are known as micro RNAs, which are known to regulate flower development, but that proved wrong." In a series of genetic and biochemical tests , Pikaard and his collaborators discovered that Pol IV does not share in the duties of Pol I, II or III. But when the ...

Virginia Tech patents advance microprocessors, vaccines, vision, vibration control, more

... untagged biomolecule sequencing is new generation micro array technology that can detect target DNA, RNA, or proteins. "The main advantages of the DNA-Chip, where the key sensing component is the same material coffee cups are made of, is the low cost and same read-out platform as the current technology," ...

Are microRNAs oncogenes?

...r cancer-causing microRNAs to be dubbed "oncogenic micro RNAs," or "oncomiRs," just as cancer-causing genes...lack of Yale that such miRNAs be called "oncogenic micro RNAs," or "oncomiRs," and that mir-17-92 be designated oncomiR-1....

NJIT small biz expert Bruce Kirchhoff supports high tech for jobs

... he delivered a similar talk to people involved in micro and nano-technology in the U.S. Kirchhoff is a former chief economist for the U.S. Small Business Administration (USBA). At both talks, Kirchhoff noted the importance of the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. "The ...

Programming organic transistors with light; the unusual origin of peacock brown; rotating nanowires

...the study of microorganisms, and lead to a host of micro electromechanical (MEMS) machines....

New chem-bio sensors offer simultaneous monitoring

...ore." Using an AFM as the base, researchers added micro and nano-electrodes into the tip. This allows researchers to get biological and chemical information via scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) simultaneously with topographical information provided by AFM. "The problem with conventional AFM ima...

Software 'agents' could help unmask reality of disease clusters

...ch widespread concerns can only be addressed using micro data and access to this often involves lengthy and cumbersome procedures through review boards and committees for approval, and sometimes it is just not possible." Dr Boulos, together with colleagues from the Department of Computer Science at the Uni...

Study in Royal Society journal on link between creativity and mating success

... Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ Nano measurements with micro devices: mechanical properties of hydrated collagen fibrils by Professor SJE Eppell, Ms BNS Smith, Professor HK Kahn and Professor RB Ballarini Predicting when bones may fracture and designing next generation spacecraft materials have something in c...

Mining biotech's data mother lode

...e analyses over-expressing genes discovered during micro assays to establish what proteins become encoded. This uses standard techniques.A second analysis tool in the suite predicts what possible protein-protein interactions are taking place. This is novel. When a gene encodes a protein, the protein folds ...

Scientists spot solitary stem cells in living bone marrow

... says. "Something in the niche, or the surrounding micro environment, is key to maintaining the stem cell's pluripotency."...

NJIT chemists cook up new strain of carbon nanotubes

...m using gas chromatography or mass spectrometry to micro scale, lab-on-a-chip devices. His funders include the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation and others. Iqbal obtained his doctorate in chemical and surface physics from the University of Cambridge, ...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2006

...s Division are teaming with Honeywell to develop a micro gas analyzer the size of a cell phone that combines a very small gas chromatograph with a tiny mass spectrometer. The researchers are testing the GC-MS sensor's ability to detect trace amounts of dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP), a nerve gas simulan...

UC Davis, Lawrence Livermore researchers

... B12. Details of the innovative test -- which uses micro doses of carbon-14-labeled vitamin B12 produced by a modified strain of Salmonella bacteria and a $2 million accelerator mass spectrometer to measure vitamin levels -- will be published online in the April issue of the Proceedings of the National Aca...

First different black/white mechanism in pulmonary fibrosis/scleroderma identified

...t thinking is that pulmonary fibrosis is caused by micro injury to the lung as part of the earlier diseases' progress. "But we also know that PF is a 'proteomic disease' that is its pathogenesis depends on the imbalance in expression and communication between many proteins," Bogatkevich noted. Using the p...

Tufts' David Walt named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

...orld-renowned for its pioneering work that applies micro and nanotechnology to urgent biological problems such as the analysis of genetic variation and the behavior of single cells, as well as the practical application of arrays to the detection of explosives, chemical warfare agents, and food and waterbor...

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