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2013-09-17 11:09:09

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to make dramatic improvements to the cancer cell-killing power of vinblastine, one of the most successful chemotherapy drugs of the past few decades. The team’s modified versions of vinblastine showed 10 to 200 times greater potency than the clinical drug. Even more significantly, these new compounds overcome the drug resistance that emerges upon treatment relapse, which renders continued or subsequent vinblastine...

2013-09-04 07:55:12

Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors. However, the cost and the physical limitations of the material these conductors are usually made of are hampering progress toward flexible touchscreen devices. Fortunately, a research collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University has shown a new a way to design transparent conductors using metal nanowires that could enable less...

2013-08-31 23:02:13

Park Systems, a leader in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) since 1997, is exhibiting at the 246th Fall ACS National Meeting and Exposition Sept 8-12, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. Showcased at the Park Systems booth will be Park NX10, the industry’s most accurate AFM, and the two new AFM advanced features: Step and Scan Automation, a feature that makes Park AFM very easy to use, and Approach Retract Scanning, a conductive AFM mode that greatly increases the resolution and bandwidth for...

2013-08-30 23:24:44

ACS continues their myShop Student Outreach program into the 2013-14 school year. Marion, IN (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 In an effort to educate students about manufacturing in the woodworking industry, Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS) developed myShop, an educational program for high school students. myShop is a part of the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s (AWI) Adopt-A-Shop program. For more information about Adopt-A-Shop, visit the AWI website at http://www.awinet.org. Originally...

2013-08-23 23:22:07

ACS has upgraded their estimating technology to simplify their processes and provide more accurate information to customers. Marion, Indiana (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS) has integrated Alliance Millsoft, a new estimating software for their Marion, Indiana facility. Alliance Millsoft is a company that develops estimating software for the woodworking industry. The decision to upgrade their estimating technology stemmed from a need to simplify the process and...

2013-08-15 09:41:09

Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new treatment technique that uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer. The findings were published recently in the early online edition of ACS Nano. The human body operates under a constant state of martial law. Chief among the enforcers charged with maintaining order is the immune system, a complex network that seeks out and destroys the hordes of invading bacteria and viruses...

2013-08-13 23:04:19

Axiros, the technology leader in advanced service and generic device management, demonstrates its growing global presence and versatility with impressive sales record in early 2013. (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Axiros, the technology leader in Advanced Service and Device Management, continues to demonstrate its flexibility and growing global presence with significant business transactions completed in the first half of 2013. To date, the Germany-based company has partnered with an impressive...

2013-07-24 23:28:51

ACS hosted an AWI industry Best Practices Group session in their Marion, IN facility July 18th through July 19th. Marion, IN (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, hosted an Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI) Best Practices Group at their Marion, IN manufacturing facility Thursday July 18 through Friday July 19thAttendees of the quarterly sessions are business owners and executives of...

2013-07-09 22:54:58

The approach points the way toward new ways to silence malfunctioning genes Silencing genes that have malfunctioned is an important approach for treating diseases such as cancer and heart disease. One effective approach is to deliver drugs made from small molecules of ribonucleic acid, or RNA, which are used to inhibit gene expression. The drugs, in essence, mimic a natural process called RNA interference. In a new paper appearing today online in the journal, ACS Medicinal Chemistry...


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