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Tiny Creatures Captured With Ultrasound Using Acoustic Tweezers
2012-06-29 11:44:26

A device about the size of a dime can manipulate living materials such as blood cells and entire small organisms, using sound waves, according to a team of bioengineers and biochemists from Penn State. The device, called acoustic tweezers, is the first technology capable of touchlessly trapping and manipulating Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), a one millimeter long roundworm that is an important model system for studying diseases and development in humans. Acoustic tweezers are also...

FCC To Re-Evaluate Cellphone Safety Standards
2012-06-17 06:15:20

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to take another look at their 15-year-old cell phone safety standards to determine whether or not users of the mobile devices are being adequately protected from emitted radiation, various media outlets reported over the weekend. On Friday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski sent out a notice of inquiry to fellow commissioners, asking them to conduct a new investigation in order to answer a series of questions regarding the current...

2012-06-15 10:23:12

BOULDER, Colo., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BiOptix, a Colorado-based firm, announces completion of a successful week of research shows in Colorado's Biotech Corridor. BiOptix today announced support of events this week at National Jewish Health, the University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus and at the University of Colorado, Boulder. These events brought Colorado-based researchers together with representatives of dozens of global life science research suppliers, and are a...

2012-05-25 10:15:43

There's nothing like a new pair of eyeglasses to bring fine details into sharp relief. For scientists who study the large molecules of life from proteins to DNA, the equivalent of new lenses have come in the form of an advanced method for analyzing data from X-ray crystallography experiments. The findings, just published in the journal Science, could lead to new understanding of the molecules that drive processes in biology, medical diagnostics, nanotechnology and other fields. Like...

2012-05-22 00:43:48

Max Planck scientists decipher the structure of bacterial injection needles at atomic resolution The plague, bacterial dysentery, and cholera have one thing in common: These dangerous diseases are caused by bacteria which infect their host using a sophisticated injection apparatus. Through needle-like structures, they release molecular agents into their host cell, thereby evading the immune response. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in...

2012-04-30 02:22:17

BOULDER, Colo., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BiOptix today announced participation in the 8th Annual PEGS: Protein Engineering Summit, to be held in Boston April 30 - May 4, 2012. Supporting PEGS allows BiOptix to showcase a growing family of Enhanced Surface Plasmon Resonance Instrumentation, highlighting the BiOptix 104sa and the forthcoming BiOptix 404pi. "Participation in PEGS is a valuable opportunity for us to connect to our core customer," noted Ken Wilczek, Vice President of...

2012-04-26 10:21:18

BOULDER, Colo., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BiOptix today formally unveiled a new corporate brand identity and tag line: "Kinetics with Confidence," which is designed to promote the company's mission to transform how scientists perform label free kinetic analysis on proteins, nucleic acids and small molecules. "BiOptix is rapidly expanding, and we needed a brand and corporate identity that reflects the aspirations of the company as well as communicates our value proposition to...

2012-04-23 13:10:24

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of California San Francisco have advanced scientists' ability to view a clear picture of a single cellular structure in motion. By identifying molecules using compressed sensing, this new method provides needed spatial resolution plus a faster temporal resolution than previously possible. Despite many achievements in the field of super-resolution microscopy in the past few years with spatial resolution advances, live-cell...

2012-03-24 04:57:29

Berkeley Lab researchers embed artificial membranes with billions of nanoantennas for enhanced optical studies At the heart of the immune system that protects our bodies from disease and foreign invaders is a vast and complex communications network involving millions of cells, sending and receiving chemical signals that can mean life or death. At the heart of this vast cellular signaling network are interactions between billions of proteins and other biomolecules. These interactions, in...

Image 1 - Proteins Shine Light On Cellular Processes
2012-03-22 04:12:05

A new design triples efficiency of cyan fluorescent proteins Scientists have designed a molecule which, in living cells, emits turquoise light three times brighter than possible until recently. This improves the sensitivity of cellular imaging, a technique where biological processes inside a living organism are imaged at high resolution. The results have been published in Nature Communications on 20 March 2012. The lead author of the publication is Antoine Royant from the Institut de...


Latest Biophysics Reference Libraries

Biophysical Journal
2012-05-28 10:08:02

The Biophysical Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published biweekly by Cell Press on behalf of the Biophysical Society. It was established in 1960. The editor-in-chief is Edward Egelman. It covers all aspects of biophysics.  It is the leading international journal for original research in molecular, cellular, and system biophysics. Modern biophysics is a broad and rapidly advancing field encompassing the study of biological structures with a focus on mechanisms at the...

European Biophysics Journal
2012-04-25 14:39:00

The European Biophysics Journal is a scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media on behalf of the European Biophysical Societies Association. Published works occur in the field of biophysics (the study of biological phenomena using physical methods and concepts). It publishes original papers, reviews and letters. The editor-in-chief is Anthony Watts of University of Oxford. Areas of research that are frequently published in the journal include: structure and dynamics of...

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