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2014-02-25 13:58:56

Technological discovery Cells in our body are constantly dividing to maintain our body functions. At each division, our DNA code and a whole machinery of supporting components has to be faithfully duplicated to maintain the cell’s memory of its own identity. Researchers at BRIC, University of Copenhagen, have developed a new technology that has revealed the dynamic events of this duplication process and the secrets of cellular memory. The results are published in Nature Cell Biology....

2014-02-25 08:30:58

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Medical (DDC), one of the world's largest DNA testing laboratories, announced today the signing of a license agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to commercialize mouse cell line authentication (M-CLA) using STR DNA technology. According to Hughes P. Marshall D, Reid Y, et al. 2007 BioTechniques 43.575-586, it has been shown that over a third of cell lines used for biomedical research are...

2014-02-24 23:24:32

500 houses in Stockholm will have household items marked with the APDN anti-theft product DNANet, branded in Sweden as smartDNA. The technology empowers police to pin a criminal directly to a crime. Stony Brook, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Applied DNA Sciences (OTCQB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced today it will be creating a DNA-Protected Community in Stockholm, Sweden, in a trial...

2014-02-21 23:24:04

Solving more sexual assault cases with improved DNA collection technology Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 M-Vac Systems today announced findings of a University of California(UC)-Davis study revealing the superior results from its unique DNA collection technology tested against legacy collection methods. Compared to traditional swabbing and cutting techniques to recover cellular material, the M-Vac System recovered more actionable, measureable DNA, or was able to cover a larger...

2014-02-20 23:23:38

APDN has signed its tenth Long Island-based defence supplier, a manufacturer, as as part of an effort by the US Defense Logistics Agency which requires use of the company's counterfeit prevention product Signature DNA on certain electronic parts provided to the Agency. The company, Modular Devices, is the eighth Original Component Manufacturer (OCM) to comply with the DLA requirement to use SigNature® DNA marking. Stony Brook, NY (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Applied DNA Sciences...

2014-02-20 12:20:56

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Significant attention has been given to methods of shielding human space participants from radiation on missions. But what if some astronauts suffer from susceptible DNA before entering the space radiation environment? Two American scientists have proposed that certain astronaut molecular profiles may 1) reduce inherent DNA stability, 2) slow DNA repair, and 3) render DNA more susceptible to mutational events when exposed to the...

Calico Cats Inspire Research Into X Chromosome Inactivation
2014-02-19 04:31:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Calico cats are renowned and beloved for their funky orange and black patchwork or "tortoiseshell" fur. Cat Breeds Encyclopedia reports that these felines — considered to be good luck in several countries — are 90 percent female, suggesting that the color pattern is related to the gender of the animal. New research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), has further linked this unique color pattern to X chromosome...

New Interactive Map Reveals Human History Of Genetic Mixing
2014-02-14 06:41:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multi-institutional team of researchers this week published in the journal Science a study identifying, dating and characterizing the genetic mixing between populations around the world. Along with the study, the team released an interactive map detailing the histories of this genetic mixing. Researchers from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Oxford University and University College London developed...

2014-02-13 23:28:03

JusticeTrax, Inc. adds LIMS-plus DNA to its suite of software applications designed for forensic science laboratories. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 JusticeTrax LIMS-plus DNA is a stand-alone DNA software application designed to reduce DNA backlogs by automating forensic sample processing for both forensic science casework and databanks. LIMS-plus DNA also automates the delivery of DNA profiles to local, state, and national databanks. Some of the benefits of using LIMS-plus DNA...

2014-02-13 23:22:26

The DNA health monitoring citizen science campaign launched by Exogen Biotechnology, Inc. exceeded its crowdfunding goal on Indiegogo by raising over $55,000 from US donors within two weeks. The biotech startup is now expanding their campaign internationally to look at differences in DNA damage across different countries and cultures around the world. Berkeley, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Exogen Biotechnology, Inc. the latest startup company to spin off from technology developed...


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Brief Introduction To DNA Probes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

DNA probes help scientists to detect a specific gene in a long DNA sequence. According to Dr. Michael A. Pfaller, DNA probes are “single-stranded pieces of nucleic acid, labeled with a specific tracer (isotope, enzyme, or chromophore), that will hydrogen bond (hybridize) with complementary single-stranded pieces of DNA (or RNA) under the appropriate conditions of pH, temperature, and iconic strength.” The Foundation for Genomics and Population Health website has a helpful video about...

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2011-04-14 15:10:21

Bacillus subtilis, also known as hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium commonly found in soil. It is rod-shaped and a member of the genus Bacillus. It also has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. B. subtilis has historically been classified as an obligate aerobe, though recent research has proven this to not be strictly correct. It is not a human pathogen although...

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