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Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission
2014-04-23 08:13:46

[ Watch The Video: Virus-Inspired DNA Nanodevices ] Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Successful foray opens door to virus-like DNA nanodevices that could diagnose diseased tissues and manufacture drugs to treat them It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for...

2014-04-22 23:10:27

Increasing applications of nucleic acid based-tests in molecular diagnostics are expected to drive the demand of nucleic acid purification products market in the coming few years. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/nucleic-acid-isolation-purification-market-229978287.html (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The “Nucleic Acid Isolation and Purification Market by Technology (Column based, Reagent based, Magnetic bead based), Consumables & Instruments, by Application (Plasmid DNA...

2014-04-21 08:25:04

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter Vitulli, President and CEO of DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), one of the world's largest commercial DNA testing labs, announced today that the following DDC employees have been promoted from within: Jerry Watkins is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer; Kathy Leis is Vice President of Lab Operations; David Silver is Vice President of Marketing; Dan Leigh is Vice President of International Sales - based in the UK;...

2014-04-18 15:41:30

Researchers propose classification system revolutionizing communication of chromosomal abnormalities for research and clinical settings When talking about genetic abnormalities at the DNA level that occur when chromosomes swap, delete or add parts, there is an evolving communication gap both in the science and medical worlds, leading to inconsistencies in clinical and research reports. Now a study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) proposes a new classification system...

2014-04-16 23:11:04

Top Innovator Award Recognizes Cutting-Edge Companies Driving the Future of Innovation; DNA Predicted To Be The Future of Health, Happiness, and the Connection to the World New York, NY (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 DNA Spectrum is pleased to announce that it was selected as one of the Top Innovators at the annual Life Sciences & Healthcare Venture Summit. Companies that play a leading role in innovation for the Life Sciences, Healthcare and Healthcare IT sectors are selected annually for...

2014-04-15 23:15:31

The Webinar through BioConference Live will be Presented April 17th, 2014, 11am PT, 2pm ET Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Covaris has developed a webinar to help researchers and clinicians stay updated on the most recent developments in Formalin Fixation and Paraffin Embedding (FFPE) sample handling and analysis. The webinar, titled “NGS-quality RNA and DNA from FFPE Tissues,” will take place April 17, 2014 at 11:00am PT. This event will bring together researchers, clinicians,...

2014-04-15 12:23:12

DALLAS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new market research report the "Nucleic Acid Isolation and Purification Market by Technology (Column based, Reagent based, Magnetic bead based), Consumables & Instruments, Application (Plasmid DNA isolation, MIRNA isolation, Total RNA isolation), & End users - Global Forecasts to 2018", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global nucleic acid isolation and purification market over the forecast period of 2013 to 2018....

2014-04-15 10:17:55

Scientists at Chicago's Field Museum and international collaborators have reconstructed the phylogeny and biological history for the Yellow-shouldered bats in the New World tropics, the region of the Earth surrounding the equator. In-depth analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences uncovered three species new to science, each having previously been confused with another species. Since 1960, when modern studies on this group began, Sturnira has grown from eight species to 22. The...

2014-04-11 10:21:24

ZMYND11 'reads' methylated variant to thwart cancer; tied to breast cancer patient survival A tumor-suppressing protein acts as a dimmer switch to dial down gene expression. It does this by reading a chemical message attached to another protein that's tightly intertwined with DNA, a team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014. The findings, also published in the journal Nature on April 10, provide evidence in...

Many Common Household Products Contain DNA-Damaging Nanoparticles: Study
2014-04-11 07:48:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Some nanoparticles commonly added to thousands of consumer products can significantly damage DNA, according to a new study by researchers at MIT and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). These products, which include cosmetics, sunscreens, clothing and other common items, contain nanoparticles added by manufacturers to, among other things, improve texture, kill microbes, or enhance shelf life. But the current study...


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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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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