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2010-08-09 14:34:22

Development Will Open New Avenues for Research Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center (MBIC) are turning up the brightness on a group of fluorescent probes called fluoromodules that are used to monitor biological activities of individual proteins in real-time. This latest advance enhances their fluormodule technology by causing it to glow an order of magnitude brighter than typical fluorescent proteins. The new fluoromodules are five- to...

2010-08-09 14:02:50

Using 'dark channel' fluorescence, scientists can explain how biochemical substances carry out their function Spectroscopic techniques are among the most important methods by which scientists can look inside materials. They exploit the interaction of light waves with a given sample. Now, using X-ray absorption spectroscopy, researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie (HZB) have observed the moving of electric charges from solute to solvent "“ so-called electron...

2010-07-21 12:24:23

By swapping out one specific hydrogen atom for an isotope twice as heavy, researchers have increased the shelf life and detection ability of fluorescent probes that are essential to studying a variety of inflammatory diseases, including cancer and atherosclerosis. The probes detect and measure reactive oxygen species, which play an important role in disease processes. "By replacing a hydrogen atom with a deuterium atom during the synthesis of several fluorescent probes, we increased the...

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2010-06-14 11:10:58

Counterfeit products create losses in the billions each year. Beside the economic damages, all too often additional risks arise from the poor materials and shoddy workmanship of "knock-off artists". Yet with the aid of fluorescing dyes, materials can be individually tagged and identified with certainty. For quite some time now, product piracy has been affecting more than just consumer goods, like watches and designer clothing. The producer industry also has to combat bogus and qualitatively...

2010-06-07 10:00:00

PORT MATILDA, Pa., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- QBC Diagnostics is pleased to announce the release of the SureFocus Microscope Slide, a breakthrough in the detection of tuberculosis bacteria. The SureFocus slide is a high-grade glass microscope slide that is printed with a patent pending, crosshair-styled smear guide. The guide contains a dye that fluoresces under the same light wavelengths that excite Auramine stains, which are used to stain tuberculosis Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) for review...

2010-05-05 07:00:00

BEDFORD, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- VisEn Medical Inc., a leader in fluorescence imaging from research through medicine, announced today the commercial launch of its new VivoTag(®) 645 red fluorescent dye for optimized labeling of biomolecules in a broad range of in vitro and in vivo research applications. The new VivoTag 645 represents VisEn's first agent offering in the lower-red wavelengths, enabling optimized and integrated imaging applications in both in vivo...

2010-03-25 15:26:18

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center (MBIC) are advancing the state-of-the-art in live cell fluorescent imaging by developing a new class of fluorescent probes that span the spectrum "” from violet to the near-infrared. The new technology, called fluoromodules, can be used to monitor biological activities of individual proteins in living cells in real time. At the 239th national meeting of the American Chemical...

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2010-03-11 13:04:50

Scrutinizing a single molecule for more than a few milliseconds used to require effectively "stapling" it down, inhibiting its normal behavior. Now, using a technique recently developed in their lab, Stanford chemists have for the first time confined a protein (one involved in photosynthesis), observed its behavior for more than a second and learned things about it that could influence solar energy technology and biofuels. For the first time, researchers have been able to confine and study an...

2010-02-24 11:19:33

Efficient identification of drug candidates The search for new therapeutic agents is time-consuming and expensive. Pharmaceutical companies may have to screen thousands of compounds for the ability to bind a target molecule before they hit upon a promising drug candidate. A group of Biophysicists at LMU Munich led by Professor Dieter Braun, a member of the Cluster of Excellence "Nanosystems Initiative Munich" (NIM), and a partner in NanoTemper (an LMU spin-off), have now developed a unique...

2009-10-30 08:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, N.J., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In the October 22nd issue of Nature Magazine, the world's foremost weekly scientific journal and flagship journal for Nature Publishing Group (NPG), recently included the EasyRatioPro as part of its feature "A Brave New Image, Advancing Fluorescence Imaging (fluorescence/Imaging - product focus)". The EasyRatioPro(TM) system is the most comprehensive instrument of its kind. Manufactured by Photon Technology International (PTI) the EasyRatioPro(TM)...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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