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2011-04-12 18:20:00

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Hello Truth" has meaning for Robert McClendon, DDC's (DNA Diagnostics Center) first Innocence Network exoneree who was freed through forensic DNA testing in 2008. Even more so after the April 10, 2011, DDC Forensics unveiling of DDC's newly named DNA analyzer, "Hello Truth," in honor of McClendon and his poem by the same name. Just prior to the surprise unveiling, McClendon recounted his first-person story to the many guests attending...

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2011-04-12 07:41:58

2 interlocking rings of DNA are only visible through the scanning force microscope Creating artificial structures from DNA is the objective of DNA nanotechnology. This new discipline, which combines biology, physics, chemistry and material science makes use of the ability of the natural DNA-strains' capacity for self assembly. Smileys or small boxes, measuring only 10s of nanometers (10 one-billionths of a meter) were created from DNA in a drop of water. Prof Alexander Heckel and his doctoral...

2011-03-28 17:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneWize Life Sciences, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GeneLink, Inc. (OTCQB: GNLK), has announced the world's first full-line of skin care products customized to an individual's DNA and the first gene-modulating weight management supplement to complement their revolutionary DNA customized nutritional supplement. Starting on March 12, GeneWize distributors were able to provide their customers a DNA personalized skin care system with six...

2011-03-16 00:00:31

DNA Genotek files a 510(k) pre market submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Agency on a new family of products for the molecular diagnostics industry. Ottawa, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011 DNA Genotek Inc. a leading provider of products for biological sample collection, stabilization and preparation, announced today that it has completed filing a 510(k) pre market submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Oragene®"¢Dx family of products. Oragene products are...

2011-03-03 12:38:13

A novel study from Karolinska Institutet has deepened the understanding of how chromosome replication, one of life's most fundamental processes, works. In a long term perspective these results could eventually lead to novel cancer therapies. The study is presented in the prestigious scientific journal Nature. By studying DNA replication in yeast cells, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that a protein complex (Smc5/6) helps to release torsional stress created in the DNA...

2011-02-24 18:58:14

Scientists have published results that will forever change the way researchers view the interplay between gene expression, DNA replication and the prevention of DNA damage. DNA damage, if not kept in check, can lead to many problems including cancers. Researchers, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Wellcome Trust and working at The University of Nottingham, have shown that the process of replication is even riskier than originally thought....

2011-02-23 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Biomatrica, Inc., a leader in room temperature biostability technology, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is the independent, strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Biomatrica has developed SampleMatrix® technology which has pioneered recent innovations in ambient storage of biological samples...

2011-02-15 10:00:00

Certification program to accelerate world-wide DNA testing FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Human Identification at the UNT Health Science Center recently received a three-year $3.5 million grant from Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), a leader in forensic DNA testing systems, to train researchers from around the world in forensic DNA analysis techniques. This first of its kind accelerated academic certification program will train...

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2011-01-28 09:45:07

DNA, that marvelous, twisty molecule of life, has an alter ego, research at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine reveals. On rare occasions, its building blocks "rock and roll," deforming the familiar double helix into a different shape. "We show that the simple DNA double helix exists in an alternative form"”for one percent of the time"”and that this alternative form is functional," said Hashim M. Al-Hashimi, who is the Robert L. Kuczkowski...

2011-01-25 15:31:48

Duke University bioengineers have developed a new method for rapidly producing an almost unlimited variety of man-made DNA sequences. These novel sequences of recombinant DNA are used to produce repetitive proteins to create new types of drugs and bioengineered tissues. Current methods for producing these DNA sequences are slow or not robust, the researchers said, which has hindered the development of these increasingly important new classes of protein-based polymers. Researchers have already...


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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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