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2014-01-28 12:22:18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team led by a George Washington University (GW) researcher will receive up to $14.6 million over five years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop an approach to rapidly identify the root of biological and chemical threats. The researchers are tasked with reducing to 30 days a process that can sometimes take years or even decades. If they are successful, the approach could bolster national security...

2013-07-12 23:23:33

VITEK® MS innovative system reduces the time to detect microbial contaminants from days to minutes, adding a never-before possible level of safety in the production of many consumer goods St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, is pleased to announce it has joined with Ultimate Labs, a leader in the safe production and quality control of food, drugs, and medical devices, to provide the industry with VITEK® MS -...

2013-06-10 23:02:08

Shimadzu Announces New MALDI-7090 Mass Spectrometer Columbia, MD (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Shimadzu introduces the new MALDI-7090 MALDI TOF-TOF mass spectrometer targeted for proteomics and tissue imaging research. The combination of Shimadzu´s extensive MALDI TOF-TOF expertise with novel patented technology provides the MALDI-7090 with ultimate capabilities for identification and structural characterization of biomolecules. Innovative technology incorporated into the MALDI-7090, such as...

2013-05-15 11:43:33

An international team of scientists, including a University of York researcher, has carried out ground-breaking experiments to investigate the atomic structure of astatine (Z=85), the rarest naturally occurring element on Earth. Astatine (At) is of significant interest as its decay properties make it an ideal short-range radiation source for targeted alpha therapy in cancer treatment. The results of the project, which was conceived by Professor Andrei Andreyev, an Anniversary Professor...

2013-01-28 14:48:13

Charged particle accelerators have become crucially important to modern day life, be it in health care for cancer treatment or for answering important fundamental scientific questions like the existence of the HIGGS boson, the so called 'God particle'. In a simple picture, charged particles like electrons and protons are accelerated between two end plates across which an electrical voltage is applied. High energies need high voltages (millions and billions of volts) and long acceleration...

World's Smallest Reaction Chamber Created
2012-12-07 15:18:08

IM Publications LLP Scientists from New Zealand, Austria and the UK have created the world's smallest reaction chamber, with a mixing volume that can be measured in femtoliters (million billionths of a liter). Using this minuscule reaction chamber, lead researcher Peter Derrick, professor of chemical physics and physical chemistry and head of the Institute of Fundamental Sciences at Massey University in New Zealand, plans to study the kind of speedy, nanoscale biochemical reactions that...

2012-09-19 16:28:01

Scientists employ a powerful laser to breathe new life into an old technology for studying atomic-level structures A multi-university team has employed a high-powered laser to dramatically improve one of the tools scientists use to study the world at the atomic level. The team was able to use their amped-up electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectrometer to study the electron spin of free radicals and nitrogen atoms trapped inside a diamond. The improvement will pull back the veil...

Fingerprint Technology May Have Medical Applications
2012-08-21 13:23:33

Video: CSI Technology DESI Animation Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While most television shows create fictional scientific advancements, one cool technology seen on CSI and CSI: Miami could have other practical real world applications. A scientist reported at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, in which redOrbit is attending, that instant fingerprint analysis has the potential to help during brain surgery and...

2012-03-06 05:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Prosolia and the Estate of the late Prof. John B. Fenn announced an exclusive license agreement providing Prosolia with new sample introduction and ionization technology using a porous "wick" for mass spectrometry and ion mobility systems. The 2002 Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Fenn, developed this new technology. Prof Fenn revolutionized mass spectrometry in the mid-1980s with electrospray ionization (ESI), which catalyzed explosive growth in the...

2011-08-31 14:45:37

Much like a meteor impacting a planet, highly charged ions hit really hard and can do a lot of damage, albeit on a much smaller scale. And much like geologists determine the size and speed of the meteor by looking at the hole it left, physicists can learn a lot about a highly charged ion's energy by looking at the divots it makes in thin films. Building upon their work for which they were recently awarded a patent, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and...