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2014-04-04 08:25:04

DUBLIN, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ch3zmz/next_generation) has announced the addition of the "Next Generation Sequencing Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ch3zmz/next_generation ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) NGS technologies drive the way toward personalized medicine NGS technologies have...

No Hear This! Inner-Ear Membrane Uses Nanopores To Separate Sounds
2014-03-19 04:37:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Computers have been largely unable to duplicate a person’s ability to tune into a single voice, even in the midst of background noise, but new research into the biological mechanisms of the human ear could soon change that. According to researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the ear’s selective hearing is due to the evolution of the tectorial membrane, a tiny membrane located inside the inner ear....

Researchers Improve Nanopore-based Technology For Detecting DNA Molecules
2013-11-18 08:34:01

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne If we wanted to count the number of people in a crowd, we could make on the fly estimates, very likely to be imprecise, or we could ask each person to pass through a turnstile. The latter resembles the model that EPFL researchers have used for creating a "DNA reader" that is able to detect the passage of individual DNA molecules through a tiny hole: a nanopore with integrated graphene transistor. The DNA molecules are diluted in a solution...

2013-09-11 08:28:37

Genia's Single Molecule, Semiconductor Platform Will Significantly Drive Down the Cost of DNA Sequencing MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genia Technologies, Inc. today announced that the company, as part of a research consortium with Columbia University and Harvard Medical School, received a Revolutionary Genome Sequencing Technologies - The $1,000 Genome grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)....

Advance In Nanotech Gene Sequencing Technique Made By Penn Research
2013-05-20 14:46:57

University of Pennsylvania The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. Now, a team led by University of Pennsylvania physicists has used solid-state nanopores to differentiate single-stranded DNA molecules containing sequences of a single repeating base. The study was led by Marija...

2013-03-08 12:25:20

DUBLIN, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cjzh33/life_science ] has announced the addition of the "Life Science Research Tools Market Size, Growth and Trends 2006-2016" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cjzh33/life_science ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report provides an overview of the life sciences research tools market from 2006 to...

Synthetic Membrane Channels Built Out Of DNA
2012-11-21 08:03:43

Technische Universitaet Muenchen Nanotech structures mimic nature's way of tunneling through cell walls As reported in the journal Science, physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and the University of Michigan have shown that synthetic membrane channels can be constructed through "DNA nanotechnology." This technique employs DNA molecules as programmable building materials for custom-designed, self-assembling, nanometer-scale structures. The researchers present evidence...

Genome Sequencing In Minutes - Too Fast To Handle
2012-10-19 04:13:54

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the introduction of the idea of nanopore sequencing first being proposed in the mid 1990´s, huge advances have been made in this burgeoning technology. The strength of the idea lies in its simplicity. Nanopore sequencing is derived through the collection of a single thread of DNA which is passed through a tiny molecule-sized hole, or nanopore, allowing for the various DNA bases to be analyzed and identified as they move...

Graphene Membranes Could Lead To Enhanced Natural Gas Production And Reduce CO2 Pollution
2012-10-09 11:37:17

Engineering faculty and students at the University of Colorado Boulder have produced the first experimental results showing that atomically thin graphene membranes with tiny pores can effectively and efficiently separate gas molecules through size-selective sieving. The findings are a significant step toward the realization of more energy-efficient membranes for natural gas production and for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plant exhaust pipes. Mechanical engineering...

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2012-10-03 14:47:27

Less Costly Ways of Sequencing DNA Could Open New Possibilities for Disease Prevention Engineers at The University of Texas at Dallas have used advanced techniques to make the material graphene small enough to read DNA. Shrinking the size of a graphene pore to less than one nanometer — small enough to thread a DNA strand  — opens the possibility of using graphene as a low-cost tool to sequence DNA. “Sequencing DNA at a very cheap cost would enable scientists...