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Researchers Increase Speed Of Single-molecule Measurements
2012-03-19 04:22:15

As nanotechnology becomes ever more ubiquitous, researchers are using it to make medical diagnostics smaller, faster, and cheaper, in order to better diagnose diseases, learn more about inherited traits, and more.

2012-03-15 22:45:28

A novel type of sensor, based on nanometer-scale pores in a semiconductor membrane, is a step closer to practical use in applications such as analyzing the protein contents of a single cell.

2012-01-10 23:21:53

In the world of biomolecules such as proteins and the hereditary nucleic acids DNA and RNA, three-dimensional structure determines function.

2011-09-15 20:22:55

When lung cancer strikes, it often spreads silently into more advanced stages before being detected.

2011-06-20 19:50:39

Researchers at Delft University of Technology and the University of Basel have established a biomimetic nanopore that provides a unique test and measurement platform for the way that proteins move into a cell's nucleus.

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2011-05-24 06:21:46

Sequencing DNA base pairs – the individual molecules that make up DNA – is key for medical researchers working toward personalized medicine.

2011-04-06 23:18:10

Proteins are critically important to life and the human body.

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2011-03-01 09:42:42

By mimicking the structure of the silk moth's antenna, University of Michigan researchers led the development of a better nanopore—a tiny tunnel-shaped tool that could advance understanding of a class of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Alzheimer's.

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2010-12-20 11:32:19

Scientists from Imperial College London are developing technology that could ultimately sequence a person’s genome in mere minutes, at a fraction of the cost of current commercial techniques.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.