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2011-04-18 10:00:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Behr Process Corporation announced today it has become an allied vendor of the Econo Lodges of America Franchisee Association, Inc. (ELFA), an organization representing the interests of more than 1,300 owners from the Econo Lodge Hotels and Rodeway Inns. By teaming with Behr, ELFA members will be able to take advantage of Behr's unique relationship with The Home Depot, the main point of purchase for Behr® and...

2011-04-16 00:41:30

A Berkeley Lab-led team deciphers the structure of FEN1, a key player in DNA replication and repair DNA replication is critical to the life of all organisms, insuring that each new cell, as well as each new offspring, gets an accurate copy of the genome. Among the legions of proteins that do the work so essential to a cell's survival, the DNA-slicing "flap endonuclease" FEN1 plays a key role. The structure of human FEN1 has now been solved by an international team of scientists led by the...

2011-04-12 14:12:11

Frequently the only biological material available to identify persons or find next of kin is DNA in a very degraded state. In these cases, the kits usually employed to carry out DNA identifications do not produce very positive results, given that all the DNA is not available, and that which is available is highly fragmented. Biochemist Adrian Odriozola has developed a tool for identifying persons from these small fragments of DNA. His thesis, presented at the University of the Basque Country...

2011-03-28 06:50:00

SAN DIEGO, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. (TriLink) announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with TATAA Biocenter (TATAA) to sell its CleanAmp(TM) Products. The Scandinavian based TATAA develops and performs a broad spectrum of hands-on qPCR courses worldwide, in addition to providing tailor-made products for real-time PCR applications. As an innovative approach to Hot Start PCR, TriLink's CleanAmp(TM) Product Line is an ideal complement...

2011-03-15 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. (TriLink) was recently awarded a Phase I SBIR Grant of approximately $100,000 by the National Institutes of Health to develop a Hot Start approach for Ligase Chain Reaction (LCR). Hot Start LCR will employ chemically modified ligation components containing thermolabile protecting groups to eliminate common performance problems seen in LCR, such as false-positive signals and non-specificity. TriLink hopes to find similar...

2011-02-23 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Swift Biosciences Inc., a developer of innovative genetic analysis tools for the diagnostic industry, today presented two applications of their myT(TM) Primer qPCR. Results were presented for quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays that can detect mutations in two cancer genes: KRAS and BRAF. These assays were evaluated for analytical sensitivity and specificity in model and clinical research samples. In both cases myT Primer...

2011-01-30 00:29:17

ATCC (American Type Culture Collection), the world's largest and most diverse bioresource center, introduces the Universal Mycoplasma Detection Kit. The new kit brings together universal primers, optimized reagents and touchdown PCR to offer a highly sensitive and specific assay at an economical price. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) January 29, 2011 Low cost test for Mycoplasma contamination combines specificity with ease-of-use. ATCC (American Type Culture Collection), the world's largest and most...

2010-11-24 17:24:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterchem Industries, maker of KILZ® brand products, announces the launch of KILZ Masonry and Stucco primer, a high-performance product that allows priming and painting of masonry surfaces just days after application. KILZ Masonry and Stucco primer is an alkali resistant primer that can be used on recently poured masonry and stucco surfaces. This new primer from the KILZ brand enables painting professionals to prime and paint...

2010-11-12 15:38:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Masterchem Industries, maker of KILZ® brand products announced the launch of KILZ Masonry and Stucco primer at select Lowe's stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas. KILZ Masonry and Stucco primer is an alkali resistant primer that can be used on recently poured masonry and stucco surfaces. This new primer from the KILZ brand enables painting professionals to prime and paint masonry surfaces just...

2010-11-10 00:00:42

DNA2.0's Gene Designer Provides the Cornerstone for Program to Help Educators Train the Scientists of Tomorrow Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 DNA2.0, the leading gene synthesis and protein engineering company, today introduced a suite of life science resources to help educators train the scientists of tomorrow. The cornerstone of this program is the company's free gene sequence design application, Gene Designer. Gene Designer is an ideal teaching tool that is powerful enough to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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