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2011-03-09 14:53:35

Proteins are the most important functional biomolecules in nature with numerous applications in life science research, biotechnology and medicine. So how can they be modified in the most effective way to attain certain desired properties? In the past, the modifications were usually carried out either chemically or via genetic engineering. The team of Professor Arne Skerra from the TUM Chair of Biological Chemistry has now developed a more elegant combined solution: By extending the otherwise...

2011-02-23 09:38:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanterix Corporation, a single molecule diagnostics company providing technology with unprecedented sensitivity for the life science and in vitro diagnostics markets, today announced the online publication of a study that builds upon the company's Single Molecule Array (SiMoA(TM)) technology by combining digital and analog detection in one straightforward measurement. The article appears in the journal Analytical Chemistry, and highlights...

2011-02-02 13:32:00

IPSWICH, Mass., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Biolabs has expanded its line of reagents for sample preparation upstream of next generation sequencing to include NEBNext® Small RNA Sample Prep Set 1 for sequencing on the Illumina® platforms, and NEBNext Small RNA Sample Prep Set 3 for sequencing on LIFE's SOLiD(TM) platform. These new products offer a new and unique protocol, which results in higher yields and lower adaptor-dimer formation, as...

2011-01-20 14:41:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OriGene Technologies, Inc. has recently achieved a significant milestone in its quest for developing an assay for every human protein through the release of 1,500 mouse monoclonal antibodies under the TrueMAB brand. Each TrueMAB antibody is specifically developed with full-length human proteins produced in HEK293T cells and validated for critical research and diagnostic needs requiring improved antibody sensitivity and specificity. Greater than...

2011-01-06 15:01:00

Predicting protein structures is valuable in understanding cellular procedures of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and obesity ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Health System took top honors in the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction, a biennial scientific competition to test protein structure and function prediction methods developed by laboratories all over the world. The U-M lab of Yang Zhang, Ph.D., was...

2011-01-05 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Biosciences, Inc., a provider of innovative protein analysis tools to life science researchers, today announced the launch of the latest addition to their premier line of next-generation imaging products, the FluorChem® M MultiFluor system. This new platform combines highly-sensitive quantitative detection of multicolor fluorescent Western blots with key ease-of-use features aimed at simplifying the laboratory imaging...

2010-11-01 15:19:23

Chandra Tucker shines a blue light on yeast and mammalian cells in her Duke University lab and the edges of them start to glow. The effect is the result of a light-activated switch from a plant that has been inserted into the cell. Researchers could use this novel "on-off switch" to control cell growth or death, grow new tissue or deliver doses of medication directly to diseased cells, said Tucker, an assistant research professor in the biology department at Duke. She and colleagues created...

2010-10-28 13:43:35

Membrane proteins are of immense biological and pharmaceutical importance. But so far there are only a handful of cases in which the exact structure could be successfully determined. Scientists at Columbia University, New York, and Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have now succeeded in working out the structure of an important ion channel via the analysis of related proteins. The current issue of the journal Nature reports on their findings. Proteins are molecular machines that...

2010-09-22 18:37:00

LIEGE, Belgium, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Diagenode announced today that it has released two additional 5-hmC antibodies to complement its original 5-hmC (rat) monoclonal antibody. The two new 5-hmC monoclonal antibody (mouse) and polyclonal antibody (rabbit) antibodies give researchers additional choices for enriching and analyzing 5-hmC in their methylation studies. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100922/NY69887 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100922/NY69887 )...

2010-09-21 21:46:41

Fluorescent microscopy makes use of molecules, such as green fluorescent protein (GFP), that emit colored light when illuminated with light of a specific wavelength. Molecules like GFP can be used to label proteins of interest and can reveal information about the relationships of molecules within cells. Fluorescence polarization, also known as anisotropy, is specific parameter of fluorescence that can provide additional information about the properties of individual molecules. Fluorescence...


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