Navigation Links
Artificial cells and salad dressing
Date:2/18/2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (http://www.ucr.edu) A University of California, Riverside assistant professor of engineering is among a group of researchers that have made important discoveries regarding the behavior of a synthetic molecular oscillator, which could serve as a timekeeping device to control artificial cells.

Elisa Franco, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UC Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, and the other researchers developed methods to screen thousands of copies of this oscillator using small droplets. They found, surprisingly, that the oscillators inside these small droplets behave in a very diverse way in terms of period, amplitude and phase.

"This diversity will play an important role in engineering complex behaviors in artificial cells, and we will take advantage of it," Franco said.

The paper, "Diversity in the dynamical behavior of a compartmentalized programmable biochemical oscillator," was published online this week in the journal Nature Chemistry. Co-authors were: Maximilian Weitz, Korbinian Kapsner and Friedrich C. Simmel, all of the Technische Universitt Mnchen in Germany and Jongmin Kim and Erik Winfree, both of the California Institute of Technology.

Electronic oscillators are circuits that produce a periodic electronic signal, and they are used to regulate a variety of devices from radio and television transmitters to cellphones and computers. Biological systems are also regulated by complex molecular oscillators, from the level of individual cells up to entire organisms.

For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out ways to make artificial, programmable oscillators with molecules. Artificial oscillators may help adjust timekeeping in cells and regulating artificial cells. They could also be used as components in molecular computers that could create a middle ground between computers and nature.

Fr
'/>"/>

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Artificial leaf jumps developmental hurdle
2. From artificial to natural, the food industry makes a major shift
3. Scientists turn primitive artificial cell into complex biological materials
4. KIT researchers develop artificial bone marrow
5. Microprinting leads to low-cost artificial cells
6. Duke engineers make strides toward artificial cartilage
7. New method for stabilizing hemoglobin could lead to stable vaccines, artificial blood
8. Scientists have been able to grow artificial skin using stem cells from the umbilical cord
9. Robotic advances promise artificial legs that emulate healthy limbs
10. The brain cannot be fooled by artificial sweeteners
11. New artificial nose device can speed diagnosis of sepsis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Artificial cells and salad dressing
(Date:8/22/2014)... antioxidants and can reduce free radical damage. ... oxidative stress? Jianbo Zhao and co-workers from ... University, China discovered that green tea polyphenol ... apoptosis, indicating green tea polyphenols play a ... oxidative stress. The relevant study has been ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... birds and the bees. But that old expression ... The fertilization process for flowering plants is particularly ... and female reproductive cells. New research from an ... and including Carnegie,s Wolf Frommer, David Ehrhardt, and ... process that guides flowering plant fertilization. It is ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... A new study of American singles found that ... the highest orgasm rates. On average, men experience ... sexual orientation making little difference. For women, however, ... experience orgasm 62.9 percent of the time during ... pattern varies with women,s sexual orientation, with lesbian ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Calcium and reproduction go together 2Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 2Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 3Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 4
... India (January 9, 2011) - While age-related vision loss ... 17 million patients today to 55 million by the year ... vision even restored using molecular medicine. ... speaking at the 10th annual meeting and International Conference on ...
... to conserving the UK,s largest and most spectacular terrestrial beetle ... London and the University of York have developed a series ... ginger lures to trap adult beetles and tiny microphones to ... Conservation efforts have been hampered until now because ecologists lacked ...
... RIVERSIDE, Calif. The first commercial crop of a ... of California, Riverside will be harvested beginning later this ... of an induced mutation of W. Murcott mandarin. Originally ... color, easy-peel rind and tangy-sweet flavor traits shared ...
Cached Biology News:Molecular medicine could avert predicted catastrophic vision loss in the aged 2Molecular medicine could avert predicted catastrophic vision loss in the aged 3Ginger is key ingredient in recipe for conserving stag beetles 2Tango mandarins to appear this month in produce aisles 2Tango mandarins to appear this month in produce aisles 3
(Date:8/22/2014)... , Aug. 22, 2014 Research ... "Global and China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Industry ... The Global and China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) ... the current state of the global gel permeation chromatography ... The report provides a basic overview of the industry ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... “Our nation's healthcare system is ... disgrace. Furthermore, every governmental and professional entity that ... state of unorganized dysfunction shares in that enormous ... serve as a device to use in an ... that have accumulated through the years leading to ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 2014 Deep Research ... a professional and in-depth research report on ... basic Seaweed Fertilizer information, including Seaweed Fertilizer ... as well as industry overview. This research ... market as well as global industry analysis ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... and Mexico ... several newly approved agents, the anticipated label extension ... the launch of emerging biologics will substantially increase ... the emerging IL-5 inhibitors will introduce a new dynamic ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global and China Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Industry Report 2014 25 Great Mistakes in Healthcare and How to Fix Them by Dr. Ira Williams 2Internationals Seaweed Fertilizer Industry 2014 Development Trend Analysis in New Research Study at DeepResearchReports.com 2Internationals Seaweed Fertilizer Industry 2014 Development Trend Analysis in New Research Study at DeepResearchReports.com 3Asthma Agents Currently Face a Suboptimal Coverage Environment in Brazil and Mexico, and as the Treatment Armamentarium Expands, Competitiveness Will Further Intensify 2Asthma Agents Currently Face a Suboptimal Coverage Environment in Brazil and Mexico, and as the Treatment Armamentarium Expands, Competitiveness Will Further Intensify 3
... -- Further analysis of phase 2 breast cancer data show ... of new metastases, -- Results from 169 patients ... apparent lack of immunogenicity ... Inc.,(Nasdaq: MITI ), a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the ...
... of CD44 found in breast colon, and ... ... (TSX:,ARI), a biotechnology company discovering and developing the next wave of,antibody ... Stem Cell program has successfully completed its first,toxicology study and has ...
... at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 2007 Scientific ... ... Israel and WASHINGTON DC, October 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/,-- TopSpin Medical (TASE: ... study of the TopSpin Intravascular,Magnetic Resonance Imaging System During Coronary ...
Cached Biology Technology:Micromet Data Presented at the International AACR-NCI-EORTC Conference Support the Development of Adecatumumab (MT201) in Earlier Stage Cancer Disease Settings 2Micromet Data Presented at the International AACR-NCI-EORTC Conference Support the Development of Adecatumumab (MT201) in Earlier Stage Cancer Disease Settings 3Micromet Data Presented at the International AACR-NCI-EORTC Conference Support the Development of Adecatumumab (MT201) in Earlier Stage Cancer Disease Settings 4Micromet Data Presented at the International AACR-NCI-EORTC Conference Support the Development of Adecatumumab (MT201) in Earlier Stage Cancer Disease Settings 5ARIUS announces cancer stem cell antibody program successfully completes first toxicology study 2ARIUS announces cancer stem cell antibody program successfully completes first toxicology study 3Clinical Study Findings Show Safety and Procedure Success for TopSpin IntraVascular MRI Catheter for the Coronary Arteries 2Clinical Study Findings Show Safety and Procedure Success for TopSpin IntraVascular MRI Catheter for the Coronary Arteries 3
DAPI: 4', 6-Diamino-2-phenylindole dihydrochloride. Antifade Solution: p-Phenylenediamine and glycerol in PBS solution. 0.4g/mL DAPI suspended in Antifade....
Takara's Mutan-Super Express Km Kit is designed to achieve site-directed mutagenesis in just one day. It is based on Oligonucleotide-directed Dual Amber (ODA) method, using the advantages of LA (Long...
... Insect Cell Medium are recommended for protein ... combination has been selected based on rapid, ... levels observed specifically with baculoviruses derived from ... Ready-Plaque Sf9 Cells and BacVector Insect Cell ...
...
Biology Products: