Navigation Links
Electronic structure of DNA revealed for 1st time by Hebrew University and collaborating researchers
Date:2/28/2008

Jerusalem, February 28, 2008 Utilizing a technique that combines low temperature measurements and theoretical calculations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists and others have revealed for the first time the electronic structure of single DNA molecules.

The knowledge of the electronic properties of DNA is an important issue in many scientific areas from biochemistry to nanotechnology -- for example in the study of DNA damage by ultraviolet radiation that may cause the generation of free radicals and genetic mutations. In those cases, DNA repair occurs spontaneously via an electronic charge transfer along the DNA helix that restores the damaged molecular bonds.

In nano-bioelectronics, which is the advanced research field devoted to the study of biological molecules (to produce electrical nanocircuits, for example), it has been suggested that DNA, or its derivatives, may become used as possible conducting molecular wires in the realization of molecular computing networks which are smaller and more efficient than those produced today with silicon technology.

The knowledge that has been acquired in this project, say the researchers, may also be relevant for current attempts to develop new sophisticated, reliable, faster and cheaper ways to decode the sequence of human DNA.

The research, published in the prestigious journal Nature Materials, is a result of an international collaboration. The research was conducted by Errez Shapir and coordinated by Dr. Danny Porath at the Department of Physical Chemistry and Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Hebrew University and by Dr. Rosa Di Felice at the S3 Center of INFM-CNR in Modena, Italy. Also collaborating in the project were Prof. Alexander Kotlyar at Tel Aviv University, who synthesized the molecules, the CINECA supercomputing center in Italy, and Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti at the University of Regensburg, Germany.

In their work, the researche
'/>"/>

Contact: Jerry Barach
jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Salmon garnish points the way to green electronics
2. IGERT fellows to design biodevices using flexible electronics
3. Model for the assembly of advanced, single-molecule-based electronic components developed at Pitt
4. MITs electronic nose could detect hazards
5. Great potential to improve collection, recycling of Europes electronic waste, says UN report
6. EMD Serono launches easypod, new electronic growth hormone injection device
7. Electronic switch opens doors in rheumatoid joints
8. Missouri Police Department Introduces Electronic Traffic Citations
9. Fine print: New technique allows fast printing of microscopic electronics
10. Structure of 450 million year old protein reveals evolutions steps
11. Scientists retrace evolution with first atomic structure of an ancient protein
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Electronic structure of DNA revealed for 1st time by Hebrew University and collaborating researchers
(Date:6/25/2015)... , June 25, 2015  TAKE Solutions Ltd., ... patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ... This process leverages TAKE Solutions, Clinical Accelerators to reduce ... 50% (when compared to standardization without the accelerators), thus ... At the heart of the ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... MARTIGNY, Switzerland , June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... strategic partnership with emerging biometric password solution one ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150623/225014LOGO one face in, ... offers a ground-breaking and affordable multifactor-authentication biometric answer ... speaker recognition technology, provided in partnership with KeyLemon, ...
(Date:6/18/2015)... NEW YORK , June 18, 2015 ... in US$ Million by the following Product Segments, which ... Immunoassay Systems, Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Systems, Radio Immunoassay Systems, and ... for the US, Canada , ... Asia-Pacific , Latin America ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):TAKE Solutions Awarded Patent By USPTO 2KeyLemon Announces Partnership With Biometric Password Solution onefacein 2Global Immunoassay Systems Market 2Global Immunoassay Systems Market 3Global Immunoassay Systems Market 4Global Immunoassay Systems Market 5Global Immunoassay Systems Market 6Global Immunoassay Systems Market 7Global Immunoassay Systems Market 8Global Immunoassay Systems Market 9Global Immunoassay Systems Market 10Global Immunoassay Systems Market 11Global Immunoassay Systems Market 12Global Immunoassay Systems Market 13Global Immunoassay Systems Market 14Global Immunoassay Systems Market 15Global Immunoassay Systems Market 16Global Immunoassay Systems Market 17Global Immunoassay Systems Market 18Global Immunoassay Systems Market 19Global Immunoassay Systems Market 20Global Immunoassay Systems Market 21Global Immunoassay Systems Market 22Global Immunoassay Systems Market 23Global Immunoassay Systems Market 24Global Immunoassay Systems Market 25Global Immunoassay Systems Market 26Global Immunoassay Systems Market 27Global Immunoassay Systems Market 28Global Immunoassay Systems Market 29
... crops such as switchgrass and Miscanthus has focused ... into fuels. But many steps lead from the farm to ... of this new industry. A new computer model developed at ... The model can run millions of simulations, optimizing operations to ...
... Ind. - Researchers have created new "microtweezers" capable of ... make advanced sensors, and grab and position live stem ... used to assemble structures in microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, ... currently are being used in commercial products. A wider ...
... , This release is available in German ... now be produced inexpensively and in large quantities. This means ... 225 million malaria patients in developing countries at an affordable ... Interfaces in Potsdam and the Freie Universitt Berlin have developed ...
Cached Biology News:From field to biorefinery: Computer model optimizes biofuel operations 2From field to biorefinery: Computer model optimizes biofuel operations 3New microtweezers may build tiny 'MEMS' structures 2New microtweezers may build tiny 'MEMS' structures 3Anti-malaria drug synthesized with the help of oxygen and light 2Anti-malaria drug synthesized with the help of oxygen and light 3
(Date:7/1/2015)... India , July 1, 2015  Strand Life ... generation sequencing technology to empower cancer care, today announced ... chief executive officer. In his expanded role as now ... strategy, business expansion and worldwide operations effective immediately.  Dr. ... chairman and CEO since its founding in 2000, will ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... DE (PRWEB) , ... July 01, 2015 , ... A ... develop new ideas to lower the barriers to innovation in life sciences R&D. The ... up to two cash prizes of US$15,000 and a period of expert mentorship from ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... NEW YORK , July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... G ), a global leader in designing, ... the Aecus Innovation Award in recognition of their ... operational efficiencies in UCB,s global business services (GBS) ... acknowledge service providers and clients that work together ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... to provide advanced scientific research into new classes of Nanoscale Graphene-based materials poised ... Touted as 'the wonder material of the 21st Century' by the researchers who ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Strand Life Sciences Names Scott A. Storrer CEO as Company Continues Global Expansion with Focus on Precision Medicine Product 2Strand Life Sciences Names Scott A. Storrer CEO as Company Continues Global Expansion with Focus on Precision Medicine Product 3Pistoia Alliance Launches Startup Challenge 2Pistoia Alliance Launches Startup Challenge 3UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 2UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 3UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 4UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 5How Graphene–based Nanomaterials and Films Revolutionize Science Explained in July 9 Webinar Hosted by Park Systems 2How Graphene–based Nanomaterials and Films Revolutionize Science Explained in July 9 Webinar Hosted by Park Systems 3How Graphene–based Nanomaterials and Films Revolutionize Science Explained in July 9 Webinar Hosted by Park Systems 4
... awarded Thursday, Jan. 6th a five-year hosting and application ... company, for its PeopleSoft Human Resources and Financials application ... process was managed jointly by the City and representatives ... consultant. The city selected Crestone as its hosting ...
... System and GE Medical Systems recently signed a five-year ... medical field. The Wheaton Franciscan System, a Catholic heath ... GE Medical System s Performance Solutions; a portfolio ... care customers in addition to the purchase of imaging ...
... , a design services and embedded products company announced ... Cavium Networks NITROX Security Macro Processor. , ... up to 2Gbps of IPsec VPN or SSL bulk ... second). Network professionals building advanced servers, routers and switches ...
Cached Biology Technology:
... H 10 O 2 S 2 ... Form: White crystalline powder Assay: greater ... By IR Melting Point: greater than ... less than or equal to 1% ...
... of an anodized aluminum body in a ... embedded in polymerized matrix. It is designed ... Synergy Multi-Detection Readers. This multi-functional test plate ... the need for tedious wet testing. Works ...
... provides excellent performance with isocratic IC ... and column heater all standard, this ... and stability. The vacuum degas option ... work. Operate in manual or automated ...
Anti-WT-1 Liquid. In 10 μM PBS, 0.2 % BSA, pH 7.6. Recognizes the ~47-55 kDa Wilm's tumor protein in Wilm's tumor tissue. ...
Biology Products: