Navigation Links
Engineer to launch bacteria into space aboard the final mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis
Date:6/27/2011

those on board. A different and safer strain of bacteria with similar properties will serve as a proxy. The new surface developed by Dordick utilizes an enzyme found in nature and kills 100 percent of MRSA within 20 minutes of contact.

The new technology marries carbon nanotubes with lysostaphin, a naturally occurring enzyme used by non-pathogenic strains of staph bacteria to defend against staph growth. The resulting nanotube-enzyme biomaterial can be mixed with any number of surface finishes. In tests, it was mixed with ordinary latex house paint. More information on the surface can be found at: http://news.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=2759.

Astronauts have been shown to have an increased susceptibility to infection while in microgravity, making a deeper understanding of how these bacteria behave in space of particular importance, according to Collins. In addition to its importance in planning future space missions, the research also has important applications here on Earth. The conditions in space are similar to those produced within the human body on several levels. Understanding how bacteria thrive in space may also provide insight into how they develop once they enter the human body.


'/>"/>

Contact: Gabrielle DeMarco
demarg@rpi.edu
518-276-6542
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Engineering blue-hued flowers
2. UA engineering college lands national support for equipment used in unique research
3. U.S. Biomedical Leaders Present a New National Device Innovation Strategy Based on "Value-driven Engineering"
4. Progress in tissue engineering to repair joint damage in osteoarthritis
5. Environmental engineering students and faculty study Passaic River pollution
6. Engineering new weapons in the fight against juvenile diabetes
7. Engineered liver may shed light on effects of chemicals in the environment
8. Columbia Engineering team makes major step in improving forecasts of weather extremes
9. Virginia Tech mechanical engineers win measurement science best paper award
10. Penn researchers help nanoscale engineers choose self-assembling proteins
11. Stevens biomedical engineering students fight hypothermia on the battlefield
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Engineer to launch bacteria into space aboard the final mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis
(Date:4/23/2014)... hungry diner ripping open a dinner roll, a fuel ... open a hydrogen molecule. Now researchers have captured a ... halves of its hydrogen feast. The view confirms previous ... catalyst work better for alternative energy uses. , This ... where the hydrogen halves end up in the structure ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... a unique rhythmic sound, recorded for decades in the ... minke whale ( Balaenoptera bonaerensis ). First described and ... it sounded like a duck, the bio-duck sound has ... but its source has remained a mystery, until now. ... deployed acoustic tags on two Antarctic minke whales in ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... in Buenos Aires yesterday, Argentina joins the European ... state. The move strengthens the ties between the ... grants Argentinian scientists access to EMBL,s world-class facilities ... "Ever since its inception, fostering excellent life science ... the core of EMBL,s mission," says EMBL Director ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Halving hydrogen 2Halving hydrogen 3Halving hydrogen 4Scientists identify source of mysterious sound in the Southern Ocean 2Scientists identify source of mysterious sound in the Southern Ocean 3
... of mold and other causes of Sick Building ... with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). , Sick ... which building occupants experience health problems while inside ... with SBS range from allergy attacks and asthma ...
... and taking in nutrients, plant roots secrete a ... roots, as well as insects and microbes. But ... has not been extensively investigated—until now. Using the ... cabbage, Jorge Vivanco and co-workers at Colorado State ...
... earliest cities in northern China starting as far back ... successful rice farming combined with other crops, says University ... associate rice with Chinese agriculture, most archeologists have, until ... most important food associated with northern China. However, recent ...
Cached Biology News:What's really making you sick? Plant pathologists offer the science behind Sick Building Syndrome 2Roots Engage in Underground Chemical Warfare 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 Cynvenio, a cancer ... through the genomic analysis of tumor cells in the ... a web-based cancer decision support application powered by CollabRx, ... Cynvenio’s ClearID™ genomic test, Therapy Finder will provide breast ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... This webinar will focus on EMA and ... in biosimilars. , Regulatory frameworks are evolving many countries ... the complex nature of biopharmaceuticals makes the demonstration of ... challenging. Based on the specific aspects of biosimilar drug ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Two champions ... continued their sponsorship of an annual competition for middle ... and access to, innovative STEM study. The competition presents ... TEAMS: Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Sciences ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 2013 was a banner ... State Technologies®. They saw continued independent research led by ... were awarded a $1 million grant from the Susanne ... and Behavior” a peer reviewed journal, Amy Grant highlighted ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 2Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 3Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 5Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3
... Nov. 12 AvidBiotics Corp. announced the issuance ... for generating massive diversity within precisely targeted sites ... is referred to as Diversity Generating Retroelements (DGR) ... States (#7,585,957) and in Europe (#1,173,995). UCLA ...
... Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - BioMS Medical Corp. (TSX: MS) ... and nine months ended September 30, 2009. , During ... BioMS Medical and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) ... commercial rights to dirucotide are returned to BioMS. , ...
... 12 Regado Biosciences, a privately held company leading ... announced that David Mazzo, PhD, CEO and President, will ... Healthcare Conference at the St. Regis Hotel in New ... 1:10pm (EST) on Tuesday, November 17 and will include ...
Cached Biology Technology:AvidBiotics Corp. Granted Key U.S. and European Patents on Unique Protein Modification Platform 2BioMS Medical Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 2BioMS Medical Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 3BioMS Medical Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 4BioMS Medical Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 5BioMS Medical Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 6BioMS Medical Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 7BioMS Medical Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results 8Regado Biosciences to Present at the Lazard Capital Markets 6th Annual Healthcare Conference on November 17, 2009 2
... ml Dynabeads Mouse pan B (B220), ... antibody. For the efficient positive isolation ... directly from spleen or lymph node ... on mouse B cells and lytically ...
POU domain, class 2, transcription factor 2,...
IKKbeta/IKK-2 Polyclonal Antibody 100 ug affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody. Reacts with human. Tested in Western blotting....
1, 2 or 8 PreMixes are included as part of the FailSafe™ PCR System....
Biology Products: