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ST Kinetics and NTU set up Southeast Asia's first cold spray research center

... 5 September 2008 - Singapore Technologies kinetics Ltd's (ST Kinetics) joint venture company, ... of NTU. Through the combined strengths of ST kinetics and NTU, this research collaboration aims to use ... The CSRC was conceptualised between ST kinetics and NTU in late 2006 and started operation in ...

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2008 Student Travel Awards

... Coupled Interactions of Troponin C Ca2+-Binding kinetics and Strong Crossbridge Formation in Cardiac ... Laura J. Porter-Peden, Calvin College, kinetics and Thermodynamics of Enzyme-Inhibitor ... Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, kinetics of Misfolding and Aggregation of Amyloid ....

Biophysical Society announces 2008 International Travel Awards

... San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Regulation of Gating and kinetics Of Clc-2 By Extracellular Protons. Hector ... Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, kinetics of Misfolding and Aggregation of Amyloid ... Affect the Size, Rotational Dynamics and Growth kinetics of Soluble Lysozyme Aggregates" David V. ...

Sports technology for para-athletes: Closing the gap

... with that of a double transtibial amputee by examining the overall kinetics and the kinetics at the joints while sprinting at maximum speed. The carbon blade used ...

Going live with click chemistry

... variant of the click chemistry reaction that possesses comparable kinetics to the copper-catalyzed reaction and proceeds within minutes on live cells ... reaction previously developed in Bertozzis lab] with the fast reaction kinetics of click chemistry. Bertozzi says their copper-free click chemistry ...

Pliable proteins keep photosynthesis on the light path

... changing their structure to a configuration similar to that used in plant photosystem I reaction centers, surprisingly, the data from the reaction kinetics and the energy conversion efficiency were almost identical to the magnesium containing reaction center. "Amazingly, the reaction center still ...

Dartmouth researchers find new protein function

... intracellular transport, signaling, and cell division. They used X-ray crystallography to determine its structure, and then they used enzyme kinetics to find out how it performed. While this protein is found in fruit flies, the results are helpful in determining how related proteins work in humans. ...

Luminescence shines new light on proteins

... probes for a while and were delighted when they finally cracked it. Prof Parker said: "We were genuinely surprised. The binding energy and kinetics have to be just right - we've been lucky. Potentially this technology could be used to track protein association in living cells in real time." ...

Researchers apply systems biology and glycomics to study human inflammatory diseases

... techniques that measure enzyme reaction rates involved in glycosylation, and then draw critical correlations with gene expression, enzyme kinetics and the structures of glycans. "These techniques enable us to move from genes to proteins and finally to the structures of glycans on cells and ...

Researchers discover that growing up too fast may mean dying young in honey bees

... and progressively limited anti-oxidant capacity. Hence, the onset, pace and duration of energetically-intense behaviors should affect lifetime kinetics of ROS-induced damage, anti-oxidant responses, physiological capacity and longevity. A new study examines how these traits in honey bees are ...

Microbes, by latitudes and altitudes, shed new light on life's diversity

... has little influence on diversity. Warmth dictated such diversity, the seven co-authors concluded, but they left open the possibility that the kinetics of metabolism related to temperature is still linked with photosynthesis. "What we found," Green said, "was that the diversity gradient more ...

Closing the hydrogen economic loop

... our global society in the near-term. He points out that by storing hydrogen reversibly in disordered solids, this solves the problems of storage, kinetics (speed of uptake and release) and cycle life. To this end, Ovshinsky and his colleagues have created a family of hydride compounds capable of ...

Researcher helping to pioneer medical therapy for Fragile X Syndrome presents latest findings

... FXTAS, Wednesday, July 23, 1:30 p.m. Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) Vocabulary Comprehension in FXS, Wednesday, July 23, 4 p.m. ERK Activation kinetics as a Biomarker for Metabolic Status in FXS, Saturday, July 26, 9:45 a.m. Medications Open Label Treatment Trial of Lithium to Target the ...

What makes life go at the tropics?

... larger pie can be divided into more pieces hypothesis. The two hypotheses may both be valid, Fuhrman said, but his groups results show that the kinetics of metabolism, setting the pace for life, has strong influence on diversity. Biologists have known for centuries that animal and plant ...

Biomarkers allow doctors to match therapy to patient

... of VEGF. They assessed tumor response with computed tomography scans according to the RECIST criteria. This is the first study to assess the kinetics of ccEPCs together with other circulating cells in the peripheral blood of patients with renal cell cancer during the first cycle of sunitinib ...

Scientists study the link between children's nutrition and adult diseases

... a growing global epidemic, begins, partly, during child development explains professor Campoy Folgoso-. It is known that breastfed childrens growth kinetics differ from those fed with commercial foods. These children easily gain weight and height. Considering these consequences, linked with eating habits, ...

Unique porous copper structure enables new generation of military micro-detonators

... characteristics to performance, Nadler noted. We can produce a technically advanced material that can be tailored to the thermodynamics and kinetics that are needed using modeling techniques. Beyond the fabrication techniques, Nadler developed characterization and modeling techniques to help ...

Scientists discover record-breaking hydrogen storage materials for use in fuel cells

... problems with a wide variety of applications. They absorb a much higher percentage of hydrogen than predecessor materials while exhibiting faster kinetics at room temperature and much lower pressures, and are inexpensive and simple to produce. These materials are the next generation in hydrogen fuel ...

Nanosecond-scale release of stinging jellyfish nematocysts

... stylets can penetrate even thick crustacean shells. However, neither the kinetics nor the forces involved were known, simply because discharge is so fast ... at a framing rate of 1,430,000 frames per second. They show discharge kinetics of nematocysts in Hydra to be as short as 700 nanoseconds, creating an ...

New law for resolution allows unprecedented sharpness in fluorescence microscopy

... and substantial improvements in the quantification of the reaction kinetics of organic molecules (Phys. Rev. Lett., April 15 and Phys. Rev. Lett. May ... for methods that use fluorescence fluctuations to study the reaction kinetics of molecules in solutions. The smaller the focal volumes, the more ...

PET/MRI scans may help unravel mechanisms of prenatal drug damage

... and lead author of the paper, "Maternal and Fetal 11C-Cocaine Uptake and kinetics Measured In Vivo by Combined PET and MRI in Pregnant Nonhuman Primates." ... (SUNY) Downstate, Brooklyn. "Maternal and Fetal 11C-Cocaine Uptake and kinetics Measured In Vivo by Combined PET and MRI in Pregnant Nonhuman Primates" ...

The very unexpected life and death of a leukemic cell

... at the Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ analyzed the kinetics of CLL cells in vivo by employing a non-radioactive labeling technique ... progression. ### In vivo measurements document the dynamic cellular kinetics of chronic lymphocytic leukemia B cells View the PDF of this ...

Researchers develop way to calculate speed of bacterial sex

... injects genetic material into the recipient, causing the recipient to become a donor. The controlling rates of conjugative gene transfer and the kinetics of conjugative gene transfer are unknown. The study of conjugative gene transfer centers on biofilms, a coat formed by colonizing bacterial ...

Particle size matters to bacteria ability to immobilize heavy metals

... investigations looking into the influence of particle size in bioreduction rates of various metal oxides ," Bose said. The talk, "Bioreduction kinetics of hematite nanoparticles by Shewanella oneidensisMR-1: Effect of size and mineralogy (GEOC 119)," will be presented at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, ...

Protein folding: Building a strong foundation

... this type of knowledge-based, statistical approach to predict the stability cores of proteins," Ma said. "Our results suggest that thermodynamics and kinetics are closely correlated in proteins and appear to have co-evolved for optimizing both the folding rate and the stability of proteins." ...

A simple feedback resistor switch keeps latent HIV from awakening

... to (acetylation) or removed from (deacetylation) proteins to modify their properties--and that deacetylation inactivates Tat. Based on the known kinetics of both acetylation and deacetylation, the authors postulated that a resistor might exist in the Tat circuit. A simple mathematical model showed that ...

Surprise finding for stretched DNA

... Bustamante is a leading authority on the use of single-molecule visualization and manipulation techniques to study the dynamics, structure and kinetics of molecular motors and nucleo-protein assemblies. He holds joint appointments with Berkeley Lab's Physical Biosciences Division and UC Berkeley's ...

Plants reveal a secret and bring researchers nearer a cleaner future

... and Holger Dau, from the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, used the X-ray source of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) to investigate the kinetics of the photosynthesis process. They have confirmed the existence of a fifth step in the catalysis process of water into oxygen, and have published ...

MSI releases 'moleculizer' - a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks

... because it addresses a problem arising directly from the biology." Dr. Daniel Gillespie, a pioneer in stochastic methods for modeling chemical kinetics stated, "Dr. Lok has succeeded in adapting and creatively extending earlier developed techniques for stochastically simulating chemical reactions so ...
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