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Superbugs, shapes and nanotechnology

... superbug called Clostridium has a protective coat of armour that can self assemble when put into a ... Clostridium difficile produces a lattice coat made of proteins to surround its cell wall and ... it like a suit of armour. The complete protein coat is then attached to the underlying cell wall with ...

Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Raises 2008 Diluted EPS Forecast by $.05 to $2.57-$2.67. Reports Q1 2008 Diluted EPS Up 14.3%; Sales Gain of 14.9%.

... specialists in 2007 and again in Q1 2008 to build on successful "white coat selling" efforts also helped drive sales increases. Pricing and demand for ... data to improve customers' search experiences and expanded "white coat selling" in which additional sales staff and new seminars improve ...

Growth spurts

... applications it is critical that monodispersed nanocrystals be produced during synthesis. Consequently, strategies such as the use of surfactants to coat nanocrystal surfaces have been adopted to avoid coalescence events. "Our observations provide invaluable direct information on how nanocrystals ...

Fitting pieces for biosensors

... of the BIONA (Bionic Innovations for Sustainable Products and Technologies) research programme. It will use the natural nanostructures of bacterial coat proteins to fix aptamers onto sensor surfaces in a controlled manner. The UFZ is to develop aptamers that are capable of detecting certain organic ...

MIT virus battery could power cars, electronic devices

... Gerbrand Ceder of materials science and Associate Professor Michael Strano of chemical engineering, genetically engineered viruses that first coat themselves with iron phosphate, then grab hold of carbon nanotubes to create a network of highly conductive material. Because the viruses ...

Nanostructure boosts efficiency in energy transport

... sturdy structure with expanded surface area critical to absorbing photons. Still in need of its catalytic capabilities, titanium dioxide was used to coat the structure, Wang said. The resulting net-like nanostructure effectively separated charges, collecting the electrons in the titanium disilicide ...

Photo-catalytic, self cleaning coating for building exteriors

... Imagine the exterior of your house always looking good, without cleaning or giving it a new coat of paint. This is now possible with paint that can maintain itself and get rid of accumulated dirt on its own. A process for producing ...

DNA Study Unlocks Mystery to Diverse Traits in Dogs

... Chihuahua possibly be related to a Great Dane? (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080623/AQM507 ) Dogs vary in size, shape, color, coat length and behavior more than any other animal, and until now, this variance has largely been unexplained. Now, scientists have developed a method to ...

Glowing zebrafish help researchers track role of sugars in the cell

... internal light comes from the sugar coating on their cells. This novel method of fluorescently tagging the sugar chains, or carbohydrates, that coat cells is a new tool for those studying development in the zebrafish, a laboratory organism popular because its transparent embryos allow easy ...

Siemens Showcases New ACUSON S2000 Ultrasound System, as Well as World's First Pocket Ultrasound System

... P10(TM). A 2008 recipient of Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), the ACUSON P10 weighs in at only 1.6 pounds and is small enough to fit in a lab coat pocket. It is intended for use in routine and urgent care settings, particularly in obstetrics, emergency care and cardiology. In labor and delivery, ...

'Sticky nanotubes' hold key to future technologies

... the nanotubes stick to polymers and to each other. "One of the big areas in composites, in general, and nanocomposites, in particular, is how to coat a fiber with a material that makes it stick better to the matrix," Raman said. "So it's really important to know how to judge which coatings work ...

Angiotech's Corporate Partner, Boston Scientific, Reports Canadian Approval for TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stent System

... this press release to reflect future results, events or developments. BSC acquired worldwide exclusive rights from Angiotech to use paclitaxel to coat its coronary stent products and has co-exclusive rights to certain peripheral vascular and non-vascular products. (R) Registered trademarks of ...

Angiotech announces commercial launch of Cook Medical's Zilver(R) PTX(TM) drug-eluting peripheral stent in New Zealand

... safety and efficacy. About Zilver PTX Cook Medical's Zilver PTX, a self-expanding nitinol stent, uses a proprietary, polymer-free technology to coat the device with paclitaxel, an antiproliferative drug that has been used successfully to reduce the risk of renarrowing of arteries following ...

DaVita Announces Retirement of Former Chief Medical Officer Charles J. McAllister, M.D.

... I plan on working in the not-for-profit sector with the disadvantaged and underserved. I'm actually looking forward to putting back on my white coat and stethoscope." Dr. McAllister has accepted a part-time position as medical director with Bay Area Treatment Center in Pinellas Park, Fla., where ...

News from the March 2008 American Physical Society Meeting

... have developed a new method for controlling the self-assembly of nanometer and micrometer-sized particles. Based on designed DNA shells that coat a particle's surface, the method can be used to manipulate the structure of numerous materials. Such fine-tuning of materials at the molecular level ...

Fiber-based nanotechnology in clothing could harvest energy from physical movement

... To help maintain the nanowires connection to the Kevlar, the researchers apply two layers of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) to the fiber. First we coat the fiber with the polymer, then with a zinc oxide layer, Wang explained. Then we grow the nanowires and re-infiltrate the fiber with the polymer. ...

Move over, silicon: Advances pave way for powerful carbon-based electronics

... control over the size and location of the pieces when placing them on a surface, Chou said. One innovation that made the technique possible was to coat the stamp with a special material that sticks to carbon when it is cold and releases when it is warm, allowing the same stamp to pick up and release ...

ORNL super water repellent could cause big wave in market

... us to make very small superhydrophobic powder grains. That translates into needing only a small amount of inexpensive superhydrophobic powder to coat a relatively large surface area. Another feature of this powder is its thermal insulation characteristics. Water does not enter the grain pores ...

Siemens' New S Class Revolutionizes the Paradigm of Ultrasound Workflow Today and Tomorrow

... the handheld ACUSON P10(TM) ultrasound system. A little larger than a common PDA, the ACUSON P10 weighs only 1.6 pounds, and fits easily into a lab coat pocket. It is intended for complementary initial diagnostic care and triage, particularly in emergency care, obstetrics and cardiology. The system ...

New DNA-based technique for assembly of nano- and micro-sized particles

... developed a new method for controlling the self-assembly of nanometer and micrometer-sized particles. The method, based on designed DNA shells that coat a particles surface, can be used to manipulate the structure and therefore the properties and potential uses of numerous materials that may be of ...

Genomic DNA Extraction from Buffy Coat Using the Perfect gDNA Blood Mini Kit

... purify genomic DNA from buffy coat after the whole blood has been separated ... researcher because the gDNA isolated from buffy coat is higher in concentration and yield ... is required. Buffy coat is the component of whole blood that contains ...

Genomic DNA Extraction from Buffy Coat Using the Perfect gDNA Blood Mini Kit

... purify genomic DNA from buffy coat after the whole blood has been separated ... researcher because the gDNA isolated from buffy coat is higher in concentration and yield ... is required. Buffy coat is the component of whole blood that contains ...

Maximize Viral RNA Yield from Biological Fluid

... (Armored RNA is protected from nucleases by a protein coat derived from the MS2 coat protein gene.) Viral RNA was isolated using the MagMAX-96 Viral ...

Purified Single-Stranded M13 DNA for Automated Sequencing

... of phage particles, phenol-chloroform extraction to remove phage coat proteins, and ethanol precipitation to concentrate the DNA. 6 This ... spin cup; 7 add a chaotropic salt solution to the spin cup so the phage coat protein denatures and binds the liberated single-stranded DNA to the ...

Researchers report major advance in gene therapy technique

... they used naked DNA, an approach Wolff has pioneered. Naked DNA poses fewer immune issues because, unlike viruses, it does not contain a protein coat (hence the term naked), which means it cannot move freely from cell to cell and integrate into the chromosome. As a result, naked DNA does not cause ...

Biomedical Alliance about more than stem cells

... a casual follower of the news about biotech research in Wisconsin, you might be convinced by now that virtually every researcher wearing a white coat is somehow engaged in coaxing embryonic stem cells to perform miracles. Not so. While Wisconsin is a national leader in stem cell research, thanks ...

Fundamentals of Fermentation: Techniques For Benchtop Fermentors

... come with the probe and with the fermentor. See also Appendix at the end of this document for calibration information.) It is often necessary to coat the probe with a very thin layer of glycerin or deionized water in order to avoid jamming or breaking it during insertion. The pH probe must be ...

Coated Plate Immunoassay on the MicroBeta - eg. TSH - IRMA

... microtitration plates with those manufactured by PerkinElmer Life Sciences. The basic assay procedure is straightforward: (1) coat the wells according to the standard method described* or use commercially coated plates. (2) Carry out the immunoassay procedure as ...

Use of FlashPlate Technology for In Vitro Measurement of [35S]-GTPγS Binding in CHO Cells Expressing the Human 5-HT1B Receptor

... the h5-HT 1B receptor. The maximum response produced by 5-HT [10 μM] was achieved when approximately 20 μg of membrane protein was used to coat each well and 10 μM GDP was used in the assay (Figure 1a). This is further supported by Figures 1b and 1c, which show complete 5-HT ...

Single-Cell Complementation of Barley Mlo Mutants Using a PDS-1000/He Hepta System

... in 70% ethanol (v/v), washed thoroughly with sterile water, and resuspended in 50% glycerol at a concentration of 60 mg/ml. To coat the particles with plasmid DNA, 50 l (3 mg) of microcarriers were mixed with 5 l DNA (1 g/l), 50 l 2.5 M CaCl 2 and 20 l 0.1 M ...

Biolistic Transfection of Organotypic Brain Slices

... the density of gold particles as well as with cell density, we typically use 1.5 times the standard microprojectile recipe to coat six macrocarrier disks (i.e. 3 mg gold, 5 g plasmid/macrocarrier). At greater than two or three times the standard density, ...

Inoculation of Viral RNA and cDNA to Potato and Tobacco Plants Using the Helios Gene Gun

... P. T., et al., Three strain groups of potato A potyvirus based on hypersensitive response in potato, serological properties and coat protein sequences, Plant Dis., 79 , 748753 (1995) Williams, R. S., et al., Introduction of foreign genes into tissues of living ...

Delivering siRNA Using Adenoviral Vectors

... to produce an adenoviral genome including the siRNA expression cassette. The adenoviral genome is packaged into a protective coat and released into the culture medium. These adenoviral particles are then harvested and used to infect cells or animals. Adenoviral ...

The QIAGEN Guide to Animal Cell Culture

... 3 . Add enough warmed 1x trypsinEDTA solution (see Table 1) to cover the monolayer, and rock the flask/dish 45 times to coat the monolayer. 4 . Place the flask/dish in a CO2 incubator at 37C for 12 min. 5 . Remove ...
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