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The Shapes Of Life: NIGMS Project Yields More Than 1,000 Protein Structures

...rmination from a mostly manual process to a highly automated one. Robotic instruments rapidly clone, express, p...ure determination. He noted that some robotics and automated tools have been refined and are now marketed by companies for general structural biology application...

Newly Discovered Compound Blocks Known Cancer-Causing Protein

...otential to fight cancer and other diseases. Using automated robotics, the facility provides the kind of drug discovery capability usually available only to pharmaceutical company scientists. Duke's new facility is a finalist for one of six $9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants that will creat...

Agilent Technologies releases automated literature search tool for biology researchers

...lent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today released an automated literature search tool for the multidisciplinary study of biological systems. The tool is available as a free plug-in to Cytoscape 2.1, an open-source bioinformatics platform that enables researchers to form a visual map of complex biological network...

Robot-based system developed at Carnegie Mellon detects life in Chile's Atacama desert

...n Houston. This marks the first time a rover-based automated technology has been used to identify life in this harsh region, which serves as a test bed for technology that could be deployed in future Mars missions. "Our life detection system worked very well, and something like it ultimately may enable robots...

Integration of Agilent's MS technology, Proteome Systems' software to help scientists in proteomics research

...nd informatics software developed specifically for automated glycan analysis. "Analysis of protein glycosylati...st, sensitive MS technology with our cutting-edge, automated glycomics system creates a powerful integrated solution that will streamline the study of glycoprote...

Software Tool for Converting Scientific Text into a Database of Functional Relationships

... 2.0, a Natural Language Processing-based tool for automated extraction of biological facts from scientific lit...ion of biological pathways; MedScan?TextMiner , an automated scientific text processing tool; ResNet molecular networks database, created by automated extraction...

Fluorescing lab worms signal longer life spans

...of living," the team wrote in Nature Genetics. An automated "worm sorter" equipped with a laser scanner to swiftly detect fluorescence levels in the nematodes and a pneumatic device that separates them into groups with short pulses of air was used during the study. One of only six such instruments in the Unit...

Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program

...rmed protein structure determination into a highly automated process, making it possible to go from a selected target to a completed structure much more rapidly than before," said Jeremy M. Berg, director of NIGMS. "Building on these achievements, the new centers will take the PSI to the next level, yielding l...

A step toward the $1,000 personal genome using readily available lab equipment

...icroscope with a digital camera for use in a rapid automated sequencing process that does not involve the much slower electrophoresis, a mainstay of the conventional Sanger sequencing method. "Meeting the challenge of the $1,000 human genome requires a significant paradigm shift in our underlying approach to ...

Technique offers new view of dynamic biological landscape

... could measure the mutant cells' colony size in an automated fashion and use that to calculate their growth rates. To determine epistatic effects, they compared the growth rate for each cell containing mutations in two genes with the growth rate of mutant cells carrying mutations in only one of those genes. ...

Multi-million pound UK Biobank underway

...ological undertaking, involving specially designed automated systems for blood sample separation and for storage, retrieval and tracking of around 10 million biological samples, which must be kept at between -80?C and -200?C for several decades. When UK Biobank is running nationwide, this robotic system will n...

New test to detect rare proteins in blood

...daptable to any protein and can be performed in an automated format," notes Greene. He states that the technology will soon be robotized so as to be able to screen for many rare disease-causing proteins using tiny amounts of blood. "It is even possible that one could screen for multiple diseases at the same ti...

Study: Paramedics save more lives when they don't follow the rules

...e of decades. Survival rates are better only if an automated external defibrillator (AED) is available and is used soon after the cardiac arrest. ...

Mitochondrial DNA sequencing tool updated

...genome much faster than the traditional manual and automated strategies. Just as importantly, like an iPod to music lover, the chip served as the broad technological platform for laboratories to customize arrays more attuned to their research interests. In 2004, Dr. Anirban Maitra and his colleagues at John...

Mapping the protein world

...cular objects, for example DNA, and to improve the automated generation of structural models. ARP/wARP has made the life of structural biologists worldwide a lot easier and will do even more so once the new features planned under the NIH grant have been implemented." ARP/wARP transforms 'electron density maps...

Large-scale genomics project will hunt genes behind common childhood diseases

... common childhood diseases. Making use of advanced automated technology from the biotechnology company Illumina...Children's Hospital will use the BeadLab, a highly automated laboratory that will be able to process 264 patient samples per day and simultaneously analyze over ...

New biochip helps study living cells, may speed drug development

... per day, as is often the case, this technology is automated and capable of performing hundreds of experiments ...patch clamping. The chip, on the other hand, is automated and could be mass-produced in the future. Such a readily available chip could record reams more data...

Faster, more accurate tuberculosis test developed

...ndard TB tests-- the Lowenstein-Jensen culture and automated mycobacterial culture (using the MBBacT system). I... was 97.8 percent for MODS culture, 89 percent for automated mycobacterial culture and 84 percent for Lowenstein-Jensen culture, when compared to each other. The...

Shrinking ponds signal warmer, dryer Alaska

...99-2002, Riordan outlined each pond by hand. "With automated classification your accuracy goes down," Riordan said. Cloud shadows can look like water and Alaska rarely experiences a cloudless day, said Verbyla. The most difficult part of the four-year project, said Riordan, was "having the patience to circle...

New technology to speed up research into Huntington's disease

...gnitive decline in mice with the disease, using an automated touch screen. It is hoped the screen will also all...t of the disease on their motor abilities. The automated screen developed by Cambridge scientists provides a simple means of assessing cognition, in a way th...

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