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Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance

...ed gene, PfMDR1 and its protein, they have all the biomolecular tools necessary to molecularly understand how the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum), has become resistant to most of the drugs that could once destroy it. They have already described and expressed two other genes known to confer...

New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks

...said Pankow, Ph.D., professor in environmental and biomolecular systems at OHSU's OGI School of Science & Engineering, and a member of the OHSU Cancer Institute. "People have known for a long time that there are carcinogens in tobacco smoke, but if you look at the levels in conventional cigarettes and expe...

Coated nanoparticles solve sticky drug-delivery problem

...stin Hanes, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering who supervised the research. "But if y..." said Samuel K. Lai, a Johns Hopkins chemical and biomolecular engineering doctoral student from Canada and Hong Kong who was lead author of the journal article. "...

From a lowly yeast, researchers divine a clue to human disease

... senior author of the new study and a professor of biomolecular chemistry in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. A host of proteins are responsible for controlling which genetic messages are read and how much of the information is used. Working with yeast, Brow and his colleagues show that a protein ca...

Biodegradable napkin -- featuring sensitive nanofibers -- may quickly detect biohazards

...with Yong Joo, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Antje Baeumner, associate professor of biological and environmental engineering, both at Cornell, Frey developed nanofibers with platforms made of biotin, a part of the B vitamin complex, and the protein streptavidin, which can hold ...

Protein 'fingerprint' in spinal fluid could spot Alzheimer's disease

...ll Biology and associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Cornell. Researchers at a variety of centers have long sought biomarkers in blood or cerebrospinal fluid that identify the presence of Alzheimer's pathology and distinguish it from other conditions that cause dementia. "Some of t...

Chemical tests of cell growth enter third dimension

... body. Shang-Tian Yang, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio State, and his colleagues described the two technologies Wednesday and Thursday at the American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting in San Francisco. For more than a decade, Yang's team has been developing three-dimensional me...

Cloning techniques produce FDA-approved antibiotic

... Huimin Zhao, a U. of I. professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. "We hope to understand the complete pathway for how fosfomycin is made." In a paper to appear in the Nov. 27 journal Chemistry and Biology, Zhao and U. of I. chemistry professor Wilfred A. van der Donk report the first successful synth...

Biological motors sort molecules one by one on a chip

...lft discovery "the first traffic control system in biomolecular motor nanotechnology". The research findings will ... had developed the first traffic control system in biomolecular motor nanotechnology. ...

Major WHO study concludes calcium supplements can reduce complications during pregnancy

...t to the design of therapeutic proteins as well as biomolecular electronics devices. ...

Computer simulation hints at new HIV drug target

...t to the design of therapeutic proteins as well as biomolecular electronics devices. ...

Detection of DNA on nanotubes offers new sensing, sequencing technologies

...Jan. 27 issue of the journal Science, chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Michael Strano and his students reported that single-walled carbon nanotubes coated with DNA could be placed in living cells and detect trace amounts of harmful contaminants. In a paper accepted for publication in the journal Na...

Researchers make long DNA 'wires' for future medical and electronic devices

...ices, said L. James Lee, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio State University. In the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Lee and postdoctoral researcher Jingjiao Guan describe how they used a tiny rubber comb to pull DNA strands from drops of water...

Grid bridges 4,800 miles for molecular repositories

In a bid to facilitate collaboration among other biomolecular researchers, the Department of Energy's Pacific No...s the very description of data sets resulting from biomolecular simulations. Molecules may be small, but the data sets resulting from computer simulations of their...

Male elephants woo females with precise chemistry

...en, Ph.D., research professor of environmental and biomolecular systems, OHSU OGI School of Science & Engineering, said of the study published in the Dec. 22 edition of the journal Nature. "This is the first example, in mammals, of the use of this very precise signaling and ratio of enantiomers in signaling."...

Modifications render carbon nanotubes nontoxic

...essor of Bioengineering, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and director of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering. ...

The right drug at the right time

... Michael Wong, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of chemistry. "That was a great re...kos Mantzaris, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of bioengineering, had some initial doubts about whether heat-transfer fluids could ...

Method slashes quantum dot costs by 80 percent

... Michael Wong, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of chemistry. "That was a great re...kos Mantzaris, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of bioengineering, had some initial doubts about whether heat-transfer fluids could ...

Study charts origins of fear

...osciences and Mental Health. "By understanding the biomolecular mechanisms behind fear, we could potentially create therapeutic ways to ease emotional pain in people. Imagine reducing the ability of distressing events, such as amputations, to be permanently imprinted in the brain." Zhuo says that fear memory ...

Beetle-inspired switch uses water for bonding

...own," said Paul Steen, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Cornell and co-author of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Vol. 102, No. 34). Steen dreamed up the idea of the switch after listening to Cornell entomologist Tom Eisner lecture on palm beetles,...

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