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University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers

...gned position in order to grow tissue orbone."This breakthrough overcomes problems currently faced by scientists whoare unable to grow large tissues and have limited control over theshape or size the tissue will grow to. It also allows more than onetype of cell to be printed at once, which opens up the possibilit...

Learning to fight an adversary that won't stay down

...ely failed to deliver the hoped-for knockout punch breakthrough against the defences of disease-causing bacteria, says a leading Canadian specialist in antibiotic resistance. Techniques such as genomic sequencing and high throughput screening were expected to make the development of new antibiotic compounds easi...

Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery

...ssic Theme Park anytime soon. But we do think this breakthrough has many applications yet to be discovered and we look forward to working with our colleagues to thoroughly examine all the possibilities," says Dr. Ensley. Dr. Ensley is the Chairman of MatrixDesign, a biotechnology company that analyzes the genomi...

Protein Packages Found To Activate Genes; May Be What Regulates Development And Disease

...e of causing or suppressing tumors. Technological breakthrough Bernstein has been studying chromosome wrappings for five years as a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Stuart Schreiber. Together they worked out techniques to examine the way genes are packaged in yeast. To go from yeast to humans required a te...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...ld of medical therapy." Arinzeh's first stem-cell breakthrough focused on developing scaffolds that aid stem cells. She performed animal studies on rats with bone defects; she also did cell-culture studies. Both showed that the biomaterials stimulated stem cells, producing new bone tissue and fully repairing the...

Affymetrix and Stratagene Announce Strategic Software Alliance

...tium of developers in an effort to bring to market breakthrough gene expression microarray technology. By partnering with other thought leaders in our field, we believe we have the opportunity to position our technology as a standard for expression analysis." ...

Potential Drug Target For Treating Cocaine Abuse Found

...pound." Although the results are preliminary, this breakthrough shows that it may be possible to develop drugs that block cocaine's stimulating effects, and perhaps its power to addict, Nestler says. Researchers previously thought that different chemicals that prevent the reabsorption of dopamine would all have ...

Product improves peptide identification for proteomics research

...on of the new LC/MSD Trap XCT Ultra with Agilent's breakthrough HPLC-Chip/MS technology will set a new standard for protein identification and analytical performance," said Ken Imatani, product marketing manager for Agilent's ion trap mass spectrometers. "The high resolution, scan speed and sensitivity of the LC/...

MUHC researchers make cancer target breakthrough

...her drugs, and in such low doses, is a significant breakthrough in cancer research." ...

Agilent Technologies new genome analysis technology set to accelerate Australia fight against mesothelioma

...chnologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its breakthrough Human Genome CGH Microarray technology will be used by researchers at Melbourne's Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in a three-year study designed to better understand mesothelioma, a cancer found in the lining of the chest, the abdominal cavity and arou...

Stem cell research - new cell lines

...ells from existing human embryonic stem cells. The breakthrough could lead to new treatments for diabetes, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury. "This cloning of cells involves a new technique, which is a very accurate way of extracting and then growing a single cell," said UNSW Senior Lecturer Dr Kuldip S...

Breakthrough isolating embryo-quality stem cells from blood

A major breakthrough in stem cell research ?a new tool that could allow scientists to harvest stem cells ethically - will be announced at the Institute of Physics' conference Physics 2005 in Warwick later today (Tuesday 12th April). Professor Josef Käs and Dr Jochen Guc...

Newly discovered protein an important tool for sleeping sickness research

...ps control DNA-related functions, is a significant breakthrough in this quest because Sabatini and his colleagues were able to demonstrate that the protein is the key regulator of base J synthesis. This will provide the scientists a new tool to elucidate the biological function of this unique modified DNA base in...

Breakthrough System for Understanding Ocean Plant Life Announced

...ps control DNA-related functions, is a significant breakthrough in this quest because Sabatini and his colleagues were able to demonstrate that the protein is the key regulator of base J synthesis. This will provide the scientists a new tool to elucidate the biological function of this unique modified DNA base in...

Discovery could be key to bioterrorism defense

... National Cancer Institute (NCI) have made a major breakthrough in efforts to combat two deadly viruses that could be engineered for use as bioweapons. The team isolated the functional receptor for the Nipah and Hendra viruses--naturally occurring and highly pathogenic paramyxoviruses for which no treatments or v...

Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs

...bilities of oral drug administration. Their first breakthrough came when they began to recognize the potential uses of transferrin. "We discovered that transferrin can bind to receptors on the intestinal epithelial cells and be transported across the GI tract to the blood stream," Shen says. "Humans naturally pr...

Proteomics brings researchers closer to understanding microbes that produce acid mine drainage

...e to study community development, but a biological breakthrough is allowing University of California, Berkeley, researchers to probe the give and take in this microbial mat. Last year, the UC Berkeley team joined with the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute to pluck out the genomes of the five dominant...

Major breakthrough in the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases

...of cancers and serious infections. Dr. Veillette's breakthrough demonstrates that a molecule known as EAT-2, present in NK cells, suppresses its killer function. Inhibiting EAT-2 with medications could boost NK cell activity, helping to combat cancers and infections. This publication constitutes a significant m...

Researchers Discover That Microbes Can Produce Miniature Electrical Wires

...cture that is highly electrically conductive. This breakthrough helps describe how microorganisms can clean up groundwater and produce electricity from renewable resources. It may also have applications in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which develops advanced materials and devices in extremely small dimen...

Breakthrough: Scientists create world's tiniest organic particles

...ill chemists have developed what they believe is a breakthrough method of creating the world's tiniest manufacture...he commercial implications of Professor DeSimone's breakthrough with PRINT," said Dr. Lowry Caudill, chairman of Liquidia. "We believe that the PRINT process is an ...

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