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Color-blind method opens new doors in DNA sequencing

...or of chemistry at Rice. "We could make sequencing portable and do it faster." The research appears this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the paper, Metzker, Rice University Professor Robert Curl and colleagues from BCM and Rice describe a new way of doing DNA sequencin...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

A portable device similar to today's homepregnancy tests that...We are already makingrapid progress on prototyping portable instruments for clinicaldiagnosis and biodefense.""Today the treatment for AIDS is very expensive an...

Life detection instrument passes key test on road to Mars

...d detection with Mathies for five years and on the portable MOA analyzer for the past two years, is hoping to ...ctrophoresis arrays, novel micro-valve systems and portable instrument designs pioneered in Mathies' lab to look for homochirality in amino acids. These microar...

Microscopic brain imaging in the palm of your hand

New portable device captures pictures beneath the living brain'...ooking into several of those options. "This is a portable handheld device with the power of two-photon imaging -- the full functionality of a microscope that ...

New brain scan technology could save babies' lives

A revolutionary portable brain scanner under development could aid the treatment, and in some cases help save the lives, of premature and newborn babies in intensive care. By providing vital information about brain function at the cot side, the scanner avoids the need to mo...

New U. of Colorado at Boulder flu chip may help combat future epidemics, pandemics

...hnology could be downsized to fit into a hand-held portable device the size of a cell phone or PDA and taken into remote areas around the world to test for lethal strains of flu. "We can make it small and simple enough to take into rural areas in places like the Congo, Cambodia or Indonesia that may lack l...

Researchers develop portable 'vein finder' for faster, more accurate injections

...finder is the system's design, which makes it both portable and economical," says Peter Rogers, a professor in Georgia Tech's School of Mechanical Engineering. The patent-pending vein finder is composed of two parts: A reusable unit houses the electronics and signal processing components, while a disposable...

Magnetism and mimicry of nature hold hope for better medicine, environmental safety

...al magnetofluidics will allow for more compact and portable testing instruments that will work fast and require less power to operate, he says. It also holds promise for improving public safety and homeland security efforts, Picraux says. The method could aid in more quickly and accurately detecting and ana...

Encoded metallic nanowires reveal bioweapons

...g the required washing steps--a prerequisite for a portable microbiodetector. ...

Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions

...ter keep pace with the neuronal inputs, and a more portable wireless system. The researchers are also looking at new applications, such as enabling the brain-computer combo to control a wheelchair or other gadgets that will restore some control and freedom to patients with severe paralysis. At the American ...

Biofuel cells without the bio cells

...mical Society, they suggest that proteins rendered portable from the organisms that spawned them could make miniature bioreactor cells feasible. "We show that you can directly transfer electrons to a mineral using a purified protein, and I don't think anyone had shown that before," said Thomas Squier, senio...

MIT designs portable 'lab on a chip'

...oup is working toward integrating the pumps into a portable blood analysis device, which soldiers could carry onto the battlefield. If exposure to chemical or biological weapons were suspected, the device could automatically and rapidly test a miniscule blood sample, rather than sending a large sample to a la...

Fitness has fallen since the days of Ancient Greece

...powered by 170 rowers seated in three tiers. Using portable metabolic analysers, he measured the energy consumption of a sample of the athletes powering the ship over a range of different speeds to estimate the efficiency of the human engine of the warship. The research is published in New Scientist today (Fe...

A new portable biosensor detects traces of contaminants in food more quickly and cheaply

...antibiotics in food. The biosensor is faster, more portable and economic than the expensive laboratory methods which are used to detect contaminants, while having a very similar sensitivity. The system has been tested successfully to detect pesticides in samples of drinking water and commercial orange juice, ...

Diminishing dinosaur steps saved by laser and laptop

... and possibly predatory theropod dinosaurs. The portable system, which is powered by a battery, works by rotating and firing laser beams, which reflect off the quarry faces back to a receiver. The device then cross references the reflections with a built-in digital camera and GPS, and feeds the information...

Machine preservation may promote more organ sharing

... Baptist Medical Center. "By placing kidneys on a portable pump, preservation times can be safely extended to...ne preservation, donated organs are connected to a portable pump to maintain a constant flow of a specialized preservation solution through the organs until tra...

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