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Chemists create 'Superbowl' molecule; May lead to better health

...ated a "superbowl" molecule that shows promise for precision drug delivery, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Shaped like a miniature football stadium, the molecule is capable of delivering a wide range of drugs ?from painkillers to chemotherapy cocktails ?to specific...

“Nano-scissors?laser shows precise surgical capability

...n a singleaxon (the "arms" of a neuron) with great precision : Anultra-short pulse laser that can perform extremely precise surgery ontiny roundworms may be the key to understanding nerve regeneration andis an important step toward treatment of human neurological disease,according to research published in the...

Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon

...t sea lice is that there hasn't been this level of precision in the sampling and modeling," says coauthor Mark Lewis, a mathematical ecologist from the University of Alberta known for his work on West Nile virus and invasive species. "We have worked out the spatial footprint ?the data are strong and show that ...

Automatic extraction of gene/protein biological functions from biomedical text

...our method has an estimated recall of 54?4% with a precision of 91?4% for actually described functions in abstracts. When applied to the PUBMED, it extracted over 190 000 gene–GO relationships and 150 000 family–GO relationships for major eukaryotes. Availability: The extracted gene functions are available at ...

Effective Cancer Treatments Follow The Clock

... more effective because they harness the power and precision of the body's internal clock. The research team, which included senior author Joseph S. Takahashi, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Northwestern University, and senior author Marina P. Antoch at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research ...

Fleshing out the genome

...ins, ranked according to a functional assignment's precision and confidence. Kolker said that "a big part of this was the proteomics"-- a systematic screening and identification of proteins, in this case those which were expressed in the microbe when subjected to stress. The proteomic analyses were done by fo...

Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs

...plained. "What we did was more like carrying out a precision attack. It let us get a closer look." ...

Different microarray systems more alike than previously thought

...y, with better statistical results in accuracy and precision than the remaining nine labs. However, the other lab using the two-color long oligonucleotide array had the worst overall performance. But with the exception of that one lab, the results among platforms were in general agreement and the quality of ex...

Agilent Technologies releases probe sequence, annotation information for all its commercial gene expression microarrays

...o want to achieve a high degree of sensitivity and precision in their experiments. ...

Virus-host interactions at sea effect global photosynthesis

...o want to achieve a high degree of sensitivity and precision in their experiments. ...

B-15A collides with Antarctic ice tongue

...o want to achieve a high degree of sensitivity and precision in their experiments. ...

Marine sponge yields nanoscale secrets

... biosynthesis is remarkable because this nanoscale precision can't be duplicated by man." Besides this remarkable precision, nature manages to produce silica at a low temperature, in an environmentally friendly way without the use of caustic chemicals, whereas man must use very high temperatures, high vacuums...

Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

...adds Hockstein. "It has the potential to add great precision to our surgical treatment of a variety of diseases of the head and neck. ...

Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified

...adds Hockstein. "It has the potential to add great precision to our surgical treatment of a variety of diseases of the head and neck. ...

A probe, not an echo

...the system can locate tissue features with extreme precision in a objective, fixed-coordinate 3D grid, crucial for guiding surgical procedures. *Scans can be performed in a matter of a few minutes and because they are ultrasonic, they do not use potentially harmful ionizing radiation. *The system requires a ...

Computational Tool Predicts How Drugs Work In Cells, Advancing Efforts To Design Better Medicines

...r efficient. The BU research team sought to bring precision and efficiency to this discovery process. The team used a combination of computational and experimental methods to build and verify their tool, first using a reverse-engineering approach to decipher the multitude of regulatory networks operating amon...

High-powered gene profiles provide clues to genes involved in common form of lung cancer

...ent years, technological advances have brought new precision to the search for gene abnormalities associated with cancer. In the current study, Dana-Farber researchers used two forms of microarray technology to bring such abnormalities into focus. Using tumor samples from 44 NSCLC patients and 34 laboratory-g...

Researchers use 3-D imaging system to unveil swimming behavior of microscopic plankton

...re capable of remaining at a constant depth with a precision of centimeters, sometimes in the face of strong vertical currents, is incredible," said Genin. "It implies that these organisms have extremely sensitive depth sensors, the nature of which is yet unknown. That depth-keeping behavior has evolved in so ...

Breakthrough: Scientists create world's tiniest organic particles

...ile method that offers unparalleled uniformity and precision for making organic nanoparticles that will have profound implications in medicine and many other industries, including display technologies."Prior to this, no one else has fused the highly uniform and precise methods for fabricating transistors with ...

Oxygen increase caused mammals to triumph, researchers say

...Falkowski and his colleagues have achieved greater precision in their measurements, thanks to two high-precision, isotope ratio mass spectrometers housed in the geological sciences department at Rutgers. There were placental mammals on Earth at the time of the great extinction of dinosaurs about 65 million ...

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