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Affymetrix Unveils Plans to Double Plant and Animal Genome Microarray Offering

...pression analysis ofdiverse species using an early prototype of the maize array-- Dr. Brett Tyler who studied transcriptional profiling ofPhytophthora sojae infection of the soybean plantThe Affymetrix GeneChip Consortia Program is a collaborative initiativethat enables the plant and animal research communitie...

Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccine Technique Explored

.... The Hopkins researchers developed their vaccine prototype using canine oral papillomavirus (COPV), which behaves similarly to HPV. Research by other scientists showed that a vaccine consisting of recombinant HPV major capsid protein (L1) provides effective immunity to HPV infection. Dr. Ketner and his colle...

Purdue proves concept of using nano-materials for drug discovery

...at Purdue University have built and demonstrated a prototype for a new class of miniature devices to study synthetic cell membranes in an effort to speed the discovery of new drugs for a variety of diseases, including cancer. The researchers created a chip about one centimeter square that holds thousands of t...

Development of portable infectious disease detector

...diagnosticdevice market and the ability to rapidly prototype optical andmicrofluidics devices," says Wikswo, "but it is difficult for thecompany to survey large numbers of possible applications. Yet, here atthe university, searching for new applications is one of the thingsthat we do best."The origin of the co...

Confocal imaging promises early detection of skin cancer

...e partners want to make a smaller version of their prototype system. “We hope to develop a partnership for this with our Regensburg partner,?says Dr Sheblee. He notes that confocal imaging has great potential for detecting skin cancers and expects significant take-up of the technology in the next five years. ...

Scientists use manufacturing methods to reconstruct mastodon

...g it on the computer and then producing a physical prototype of the reflected model," Fisher said. "Compared to all of the previous approaches, digitizing and rapid prototyping are no more expensive, require much less labor and are certainly more exact, more faithful to the original." In the first part of the...

Life detection instrument passes key test on road to Mars

... Skelley and Mathies are eager to get to work on a prototype of their instrument that would fit in the allowed space within the ExoMars spacecraft. "I'm much more optimistic that we could detect life on Mars, if it's there," Mathies said. ...

Newly discovered genetic disease sheds light on body's water balance

...logy of water balance -- (Also) it has served as a prototype for G protein-coupled receptor biology. Further characterization of NSIAD may offer additional insights into fluid homeostasis and clinical disease, as well as expand our understanding of GPCR signaling." The group is now conducting a series of furt...

Anthrax inhibitors identified by Burnham team

.... In in vitro assays, the compounds did not affect prototype human metalloproteinase enzymes that are structurally similar to LF. This is very important as selectivity is a fundamental prerequisite for a drug to be safe for use in humans. Three lead compounds where tested in mice infected with anthrax spores,...

Aptamer-based Biosensor screens Air Force personnel and equipment

...ions, even outside of the armed forces." With the prototype system, the user sprays the suspected contaminated area, creating a sample that can be picked up by a swab. The sample material on the swab is suspended in liquid by rinsing it in a container. Once in a liquid form, the sample is injected into a spec...

UIC developing drug for SARS

A prototype drug created by researchers at the University of I...mistry at UIC, build protease inhibitors, like the prototype he assembled earlier, through what is called structure-based drug design. He will create computer im...

Sensor web simulation investigates technique to improve prediction of pollution across the globe

... the future the team hopes to be able to use their prototype software to recommend regions where the TES instrument could be commanded to look and make real measurements at key locations predicted by the model. "Our goal here is improve our ability to monitor and assess the Earth's environment," Talabac added...

Nanotechnology to provide portable genetic risk detection

... being developed by the IST project OPTONANOGEN, a prototype of the system will initially be used to detect mutations of the BRCA1 gene that are responsible for between 2.5 and 5 per cent of the incidence of breast cancer in women. The final system, however, could be used to detect virtually any genetic anomal...

Virginia Tech football player uses prototype cast

...a broken arm (the ulna bone) thanks, in part, to a prototype composite brace designed for him by Virginia Tech engineers. Brian Love, a professor of materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering, and his biomaterials class met with Mike Goforth, Virginia Tech's director of athletic training ...

Biotechnology's newest chemical tool

...fully sensitised five-fingered hand. The CYBERHAND prototype has 16 Degrees of Freedom (DoFs) made possible by ...ntrol the hand during daylong use. The CYBERHAND prototype integrates the two types of human senses. One senses where parts of the body are relative to other p...

Nanoparticles, nanoshells, nanotubes: How tiny specks may provide powerful tools against cancer

...umors and metastases is going into the clinic as a prototype of gene delivery strategy for this technology," she notes. "It's a platform technology." A phase I study of the strategy has already begun at Georgetown University Medical Center and will enroll 20 patients with advanced solid tumors, including head ...

Older female fish prefer imperfect male mates, study finds

...ld be that the visual system "develops an internal prototype of an object that is based on an average of all th...erefore, any fish they see that is closest to this prototype is preferred." The same phenomenon has been suggested to explain attraction in other animals, includ...

New brain scan technology could save babies' lives

...form decisions on effective treatment options. A prototype of the scanner, called MONSTIR, has been developed by researchers at UCL (University College London) with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Wellcome Trust. Now, also with EPSRC funding, the team are a...

University of Utah to help build bionic arm

...like a private hotline to the muscle." He says a prototype of the bionic arm should be ready for testing in four years. It is not yet known if any Utah residents who lost arms will participate in clinical trials. Existing prosthetic arms differ from the arm the university will help develop. Current models ...

Both alcoholism and chronic smoking can damage the brain's prefrontal cortex

...like a private hotline to the muscle." He says a prototype of the bionic arm should be ready for testing in four years. It is not yet known if any Utah residents who lost arms will participate in clinical trials. Existing prosthetic arms differ from the arm the university will help develop. Current models ...

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