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

...val of environmental toxins and aiding in chemical purification procedures, the investigators say. Their study was published in the Dec. 29 print issue of the journal, one of the peer-reviewed publications of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The superbowl molecule belongs to...

Marine sponge yields nanoscale secrets

...tical on an industrial scale. The high cost of the purification of these proteins, the requirement of the proteins for a watery environment, and their instability, all make their incorporation into electronic devices impractical. Furthermore, the presence of proteins would be incompatible with the high electronic...

Affymetrix Launches New Globin-Reduction Kits and Protocol Developed with PreAnalytiX

...ted systems for the collection, stabilization, and purification of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) for molecular diagnostic testing. The first product from PreAnalytiX, the PAXgene(TM) Blood RNA System, was launched in April 2001, and has set a new standard for stabilizing whole blood cellular RNA profiles at the tim...

Major new UNC-based drinking water study suggests pregnancy fears may be overstated

...repeatedly tested three properly functioning water purification facilities, including one with moderate levels of ...nclude methods for determining actual exposures to purification byproducts more accurately. "We also looked at exposure to these chemicals in relation to preterm b...

First production of human monoclonal antibodies in chicken eggs published in Nature Biotechnology

...oviding a good starting material for isolation and purification of the protein of interest. Moreover, conditions for good manufacturing practices have been long-established for vaccine production in chicken eggs." "This work really exemplifies the spirit of our Small Business Innovation Research grant program," ...

Gene Bridges And Covalys To Develop Restriction-Enzyme-Free SNAP-tag Gene Fusion Kits

...for immobilization without prior purification, and purification of SNAP-tag fusion proteins. "We are particularly happy about this collaboration," said Christoph Bieri, Covalys' CEO. "The new cloning kits will give scientists an easy avenue to fuse proteins encoded by large genes to SNAP-tag. It's an exciting ne...

Rensselaer researchers develop approach that predicts protein separation behavior

...in bioseparation applications, such as the protein purification methods used in drug discovery. This could potentially reduce the development time required to bring biopharmaceuticals to market." The modeling technique is based on methods previously developed by Breneman's group for rapidly predicting the effi...

U-M scientists discover identifying markers for primitive blood-forming stem cells

..., these new markers could dramatically enhance the purification of such cells, potentially making bone marrow transplants safer and more effective," says Morrison, who adds that Kiel and Yilmaz have already started tests to look for them. Toshide Iwashita, M.D., Ph.D., a former research fellow in Morrison's labo...

Sperm stem cells closer to being like embryonic stem cells

...we achieved using the fluorescent marker and other purification methods that are different from those used by other research groups." Other UT Southwestern researchers involved with the work were Dr. Robert Hammer, professor of biochemistry and in the Green Center, and research technicians Karen Chapman, Derek N...

Plants give pests sock in the gut

...at the site for several days. "Upon isolation and purification of the enzyme, we found that Mir1-CP binds to chitin, a major component of insects and fungi," says Luthe. "Physiological tests show that caterpillars have impaired nutrient utilization when they eat the enzyme. They just can't convert what they eat ...

Earth Rx: A microbial biotechnology prescription for global environmental health

...ges to the environmental health of society. Water purification alone is becoming more problematic in the world due to our increasingly reliance on contaminated sources, such as polluted rivers, lakes and groundwater. "All of these issues are closely interrelated," says Bruce Rittmann, director of the Center for...

Polymer aids in blood clotting, pointing way to new treatment

...lab at Georgia, Docampo will continue to study the purification of polyphosphate present in platelets and on the enzymes involved in its metabolism. Co-authors with Morrissey and Docampo on the PNAS paper were Peter Rohloff, an Illinois M.D./Ph.D student who worked in Docampo's former lab in the U. of I. College...

Delft water-purification method promises radical improvement

...s developed a compact and environmentally-friendly purification method, in which aerobic bacteria form granules th...ant advantages when compared to conventional water purification processes. For example, all the processes can occur in one reactor. Moreover, there is no need to us...

Origen publishes in Nature a robust and versatile method for creating transgenic chickens

...n to production in eggs is a matter of months, the purification of proteins from eggs is relatively simple, and good manufacturing practices have long been established for vaccine production in chicken eggs. Moreover, the overall cost of facility and operations is a fraction of that associated with fermentation m...

RNA found in the cellular centrosome of surf clams

... biochemically identical cells to study. Using a purification technique Palazzo developed at the MBL, the scientists were able to isolate relatively large quantities of clam centrosomes for their research. Palazzo collaborated with Mark Alliegro and Mary Anne Alliegro during summers at the MBL. In addition to ...

African wetland managers armed with new technology

...iding regional flood and erosion prevention, water purification and nutrient recycling. For much of the 20th Century, wetlands were drained or otherwise degraded. However, growing understanding of the vital importance of wetlands led to the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 1971. Today more than...

Study shows enzyme builds neurotransmitters via newly discovered pathway

...d the enzyme Abh4 by combining traditional protein purification and functional proteomic technologies, concluding that Abh4 "displayed multiple properties" that would be expected of an enzyme involved in NAE biosynthesis. However, the authors of the study noted, the unique contribution that this Abh4-mediated ro...

Brown seaweed contains promising fat fighter, weight reducer

...d the enzyme Abh4 by combining traditional protein purification and functional proteomic technologies, concluding that Abh4 "displayed multiple properties" that would be expected of an enzyme involved in NAE biosynthesis. However, the authors of the study noted, the unique contribution that this Abh4-mediated ro...

Nanotechnology propels advances in regenerative medicine research

...d the enzyme Abh4 by combining traditional protein purification and functional proteomic technologies, concluding that Abh4 "displayed multiple properties" that would be expected of an enzyme involved in NAE biosynthesis. However, the authors of the study noted, the unique contribution that this Abh4-mediated ro...

'Conversation stoppers' fight deadly bacterial infections

...d the enzyme Abh4 by combining traditional protein purification and functional proteomic technologies, concluding that Abh4 "displayed multiple properties" that would be expected of an enzyme involved in NAE biosynthesis. However, the authors of the study noted, the unique contribution that this Abh4-mediated ro...

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