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Young's experiment in a hydrogen molecule

An international investigation involving the participation of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas (CSIC) has reproduced the experiment of Thomas Young in a molecule of hydrogen, the smallest molecular system that exists. In 1803 the English scientist tested a pattern of interference...

UW-Madison rat experiment could lead to stem-cell treatment for ALS

Madison, Wis. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have sucessfully injected stem cells into rats' spines in a way that could lead to treatments for degenerative diseases but they did not use the controversial embryonic stem cells. The researchers inserted human stem cells deriv...

Dividing stem cells along partisan lines isnt a good experiment

Magnified stem cells. Source: Office of U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Redondo Beach, Calif.) MADISON Are human embryonic stem cells Democratic or Republican? As silly as that question is, it appears to be at the core of one of the more lamentable wedge issues of the 2004 presidential campaign. Bo...

Earth's core modeled in underground experiment

Erik Spence, a physics graduate student, and Roch Kendrick, a mechanical engineer for the department of physics, wear thermal-protective clothing while working on equipment used for the Madison Dynamo Experiment at a remote UW-Madison physics research lab. Photo courtesy of UW-Madison. In an un...

Stem cells produce anti-disease protein in brain experiment

A recent phase-one study at UW-Madisons Waisman Center shows a potential new avenue for stem cell-based treatment of Parkinsons and other neurodegenerative disorders. Their treatment could enable brain cells that generate dopamine, which helps the brain control the bodys movement, to recover from t...

Designing a Successful qRT-PCR Experiment

A Successful One Step qRT-PCR Experiment Requires Careful Consideration of Several Important Factors: Detection Method: To determine if your gene of interest is represented in an RNA sample, end po...

Choose the Right Transfection Agent for Your RNAi Experiment

The success of any RNA interference experiment depends on the efficient delivery of siRNA or siRNA expression vehicles (plasmids, PCR fragments) into cells. Many researchers use cationic liposomal and polyamine based ...

DNA Software, Inc. Awarded $2.5 M in NIH Funding to Develop Pioneering Nucleic Acid-based Technologies

... and simulate complicated experiments on the first attempt. Customers can simulate thousands of experiments with the software before running a single experiment in a wet lab. Thus, DNA Software's technologies save customers significant time, resources, and money that would have been wasted on trial-and-error ...

Researchers unite to distribute quantum keys

...er station, near St. Plten in Lower Austria, the QKD demonstration involved secure telephone communication and video-conference as well as a rerouting experiment which demonstrated the functionality of the SEcure COmmunication network based on Quantum Cryptography (SECOQC). One of the first practical applic...

Springborn Deploys eStudy(TM) Hosted Solution for Management of Global Environmental Testing

...udy, data collection templates, queries, report templates, and report tables. An electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) is dynamically created for each experiment identified within the study. "eStudy will continually grow with Springborn, easily adapt to new study-types and interface with 3rd party instruments a...

Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap

...ngineered a bandgap in bilayer graphene that can be precisely controlled from 0 to 250 milli-electron volts (250 meV, or .25 eV). Moreover, their experiment was conducted at room temperature, requiring no refrigeration of the device. Among the applications made possible by this breakthrough are new kinds o...

Amnis Launches New ImageStreamX Imaging Flow Cytometer

...l," remarked William Ortyn, Amnis' co-founder and Chief Operations Officer. "No other cell analysis platform gives you as much information in a single experiment or allows you to combine detailed functional and phenotypic studies," added Ortyn. "The modularity of the new ImageStreamX allows it to fit into ...

DNA Software, Inc. Honored as One of the 2009 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

... and simulate complicated experiments on the first attempt. Customers can simulate thousands of experiments with the software before running a single experiment in a wet lab. Thus, DNA Software's technologies save customers significant time, resources, and money that would have been wasted on trial-and-error ...

Researchers peer into nanowires to measure dopant properties

...the conditions during the nanowire synthesis. The researchers performed the experiment using germanium wires and phosphorous dopants and they will soon publish r...de from other elements, as well. "This model uses insight from Lincoln's experiment to show what might happen in other systems," Voorhees says. "If nanowires a...

BrainCells Inc. Appoints Philip Jochelson, M.D. Chief Medical Officer and Jason Levin Chief Business Officer

...s based on what we know about their neurogenic properties from our platform that enables us to conduct comparison analysis between multiple compounds, experiment with various pathways, analyze complex pharmacology, and image and measure the neurogenic process. Philip and Jason are top caliber people that come a...

Researchers discover a potential on-off switch for nanoelectronics

...et, and as a result, reported conductance valuesin experiment and theoryoften varied by an order of magnitude or...or a quantitative comparison between theory and an experiment with well-defined contacts." Through the Molecu...states. "One of the fascinating things about this experiment is the degree to which it is possible to control t...

Obio Pharmaceutical Announces Product Growth Strategy

...panies. Obio's research center is located at Beijing and researches are often contracted to outside prestigious medical institutes for confirmation of experiment data. Details please refer to http://www.obiopharma.com . For more information, please contact: JOVIAN Financial Communications Ltd ...

Nanogenerators produce electricity from running rodents and tapping fingers

... At the suggestion of Wang's daughter, Melissa, the researchers found that hamsters are more active creatures but only after 11 p.m. They had to experiment with a jacket configuration that was tight enough to stay on and to wrinkle the nanogenerator substrate but not so tight as to make the hamster uncom...

Evidence of Ancient Hot Springs on Mars Detailed in Astrobiology Journal

...Exploration Science Directorate at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, propose that new image data from the High Resolution Imaging Science experiment (HiRISE) on MRO depict structures in Vernal Crater that appear to have arisen as part of a major area of ancient spring activity. The data suggest tha...

Weed Science Society of America Announces Winners in Annual Scientific Awards Program

...ultural Research Service Sidney, Montana Joel Felix, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Weed Scientist Oregon State University, Malheur Agricultural experiment Station Ontario, Oregon - Honorary Member Award to recognize significant contributions to the field of weed science. Hiroshi Matsumoto, Ph.D....

Heinlein Trust and SpaceX Announce Competition to Promote Research Innovation in Zero Gravity

...tation to and from Low Earth Orbit for the winning experiment aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. "Decades o...e research community," Dula said. The winning experiment will be launched into Earth orbit aboard a SpaceX ... team will also get to witness the launch of their experiment from Cape Canaveral, Fla. "SpaceX is excited...

Sangamo BioSciences Initiates Phase 1 Trial of CCR5-ZFP Therapeutic to Treat HIV/AIDS

...s. Researchers determined that ZFN-modified cells engrafted normally in the mouse and that the proportion of modified cells present at the end of the experiment was greater than two to three fold higher in mice in the presence of HIV infection (p=0.008). In additional experiments it was determined that 50 day...

Stanford writes in world's smallest letters

...one atom represents one bit, and then there's no more roomin other words, that it's impossible to scale down below the level of atoms. "But in this experiment we've stored some 35 bits per electron to encode each letter. And we write the letters so small that the bits that comprise them are subatomic in size...

A supercharged metal-ion generator

..." energy per time "to generate a large amount of ions. It's perfectly compatible with energy conservation or any other law of physics." In their experiment Andersson and Anders used no process gas at all, but instead kick-started their system with very short arc pulses. Thereafter it operated with a pure ...

Sigma-Aldrich Launches Your Favorite Gene Powered by Ingenuity

... Web Portal Provides Access to Dynamic Library of Life Science Research and Enables experiment Modeling ST. LOUIS, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL ) and Ingenuity Systems today launched Your Favorite Gene po...

U of T chemistry discovery brings organic solar cells a step closer

... happens after light is absorbed: whether the desired property is transmitting energy, storing information or emitting light," explains Collini. "Our experiment suggests it is possible to achieve control using quantum effects, even under relatively normal conditions." "We found that the ultrafast movement...

Nikon Instruments A1 Confocal Laser Microscope Series With NIS-Elements C Software Delivers Fully Integrated Comprehensive Confocal Imaging Capabilities

...or data generation and output allowing exceptional work flow and ease of use. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides for easy instrument set up, experiment work flow and secure data acquisition, storage and analysis. NIS-Elements C makes observing live changes and graphing intensity during photob...

Nanotech: To know it is not necessarily to love it

...notechnology Web site, do not support this "familiarity hypothesis." The experiment found that how people react to information about nanotechnology depends on ... is safe, they have been confusing cause with effect." The findings of the experiment highlight the need for any nanotechnology information and risk communicatio...

J. Craig Venter Institute Researchers Publish Significant Advance in Genome Assembly Technology

...al experiments were then done to confirm that all 25 pieces of the synthetic DNA had been correctly assembled in the yeast cells, and to show that the experiment could be successfully reproduced. The JCVI team continues to explore the capacity for DNA assembly in yeast, and the various applications o...

Video: 8-Minute Film Documentary Explores Why Humans Age

...vided in Longevinex(R), can reduce overmineralization and turn back the clock hands of biological time. The film depicts a first-of-its-kind experiment where measurement of lipofuscin was performed by direct photography of the retina at the back of the eyes of an 80-year old man, and then Longevinex(R...

Stanford: Quantum computing spins closer

...tructed from a single electron spin, which in this experiment was confined within a nano-sized semiconductor kno...al computing designs. The qubit in the Stanford experiment was manipulated and measured about 100 times faste...to make quantum computing faster," Press said. The experiment "pushed quantum dots up to speed with other qubit ...

TRIDELITY Display Solutions Partners With Two Of The World's Leading Imaging Software Companies

...re package. AxioVision allows the user to control all of the microscope parts through a 2D touch screen. The software allows additional data about the experiment to be saved with the image including; the exact time the images were captured, link comments or measurements about the image, and allows users to visu...

New research expected to improve laser devices and make photovoltaics more efficient

... of time. (This is analogous to the way shorter strings on musical instruments produce higher pitches.) The electrons in the nanocrystals used in this experiment oscillated so fast that it became difficult for them to drag along the more sluggish vibrations of the nuclei. As a result, the energy stayed with the...

Ultrafast lasers give CU-Boulder researchers a snapshot of electrons in action

...rings of differing strengths, Murnane said. These springs are the chemical bonds, made up of shared electrons, which hold all matter together. In this experiment they used ultrafast laser pulses to "twang" these springs, making the nanoscale molecular Slinkies vibrate. However, unlike real springs, when researc...

Sangamo BioSciences Presents Data at ICAAC Demonstrating 'In Vivo' Protection Against HIV Infection by CCR5-ZFN Therapeutic

...ls. Researchers determined that ZFN-modified cells engrafted normally in the mouse and that the proportion of modified cells present at the end of the experiment was greater than two to three fold higher in mice in the presence of HIV infection (p=0.008). It was also determined that 50 days after infection, mic...

Case Western Reserve University researcher improves LCDs with 3-D nanoimaging process

...e its structure can be readily calculated, giving the team an idea of what they should expect to see through the ONT imaging process. In their ONT experiment the team immersed an optical fiber with a diameter of 60 nanometers (approximately one-tenth the diameter of the wavelength of light) into the liquid ...

McGill physicists find a new state of matter in a 'transistor'

...a sandwich, and the ham in the middle is your electrons," explained Dr. Guillaume Gervais, director of McGill's Ultra-Low Temperature Condensed Matter experiment Lab. "In a 2D electron crystal, the electrons are squeezed between two materials and they're very two dimensional. They can move on a plane, like bill...

Engineering nanoparticles for maximum strength

...knowing why the force suddenly vanished," he says. "So while setting up the experiment in the In Situ Microscope is a little more difficult and time-consuming, it...cle and see exactly when and how it fails thus eliminating the gap between experiment and theory." Previous attempts to increase the deformability of nanomat...

Humanitarian Offers $75 Million for Single Dose Sterilization of Cats and Dogs

...hicago on Thursday, October 16th, 2008 at 7pm. The Michelson Prize in Reproductive Biology is an international competition which represents a unique experiment in innovation aimed at solving the problem of pet overpopulation. The goal of the Michelson Prize in Reproductive Biology is to encourage researcher...

New solar energy material captures every color of the rainbow

...us to better manipulate charge separation," Chisholm said. At this point, the material is years from commercial development, but he added that this experiment provides a proof of concept -- that hybrid solar cell materials such as this one can offer unusual properties. ...
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