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NimbleGen presents new tech for comparing microbe DNA

Madison, Wis. NimbleGen Systems has announced a new technology for examining the genetic code of microbes to pinpoint changes down to the level of the basic components of DNA, nucleotides. A company statement said the method would be faster and cheaper than other technologies for comparing ...

Genomatica Produces Pure BDO From Natural Sugars

... components that the company has developed. Genomatica's technology portfolio consists of proprietary best-in-class computational modeling, "wet lab" microbe modification and specialized chemical process engineering. The unique combination of all three elements allows for the creation of breakthrough biopro...

MIT reels in RNA surprise with microbial ocean catch

... CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--An ingenious new method of obtaining marine microbe samples while preserving the microbes' natural gene expression has yielded an unexpected boon: the presence of many varieties of small RNAs snippets ...

New Genomatica Chemical Process Targets Ailing Ethanol Assets

...s of proprietary computational modeling, "wet lab" microbe modification and specialized process engineering. ... then used the computer models to design the ideal microbe and made all the modifications necessary to turn t...dification. In the case of MEK, this resulted in a microbe able to produce significant amounts of MEK in a ma...

Are Bugs Recession Proof?

... for cleaning and for agriculture reports that its sales were up 32% in 2008 compared with 2007 -- despite the nation's economic problems. "The microbe business is wonderfully healthy," says Lauren Danielson, executive vice president of Osprey Biotechnics, which is headquartered north of Sarasota-Brad...

Symbiotic microbes induce profound genetic changes in their hosts

...ta have a profound impact on their gene expression, and to create a stable association with a microorganism requires a lot of conversation between the microbe and the host," says UW-Madison medical microbiologist Margaret McFall-Ngai, senior author of the new study. Many studies have focused on the bacte...

Nanoemulsion vaccines show increasing promise

...tra-small particles smaller than 400 nanometers wide, or 1/200th the width of a human hair. These are combined with part or all of the disease-causing microbe to trigger the bodys immune response. A team led by U-M scientist James Baker Jr., M.D., the institutes director, pioneered the technology, for wh...

Taming the anthrax threat

...nt. To understand what happens in the anthrax microbe as it activates inside the defender macrophages, B...file all the significant genetic activities in the microbe at several points in time as it invaded the macrop...ied several pathways and functions that helped the microbe survive and thrive, which could be targets for fut...

Taming the anthrax threat

...nt. To understand what happens in the anthrax microbe as it activates inside the defender macrophages, B...file all the significant genetic activities in the microbe at several points in time as it invaded the macrop...ied several pathways and functions that helped the microbe survive and thrive, which could be targets for fut...

SportCoatings; The North American Booster Club Association (NABCA); the Coatings Specialist Group New Booster Program Goes High Tech With Invisible Antimicrobial Defense

...ize microbial contamination on all sport surfaces for extended periods, FabricAide offers antimicrobial defense to all textiles. Powered by the AEGIS microbe Shield(R) technology, used in medical and consumer applications for over 30 years, all SAS treatments impart invisible, odorless antimicrobial protect...

UW discovery could lead to new TB treatments

...wall, composed of chicken wire-shaped molecules wrapped around an inner membrane. Atop that structure, are three more layers that further insulate the microbe from attack by traditional antibiotics. The enzyme is required for the TB bacterium to build its cell wall. The enzyme, in turn, depends on a deriv...

NimbleGen to be part of new cancer study

...11, 2005.) See previous WTN coverage of NimbleGen: -- NimbleGen identifies human genome sequences -- NimbleGen presents new tech for comparing microbe DNA -- Madison biochip research offers geneticists a big view through a small window ...

NimbleGen Systems CGS technique helps identify stomach bacteria

...animal or plant populations, aiding in epidemiology and public health efforts. Related WTN articles: NimbleGen presents new tech for comparing microbe DNA NimbleGen identifies human genome sequences NimbleGen to be part of new cancer study ...

Th1 and Th2 Balance, Regulation, and Involvement in Disease

...ch destroy the microorganisms within the phagosomes and lysosomes. On the other hand, when Th2 cells produce IL-4 and IL-10, these cytokines block the microbe killing that is activated by IFN-γ. The Th1/Th2 relationship has also been investigated in regards to transplantation. Th1 responses ha...

Inoculation of Viral RNA and cDNA to Potato and Tobacco Plants Using the Helios Gene Gun

...ular transport of potato virus A in diploid potatoes, Mol. Plant microbe Interact. (in press). Klein R. M., et al., High-velocity micropro...inants of systemic infection in Nicandra physaloides, Mol. Plant microbe Interact., 12 , 1074-1081 (1999) Shark, K. B., et al., Biolistic...
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