New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women
MADISON A University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineer and colleagues have developed a method that, applied in MRI scans of the breast, could spare some women with increased breast cancer risk the pain and stress of having to endure a biopsy of a questionable lump or lesion.
New statistical technique improves precision of nanotechnology data
A new statistical analysis technique
that identifies and removes systematic bias, noise and equipment-based artifacts from experimental data could lead to more precise and reliable measurement of nanomaterials and nanostructures likely to have future industrial applications.
Known as sequential...
Five Cord Blood Transplant Centers in Catalonia and Valencia Join a Study to Test a New Technique to Treat Leukemia and Lymphoma
JERUSALEM, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gamida Cell-Teva Joint Venture
announced today that five prestigious cord blood transplantations centers in
Spain, three in Barcelona and two in Valencia, have joined the Excel study.
Participating clinical sites include, in alphabetical order:
Gender-Selection Technique Embraced for Hopeful Parents
Couples can choose child's gender with less ethically charged method at Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area
SAN RAMON, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to growing numbers of couples who want to choose the sex of their next child, the Reproductive Science Cente...
Novel CU-Boulder technique shrinks size of nanotechnology circuitry
A University of Colorado at Boulder team has developed a new method of shrinking the size of circuitry used in nanotechnology devices like computer chips and solar cells by using two separate colors of light.
Like current methods in the nanoengineering field, one color of light inscribes a patt...
Hebrew University scientist develop technique for eliminating reblockage of arteries
Jerusalem, March 9, 2009 An easily implementable technique
to avoid reblockage of arteries that have been cleared through angioplasty and stent insertion has been developed by researchers led by Prof. Boris Rubinsky of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Angioplasty is the "gold-standard" tr...
New imaging technique reveals the atomic structure of nanocrystals
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A new imaging technique
developed by researchers at the University of Illinois overcomes the limit of diffraction and can reveal the atomic structure of a single nanocrystal with a resolution of less than one angstrom (less than one hundred-millionth of a centimeter).
New technique allows simultaneous tracking of gene expression and movement
Flies expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) in their retina cells or other tissues can be tracked by specially modified video cameras, creating a real time computer record of movement and gene expression. The new technique, described in the open access journal BMC Biotechnology , will allow ...
Protein-printing technique gives snapshots of immune system defense
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Nov. 3, 2008) When Albrecht Durer and other Renaissance artists painstakingly etched images onto plates, swabbed ink into the fine grooves and transferred the images to paper with a press, they never could have guessed that centuries later the same technique
would uncover the se...
Parallel 'nano-soldering' technique chosen for year's top-50 by Nanotech Briefs
You should have so much patience to solder nanowires to nanoelectrodes. Talk about fine work. (A nanometer is a billionth of a meter.)
That's why a new electroplating process that simultaneously joins many silicon nanowires to many prepatterned electrodes was selected for a 2008 Nano 50 Award b...
Pioneering IVF Technique Produces Region's First Pregnancy
Reproductive Associates of Delaware (RAD) Team Uses Frozen Donated Eggs,
Opening Doors for New Fertility Treatments
Newark, DE (PRWEB) August 10, 2008 -- A patient of Reproductive Associates of Delaware (RAD) is in the second trimester of a healthy pregnancy, following ...
New technique to compress light could open doors for optical communications
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have devised a way to squeeze light into tighter spaces than ever thought possible, potentially opening doors to new technology in the fields of optical communications, miniature lasers and optical computers.
Optics researchers succeeded pre...
New technique produces genetically identical stem cells
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (July 1, 2008) Adult cells of mice created from genetically reprogrammed cellsso-called induced pluripotent stem (IPS) stem cellscan be triggered via drug to enter an embryonic-stem-cell-like state, without the need for further genetic alteration.
The discovery, which promise...
On the boil: New nano technique significantly boosts boiling efficiency
Troy, N.Y. Whoever penned the old adage "a watched pot never boils" surely never tried to heat up water in a pot lined with copper nanorods.
A new study from researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that by adding an invisible layer of the nanomaterials to the bottom of a metal ve...
UBC physicists develop 'impossible' technique to study and develop superconductors
A team of University of British Columbia researchers has developed a technique
that controls the number of electrons on the surface of high-temperature superconductors, a procedure considered impossible for the past two decades.
Led by Physics Assoc. Prof. Andrea Damascelli, the team deposited ...
New technique measures ultrashort laser pulses at focus
Lasers that emit ultrashort pulses of light are used for numerous applications including micromachining, microscopy, laser eye surgery, spectroscopy and controlling chemical reactions. But the quality of the results is limited by distortions caused by lenses and other optical components that are p...
Assembly technique for tiny wires may eventually help detect cancer and other diseases
Bottom-up manufacturing may hold the key to production of tiny medical devices capable of testing for multiple molecules like viruses or cancer markers, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers.
"Diagnostic chips can be made more useful by assembling, at predetermined lo...
Unique infrared technique finds applications in nanoscience
The Springer journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) has chosen the Austrian chemist Thomas Lummerstorfer (31) as the recipient of its Best Paper Award 2007. Lummerstorfers paper Monolayers at solid-solid interfaces probed with infrared spectroscopy discusses an infrared technique
DNA technique yields 3-D crystalline organization of nanoparticles
UPTON, NY - In an achievement some see as the "holy grail" of nanoscience, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have for the first time used DNA to guide the creation of three-dimensional, ordered, crystalline structures of nanoparticles (particles with dim...
Doping technique brings nanomechanical devices into the semiconductor world
MADISON - With the help of a device capable of depositing metals an atom at a time in the materials used in computer chips, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has successfully blended modern semiconductor technology and nanomachines.
The work, reported this week (Sept. 26) in t...
University of Leicester scientists discover technique to help 'friendly bacteria'
There is currently a great deal of interest in the health-associated properties of probiotics, also known as beneficial or friendly bacteria, and prebiotics, the food needed for the growth of probiotic when inside our bodies. University of Leicester scientists have discovered a natural fruit-based...
New technique can be breakthrough for early cancer diagnosis
Early detection of disease is often critical to how successful treatment can be. Therefore, the development of new methods of diagnosis is a hot research field, where every small step is of great importance. In an article in the latest issue of Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, Uppsala University...
New DNA-based technique for assembly of nano- and micro-sized particles
UPTON, NY Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energys Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new method for controlling the self-assembly of nanometer and micrometer-sized particles. The method, based on designed DNA shells that coat a particles surface, can be used to manipulate the st...
New technique producing small things in large quantities
HOUSTON, September 4, 2007 Although relatively new to the market, liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions may soon be obsolete, thanks to a new technique
created by University of Houston professors.
Vincent Donnelly, Demetre Economou and Paul Ruchhoeft, all of the Cullen College of Engineering,...
Nanoscale dimensioning is fast, cheap with new NIST optical technique
A novel technique* under development at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses a relatively inexpensive optical microscope to quickly and cheaply analyze nanoscale dimensions with nanoscale measurement sensitivity. Termed Through-focus Scanning Optical Microscope (TSOM) ima...
Glycominds Joins Biomolecular Photonic (BMP) Consortium to Develop New Molecular Imaging Technique
LOD, Israel, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Glycominds Ltd., a biodiagnostics
company specializing in glycan biomarkers for diagnosis and disease
management of autoimmune diseases and cancer, announced today that has
entered the Biomolecular Photonic (BMP) Consortium. BMP is a new consortium
NimbleGen Systems CGS technique helps identify stomach bacteria
Madison, Wis. - Researchers from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, using Comparative Genome Sequencing (CGS) from NimbleGen Systems , have identified evolutionary changes in the human pathogen Helicobacter pyloria bacterium that infects the lining of the stomach and can cause co...
A technique for increasing yields in bioreactors and disposable cell-culture systems
FibraCel disks are a new cell-growth matrix that dramatically increase yields in packed-bed reactors, and
have also proven highly effective when used in spinners, disposable bottles and bags. New Brunswick
Scientific offers two new devices that use FibraCel di...
Temporal Temperature Gradient Electrophoresis: A Powerful Technique to Screen Mutations
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Paul Zoller, Theresa Redila-Flores, Dan Chu, and
Asmita Patel, Ph.D.
As the number of diseases and disorders linked to gene mutations grow,
the need for scanning single-base mutations becomes ever more vital to ...
A Simple and Rapid Technique to Purify High-Quality Midiprep DNA
High-quality plasmid DNA for all demanding molecular biology applications
Scott Basehore Jeff Braman
A new technique
is now available to quickly, easily, and reliably isolate
high-purity plasmid DNA. The convenient spin-format eliminates the need for
Lucigen aims to fill holes in genetic maps with new technique
Middleton, Wis. -- Lucigen Corporation , which provides molecular cloning products to genetics researchers, has been awarded a patent on a new way to clone genes that may solve a persistent problem in genetics.
Researchers often find missing pieces or gaps when they analyze genes using standa...
Researchers report major advance in gene therapy technique
MADISON Despite a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs during the past 15 years, gene therapy has continued to attract many of the worlds brightest scientists. They are tantalized by the enormous potential that replacing missing genes or disabling defective ones offers for curing diseases of many ...
WiCell, California firm agree to distribute stem cell lines derived with new technique
Madison, Wis. - Maybe there is something to this new technique
of deriving stem cells without destroying embryos after all.
The Madison-based WiCell Research Institute , which houses the nation's only stem cell bank, has announced an agreement in principle with Advanced Cell Technology to j...
...roach to nanocrystal synthesis is needed.
A new technique
known as "liquid cell in situ transmission electro...n solution. The Berkeley researchers deployed this technique
on NCEM's JEOL 3010 In-Situ microscope. Utilizing ...s," says Zheng. "Also, our in situ liquid cell TEM technique
can be applied to other areas of research such as ...
New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst
...ng Borane Buster
First, the team followed the catalyst-ammonia borane reaction with several technologies. One of the most important is an uncommon technique
known as operando XAFS, which allowed them to take X-ray snapshots of the catalyst in action. Most researchers examine a catalyst's structure when the...
Exciton Technologies receives FDA approval to market exSALT(TM)
...h important benefits for promoting healing and preventing infection. Exciton's exSALT(TM) antimicrobial technology uses a patented chemical deposition technique
to form a coating of active species of silver on a wide range of materials. The exSALT(TM) SD7 Wound Dressing targets the advanced wound care market i...
Angiotech Pharmaceuticals announces launch of Quill SRS product codes for laparoscopic gynecology procedures
...nd advantage is to minimize or eliminate the need for a third hand to maintain tension on the suture as typically required with a traditional suturing technique
in order to deal with tissue recoil. A third advantage of Quill SRS is that the even distribution of tension and its ability to maintain the tension a...
Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations
...A molecules from inside the pores.
Snyder has used an optical microscopy technique
called laser scanning confocal microscopy to examine the grain boundaries i... 3-D structures. Snyder and Tsapatsis were among the first teams to use the technique
to characterize zeolite membranes by selectively labeling grain boundary de...
Patent Awarded for a New X-ray Imaging Technology with Capability Unrealized with Present Day Radiological Modalities
...adiation than current FDA dosage guidelines.
No other existing radiological technique
- Angiography, CT, MRI, ultrasound or digital imaging -- has the ability to...than the current FDA dosage guidelines.
No other existing radiological technique
- Angiography, CT, MRI, ultrasound or digital imaging -- has the ability to...
OMT announces a breakthrough in the development of a novel human antibody platform
... new application for Zinc Finger Nuclease (ZFN) technology, which enabled a technique
that could revolutionize the genetic engineering of animals."
In the stu...etic engineering of rats to create a knockout, OMT used a new ZFN-mediated technique
to generate immunoglobulin knockout rats. ZFNs are engineered proteins tha...