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ASU Sees Sunny Future For Tech Transfer 4/23/04

April 23, 2004 12:27 pm | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin With antiquated legislation going back to the Wild West days, Arizona is one of the only remaining states to not allow its universities to take equity positions in companies stemming from scientific discoveries by faculty. That may change in November when a new bill concerning technology transfer will be posted with the state general election.

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Manufacturing a More Powerful T Cell Against Cancer 4/22/04

April 23, 2004 8:24 am | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin As part of a phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md., Aastrom Biosciences Inc. will conduct a $124,000, eight-month study to demonstrate the feasibility and advantages of their technology to culture T lymphocytes or T cells for treatment against malignant melanoma.

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Oligos Block Small RNA Function and Call Out Proteins 4/21/04

April 22, 2004 8:11 am | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Inserting a 2´-O-methyl oligonucleotide into a cell can inhibit small RNA function. That was the method demonstrated by researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

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Mapping Brain Genes in 3D 4/20/04

April 20, 2004 1:02 pm | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin Researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago, are developing an interactive gene expression map of the brain, as part of The Human Brain Project (HBP).

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Fishing for Antigens in Insects 4/16/04

April 16, 2004 12:39 pm | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin A baculovirus-based method permits insect cells infected with a virus encoding a library of peptides to display unique major histocompatibility complexes (MHCs) on their surface.

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Quantitative Mouse Models Allow Increase or Decrease in Gene Expression 4/15/04

April 15, 2004 11:37 am | Articles | Comments

by Elizabeth Tolchin A pioneer in developing procedures for creating mouse models for gene targeting has now developed a technique for altering the level of expression of a chosen gene in mice without changing its function.

Mississippi Takes on Tobacco-based High-Volume Antibody Expression 4/14/04

April 14, 2004 10:57 am | Articles | Comments

by Robert Ford A five-year agreement between Mississippi State University (MSU), Starkville, Miss., and Toxin Alert Inc., Toronto, Canada, plans to provide research funding to the university for the development of large-scale antibody production in tobacco plants.

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Microplate Reader (3007)

April 14, 2004 10:52 am | Articles | Comments

Model DV990 Microplate Reader is available with or without UV reading capability. In the visible part of the spectra it covers 400-800 nm range. The unit can be equipped with 4-6 filters. Single, double and trichromatic wavelength measurements can be performed.

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Ion Exchange Plasmid Purification

April 14, 2004 10:51 am | Articles | Comments

PhoenIX™ Ion Exchange Plasmid Purification System utilizes a solid-phase column with patented resin to both optimize purification and enhance the degree of separation between different biomolecules.

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Life Science/Drug Discovery Research Product Guide

April 14, 2004 10:51 am | Articles | Comments

The Life Science and Drug Discovery Research Product Guide features optimized 96-well filter plates for membrane-based bioassays and bioseparations.

Laboratory Furniture

April 14, 2004 10:51 am | Articles | Comments

Full-color, 272-page Furniture Catalog presents a complete line of metal and wood casework, countertops, fixtures, sinks, tables, seating, fume hoods, workstations, appliances, pre-fabricated rooms, shelving, carts, safety items, and accessories for new and renovated laboratory facilities.

Nucleic Acid Delivery And Labeling Reagents

April 14, 2004 10:51 am | Articles | Comments

Mirus Corp. 2003/2004 catalog provides product data and technical information on nucleic acid delivery and labeling reagents. Discover Trans IT® Transfection Reagents are optimized for specific cell lines and applications such as plasmid and siRNA delivery.

Analysis Of Fibril Elongation By Surface Plasmon Resonance

April 14, 2004 10:32 am | Articles | Comments

Peptide aggregates are associated with several diseases, including Alzheimer's and Huntington's Disease. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) -amyloid peptide (Ab) (1-40) was monitored

More Than a Quarter of Drug Development Costs Spent on Patient Recruitment 4/13/04

April 13, 2004 1:31 pm | Articles | Comments

by Robert Ford Pharmaceutical companies are finding it more difficult to attract patients to take part in clinical studies, which results in a delay in getting drugs into the marketplace.

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Solid Metal Step Tube Holder

April 12, 2004 7:48 am | Articles | Comments

Solid aluminum step tube holder can hold 64 tubes of 1.5-/2-ml capacity. Step design makes it easy to store, identify, and access sample tubes. Solid metal construction allows samples to be organized in an ice bucket or on a hot plate.

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