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LungFUSION Panel

April 30, 2015 3:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LungFUSION Panel is designed to rapidly detect fusions in ALK, RET, or ROS1 genes for use on the MassARRAY System. The panel detects both known and de novo translocations at ~ 10% frequency, uses minimal sample quantities, and requires only 10 ng of cDNA template. RNA can be extracted from fresh, frozen, or formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues (FFPE) and/or cell lines.

New Chip Technology Provides Rapid and Sensitive Quantitation of Small Molecules

April 30, 2015 3:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Protea Biosciences Group, Inc. presented a new Chip-Based Technology at the Pittsburgh Conference (Pittcon), in New Orleans, LA. This nanopost array technology, called REDIchip (Resonance-Enhanced Desorption Ionization), was invented in the laboratory of Akos Vertes, P.hD., Department of Chemistry, the George Washington University. The chip is designed to be used for mass spectrometric analysis on MALDI platforms without the need for matrix.  

Chipotle Tosses GMOs, but Will Other Restaurants Follow?

April 30, 2015 11:37 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The national fast-food chain rid its menu of genetically-modified ingredients this week, but other restaurants might not find it as easy to go cold-turkey from the genetically engineering crops currently dominating the market.

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Exclusive Biotinylated Protein Collection

April 30, 2015 10:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO has launched a new and exclusive biotinylated protein collection specially designed to simplify your research. Attaching biotin to proteins and other macromolecules is an established labelling method which allows specific detection of biotin-tagged molecules via anti-biotin antibody, avidin or streptavidin based reporter systems.

Capture and Analysis of Western Blots

April 30, 2015 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific MYECL Imager is an imaging instrument that delivers one-touch image capture and analysis of protein and nucleic acid gels and Western blots. Featuring a compact, benchtop footprint, the MYECL Imager incorporates charge-coupled device (CCD) camera technology.

World First for Artificial Pancreas Team

April 30, 2015 10:23 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

The first natural birth to a mother with diabetes who has been fitted with an artificial pancreas took place this week.

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Foreign Antibodies Fight Cancer

April 30, 2015 10:13 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

A mouse’s T cells can be primed to attack and eliminate a malignant tumor by injecting antibodies from another mouse with resistance to the tumor, as well as by activating certain signaling cells, a study has found.

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How the Brain Tells Good From Bad

April 30, 2015 10:04 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Eating a slice of chocolate cake or spending time with a friend usually stimulates positive feelings, while getting in a car accident or anticipating a difficult exam is more likely to generate a fearful or anxious response.

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Transfection Tips and Tricks

April 30, 2015 9:53 am | by Andrea Toell, Ph.D., Product Manager at Lonza Walkersville, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Transfection is used to modify cells for a wide range of applications, from basic research looking to understand gene function, to establishing disease models, developing new therapeutics, bioprocessing and biomanufacturing. The process hinges upon transferring a substrate into a cell to achieve a desired outcome.

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Is the World Failing in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance?

April 30, 2015 9:06 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Only 34 out of 133 countries participating in the recent survey of countries in the six WHO regions have a comprehensive national plan to fight resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines.

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3 Boys Saved by Customized Airway Tube Made on 3-D Printer

April 30, 2015 9:04 am | by Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe - and the implants even expanded as the tots grew.

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System Replaces Film-based Western Blots

April 29, 2015 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

LI-COR Biosciences announces the launch of the C-DiGit Blot Scanner. C-DiGit Blot Scanner is a digital replacement for film-based chemiluminescent Western blots that eliminates the need for a traditional darkroom.

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Contributes to Successful Brain Aging

April 29, 2015 10:08 am | by Boston University | News | Comments

Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.

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Bringing Order to Big Data of Human Biology

April 29, 2015 10:02 am | by Simons Foundation | News | Comments

'Network-guided association study,' or NetWAS, led to identification of gene interaction networks for organs as diverse as the kidney, the liver and the whole brain.

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Rare Dune Plants Thrive on Disturbance

April 29, 2015 9:53 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Stabilizing dunes suppresses native species and makes the dunes themselves more prone to erosion.

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