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Microchip Invented for Faster, Simpler Type-1 Diabetes Diagnosis, Risk Assessment, and Biomarker Discovery

Researchers have succeeded in developing a low-cost, portable, nanotech microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes that would speed diagnosis and screening, and enable new approaches to studying how the disease develops. More...
23 Jul 2014
Image: Studying Vascular Development using Zebrafish (somites). Left: without correction. Right: optics adapted to the refractive index of the water column by using the correction ring of the Leica Planapo 2.0x CORR objective (Photo courtesy of Mailin J. Hamm, angiogenesis laboratory, University of Muenster, Germany).

Stereo Microscope Objective Designed for Specimens in Aqueous Solution

A new stereo-microscope has been developed specifically for use with specimens immersed in aqueous solution. With this objective, users can obtain pin sharp visualization of specimens with up to a 5-mm water column between the specimen and the objective. More...
23 Jul 2014
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New Molecular Biology Tool Eases Preparation of Chromatin-DNA Complexes

Biotech and other life sciences laboratories that isolate and analyze chromatin-DNA complexes will have a much easier time, as a new molecular biology tool for this purpose has now been released to the market. More...
21 Jul 2014
Image: The nanoparticles, which are capable of delivering and exchanging complementary molecules, emit a fluorescent signal that can be observed with a microscope (Photo courtesy of the University of Miami).

Nanoparticles Designed to Deliver Drugs to Targeted Cells

Investigators are exploring the use and behavior of nanoparticles to deliver molecules to target cells.  More...
16 Jul 2014

IDT Acquires SURVEYOR Nuclease Product Line from Transgenomic

The SURVEYOR line is to be used by Integrated DNA Technologies primarily to support researchers performing mutation detection and potentially-clinical genome editing, and by Transgenomic primarily to support diagnostic and other clinical applications.  More...
13 Jul 2014
Image: Tiny walking “bio-bots” are powered by muscle cells and controlled by an electric field (Photo courtesy of Janet Sinn-Hanlon, Design Group@VetMed).

Biobots Advance Soft Biological Machines

A new generation of walking “biobots” powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical pulses are providing researchers with never-before attained control over their function.   More...
13 Jul 2014

Gene Type Associated with Higher Risk of Celiac Disease

Researcher have found that children born with 2 copies of a high-risk variant in a specific group of genes confers 26% chance of developing celiac disease autoimmunity, an early sign of celiac disease, by age 5.   More...
10 Jul 2014

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