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Device Developed for Rapid On-Site Pathogen Diagnostics

A novel nanotechnology-based prototype device can detect pathogens such as Ebola and other hemorrhagic fever viruses – quickly and on-site.  More...
26 Oct 2014
Image: Side view of the microrobot next to a US penny (Photo courtesy of Purdue University).

Force-Sensing Microbots Designed to Probe Cells

Microrobots that have the capability of probing and engineering individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are being constructed with technology that senses the minuscule forces exerted by a robot’s tiny probe.   More...
23 Oct 2014
Image: The UC Santa Cruz Ebola Genome Portal contains links to the newly created Ebola browser and to scientific literature on the deadly virus (Photo courtesy of UCSC).

Ebola Genome Browser Now Online to Help Scientists’ Respond to Crisis

A US genomics institute has just released a new Ebola genome browser to help international researchers develop a vaccine and antiserum to help stop the spread of the Ebolavirus. More...
21 Oct 2014
Image: Yale West Campus is organized into research institutes and core facilities — all designed to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue (Photo courtesy of Yale University).

American and European Partners Establish a Microscopy Center of Excellence

A prominent American university has announced a partnership agreement with a major European producer of microscopes and imaging tools that will establish a center for the use of cutting-edge imaging technologies and the development of new ones.  More...
16 Oct 2014
Image: Leica Microsystems has launched the new LAS X user-friendly imaging and analysis software platform for widefield, confocal, and super-resolution microscopy (Photo courtesy of Leica Microsystems).

Newly Upgraded Software Suite Expands Microscopy Applications

A newly upgraded software suite improves image acquisition, processing, and analysis for most applications including widefield, confocal, and super-resolution microscopy.  More...
06 Oct 2014

Protein Maps to Help Develop Powerful New Cancer Drugs

Chemical scientists have gained new insights into how a disease-causing enzyme makes changes to proteins and how to block it. The scientists hope their findings will help them to design drugs that could target the enzyme, known as N-myristoyltransferase, and potentially lead to new treatments for cancer and inflammatory conditions.   More...
06 Oct 2014

Big Data Consortium to Advance Neuromuscular Disease Research

A five-center consortium has been initiated in the United States to gather and analyze thousands of bits of data to develop a global outlook of neuromuscular disorders.  More...
05 Oct 2014

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