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Image: From the electron microscope image of nanocrystals—here, a magnesium oxide nanocrystal— below, the three-dimensional structure is reconstructed with atomic precision using a new method developed by researchers from Jülich and Xi’an. The red spheres represent magnesium, the blue, oxygen (Photo courtesy of Forschungszentrum Jülich).

Electron Microscopy Advance Rebuilds Third Dimension from Just One Image

Scientists have developed a new nanotechnology strategy with which crystal structures can be reconstructed with atomic precision in all three dimensions.  More...
30 Sep 2014
Image: Activating a gene called AMPK in the nervous system induces the antiaging cellular recycling process of autophagy in both the brain and intestine. Activating AMPK in the intestine leads to increased autophagy in both the intestine and brain. Matthew Ulgherait, David Walker and UCLA colleagues showed that this ‘interorgan’ communication during aging can substantially prolong the healthy lifespan of fruit flies (Photo courtesy of Matthew Ulgherait, UCLA).

Activating Gene Slows the Aging Process by “Remote Control”

Biologists have identified a gene that can delay the aging process when triggered remotely in vital organs. The life scientists, working with fruit flies, switched on a gene called AMPK, which is a major energy sensor in cells.   More...
28 Sep 2014

New Objectives Enhance Multiphoton Laser Microscopy

Two new objectives specifically designed for use with advanced multiphoton laser microscopes are now available for use in biotech and other life science laboratories.  More...
24 Sep 2014
Image: Microfluidic device uses sound waves to sort tumor from white-blood cells as they flow through the channel from left to right (IDT [interdigital transducers] are sound source) (Photo courtesy of Ding X, et al).

Acoustic Device Designed to Separate Tumor Cells from Blood Cells Could Help Assess Cancer’s Spread

Researchers have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel.   More...
23 Sep 2014

“Switch Off Button” Discovered in Autoimmune Disorders

Scientists have made an important advance in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis by demonstrating how to stop cells destroy healthy body tissue. Instead of the body’s immune system destroying its own tissue by mistake, researchers have discovered how cells can be transformed from being aggressive to actually protecting against disease.  More...
22 Sep 2014

Collaboration of Mayo Clinic and IBM Cognitive Computer Devised to Improve Clinical Trial Research

The Mayo Clinic and IBM recently announced plans to pilot Watson, the IBM cognitive computer, to match patients more rapidly with suitable clinical trials.   More...
21 Sep 2014

New Inverted Microscope Designed to Readily Adapt to Changing Research Demands

A new inverted microscope for biotech and other life science laboratories was designed to readily accommodate modifications and upgrades to allow it to keep current with changing research demands and interests.  More...
16 Sep 2014

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