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Researchers demonstrate nanoscale X-ray imaging of bacterial cells

December 7, 2009
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Contact: Andreas Battenberg battenberg@zv.tum.de 49-892-891-2890 Technische Universitaet Muenchen Sharper vision for new insights into biological questions, including DNA repair An ultra-high-resolution imaging technique using X-ray diffraction is a step closer to fulfilling its promise as a window on nanometer-scale stru…

Study finds new relationship between gene duplication and alternative splicing in plants

December 7, 2009
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Contact: Sam Fahmy sfahmy@uga.edu 706-542-5361 University of Georgia Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia scientists looking to understand the genetic mechanisms of plant defense and growth have found for the first time in plants an inverse relationship between gene duplication and alternative splicing. The finding has implications for diversity not …

New platinum compound shows promise in tumor cells

December 7, 2009
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Contact: Jennifer Hirsch jfhirsch@mit.edu 617-253-1682 Massachusetts Institute of Technology CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT chemists have developed a new platinum compound that is as powerful as the commonly used anticancer drug cisplatin but better able to destroy tumor cells. The new compound, mitaplatin, combines cisplatin with anoth…

New technology could boost disease detection tests’ speed and sensitivity

December 7, 2009
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Contact: Suzanne Taylor Muzzin suzanne.taylormuzzin@yale.edu 203-432-8555 Yale University New Haven, Conn. – A team led by Yale University scientists has developed a way to rapidly manipulate and sort different cells in the blood using magnetizable liquids. The findings, which will be published the week of December 7 in the online edit…

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Finds Hope Through Stem Cell Treatment

December 6, 2009
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  -Electromyogram (EMG) findings show improvement in conduction speed and latency-RNL Bio's stem cell therapy demonstrates effective outcomes SEOUL, Korea, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ — RNL Bio Co., Ltd, (www.rnl.co.kr) a leading biopharmaceutical company specialized in adult stem cell therapeutics announced today that a 46-year-old female, Kang Sook Park's Multiple Scler…


White Lab Coats, Blue Hair Bonnets and Pink Gloves

December 5, 2009
biotech

Geeky humor making the rounds

Advances in Genetic Understanding and Treatment Protocols Lead to Significant Progress in …

December 5, 2009
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Leukemia and myeloproliferative disorders are serious and often deadly blood cancers. Research presented today at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology introduces potential new treatment options and improved diagnostic methods for patients suffering from acute promyelocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and myelofibrosis that are based on a better understanding of the underlying genetic causes of these conditions. “Researcher…

Keeping the genie in the bottle: transgene biocontainment by excision in pollen

December 5, 2009
biotech

Hong S. Moon, Yi Li, C. Neal Stewart. Gene flow from transgenic plants is an environmental and regulatory concern. While biocontainment might be achieved using male sterility or transgenic mitigation tools, we believe that perhaps the….

Immunochemical binding assays for detection and quantification of trace impurities in biotechnological production

December 5, 2009
biotech

Bo Mattiasson, Kosin Teeparuksapun, Martin Hedström. New, highly sensitive, biosensor concepts make it possible to assay biomacromolecules at concentrations that previously were far below the limit of detection. The previous generation of assays use….

Elastin-like polypeptides revolutionize recombinant protein expression and their biomedical application

December 5, 2009
biotech

Doreen M. Floss, Kai Schallau, Stefan Rose-John, Udo Conrad, Jürgen Scheller. Elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs) are highly biocompatible and exhibit a potentially highly useful property: that of a thermally responsive reversible phase transition. These characteristics make E….