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Nanofiber micelles from the self-assembly of block copolymers

December 5, 2009
biotechnology

Jieshu Qian, Meng Zhang, Ian Manners, Mitchell A. Winnik. Micelles are formed when block copolymers are dissolved in solvents selective for one of the blocks. In contrast to micelles formed by surfactants, block copolymer micelles are generally more robu….

Monitoring protein interactions and dynamics with solvatochromic fluorophores

December 5, 2009
biotech

Galen S. Loving, Matthieu Sainlos, Barbara Imperiali. Solvatochromic fluorophores possess emission properties that are sensitive to the nature of the local microenvironment. These dyes have been exploited in applications ranging from the study of pro….

UD scientists take theoretical research on ‘nasty’ molecule to next level

December 4, 2009
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Contact: Tracey Bryant tbryant@udel.edu 302-831-8185 University of Delaware Some atoms don't always follow the rules. Take the beryllium dimer, a seemingly simple molecule made up of two atoms that University of Delaware physicists Krzysztof Szalewicz and Konrad Patkowski and colleague Vladimír Spirko of the Academy of Sciences of t…

Scientists discover gene module underlying atherosclerosis development

December 4, 2009
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Contact: Press Officer Katarina Sternudd katarina.sternudd@ki.se 46-852-483-895 Karolinska Institutet By measuring the total gene activity in organs relevant for coronary artery disease (CAD), scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have identified a module of genes that is important for the recruitment of white b…

Stem cells battle for space

December 4, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Audrey Huang audrey@jhmi.edu 410-614-5105 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions The body is a battle zone. Cells constantly compete with one another for space and dominance. Though the manner in which some cells win this competition is well known to be the survival of the fittest, how stem cells duke it out for space and survival is…

How to read brain activity?

December 4, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Dr. Kevin Whittingstall kevin.whittingstall@tuebingen.mpg.de 009-707-160-11606 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft For the very first time, scientists show what EEG can really tell us about how the brain functions The electroencephalogram (EEG) is widely used by physicians and scientists to study brain functi…

Scientists think ‘killer petunias’ should join the ranks of carnivorous plants

December 4, 2009
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Contact: Bronwyn Friedlander pr@kew.org 020-833-25605 Wiley-Blackwell Scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Natural History Museum believe that carnivorous behaviour in plants is far more widespread than previously thought, with many commonly grown plants – such as petunias – at least part way to being “meat eat…

First Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Approved for Use Under New NIH Guidelines

December 4, 2009
biotech

NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., today announced the approval of the first 13 human embryonic stem cell (hESC) …Click Here to Read More

Wayne State Researchers Report a Possible ‘Proofreading’ Step in DNA Synthesis by Observing …

December 3, 2009
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Research could lead to an understanding of how accurate DNA replication occurs to prevent mutations known to result in cancer and genetic diseases DETROIT, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Wayne State researchers have for the first time observed the movement of a single molecule of DNA polymerase as it incorporates nucleotides one by one. More significantly, they have identified a previously unknown step that they speculate is part of the proofreading process known to prevent the polymer…


500 gather in Miami to Discuss Florida biotech business

December 3, 2009
biotech

Hundreds of business leaders gathered in Miami to discuss how to nurture the emerging biotech sector of Florida’s economy. Biotechnology …Click Here to Read More