A newly synthesized material might provide a dramatically improved method for separating the highest-octane components of gasoline. Measurements at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have clarified* why. The research team, which included scientists from NIST and several other universities, has published its findings in the journal Science. [More]
Over the past few decades, neuroscientists have made much progress in mapping the brain by deciphering the functions of individual neurons that perform very specific tasks, such as recognizing the location or color of an object. [More]
Physicists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have found out how tiny islands of magnetic material align themselves when sorted on a regular lattice - by measurements at BESSY II. Contrary to expectations, the north and south poles of the magnetic islands did not arrange themselves in a zigzag pattern, but in chains. [More]
CEA-Leti said today that Europe is strongly positioned to design and manufacture volume silicon photonics devices because of the success of the recently completed HELIOS program.
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How active a living cell is can be seen by its oxygen consumption. The method for determining this consumption has now been significantly improved by chemists in Bochum. The problem up to now was that the measuring electrode altered the oxygen consumption in the cell's environment much more than the cell itself. [More]
3D structures of biological molecules like proteins directly affect the way they behave in our bodies. EPFL scientists have developed a new infrared-UV laser method to more accurately determine the structure of proteins containing thousands of atoms. [More]
For the scientific community, it’s been a long time coming - but now for the first time, the atomic structure of the enzyme, sphinogosine kinase 1, SphK1, responsible for an important potent lipid mediator, sphingosine-1-phosphate, has been uncovered by a research team at Amgen in San Francisco. [More]
Cancer Genetics, Inc.’s (“CGI” or the “Company”) wholly-owned subsidiary, Cancer Genetics Italia, S.r.l. (“CGI Italia”), has entered into an agreement with Nikon Instruments S.p.A. (“Nikon”) for the distribution of oncology-focused DNA Probes intended for fluorescence in situ hybridization (“FISH”) in the Italian market. [More]
The trend towards automated high content assays, particularly for systems biology and drug discovery, has stimulated the development of automated fluorescence microscopy systems to image sample arrays.
In a recent article in (Li X. et. al. Nature Methods advance online publication, 5 May 2013 doi:10.1038/nmeth.2472) researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) report on the use of a breakthrough new camera and associated methods in the near-atomic-resolution reconstruction of the 700 kDa 20S proteasome protein complex using single particle cryo electron microscopy (cryo-EM). [More]