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Nano-Channels Can Help Unravel Tangled Mass of DNA

Nano-Channels Can Help Unravel Tangled Mass of DNA

A simple and effective way of unravelling the often tangled mass of DNA is to “thread” the strand into a nano-channel. A study carried out with the participation of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste used simulations to measure the characteristics that this channel should have in order to achieve maximum efficiency. [More]
Researchers Capture and Release Single-Cells

Researchers Capture and Release Single-Cells

Scientists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute have figured out how to pick up and transfer single cells using a pipette -- a common laboratory tool that's been tweaked slightly. They describe this engineering feat and preliminary test results in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. [More]
Nanowires of Electric Bacteria are Cytochromes

Nanowires of Electric Bacteria are Cytochromes

For the past 10 years, scientists have been fascinated by a type of "electric bacteria" that shoots out long tendrils like electric wires, using them to power themselves and transfer electricity to a variety of solid surfaces. [More]
Covaris Debuts microTUBE LV for Next Generation Sequencing Applications

Covaris Debuts microTUBE LV for Next Generation Sequencing Applications

Covaris, Inc. announced the introduction of the patent-pending microTUBE LV, its latest product designed for low volume, high performance DNA Shearing for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications. [More]
New Report on Nanobiotechnology Applications, Markets and Companies

New Report on Nanobiotechnology Applications, Markets and Companies

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech's new report "Nanobiotechnology Applications, Markets and Companies" to their offering. [More]
Red Blood Cell Phenotype Preserved by Bio-Inspired Cryo-Ink during Nanoliter Vitrification

Red Blood Cell Phenotype Preserved by Bio-Inspired Cryo-Ink during Nanoliter Vitrification

An innovative approach of cryopreserving red blood cells using vitrification in conjunction with bio-printing technologies has been described in a new collaborative study published this week in Advanced Materials. The study, led by Dr. Utkan Demirci, is a collaboration involving scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Case Western Reserve University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Akron Biotechnology. [More]
Summer Interns at CNSE/SUNYIT Share Nanotech-Related Research at Public Poster Presentation

Summer Interns at CNSE/SUNYIT Share Nanotech-Related Research at Public Poster Presentation

Students who took part in the largest-ever Summer Internship Program class at the newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) / SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) shared their advanced, nanotechnology-related research at a public poster presentation on Friday, August 8. [More]
Individual Cells Captured by Microfluidic Device and Flown into Nano-Scale Chambers

Individual Cells Captured by Microfluidic Device and Flown into Nano-Scale Chambers

UC San Francisco researchers have identified cells’ unique features within the developing human brain, using the latest technologies for analyzing gene activity in individual cells, and have demonstrated that large-scale cell surveys can be done much more efficiently and cheaply than was previously thought possible. [More]
Single Molecule Laser Trap Assay Helps Observe Nanoscale Motions of Myosin Protein

Single Molecule Laser Trap Assay Helps Observe Nanoscale Motions of Myosin Protein

Muscle physiologist Edward Debold at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently received a three-year, $198,000 grant from the American Heart Association to support studies to uncover the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue. [More]
Bioengineers Create Remote-Controlled Nanomotors

Bioengineers Create Remote-Controlled Nanomotors

In every cell in your body, tiny protein motors are toiling away to keep you going. Moving muscles, dividing cells, twisting DNA – they are the workhorses of biology. But there is still uncertainty about how they function. To help biologists in the quest to know more, a team of Stanford bioengineers has designed a suite of protein motors that can be controlled remotely by light. [More]