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Researchers Use Vertical Nanowires to Create More Varied Surfaces Where Artificial Membranes can Form

Researchers Use Vertical Nanowires to Create More Varied Surfaces Where Artificial Membranes can Form

Vertical nanowires could be used for detailed studies of what happens on the surface of cells. The findings are important for pharmaceuticals research, among other applications. A group of researchers from Lund University in Sweden have managed to make artificial cell membranes form across a large number of vertical nanowires, known as a 'nano-forest'. [More]
Nanosphere to Present Data on Clinical and Economic Impact of Verigene BC-GP Test at ICAAC 2014

Nanosphere to Present Data on Clinical and Economic Impact of Verigene BC-GP Test at ICAAC 2014

Nanosphere, Inc., a company enhancing medicine through targeted molecular diagnostics, today announced that three outcomes studies demonstrating the clinical and economic impact of the Verigene® Gram-Positive Blood Culture Nucleic Acid Test (BC-GP) will be presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), to be held in Washington, DC on September 5 – 9, 2014. [More]
Artificial Virus Offers Prospects for Delivery of Pharmaceuticals

Artificial Virus Offers Prospects for Delivery of Pharmaceuticals

Researchers from Wageningen UR, together with colleagues from the University of Leiden, Eindhoven University of Technology and Radboud University Nijmegen, have successfully developed an artificial virus. [More]
NSF Grant to Help Study How DNA Travels Through Carbon Nanotubes

NSF Grant to Help Study How DNA Travels Through Carbon Nanotubes

A Binghamton University physicist’s experiments may one day lead to sophisticated sensors that are able to detect small amounts of dangerous materials rapidly. [More]
New Range of Ultra-High Quality Gold Nanoparticles from Innova Biosciences

New Range of Ultra-High Quality Gold Nanoparticles from Innova Biosciences

Innova Biosciences (Innova), a specialist provider of bioconjugation products and services, announced today the commercial launch of InnovaGOLD, a new range of ultra-high quality gold nanoparticles that have demonstrated improved sensitivity, stability and reproducibility in immunoassays compared to other commercially available gold colloids. [More]
Virus Particles and Proteins Can be Combined to Form Crystals

Virus Particles and Proteins Can be Combined to Form Crystals

Almost a hundred years ago in 1929 Linus Pauling presented the famous Pauling’s Rules to describe the principles governing the structure of complex ionic crystals. These rules essentially describe how the arrangement of atoms in a crystal is critically dependent on the size of the atoms, their charge and type of bonding. [More]
Bioparallel Chemistry Approach Activates Essential Metabolism Compound Inside Cells

Bioparallel Chemistry Approach Activates Essential Metabolism Compound Inside Cells

A so-called bioparallel chemistry approach is successfully used to image and activate an essential metabolism compound inside a cell. [More]
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]