Article - 6 Dec 2009
DNA is a truly amazing material. Mechanically, DNA can be rigid or flexible, tunable by its composition and length. Physically, DNA is very small - only 2 nanometer in diameter; yet its length is...
Article - 24 Mar 2009
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is used to image DNA with high accuracy and under physiological conditions. In order to be imaged by AFM, samples must be immobilized onto a flat surface.
News - 21 Jul 2009
One of the earliest events that changes a normal cell into a malignant one is known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) hypermethylation, a biochemical alteration that inactivates critical tumor-suppressor...
News - 16 Aug 2008
Platinum-based anticancer agents have a long history as proven therapeutic agents, but their toxicity and short lifetime in the body and the ability of tumors to develop resistance to these drugs...
News - 13 Apr 2010
EU-funded scientists in Sweden have developed a novel method to study genetic variation directly in individual cells and in tissues. Their findings, published in the journal Nature Methods, provide...
News - 2 Mar 2010
Researchers from A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) join efforts to fight emerging infectious diseases with their breakthrough total analysis solution that combines sample extraction,...
News - 16 Sep 2010
By constructing a microscope apparatus that achieves resolution never before possible in living cells, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have illuminated the...
News - 1 Jun 2010
EU-funded scientists have succeeded in demonstrating the feasibility of components for a kind of 'biocomputer', paving the way for new advances in the field of bioengineering. The scientists,...
News - 18 May 2009
A team of University of Oregon biologists, using fruit flies, has created a way to isolate RNA from specific cells, opening a new window on how gene expression drives normal development and...
News - 27 Aug 2013
When Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the double helical structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in 1953, their findings began a genetic revolution to map, study, and sequence the building...