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'DNAApp' allows DNA analysis on smartphones

Researchers have developed the first mobile application for Android phones that analyses ab1 DNA sequencing files, which enables science professionals and amateur enthusiasts to engage in scientific analysis on the go, from the convenience of their mobile phones.

Posted: May 29th, 2014

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Filling in the gaps on the protein map

Substantial progress has been made in decoding the human proteome. Researchers have now mapped more than 18,000 human proteins - 92 percent of the entire proteome.

Posted: May 28th, 2014

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Ptychographic microscope for 3D live cell imaging

Researchers demonstrate that the technique may be used to visualise 3D specimens up to 34 tomographic sections in depth. These new results compare well with sectioned images collected from a confocal microscope but have the added advantage of strong phase contrast, which removes the need for sample labelling or staining.

Posted: May 28th, 2014

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A new molecule for high-resolution cell imaging

Cells have their own tiny skeletons that are responsible for many important cellular functions. Scientists have developed novel fluorescent probes for imaging these important structures easily and with unprecedented resolution.

Posted: May 25th, 2014

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Microparticles as a protein trap (w/video)

Most medicines sold today are produced biotechnologically. A new cleaning method developed at the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) combines five purification steps and extremely facilitates the workup process. These microparticles technology is already used at Boehringer Ingelheim.

Posted: May 20th, 2014

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Spiders spin possible solution to 'sticky' problems

Researchers at The University of Akron are again spinning inspiration from spider silk - this time to create more efficient and stronger commercial and biomedical adhesives that could, for example, potentially attach tendons to bones or bind fractures.

Posted: May 16th, 2014

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