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Nanopore sequencing could slash DNA analysis costs

Researchers have successfully tested a system that can identify a piece of DNA's bases directly as it moves through a modified protein nanopore. With further development, this system could greatly reduce the expensive equipment, chemicals, and lab time needed for current scanning methods.

Posted: Mar 26th, 2009

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Polymer nanowires detect cancer biomarker

Investigators at the University of California, Riverside, have developed a simple and cost-effective method of building conducting polymer nanowires that can detect a wide range of levels of a cancer biomarker.

Posted: Mar 26th, 2009

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Nanoparticles open door to cancer prevention

Using nanoparticles made of a biocompatible polymer, investigators were able to encapsulate a molecule isolated from green tea that triggers apoptosis and inhibits angiogenesis, two key biochemical events that could prevent cancer.

Posted: Mar 26th, 2009

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