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First universal DNA reader to advance faster, cheaper sequencing efforts

Arizona State University scientists have come up with a new twist in their efforts to develop a faster and cheaper way to read the DNA genetic code. They have developed the first, versatile DNA reader that can discriminate between DNA's four core chemical components - the key to unlocking the vital code behind human heredity and health.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2010

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Synthesizing a molecule with promising semiconductor properties

A team of chemists from the University of New Hampshire has synthesized the first-ever stable derivative of nonacene, creating a compound that holds significant promise in the manufacture of flexible organic electronics such as large displays, solar cells and radio frequency identification tags.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2010

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New nanoparticle could improve cancer detection, drug delivery

University of Florida scientists have developed a new nanoparticle that could improve cancer detection and drug delivery. The particle, called a micelle and made up of a cluster of molecules called aptamers, easily recognizes tumors and binds strongly to them.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2010

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Bacterial enzyme with industrial applications characterized

Microbial enzymes are commonly used to reduce the levels of contamination created by industrial processes. Researchers in Barcelona present their characterization of a xylan-degrading enzyme from the the bacteria Paenibacillus barcinonensis, an isolated microorganism found in the Ebro delta.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2010

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Better knowledge of cell structure could aid organ reconstruction, energy harvesting

Cornel Sultan, assistant professor of aerospace and ocean engineering at Virginia Tech, is the latest faculty member at the university to learn he has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. In his work he is looking at biological discoveries to develop new controllable structures that, in engineering terms, have 'tensional integrity' or tensegrity.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2010

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Architekten der Nanowelt

Zum zweiten Mal innerhalb kurzer Zeit kann sich das Physik-Department der Technischen Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) ueber Forschungsgelder der EU in Millionenhoehe freuen: Diesmal erhaelt Professor Johannes Barth im Rahmen eines Advanced-Grants vom European Research Council (ERC) 2,6 Millionen Euro fuer ein Projekt zur Erforschung der grundlegenden Bauprinzipien von Nano-Architekturen auf Traegermaterialien.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2010

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