Stable Chloroplast: Myth or Reality? Shailesh Joshi and Dyfed Evans
Chloroplasts principally encode the photosynthetic machinery in Viridiplantae. It has long been accepted that in photosynthetic plants chloroplast genomic structure is uniquely stable as it is maternally and clonally inherited. The first chloroplast genomes sequenced supported this view. The current study was undertaken to address the potential issue of global chloroplast(in)stability.
Validation of Collection and Extraction Methods of Saliva for Use in Biomarker Research Sarah E. Hurst and Brandon T. Hall
This poster investigates the collection and extraction methods of saliva for use in biomarker research.
Rapid Detection of Somatic Mutations in Cancer Genes Michael J. Powell et. al.,
Rapid higly sensitive detection of tumor gene mutations in DNA derived from FFPE or plasma samples can be achieved with QClamp PCR technology.
Accurate Normalization of Grain Samples Using Pressure-Based Volume Measurement Technology Bill Gigante, John Thomas Bradshaw, Tanya Knaide
A common challenge experienced by sample screening facilities is identifying individual sample quantity prior to DNA extraction. Accurately identifying sample quantity allows the user to pipette exact amounts of extraction buffer into each well.
Development of a Microfluidic Device for Sperm Movement Shweta Bhagwat (b), Vibha Jayaraj* (b), Priyanka Parte (a), Sameer Jadhav (b)
We show the design of a device for studying sperm chemotaxis and the testing of different chemicals as a source of chemoattractants.
New Microarray Slides Capable of Enhancing Fluorescence Baumgold, Jesse
Slides for proteomic microarrays with imbedded nanoparticles that enhance fluoresce by ~ 30-fold via a plasmonic effect. These slides are useful for enhancing fluorescence of protein or peptide microarrays.
Expression of Wnt5a in Urothelial Carcinoma as a Potential Prognostic Marker Mark Saling 1, Jordan K. Duckett 1, Scott Jenkinson 2 and Ramiro Malgor 3
Our results support the previous studies that suggest Wnt5a plays a pathological role in urothelial carcinoma.
DHPLC Technology as a High-throughput Detection of Mutations in a Durum Wheat TILLING Population Colasuonno P.1, Incerti O. 1, Lozito M.L. 1, Sbalzarini M. 2, Zaccagna P. 2, Papadimitriou S. 2, Blanco A. 1, Gadaleta A. 1
This study is a beautiful example of DHPLC technology application and shows an alternative tool to current strategies of SNP detection based on genotyping array.
Automated detection and control of controlled substances Joe Bradley, Ian Johns
Scitegrity, in conjunction with the Pistoia Alliance and a number of pharmaceutical companies, have developed Controlled Substances Squared to scan large chemical libraries (millions of compounds) and determine whether a compound is considered as controlled in a selected country.