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EasyBeacons™ - new Probes Ideal for Realtime PCR Detection of Methylation Status of Single CpG Duplets and SNPs
K. Skadhauge, C. Nielsen & U.B. Christensen

The EasyBeacons™ presented here are based on the novel technology Intercalating Nucleic Acid, INA®, linked to a fluorophore and a quencher. INA® is composed of normal DNA nucleotides and Intercalating Pseudo Nucleotides (IPNs). The fact that the EasyBeacons™ are mostly composed of normal DNA nucleotides means that in many respects EasyBeacons™ behave like DNA based probes, allowing use of standard buffers, primers and enzymes and hence reduces the optimisation efforts.

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Novel Fluidics Microbead Trap/Flow Cell Enhances Speed/Sensitivity of Bead-Based Bioassays Up to 5-Fold
RM Ozanich, CJ Bruckner-Lea, JW Grate, MG Warner, BP Dockendorff, KC Antolick, HC Edberg, LH Johnson, AN Easterday

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed a micro/nano particle trap that allows surface-functionalized magnetic or non-magnetic particles to be trapped with subsequent perfusion of sample, reagents and wash solutions, yielding significant (up to 5-fold) improvements in assay speed and sensitivity, while significantly reducing sample matrix effects.

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Utilizing High Speed Photography to Optimize Low Volume Dispensing Conditions
Mary Cornett, Mitch Gordon and Anca Rothe

In this study we use high-speed photography as a feedback mechanism for adjusting the Nanodrop instrument dispense settings to improve the positional dispense accuracy of low volume (nanoliter) drops. These same parameters can be investigated, with various fluid classes, to reduce deleterious effects on dispensing performance such as deflected streams, satellite formation, secondary pulses and drop deformation.

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Detection of Genetically Modified Organisms Using DNA Microarrays
Jaroslava Ovesna, Katerina Demnerova and Lucie Vistejnova

With the increasing production of genetically modified organis ms (GMOs ), the quick detection syst em is required. Microarrays offer a suitable and time saving method. Our aim is to develop DNA microarrays for detection of GMOs.

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Gene Expression in Cold-stressed Barley as Detected by Microarray Analysis
J. Ovesná, B. Svejkovská, L. Kuèera, M. Malý, M. Herbstová and L. Cattivelli

Goal of this work is to find genes in spring and winter barleys that are influenced by cold stress and to analyze their expression profiles during stress. A few of experiments reported influence of temperature on the leaves and crown nodes, that is why we focus our study also on crown nodes by microarray technology.

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A Novel Array- Based Assay for the Detection of Ig G-Mediated Food Intolerance
Andrew Macdonald, Michael J. Walker, Michael S. Walker and Julie G. Reeve

We have developed a microarray based immunoassay to permit both greater food panel diversity and higher throughput testing. The Genarrayt™ 200+ Foods IgG test comprises of glass slides onto which 16 microarrays of over 200 different foods have been printed. Each microarray includes standards for quantitation and positive and negative controls for quality control. Food IgGs are detected by a novel fluorescent dye labelled anti-human IgG conjugate and results are measured using a laser scanner.

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Usage of Low-Density Oligonucleotide Microarrays for Prognosis Prediction of Colorectal Cancer Patients
Slabý O., Garajová I., Svoboda M., Fabian P., Svoboda M., Šmerdová T. and Vyzula R.

This study aimed to find individual up/down-regulated genes associated with progression and metastatic potential of colorectal cancers using low-density oligonucleotide microarrays spotted with genes known to be involved in process of metastasis development. We suppose that focusing on a particular biological pathway may be more useful than genome-wide screening for our purposes.

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Diagnosis of Aortic Aneurysm from Gene Expression Profiling of Peripheral Blood
Catalin Barbacioru,Yulei Wang, Dov Shiffman, Olga Iakoubova, Sriram Balasubramanian, Julie Blake, John Elefteriades and Raymond Samaha

We report in this study that gene expression profiles of peripheral blood cells may allow early detection and diagnosis of aortic aneurysm. Gene expression profiles of peripheral blood samples collected from 58 individuals diagnosed with thoracic aortic aneurysm (cases) and 36 normal individuals (controls) were analyzed using the Applied Biosystems Expression Array Systems and Human Genome Survey Microarrays.

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Microarray Analysis Using Competitive Hybridization
J. Bishop, C. Wilson, A. M. Chagovetz and S. Blair

In this work we explore the effects of wild-type and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) target specie concentrations, temperature, and the time of hybridization on sensing specificity in two component systems. A finite element method is used to simulate the diffusion of DNA through a microfluidic chamber to the sensing surface of bound oligonucleotide probes where hybridization of DNA is modeled using the corresponding chemical reaction equation assuming low grafting density.

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Scientific News
New 'Lab-on-a-Chip' Could Revolutionize Early Diagnosis of Cancer
Faster result times, reduced costs, minimal sample demands and better sensitivity of analysis.
How Fluid Flow Influences Neuron Growth
A University of Texas at Arlington team exploring how neuron growth can be controlled in the lab and, possibly, in the human body has published a new paper in Nature Scientific Reports on how fluid flow could play a significant role.
‘Tissue Chip’ to Screen Neurological Toxins
UW-Madison team are developing a faster, more affordable way to screen for neural toxins.
Modular Components Make Building 3-D “Labs-on-a-Chip” a Snap
New building blocks take microfluidics from flat to 3-D quickly and easily.
NIH Funds Next Phase of Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Program
Scientists will integrate chips mimicking human organ functions into full body system to evaluate drugs.
Airway Muscle-On-A-Chip Mimics Asthma
Tissue-level model of human airway musculature could pave way for patient-specific asthma treatments.
New Chip Promising For Tumor-Targeting Research
The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on-chip device, will allow researchers to study the complex environment surrounding tumors and the barriers that prevent the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents.
Gene Expression Patterns in Pancreatic CTCs Revealed
Distinct patterns of gene expression in several groups of CTCs were identified, including significant differences from the primary tumor that may contribute to the ability to generate metastases and prove to be targets for improved treatment of the deadly tumor.
Blood Cleanser for Sepsis
Dialysis-like ‘biospleen’ quickly filters bacteria, fungi and toxins.
Stanford Engineers Aim to Connect the World with Ant-sized Radios
Costing just pennies to make, tiny radios-on-a-chip are designed to serve as controllers or sensors for the 'Internet of Things.'
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