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Accurate Determination of Moisture Content of Soft Contact Lenses by Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy
Dr. Hari Narayanan, Dr. Keith Freel

NIR spectroscopy was used to determine moisture content in soft contact lenses to and accuracy of 1%. Various sample presentation methods were used and the results were compared.

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Accurate Determination of Moisture Content of Soft Contact Lenses by Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy
Dr. Hari Narayanan, Dr. Keith Freel

NIR spectroscopy was used to determine moisture content in soft contact lenses to and accuracy of 1%. Various sample presentation methods were used and the results were compared.

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Investigation of Chemical Contaminants in Soils Following Superstorm Sandy
Amy C Mandigo*, Dana J DiScenza*, Alison R Keimowitz†, and Neil Fitzgerald*

Investigation of Chemical Contaminants in Soils Following Superstorm Sandy

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Rapid analysis of 3D tumour spheroids in soft agar and on ultra-low attachment plates using a laser scanning imaging system
Anne F Hammerstein, Diana Caracino, and Paul Wylie

The requirement for better in-vitro models that are compatible with high-throughput screening campaigns has led to the development of 3D cell cultures models, especially muliticellular spheroids, which retain many of the morphological and genetic traits of tumours.
Here we describe the formation of such spheroids by two methods: on ultra-low attachment plates and in semi-solid agarose. Both methods are compatible with 96- and 384-well microplate formats.

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Combining low and high volume liquid handling capabilities for ADME screening
Joby Jenkins, Kevin Moore, Stephen Fowler, Pascal Schenk

In this study we demonstrate the integration of two liquid handlers to extend the volume dispensing range creating low-volume assay-ready plates with high accuracy and precision. This was then successfully applied to a CYP inhibition assay.

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Does the increase of exosomal microRNAs reflect an activated immune system in melanoma?
Nina Koliha, Florian S. Dreyer , Jochen Dindorf , Andreas Bosio, Andreas S. Baur , and Stefan Wild

Cutaneous malignant melanoma is a form of skin cancer that accounts for 65% of skin cancer-related deaths. The incidence increases continuously, and while early detection leads to nearly 100% survival rates, the mortality raises to greater than 80% for patients with advanced disease.

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A New Approach to Increase Yields and Improve Functionality of Recombinant Proteins
Antti Vasala, BioSilta Oy, Oulu, Finland

The ability to express and extract fully functional proteins in sufficient quantities from bacterial cultures is a prerequisite for many projects in which recombinant proteins are required for structural studies, functional characterization, as assay components or for other applications. However, low yield, poor solubility and lack of functionality are often associated with, what should be, a routine procedure.

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Fingerprinting analytical strategy used for authentication of honey
Oana Romina DINCAa,b, Roxana Elena IONETEa*, Raluca POPESCUa, Radu TAMAIANa, Diana COSTINELa, Gabriel Lucian RADUb

The goal of the current study is mainly to establish potential origin markers, and not to build a model for prediction. This research provides a database for comparison of honey samples from Romania with other honey samples from the world. Data on d13C, d18O and d2H of honey measured by IRMS together with the stable isotopes (deuterium by SNIF-NMR and carbon 13 - IRMS) in ethanol from fermented honeys were reported.

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Function of Protein Kinase C-1 in memory in Caenorhabditis elegans

To study long lasting olfactory memory in C. elegans, we conditioned the nematodes to form an association between the odorant benzaldehyde and starvation.

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UK Government Must Do More to Reduce Risk of vCJD Infection
Report recommends that UK Government commission a full assessment of the risks currently faced by the UK blood supply.
Capturing Cancer: A Powerful New Technique for Early Diagnosis
Researchers describe an innovative technique for early disease detection, which they call immunosignaturing.
Significant Step Towards Blood Test for Alzheimer's
Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s, marking a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease.
Researchers Identify Urgent Need for Alzheimer's Disease Drug Development
Analysis of clinical trials published in the journal Alzheimer's Research & Therapy shows that the pipeline for potential treatments of AD is small and rate of success is limited.
New Tool to Study Critical Protein Interaction in Cancer Research
A*STAR scientists used fluorescent molecular rotors to study protein-protein interactions involving p53 and MDM2 in cells.
Researchers Discover ‘Trojan Horse’ Method
Scientists found a way to deliver proteins into live human cells without harm.
Missing Protein Explains Link Between Obesity and Diabetes
A*STAR scientists pioneered a molecular connection between the two health conditions.
Potential Alzheimer’s Drug Prevents Abnormal Blood Clots in the Brain
Researchers have identified a compound that might halt the progression of Alzheimer’s by interfering with the role of plaque forming amyloid-ß.
CRI Finds Key to Identifying, Enriching Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Biomarker enables researchers to accurately characterize the properties and function of MSCs in the body.
Biologists Find ‘Missing Link’ in the Production of Protein Factories in Cells
Biologists at UC San Diego have found the “missing link” in the chemical system that enables animal cells to produce ribosomes.
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