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The expanding application range of MS in life sciences, food, energy, and health sciences research was highlighted at this year's ASMS meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
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Nine-protein test shown superior to conventional assessments of risk.
Self-Assembling Protein Shell for Drug Delivery
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Nanoprobe Enables Measurement of Protein Dynamics in Living Cells
Mass. General and Harvard researchers use device to measure how anesthetic affects levels of Alzheimer's-associated proteins.
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Monitoring Bacterial Cell-to-Cell Communication “Quorum sensing” Using FLUOstar OPTIMA
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Bacteria can monitor and respond to changes to environmental conditions via a cell density process known as quorum sensing. Bacteria use this process to monitor their community by producing, detecting and responding to low molecular mass signal molecules, called autoinducers. Effects on quorum sensing were investigated by measuring growth and bioluminescence of Vibrio fischeri. The FLUOstar OPTIMA was utilized to measure absorbance and luminescence in parallel.

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