Low-Cost, Portable NQR Spectroscopy A researcher at Case Western Reserve University is developing a low-cost, portable prototype designed to detect tainted medicines and food supplements that otherwise can make their way to consumers. The technology can authenticate good medicines and supplements.Structure of Brain Plaques in Huntington's Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have shown that the core of the protein clumps found in the brains of people with Huntington's disease have a distinctive structure, a finding that could shed light on the molecular mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative disorder. Insights into the Function of the Main Class of Drug Targets About thirty percent of all medical drugs such as beta-blockers or antidepressants interact with certain types of cell surface proteins called G protein coupled receptors.The Power of Three Overlooked portion of cell “death receptor” critical in some cancers, autoimmune diseases.Revealing the Secrets of 19th Century Fashion Industry The dye industry of the 19th century was fast-moving and international, according to a state-of-the-art analysis of four purple dresses. How Nanoparticles Damage Immune Cells New evidence points to protein oxidation, a common means of molecular damage.Single Molecule Detection of Contaminants, Explosives or Diseases A technique that combines the ultrasensitivity of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a slippery surface invented by Penn State researchers will make it feasible to detect single molecules of a number of chemical and biological species from gaseous, liquid or solid samples.Extracting Uranium from Seawater An ultra-high-resolution technique used for the first time to study polymer fibers that trap uranium in seawater may cause researchers to rethink the best methods to harvest this potential fuel for nuclear reactors.Innovation Boosts Study of Fragile Biological Samples Researchers have found a simple new way to study very delicate biological samples – like proteins at work in photosynthesis and components of protein-making machines called ribosomes – at the atomic scale using SLAC's X-ray laser.Clues for Battling Botulism Scientists decipher details of deadly toxin's cloaking mechanism that could guide development of new vaccines, treatments.
Imaging Biomarkers - Future or Reality Edwin van Beek, University of Edinburgh, speaking at Diagnostics & Biomarkers 2015.
Discovery of Potent and Selective Inhibitors of Monopolar Spindle 1 (MPS1) Kinase Rob van Montfort, The Institute of Cancer Research, speaking at Discovery Chemistry Congress 2015.
Fragment-based Approach to Multi-target Compounds Eugen Proschak, Goethe University, speaking at Discovery Chemistry Congress 2015.
Characterizing the Early Drug Development Outsourcing Landscape Stella Stergiopoulos, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Design, speaking at Drug Discovery and Development 2014
Small Footprint Capillary-Flow NMR and the Process Environment John Frost, Thermo Fisher Scientific, speaking at Flow Chemistry Congress 2014
Catalysis in Flow: Operando Study of Pd Catalyst Speciation and Leaching Mimi Hii, Imperial College, speaking at Flow Chemistry Congress 2014.
Conformational Changes Induced by Nanomaterials: Functional Implications Rosana Simon-Vazquez, University of Vigo, speaking at Nanomedicine 2014.
Monitoring Dynamic Interactions of Tumor Cells with Tissue and Immune Cells in a Lab-on-a-Chip Peter Ertl, Austrian Institute of Technology, speaking at Lab-on-a-Chip European Congress 2014.
Optical Sensors for Quantification of Intracellular Redox Potentials Colin Campbell, University of Edinburgh, speaking at Single Cell Analysis 2013.
A lesson for cell-signaling studies using advanced detection techniques Thomas Hengstl MSc, Application Specialist Marketing, Tecan Austria