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Identifying Molecular Signatures of Tumors Using Novel Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Networks
Vishwa Nellore, Chris Dwyer

We developed FRET sensors that can detect 125 fluorophores simultaneously. From experimental analyses of over 1200 time-resolved fluorescence signatures on 300 prototypical sensors, we show that the optical responses are highly repeatable and minor variations between FRET networks can be discriminated resulting in a total of 10^375 unique responses in theory.

Amino-Coated Metallofullerene Nanoparticles for Glioblastoma Mutiforme Tumor Detection
Tinghui Li , Susan. Murphy, Kanwarpal Bakshi, Steven LaConte, Zhi Sheng, and Harry Dorn

We report the preparation of a new functionalized trimetallic nitride endohedral metallofullerene, with a cage surface consisting of positively charged amino groups, which is expected to bind more efficiently to negatively charged cell phospholipid bi-layer cellular surfaces and will more readily undergo endocytosis. We now report that this Gd-nanoplatform when subsequently conjugated with an IL-13 peptide, (IL-13-Gd3N@C80(OH)x(NH2)y) exhibits enhanced targeting of U-251 GBM cell lines.

Performance of a hybrid gamma-optical camera for improved utility in diagnostic imaging
L.K. Jambi1, J.E. Lees1, S.L. Bugby1, B.S. Bhatia1,2, M.S. Alqahtani1, W.R. McKnight1, A.H. Ng3 and A.C. Perkins3

Performance of a hybrid gamma-optical camera for improved utility in diagnostic imaging

Side by Side: An Evaluation of 2D vs. 3D Cell Culture for High Throughput Screening in Drug Discovery
Sophie Quick 1,2, Sinead Knight 1, Jon Winter 3

•3D cell culture has the potential to provide a more physiologically relevant model compared to standard tissue culture plastic.
•From a screening perspective the technology offers the possibility of more predictive drug responses but has an increased cost.
•The question: is it possible and, more importantly, is it worthwhile moving towards screening in High Throughput using a 3D model?

High Throughput Screening in the European Lead Factory
S.P. van Helden, W.H. Rutjes, C.A.A. van Boeckel and J.H.M. van den Broek

This paper describes workflows that have been implemented at the screening centre of the European Lead Factory and presents screening statistics on the first 18 months of operation.

Use of a Microlitre Digital Liquid Handler for Screening Applications
Joby Jenkins, Gillian Lewis, Wayne Bowen

Digital dispensing offers researchers the most freedom for experimental design and sample placement with each microplate. It makes it relatively simple to plan and execute the most desirable experimental design and not one predicated by manual or automated liquid handling.

Progressing 3D Spheroid Analysis into a HTS Drug Discovery Method
Sarah Kessel, Eric Sincoff, Olivier Dery, Lori Fitton

3D Tumorspheroid models for improved predictivity in cancer drug discovery.

Design and Evaluation of High Definition Probe for HPV genotyping Microarray
Sihn Ae Lee, Ah Reum Park, Inyoung Kim, Ji Hyung Lee, and Jongwon Kim

To improve the sensitivity and specificity of the HPV DNA Microarray, we adopted triple oligonucleotide probes for each targets and selected these probes not to have higher similarity of 75% with each others. These triple probes have shown 10 ~ 100 times higher sensitivities with comparable specificities than the conventional HPV DNA microarray of single oligonuclotide probe.

Gut Microbial Metabolites and Hepatic Xenobiotic Metabolism: A High Throughput Screening Approach
Glynn Martin, James Sidaway, Jonathan Swann

This poster highlights the combination of metabonomics and high throughput screening by the identification of gut microbial metabolites and a screening assay designed to determine their cytotoxicity to liver-like cell cultures.

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Scientific News
Two Studies Identify A Detectable, Pre-Cancerous State In The Blood
Findings pave way for new lines of cancer research focused on detection and prevention.
A Link between DNA Transcription and Disease-Causing Expansions Which Lead to Hereditary Disorders
A Tufts University study explores the relationship between transcription and the expansions of DNA repeats.
New Study Reveals Why Some People May be Immune to HIV-1
Natural genetic variation in a protective antiviral enzyme holds promise for new therapies.
Amazing Feet Of Science: Researchers Sequence The Centipede Genome
What it lacks in genes, it certainly makes up for in legs: the genome of the humble centipede has been found to have around 15,000 genes – around 7,000 fewer than a human.
New Device Could Make Large Biological Circuits Practical
Innovation from MIT could allow many biological components to be connected to produce predictable effects.
How A Mutant Gene Can Cause Deafness
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how one gene is essential to hearing, uncovering a cause of deafness and suggesting new avenues for therapies.
Precisely Off The Mark
Possible cause discovered for failure of targeted liver cancer therapies.
Schizophrenia May be Triggered by Excess Protein, Rutgers Study Finds
Neuroscientist Bonnie Firestein says too much causes abnormalities in brain development.
Brain-dwelling Worm in UK Man's Head Sequenced
Tapeworm removed from UK resident's brain reveals genetic secrets of an elusive Far East parasite.
Similarities and Striking Differences Found Between Mouse and Human Genome
Comparisons of both genomes’ inner workings may lead to a better use of mouse models.
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