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Bloodstains at Crime Scenes Can Now be Used to Determine Age of Suspect
Bloodstains at Crime Scenes Can Now be Used to Determine Age of Suspect
News   Jun 21, 2018

A new blood test, which could be performed at a crime scene, could help determine the age of a suspect or victim within just an hour.

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Absence Epilepsy Seizures Visualized in the Brain
Absence Epilepsy Seizures Visualized in the Brain
News   Jun 20, 2018

Researchers took a closer look at the firing activity of neurons in an area of the visual cortex of a genetic mouse model of absence epilepsy.

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Penn Medicine Biochemist Receives Major Award for Research on Epigenetic Protein Modifications via Mass Spec
Penn Medicine Biochemist Receives Major Award for Research on Epigenetic Protein Modifications via Mass Spec
News   Jun 20, 2018

Benjamin A.Garcia, PhD, an expert in quantitative proteomics and Presidential Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the Biemann Medal by the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS). The early-career award recognizes significant achievement in basic or applied mass spectrometry.

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The Friedrich Schiller University Jena Partners with ACD/Labs to Advance its Analytical Data Management Strategy
The Friedrich Schiller University Jena Partners with ACD/Labs to Advance its Analytical Data Management Strategy
News   Jun 14, 2018

Implementation of ACD/Spectrus as an analytical data management system helps researchers and students streamline NMR and MS data processing, interpretation, collaboration, and training.

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Cryo-EM Reveals Interaction Between Major Drug Targets
Cryo-EM Reveals Interaction Between Major Drug Targets
News   Jun 14, 2018

For the first time, scientists have visualized the interaction between two critical components of the body's vast cellular communication network, a discovery that could lead to more effective medications with fewer side effects for conditions ranging from migraine to cancer.

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Algorithm Helps Diagnose Zika Using Biomarkers
Algorithm Helps Diagnose Zika Using Biomarkers
News   Jun 13, 2018

A platform that can diagnose several diseases with a high degree of precision using metabolic markers found in patients’ blood has been developed by scientists at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil.

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Olympus Image of the Year – Celebrating Art in Science
Olympus Image of the Year – Celebrating Art in Science
News   Jun 13, 2018

Inspired by the beauty and breadth of images submitted for Image of the Year 2017, Olympus continues its quest for the best light microscopy art in 2018. For the chance to win a microscope or camera, applicants can now submit life science light microscopy images taken with Olympus equipment.

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Bacterial Chaperone Structure Disentangled
Bacterial Chaperone Structure Disentangled
News   Jun 11, 2018

The structure of a protein called ClpB that helps to disentangle toxic aggregations like those found in Alzheimer's Disease has been visualized in unprecedented detail, giving information on exactly how ClpB tackles aggregated proteins

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Sensor Detects Whiff of Bad Breath
Sensor Detects Whiff of Bad Breath
News   Jun 08, 2018

Ever wish you could do a quick “breath check” before an important meeting or a big date? Now researchers, reporting in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry, have developed a sensor that detects tiny amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas, the compound responsible for bad breath, in human exhalations.

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Telomerase: Highest Level of Detail Ever Seen
Telomerase: Highest Level of Detail Ever Seen
News   Jun 07, 2018

Researchers report the deepest scientific understanding yet of this once-mysterious enzyme, whose catalytic core -- where most of its activity occurs -- can now be seen in near atomic resolution. Telomerase is especially active in cancer cells, which enables cancer to grow and spread.

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