IDT Shares its Expertise at qPCR 2010 in Vienna
News Apr 09, 2010
Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) will be presenting at the upcoming qPCR 2010 International Symposium, 7 – 9 April, in Vienna. Dr Mark Behlke, IDT’s Chief Scientific Officer will talk about, ‘Hydrolysis probes with improved quenching and performance’, which addresses the requirement for efficient quenching to optimize probe performance.
The presentation will also introduce IDT’s newly developed dual-quenching probe technology that enables the placement of an internal quencher within close proximity to the 5’ fluorophore, in addition to the 3’ quencher, thereby improving the probe’s quencher performance. This new quencher significantly reduces background fluorescence for highly precise and sensitive results.
Computation and Chemistry Combine to Create World-First Auxetic ProteinNews
A team of chemists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has now designed a two-dimensional protein crystal that toggles between states of varying porosity and density. This is a first in biomolecular design that combined experimental studies with computation done on supercomputers. The research, published in April 2018 in Nature Chemistry, could help create new materials for renewable energy, medicine, water purification, and more.
Fructose Formula Poses Risk to Babies With Metabolic DisorderNews
Babies with inherited intolerance of fructose face a risk of acute liver failure if they are fed certain widely available formulas containing fructose, pediatricians and geneticists are warning. Baby formula manufacturers should remove fructose or sucrose, or explicitly label their products to allow parents to avoid those sweeteners if necessary, the doctors say.
4000-Year Old DNA Helps Track the Spread of Rice Farming in AsiaNews
Rice farming spread far and wide in ancient Southeast Asia, but how it got there has been a mystery. Now, a study of 4000-year-old DNA—a rare find in this region—suggests it came with farmers migrating from China, where rice farming originated.
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