Blowing the Lid on Gunpowder Recipes
Researchers have recreated medieval gunpowder recipes and analyzed the energies released during combustion, revealing that the evolution of the perfect powder was a slow, trial-and-error process.
Name Change for The Society for Biomolecular Screening
After 11 years as The Society for Biomolecular Screening, members have voted and approved the new name “Society for Biomolecular Sciences.”
Genetic Markers Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack
Celera Diagnostics evaluated DNA samples from 3,000 individuals in three studies to compare patterns of genetic variation in people with a history of MI to those with no history of CHD. The results were replicated in all three studies.
Alnylam and Isis License Intellectual Property for MicroRNA Gene Involved in hepatitis C
Alnylam and Isis announce a co-exclusive license agreement with Stanford University.
Purdue Scientists Treat Cancer with RNA Nanotechnology
Microscopic particles possess both the right size to gain entry into cells and also the right structure to carry other therapeutic strands of RNA inside with them.
Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry to Use Illumina Whole-Genome Arrays
In the first phase of the project, the MPI researchers will genotype a large sample set using Illumina's Sentrix Human-1 BeadChip.
Analysing heart disease with Applied Biosystems' Expression Array System
The Applied Biosystems 1700 Analyzer is very sensitive and provides good correlation between the gene expression patterns, using it with the TaqMan assays.
Mass Spectrometry Identifies Functions of Lipids
The principles behind the Q TRAP System are ideal for lipidomics, having the big advantage of being able to switch between positive and negative modes within a second.
Dynamic Range of Low Volume Dispensing Systems
BioDot and Scienion have formed a unique alliance to offer a Dynamic range of low volume dispensing systems.
Fisher Biosciences Adds Cellomics Technologies for High-Content Cellular Screening
The addition of Cellomics expands Fisher Biosciences' reach into the high-content cellular-analysis field.
LC/MS/MS Techniques for Research into Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Researchers are using LC/MS/MS techniques to investigate toxicity of immunosuppressive, antiviral and antibiotic drugs in their research studies.