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Protein structures revealed at record pace

Scientists have developed a fast and efficient way to determine the structure of proteins, shortening a process that often takes years into...

LincRNAs serve as genetic controllers

A recent study shows that lincRNAs - once dismissed as 'genomic junk' - have a global role in genome regulation, ferrying proteins to assist their regulation at specific regions of the genome.

ITQ 700 GC-Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer

Combining the low detection levels achievable with ITQ 700 GC-ion trap mass spectrometer with a QuEChERS sample preparation method allows laboratory scientists to greatly enhance sample throughput without sacrificing levels of detection.

Enlisting DNA to help form nanotubes

A team of researchers has reported a breakthrough in the quest to produce carbon nanotubes that are suitable for use in electronics, medicine and other applications.

Medicine: Oils offer health benefits to women

A study comparing how two common dietary oil supplements affect body composition suggests that both oils, by themselves, can lower body fat...

Lab Equipment: LC Technology increases productivity

Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the expansion of its quaternary solvent delivery systems with the release of the Accela 600 HPLC and Accela 1000 U-HPLC.

Biotechnology hits with protein snapshot

Researchers have used nuclear magnetic resonance methods to determine the structure of the largest membrane-spanning protein to date.

Medical urine test for appendicitis?

Emergency medicine physicians and scientists demonstrate that a protein detectable in urine might serve as a biomarker for appendicitis.

New mass spectrometric method

Researchers have developed a new method to quickly and reliably detect metabolites, such as sugars, fatty acids, amino acids and other organic substances from plant or animal tissue samples.

Cannabis alters human DNA, genetics

A new study published by University of Leicester researchers has found "convincing evidence" that cannabis smoke damages DNA in ways that...

3-D structure of key nuclear pore block

In new research, scientists have for the first time glimpsed in three dimensions an entire subcomplex of the nuclear pore complex, an innovation fundamental to the development of nearly all multicellular life on earth.

Cohesin jigsaw begins to fit

The essential chromosomal protein complex cohesin has crucial roles in sister chromatid cohesion, DNA repair and transcriptional regulation.

Temperature regulations and circadian rhythms

Geneticists have made new inroads into understanding the regulatory circuitry of the biological clock that synchronises the ebb and flow of daily activities, according to two studies.

Chemical analysis of crystal growth uses infra-red technique

A team of scientists and engineers in northern England have developed an infra-red based technique that gives real time details about the chemical processes at work as crystallisation occurs.

Mass spectrometric comparison and evaulation of GC-MS and LC-MS analyses

The Compare tool recently developed for the mass spectra evaluation software package MassLib finds both qualitative and quantitative differences between two GC-MS or LC-MS analyses and presents the results graphically and in tabular form.

New chromatography column chemistries

Pall Life Sciences has launched a full palette of scaleable AcroSep 1ml columns with ion exchange, affinity, and mixed-mode chromatography chemistries.

Market focuses on high-speed, high-reproducibility arrays

Competition is fierce in the high-speed array market as 2009 sees a whole raft of new technologies launched onto the market. Sean Ottewell reports.

Genes enhance behavioural effects of addiction

New research sheds light on how cocaine regulates gene expression in a crucial reward region of the brain to elicit long-lasting changes in behaviour.

When atoms are getting close

The description of compounds and interactions between atoms is one of the basic objectives of chemistry.

SUMO protein guides chromatin remodeller

Researchers discovered how a protein called SUMO guides an enzyme complex that alters the structure of chromatin to regulate expression of genes.

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