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Purifying and isolating biomolecules

Purification is key when it comes to isolating biomolecules. Here we look at the best of the latest filtration and purification technologies...

New drug to tackle fat problems

Medical researchers at the University of Sheffield have defined the structure of a key part of the human obesity receptor- an essential factor in the regulation of body fat- which could help provide new treatments for the complications of...

Agilent technologies launches new software for gel permeation chromatography

Agilent Technologies has announced the launch of the new Agilent GPC/SEC software for gel permeation/size exclusion chromatography with improved measurement and reporting capabilities for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Antibiotic resistance: Structures of a multidrug efflux pump in complex with antibiotics

A team at the Institute of Biochemistry of the Goethe University Frankfurt, used X-ray crystallography to solve high resolution structures of the membrane protein AcrB in complex with multiple antibiotics.

Biomarker family found for chemo resistant breast cancers

Biomarkers which could help to predict resistance to chemotherapy in breast cancer patients have been identified by researchers from the University of Hull.

HT3 Static and Dynamic Headspace Analyser

Headspace analysis is a time-tested and robust technique for the analysis of volatile compounds in almost any matrix.

New high-throughput screening technique

Scientists have developed the first widely applicable high-throughput screening technique that works even with proteins about which little is known.

Cancer mutations in the heart of gene regulation

Researchers have identified a new cancer gene - one that is common to many cancers and affects the most basic regulation of our genes.

Gene expression patterns

A team of researchers has identified and mapped 55,000 enhancers, short regions of DNA that act to enhance or boost the expression of genes.

Potential pathway for drug intervention

A newly identified molecular pathway that directs stem cells to produce glial cells yields insights into the neurobiology of Down's syndrome and other disorders.

Fully disposable process stream

The disposable bioprocessing market has moved far beyond plastic bags for buffer preparation toward a range of products for cell culture and upstream and downstream operations.

How malaria enhanes survival

A team of researchers has found that the parasite that causes malaria breaks down an important amino acid in its quest to adapt and thrive within the human body.

Greener production of hydrogen peroxide

Chemists report that a carefully tailored alloy of palladium and gold nanoparticles catalyses the direct production of H2O2 while "switching off" the decomposition of the compound.

The atomic structure of nanocrystals

A new imaging technique overcomes the limit of diffraction and can reveal the atomic structure of a single nanocrystal with a resolution of less than one angstrom.

5 million atoms in viral coat

An image indicates that a viral capsid contains some 5 million atoms and it could help scientists find better ways to both fight viral infections and design new gene therapies.

Synchrotron X-rays reveals hidden secrets

By looking for traces of specific elements left in the slab of limestone as the bird decomposed, the researchers hope to uncover heretofore-unseen details of the soft tissue that once surrounded the well-preserved bones.

Roles of DNA packaging protein revealed

Researchers have found that a class of chromatin proteins is crucial for maintaining the structure and function of chromosomes and the normal development of eukaryotic organisms.

Genetic on-off switches

Researchers have developed a set of molecular tools that provide important insight into the complex genomes of multicellular organisms.

Protein hints at gene switch mechanism

The bacterium behind tuberculosis is helping researchers move closer to answering the decades-old question of what controls the switching on and off of genes that carry out all of life's functions.

New class of non-protein coding genes

A team of researchers has uncovered a vast new class of previously unrecognised mammalian genes that do not encode proteins, but instead...

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