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Bielefeld University chemists develop copper molecule that could help prevent spread of cancer

Bielefeld University chemists develop copper molecule that could help prevent spread of cancer

Chemists at Bielefeld University have developed a molecule containing copper that binds specifically with DNA and prevents the spread of cancer. First results show that it kills the cancer cells more quickly than cisplatin - a widely used anti-cancer drug that is frequently administered in chemotherapy. [More]
U-M researchers reveal key role of two enzymes that help the body to remove cholesterol, other lipids

U-M researchers reveal key role of two enzymes that help the body to remove cholesterol, other lipids

With the aid of X-ray crystallography, researchers at the University of Michigan have revealed the structures of two closely related enzymes that play essential roles in the body's ability to metabolize excess lipids, including cholesterol. [More]

Researchers solve secret of mysterious reverse-wired eyeball

From a practical standpoint, the wiring of the human eye - a product of our evolutionary baggage - doesn't make a lot of sense. In vertebrates, photoreceptors are located behind the neurons in the back of the eye - resulting in light scattering by the nervous fibers and blurring of our vision. [More]
KU Leuven researchers devise simple, effective solution to untangle DNA

KU Leuven researchers devise simple, effective solution to untangle DNA

Researchers have long sought an efficient way to untangle DNA in order to study its structure - neatly unraveled and straightened out - under a microscope. Now, chemists and engineers at KU Leuven, in Belgium, have devised a strikingly simple and effective solution: they inject genetic material into a droplet of water and use a pipet tip to drag it over a glass plate covered with a sticky polymer. [More]

Bruker-sponsored sixth AFM Biomed conference highlights increasing impact of AFM in biological applications

Bruker recently sponsored the sixth AFM BioMed International Meeting on AFM in Life Sciences and NanoMedicine. Held last month at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA, the conference brought together more than 125 scientists from around the world. [More]
Neurodegenerative disease research using NMR: an interview with Christian Griesinger

Neurodegenerative disease research using NMR: an interview with Christian Griesinger

Christian Griesinger, director of the NMR-based Structural Biology department at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, talks about his research into neurodegenerative diseases using NMR to examine the dynamics of disordered proteins. [More]

EPSRC reveals new super-powerful electron microscope that can identify position of single atoms

A new super powerful electron microscope that can pinpoint the position of single atoms, and will help scientists push boundaries even further, in fields such as advanced materials, healthcare and power generation, will be unveiled today, Thursday February 19th, by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. [More]
Targeted nanomedicines could help prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis

Targeted nanomedicines could help prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis

Nanometer-sized "drones" that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. [More]
Glencoe Software announces completion of Seed Investment Round

Glencoe Software announces completion of Seed Investment Round

Glencoe Software Inc., a world-leader in image data management platforms for the research, biopharma and publication industries, is pleased to announce the completion of its Seed Investment Round, in partnership with TAGS (TIE Angels Group Seattle), several Seattle area angel investors, and Glencoe Friends and Family. [More]
NTU Singapore setting up new institute to find cures for human diseases

NTU Singapore setting up new institute to find cures for human diseases

Nanyang Technological University is setting up a new institute to advance research in the life sciences, with a focus on ramping up Singapore's efforts in finding cures for human diseases. [More]
Research provides new insights into rapid defence responses in human immune system

Research provides new insights into rapid defence responses in human immune system

Researchers have uncovered a sieve-like structure in lymph nodes that regulates the transport of proteins and migration of white blood cells into lymph nodes. [More]
Study shows targeted therapeutic after chemotherapy kills transitional cancer cells

Study shows targeted therapeutic after chemotherapy kills transitional cancer cells

Timing may be decisive when it comes to overcoming cancer's ability to evade treatment. By hitting breast cancer cells with a targeted therapeutic immediately after chemotherapy, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) were able to target cancer cells during a transitional stage when they were most vulnerable, killing cells and shrinking tumors in the lab and in pre-clinical models. [More]

Virginia Tech purchases two Bruker fluorescence microscope solutions

The Vutara 350 can break the optical diffraction limit by an order of magnitude, opening up a myriad of research opportunities in single-molecule cellular processes. [More]
Discovery provides new insights into rapid defence responses in the immune system

Discovery provides new insights into rapid defence responses in the immune system

Researchers have uncovered a sieve-like structure in lymph nodes that regulates the transport of proteins and migration of white blood cells into lymph nodes. The discovery, made by scientists working at the University of Turku, Finland, will provide new insights into rapid defence responses in the human immune system. The research was carried out with funding from the Academy of Finland and the Sigrid Juselius Foundation. [More]
Scientists identify new cellular pathway affected in cystinosis

Scientists identify new cellular pathway affected in cystinosis

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified a new cellular pathway that is affected in cystinosis, a rare genetic disorder that can result in eye and kidney damage. [More]
Andor Zyla sCMOS Camera enables instantaneous imaging of neuronal activity across whole organism for the first time

Andor Zyla sCMOS Camera enables instantaneous imaging of neuronal activity across whole organism for the first time

The speed, resolution and sensitivity of the Andor Zyla sCMOS camera has allowed the Vaziri research group in Vienna, Austria, to simultaneously image neuronal activity across an entire organism for the first time. [More]
Accessible TIRF solutions for every application

Accessible TIRF solutions for every application

Olympus expands its range of cellTIRF illuminators and accessories with the new economic one-line illuminator (cellTIRF-1L), which complements the high-end, 4- and 2-line (cellTIRF MITICO 4L/2L) illuminators. [More]
IU researchers awarded NIH grant to develop new weapon to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

IU researchers awarded NIH grant to develop new weapon to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The alarming increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses health and economic threats worldwide, with more than 2 million Americans infected by the bacteria each year. Now, a team of Indiana University chemists and biologists has been awarded a major grant to develop and use a chemical tagging method to better understand how bacteria build their cell wall, which is still the best target for new antibiotics. [More]
Olympus FLUOVIEW FVMPE-RS Multiphoton microscope series adds two new systems for imaging deep, rapidly changing biological specimens

Olympus FLUOVIEW FVMPE-RS Multiphoton microscope series adds two new systems for imaging deep, rapidly changing biological specimens

Olympus has announced the release of two new configurations in its FLUOVIEW® FVMPE-RS multiphoton laser scanning microscope series -- a Gantry microscope system and an inverted microscope system. [More]
Xenics and VUmc collaborate in thermography project for clinical research

Xenics and VUmc collaborate in thermography project for clinical research

Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared imagers, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the LWIR to the visible realm, is collaborating in path breaking clinical research programs with the VU University Medical Center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [More]