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Building a biochemistry lab on a chip

(Phys.org)—Miniaturized laboratory-on-chip systems promise rapid, sensitive, and multiplexed detection of biological samples for medical diagnostics, drug discovery, and high-throughput screening. Using ...

dateFeb 12, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Garbage bug may help lower the cost of biofuel

One reason that biofuels are expensive to make is that the organisms used to ferment the biomass cannot make effective use of hemicellulose, the next most abundant cell wall component after cellulose. They convert only the ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Biochemistry
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First report of a new crop virus in North America

The switchgrass exhibited mosaic symptoms—splotchy, discolored leaves—characteristic of a viral infection, yet tested negative for known infections. Deep sequencing, a new technology, revealed the plants ...

dateApr 09, 2015 in Ecology
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