News tagged with biological agent

Immediate identification

Soldiers in war zones, and law enforcement and first responders on the scene will soon have the ability to collect and immediately analyze trace amounts of potentially dangerous chemical, explosive or biological agents with ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Engineering
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Tamarisk biocontrol efforts get evolutionary boost

UC Santa Barbara scientists trying to control the invasive tamarisk plant have been getting a boost from evolution, in the form of a rapidly evolving beetle that has been changing its life cycle to more efficiently consume ...

dateJul 12, 2012 in Ecology
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Building molecular 'cages' to fight disease

( -- Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a computational approach to designing specialized proteins that assemble themselves ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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The acid test: 21st century pH meter

Modern methods for mass production of biological agents and fine chemicals require precise control of pH. However within these systems it is not always possible to use traditional methods for measuring acidity and alkalinity. ...

dateMar 28, 2012 in Biotechnology
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