News tagged with biological chemistry

New system to improve DNA sequencing

(Phys.org) —A sensing system developed at Cambridge is being commercialised in the UK for use in rapid, low-cost DNA sequencing, which would make the prediction and diagnosis of disease more efficient, ...

Apr 03, 2013
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Team develops psoriasis drug

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, in collaboration with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., have developed a promising drug candidate to treat psoriasis. The finding was reported in a new paper published ...

Mar 20, 2013
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A glimpse into the evolution of proteins

(Phys.org) —ETH-Zurich researchers look several billion years back in time, when life on Earth was just beginning. In a laboratory experiment, they examined how a primitive protein was able to evolve. However, ...

Mar 06, 2013
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Sweet news for stem cell's 'Holy Grail'

(Phys.org)—Scientists have used sugar-coated scaffolding to move a step closer to the routine use of stem cells in the clinic and unlock their huge potential to cure diseases from Alzheimer's to diabetes.

Feb 26, 2013
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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 ...

Feb 12, 2013
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