Where no lab has gone before: Single-Molecule Electrokinetic Traps
Rare byproduct of marine bacteria kills cancer cells by snipping their DNA
(Phys.org) —Yale University researchers have determined how a scarce molecule produced by marine bacteria can kill cancer cells, paving the way for the development of new, low-dose chemotherapies.
The final nail in the Jurassic Park coffin: Next generation sequencing reveals absence of DNA in sub-fossilized insects
It is hardly possible to talk about fossil insects in amber without the 1993 movie Jurassic Park entering the debate. The idea of recreating dinosaurs by extracting DNA from insects in amber has held the ...
New, robust and inexpensive technique for protein analysis in tissues
A new technique to study proteins, which does not require advanced equipment, specialized labs or expensive reagents, has been developed at Uppsala University, Sweden. The technique could be further developed to be used in ...
DNA catalysts do the work of protein enzymes
(Phys.org) —Illinois chemists have used DNA to do a protein's job, creating opportunities for DNA to find work in more areas of biology, chemistry and medicine than ever before.
Researchers develop new sensor for methylated DNA
Collaborators from Mayo-Illinois Alliance for Technology Based Healthcare have developed a new, single molecule test for detecting methylated DNA. Methylation—the addition of a methyl group of molecules to a DNA strand—is ...
New method for sequencing genome in a single cell
NEC plans DNA analyzer for nearly-instant results
Everything flows in rapid diagnostic tests
(Phys.org) -- Our ability to detect pathogens has become quite good, but it usually requires complex laboratory techniques. Sometimes we need a quick result, or there is no laboratory nearby. Portable and ...
Genetic inspiration could show the way to revolutionise information technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists at the University of Reading have created a synthetic form of DNA that could transform how digital information is processed and stored.
Excessive alcohol consumption may lead to increased cancer risk
Researchers have detected a link between alcohol consumption, cancer and aging that starts at the cellular level with telomere shortening.
Scientists tease DNA from eggshell of extinct birds
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a world first, scientists in Australia announced on Wednesday they had extracted DNA from the fossilised eggshells of extinct birds, including iconic giants such as the moa and elephant ...
Monitoring Cancer Cell Changes With Quantum Dots
One of the earliest events that changes a normal cell into a malignant one is known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) hypermethylation, a biochemical alteration that inactivates critical tumor-suppressor genes. A team of investigators ...
Faster, more cost-effective DNA test for crime scenes, disease diagnosis
Scientists in Japan are reporting development of a faster, less expensive version of the fabled polymerase chain reaction (PCR) a DNA test widely used in criminal investigations, disease diagnosis, biological ...