Mass spectrometry provides more accurate picture of cells at work
(Phys.org) —Scientists are gaining valuable new insights into the basic processes of cells thanks to research at the University of Cincinnati.
Scientists improve biomarker detection technique
Scientists from NPL's Biotechnology group have developed a new strategy to enable quicker and more precise detection of biomarkers - proteins which indicate disease. The work marks a new research direction ...
Chemists Clarify Protein-Receptor Complex’s Role in Iron Uptake to Cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- In recent years cancer researchers, particularly brain tumor specialists, have pinned some hope for delivering anti-tumor drugs on transferrin, a protein that carries the essential element iron into cells. ...
Imaging reveals key metabolic factors of cannibalistic bacteria
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have revealed new details about how cannibalistic bacteria identify peers suitable for consumption. The work, which employed imaging mass spectrometry, ...
Researchers Find Way to 'See' Water Molecules Hidden Inside Proteins
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University has discovered a way to look at water molecules hidden deep inside proteins, revealing a network through which information flows ...
New device could make diagnosing disease as simple as breathing
(Phys.org) —A range of diseases and conditions, from asthma to liver disease, could be diagnosed and monitored quickly and painlessly just by breathing, using gas sensing technology developed by a Cambridge ...
Lasers Could Speed Cancer Testing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Photonics center explores new technology that might enable real-time diagnoses.
Explosives vapor detection technology: The new 'sniff test'
(Phys.org)—A quick, accurate and highly sensitive process to reliably detect minute traces of explosives on luggage, cargo or travelling passengers has been demonstrated by scientists at the Department ...
Biofuel chemistry more complex than petroleum, researchers say
Understanding the key elements of biofuel combustion is an important step toward insightful selection of next-generation alternative fuels.
Clever use of high-resolution mass spectrometry allows rapid cataloging of sulfur-containing compounds in plant extracts
Plants are a rich resource of bioactive compounds, many of which have inspired therapeutic drugs. Yet countless plant compounds, potentially with medical uses, still remain to be identified. Kazuki Saito, ...
Prototype boarding gate with built-in explosives detection
Hitachi, in collaboration with The Nippon Signal and the University of Yamanashi, have successfully prototyped a boarding gate with built-in explosives detection equipment as part of efforts to increase safety ...
Scent of a spider: Sex pheromone of the wasp spider identified
(PhysOrg.com) -- Wasp spiders normally live alone. In their mating season, however, they look for a partner. To help them along, the females exude a chemical lure, a pheromone that has an irresistible scent to the males.
Art Seals Reveal Their Secrets
(PhysOrg.com) -- Works of art are valuable and often also very delicate. Their restoration and conservation and their dating and authentication require sophisticated technical methods.
Sweet! -- sugar plays key role in cell division
Using an elaborate sleuthing system they developed to probe how cells manage their own division, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that common but hard-to-see sugar switches are partly in control.