biological molecules

A biosensor to detect drugs!


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new generation of biosensors that can spot microscopic traces of contaminants in less than an hour.Known as a biochemiresistor, it meets a ... Read more...

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New tool to spy on molecules in live cells


May 22nd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The ability to peer at single biological molecules in a living cell is something that has long been a dream of researchers. However, a novel technique, ... Read more...

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‘Super skin’ that can sense a fly land


February 25th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) 'Super skin' so sensitive to touch that it can sense a fly land on it has been developed and could allow robots or other devices to perform ... Read more...

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Why sex in space could be a bad idea


February 12th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Having sex and getting pregnant in the space is just not a good idea, thanks to serious radiation hazards, scientists have said.According to three scientists, astronauts sent to ... Read more...

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Quantum computer ‘to be unveiled within 5yrs’


September 17th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 17 (ANI): A new type of silicon chip that works on light instead of electricity could lead to the first ultra-fast quantum computer within five years, say Brit scientists.Jeremy O'Brien, ... Read more...

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Now, a method to predict nanoparticle interaction with human body


August 16th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method to predict how nanoparticles interact with human body.Their work could have implications for improved human and environmental safety ... Read more...

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Where on Earth did life start?


August 7th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Scientists are exploring the truth behind the hypothesis that 'life began between mica sheets'.According to the "life between the sheets" mica hypothesis proposed by Helen Hansma of the ... Read more...

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Structure of nature’s ‘light switch’ deciphered


June 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Scientists have deciphered the structure of a molecular 'switch' much like the one plants use to sense light.According to researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven ... Read more...

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Snake venom could advance drug discovery, understanding of diseases


March 9th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Snake venom contains a protein that has the potential for new drug discovery and to advance understanding of disease mechanisms, according to researchers.Called haditoxin, the novel protein was ... Read more...

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Antibiotics combo may help fight deadly staph infections


January 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): An international team of researchers has found that a combination of two antibiotics is effective in fighting pathogenic bacteria.Individually, lankacidin and lankamycin, two antibiotics produced naturally by the ... Read more...

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Bio-nano device could radically improve electronics


September 8th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Combining artificial devices with bio-machines could significantly boost the operating efficiency of laptops and other electronic items. Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) researchers have devised a versatile hybrid platform ... Read more...

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Natural mechanism against ageing discovered


August 13th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a natural defence mechanism against ageing. They are amino acids working hard to protect our bodies from the ageing process caused by exposure to free ... Read more...

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Scientists call for measures to enable safe design of nanomaterials


June 21st, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): A new research has called for measures to enable safe design of nanomaterials because of the increased likelihood of people coming into direct contact with these materials in ... Read more...

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Molecular powerbrokers involved in cancer’s spread identified


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): The interaction between biological molecules is a lot like Facebooking - you know a guy who knows everyone on the social-networking site, and if his access is ... Read more...

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NASA scientists isolate clues to the secret of life


March 18th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) NASA scientists analysing meteorite dust have discovered new clues to a long-standing mystery about how life works on its most basic, molecular level. "We found more support for ... Read more...

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Mystery about origins of life solved: Canadian scientists


February 20th, 2009 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Canadian scientists claim to have solved a major mystery about the origins of life on earth. The claims come at a time when the world is celebrating the bicentennial ... Read more...

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Electronic biological chips bring ultra-portable detectors closer to reality


January 16th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): A new study has raised Penn State researchers hopes for the development of a handheld device that will recognize and immediately report on a wide variety of ... Read more...

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Bacterial innards glimpsed for first time in 3-D


November 18th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Scientists glimpsed a detailed version of a bacterial cell wall, how it is made up of thin layer of carbohydrate chains, linked by peptides, wrapped around the microbe ... Read more...

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Device tracks and delivers virus count in minutes


October 29th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 29 (IANS) You may be ingesting dangerous nano-particles emitted by a car and billions of viruses might be infesting your system especially if you have a virulent infection.qViro is a ... Read more...

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Tiny device can help build more powerful computers


August 21st, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Engineers have fabricated a tiny positioning device that will help build more compact, powerful computer hard drives and practically double the effectiveness of biological sensors. Called monolithic comb ... Read more...

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High-precision ”nano-positioners” can revolutionise computer hard drives efficiency


August 21st, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A Purdue University researcher has invented a tiny device called a monolithic comb drive, which may be used as a high-precision "nano-positioner" for such uses as biological ... Read more...

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New technique may help stop tooth decay


July 5th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): An international team of researchers have come up with a novel technique that may offer a treatment option for dental caries or tooth decay.Dental caries, or ... Read more...

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New method may help ‘cook’ cancer cells


June 17th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center and nanotechnology experts from UT Dallas are testing a new way to selectively kill cancer cells by attaching cancer-seeking antibodies to ... Read more...

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Clean water can be obtained through nanotechnology


February 21st, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists have said that it would be possible to obtain clean water through the process of nanotechnology.This process would involve removing toxic chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and other ... Read more...

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Computers to be as intelligent as humans by 2030


February 16th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by admin
London, February 16 (ANI): A leading scientific "futurologist" envisions that the speed at which technological advancements are taking place may lead computer power to be on a par with the intelligence of ... Read more...

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‘Telepathic’ genes seek each other out in a crowd, without external help


January 25th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 25 (ANI): A new research has revealed that genes are capable of recognising similarities in each other from a distance without the help of any proteins or other biological ... Read more...

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Scientists working on utilising stem cell therapy for Parkinsons treatment


January 19th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 19 (ANI): Swedish scientists are developing new ways to utilise stem cell therapy for developing brain cells in the laboratory, that may be used for the treatment of Parkinsons ... Read more...

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