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Robotic arm to reveal inner working of brain cells


May 7th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Gaining access to the inner workings of a brain cell (neuron) in real time offers a wealth of useful information. However, it is such a painstaking ... Read more...

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Scientists grow heart cells in lab


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Scientists have hit upon a new and reliable way of producing heart cells in a lab, which would help in the battle against heart diseases.The Monash ... Read more...

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Green-glowing cats are the new tool in AIDS research


September 12th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists working to develop a cure for the deadly HIV/AIDS virus have announced a major breakthrough. They have successfully altered the genes of domestic cats resulting ... Read more...

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Synchrotron-based imaging technique for ultra-clear pictures of tissues


March 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have discovered a new synchrotron-based imaging technique - with a million times brighter intensity than sunlight - that offers high-resolution pictures of ... Read more...

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Cellular images now captured in 3D


March 6th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Researchers can now peer right into cellular processes and that too in 3D, thanks to an amazing microscope. The microscopy technique takes images at high speed, ... Read more...

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New microscope helps create dazzling 3-D movies of live cells


March 5th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus have invented a new microscope that will let researchers use an exquisitely thin sheet of light to peer ... Read more...

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New technique to visualize gene expression in mammalian cells found


January 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have successfully visualized single molecules of naturally occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells.The breakthrough discovery achieved by the Albert Einstein ... Read more...

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How LCD projectors ’switch neurons on-off like light bulbs’ in worms


January 17th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Researchers have developed a novel way to control the brain and muscles of tiny organisms, including freely moving worms, using inexpensive components from ordinary liquid crystal display (LCD) ... Read more...

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New technology simplifies embryonic stem cell culturing


November 15th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have unveiled an inexpensive system that simplifies culturing human embryonic stem cells."It's a technology that anyone can use. It's ... Read more...

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Boffins make new advance in stem cell research


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Within a day of culturing adult human stem cells on a new type of matrix, researchers at the University of Michigan were able to correctly predict how the ... Read more...

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New method predicts fate of stem cells


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute scientists have come up with a new method for predicting the fate of stem cells.Using advanced computer vision technology to detect subtle cell movements that ... Read more...

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Software that predicts stem cell fate created


February 17th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An engineer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has developed a software program that can not only predict the types of specialized cells a stem cell will produce, ... Read more...

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New technique may provide deeper insight into cancer


January 25th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): University of Chicago scientists have developed a new technique that would help in examining hundreds of proteins at once and get a deeper insight into cancer and other ... Read more...

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Breaking up cell networks could help treat diseases


January 11th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 11 (IANS) In human bodies, trillions of cells and the molecules from which they are composed are coupled and regrouped into indistinguishable clusters. Decoupling them may help treat diseaes like ... Read more...

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Scientists make stem-cell induction simpler


December 14th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and Harvard University have come up with a novel way to make stem-cell induction simpler.Lead researchers Rudolf Jaenisch at the ... Read more...

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New technique may help turn adult cells into stem cells faster


October 19th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new method that would hasten the process of creating cells from human adult tissue, without the use of embryonic ... Read more...

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Molecular sensor to detect zinc in cells for improved diagnostics


August 31st, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new molecular sensor that can detect the presence of zinc in cells and help improve diagnostics. Zinc is involved in many processes in the ... Read more...

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New, improved zebrafish cloning method may further human health research


August 31st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): In what may eventually prove very useful in human health research, scientists at Michigan State University have come up with a more efficient method to clone zebra fish. ... Read more...

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Scientists engineer stem cells to turn into red blood cells


August 26th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 26 (IANS) Stem cell scientists have modified a human embryonic stem cell (hESC) line to glow red when they become red blood cells. The modified hESC line, ErythRED, opens the ... Read more...

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Artificial red blood cells a step closer


August 24th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 24 (ANI): A team of Australian scientists has genetically modified human embryonic stem cells to glow red when they develop into premature red blood cells.The breakthrough is seen as the ... Read more...

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Fluorescent proteins help scientists see cancer molecules


January 26th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Novel new tools, developed by researchers, can now spotlight cellular molecules inside a cancer cell, transforming biomedical research. They are photoactivatable fluorescent proteins (PAFPs) and other fluorescent ... Read more...

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Scientists place window in mices chests to follow cancer cell spread


November 10th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 10 (ANI): American scientists have devised a way to place a window in the chest so as to see the movement of cancer cells to other tissues. Researchers at ... Read more...

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Found: Faster, cheaper way of identifying genes that affect our health


September 15th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Using bar-codes, researchers have devised a faster, cheaper way of identifying genes that might affect human health.Now portions of the nearly three-billion-base human genetic code can be indexed, ... Read more...

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Scientists identify biosensor for measuring oxidative stress status of cells


May 18th, 2008 - 10:06 am ICT by admin
London, May 17 (ANI): Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have identified a molecule, the level of which in a cell may reveal the oxidative stress status of the cell. ... Read more...

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Japanese Mushroom enzyme may revolutionize protein research


May 5th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Utrecht University researchers studying Japanese mushroom Grifola frondosa have achieved a major breakthrough that may help simplify the study of proteins lying at the root of various ... Read more...

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Geometry may harbour cure to many an ailment


February 2nd, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 2 (ANI): Supercomputers may help obtain precise geometric details of individual protein molecules, something that may be important for determining exactly how a protein contacts a cell membrane, say scientists. ... Read more...

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