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Chemists demonstrate 'brick-and-mortar' assembly of new molecular structures

Chemists have described the self-assembly of large, symmetrical molecules in bricks-and-mortar fashion, a development with potential value for the field of organic electronic devices such as field-effect transistors and photovoltaic cells.

Chemists demonstrate 'bricks-and-mortar' assembly of new molecular structures

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have described the self-assembly of large, symmetrical molecules in bricks-and-mortar fashion, a development with potential value for the field of organic electronic devices such as field-effect transistors and photovoltaic cells. read more

Global Launch of Anteo's Unique Surface Coating Product at AACC

Anteo Diagnostics, the inventor and develop of the Mix&Go molecular velcro surface chemistry is please to announce the launch of the Mix&Go based AMG(tm) Coupling Kit at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Expo in Chicago.

First-Ever AACC Virtual Conference to Focus on Personalized Diagnostics

One of the major revolutions taking place in healthcare is the rise of personalized medicine, which is the practice of using genomic and other molecular analyses to tailor medical treatments to a patient's individual biology. Personalized...Show More Summary

Would You Volunteer for Google’s Moonshot Medical Study?

The new moonshot project from Google is to create a Google Maps of the human body including molecular and genomic information as well. The Personal Genome Project (PGP) had a similar mission years ago, but this one seems to be even bigger. The 175 healthy people will go through an exam that includes the collection […]

Genomic Analysis of Prostate Cancer Indicates Best Course of Action After Surgery

The study in the postoperative radiation oncology field to show that molecular signature of patient's tumor can help stratify patients requiring additional treatment.

Focus Diagnostics Receives FDA Clearance for Moderate Complexity Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct Molecular Test for Aiding the Diagnosis of Encephalitis

Focus Diagnostics received expedited FDA 510(k) clearance and CLIA moderate complexity categorization for its new Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct molecular test on the Integrated Cycler. The test, which is now available for purchase in the...Show More Summary

Image of the Day: Nearby Cosmic Bubble Harbors a Star 100,000 Times More Luminous than the Sun

The Bubble Nebula or NGC 7635 is 10 light-year diameter object a mere 11,000 light-years away toward the constellation Cassiopeia near a giant molecular cloud which contains the expansion of the bubble. Above and right of the Bubble's center is...

The Mysterious Molecular Structures Found in City Layouts

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Did you know that, from the air, the arrangement and structure of Boston's buildings, and the positioning of those buildings relative to one another, looks a lot like the molecular structure of an "amorphous liquid"? Seattle and L.A. do, too. Chicago, with its rigid grid system, apparently looks like glass. Read more...

ZeptoMetrix(tm) Corporation (ZMC) releases FDA Class 1 Exempt, IVD and CE labeled NATtrol(tm) RP Multimarker Controls

ZeptoMetrix(tm) Corporation (ZMC), launches a new FDA Class 1 exempt, in vitro diagnostic, CE marked, unassayed external run control intended for use with multiplexed, respiratory molecular assays. The NATtrol(tm) RP Multimarker Controls...Show More Summary

Test increases odds of correct surgery for thyroid cancer patients

The routine use of a molecular testing panel increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for thyroid cancer patients by 30 percent, researchers report. "Before this test, about one in five potential thyroid cancer cases couldn't be diagnosed without an operation to remove a portion of the thyroid," said the lead author.

Tiny new species of frog from Brazil with a heroic name

Molecular analysis helps scientists discover and describe a tiny new species of narrow-mouthed frog from the genus Chiasmocleis. The news species, Chiasmocleis quilombola is named after the quilombos -- communities constituted by and used as refuges for slaves who had the brevity to escape in colonial Brazil.

Test increases odds of correct surgery for thyroid cancer patients

PITTSBURGH -- The routine use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, report researchers from the University...Show More Summary

Google Wants to Figure Out What a Healthy Human Body Looks Like

Google has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body. Called Baseline Study, the project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people—and later thousands more—to create what the company hopes will be the fullest picture of what a healthy human being... Read More

Google wants to define a healthy human with its new baseline genetic study

Google's got a big new project and it's you. Well, not just you, but a genetic and molecular study of humanity that aims to grasp at what a healthy human should be. It's in its early days, collecting anonymous data from 175 people, but it plans to...

Key molecule in flies identified that adjusts energy use under starvation conditions

In the fly Drosophila melanogaster, p53 is activated in certain cells to adapt the metabolic response to nutrient deprivation, thus having a global effect on the organism, researchers show. The researchers also reveal the molecular mechanisms through which the activity of p53 is regulated. Show More Summary

We Desperately Need More Drugs

NY Times: No major new type of antibiotic has been developed since the late 1980s, according to the W.H.O. From 2011 to 2013, the Food and Drug Administration approved only three new molecular entities to combat bacterial diseases — the lowest rate since the 1940s. “No sane company will develop the next antibiotic,” said Michael […]

Roche Holding AG's (RHHBY) CEO Daniel O'Day on H1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Roche Holding AG (OTCQX:RHHBY) H1 2014 Earnings Call July 24, 2014 7:00 am ET Executives Severin Schwan - Chief Executive Officer and Director Daniel O'Day - Chief Executive Officer of Roche Molecular Diagnostics and President of Roche...Show More Summary

Carbon-14 Dating

I’ve taken a bit of a break for the last few years. In that time, I’ve finished my PhD in molecular biology and I’ve started a post-doctoral fellowship. I’m very glad to be back with Persephone  and to be answering your science questions! Today, I’m going to talk about carbon-14 dating. Prior to researching this process, I had not really considered... Read More

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