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QIAGEN adds promising genomic biomarkers to pipeline

Mutations of SF3B1 gene indicate favorable prognosis for patients with bone marrow disorders

30-07-2014

QIAGEN N.V. announced it has acquired an exclusive global license to the biomarker SF3B1 from the University of Tokyo. SF3B1 is believed to play a critical role in the prognosis of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a group of hematological cancers in which bone marrow does not ...

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Mettler Toledo installs Tunable Diode Lasers (TDLs) where no TDLs have gone before

29-07-2014

Mettler Toledo has produced a new white paper illustrating how tunable diode laser (TDL) gas analyzers can now be applied to all gas analysis processes. The key to their wide range of applications is a unique range of process adaptions. In chemical and petrochemical plants, and refineries TDLs ...

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New material puts a twist in light

28-07-2014

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics. A random find in the washing basket led the team to create ...

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GENALICE and deCODE Genetics enter into a partnership for population wide genomic analysis

28-07-2014

GENALICE announced it is partnering with deCODE Genetics to facilitate the large-scale testing of its unique DNA data processing software solution, GENALICE MAP. After a first successful round of evaluating GENALICE MAP on speed and quality, both parties agreed to extend the evaluation to include ...

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Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity

24-07-2014

New technology under development at the University of California, Berkeley, could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition. A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, has found a way to dramatically increase the sensitivity of a ...

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Rice nanophotonics experts create powerful molecular sensor

Sensor amplifies optical signature of single molecules about 100 billion times

23-07-2014

Nanophotonics experts at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules by about 100 billion times. Newly published tests found the device could accurately identify the composition and structure of individual molecules containing fewer than 20 ...

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When is a molecule a molecule?

Scientists watch fast electron jumps in exploding molecules

22-07-2014

Using ultra-short X-ray flashes, an international team of researchers watched electrons jumping between the fragments of exploding molecules. The study reveals up to what distance a charge transfer between the two molecular fragments can occur, marking the limit of the molecular regime. The ...

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'Nanocamera' takes pictures at distances smaller than light's own wavelength

How is it possible to record optically encoded information for distances smaller than the wavelength of light?

22-07-2014

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas (pBNAs) can be used like traditional photographic film to record light for distances that are much smaller than the wavelength of light (for example, distances ...

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Poly-Pico wins 'Most Interesting Technology' award

18-07-2014

Poly-Pico Technologies was voted the ‘Most Interesting Technology’ by delegates attending the European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (ELRIG) 2014 event, which took place at FESTO, Northampton, UK.On receiving the award for ‘Most Interesting Technology’, Dr. Gabriel Leen, Co-Founder of ...

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Siemens Healthcare agrees to sell microbiology business to Beckman Coulter

Stronger concentration of Diagnostics Division on core business

17-07-2014

Siemens Healthcare is selling its microbiology business to Beckman Coulter Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation. The activities of the microbiology business include systems for the identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ID/AST) of microorganisms. The decision ...

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