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Chemists develop reversible method of tagging proteins

18-Sep-2012

Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a method that for the first time provides scientists the ability to attach chemical probes onto proteins and subsequently remove them in a repeatable cycle.Their achievement, detailed in a paper that appears in Nature Methods, will allow researchers to ...

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New material could improve safety for first responders to chemical hazards

Carbon nanofibers assembled into photonic crystals change color as activated charcoal filters become saturated with dangerous vapors

03-May-2011

A new kind of sensor could warn emergency workers when carbon filters in the respirators they wear to avoid inhaling toxic fumes have become dangerously saturated. In a recent issue of the journal Advanced Materials, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego and Tyco ...

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Tiny sensors tucked into cell phones could map airborne toxins in real time

20-May-2010

A tiny silicon chip that works a bit like a nose may one day detect dangerous airborne chemicals and alert emergency responders through the cell phone network. If embedded in many cell phones, its developers say, the new type of sensor could map the location and extent of hazards like gas leaks ...

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New biosensors reveal workings of anti-psychotic drugs in the living brain

15-Dec-2009

Scientists have resolved a question about how a popular class of drugs used to treat schizophrenia works using biosensors that reveal previously hidden components of chemical communication in the brain. Although delusions and hallucinations characterize the illness, people with schizophrenia also ...

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Whole genome study reveals clues to solving the mystery behind Kawasaki disease

12-Jan-2009

A study looking at the entire human genome has identified new genes that appear to be involved in making some children more susceptible to Kawasaki disease, according to a new international study published in PLoS Genetics . The research team, from The University of Western Australia, the Genome ...

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008

For the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP

08-Oct-2008

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2008 jointly to Osamu Shimomura, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, MA, USA and Boston University Medical School, MA, USA, Martin Chalfie, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA and Roger Y. ...

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UC San Diego Physicists Reveal Secrets of Newest Form of Carbon

12-Jun-2008

Using one of the world's most powerful sources of man-made radiation, physicists from UC San Diego, Columbia University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have uncovered new secrets about the properties of graphene - a form of pure carbon that may one day replace the silicon in computers, ...

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Super-sensitive spray-on explosive detector

27-May-2008

US scientists have designed a new spray-on explosive detector sensitive enough to detect just a billionth of a gram of explosive. After treatment the explosive glows blue under UV light, making it perfect for use in the field. William Trogler and his team at the University of California, San ...

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UC San Diego Scientists Develop Sensor for Homemade Bombs

20-Mar-2008

A team of chemists and physicists at the University of California, San Diego has developed a tiny, inexpensive sensor chip capable of detecting trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used in the most common form of homemade explosives. The invention and operation of this penny-sized ...

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