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June 23, 2020
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How Biological Research Can be Transformed

One of the research teams from The University of Texas, Austin, has successfully demonstrated an all-new process of protein sequencing that happens to be more sensitive than the already-existing technology. Moreover, such a way also helps identify molecules of an … Continue reading

February 17, 2015
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Worms in space

UD researcher explores effect of zero gravity on genes of microscopic worms With apologies to the late NASA legend Neil Armstrong, whose boots were the first to step onto the surface of the moon, you might describe Chandran Sabanayagam’s research … Continue reading

July 8, 2014
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A virus reveals the physics of nanopores

Nanopores could provide a new way to sequence DNA quickly, but the physics involved isn’t well understood. That’s partly because of the complexities involved in studying the random, squiggly form DNA takes in solution. Researchers from Brown have simplified matters … Continue reading

May 15, 2014
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Bacteria on your hands reflect the country you live in

Where and how you live strongly influences both the type and number of microbes you carry on your hands, according to a new international study led by scientists at Yale and Stanford. The research identified and analyzed bacteria on the … Continue reading

September 16, 2013
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The final nail in the Jurassic Park coffin

It is hardly possible to talk about fossil insects in amber without the 1993 movie Jurassic Park entering the debate. The idea of recreating dinosaurs by extracting DNA from insects in amber has held the fascination of the public for … Continue reading

December 19, 2012
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Help Wanted: Millions of Cloud-Skilled IT Workers Needed

A study released today by Microsoft and the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that millions of cloud-related IT jobs are sitting open and millions more will open up in the next two years due to a shortage in cloud-certified IT … Continue reading

October 3, 2012
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Duplex-sequencing Method Could Lead to Better Cancer Detection and Treatment

During an ice climbing trip to the Canadian Rockies last Christmas, two young researchers from the University of Washington, Drs. Michael Schmitt and Jesse Salk, talked about a simple but powerful idea to get better results when looking at cancer … Continue reading

August 14, 2012
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Global Bullfrog Trade Spreads Deadly Amphibian Fungus Worldwide

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— The global trade in bullfrogs, which are farmed as a food source in South America and elsewhere, is spreading a deadly fungus that is contributing to the decline of amphibians worldwide, according to a University of Michigan … Continue reading