Category: research

Microarrays beat karyotyping in this prenatal research study

A ‘LANDMARK’ study which is boosting understanding of prenatal abnormalities has also shown that microarrays enabled researchers to detect smaller aberrations than traditional karyotyping, reports Agilent. The three-year study, published last week in New England Journal of Medicine by researchers…

Harvesting light with flash photolysis spectrometer

RESEARCH at the University of Connecticut, USA, into plant light harvesting complexes has made use of a LP920 flash photolysis spectrometer, reports Edinburgh Instruments.  A paper in the journal Photosynthesis Research examines the efficiency of variants of the Peridinin-Chlorophyll a-Protein…

The latest trends in nucleotide innovation

LINK Technologies reports that it has observed a significant increase in requests for vitamin-modified oligo precursors, following on from the increasing use of vitamin-modified oligonucleotides in life science research. The company is a certified specialist in the provision of phosphoramidites…

Nanoscale thermal analysis to improve drug delivery

AT THE University of East Anglia, UK , post-doctoral researcher Jonathan Moffat is studying the delivery of drugs with poor water solubility, and looking in particular at the characterisation of delivery systems.   His team creates solid dispersions using a variety…

Weekly news: Squeezing the Juice from a frozen lake

I’M GENUINELY intrigued by the reports which have surfaced in the last few days from the deep drilling project in Antarctica, which has found thriving microbial colonies in very hostile conditions in a sub-glacial lake. It has long been suggested…

Nanoparticle tracking boosts cancer metastasis research

BEFORE using nanoparticle tracking analysis with the Nanosight LM-10, oncology researchers at the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell University, USA, measured exosome size by the only other available method – electron microscopy.   In research recently published in Nature Medicine,…

Latest gene expression analysis technologies compared

A FREELY-downloadable white paper from Plexpress discusses the various gene expression analysis  technologies now commercially available, in order says the company to “help scientists make an informed choice”. Plexpress has its own high-throughput gene expression analysis platform, called Trac, which…