Category: research

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…

How to read microplates in zero-G

IT MAY be a problem faced by few laboratories, but any that need to cope with microplate readings in situations other than one standard Earth gravity need look no further than BMG Labtech’s Polarstar microplate reader.   Researchers at the University…

xMap at 10: towards a future of precision medicine

THE TENTH annual Planet xMap conference, currently underway in Monaco, has addressed many of the topical issues in medical research and diagnostics including the outlook for the people of the poorest nations, the potential of neuronal stem cells, and the…

Planet xMap Europe registrations break 500 mark

THE TENTH annual Planet xMap symposium, to be held 10-11 October 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, has attracted over 500 delegate registrations reports Luminex. The symposium programme features scientific sessions, workshops, discussion groups, exhibitions, and networking events with…

3D imaging solves mouse genome puzzle

SCIENTISTS in Canada and the USA have used 3D imaging techniques to settle a long-standing debate about how DNA and structural proteins are packaged into chromatin fibres. A paper published in Embo Reports shows that the mouse genome consists of…

Pirbright Institute is new name for IAH

THE UK’s Institute for Animal Health, which has a 100-year track record as a leading centre for surveillance and research into livestock diseases and the spread of viruses from animals to humans, has today (04 October 2012) been renamed the…

Software streamlines research and reference management

A SUBSTANTIAL upgrade to EndNote, the reference management software from Thomson Reuters  used by researchers and students worldwide, has been announced. Available in the UK and Ireland, Germany, Austria and Denmark from Adept Scientific, EndNote X6 keeps its users up…

Chemical identification at nanometre scale

ELECTRON microscopy and scanning probe microscopy offer the scientific researcher powerful high-resolution imaging at the nanometre scale, but are poor at identifying the chemical composition of the structures they image. Spectroscopy offers powerful chemical identification, but has resolution limited to…

More details of Planet xMap 2012

LUMINEX has announced further details of its 10th annual Planet xMap congress, to be held on 10-11 October 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Over 500 leading scientists are expected to gather at the event, sharing information and discoveries…