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The Hunt for New Antibiotics

October 10, 2005

Bacterial infections are responsible for one quarter of all deaths, a number that may rise with the alarming increase in multi-drug resistant strains.

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Can Biomarker Initiatives Stay on Target?

By | September 26, 2005

Thriving tumors burn glucose and show up as bright spots on positron emission tomography screens.

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Rethinking Clinical Proteomics

By | September 26, 2005

For a while it looked as if proteomics' next frontier was the clinic, if one was to believe the hype surrounding a 2002 study from US Food and Drug Administration scientist Emanuel Petricoin III and National Cancer Institute scientist Lance Liotta.

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Revelations from the Unconscious

By | September 12, 2005

Political, ethical, and family conflicts catapulted Terri Schiavo's case to international prominence earlier this year.

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Blast

By | August 29, 2005

You've just cloned and sequenced a gene, but you don't know what it does.

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Maldi

By | August 29, 2005

that's the basic concept behind MALDI, an ionization technique developed in the late 1980s to enable mass spectrometric analysis of large biomolecules.

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Microfluidics

By | August 29, 2005

Jerry Radich is looking for a needle in a haystack, and he's counting on a microfluidics device to help him find it.

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The Automated DNA Sequencer

By | August 29, 2005

As a graduate student at Stanford University in the early 1990s, Jonathan Eisen convinced a friend with access to one of the first automated DNA sequencers to run 10,000 base pairs for him.

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The DNA Microarray

By | August 29, 2005

The late 1980s were heady days for molecular biologists.

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The Optical Trap

By | August 29, 2005

When Art Ashkin, Steve Chu, and their colleagues at Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ, first invented optical tweezers, they spent their days pushing around tiny, glass spheres.

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