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  1. Researchers decode genetics of rare photosynthetic bacterium

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    Mon, 11 Feb 2008

    February 11, 2008, Tempe, AZ --A bacterium that harvests far-red light by making a rare form of chlorophyll (chlorophyll d) has revealed its genetic secrets, according to a team of researchers from Arizona State University and Washington University (St. Louis, MO) who recently sequenced the ...

  2. For pioneering optogenetics work, Miesenböck receives Heinrich Wieland Prize

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    Tue, 10 Nov 2015

    2015. Related: Six optogenetics scientists share $1.3M brain research prize Optogenetics—derived from optics and genetics —has revolutionized brain research , as it has shown which nerve cells wake us up and clarified how cocaine and other drugs

  1. Imaging cytometry technology is focus of skin cancer research collaboration

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    Wed, 11 Nov 2015

    focused on developing novel strategies for early detection of melanoma . "Using techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics , imaging, and tissue culture, we are probing a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic factors for their ability to render melanocytes

  2. 23andMe therapeutics group to better understand common and rare diseases

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    Fri, 13 Mar 2015

    Personal genetics company 23andMe (Mountain View, CA) has created a new therapeutics ..... disease and accelerating the discovery of novel treatments through human genetics . Related: 23andMe direct-to-consumer genetic test receives FDA

  3. Red light-activated switch could boost understanding of learning, memory

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    Wed, 2 Sep 2015

    electrical signals between individual neurons. So the research team—led by Dirk Trauner , professor of chemical biology and genetics at LMU—has now synthesized a light-dependent switch that enables them to control the activity of a particular class of

  4. Scientists demonstrate optogenetic stimulation of non-genetically modified neurons

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    Fri, 20 Mar 2015

    degeneration . Related: Small, stable quantum dots advance real-time neuronal research "This is effectively optogenetics without genetics ," says study senior author Francisco Bezanilla, Ph.D., Lillian Eichelberger Cannon Professor of biochemistry and molecular

  5. BIOPHOTONICS: Collaboration is key to success in biophotonics

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    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

    willing to take risks and go outside of their comfort zone. I have a very diverse research lab. I have students from the genetics department, computer science, students trained as physicists, and of course chemists. I tell students to embrace learning

  6. Tissue sampling method could enable low-cost super-resolution microscopy

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    Mon, 19 Jan 2015

    beat the diffraction limit for microscopy, which can be 1000 times slower per pixel,” says George Church, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School who was not part of the research team. “The other methods currently have better resolution

  7. DuPont's Laser-Assisted Seed Selection technology to combine with molecular breeding for crop yield increase

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    Tue, 2 Sep 2008

    slice. Seeds identified to have superior genetics are selected for planting and advancement ..... enabling the rapid selection of the best genetics for advancement before they ever leave ..... Niebur, vice president – DuPont Crop Genetics Research and Development. "Our engineers

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