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New device can extract human DNA with full genetic data in minutes

New device can extract human DNA with full genetic data in minutes | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it

Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new device.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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The device will give hospitals and research labs a much easier way to separate DNA from human fluid samples, which will help with genome sequencing, disease diagnosis and forensic investigations.

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sonia ramos's curator insight, May 15, 2013 4:04 AM

Los avances en genética y ciencias afines junto con el desarrollo de tecnologías vinculadas, es cada vez más rápido y específico, no dejará de sorprenderme.,.

Linda Coburn's comment, May 15, 2013 11:28 AM
It bothers me that an American university which receives American tax dollars for funding has decided to contract with a Korean company to manufacture this amazing device. We will never solve our economic woes if we don't bring mfg back to the US.
Center for Accessible Living NKY's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:29 PM

This should make obtaining genetic diagnosis much easier and faster.

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World Record Solar Cell with 44.7% Efficiency

World Record Solar Cell with 44.7% Efficiency | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Surpassing competition after only over three years of research,a record efficiency of 44.7% was measured at a concentration of 297 suns for this solar cell.
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The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin jointly announced today having achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity using a new solar cell structure with four solar subcells. Surpassing competition after only over three years of research, and entering the roadmap at world class level, a new record efficiency of 44.7% was measured at a concentration of 297 suns. This indicates that 44.7% of the solar spectrum’s energy, from ultraviolet through to the infrared, is converted into electrical energy. This is a major step towards reducing further the costs of solar electricity and continues to pave the way to the 50% efficiency roadmap.

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Scientists Transform Skin Cells into Functioning Liver Cells

Scientists Transform Skin Cells into Functioning Liver Cells | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco have made an important breakthrough: they have discovered a way to transform skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells that flourish.
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Study on evolution of flu viruses may change textbooks, history books

Study on evolution of flu viruses may change textbooks, history books | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
A new study reconstructing the evolutionary tree of flu viruses challenges conventional wisdom and solves some of the mysteries surrounding flu outbreaks.
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Misconceptions of science and religion found in new study

Misconceptions of science and religion found in new study | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
The public's view that science and religion can't work in collaboration is a misconception that stunts progress, according to a new survey of more than 10,000 Americans, scientists and evangelical Protestants.
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NASA's Chandra Helps Confirm Evidence of Jet in Milky Way's Black Hole

NASA's Chandra Helps Confirm Evidence of Jet in Milky Way's Black Hole | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Sagittarius A, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way produce a jet of highenergy particles found in the new results from NASA's Chandra
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The 2013 best pictures from National Geographic contest

The 2013 best pictures from National Geographic contest | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
This is Biosciencia's choice from the National Geographic pictures contest of 2013. Click on the first picture to enjoy the wild !
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A Self-Correcting Crystal May Unleash the Next Generation of Advanced Communications

A Self-Correcting Crystal May Unleash the Next Generation of Advanced Communications | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Tunable dielectrics Crystals that work well in the microwave range and beyond, communications applications typically use frequencies around a few gigahertz
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Synaptic transistor learns while it computes

Synaptic transistor learns while it computes | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Exploiting unusual properties in modern materials, the synaptic transistor could mark the beginning of a new kind of artificial intelligence...
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Scientists announce first results from LUX dark matter detector

Scientists announce first results from LUX dark matter detector | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
The LUX is an experiment that aims to directly detect interactions between Weakly Interacting Massive Particle dark matter and ordinary matter on Earth.
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Unique skull find rebuts theories on species diversity in early humans

Unique skull find rebuts theories on species diversity in early humans | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Paleoanthropologists from the University of Zurich have uncovered the intact skull of an early Homo individual in Dmanisi, Georgia.
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Bathys Hawaii unveils atomic wristwatch

Bathys Hawaii unveils atomic wristwatch | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Dr. John Patterson and George Talbot have successfully demonstrated a working prototype atomic wristwatch capable of accuracy to 1 second in 1000 years.
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Pandoravirus: missing link discovered between viruses and cells

Pandoravirus: missing link discovered between viruses and cells | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Researchers at IGS, working in association with the large-scale biology laboratory have just discovered two giant viruses which, in terms of number of genes
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Spectacular Microscopic Art Is Also World-Changing Science

Spectacular Microscopic Art Is Also World-Changing Science | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Fernan Federici’s microscopic images of plants, bacteria, and crystals are a classic example of finding art in unexpected places.
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LUX dark matter results confirmed

LUX dark matter results confirmed | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it

A new high-accuracy calibration of the LUX (Large Underground Xenon) dark matter detector demonstrates the experiment’s sensitivity to ultra-low energy events. The new analysis strongly confirms the result that low-mass dark matter particles were a no-show during the detector’s initial run, which concluded last summer. The first dark matter search results from LUX detector were announced last October. The detector proved to be exquisitely sensitive, but found no evidence of the dark matter particles during its first 90-day run, ruling out a wide range of possible models for dark matter particles. Previous experiments had detected potential signatures of dark matter particles with a very low mass, but LUX turned up no such signal. This latest work was focused on demonstrating the high sensitivity of LUX to potential signals in the search for those low-mass particles.

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Age of Earth’s crust confirmed

Age of Earth’s crust confirmed | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Decaying atoms traced in zircon uphold dating of Earth's crust at about 4.374 billion years old.
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Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to 'move' brain tumors

Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to 'move' brain tumors | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Instead of invading new areas, the migrating cells latch onto the specially-designed nanofibers and follow them to a location where they can be captured and killed.
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Will 2-D Tin be the Next Super Material?

Will 2-D Tin be the Next Super Material? | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Theorists Predict New Single-Layer Material Could Go Beyond Graphene, Conducting Electricity with 100 Percent Efficiency at Room Temperature
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Researchers identify main genes responsible for asthma attacks in children

Researchers identify main genes responsible for asthma attacks in children | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
An international team has identified the genes that put some children at particularly high risk of serious asthma attacks.
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First detailed map of global forest change

First detailed map of global forest change | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
A University of Maryland-led, multi-organizational team has created the first high-resolution global map of forest extent, loss and gain.
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The secret math of plants

The secret math of plants | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
The UCLA team discovered the mathematical relationships using "allometric analysis," that govern plants design.
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Scientists Discover the First Earth-Sized Rocky Planet

Scientists Discover the First Earth-Sized Rocky Planet | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-sized planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth.
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Radioactive waste: Where to put it?

Radioactive waste: Where to put it? | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
In the United States, about 70,000 metric tons of spent commercial nuclear fuel are located at more than 70 sites in 35 states.
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Diabete, measuring blood sugar with light

Diabete, measuring blood sugar with light | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Diabete, Now a team of German researchers has devised a novel, non-invasive way to make monitoring easier.
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Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc

Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting.
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Life-threatening blood clots can form in anyone who sits on a plane for a long time, is confined to bed while recovering from surgery, or takes certain medications.

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Tiny MP3 Player, ‘Split,’ Controlled By Clicking Your Teeth, Seeks Funding On Kickstarter

Tiny MP3 Player, ‘Split,’ Controlled By Clicking Your Teeth, Seeks Funding On Kickstarter | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
A tech company has developed a handless listening device that changes tracks at the click of your teeth.
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Grafted ovaries lead to successful pregnancy

Grafted ovaries lead to successful pregnancy | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Healthy baby born after ovarian tissue removed, stimulated and reinserted.
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A previously infertile woman has given birth to a healthy baby after undergoing a procedure that involved removing her ovaries and stimulating them in the lab to produce eggs. The fertility treatment, dubbed in vitro activation, could offer hope to millions of women who have problems with ovulation.

In vitro activation addresses a condition called primary ovarian insufficiency, or premature ovarian failure, whereby egg-containing ovarian follicles do not grow in the way that they are supposed to. Few, if any, eggs ever reach maturity. As many as 1% of women of reproductive age are infertile because of the condition, and egg donation is the currently the only option available to help these women to become pregnant.

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