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Google’s Deep Mind Embarks on the Journey to Fight Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence

Researchers at Google’s Deep Mind are stepping into artificial intelligence (AI) to beat cancer. The ultimate goal of the London-based AI start-up, also an acquisition of Google last year, is to utilize nanotechnology to turn off cancer cells. In fact, Google’s Life Sciences division has kick start the mapping of cancer cells then.  Being regarded […]

MinION + Raspberry Pi

Combining MinION with Raspderry Pi Gives a Portable Pathogen Detector

Researchers at Genome Analysis Center in Norwich, England are ­working on combining MinION USB gene sequencers with Raspberry Pi to create portable real-time DNA sequencers. NinION + Raspberry PI + Kontaminant While Oxford Nanopore MinION’s small read lengths and high error rates have meant that it cannot replace bench sequencers anytime soon, it could soon […]


Scientific Articles Will Be Visually Disseminated by an Infographics Journal

A science blogger is seeking funds on to launch the first infographics journal called Draw Science.  The journal aims to transforms research articles into concise, understandable pictures that are easy on the eyes and to understand. A journal such as this can help to break the communication barrier between scientists and the general public. Viputheshwar Sitaraman is […]

Pittcon 2015

Updated: Pittcon 2015 Launches and Announcements

The annual 2015 Pittsburgh Conference just concluded in New Orleans with torrent of announcements and conferences. Below are some of the notable announcements from the mecca of analytical equipment. Thermo Fisher –  Thermo Fisher announced the launch of the curiously named Vanquish ultra high-performance liquid chromatography. Equipped with Thermo Fisher’s Chromeleon Chromatography Data System, the […]

genetics database

23andMe Begins Sorting Through its Vast Genetic Database

With a genetic database of 850,000 people at its personal disposal and the newly hired ex-CSO of Genentech onboard, 23andMe is stepping into Biotech realm with the hopes of mining new drug targets. After getting into trouble with the FDA over its genetic future predicting $99 tests, 23andMe since then has began its stride towards […]


Nanopore Cage Allows for Experiments in Single DNA Molecule

Researchers from Brown University have created the first cage that can hold a single DNA molecule. The finding, published this month in Nature Communications, will allow performing single-molecule experiments in a physically defined space of 6.2 femtoliters helping avoid diffusion-related problems of biopolymers in solution that make it difficult to study the same molecule for a […]

Smartphone Diagnosis

Quick Smartphone Based HIV Test

“There’s an app for that!” this particular sentence now holds even true for low cost STD tests on smartphones. To be technically correct, there’s an app and a microfluidic dongle that test for HIV and syphilis in less than 15 minutes. Lead by Samuel K. Sia who earlier were responsible for the mChip. The Columbia […]

Confirmed Vibrational Bond

New Chemical Bond Confirmation Calls to Revise Science Textbooks

Researchers in Canada have proven the existence of a hypothetical chemical bond called ‘vibrational bond’, predicted more than 25 years ago. The bond hypothesized by Donald Fleming from University of British Columbia way back in 1989, was confirmed by researchers in a reaction between bromine and muonium- a hydrogen isotope. Fleming had predicted the formation of an intermediate […]

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