Entries by CAPTIS

5 Factors to Consider When Weighing a Job Offer

Simple steps to make informed decisions about your next opportunity. By Karen Dwyer | October 22, 2008 | 9:49 p.m. When you’re looking for a new job, you hope to find the perfect position with all the right perks and benefits, but employers can only afford to provide their employees with so much. So whether […]

The Rise of the Privileged Worker

10/20/2008 5:46:15 PM Look around at the increasing rate of unemployment, and it may seem like an odd time to be talking about “privileged workers.” The conventional wisdom, of course, is that, other than overpaid CEOs, there are few people today who would qualify for such a title. And, I would respectfully suggest that exactly […]

University of Arkansas Researchers Use Nanowires to Develop Neural Probe That Will Limit Damage to Cells and Biological Tissue

Neural probes with nanowire electrodes. (PhysOrg.com) — Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a neural probe that demonstrates significantly greater electrical charge storage capacity than all other neural prosthetic devices. More charge storage capacity means the device can stimulate nerves and tissues with less damage and sense neural signals with better sensitivity. […]

Northwestern University Researchers Write Protein Nanoarrays Using A Fountain Pen And Electric Fields

Nanotechnology offers unique opportunities to advance the life sciences by facilitating the delivery, manipulation and observation of biological materials with unprecedented resolution. The ability to pattern nanoscale arrays of biological material assists studies of genomics, proteomics and cell adhesion, and may be applied to achieve increased sensitivity in drug screening and disease detection, even when […]

Sensitive Nanowire Disease Detectors Made By Yale University Scientists

New Haven, Conn. — Yale scientists have created nanowire sensors coupled with simple microprocessor electronics that are both sensitive and specific enough to be used for point-of-care (POC) disease detection, according to a report in Nano Letters. The sensors use activation of immune cells by highly specific antigens — signatures of bacteria, viruses or cancer […]

Can Genetic Information Be Controlled By Light?, Researchers At Think So

Press release no. 92/2008 from 2008-10-10 | print view | zur deutschen Fassung Researchers at Kiel University report sequence-dependent effects of light on DNA DNA, the molecule that acts as the carrier of genetic information in all forms of life, is highly resistant against alteration by ultraviolet light, but understanding the mechanism for its photostability […]