When a group of MIT professors started to design products in a garage in the 1930s, they had no idea that they were laying the foundations for a global business.
Inexpensive, sensitive technique for detecting distribution of mRNA transcripts in cells or tissue
A device for amplifying DNA that runs on two-AA batteries and costs about £5 to make.
Urine test identifies metabolites of a synthetic form of insulin used by cheats to enhance performance
From mass spectrometers to lab reagents, the newly formed Thermo Fisher Scientific sells it all.
Lead isotope analysis of ore from the Dominican Republic reveals an unexpected provenance for the material.
Dimethylsulfide synthesis pathway pinned down.
Self-assembled nanotubes conduct an electric current in response to light.
Solving the structure of viral nucleoprotein could boost quest for new drugs
Mifepristone prevents the development of tumours in mouse mammary cells
The characteristic metallic smell of coins is actually a type of human body odour
Two of the smallest bacterial genomes ever sequenced.
Liquid CO2 lake discovered in deep-sea sediments, microbes got there first.
Alzheimer's mice show improved memory when innoculated with an enzyme involved in protein degradation.
Polymer lenses can adjust their focal length in response to temperature and pH.
Gold nanoparticles speed up clean reduction of aromatic nitro compounds.
Sensitive photodetectors made from chemical solutions
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