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This appeared last week:Queensland police 'brought into disrepute' by computer system misuse, says commissioner Exclusive: Katarina Carroll ’s statement was emailed to officers across the state on WednesdayBen SmeeThu 7 Nov 2019 11.59 AEDT Last modified on Thu 7 Nov 2019 13.22 AEDT The misuse of Queensland police computer systems by current and former officers has “brought our organisation into disrepute”, the police commissioner, Katarina Carroll, has said.Carroll’s statement, emailed to police across the state on Wednesday night, was made ahead of hearings by the Crime and Corruption Commission into public-sector data misuse and several high-profile cases that have highlighted the extent of the problem.The commission wil l begin hearing public evidence on Monday. The process is expected to lay bare the extent of a situation described by civil liberties groups as a systemic problem that had caused the public to lose trust in police.Carroll’s email appears to be an attempt to underscore... This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
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Publication date: Available online 14 December 2019Source: Biosensors and BioelectronicsAuthor(s): A. Ben Tahar, K. Żelechowska, J.F. Biernat, E. Paluszkiewicz, P. Cinquin, D. Martin, A. ZebdaAbstractThe direct electrical connection of laccase on the electrode surface is a key feature in the design of efficient and stable biocathodes. However, laccase can perform a direct electron transfer only when it is in the preferred orientation toward the electrode. Here we report the investigation of the orientation of laccase from white rot fungus on multi-walled carbon nanotube surface modified with a naphthalene group. Naphthyla...
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
This article presents a unique 3D biocompatible Aluminum-based quantum structure (QS) for in vitro cancer detection using Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS). The Al-based QSs fabricated using ultrashort pulsed laser are of two distinct surface characters, wrinkled and smooth spherical. The limit of detection for chemical sensing of Crystal Violet and Rhodamine 6G by the Al-QS was driven up to single molecule sensing (femtomolar concentration). Biological sensing of cysteine, a disease biomarker and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a cancer biomarker was also tested by the Al-QS. The ability of in vitro cell detection ...
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Publication date: Available online 14 December 2019Source: Biotechnology ReportsAuthor(s): Seema Mehandia, S.C. Sharma, Shailendra Kumar AryaAbstractA laccase producing new bacterial strain (Alcaligenes faecalis XF1) was isolated from green site of Chandigarh (India) by standard screening method. Nutrient broth medium containing 0.2 mM CuSO4 was used for the production of laccase. Maximum production (110 U/ml) was achieved after four days of incubation. The extracellular laccase from the medium was purified by simple salt precipitation and ion exchange technique to get 3.8 fold purified protein with 1637.8 U/mg spec...
Source: Biotechnology Reports - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
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Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2019Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and EvolutionAuthor(s): Elena V. Romanova, Yurij S. Bukin, Kirill V. Mikhailov, Maria D. Logacheva, Vladimir V. Aleoshin, Dmitry Yu. SherbakovAbstractThe evolution of tRNA genes in mitochondrial (mt) genomes is a complex process that includes duplications, degenerations, and transpositions, as well as a specific process of identity change through mutations in the anticodon (tRNA gene remolding or tRNA gene recruitment). Using amphipod-specific tRNA models for annotation, we show that tRNA duplications are more common in the mt genomes of amp...
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In this study, we reported the synthesis, characterization and activity-structure relationship of novel β-amino carbonyl compounds. Some novel bis-β-amino carbonyl (4a-e) and mono-β-amino carbonyl (5a-e) compounds were synthesized by using CeCl3·7H2O catalyzed Mannich-type reaction. The title compounds were characterized by FTIR, elemental analysis, 13C NMR and 1H NMR techniques. In addition, the crystal and molecular structures of 5a, 5d and 5e were illuminated by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The activity-structure relationship was established by analyzing the enzyme activity of synthesized &bet...
Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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