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Color test enhances tomato analyzer software

... to be calibrated using color standards. The objective of the research was to implement a new digital ... for color measurement "to expand the array of objective phenotypic analyses implemented". TACT was ... it, yet accurate and precise for collecting objective measurements. It facilitates data collection and ...

Stanford researchers developing 3-D camera with 12,616 lenses

... how it works: The main lens (also known as the objective lens) of an ordinary digital camera focuses its ... image sensor, which records the photo. The objective lens of the multi-aperture camera, on the other ... Or the sensor could be deployed naked, with no objective lens at all. By placing the sensor very close to ...

Engineers demonstrate a new type of optical tweezer

... particles without the need for high performance objective lenses. The device was designed, fabricated, ... conventional optical tweezers based on microscope objective lenses," says Crozier. "High performance objective lenses usually have very short working distances ...

Sulphur in just one hair could blow a terrorist's alibi

... of neutrons) vary throughout the length of a single hair. The mid-term objective is to be able to use these methods to track the geographical movements of ... the potential to relate these changes to geographical movements. The next objective is to demonstrate the global significance of these variations, and they ...

New and improved tomato analyzer

... Tomato Analyzer aids in morphological research by providing accurate and objective measurements of fruit shape. The analysis is also more efficient for large ... to select the option that best suits the project's needs. A main objective of the study was to investigate the quantitative trait loci (QTL), which ...

DOE makes largest Danforth Campus research award in history

... Jaworski and Kutchan are WUSTL adjunct professors of biology. The objective of the Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems is to increase the ... undergraduates, and technical staff, in keeping with the Recovery Act's objective to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery. ...

Eat, drink and be merry?

... of fast food and soft drinks can result in a trade-off between children's objective (i.e. obesity) and subjective (i.e. unhappiness) well-being. Policies and ... improve children's overall health should take these effects on children's objective and subjective well-being into account to facilitate the reduction in ...

From sheet metal elements to host cells: DFG launches 10 new collaborative research centers

... Regulation: Generator Systems and Functional Consequences", comes in. The objective is to better understand the role of redox signals in physiological ... mathematical principles of solid-state physics will be tackled. The main objective is to study geometrical partial differential equations using analytical ...

Dartmouth researchers discover gene signatures for scleroderma

... skin thickening (torso relative to the hands). These studies, utilizing objective measures, establish that distinct genetic programs account for the ways ... subsets of genes that can classify the patients. The technology offers an objective way to survey and analyze thousands of genes at a time and look at ...

Satellites take sustainability to new heights

... Shell Canada, said. "They present clear, accessible visuals, provide objective information on development and eventual reclamation of our oil sands ... the impact on the Alberta landscape. Eyes in the sky EO provides objective coverage across both space and time, EO images show the world through a ...

Analysis calls for medical device information to better serve patients and doctors

... assessment and oversight of new medical technologies. Assessments by objective entities are a necessary addition to FDA approval - so that deficiencies ... The purpose of independent review organizations is to provide transparent, objective evaluations of new medical devices and to inform the public, physicians ...

CSIC and UAB will build the most advanced superconductor cable for electricity network

... of Europe and the most advanced in the world of its kind. The main objective of this project is the construction of a 30m cable and the terminals ... country, and include the combined force of over sixty researchers with the objective of improving their competitiveness at international level. The Novare ...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

... and animal species over the past 300 years; DNA barcoding adds a fast, objective and repeatable approach to this enormous task that can shift the ... DNA barcodes for fruit flies, an important agricultural pest. Without an objective way to identify and exclude potential pests, decisions made by port ...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

... and animal species over the past 300 years; DNA barcoding adds a fast, objective and repeatable approach to this enormous task that can shift the ... DNA barcodes for fruit flies, an important agricultural pest. Without an objective way to identify and exclude potential pests, decisions made by port ...

Conservation International and Toyota partner to protect Philippines' rain forests

... phase. The multiple uses for the project has two main objectives: objective 1: Reforesting and/or re-vegetating approximately 2,995 acres to ... and planting seedlings, as well as maintaining the plantations. objective 2: Agroforestry for 1,384 acres: this will provide alternative livelihoods ...

'Green' energy from algae

... and terrestrial energy plants in cooperation with partners from research and industry. Partly, large-scale facilities were constructed. "It is our objective to develop new economically efficient and sustainable extraction methods to obtain a maximum amount of cell constituents from the algae that can be ...

Race/ethnicity, family income and education associated with sugar consumption

... a day. Consuming foods with added sugars displaces nutrient-dense foods in the diet. Reducing or limiting intake of added sugars is an important objective in providing overall dietary guidance. In a study of nearly 30,000 Americans published in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of the American ...

IOS Press announces launch of Journal of Berry Research

... Maurizio Battino, PhD, DSc, MD (Hon), Universit Politecnica della Marche, Department of Biochemistry, Biology & Genetics, Ancona, Italy, "The main objective of this new quarterly journal is to contribute to and improve knowledge regarding the quality and production of berries to benefit the health of the ...

Our brain looks at eyes first to identify a face

... and according to the study the key data for identification come from, in the first place, the eyes and then the shape of the mouth and nose. The objective of this study, undertaken by researcher Matthias S. Keil from the Basic Psychology Department of the UB and published in the prestigious US journal ...

T-STAR grant funds genetic studies on shrimp and papaya and endangered cycad rescue

... white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei, through developing a panel of species-specific microsatellite genetic markers. Says Dr. Gong, "The long term research objective is to establish a medium-scale, effective genetic selection program of P. vannamei on Guam to support the development and expansion of shrimp ...

NOAA forecast predicts large 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico this summer

... in the northern Gulf of Mexico between June 8 and July 18. The information is available on the NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Watch Web page. The objective of Hypoxia Watch is to develop new near-real-time data and map products using shipboard measurements of bottom-dissolved oxygen and to disseminate ...

Improving livestock productivity in Honduras

... says Juan Carlos Ordoez, the project counterpart at Honduras "Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (SENASA)" in the Ministry of Agriculture. The objective was to establish a strong basis for delivering a set of integrated services in areas such as genetic improvement, residue analysis, nutrition, health ...

SRI International announces findings from new upper atmospheric radar system for scientific research

... the world. Jan Sojka, Ph.D., professor at Utah State University, is one of many scientists who have requested experiment time on the new radar. His objective is to study how the ionosphere changes in response to energy input from above and below. He scheduled AMISR observations every 10 minutes for the ...

Protein linked to mental retardation controls synapse maturation, plasticity, CSHL team finds

... abnormalities associated with MR to biological processes that establish and modify the function of neuronal circuits." That has been a major objective of studies in Van Aelst's lab, where previous experiments have shown that "knocking-down" expression of the gene that encodes the production of the ...

Yale study: Most polluted ecosystems recoverable

... state. Thus ecologists measured recovery on the basis of an ecosystem's more recent condition. The study points out the need for the development of objective criteria to decide when a system has fully recovered. The researchers said the analysis rebuts speculation that it will take centuries or ...

One size does not fit all

... due to the ability of statins to cross the blood-brain barrier and access the CNS, and the enrichment of cholesterol in the myelin sheath." The objective of the MNI study was to determine the direct impact of simvastatin, a statin in clinical trials, on the integrity of myelin in the brain and on the ...

International team tracks clues to HIV

... Barron said. "It's not particularly strong, but there's potentially a very strong binding effect. The problem is, it's not the perfect unit." The objective was to find an existing fullerene derivative molecule that could be easily modified to become the perfect unit. Rice got involved, he said, ...

From cars to cancer: UH professor employs auto industry tools for tumor therapy

... organs. During the treatment, patients undergo a series of CT scans, which are costly and tedious." Reducing the number of CT scans is a primary objective for Kamrani, because it will reduce patient's risk to unwanted radiation. Dong said patients receiving radiation usually have up to 40 treatment ...

Searching for pollution in the Caribbean

... laboratories, basic standards are provided to the laboratories, and intercomparison exercises are organized. Project Impact A core project objective is to get the results into the hands of decision-makers of the countries involved and of relevant regional authorities on the environment. This would ...

DOE funds bio-inspired solar fuel center at Arizona State

... provide the most employment for postdoctoral associates, graduate students, undergraduates and technical staff, in keeping with the Recovery Act's objective to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery. "The ASU center will not only investigate new scientific realms, but also study how ...

DOE to establish Energy Frontier Research Center at PNNL

... provide the most employment for postdoctoral associates, graduate students, undergraduates, and technical staff, in keeping with the Recovery Act's objective to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery. However, PNNL's center will not be funded by the Recovery Act but by regular DOE funds. ...

A glimpse of future GMES Sentinel-1 radar images

... and timely information to better manage the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security. The objective of the current campaign, called AgriSAR, is to evaluate how frequent multi-polarisation acquisitions provided by Sentinel-1 will improve applications ...

Margarita Saenz, M.D. is recipient of Genzyme/ACMGF Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics

... Foundation (ACMGF) Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics at the ACMG 2009 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Tampa, FL. The objective of the Genzyme/ACMGF Award is to support a national fellowship program to encourage the recruitment and training of clinicians in the field of ...

ORNL, St. Jude track neurons to predict and prevent disease

... in those images that they don't have the ability to look for. Our software is designed to help them find this information in a more efficient and objective manner, so they can understand more of what's going on earlier in the developmental process." The next stage in software development will be ...

In troubled economic times, BioSquare 2009 successfully serves as business and innovation starter

... preparing the thematic programme for BioSquare 2009 and we were especially satisfied with the return on this investment: The Foundation’s main objective is to bring the academic research sector together with innovative firms to set up projects with high added value. During these three days, 40 ...

Genetic risk factors identified for sudden cardiac death

... collect and evaluate further data on the respective individual genetic risk for arrhythmias in a large number of patients," Dr. Kb said. The common objective of the Helmholtz scientists and their clinical partners through these studies is to gain further insights into pathogenetic mechanisms and thus gain ...

New deep-sea coral discovered on NOAA-supported mission

... mission, but Dunbar and Christopher Kelley, a scientist with the University of Hawaii, both collected specimens that looked unusual. Kelley's objective was to locate and predict locations of high density deep-sea coral beds in the Monument. NOAA scientist Frank Parrish also led a portion of the ...

Fetal alcohol syndrome testing expands

... something that is absolutely critical if this type of testing is to be widely applicable," says Dr. Reynolds. Until now, there have been few objective tools that will accurately measure brain function in young children. This breakthrough will add eye movement testing to the standard clinical ...

Harmonizing biobank research: An achievable world-wide goal

... community with the resources, tools and know-how to facilitate data management for improved methods of knowledge transfer and sharing. Its main objective consists in the creation of an open, public and accessible knowledge database. The motto is transparency and collaboration. BBMRI BBMRI is a ...

Multiple route bone marrow stem cell injections show promise to treat spinal cord injury

... canal and intravenously for each patient and followed for two years using MRI imaging to assess morphological changes in the spinal cord. "Our objective in this study was to demonstrate that multiple route administration of BMCs for SCI is safe and feasible," said corresponding author Dr. Francisco ...
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