DFG establishes 14 new research training groups
... as compared to Europe. In addition, the theoretical and purely empirical
social sciences are also to be combined with language- and country-related ... The goal is to establish an interconnection of teaching methodology, empirical
pedagogics and psychology in instruction through the innovative ...
Carbon nanotubes outperform copper nanowires as interconnects
... such study to examine copper nanowire using quantum mechanics rather than empirical
After crunching numbers for months with the help of Rensselaers ... that are not apparent and not visible at the macroscale, Nayak said. empirical
and semi-classical laws cannot account for such phenomena that take place ...
Empirical Search Strategies Seeks Downside Protection Option at Avigen, Inc.
... CHICAGO, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- empirical
Search Strategies, LP. ("ESS"), the beneficial owner of approximately 2.3% of the Avigen, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AVGN ) outstanding common stock, has ...
Volatile Economy / Fundraising Challenges Encourage Business Combinations Among Biotech Companies According to New Survey from CPA Firm Rothstein Kass
... enhance a corporate partnership in the next three years, up from just below 68 percent in September.
"'Plumbing the Depths' combines extensive empirical
data with the insight and experience of our Commercial Services Group principals to deliver unbiased analysis of the issues impacting biotechnology ...
Biotechnology Value Fund Delivers Letter to Board of Directors of Avigen, Inc.
... the balance of 2009 trying to look for opportunities." Mr. Chahine, shareholders do not need or want you to invest their money.
If recent empirical
evidence with respect to numerous other failed biotech companies is any guide (e.g., Corgentech, Renovis, Novacea, Nitromed, Nuvelo and others), the ...
Ceregene Announces Clinical Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of CERE-120 for Parkinson's Disease
... use of gene therapy as an essential
enabling technology to translate this idea into an effective human therapeutic
has consistently generated strong empirical
support," stated Raymond T.
Bartus, Ph.D., Ceregene's executive vice president and chief scientific
officer. "Thus, we are stunned by the results of ...
New Research Shows Many Patients with Persistent Cough and Sputum Actually had Airway Obstruction Consistent with COPD
... for airflow obstruction who are candidates for spirometry
and to help address undiagnosed COPD issues.
The LFQ is being developed in 3 phases: 1) empirical
questionnaire items were identified and their accuracy evaluated using data
from NHANES III; 2) Qualitative phase: questions ...
AdvanDx's PNA FISH(TM) Test Shown to Reduce Mortality by 42% for Patients With Hospital-Acquired Enterococcus faecium Bloodstream Infections
... FISH Groups)(1) -- More than 88% of all E. faecium were resistant to vancomycin (VRE) and 100% were resistant to ampicillin -- 84% of initial empirical
antimicrobial therapy for patients with E. faecium BSI's was inadequate -- 2.6 days reduction in time to laboratory identification results in ...
Primera Biosystems Raises $21 Million in Series B Private Round
... rapid, efficient and quantitative measurement of pathogens and
will help choose the appropriate therapeutic intervention, taking treatment
therapy to complete and personalized medicine. Primera plans
to commercialize its STAR platform and assay reagents to hospital and
New Licence for Cubicin(R) (daptomycin), the First in a Novel Class of Antibiotic, is Announced Today for the Treatment of Serious Bloodstream and Heart Infections Caused by the Most Problematic UK Organisms, Including MRSA
... increasing the burden on the healthcare
system.(8-11) Since Daptomycin is equally effective in treating MSSA and
MRSA, it represents an important new empirical
treatment choice for
patients with MRSA bacteraemia associated with right sided endocarditis or
complicated soft skin tissue infections.(2) About ...
New statistical algorithms for Monitoring Gene Expression on GeneChip® Probe Arrays
... of negative expression values observed with the empirical
– Easily referenced ... of the statistical algorithms versus the previous empirical
Experimental Design: How ... ® Microarray Suite (MAS) 4.0 containing the empirical
algorithms and MAS 5.0 containing the new ...
Midwest cities in fight over municipal broadband access
... policy issue.
Still, it's easier to frame stories as the good guys against the bad guys than to examine the real issue. The real issue is basic, empirical
economics and it deserves serious debate. This debate is not joined primarily because of laziness and a low level of economic literacy among those ...
Making RFID mainstream
... optimal configuration for any given need. Without that rigorous approach, improvements in RFID systems at the physical level will be gained through empirical
"cut and try" methods that are unlikely to translate across product lines or tag generations.
General guidelines for tag placement are being ...
Measuring what works and what doesn't in the prototypical school
... Professor Allen Odden is trying to live up to its promise to scrutinize current spending levels and to adjust them up, down or even out based on empirical
evidence of what works and what does not.
It's not a simple exercise, and final recommendations are still months away. But the group's ...
Characterizing galvanizing baths
... is the concentration of brightener, [Starter] is the concentration of starter, and I f is the observed intensity of fluorescence. An empirical
linear relationship thus was established between the fluorescence intensity and ratio of brightener to starter:
LabVIEW for Measurement and Data Analysis
... Engineers and scientists are typically expected to present reports, create graphs, and ultimately corroborate any assessments and conclusions with empirical
data. Without the right tools, this can easily become a daunting task, resulting in lost productivity.
In order to simplify the ...
Using the DCode System to Identify DNA Sequence Variation for Studies of Population Structure in Marine Organisms
parallel electrophoresis. When sequence data are available, it is possible
to proceed directly to parallel DGGE, although empirical
of the gradient range and run time is still essential.
For PCR products larger than ≈0.5 kb, the extremely ...
A Multiple Mutation Model System as a Test Development and Training Tool for Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis
to maximize the detection of alterations in advance. This is in contrast
to other methods of detection that rely on empirical
evidence of the discovery
of mutations in a fragment. The disadvantages of DGGE include the specialized
equipment necessary to ...
siRNA Design: It's All in the Algorithm
... Importantly, the
analysis was carried out in cultured human cells under stringently standardized
experimental conditions. This empirical
study therefore represents the
most physiologically relevant, direct, and comprehensive performance analysis
of any siRNA ...
MessageAmp II: Use Less RNA for Array Analysis
... parameters for the smallest amount of input RNA in the
sample set should be chosen for the entire study. Figure 4 shows some
data that may be useful in deciding whether one or two rounds
of amplification are needed for samples smaller than 100 ng. In general,
siRNA Design Guidelines
... target site. The guidelines below for choosing
siRNA target sites are based on both the current literature, and
observations by scientists at Ambion. Using these
guidelines, approximately half of all siRNAs yield >50% reduction
General Notes on Primer Design in PCR*
... a calculated melting temperature(Tm)
~55C. Often, the annealing temperature determined in this fashion
will not be optimal and empirical
experiments will have to be performed
to determine the optimal temperature. This is most easily accomplished
using a gradient ...
Optimizing electroporation parameters
... by FACS
b) Influence of nucleic acid purity:
studies have shown that EDTA and buffer salts such as HEPES or
TRIS can drastically reduce transfection efficiency. Therefore, it is ...