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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 laws. 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 phase: candidate 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 from empirical therapy to complete and personalized medicine. Primera plans to commercialize its STAR platform and assay reagents to hospital and reference ...

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 algorithms. – Easily referenced ... of the statistical algorithms versus the previous empirical algorithms. 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:

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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

... for parallel electrophoresis. When sequence data are available, it is possible to proceed directly to parallel DGGE, although empirical fine-tuning 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

... conditions 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 empirical 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 on empirical observations by scientists at Ambion. Using these guidelines, approximately half of all siRNAs yield >50% reduction in ...

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 analysis. b) Influence of nucleic acid purity: empirical studies have shown that EDTA and buffer salts such as HEPES or TRIS can drastically reduce transfection efficiency. Therefore, it is ...
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