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Elagolix Successful in Six Month Lilac Petal Study; Safety and Efficacy Confirmed in Patients With Endometriosis

... impact." From an efficacy standpoint, the exploratory daily pain scales for Dysmenorrhea and Non-Menstrual Pelvic Pain demonstrated that women had ... improvement and the related responder rates across the numerous efficacy scales were similar for both the 150 mg and 250 mg doses of elagolix and, given ...

Biomimetic-engineering design can replace spaghetti tangle of nanotubes in novel material

... Buehler, who studies protein-based materials at the nano and atomistic scales with the goal of using biomimetic-engineering principles to design ... of how nanostructural elements can be utilized effectively to bridge scales from the nano to macro through formation of hierarchical structures," said ...

Models present new view of nanoscale friction

... But researchers have trouble describing friction at such small scales because existing theories are not consistent with how nanomaterials ... entire sliding process. "For the first time, we modeled friction at length scales very similar to experiments, while maintaining atomic resolution and ...

Sophisticated soil analysis for improved land use

... Soil variation occurs across multiple geographic scales ranging from vast climatic regions of the Earth to a 50 acre farm field to ... between physical, chemical, and biological factors at different scales is essential for research in agriculture, engineering, hydrology, and the ...

Argonne researcher studies what makes quantum dots blink

... of Technology have developed a method to characterize it on faster time scales than have previously been accessed. Nanocrystals of semiconductor ... revealed a previously unobserved change in the blinking behavior on time scales less than a few microseconds. This observation is consistent with the ...

4th BTLtec Conference on 24-25 Sep in Graz, Austria features Biomass to Liquids Innovators Sharing Updates on Pyrolysis and Gasification Technologies, Syngas Application, BTL Value Chain and a Site Visit to the Biomass CHP Gussing Plant.

... forward with cost effective solutions for the entire BTL value chain, from Transporting Feedstock to Conversion Technologies as production of BTL scales up. 4th BTLtec spotlights BTL innovators, set to increase the efficiency of the BTL production process. Europe's leading BTL project developers, ...

New statistical technique improves precision of nanotechnology data

... because manufacturers will require consistency in their products. "Our statistical model will be useful when the nanomaterials industry scales up from laboratory production because industrial users cannot afford to make a detailed study of every production run," said C. F. Jeff Wu, a ...

Shire begins the year with a strong performance

... significance favoring larazotide acetate over placebo for anti-TTG antibodies at all three doses tested and for gastrointestinal symptom scales at the 1 mg dose only. The drug was well tolerated. Alba Therapeutics Corporation has a further Phase 2 study ongoing. HGT-3510 - for the ...

Caringo Delivers Storage Cluster in a Box with CAStor 3.0

... and increase capacity with no provisioning, no configuration and no downtime." CAStor is object-based storage software that seamlessly scales from 1Terabyte to Petabytes and is simple to manage. It provides the flexibility to build an affordable clustered storage infrastructure using ...

Spring 'blockbuster' movie now showing

... said Zettl. "Although configurations come and go, we found a zigzag configuration to be the most stable. It occurs more often and over longer length scales along the edge than the other most common configuration, which we called the armchair." Understanding which of these atomic configurations is the ...

Internet can warn of ecological changes

... may warn of similar shifts in other locations. This includes early warnings of invasive species, as well reduced resilience of ecosystems at larger scales due to the small-scale loss of interconnected populations or ecosystems. Further development needed Although a promising start, Galaz and his ...

Automated Sequence Capture for Next-Generation Sequencing Paves the Way for Personalized Medicine

... relevant biomedical studies with deep sequencing of patient samples is still prohibitively expensive and inefficient. HybSelect effectively scales next generation sequencing to the needs of biomedical research and discovery by enabling large scale studies. The accessibility and enormous ...

New organic material may speed Internet access

... vacant space between and around the bricks. What you will see, says Ivan Biaggio, resembles a phenomenon that, when it occurs at the smallest of scales on an integrated optical circuit, could hasten the day when the Internet works at superfast speeds. Biaggio, an associate professor of physics at ...

Researchers discover a potential on-off switch for nanoelectronics

... particles they encounter. Electrons at the nanoscale, however, can travel by a mechanism called quantum tunneling in which, due to the small length scales involved, it becomes possible for a particle to disappear through an energy barrier and suddenly appear on the other side, without expending energy. ...

Researchers control the assembly of nanobristles into helical clusters

... clusters and have further demonstrated the fabrication of such highly ordered clusters, built from similar coiled building blocks, over multiple scales and areas. The finding has potential use in energy and information storage, photonics, adhesion, capture and release systems, and as an ...

Cracking a tough nut for the semiconductor industry

... have known how to measure elasticity and plasticitythe forces needed to bend a material either temporarily or permanentlyof materials at very small scales with nanoindenters. But toughness, the force needed to actually break the material, has been, well, tougher. Thin films were particularly problematic ...

Sigma-Aldrich Introduces MISSION(R) In VIVO QUALITY and iScale Oligos(TM) siRNA, a Superior Quality siRNA Designed for RNAi Research in Animal Models

... salts, 22 micrometer sterile filtration, and finally testing to ensure no endotoxins are present. In addition, iScale Oligos(TM) synthesis scales can give customers the large quantities of siRNA required for in vivo usage with amounts up to 100mg. MISSION(R) In VIVO QUALITY and iScale ...

FBI unveils science of anthrax investigation

... panels, and Sandia's name came up during both panels for its expertise in electron and ion microscopies and microanalysis over the range of length scales from millimeters down to nanometers. The first spore material from the letters arrived at Sandia in February of 2002. Sandia faced some ...

Could Database Software Help Cure Alzheimer's and Save the Earth?

... Asteroid-watchers and protein researchers are showing that Microsoft SQL Server 2008 can support applications at scales up to 1 petabyte. REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Just three months after Microsoft Corp. released its data management and ...

Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results

... six month treatment period. Additionally, elagolix also met the secondary endpoints of improvement in endometriosis symptoms using several different scales for endometriosis pain. The 6-month results from this study, together with data from the other Phase II studies, will be the basis for securing ...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant From EMD Serono to Research Projects on Cognitive Deficits in Parkinson's Disease

... mechanisms that underlie these symptoms; inadequate understanding of the clinical features of these symptoms in PD; and a need for relevant clinical scales to improve diagnosis and for use as tools in clinical intervention trials. Funded teams will pursue approaches within each of these areas to improve ...

FBI unveils science of anthrax investigation

... panels, and Sandia's name came up during both panels for its expertise in electron and ion microscopies and microanalysis over the range of length scales from millimeters down to nanometers. The first spore material from the letters arrived at Sandia in February of 2002. Sandia faced some ...

A snapshot of the transformation

... on the nanoscale has far-reaching implications for the study of materials science, non-equilibrium processes and the behavior of matter on very fine scales of length and time," Kim said. Multilayer foils are layers of reactant materials that undergo exothermic, self-propagating reactions when layer ...

UT Knoxville Wins $16M Mathematics and Biology Center

... include IBM and ESRI. Mathematical biology is a growing field that applies the power of mathematics and modeling to complex biological problems at scales ranging from the tiniest microorganisms to the movement of species across thousands of acres, over periods of time that can stretch over the entire ...

Northwestern chemists take gold, mass-produce Beijing Olympic logo

... as well as an integrated gold circuit using a new printing technique, called Polymer Pen Lithography (PPL), that can write on three different length scales using only one device. The PPL technique, to be published Aug. 15 in Science Express, is a fast, inexpensive and simple way to print on the ...

New technique to compress light could open doors for optical communications

... wavelengths, meaning that new links between optical and electronic communications might be possible. "We are pulling optics down to the length scales of electrons," Oulton said. "And that means we can potentially do some things we have never done before." This idea could be an important step on ...

RTXC Kernel Awareness Module from Quadros Systems Now Available for Keil Vision Debugger

... on the target which eventually have to be removed, followed by an additional test and requalification. The RTXC Quadros kernel awareness module also scales automatically to fit the configuration of the kernel as defined by the developer using the RTXCgen kernel configuration tool. The µVision ...

Perfecting a solar cell by adding imperfections

... as well. "This study is an example of using nanostructuring of materials changing things like defect density and tube length at very small scales to shift trade-offs between materials properties and get more performance out of a given material," Trancik says. "Making inexpensive materials ...

Alexza Reports 2008 First Quarter Financial Results and Updates Development of Product Candidates

... after the first dose. Various assessments of a patient's agitation state will be conducted at serial time points using standard agitation scales over the first 4-hour post-dose time period, with follow-up assessments at the end of the 24-hour study period. Side effects will be ...

Melting defects could lead to smaller, more powerful microchips

... are used like chisels to carve out the microscopic features on a chip always have some random behavior. This effect becomes pronounced at very small scales and limits the accuracy of component shapes. "What we propose instead is a paradigm shift: Rather than struggle to improve fabrication ...

FDA Approves VYVANSE(TM) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), the First and Only Once-Daily Prodrug Stimulant to Treat ADHD in Adults

... in a Community-Based Sample. J Clin Child Psychol. 1991;20(3): 245-253. 6. Collett BR, Ohan JL, Meyers KM. Ten Year Review of Rating Scales. V: scales Assessing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2003; 42(9): 1015-37. 7. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ...

Genzyme Provides Update on Myozyme(R) Manufacturing

... including patients who participated in the Late-Onset Treatment Study (LOTS), Genzyme believes that Myozyme produced at both the 160L and 2000L scales is clinically effective and safe. Myozyme is the only treatment for Pompe disease -- a severe, progressively debilitating and ...

News from the March 2008 American Physical Society Meeting

... March 10, 2008, 4:18 p.m. Central Time (5:18 p.m. Eastern) Learning how to control the movement of electrons on the molecular and nanometer scales could help scientists devise small-scale circuits for many applications, including more efficient ways of storing and using solar energy. Marshall ...

Purdue leads center to simulate behavior of micro-electromechanical systems

... not really reliable enough yet," Murthy said. A major challenge is creating "multiscale" simulations that bridge a broad range of size and time scales associated with objects measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter, to objects measured in millimeters. One problem is that matter behaves ...

Exanet Announces ExaStore 2008 Clustered NAS System

... capacity and performance, leverages virtualized storage, and offers enterprise-class features. It independently provisions petabytes of capacity and scales performance to unprecedented levels online; its load balancing and single file system maximize storage utilization and minimize TCO. "Organizations ...

MUSC's Kilpatrick to Address Congress Regarding PTSD Care

... examines the Veterans Administration's (VA) practices in evaluating and compensating veterans for PTSD. Overall, the IOM report found: -- scales used to measure PTSD in veterans have limited usefulness in determining the level of disability -- Scientific literature supports a type of ...

Alexza Initiates First Phase 3 Clinical Trial for AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine)

... at 2 hours after the first dose. Various assessments of a patient's agitation state will be conducted at serial time points using standard agitation scales over the first 4-hour post-dose time period, with follow-up assessments at the end of the 24-hour study period. Side effects will be recorded ...

The Library of Congress in your wrist watch?

... hard drive will be a near-term innovation, appearing in as little as two years. The implications of the ability to focus light at these scales are even more fantastic in the longer term. The use of photochromic proteins with nanolasers should help lead to nanocomputers and the ability to ...

NIST imaging system maps nanomechanical properties

... (NIST) has developed an imaging system that quickly maps the mechanical properties of materialshow stiff or stretchy they are, for exampleat scales on the order of billionths of a meter. The new tool can be a cost-effective way to design and characterize mixed nanoscale materials such as ...

Abbott's HUMIRA(R) Receives Positive Opinion From EMEA for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis

... In addition, psoriasis can seriously affect many aspects of a person's life, from professional and social activities to personal relationships. "The scales and plaques of psoriasis can cause both physical and emotional distress, making reliable new treatment options essential," said Professor ...
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