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Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem

...ublication of the American Chemical Society. "The advantages of palladium-based TCE remediation are well-docume...also tends to be more expensive. One of the major advantages of using palladium catalysts to break down TCE is that palladium converts TCE directly into non-toxi...

Whole genome fine map of rice completed

...of rice and shed insight into mechanisms of hybrid advantages at a new level, according to BIG researchers. The efficiency and data quality of the fine maps of two strains of rice, Indica and Japonica, are better than the draft sequence published in 2002. The fine maps were assembled with whole genome shortgun...

Imaging Lymph Nodes with Nanoparticles

...icity of 92% (95% confidence interval,87%?6%). The advantages of automating this procedure are substantial,not least because it can remove the problem of different observersassessing data differently.And what is more, once the data have been collected and assessed it ispossible to reconstruct a virtual picture ...

Improved Outcomes Releases GeneLinker(TM) Gold and Platinum Version 4.6

...not available in GeneSpring?7) providessignificant advantages by preventing over-training and reducing theeffect of bad samples by requiring consensus among multiple learners tomake predictions." said Mark Chatterley, VP Bioinformatics at IOS."Despite our new focus, we are still enhancing our products for genee...

Norovirus, AIDS vaccine and Hepatitis Virus

...ffer a new possibility for treatment. The have the advantages of safety, low cost of production, and ease of use in field conditions due to their minimal need for refrigeration. In the study the DNA of a simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) was made noninfectious by removing the gene that makes reverse t...

Pulsating ultrasound enhances gene therapy for tumors

...e exceptions being the lungs and bones. Additional advantages of pulsed-HIFU include no scarring, limited blood loss and infections, reduced risk of other complications, shortened recovery time, significant reduction in costs and the potential for many procedures to be done on an outpatient basis. ...

Nanoparticles offer new hope for detection and treatment

...that spotlight cancerous growth. "One of the best advantages of the particles is that we designed them to detect tumors using the same MRI equipment that is in standard use for heart or brain scans," says senior author Gregory Lanza, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine. "We believe the technology is v...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...on approach to prion protection offers significant advantages over other potential technologies. Filtration is currently an integral part of standard blood processing and handling in the UK and many other countries. This enables easier and more cost effective implementation of the new prion reduction filter int...

Anammox bacteria produce nitrogen gas in oceans' snackbar

...ing waste water treatment by 88%. Because of these advantages the first large scale waste water treatment system was recently installed in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Title of publication and authors: Massive nitrogen loss from the Benguela upwelling system through anaerobic ammonium oxidation Marcel M.M. Ku...

Double triumph in stem cell quest

... assured them. Verlinsky's method would have huge advantages if it really does work. Obtaining the large numbers of fresh human eggs needed for therapeutic cloning is not possible for legal reasons in many countries and is very expensive in countries where it is legal, such as the US. By contrast, there is a v...

Findings have implications for tracking disease, drugs at the molecular level

...drug in a cell or other biological sample." Other advantages of the technique are that the gold particles can be prepared easily, have very low toxicity, and can readily be attached to molecules of biological interest, said Fourkas. In addition, the laser light used to visualize the particles is at a wavelengt...

New strategies to reduce hospital-aquired infections

...ypes of systemic disinfection methods used and the advantages and disadvantages of each. "Despite the range of technologies being applied, the problem of waterborne microbes in the healthcare setting continues to persist," explained Dr. Cervia. "Each of the systemic methods are limited in their ability to prev...

Distributed Basic Local Alignment Search Toolkit (W.ND-BLAST)

...ypes of systemic disinfection methods used and the advantages and disadvantages of each. "Despite the range of technologies being applied, the problem of waterborne microbes in the healthcare setting continues to persist," explained Dr. Cervia. "Each of the systemic methods are limited in their ability to prev...

Unlike other mammals, newborn dolphins and orcas stay active 24/7 during first months of development

...ve and responsive after birth has several apparent advantages for newborn cetaceans: Movement and wakefulness reduce danger from predators, help maintain body temperature until mass and blubber insulation develop, allow frequent respiration at the surface, and facilitate rapid growth of brain and body and relat...

Researchers grow stem cells from human skin

...arrow, a skin biopsy is easy to take, so it offers advantages for clinical use," said Soker. "The cells can be obtained from any small sample of human skin." Next, Atala's research team hopes to test the function of the tissue that was created from the stem cells. "We've proved that the cells can be used to e...

Gene Bridges And Covalys To Develop Restriction-Enzyme-Free SNAP-tag Gene Fusion Kits

...t. The new SNAP-tag kits will combine the inherent advantages of BACs with the power of SNAP-tag for protein expression studies." The cloning kits, which will contain validated reference BAC, and substrate for functional testing of the SNAP-tag in the fusion protein, are expected to be on the market in Q3/2005...

Carnegie Mellon University research reveals how cells process large genes

...suggests that recursive splicing provides specific advantages for large introns," Lopez said. "One possibility is that recursive splicing prevents the generation of long RNA transcripts that could form structures that interfere with correct processing into mRNA. Another is that recursive splicing might help sti...

Reversal of role for a viral protein associated with the development of lymphoma

...suggests that recursive splicing provides specific advantages for large introns," Lopez said. "One possibility is that recursive splicing prevents the generation of long RNA transcripts that could form structures that interfere with correct processing into mRNA. Another is that recursive splicing might help sti...

Mass production of human papillomavirus could lead to gains against cervical cancer

...ccine, he suggested, could offer further important advantages against HPV and its associated cancers. ...

Organic farms produce same yields as conventional farms

...riculture, concludes, "Organic farming offers real advantages for such crops as corn and soybeans." Pimentel is the lead author of a study that is published in the July issue of Bioscience (Vol. 55:7) analyzing the environmental, energy and economic costs and benefits of growing soybeans and corn organically ve...

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