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Finding Cures For Tropical Diseases: Is Open Source An Answer?

...d dengue fever. While patent incentiveshave driven commercial pharmaceutical companies to make Western healthcare the envy of the world, the commercial model only works ifcompanies can sell enough patented products to cover their R&Dcosts and produ...

The transparent organism: EMBLEM and Carl Zeiss give labs a unique look at life

...sms. EMBLEM Technology Transfer GmbH (EMBLEM), the commercial entity of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), announced today that it has signed a licensing deal with technological leader Carl Zeiss to commercialize a new technology called SPIM (Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy). "Microscope...

Color-blind method opens new doors in DNA sequencing

...hich has been exclusively licensed to LaserGen for commercial development. Others who participated in the research include Carter Kittrell, Bruce R. Johnson, Freddy Nguyen, Daniel A. Heller, Matthew J. Allen, Robert R. MacGregor, C. Scott Berger, Lori A. Burns, and Britain Willingham, all of Rice, and Ernest K...

Tiny scaffolding allows stem cells to become working fat cells

...He also suggested that the new approach might have commercial applications as a way of testing new drugs. "Small, three-dimensional cell colonies could be grown on multi-well assay plates and be used to test dozens of compounds at the same time," he explained. "Since these cells better resemble how cells funct...

Influenza vaccine uses insect cells to speed development

...available, the process can be easily scaled up for commercial manufacture," says Wang. "New FluBlok vaccines can be developed quickly and safely to address late appearing influenza viruses and to reduce the impact of a potential flu pandemic." ...

Affymetrix and the Karolinska Institutet Announce Translational Medicine Strategic Alliance

...ity microarray in 1989 and began selling the first commercial microarray in 1994. Since then, Affymetrix GeneChip(R) technology has become the industry standard in molecular biology research. Affymetrix technology is used by the world's top pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology companies as well as leadi...

Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds

...eloped any genetically modified food crops for the commercial market. "This study provides China and other nations with objective, research-based information about whether GM food crops can actually improve farmer welfare," Pray said. He and colleagues set out to conduct an economic analysis of data from eigh...

Drug-resistant bacteria on poultry products differ by brand

...ic bacteria on uncooked poultry products varies by commercial brand and is likely related to antibiotic use in production, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Their study is the first to directly compare bacterial contamination of poultry products sold in U.S. superm...

Camera Traps Catch Eye of the Tiger

...fore more of their natural habitat is converted to commercial plantations growing pulp wood and palm oil trees." This is the first time WWF has used camera traps to study tigers in Indonesia. In July 2004, field staff began handing out questionnaires to find out if local people had seen any tigers. Scientists ...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

...e forest loss has been driven largely by extensive commercial logging and agricultural projects. On the other hand, relatively little forest has been lost in the Atlantic Forest, and Madagascar looks set to hold steady following President Marc Ravalomanana's recent pledge to triple the size of his nation's prot...

Microbial forensics: The next great forensic challenge

...t in hospitals, universities, industries, and from commercial sources. In addition, "A perpetrator can be long gone by the time a disease takes effect, and the original crime scene could be difficult to locate and link to suspects," Murch said. Additionally, the biological and ecological complexity of most bio...

Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...as bycatch--while also improving the efficiency of commercial fishing. "These solutions safeguard our living oc...ntions of a former high-school biology teacher and commercial fisherman; a North American team who tinkered with the chemical properties of fishing ropes and nets...

Different microarray systems more alike than previously thought

...wo-color spotted cDNA arrays, and two used another commercial platform called two-color long oligonucleotide arrays. In general, the study showed Affymetrix GeneChips generated more reproducible data than the other microarrays. But the researchers also showed that any of the platforms can be quite good -- or b...

Study: 'homemade' gene expression technology unreliable

...these have now been replaced by much more reliable commercial platforms that generate highly reproducible data. ... spots on this glass array," Spencer said. But as commercial platforms improved over time, many laboratory or "home-built" platforms have not, he said. "The frui...

Habitat use by North Pacific right whales, Eubalaena japonica, in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska

...t the paucity of search effort elsewhere. From the commercial whaling era to the late-1960s, right whales were commonly seen in waters greater than 2000 m deep, indicating that their distribution is not restricted to shallow continental shelves. North Pacific right whale sightings through the centuries have bee...

New project aims to make large-scale lobster farms feasible

... " she said. Spiny lobster is an ideal target for commercial culture due to its high value and limited availabi...lease to the wild. The main barrier to successful commercial spiny lobster culture, which has been explored through pilot programs in various countries, has been...

Agilent Technologies releases probe sequence, annotation information for all its commercial gene expression microarrays

...rs can examine the content of Agilent-manufactured commercial microarrays and design their own custom microarrays. Agilent-manufactured microarrays are based on the industry-standard 1" x 3" slide format, making them readily and easily accessible to any researchers who want to achieve a high degree of sensitivi...

Virus-host interactions at sea effect global photosynthesis

...rs can examine the content of Agilent-manufactured commercial microarrays and design their own custom microarrays. Agilent-manufactured microarrays are based on the industry-standard 1" x 3" slide format, making them readily and easily accessible to any researchers who want to achieve a high degree of sensitivi...

B-15A collides with Antarctic ice tongue

...rs can examine the content of Agilent-manufactured commercial microarrays and design their own custom microarrays. Agilent-manufactured microarrays are based on the industry-standard 1" x 3" slide format, making them readily and easily accessible to any researchers who want to achieve a high degree of sensitivi...

Oceans more vulnerable to agricultural runoff than previously thought, study finds

...ne biodiversity and one of Mexico's most important commercial fishing centers. "Biological productivity in most...looms could have major impacts on recreational and commercial fishing, major industries in the gulf. Red tides, for example, can cause outbreaks of life-threateni...

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