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

...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 geneexpression data analysis. We've added additional data import scripts tohandle Koadarray ra...

Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

... institutions direction that Mooney described as a consensus of the scientific community and a synthesis of all available information. Cause for concern "If you look at all the indicators of human well-being, globally averaged we're doing pretty well," Mooney said. "But in the last 50 years, we've changed th...

Flocking together: Study shows how animal groups find their way

... demonstrating that groups can come to an accurate consensus decision even though individuals are not aware of the preferences of others or whether they are in a majority or minority. Couzin, who divides his time between Princeton and Oxford University, collaborated with Simon Levin of Princeton as well as Je...

No relief for Pacific Northwest drought

...ch it appears they will be this year." The latest consensus forecast for fire risk this spring and summer indicate huge forest and rangeland fire outbreaks in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington, and more isolated but severe fire potential in forests near Eugene, Roseburg, Bend and the Portland ar...

UN votes to ban human cloning

...n Federation, France and India, have not reached a consensus on banning reproductive cloning and want to keep their options open on therapeutic cloning. Britain who voted against,echoed the views of a number of speakers, in saying an opportunity had been missed to adopt a convention prohibiting reproductive cl...

New World founders small in number

... evidence support this model, but that's where the consensus ends and the details are hotly debated. In a paper published in the premier open-access journal PLoS Biology, Jody Hey now reveals how the sizes of the first New World populations have changed since they were founded. His new approach shows that the ...

Lipids get new comprehensive classification system

...d research field, so it represents a well-balanced consensus view of what a modern-day lipid classification scheme should be." Examples of the classification scheme and interactive access to it can be viewed on the LIPID MAPS website at http://www.lipidmaps.org. ...

Color perception is not in the eye of the beholder: It's in the brain

... the same wavelength of yellow, showing an obvious consensus over what color they perceived yellow to be. Once Williams looked into their eyes, however, he was surprised to see that the number of long- and middle-wavelength cones--the cones that detect red, green, and yellow--were sometimes profusely scattered...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...orward, and that progress must be based on a sound consensus about environmental, health and economic consequences and some good advice and support from the international community." Bennett continued: "This was a very serious accident with major health consequences, especially for thousands of workers expose...

Center releases new public survey on stem cells

...ut the need to destroy embryos, but the scientific consensus so far is that embryos remain the best research choice. Typically, the embryos used are those remaining at the conclusion of fertility treatments that would otherwise be discarded or kept in frozen storage; a ban on the use of Federal funds to creat...

'Perception' gene tracked humanity's evolution, scientists say

...ls within humans. This report supports a growing consensus among evolutionary anthropologists that hominid divergence from the other great apes was fueled not by the origin of new genes, but by the quickening (or slowing) of the expression of existing genes. Hahn and his colleagues at Duke University, Univ...

Bones from blood: Scientists aim to break new ground on fractures

...dards, commercial viability, potential investment, consensus amongst scientists and clinical distribution. Dr Stephen Holland and Professor Tom Baldwin, of the Department of Philosophy, will carry out an ethical evaluation of the research. This will include making sure that the project is conducted according ...

For one Stanford doctor, the beat goes on during open-heart surgery

...ery, with fewer complications and lower costs. The consensus report, based on randomized controlled trials and retrospective studies, concluded that when complications such as blood loss, stroke, kidney failure and irregular heart beats were considered, beating-heart surgery had a definite advantage over conve...

New nano-canary in the nanotoxicology coalmine: The body itself

There is growing consensus among scientists, regulators, politicians, industry and the public that we need to know more about the possible harmful or adverse effects of nanoparticles on human health. Likewise, most agree that these incredibly small materials can behave quite...

Honeybee decision-making ability rivals any department committee

... a product of disagreement and contest rather than consensus or compromise, consistently yields excellent collective decisions," said Seeley. When a hive gets too crowded, its queen and half the hive will swarm to a nearby tree and quietly wait while several hundred scouts go house hunting. To explore the de...

MBL leads effort to update E. coli genome

...2," said Riley. The scientists developed the best consensus on the status and properties of each of the E.coli K-12 genes at the present moment. Their goal was not to create a new database, but to present a comprehensive, updated annotation of E.coli K-12, which would be readily available to the public. "Our ...

Mitochondrial DNA sequencing tool updated

...ns mutations or other variations from the standard consensus sequence annealed to the chip, the bits with those changes would appear abnormal to the specially designed computer software programs that read the chip. The software programs will read not only the identity of the expected bases of DNA in a process...

How plants avoid feeling the burn

...es and photosynthesis. During photoprotection, the consensus school of thought was that carotenoids--the source of the orange pigments in carrots and Vitamin A -- become oxidized, or charged, losing an electron in the process. Now, Fisher and other ASU scientists have found a way to measure for the first ti...

Dominant meerkats render rivals infertile

...id, "The findings are particularly exciting as the consensus emerging from prior research on cooperative species was that dominants don't employ tactics of this kind. It's not yet clear whether meerkats are just unusual in this regard, or whether stress-related suppression is actually a more widespread phenome...

Funding and bureaucracy, not access to journals, are chief obstacles to scientific productivity

...ults were highly consistent and represent a strong consensus view of the biomedical research community. ...

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