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3-D ultrasound scanner provides in-depth view of the brain

...aid. MRI machines are also expensive and require a dedicated space with special surgical tools that can be used in close proximity to the imagers' powerful magnets. Last year, the Duke team, led by biomedical engineering Professor Stephen Smith, reported the development of a 3-D ultrasound device designed f...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...pped, as part of the Institute's infrastructure, a dedicated laboratory with highprecision equipment for preparation and study of tissue samples. This equipment includes an Aperio Scan Scope which takes high resolution images of tissue samples that can then be shared with researchers around the world, and t...

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

... million research program at Iowa State University dedicated to developing technologies that produce biorenewable fuels. The grant is part of ConocoPhillips' plan to create joint research programs with major universities to produce viable solutions to diversify America's energy sources. ConocoPhillips will m...

Autism gene identified by researchers at Yale working with a global research consortium

... Funded by Autism Speaks, a national non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to research the disorder, and the National Institutes of Health, these are the preliminary findings from the AGP’s first phase. The consortium used "gene chip" technology to look for genetic sim...

DNA ends: Common tool, different job

...NA, the resulting single strand is wrapped up by a dedicated protein complex. In eukaryotes or organisms whose cells have a nucleus, this job is handled by a tripartite complex called replication protein A (RPA). Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have now unearthed a novel RPA-like compl...

Lost dogs found more often than lost cats, study suggests

... when a pet is missing." Lord said that websites dedicated to helping people find missing pets are a lesser-known alternative to finding lost pets. "Most important, though, is adequate identification of a pet," she said. ...

New research shows that flu is a trigger of heart attacks

... year." Prof Madjid ?who directs a research lab dedicated to the effect of flu on the cardiovascular system ?pointed out that the implications of the research were even more important with a looming flu pandemic when a much higher percentage of the population could be expected to catch the illness. "In t...

Largest genomic search finds genes that may contribute to autism

... funded by Autism Speaks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, and the National Institutes of Health. The consortium scientists utilized statistical power from the largest set of autism-related genetic material yet examined. The resear...

Biodiesel won't drive down global warming

...show that biodiesel derived from rapeseed grown on dedicated farmland emits nearly the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions (defined as CO2 equivalents) per km driven as does conventional diesel. However, if the land used to grow rapeseed was instead used to grow trees, petroleum diesel would emit only ...

Latest advances in DNA sequencing highlighted at DOE Joint Genome Institute User Meeting

...Meeting. DOE JGI is the world's only user facility dedicated to making high-throughput DNA sequencing available to a diverse research community and individual investigators who otherwise would not have access to such a resource to advance the frontiers of their disciplines. The meeting will be held in the Cali...

Newly discovered fish named after New York aquarium biologist

...r was named after him. Dr. Paul Loiselle, who has dedicated much of his career safeguarding Madagascar's little- known freshwater fishes, received the honor from a team of biologists from the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), after they named a new species of cichlid Ptychochromis loisellei. The ann...

New fMRI technology making brain tumor surgery safer

...iversity of Cincinnati and University Hospital, is dedicated to patient care, research, education, and the development of new treatments for stroke, brain and spinal tumors, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, trauma, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. ...

End-of-life care can be improved

...ciety of Critical Care Medicine. The supplement is dedicated entirely to end-of-life care in the critical care setting. "Improving the quality of care received by critically ill and dying patients in the ICU remains an ongoing challenge," explains guest co-editor J. Randall Curtis, M.D., M.P.H., professor of ...

New study aims to stop sepsis in its tracks

...nt workers at more than a dozen institutions. Like dedicated trauma teams, the sepsis teams will focus all their attention on one patient at a time and will follow a scripted protocol to stabilize, diagnose, and treat sepsis. The protocol includes a sequence of resuscitation methods to deliver fluids, resto...

Record ozone loss during 2006 over South Pole

...ope's first polar-orbiting satellite and a mission dedicated to operational meteorology ?will include a next-generation ozone-monitoring instrument called GOME-2, intended to guarantee continuity of observation of this vital environmental factor well into the following decades. "Long-term measurements of oz...

Transplanted photoreceptor precursor cells restore visual function in mice with retinal degeneration

...ified cells and gradually differentiate into cells dedicated to light reception. "One of our critical discoveries," says Swaroop, "is that there is a window of opportunity during which a cell has committed itself to becoming a rod but has not yet started to function as such." The collaboration with Ali's...

Scientists win grants to develop $1,000 genome sequencing technology

.... The X PRIZE Foundation is a non-profit institute dedicated to fostering radical breakthroughs in space and technology for the benefit of humanity. "The $10 million prize may be a nice incentive to researchers, but our group at UCSD is more excited about the challenges of overcoming the daunting technical ...

Climate experts search for answers in the oceans

... of detecting these tiny organisms from space with dedicated ocean colour sensors. "Because phytoplankton a... way for ESA's Sentinel-3 satellite, which will be dedicated to providing operational oceanographic services. Sentinel-3, whose principal payload is an ocean-mon...

Researchers find docking sites for glucocorticoid receptor and Hsp90

...ir 3-D structure. Unlike most chaperones, Hsp90 is dedicated to assist a restricted yet diverse group of regulatory proteins, such as the glucocorticoid receptor, which requires help from Hsp90 to interact with hormones. Scientists had been stymied with how Hsp90 recognizes and interacts with client proteins. ...

Second opinion yields treatment changes for half of patients

...nd to detect more abnormalities. In addition, a dedicated breast pathologist can make a difference in how the cancer is staged, which in turn can affect treatment recommendations. In this study, the tumor board pathologists interpreted test results differently in 29 percent of patients. For some patients, t...

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