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Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron

...the University of Hawaii, the ship was loaded with equipment and supplies, ready for an extended stay at sea. I...cientists from boarding or even sharing samples or equipment with a vessel from another country. The American team went to work lowering equipment over the side...

Study Demonstrates Gene Expression Microarrays are Comparable and Reproducible

...e combined foranalysis. Even if all procedures and equipment were the same, smalldifferences between labs, such as in handling the tissue samples,extracting the RNA, or scanning the microarrays, could result indifferent profiles.To test the feasibility of multi-lab microarray studies, the NCI’sDirector’s Chall...

“Nano-scissors?laser shows precise surgical capability

... laser surgery technique using thelaboratories and equipment of Dr. Robert Byer, a Stanford Universityprofessor, while doing post-doctoral work. The paper’s other co-authorsare Mehmet Fatih Yanik at Stanford, Hulusi Cinar, Hediye Nese Cinar andAndrew D. Chisholm at the University of California at Santa Cruz an...

Simple drug has the potential to save many lives threatened by malaria

... to treat severe malaria where qualified staff and equipment for intravenous therapy is not available. These are encouraging results, say experts in an accompanying editorial. Although a single trial of this size cannot alone be the basis for policy change, rectal artemisinins might be one safe and effective ...

Bird Brains Show How Trial and Error May Contribute to Learning

... for human ears, Kao said, but sensitive recording equipment can detect them. The systematic trials were possible with the aid of a computer program that could track the bird twitters and trigger stimulations to LMAN at precise moments to elicit measurable effects on a predetermined syllable, song after song. ...

Researchers devise way to mass-produce embryonic stem cells

...t least 80 percent, Yang said, as it requires less equipment and monitoring. Embryonic stem cells are unspecialized, or undifferentiated, cells that can grow into any of the body's 200 different types of cells. Yang and Ouyang presented their findings in San Diego on March 15 at the national meeting of the A...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...ide-treated bed-nets, vector control supplies, and equipment for larviciding and fogging with insecticides as a stopgap measure. In addition, health workers are starting to involve the community to clean up the Aedes mosquito breeding sites in the open water containers and debris around camps and homes", added...

Microbial forensics: The next great forensic challenge

...the availability of basic knowledge and biological equipment 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. Additi...

Nanoparticles offer new hope for detection and treatment

... 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 very close to being useful in a hospital setting." Lanza and his colleague Samuel Wickli...

Different microarray systems more alike than previously thought

A multicenter comparison of equipment that can analyze the expression of thousands of genes at once to create a genetic "fingerprint," suggests these different microarray technologies are more alike than once thought. Published in the May 2005 issue of Nature Methods, the study provides...

New strategies to reduce hospital-aquired infections

..., showering, to make ice cubes or to rinse medical equipment is increasingly being recognized as a significant source of microbes that may contribute to many of these life-threatening infections. Infection control practitioners, scientists and epidemiologists convened to review this problem at the annual meet...

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

..., showering, to make ice cubes or to rinse medical equipment is increasingly being recognized as a significant source of microbes that may contribute to many of these life-threatening infections. Infection control practitioners, scientists and epidemiologists convened to review this problem at the annual meet...

WHO suspends Marburg work, appeals for new funds

...tional appeal Specialized international staff and equipment have been deployed rapidly and measures are beginn...upplies. Provision of adequate personal protective equipment is a particularly urgent need. Increased field coordination of technical, operational and logistic s...

Next Generation Body Scanner Launched By The University Of Manchester

...of Medical and Human Sciences said: "This piece of equipment will help us to unravel some of the mysteries of the brain and how it works. For the first time we will be able to see how different parts of the brain communicate with each other and this will be invaluable to many different areas of our research....

Life detection instrument passes key test on road to Mars

... plane - in itself a test of the ruggedness of the equipment - and trucked them to the barren Yunguy field station, essentially a ramshackle building at a deserted crossroads. With a noisy Honda generator providing power, they set up their experiments and, with six other colleagues, tested the integrated subcr...

Census of Marine Life explorers surprised by diversity, density of Arctic creatures

... some cases it took up to three hours for sampling equipment to reach the seabed, 4,500 meters below the ocean surface. (Half of the Earth is under more than 3,000 meters of water. The seas' deepest trenches drop to 12,000 meters.) While results from these samples are still being examined, they have spawned s...

High-powered gene profiles provide clues to genes involved in common form of lung cancer

... high-resolution cDNA (oligonucleotide) microarray equipment to find chromosome regions containing unusual numbers of gene copies. The technology, developed in conjunction with Agilent Technologies, was 50-100 times more powerful than had been used on NSCLC cells in the past, enabling researchers to identify i...

It's electric: Cows show promise as powerplants

...onverting methane into electricity requires costly equipment : one California farmer reportedly spent $280,000 to convert his operation to a methane digester system. "Methane still needs to undergo combustion, which creates issues with energy efficiency," said Hamid Rismani-Yazdi, the study's lead author and ...

Scientists take aim at virulent bacteria by decoding machinery of key control enzyme

...d virtual screening techniques and high throughput equipment to screen for potential inhibitor compounds against the Dam enzyme. ...

Virginia Tech group adds tools to DNA-targeted anti-cancer drugs

...es to study cells, so pathology labs will have the equipment needed to monitor drug delivery. Brewer is giving her invited talk, "Applications of mixed-metal supramolecular complexes in the development of chemotherapeutic and photodynamic therapy agents" (INOR 219), at 9:15 a.m. Monday Aug. 29, in room 145B o...

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