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Modeling the restless brain

...nto how the system works as a whole. And while technologies such as functional MRI allow scientists to measure some kinds of neural connectivity, neuroinformatics approaches, which use extensive anatomical and physiological data sets to describe the macacque's brain, allowed Sporns and Honey to collect data o...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...ave entered a new era in medical research. Today’s technologies permit us to survey a sufficient number of letters throughout the human genome to provide a clearer picture of how life works and ultimately allow better clinical management of patients,” said Dr. Dietrich Stephan, Director of TGen’s Neurogenomics Di...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...ce of Norway's high carbon taxes, which give green technologies an advantage by discouraging carbon emissions. ...hers continually emphasize the need to adopt other technologies in addition to carbon sequestration. ''Geological sequestration is going to be one of a family of...

NASA-funded robotic sub finds bottom of world's deepest sinkhole

...tion regarding geothermal sinkholes, DEPTHX tested technologies and methods that might be useful in other underwat...SA recently approved a project that will use these technologies to explore underneath the ice of West Lake Bonney in Antarctica’s Taylor Valley. The DEPTHX vehi...

Fuel from fiber -- Pretreatment can put corn stalks, trees in your car's tank

...n will discuss AFEX and other biomass pretreatment technologies during a presentation today at BIO2007, the annual international convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. The consortium is a group of scientists studying biomass refining. "In time, we can expect to completely replace gasoline and d...

Corals -- More complex than you?

...ft behind. If important discoveries leading to new technologies are made, we will have to pay to import them. "Sequencing a coral genome is a real contribution which Australia can make to human knowledge ?with potential benefit to society, the environment and the economy." ...

New technique will produce a better chromosome map

...ch assistant Mert Dikmen, who uses computer vision technologies under the supervision of Beckman Institute professor Thomas Huang to analyze the images. "Our system will give an impartial estimate of the band location. It will not be researcher-dependent. It will be objective." To improve chromosome spreading,...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

...ors have pioneered the use of DNA sequencing-based technologies to understand microbial communities through a combination of computational and experimental methods," said Konstantinos Mavrommatis, lead author of the paper and a post-doctoral fellow in DOE JGI's Genome Biology Program. "We are now exploring ways t...

Sandia researchers take new approach to studying how cells respond to pathogens

...tent than possible with current commercial imaging technologies Powerful computational modeling that allows re...ls, which really simplifies development of our new technologies and methods," Singh says. "We'll soon be working with other cell types, though, like white blood cel...

Gut research yields new anti-cancer approach

...is approach as once feared. With new drug delivery technologies that help drugs target only cancer cells, we are very excited about the potential of this line of work." ...

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

...m at Iowa State University dedicated to developing technologies that produce biorenewable fuels. The grant is part...oPhillips will partner to research and develop new technologies for producing biofuels," said Iowa Gov. Chet Culver. "These kind of public-private partnerships are ...

New technologies coming too fast for Indian farmers

...with," Stone says. "They aren't able to digest new technologies as they come along. In Warangal, the pattern of change is dizzying. From 2003 to 2005, more than 125 different brands of cottonseed had been sold. But the seeds come and go. In 2005, there were 78 kinds being sold, but only 24 of those were around in...

Biologists develop large gene dataset for rice plant

...e Biotechnology. Using advanced gene sequencing technologies and high-powered computer-based approaches, Meyers and colleagues examined both normal gene expression (via messenger ribonucleic acids, or mRNAs) as well as small ribonucleic acids (small RNAs) in rice. The analysis of rice was based on gene sequ...

Iowa State University botanists identify new species of North American bamboo

...amboo species. They're using modern DNA sequencing technologies together with traditional plant taxonomy, which involves observation and description of a plant's form, anatomy, ecology and other characteristics. "We want to get the big picture of how all the temperate bamboos are related to each other. That me...

Scientists use nanoparticle to discover disease-causing proteins

...o sensitive that we can't effectively use existing technologies to study them," Tao said. "In addition, to study a specific protein and its function, we want to preserve its natural environment and see where two molecules meet and what the interaction is when they bind. "Taking small samples of blood, cells or...

Elucidation of the genome for diabetics with DNA chips

... the first time, thanks to the use of new DNA chip technologies allowing 400,000 DNA mutations to be studied simultaneously. New genes conferring a predisposition to DT2 have been identified. They include the zinc transporter of pancreatic insulin-secreting cells (ZnT8), which is a potential target for treatment....

Scripps research study reveals structural dynamics of single prion molecules

...s, Deniz and his colleagues employed several novel technologies including single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer (SM-FRET) and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS). Fluorescence resonance energy transfer is a highly sensitive tool used to measure molecular structure and dynamics such as...

New biofuels process promises to meet all US transportation needs

...g today's fuels is a huge deterrent to introducing technologies that use only batteries or hydrogen alone," Agrawal said. "A major advantage of our process is that it would enable us to use the current infrastructure and internal combustion engine technology. It is quite attractive for hybrid electric vehicles an...

Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health, study finds

...refore, to address climate, health and energy with technologies that have known benefits. '' ...

Rewarding fat rats

...gal. "While natural scientists use concepts and technologies developed by engineers to try to understand what makes animals tick, certain computer scientists and engineers look to the natural world for inspiration and guidance as they build intelligent machines. Ongoing research has already produced some compu...

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