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Taxpayer Alliance applauds bill to broaden access to federal research results

Washington, DC Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA), a bill to ensure free, timely, online access to the published results of research funded by eleven U.S. federal agencies. The proposed bill is welcomed by the Al...

Pfizer supports open access publishing for researchers in low-income countries

Today, Pfizer announced an agreement with BioMed Central to launch an open access waiver fund which will support automatic waivers of publication fees for authors from low-income countries. Thanks to the open access waiver fund, researchers in low-income countries can publish research articles ...

Open access advocate Philip E. Bourne to receive 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award

Philip E. Bourne, a computational biologist and professor with the University of California, San Diego, will be presented with the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award this week in recognition of his efforts as a leading advocate for the free and open dissemination of science and scientific data. Bourne...

Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Integrates with Passlogix v-GO Access Accelerator Suite

Award-Winning Palm Vein Authentication Technology Adds Robust Biometric Identification to Passlogix's Solutions to Enhance Security and Facilitate Compliance SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer produc...

Open access research celebrated

The winners of BioMed Central's 3rd Annual Research Awards were announced at an awards ceremony at London's Barbican Centre last week. The event was attended by shortlisted authors, eminent researchers from around the world, open access advocates and science journalists. The Research Awards, n...

Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Integrates with Passlogix v-GO Access Accelerator Suite

Award-Winning Palm Vein Authentication Technology Adds Robust Biometric Identification to Passlogix's Solutions to Enhance Security and Facilitate Compliance SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer produc...

Futronic Launches FS22 Fingerprint Access Control Device

HONG KONG, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Futronic Technology Company Limited, a global provider of biometric software and hardware products, announces the commercial release of FS22, a high performance fingerprint access and attendance control device with Mifare. Together with its previously launched FS...

Tick-borne encephalitis virus reveals its access code

Fritz et al. have identified an amino acid switch that flaviviruses flip to gain access to cells. Flaviviruses such as tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), yellow fever, and dengue are dangerous human pathogens. These membrane-encircled viruses enter cells by being gobbled up into endosomes and ...

Early-stage gene transcription creates access to DNA

CHESTNUT HILL, MA (October 6, 2008) A gene contained in laboratory yeast has helped an international team of researchers uncover new findings about the process by which protein molecules bind to control sequences in genes in order to initiate gene expression, according to findings reported in the...

Parente Randolph Secures Access to New Corporate Headquarters With BIO-key(R) Biometric Identification

Financial Services Provider Deploys Biometric Access Control Solution, Eliminating Need for PINs or ID Cards WALL, N.J., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in wireless public safety solutions and finger-based biom...

Cuellar's Safe and Lock Announces Strategic Alliance with Absolute Access and Security

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Florida based locksmith and safe company, Cuellar's Safe & Lock Co., has announced its strategic alliance with security firm Absolute Access and Security. Effective immediately, all product and service lines, as well as all customer service functi...

Open access to large-scale drug discovery data

The Wellcome Trust has awarded 4.7 million (5.8 million) to EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) to support the transfer of a large collection of information on the properties and activities of drugs and a large set of drug-like small molecules from publicly listed company Galapago...

New chlorine-tolerant, desalination membrane hopes to boost access to clean water

AUSTIN, TexasA chemical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin is part of a team that has developed a chlorine-tolerant membrane that should simplify the water desalination process, increasing access to fresh water and possibly reducing greenhouse gases. "If we make the desa...

Excellence in open access research celebrated at BioMed Central awards dinner

The winners of the 2007 BioMed Central Research Awards were announced yesterday at an awards ceremony at the Royal Society of Medicine. The event was attended by shortlisted authors, eminent researchers from around the world, open access advocates and science journalists. The Research Awards, n...

Top physics laboratories sign up to open access with PhysMath Central

PhysMath Central, the Open Access publisher for Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, today announced membership agreements with the CERN and DESY high-energy physics laboratories. Under these agreements the organizations will centrally cover article-processing charges for all research publi...

SAGE and Hindawi announce landmark open access agreement

November 20, 2007 SAGE and the Hindawi Publishing Corporation have today entered into an agreement to jointly launch and publish a suite of fully Open Access (OA) journals. This is a bold strategic partnership that places SAGE as the largest academic publisher to develop a collection of Gold O...

Easton, PA Police Officers Armed With BIO-key(R) Mobile Data Solution Access Information Anytime, Anywhere

Silent, Secure, Information Access Improves Officer Efficiency and Safety WALL, N.J., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public safety, announced the award of a new contract with...

Nationwide Children's Hospital involved in expanded access program for treatment of PKU

Nationwide Childrens Hospital announced today its involvement in an expanded access program for sapropterin dihydrochloride, or sapropterin, an investigational treatment for phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic metabolic disorder that, if left unmanaged in infants and children, can result in seve...

UK research community gets extended access to ScienceDirect

Amsterdam, October 29, 2007 Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information and the National e-Journals Initiative 2 (NESLi2) have agreed to a four-year license for ScienceDirect, which contains over a quarter of the world's STM information. Key to the agre...

Mandate for public access to NIH-funded research poised to become law

Washington, D.C. October 24, 2007 - The U.S. Senate last night approved the FY2008 Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Bill (S.1710), including a provision that directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to strengthen its Public Access Policy by requiring rather than requesting particip...

Silicon Valley Technology Leaders LaserCard Corporation and Tesla Motors Sign LaserPass Secure Access Deal

LaserCard Launches ID Badge Fulfillment Service MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LaserCard Corporation (Nasdaq: LCRD ) and Tesla Motors announce the successful implementation of an optical memory card-based LaserPass Secure Access System for Tesla's corpora...

'Canadian excellence' strengthened by extensive adoption of open access

BioMed Central and Wilfrid Laurier University today announce the launch of Laurier IR, an institutional repository that provides a visible point of open access archiving of intellectual output for all members of the University community. Built on BioMed Central's "Open Repository" system and u...

Pfizer shows support for open access

Pfizer today announced details of a membership agreement with BioMed Central to cover publication costs for research articles published by its researchers. Pfizer's BioMed Central membership arrangement means that Pfizer will centrally cover the publication fees for any researcher employed or f...

Public Library of Science to launch new, open access journal on neglected tropical diseases

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) announced today the creation of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the first open access journal devoted to the world's most neglected diseases. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases ( www.plosntds.org ) will focus on the overlooked diseases that strike millions of...

Beyond the book: Software automates access to brain atlases

USC computer scientists have found a cheap, quick and copyright-respecting way to turn existing print brain atlases into multimedia resources. The software, now available in an experimental beta version for free download, is a robust and user-friendly interface that works on all the most popular co...

Americans support free access to research

In an online survey of public attitudes conducted recently and released today by Harris Interactive®, 8 out of 10 (82%) adults polled said they believe that "if tax dollars pay for scientific research, people should have free access to the results of the research on the Internet." In addition, si...

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

The single most important issue obstructing the productivity of biomedical scientists today is the culture of research funding. This finding challenges the belief of some that the lack of "open access" to journal content is a major barrier to scientific productivity. A survey of 883 biomedical s...

Gene thwarts some pathogens, gives access to others, could save crops

A single gene apparently thwarts a disease-causing invader that creates a fuzzy gray coating on flowers, fruits and vegetables. But the same gene provides access to a different type of pathogen. A Purdue University plant molecular biologist and his collaborators in Austria and North Carolina iden...

Free access to a digital library for developing countries

As of 2006 more than 130 environmental journals from the scientific publisher Springer will be part of the initiative Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE), a digital library for developing countries. Public and non-profit institutions in underdeveloped nations in Africa, Asia, Latin ...

Open Access journals get impressive impact factors

Impressive impact factors prove that BioMed Central's Open Access journals are high quality and widely read and cited. Journals published by BioMed Central have again received impact factors that compare well with equivalent subscription titles, it was announced today, with five titles in the top f...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

A little follow-up on open access publishing and the NIH new policy from yesterday : The final National Institutes of Health (NIH) rule on Enhanced Public Access to NIH Research Information is wasteful of federal research dollars and a missed opportunity to take advantage of available techno...

BioMed Central welcomes the new National Institutes of Health public access policy

Yet another follow up of the NIH public access policy announced earlier this week , this time from free-access publisher BioMed Central : BioMed Central welcomes the announcement of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) new public access policy. The NIH calls on all of its grantees to d...

Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics

...ore prone to develop cancer," Pinheiro said. "It is puzzling that the groups for which integration in mainstream American society is easier, including access to health care, are also those with higher cancer rates even after accounting for the increased detection of certain cancers in the United States." ...

ComCam Selected by ePortation on New Maritime Domain Awareness Project

...lly for about a year supporting Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) initiatives which include biometric video security solutions and gate access validation as an input to logistics management systems. Combining ePortation logistics management expertise with our remote video, sensor and analytic...

Plankton Power and RTDC announce proposed algae-to-biofuels pilot facility on Cape Cod

...ce energy independence, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions." The algae farm facility's location near MBL and WHOI will provide Plankton's team access to the exceptional scientific expertise and resources available at the Cape's two world-leading marine research institutions and facilitate a collabor...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

...ersity. Kumar says that conventional tillage systems disrupt soil particles and decrease soil pore size, which can lead to decreased water and soil access for microbes. Although he recognizes that tillage is necessary, he thinks that farmers can reduce their tillage, even in semi-arid regions, to promote...

New hope for fisheries

... or regulated. Particularly outside wealthy industrialized nations, prospects for reducing fishing mortality are often more limited unless fishers get access to alternative sources of food and income. Therefore the authors highlight the need for a more global perspective on rebuilding marine resources. "...

Drug-proof zebrafish reveal secrets of addiction

... The effects of amphetamines on gene expression in zebrafish have been uncovered. This new study, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology , provides clues to the genetics that underlie susceptibility to addiction by describing the nad zebrafish mutant, which does ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...pentine aggregate, identifying sites that may require enhanced dust control or other safety measures, and filling gaps in geologic mapping where field access is limited. GEOLOGY abstracts are available for review at http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/current . GSA Today Science Article The Klond...

UC San Diego engineer provides insights to decades-old DNA squabble

...e processes depend critically on the accessibility of the DNA, which is directly controlled by chromatin. A loosely folded chromatin fiber allows easy access to DNA sequences while a tightly folded fiber prevents or inhibits such access. This newfound discovery by Arya and his colleagues could help scien...
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