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New advance in revolutionary 'bullet fingerprinting' technique

'Bullet fingerprinting' technology developed at the University of Leicester in collaboration with Northamptonshire Police is now being advanced in new ways. Dr John Bond, from Northamptonshire Police Scientific Support Unit and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester's Forens...

French Authorities Give Sole Approval to GMAT Exam to Collect Biometric Data to Advance Security

MCLEAN, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in its history, the French National Commission for Data Protection and the Liberties (CNIL) has granted approval to a private testing company -- the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) -- to collect biometric data as part o...

Exploring standards to advance microbial genomics

WALNUT CREEK, CA -- Microbes contribute to manifold human endeavors ranging from bioenergy to agriculture to medicine. Moreover, they make the Earth's biogeochemical cycles go round, a prerequisite for all life on the planet. Exceedingly numerous, they are also extremely diverse, encompassing most...

UF makes gene therapy advance in severe genetic disorder

GAINESVILLE A dog born with a deadly disease that prevents the body from using stored sugar has survived 20 months and is still healthy after receiving gene therapy at the University of Florida putting scientists a step closer to finding a cure for the disorder in children. Called glycogen st...

New diagnostic advance seen for head, throat cancer

CORVALLIS, Ore. Pharmacy researchers at Oregon State University today announced the discovery of a genetic regulator that is expressed at higher levels in the most aggressive types of head and neck cancers, in work that may help to identify them earlier or even offer a new therapy at some point i...

CellThera and WPI advance in regeneration study

WORCESTER, Mass. CellThera, a biotechnology company located in Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park, has received a contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to extend its research program in tissue regeneration. ...

Singapore research organisations team up to advance drug discovery using brain tumor stem cells

Lilly Singapore Centre for Drug Discovery (LSCDD), Singapore's National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), and the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), have teamed up to advance drug discovery using adult brain tumour stem cells. NNI is one of the institutions of SingHealth, the larges...

Researchers advance knowledge of little 'nano-machines' in our body

Montreal, December 18, 2008 A discovery by Canada-U.S. biophysicists will improve the understanding of ion channels, akin to little 'nano-machines' or 'nano-valves' in our body, which when they malfunction can cause genetic illnesses that attack muscles, the central nervous system and the heart. ...

Marine invasive species advance 50 km per decade, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity told

A rapid, climate change-induced northern migration of invasive marine is one of many research results announced Tues. Nov. 11 during opening day presentations at the First World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, in Valencia. Investigators report that invasiv...

Clemson researchers advance nano-scale electromechanical sensors

CLEMSON Clemson physics professor Apparao Rao and his team are researching nano-scale cantilevers that have the potential to read and alert us to toxic chemicals or gases in the air. Put them into a small handheld device and the potential is there for real-time chemical alerts in battle, in indus...

Marine invasive species advance 50km per decade, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity told

A rapid, climate change-induced northern migration of invasive marine is one of many research results announced Tues. Nov. 11 during opening day presentations at the First World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, in Valencia. Investigators report that invasiv...

Brandeis and Smart Balance team up to advance heart-healthy research

Waltham, Mass.Brandeis University has announced a multi-year $1 million sponsored research agreement with Smart Balance Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary, the maker of Smart Balance buttery spread and other low-fat and fat-free foods that help lower cholesterol through a patented blend of n...

New data resource to advance computer-aided drug design

Advances in information technology have shaped not only how we find or share information, but also how we make new medicines. A project just funded by the National Institutes of Health plans to take computer-aided drug design to the next level. The University of Michigan will lead the effort to...

LIAI researchers discover new cellular mechanism that will significantly advance vaccine development

SAN DIEGO (June 16, 2008) La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI) scientists have discovered one for the textbooks. Their finding, reported Friday in the scientific journal Immunity , illuminates a new, previously unknown mechanism in how the body fights a virus. The finding runs co...

Ireland Cancer Center researchers advance stem cell gene therapy

Ireland Cancer Center of University Hospitals Case Medical Center researchers have recently made great strides in stem cell gene therapy research by transferring a new gene to cancer patients, via their own stem cells, with the ultimate goal of being able to use stronger chemotherapy treatment wit...

UCLA/VA partners with ASU to advance biosensor technology for urinary tract infections

Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, GeneFluidics Inc. and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have received a five-year, $3.2 million award from the National Institutes of Health to help rapidly d...

Supercomputing equipment to advance the frontiers of computational biology

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will continue to advance the frontiers of computational science with the help of IBM's Blue Gene supercomputer. Awarded under IBM's Shared University Research (SUR) program, this Blue Gene will complement the $100 million partnership between Rensselae...

End of deforestation in view? Experts advance new way to size up global forest resources

An increasing number of countries and regions are transitioning from deforestation to afforestation, raising hopes for a turning point for the world as a whole, according to researchers advancing a more sophisticated approach to measuring forest cover. The novel approach looks beyond simply how m...

Hope for major advance in fighting world killer disease

University of Leicester scientists are heading a worldwide research project which could revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of diarrhoea in children in developing countries. The four-year project, the results of which are now being piloted in four hospitals in India, will offer a means of i...

Stanford doctors advance in bid to turn mice stem cells into blood vessels

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have taken a first step toward growing blood vessels from stem cells that could eventually be transplanted into living organisms. Starting with embryonic stem cells derived from mice, surgical resident Oscar Abilez, MD, and colleagues have...

New protein target may advance design of HIV and cancer drugs

Using small molecules containing platinum, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers have created a process to inhibit a class of proteins important in HIV and cancer. The findings may help researchers develop new drugs to fight HIV or cancer by selectively targeting prote...

Radiotherapy advance points way to noninvasive brain cancer treatment

With an equal rate of incidence and mortality-the number of those who get it, and the number of those who die from it-Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is a brain cancer death sentence. Of the approximately 12,000 people who are diagnosed with GBM annually in the U.S., half will die within a year, an...

Findings advance use of adult stem cells for replacement bone

In a significant advance for regenerative medicine, researchers at Rice University have discovered a new way to culture adult stem cells from bone marrow such that the cells themselves produce a growth matrix that is rich in important biochemical growth factors. The research, which appears online...

3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery

Three-dimensional ultrasound probes built by researchers at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering have imaged the beating hearts of dogs. The engineers said their demonstration showed that the probes could give surgeons a better view during human endoscopic surgeries in which operations are performed ...

Delaware scientists make significant advance in study of small RNAs

Scientists from the University of Delaware have made a significant advance in the study of small ribonucleic acids (RNAs), discovering 10 times more small RNAs in the plant Arabidopsis than previously had been identified. The advance is reported in the Sept. 2 issue of Science magazine. The resea...

New gene scanning technology marks a major advance in disease research

Gene scanning techniques developed by Professor Ian Day and colleagues at the University of Southampton are set to have a major impact on healthcare in the future. One of two gene mutation scanning techniques devised by Professor Day and his team in the Human Genetics Division of the University's...

Gene therapy advance treats hemophilia in mouse models

Vector improved in two ways creates a sustained, partial correction to bleeding problems in mice A virus that typically infects insects could help with the development of gene therapy treatment for Hemophilia A, a condition in which even a bump on the knee can cause serious internal bleeding in ...

Wild grasses and man-made wheats advance research capabilities

Getting resistance to the latest biotype of greenbug or rust in wheat may require some bridge building. Dr. Jackie Rudd, associate professor at the Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center and state wheat breeder, is looking at wild grass species and synthetic w...

Major advance made on DNA structure

Oregon State University researchers have made significant new advances in determining the structure of all possible DNA sequences ?a discovery that in one sense takes up where Watson and Crick left off, after outlining in 1953 the double-helical structure of this biological blueprint for life. On...

Molecular models advance the fight against malaria

Research from Dartmouth Medical School, demonstrating how malaria parasites form mutations that make them stubbornly resistant to drug therapy, may hold the key to a new treatments for a disease that afflicts more than half a billion people worldwide. The scientists developed disease models using...

NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

...l on their way to achieving significant results. Emory scientists expect to advance research discoveries in areas ranging from heart disease, cancer and neurol...h Sciences Center. "In addition, it gives some young scientists a chance to advance their careers while pursuing discoveries that could lead to true breakthrou...

Carnegie donates landmark clones to biology

... interaction with its environment to the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center (ABRC is at Ohio State University) for other scientists to use to help advance fields from medicine to farming. These genes are now used to unravel the interaction of the membrane proteins amongst each other. Recent research a...

First human gets new antibody aimed at hepatitis C virus

...oted. "And we are grateful to the people who have volunteered to participate in this Phase 1 study. These subjects' participation will help others and advance the cause of human health." ...

Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house

...ic competiveness. Argonne also operates world-class user facilities to help advance America's scientific leadership, including one of the world's fastest and m...service will be provided and food and drink will be available for purchase. advance reservations are not required, and visitors are welcome to take photos and ...

Women often opt to surgically remove their breasts, ovaries to reduce cancer risk

... results, which often lead to biopsy. This will minimize the anxiety that comes along with such a diagnosis. Patients should consult with an expert in advance and stay in contact with them to see how the science may be changing over time," she advised. "This is an ongoing conversation that needs to be addres...

Obama administration announces more than $327 million in Recovery Act funding for science research

...ing America's energy security and tackling some of science's toughest challenges." Among the new approved projects are: Several initiatives to advance civilian supercomputing, in which DOE national laboratories now hold the global lead; New equipment for the DOE Bioenergy Research Centers, the w...

Pinhead-size worms + robot = new antibiotics

... In an advance that could help ease the antibiotic drought, scientists in Massachusetts are describing successful use of a test that enlists pinhead-sized worms in e...

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

...rs to achieve the infrastructure, resources, and collaboration necessary to advance commercial development of promising algae-to-biofuel technology on the Cape...rgy that will create local jobs in algae farming and downstream industries, advance energy independence, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions." The algae...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

...have excellent prospects for the specific and effective control of Japanese Knotweed in Britain. " University of Leicester's role in breakthrough advance in fight against Japanese Knotweed Work on Japanese Knotweed at the University of Leicester by Dr John Bailey, of the Department of Biology, star...

UCSF researchers identify new drug target for Kaposi's sarcoma

...om cancer to Alzheimer's, the researchers say. Findings are reported in the advance Online Publication section of the " Nature Chemical Biology " web site and ...range of diseases, from certain cancers to neurodegenerative diseases. This advance could enable researchers to reconsider those targets, he said. ...
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