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Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

MIT professor Sandy Pentland, former Advertising Research Foundation Chief Research Officer Dr. Joseph Plummer Provide Key Insights BOSTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Innerscope Research (R), a revolutionary biometric media research firm, announced today that it has added two new members to...

Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

MIT professor Sandy Pentland, former Advertising Research Foundation Chief Research Officer Dr. Joseph Plummer Provide Key Insights BOSTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Innerscope Research (R), a revolutionary biometric media research firm, announced today that it has added two new members to...

Acorda Therapeutics submits new drug application for Fampridine-SR in multiple sclerosis

HAWTHORNE, N.Y., February 2, 2009 Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced the submission of a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 30, 2009 for Fampridine-SR, a novel therapy being developed to improve walking ability in people with multi...

Study shows single insecticide application can kill 3 cockroach generations

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - One dose of an insecticide can kill three generations of cockroaches as they feed off of each other and transfer the poison, according to Purdue University entomologists who tested the effectiveness of a specific gel bait. It is the first time that scientists have shown t...

Innovative civil engineering application promises cleaner waters

Blacksburg, Va. -- Streams, lakes, and bays may soon be cleaner thanks to an innovative approach to managing stormwater runoff being developed at Virginia Tech and funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A novel software application will help engineers and planners select the...

ORNL supercomputer simulation wins prize for fastest-running science application

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 20, 2008 -- A team led by Thomas Schulthess of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory received the prestigious 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize Thursday after attaining the fastest performance ever in a scientific superc...

Dioxin risk in soil and plant tissues after long-term biosolids application

MADISON, WI, JULY 14, 2008 Land application of biosolids (treated municipal sewage sludge) is a common practice because biosolids are a rich source of plant nutrients and organic matter. However, the presence of detectable levels of dioxins in biosolids led to concerns that farmland application ma...

The way you eat may affect your risk for breast cancer

...erest to more aggressively pursue cancer prevention studies related to calorie restriction. "Humans frequently regain lost weight discouraging the application of calorie restriction protocols for disease prevention," she said. "We hope these studies will identify biomarkers and/or pathways that could be used...

La Jolla Institute discovers novel tumor suppressor

...TAT5 activity)." Dr. Kawakami added that much work still needs to be done. "Our findings need to be explored in other tumors. And, of course, its application in human disease needs further study. But we hope other researchers will be encouraged by our work and that it will prompt not only further analysis ...

'Microfluidic palette' may paint clearer picture of biological processes

...s. In a single experiment, one could easily study the effects of a wide range of mixed drug concentrations on the same cell type. Another potential application of the microfluidic palette is the study of chemotaxis, the movement of cells along a chemical gradient, a biological phenomenon that plays a role in ...

E-Noses: Testing their mettle against fly noses

...ll detect volatiles and contaminants in grapes and wine, thus allowing winemakers to improve their wines. When completed, the Cybernose will have wide application for detecting ripeness and spoilage in a range of foods as well as other applications such as detecting explosives. The comparisons between the fly'...

University of Toronto helps to 'barcode' the world's plants

...ased on this global analysis we recommended that matK and rbcL two chloroplast genes are adopted as the DNA barcode for land plants." The primary application of the methodology will be the identification of the many species in the world's biodiversity hotspots where a shortage of specialists hinders conserv...

Indonesia Now Using MegaMatcher Biometric Technology in Integrated Passport Issuance System

...he passport is issued. The system at each Immigration Office utilizes a Linux Server with browser Clients running Windows XP and the web-based application developed using MegaMatcher Client. The Biometric Matching System at immigration headquarters in Jakarta runs on a scalable Linux server farm. ...

Placenta-derived stem cells may help sufferers of lung diseases

...haracteristics of high plasticity and low immunogenicity. "The potential application of fetal membrane-derived cells as a therapeutic tool for disorders charact...or for Cell Transplantation, notes that the present study adds an important application of placenta cells, indicating their therapeutic effects in lung diseases. ...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... be used to develop a theoretical model for nonnuclear experiments that safely simulate atomic experiments. It can also be used with any x-ray imaging application to study how a material's construction, purity, phase, and surface treatment affect a material's strength under extreme stress. This technology was de...

Scientists link immune system's natural killer cells to infant liver disease

...f the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children's. "The next steps for translating these findings into clinical application would include pre-clinical trials of biologics to halt disease progression by blocking the Nkg2d receptor and depleting NK cells at the time biliary a...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

...ket participants have invested heavily in the development of novel solutions." The market share of this vertical grows year on year and major application areas include transportation, border control, and immigration. The regulatory-driven activities and initiatives of the government have enabled the Nor...

Reviews of microbial gene language published in special issue of Trends in Microbiology

...nd the microbes that inhabit us. Here at the Institute for Genome Sciences we are managing the Data Analysis and Coordination Center for the HMP. The application of standards such as the Gene Ontology, and particularly the PAMGO terms, will be essential to make sense of the massive amounts of metagenomic annota...

$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation

...dwater), Woodhull, Coney Island, Kings County and Lincoln hospitals. "I was proud to support New York University and the NYU School of Medicine's application for this CTSA award from the National Institutes of Health to advance medical research to help reduce medical disparities. What's particularly gratify...

The last supper of the hominids establishes the times they lived at the sites

...crowear of the teeth is sensitive to seasonal changes in the diet. The application has allowed the researchers to estimate the length of the occupation of the...ntist confirmed. The Spanish and German researchers have combined this application with multidisciplinary studies of archaeological sites in order to apply it...

Herbicide diversity needed to keep Roundup effective

... WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Using a diverse herbicide application strategy may increase production costs, but a five-year Purdue University s...resistant marestail and its viable seeds in the soil. "Another herbicide application is expensive, and it means more trips across the field," Johnson said. "But...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

... support arbitration proceedings," said Mike Fenton, vice president sales and operations for Parascript. "This marks another successful international application of our universal signature verification technology, already being used in the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe, and other...

ACS Technologies(TM) Selects M2SYS for Innovative Biometric Software

...veloped by M2SYS, to its customers. Bio-SnapON(TM) seamlessly interfaces M2SYS' proven, enterprise-ready biometric software with each ACS Technologies application without requiring any code-level development effort. ACS Technologies customers can retrieve member profile information with a single finger scan on a...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

...(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32 application Areas II-32 What's Ahead II-33 Cutting and... for Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers by application - Industrial Material Processing, Medical Appl... for Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers by application - Industrial Material Processing, Medical Appl...

Possible drug target found for one of the most aggressive breast cancers

...h Van Andel Institute in February. "Since there are many new inhibitors of Met available for clinical trials, we now have a direct route for immediate application of these important findings in the care of patients with this very aggressive form of breast cancer." ...

Army study improves ability to predict drinking water needs

...redicting sweat loss, such as skin temperature and amount of energy expended. However, the researchers hope to develop either a table or an online application program in which an individual could enter variables such as height and weight, how hard and long they would be active and what the environmental cond...

Plant protein 'doorkeepers' block invading microbes, study finds

...ppear June 29 in the online journal Public Library of Science Biology , provide a better understanding of plants' immune systems and will likely find application in better protecting agricultural crops and horticultural plants against diseases. "The ability of a plant's immune system to recognize disease-cau...

Investing wisely to save the Great Barrier Reef

... manner which is transparent, auditable and analytically robust". This work forms part of a larger effort by the CSIRO to design and facilitate the application of decision support tools that help Australian governments and companies prioritise their natural resource management investment choices to obtain the...

New national genome center launched

...f the data will be critical to TGAC fulfilling its potential. To achieve this, TGAC will become a national centre of excellence in bioinformatics the application of computer science and statistical analysis to biological research. A key aim for TGAC is to combine world-class genome science with an innovation...

All in sight

...iate. Furthermore, the system can directly support research projects concerning whale population in the scarcely researched Antarctic regions. Further application possibilities regarding ship security (evasion of collisions with growlers) and sea ice research (ice coverage at small-scales) are important, not lea...

Triggering muscle development -- a therapeutic cure for muscle wastage?

...Medical School, UK) says: "This raises the question: Can age-related loss of muscle strength and increased fragility be ameliorated by the therapeutic application of mechano growth factor (MGF)?". There is hope that MGF can also help sufferers of diseases such as muscular dystrophy, ALS, renal disease or cancer,...

Anti-biotech groups obstruct forest biotechnology

...lowly tightening for many years," said Steven Strauss, a distinguished professor of forest biotechnology at OSU, and one of the world's leaders in the application of genetic science to forestry. "Everyone wants safe and responsible regulations that protect the environment," Strauss said. "But some extreme opp...

Discovery may provide new treatments for alcohol dependence

...ent", says Professor Emeritus Jrgen Engel, an authority on research on alcohol dependency at the Sahlgrenska Academy. The group has submitted a patent application for this invention. ...

Single thawed embryo transfer after PGD does not affect pregnancy rates

...rates after various forms of assisted conception treatment. Given the increasing number of PGD cycles performed each year, the advantage of widespread application of this policy would be considerable." Until now, fertility specialists have not applied a single embryo transfer policy to PGD for inherited genet...

Can a new implant coating technique create a new six million dollar man?

...d vertebrate bone. The properties of this coating are crucial to the function and life of the implant in the body. Prof. Eliaz's advance is in the application technique of the coatings rather than the elements used in the coatings themselves. Instead of the traditional plasma-spraying technique, he and his t...

Mice run faster on high-grade oil

...s enriched in these fatty acids "could also affect the maximum (or burst) running speed of other vertebrates, including humans" says Dr Turbill. "The application of this research to the performance of elite athletes (specifically those in sports that involve short distance sprints, including cycling) is uncerta...

Plant protein 'doorkeepers' block invading microbes, study finds

...ppear June 29 in the online journal Public Library of Science Biology , provide a better understanding of plants' immune systems and will likely find application in better protecting agricultural crops and horticultural plants against diseases. "The ability of a plant's immune system to recognize disease-cau...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

... support arbitration proceedings," said Mike Fenton, vice president sales and operations for Parascript. "This marks another successful international application of our universal signature verification technology, already being used in the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe, and other...

Study of agricultural watersheds and carbon losses

...investigated the impacts of manure application, crop rotation, and nitrogen application rate on DOC losses from tile drains. Research was conducted over a six-year...antify nutrient and contaminant losses in tile drains as a result of manure application and crop rotation. ...

Scientists sequence genome of the N2-fixing, soil-living bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii

...l, associate professor at VBI and the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. "The findings in this study provide new prospects for the wider application of this bacterium as a factory for the production and characterization of oxygen-sensitive proteins through the use of genetic approaches to achieve h...
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