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Promising new treatment for Alzheimer's suggested based on Hebrew University research

Research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has resulted in a promising approach to help treat Alzheimer's disease in a significant proportion of the population that suffers from a particularly rapid development of this disease. In the research at the Silberman Institute of Life...

Researchers develop flow sensors based on hair structures of blind cavefish

A blind fish that has evolved a unique technique for sensing motion may inspire a new generation of sensors that perform better than current active sonar. Although members of the fish species Astyanax fasciatus cannot see, they sense their environment and the movement of water around them w...

Fujitsu Develops HDD Security Technology Based on Opal SSC Standards

Creating More Secure Computing Environments for a Wide Range of Platforms SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. , a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, to...

Genetic based human diseases are an ancient evolutionary legacy

This press release is available in German . Tomislav Domazet-Loo and Diethard Tautz from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Pln, Germany, have systematically analysed the time of emergence for a large number of genes - genes which can also initiate diseases. Their studies ...

Stantum Offering Demo, Evaluation & Development Board Based on Its Patented Resistive Multi-Touch Technology

First Such Board on the Market, Stantum's SMK Series Will Let Vendors Cost-Effectively Develop Their Own Resistive Multi-Touch Applications SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Stantum Technologies ( http://www.stantum.com ), a pioneer developer of multi-touch sensing technology, today intr...

Neuronal conduction of excitation without action potentials based on ceramide production

Researchers from the Laboratoire de Physiologie Neurovg tative (CNRS-INRA-Universit Paul C zanne), the Laboratoire de Chimie Biologique Applique (INRA-Universit Paul Czanne) and from the D partement Lipoprotines et M diateurs Lipidiques (INSERM, Hopital Purpan Toulouse), and in particular Profes...

Motorola researchers develop selective sensors based on carbon nanotubes

A team of researchers from Arizona State University and Motorola Labs, the applied research arm of Motorola Inc., has developed sensors based on carbon nanotubes, microscopically small structures that posses excellent electronic properties. In early tests, the new devices detected the presence of h...

Female pronghorns choose mate based on substance as well as show

When a female animal compares males to choose a mate, she can't order a laboratory genetic screen for each suitor. Instead, she has to rely on external cues that may indicate genetic quality. Until now, biologists have focused on elaborate ornaments, such as the peacock's tail, as cues that females...

VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers identify a new class of anti-cancer drugs based on platinum

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center have created a new platinum-based, anti-cancer agent able to overcome acquired drug resistance by first modifying the way it is absorbed into cancer cells and then attacking the DNA of those cancer cells. The findings may hel...

CoPub Mapper: mining MEDLINE based on search term co-publication

High throughput microarray analyses result in many differentially expressed genes that are potentially responsible for the biological process of interest. In order to identify biological similarities between genes, publications from MEDLINE were identified in which pairs of gene names and combinati...

Towards precise classification of cancers based on robust gene functional expression profiles

Chemists say they have identified a gene that appears to play a key role in the development of type 1 diabetes, also known as insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes, a disease that affects about one million people in the U.S. and is on the rise worldwide. They described their findings, which they s...

EMBO pioneers pension plan for internationally mobile postdoctoral researchers

...oral research terms. This is the first time that a European science organization has established a pension plan for its fellows. MLP, a Heidelberg based independent financial services and wealth management consulting company, has developed the concept and will also administer the pension plan according...

Marine microbes creating green waves in industry

...of other products such as agrochemicals. Researchers at Heriot-Watt University and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) in collaboration with Edinburgh based company Ingenza Ltd are searching for new enzymes for use as manufacturing tools in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. The research proje...

Navigating in the ocean of molecules

...bilities. The program Scaffold Hunter generates a map of the chemical space based on structural criteria and uses it to identify biologically active compound...olds. Scaffold Hunter then orders these structures in a kind of family tree based on their similarities: the program assigns smaller 'parent' scaffolds to ea...

Climbing to new heights in the forest canopy

...d. Climbing plants vary in their mode of attachment to their supporting structures. They have traditionally been classified into five categories based on their mode of attachment: twining plants like morning glories, leaf-climbers like clematis, tendril-bearers like grapevines, root-climbers like Eng...

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

...cer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Women have their breasts or ovaries removed based on their risk. It does not always happen immediately after counseling or a genetic test result and can take more than seven years for patients to deci...

delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Agreement to Purchase the Intellectual Property Assets of the Corporation

...VT., is a technology development company of a unique authentication process based on abstract images of biological data collected from the fingers of living ...ed markets are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements, based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management, are subject to...

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

...ll not only help the military but boost the regional economy," said U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt (DMass.). "Working with entrepreneurs and the institutions based in Woods Hole, we want to make the MMR not just a center for the National Guard and Coast Guard, but an incubator for cutting-edge initiatives on alga...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

... produce more, require less input than annual croplands The major crops used globally to feed people and livestock wheat, rice, maize and soy are based on an annual system, in which crop plants live one year, are harvested, and are replanted the following year. These systems are notorious, however, f...

The way you eat may affect your risk for breast cancer

..., maintaining an ideal body weight is also important in the specific contexts of cancer prevention and improving the prognosis of cancer patients." based on varied findings from clinical trials, Pollak suggested that lifestyle and pharmacologic methods to reduce IGF-1 and insulin deserve ongoing investi...

Fossil plants bring Wilf distinguished speaker honor

... that test and provide deep-time context to modern observations of climate change, biodiversity, ecological processes and biogeography. His work is based on field studies of the latest Cretaceous through the middle Eocene -- 66 to 45 million years ago -- fossil sites in Patagonia, Argentina and the west...

Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...e used in a number of applications, from border management to criminal justice to medical imaging. Aware is a publicly held company (NASDAQ: AWRE ) based in Bedford, Massachusetts. www.aware.com Safe Harbor Warning Portions of this release contain forward-looking statements regardin...

New hope for fisheries

...rnia. The current paper is the result of those meetings. "Prior to this study, evaluations of the status of world fish stocks and communities were based on catch records for lack of a better alternative. Results were controversial because catch trends may not give an accurate picture of the trends in f...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...lts that lie between tectonic plates slip far more easily than is predicted based on measurements of rock strength. The cause of this mechanical weakness may... and draining of brines and entrained solids into sink holes. The study was based on scaled laboratory models of Hebes and on satellite images and spectra. T...

Iron isotopes as a tool in oceanography

... low-carbon, deep-water environments. William Homoky, who is a research student at the University of Southampton's School of Ocean and Earth Sciences based at NOCS, and his colleagues have helped fill this gap be measuring iron isotopes in pore fluids from both the Eel River shelf on the northern Californ...

Structure of protective protein in the eye lens revealed

...45;B-crystallin, which is currently being further refined, the basis has now been established for comparing healthy and disease-promoting mutants and, based on this, for clarifying the way they function. The scientists hope that this will lead to the discovery of new treatments. ...

Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled

...ty of the problem. They found that the prevalence of severe obesity tripled (from 0.8 percent to 3.8 percent) in the period from 1976-80 to 1999-2004. based on the data, there are 2.7 million children in the U.S. who are considered severely obese. Increases in severe obesity were highest among blacks an...

Organic food not nutritionally better than conventionally-produced food

...cording to a study published today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . Consumers appear willing to pay higher prices for organic foods based on their perceived health and nutrition benefits, and the global organic food market was estimated in 2007 to be worth 29 billion (2 billion in the UK...

Fujitsu Expands Support for Ethernet Networks With New Additions to XG Switch Product Line

... The Possibilities are Infinite is a trademark of Fujitsu Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Statements herein are based on normal operating conditions and are not intended to create any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Fujitsu Com...

1 in 6 health workers won't report in flu pandemic -- study by Ben-Gurion U. researchers

...f their job were 18 times more likely to say they "would respond" compared to those in the "low threat/low efficacy" group. The survey analysis was based on Witte's Extended Parallel Process Model (EPPM), used for understanding adaptive behavior in the face of unknown risk. It examines the relative inf...

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

...eading candidate gene regions against three criteria: ease of obtaining DNA sequences; quality of the DNA sequences; and ability to tell species apart based on a sample of 550 species of land plants", says Barrett. "Based on this global analysis we recommended that matK and rbcL two chloroplast genes are...

Wildfires set to increase 50 percent by 2050

...west and the Rocky Mountains, where the area of forest destroyed by wildfire is predicted to increase by 78% and 175% respectively. The research is based on a conservative temperature increase of 1.6 degrees Celsius over the next 40 years. Published in the Journal of Geophysical Research , scientist...

UBC researchers help push for standard DNA barcodes for plants

... plants, a step they hope will lead to a universal system for identifying over 400,000 species, and ultimately boost conservation efforts. Barcodes based on portions of DNA the taxonomical equivalent to UPC barcodes on products have already emerged as a viable solution for uniquely identifying species...

Comprehensive look at rare leukemia finds relatively few genetic changes launch disease

...arbor known and potential new cancer genes. The study also reports cryptic chromosomal translocations in 14 percent of patients in this study who, based on standard testing, appeared to lack such re-arrangements. Cryptic translocations are too small to be detected by conventional testing. Downing said ...

Researchers develop 'brain-reading' methods

...attern, however, the brain is able to arrange and rearrange the connections based on the mental task being undertaken. "You can't just pinpoint a specific...new tools used for pattern analysis and the classification of mental states based on neuroimaging data. ...

Disease threat may change how frogs mate

...ed frogs to mate with each other. These frogs could also be selecting mates based on their Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) type; a group of genes dire...this is a major shift in the frogs' mating behaviour. Active mate choice based on MHC type is not uncommon in other species, with research indicating that...

New supercomputer to reel in answers to some of Earth's problems

...ics and generate only water as a byproduct with the help of compounds called catalysts. Chinook is helping scientists develop a new catalytic material based on small clusters of platinum atoms that does this at least 40 times more efficiently than older materials. Unlike a consumer buying a PC, EMSL pur...

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

...rds are selected by an independent panel of judges based on the technical significance, uniqueness and usef... GeMini - a portable gamma-ray spectrometer based on germanium technology. The instrument is so smal....gov/ MagViz MagViz is the first product based on a new form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)a...

Ants more rational than humans

...onal choices when faced with very challenging decisions, note the study's architects Stephen Pratt and Susan Edwards. "This paradoxical outcome is based on apparent constraint: most individual ants know of only a single option, and the colony's collective choice self-organizes from interactions among m...

UTMB study identifies women at risk of gaining excessive weight with injectable birth control

...gynecology. The researchers recommend that physicians tailor counseling based on women's risk factors, closely monitor weight at each three-month follow-...ore predictive. "The amount of DMPA administered to a woman does not change based on weight, as occurs with some medications," Berenson said. "The drug may b...
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