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New MegaMatcher Accelerator Boosts Speed for High-Volume Biometric Identification and Database Duplicate Searching

Combined Software/Hardware Solution Matches More Than 10 Million Fingerprints per Second VILNIUS, Lithuania, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, is now offering MegaMatcher Accelerator, a packaged hardware and software s...

Canadian scientist mines drugs database for new diabetes treatment

A Canadian scientist, now based in the UK and funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, has harnessed a new drug discovery tool to identify a new player in the body's insulin secretion process. This finding could spark a completely new class of drugs to treat type 2 ...

Scientists mine drugs database for new diabetes treatment

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have harnessed a new drug discovery tool to identify a new player in the body's insulin secretion process. This finding could spark a completely new class of drugs to treat type 2 diabetes. In work published today ...

Soybean database will help breeders engineer better-performing plants

COLUMBIA, Mo. Soybean farmers soon will be one step closer to better drought-tolerant soybean varieties. University of Missouri researchers will construct a comprehensive database of all proteins and metabolites in soybeans. Once compiled, the database will allow researchers to study changes in p...

Scientists launch first comprehensive database of human oral microbiome

Scientists know more today than ever before about the microbes that inhabit our mouths. They know so much, in fact, that gathering all of the relevant bits of information into one place when designing experiments can be a job in itself. Now, grantees of the National Institute of Dental and Crani...

U. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guides

Journeying to Johannesburg to survey bat colonies? To Kenya to count monkeys? To Tasmania to track devils Down Under? What about Roman ruins in Britain? Snowflakes in North America? No worries, theres a field guide for you, in fact, an entire digital database of weird and wacky but mostly prac...

International collaboration by scientists culminates in novel ion channels database

An important resource consolidating understanding of the roles played by Ion channels in drug action is now available for scientists and students. The International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) announce the publication of a new ion channels database, covering both the voltag...

Lincoln Park Zoo launches first-of-its-kind wildlife reintroduction database

On April 15, during the first International Wildlife Reintroduction Conference in Chicago, Lincoln Park Zoo announced the launch of a scientific resource called the Avian Reintroduction & Translocation Database (ARTD). The first of its kind, this comprehensive, standardized directory will serve as...

Scientists launch human oral microbiome database

Boston -- Scientists from The Forsyth Institute and Kings College, London have released a new tool for the research community, the Human Oral Microbiome Database, which provides descriptions of the approximately 600 microbes (bacteria) that are most commonly found in peoples mouths. Most bacteria...

Plant Physiology and TAIR partnership will provide genetic information to public database

A unique partnership has been formed between Plant Physiology and The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) to create an efficient mechanism that will ensure that genetic and molecular data on Arabidopsis published in the Journal are reliably captured in TAIRs public database. This collaboration...

The shape of things to come: Morphology database going global

A Florida State University researcher who specializes in the evolutionary history of wasps is now creating a buzz about a new way for scientists to store, share and study plant and animal images. Fredrik Ronquist, a professor in the School of Computational Sciences, is one of the founders of Morp...

IMF Launches World’s First DNA Database for Myeloma Patients

A biologist at Washington University in St. Louis has shown that for some fish species, females prefer males with larger sexual organs, and actually choose them for mating. That does not exclude males with an average-sized sex organ, called a gonopodium. These fish out-compete the larger-endowed ma...

Gov't Creates Gene Database of Normal Human Tissues

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, have built the largest open-source database for normal tissue from human organs. Scientists searching for genes that go awry and cause disease can use the NCI database as a crucial point of reference because it...

Software Tool for Converting Scientific Text into a Database of Functional Relationships

Ariadne Genomics, Inc. today announced the launch of MedScan?Text-to-Knowledge Suite 2.0, a Natural Language Processing-based tool for automated extraction of biological facts from scientific literature, MEDLINE abstracts, and other text sources. A demo version of MedScan is available at www.ariadn...

SuperLigands - a database of ligand structures derived from the Protein Data Bank

Scientists have isolated the first human embryonic stem cell lines specifically tailored to match the nuclear DNA of patients, both males and females of various ages, suffering from disease or spinal cord injury. The research is being released by the journal Science, which is published by AAAS, ...

Roche clinical trial registry and results database launched

Within only three months after deciding to create an electronic database, Roche is launching a public clinical trial registry and results database using an independent host, CenterWatch. On www.roche-trials.com information on Roche’s clinical trials can be accessed by anyone, anywhere, with no pass...

PANTHER Protein Classification System Database 5.0

PANTHER, a protein classification system from Applied Biosystems, got updated to version 5.0. Proteins are classified by family, molecular and biological function (GO ontology) and known pathways. Its main use is probably microarray analysis - it incorporate automated GO surrepresentation analysis ...

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

...igested or processed samples. The methodology will also be used immediately in global projects such as Tree-BOL which aims to build the DNA barcode database for all the species of trees of the world many of which are of economic and conservation importance. The report appears this week in Proceedings ...

UBC researchers help push for standard DNA barcodes for plants

...ly, any DNA barcoding standard would have to accommodate over 400,000 species of plants, and would be a key step toward establishing a central barcode database for taxonomy, agriculture and conservation. The 2008 International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List categorized, 8,457 out of an evaluate...

PRS And EmSense Partner To Integrate Bio-Sensory Measures In Packaging Research Studies

...at help our clients "win at retail" in the global marketplace. PRS is the recognized leader in packaging research and possesses the largest normative database for packaging research (PRS Package Performance Index(TM)). PRS conducts over 600 studies annually, on a global basis, including primary qualitative a...

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

...tity of individuals taking the GMAT. In the near future, data collected from this device will be used to match candidate information across a central database that includes biometric data from individuals sitting for the exam at other test centres around the world. The GMAT exam is currently the only ex...

UK Identity and Passport Service and IBM Sign 7-year National Biometric Identity Service (NBIS) Contract

...m/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) James Hall, Chief Executive of the Identity and Passport Service, said: "This contract will provide a secure database for storing facial and fingerprint images for the next generation of biometric passports and will support the delivery of the National Identity card."...

Exploring standards to advance microbial genomics

...arth's total biodiversity. So it should come as no surprise to find that two-thirds of the nearly 5,000 genome projects reported in the Genomes OnLine database ( http://www.genomesonline.org ) involve microbes. But far more could be done with microbial genomics, according to DOE JGI Genome Biology head Nikos ...

Springer launches SpringerImages

... tables, charts and graphs, spanning all scientific subject areas. The new database will be officially launched at this week's American Library Association Ann...mages from Springer journals and books, including Open Access content. The database contains photos, graphs, histograms, tables and figures, and is available b...

West Coast needs more research on fisheries, marine science, climate change

...t in the effort to identify the region's needs, providing over 5,300 comments. "What is remarkable about the report is that it draws on such a rich database of what ocean stakeholders feel is important to understand about the ocean," says Phyllis Grifman, Associate Director of USC Sea Grant. "The study was...

Policy transparency key to saving world's fisheries

... wealthier countries often encounter more political or economical pressures. For the second part of the study, Mora and his colleagues combined the database on management effectiveness with a recently developed index that quantifies the probability that the catch of a particular country is sustainable or n...

Midget plant gets makeover

...od, biofuels, industrial materials, and new medicines. The genes, proteins, and other traits of this fast-growing, tiny mustard plant reside in a vast database dubbed the Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR), which has over 1.6 million page hits each month. The TAIR group, headed by Dr. Eva Huala at Carn...

Improving livestock productivity in Honduras

... to move out to the farms... strongly!" Juan Carlos Ordoez emphasized. As a starting point, the project is relying on data provided through a sizeable database of up to 200 cattle farms. For this year alone, data on the production, reproductive and health status of livestock at 6-12 farms out of the 200 will ...

Tulane receives grant to study limb regeneration

...esponse. "What's missing is a way to coordinate these events so complex structures can be restored," Muneoka says. "By establishing a comprehensive database that identifies all the genes involved in regenerating a salamander limb, we will essentially create a genetic blueprint of how to do the same in huma...

Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS

... species of damselfish made it to the top 10 representing the first taxonomic act of 2008 and the first act registered in the newly launched taxonomic database Zoobank. As a result, in the first month following its original description, it was the most downloaded article in Zootaxa 's history and was among t...

Scientists announce top 10 new species; issue SOS

... species of damselfish made it to the top 10 representing the first taxonomic act of 2008 and the first act registered in the newly launched taxonomic database Zoobank. As a result, in the first month following its original description, it was the most downloaded article in Zootaxa 's history and was among t...

The challenges of avian influenza virus: Mechanism, epidemiology and control

...fluenza virus. The Website for Avian Flu Information consisting of avian influenza information from broad aspects is also introduced. It is not only a database and a platform for the researchers but also a knowledgebase for the public. First we invite two prominent scientists, Yuelong SHU and Paul CHAN, fro...

Reducing the roadworks

...ity' computer-mapping to help workers on the ground, researchers at The University of Leeds' School of Computing have been working to create a central database to make the records kept on the underground network easier to access and understand by all involved in utilities delivery. Professor Anthony Cohn says...

Proteomics: Finding the key ingredients of disease

...g," says Dr. John Bergeron, senior author from McGill University and HUPO. "We found that a major contributing factor to erroneous reporting is at the database level. We expect once databases and search engines improve, the accuracy of reporting will as well." Importance of proteomics The goal of proteo...

New lead on malaria treatment

...etAP2, finding a chemical that disrupts MetAP2 function may lead to a new drug to stop parasite growth and malaria spread. So they searched a computer database of the sequence of the malaria parasite genome and found one protein very similar to human MetAP2, which they named PfMetAP2 for plasmodium falciparum...

New genomic technique uncovers coral transcriptome

...riptome of a reef-building coral ( Acropora millepora ). Their study, described in the open access journal BMC Genomics , features the most extensive database of genes and genetic markers currently available for any coral. A collaborative team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Indi...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 6, 2009

... materials now derived from petroleum. Plants and microbes produce methyl halides naturally, but in amounts too small for commercial use. Using a database of 89 genes from plants, fungi, and bacteria known to produce methyl halides, the researchers identified genes that were the most likely to produce th...

Late motherhood boosts family lifespan

...nt issue of the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences . The researchers examined high-quality genealogical records from the Utah Population database at the University of Utah with its records of 1.6 million Utah Mormon pioneers and their descendants. They also used the University of Montreal's Prog...

Rotator cuff tears: Are they all in the family?

...ociate professor of orthopaedic surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine Orthopaedic Center in Salt Lake City. By using the Utah Population database combined with the University of Utah Health Sciences Data Warehouse numbers, researchers found an increased risk for these tears in family members of ...

Some vocal-mimicking animals, particularly parrots, can move to a musical beat

...needed data from a large variety of animalsso she turned to a novel source of data, the YouTube video database. Schachner systematically searched the database for videos of animals moving with the beat of the music, including vocal mimics such as parrots and vocal non-mimics such as dogs and cats. Schac...
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