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DNA computation gets logical at the Weizmann Institute of Science

Biomolecular computers, made of DNA and other biological molecules, only exist today in a few specialized labs, remote from the regular computer user. Nonetheless, Tom Ran and Shai Kaplan, research students in the lab of Prof. Ehud Shapiro of the Weizmann Institute's Biological Chemistry, and Comp...

Common allergy drug reduces obesity and diabetes in mice

...suffering from allergy or asthma," said Shi. "It's almost as if the drugs place an extra layer of plastic on the ripped trash bag. So it seemed like a logical place to begin." The mice were divided into four groups. The first was the control group; the second group was simply switched to a healthy diet; ...

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

...S. mandated Visa Waiver Program (VWP), the border management control programs, the national ID programs, driver's license, and the physical access and logical access control programs for buildings have opened the doors of opportunity for biometric vendors. "In North America, large-scale funded progr...

'Science Under Siege'

... must for scientists, educators, skeptics, and everyone concerned about scientific literacy. "[This] collection brings a well-chosen selection of logical and well-reasoned pieces before a general audience that would enjoy and benefit from the analyses and exposs that are included," said Jay M. Pasachoff...

Harvard scientist says we are what we eat -- and what we cook

...consistent with the switch to a more tender and energetically rich diet of cooked food. "Cooking is what makes the human diet 'human,' and the most logical explanation for the advances in brain and body size over our ape ancestors," Wrangham says. "It's hard to imagine the leap to Homo erectus without coo...

Joint statement by German science organizations on green genetic engineering

...ed advancement. For all these reasons, we are fully opposed to any general ban on genetically engineered products. We urge politicians to lead a more logical discussion of the topic and to create reliable framework conditions for research into and scientific consultation on the future uses of green genetic ...

A little java makes it easier to jive, researcher says

... of the current research, he said, "it may just be that pain during exercise doesn't show tolerance effects to caffeine." Motl said one of the next logical steps for his research team would be to conduct studies with rodents in order to better understand the biological mechanism for caffeine in reducing p...

VeriLook Surveillance SDK Provides Real-Time Face Identification Using Video Surveillance Cameras

...ching by providing embedded parallelization of all VeriLook functions for improved performance on multi-core, multi-processor systems with up to eight logical processors. VeriLook Surveillance SDK supports a wide variety of programming languages and works with a range of high-resolution digital surveillance ...

VeriLook Surveillance SDK Provides Real-Time Face Identification Using Video Surveillance Cameras

...ching by providing embedded parallelization of all VeriLook functions for improved performance on multi-core, multi-processor systems with up to eight logical processors. VeriLook Surveillance SDK supports a wide variety of programming languages and works with a range of high-resolution digital surveillance ...

World's experts identify the hottest trends in biology and medicine

...ical literacy". Charles Stevens, Professor and Vincent J. Coates Chair in Molecular Neurobiology at the Salk Institute, adds: "F1000 Reports is the logical extension to F1000 in that it identifies hot themes based on hot papers". The rise of online publishing has given academics a completely new platfo...

Clemson chemists present revolutionary teaching concepts

... books to become obsolete," said Cooper. "Our text will be quite different than those on the market now. It is written in an engaging style that has a logical flow. Students will interact directly with web-based materials that promote skills such as problem-solving and investigations of difficult concepts. A...

Exercise after knee replacement critical

...ersity of Colorado at Denver, and Drs. Leo Raisis, Alex Bodenstab, and William Newcomb of First State Orthopaedics in Newark, Delaware. "It sounds logical that exercises to strengthen your knee should be a component of your post-operative physical therapy after a total knee replacement, but it's not the ...

Ants may help researchers unlock mysteries of human aging process

...anscribed. "I think we have done a good job in understanding, for example, how chromatin affects transcription," Reinberg says, "and, for me, the next logical step was to begin to take a closer look at epigenetics in living organisms. Epigenetics absolutely fascinates me. The more that you read about it, the...

GUMC researchers hone in on new strategy to treat common infection

... may have broader activity in other pathogens because Ssk1p is found in other fungi. "Using the genome of the organism to find genes to target is a logical approach to drug design," he says. The researchers are now working with other groups to find the right agent to target the Ssk1protein. ...

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

...ch provides superior accuracy and convenience was a natural choice." Mike DePasquale, BIO-key's President and CEO added, "Our biometric physical and logical access solutions provide superior security without the need to carry access control cards or keys which can be reproduced, lost or stolen. Our more se...

Iron-moving malfunction may underlie neurodegenerative diseases, aging

...isease, Xu's group focused on a protein called TRPML1. A mutation in the gene that produces TRPML1 is known to cause ML4, so the protein seemed like a logical starting point for investigating mechanisms responsible for the disease, even though TRPML1 had never been shown to be involved in iron transport. The...

Better understanding of blood vessel constrictor needed to harness its power for patients

... drugs failed patients, says Dr. Adviye Ergul, physiologist in the MCG Schools of Medicine and Graduate Studies. "These endothelin-1 receptors are logical targets for drugs to treat hypertension because of their key role in vasoconstriction, but the targets are moving and we don't know how one target pla...

Pivotal national trial uses newest interventional radiology treatment to bust blood clots in legs

...ently damages its one-way valves, resulting in the pooling of blood in the leg, chronic leg pain, swelling and fatigue and sometimes skin ulcers. It's logical that immediate clot removal will prevent PTS," said Vedantham. The ATTRACT trialthe first NIH-funded multicenter, randomized trial of any interve...

Study reveals surprising details of the evolution of protein translation

...ucture of transfer RNA (tRNA). "Structure is highly conserved, capturing information that is evolutionarily deep," Caetano-Anolls said. "It was only logical to focus on transfer RNA, a molecule that is believed to be very ancient and is truly central to the entire protein synthesis machinery." During prote...

Brown tree snake could mean Guam will lose more than its birds

... by open space. That could have serious consequences, including extinction, for plant and animal species that still live in the forests. "It seems logical that if there are no birds then seeds are not able to get away from their parent trees, and that is exactly what our research shows," Rogers said. "Th...

Humans' response to risk can be unnecessarily dangerous, finds Tel Aviv University study

... math," he says. Lotem's study found that, presented with simple decision-making stimuli, people are not analyzing the complete situation based on logical rationales or statistics. Instead, they appear to be making decisions based on simple strategies for coping in nature, based mainly on personal experi...

Sun Microsystems and Aware, Inc. Announce Integration of Aware's BioSP with Sun Identity Management Solutions

... complete biometric solution that addresses the ever-advancing demands of the identity assurance marketplace. "Bridging the gap between physical and logical access is one of the biggest challenges facing our U.S. and Global Government customers. They will benefit from the integration of leading Identity Li...

Leatherback turtles' newly discovered migration route may be roadmap to salvation

...cific Gyre. Instead, it swam south along the coast of Central America, where it stayed for the entire time the tag was working, 588 days. "It seems logical that turtles would want to move along the coast, because these are highly productive regions, where they don't have to work as hard to find food," Shi...

Obese men have less semen, more sperm abnormalities, and should lose weight before trying for a baby

..." said Dr. Shayeb, "but this has not been reflected so far in male infertility. To compare male BMI in these two groups therefore seemed to us to be a logical next step." Further research is also needed on exactly how obesity affects semen production, said Dr. Shayeb. "The mechanism for the relationship c...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: UN experts

...stems obey no such boundaries. Truly integrated coastal management is both logical and necessary, but has proven difficult to achieve; Coastal management ...nce and management communities must be strengthened to give decision-makers logical options in the face of high uncertainty. Eliminating inappropriate econ...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: U.N. experts

...stems obey no such boundaries. Truly integrated coastal management is both logical and necessary, but has proven difficult to achieve; Coastal management ...nce and management communities must be strengthened to give decision-makers logical options in the face of high uncertainty. Eliminating inappropriate econ...

Some biofuels might do more harm than good to the environment, study finds

...mmendations. The primary audiences for the work are policy makers, students and other biologists, Groom said. The primary goals are to establish a logical basis to evaluate options for biofuel development and to spur new research to find the most ecologically promising alternatives. "We don't want to...

Scientists dig deeper into the genetics of schizophrenia by evaluating microRNAs

...e was responsible. The Dgcr8 gene is one of the 27 included in the 22q11.2 microdeletion and has a critical role in microRNA production, so this was a logical hypothesis. Indeed, when they produced a mouse deficient for the Dgcr8 gene, and tested it on a variety of cognitive, behavioral and neuroanatomical t...

Atmel Receives Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation Award for FingerChip(R) Biometric Sensor

...m in Southeast Asia, where government agencies and private corporations alike are developing numerous projects ranging from physical access control to logical access for laptops and personal digital assistants (PDAs). Atmel's FingerChip sensor provides a high-quality solution for these developing markets. ...

Qualifying date rule hinders German stem cell research

... research on adult stem cells. This, Hacker emphasised, is not viewed by the DFG as standing in contrast to research on embryonic stem cells, but as a logical extension. The recent scientific findings on induced pluripotent stem cells were also addressed, a topic which Hacker described as a major breakthroug...

How alligators rock and roll

...ist breathing, then the second step was needed. Uriona and Farmer say it is simpler evolutionarily for one step to occur at a time, making it more logical that the diaphragm evolved first when early crocodilians took to the water, and began to play a role in breathing only later. To turn or otherwise...

Salamanders, headwater streams critical in food chain

...treams are very important ecosystems and they deserve protection. In my view, they actually deserve more protection than further down stream. It seems logical to me to protect the water where its coming out of the ground to retain and maintain clean water and provide ecosystem services downstream. Semlit...

e-Smart(R) Technologies Delivers Its New Super Smart Card(TM) in South Korea.

... system can secure countries from criminal and terrorist threats, stop ID and payment fraud, along with identity theft in connection with physical and logical access and financial transactions, including telephone, Internet payment and other financial and data related transactions all while protecting indivi...

e-Smart(R) Technologies, Inc., Announces Next Generation Superthin Polyimide Flexible Circuit Biometric Super Smart Card(TM) card, the 'i am'(TM) Card.

... system can secure countries from criminal and terrorist threats, stop ID and payment fraud, along with identity theft in connection with physical and logical access and financial transactions, including telephone, Internet payment and other financial and data related transactions all while protecting indivi...

No convincing evidence for decline in tropical forests

...as actually expanded since 1990, as the reforestation rate has exceeded the deforestation rate. He believes that a rise in natural reforestation is a logical precursor to this switch from net deforestation to net reforestation. It has already been the subject of studies in Brazil, Ecuador and India, but ava...

First-ever study to link increased mortality specifically to carbon dioxide emissions

...ter abundance of deleterious chemicals due to carbon dioxide and the climate change associated with it, and the link appears quite solid, he said. The logical next step is to reduce carbon dioxide: That would reduce its warming effect and improve the health of people in the U.S. and around the world who are ...

e-Smart Technologies, Inc. Responds to Information Subpoenas From Securities & Exchange Commission

... system can secure countries from criminal and terrorist threats, stop ID and payment fraud, along with identity theft in connection with physical and logical access and financial transactions, including telephone, Internet payment and other financial and data related transactions all while protecting indivi...

Breakthrough technology observes synapse in real time, supporting theory of vesicular recycling

...evidence suggests the former theory is actually the correct one, but it's been tempting to think of the 'resealable spout' theory, because it seems so logical and because there's been some ambiguous evidence that it might be true," says the study's co-author Dr. Timothy Ryan, professor of biochemistry at Wei...

Elsevier announces new journal partnership for 2008

...of lipids in nutrition, and as such needs a recognised medium to facilitate that communication. PLEFA is a key journal in this field, and so a link is logical between the two. ISSFAL is therefore pleased to make PLEFA the Official Journal of the Society. I wish every success for this promising joint venture,...

Cancer-resistant mouse discovered

...s alive and healthy." Rangnekar admits there is much more work to be done before this research can be applied to humans, but agrees that is the most logical next step. "I look at this research from the standpoint of how it can be developed to the benefit of the cancer patient and that's really what keeps...
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