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Landmark project to map genomics of complex ant systems

Emory researchers are tapping the latest-generation DNA sequencing technology to become the first explorers of the genomics of agricultural ant societies. "This project is one of the first attempts to use genomics to understand a complex interacting system, rather than a single organism," says...

Sustainable bioenergy project has global launch

"Global Sustainable Bioenergy: Feasibility and Implementation Paths" is a response to confusion and uncertainty on whether the world should look to bioenergy --biofuels, heat and electricity -- as a prominent factor in meeting global energy needs. Scientists from around the world are joining for...

UT nanomedicine project to be tested in space

When a spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in the future, its cargo will include a small box containing a nano-fluidics experiment designed by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Investigators in the laboratory of Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., nanomedicine...

IVCC and Syngenta start project for novel insecticidal active ingredient for malaria control

IVCC and Syngenta, a leading innovator in insecticidal technology, have launched a project to develop a new insecticidal active ingredient for public health applications, as part of IVCC's strategy to break the impasse in development of mosquito control products. Improved and sustainable control ...

Agriculture project helps bring 'PEACE' to Afghanistan

KABUL More than 80 percent of Afghanistan's livestock production, consisting primarily of sheep and goats with a smattering of cattle, originates with that country's traditional nomadic herdsmen, the Kuchi. For 2 years, the Texas A&M System has been involved in a U.S. Agency for International...

Research project to boost European fish farming

Europe is the part of the world that is most dependent on fish imports. This situation is due in part to the drastic cuts in local sea fish quotas and the collapse of fish stocks, which have also been observed in Sweden. The increased level of imports may have several consequences: low supply and ...

Success for first outdoor, large-scale algae-to-biofuel research project in Nevada

RENO, Nev. The first real-world, demonstration-scale project in Nevada for turning algae into biofuel has successfully completed the initial stage of research at the University of Nevada, Reno. The project is on track to show the process is an economical, commercially viable renewable energy sour...

TXOTX, coordinated international project to contribute to sustainability of the marine resources

AZTI-Tecnalia, the technological centre specialising in marine and food research, is coordinating the international TXOTX (Technical eXperts Overseeing Third country eXpertise) project. The fundamental aim of this project is to collate the greatest information possible on scientific fishery resear...

A BBVA Foundation project comes up with a system enabling detection of cetacean hearing loss

December 17, 2008. A research project supported by the BBVA Foundation and led by Michel Andr, director of the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics at the UPC (Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya) has developed the world's first portable system for measuring cetacean hearing sensitivity. This aud...

Bangladesh Voter Registration Project Now Using MegaMatcher Biometric Technology to Detect and Prevent Duplicate Registrations

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnology ( http://www.neurotechnology.com ), a provider of biometric identification technologies, today announced that the Bangladesh Army selected MegaMatcher SDK multi-biometric technology to identify duplicate registrations in the nation's voter...

Natural Capital Project to develop conservation software

The Natural Capital Projecta collaboration of Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment, The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fundhas been awarded a two-year, $1.97 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop a software program for mapping and evalu...

Field-hospital-on-a-chip project awarded to nanoengineer from UC San Diego

With a $1.6M grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), UC San Diego NanoEngineering professor Joseph Wang will lead a project to create a "field hospital on a chip" that soldiers can wear on the battlefield. The automated sense-and-treat system will continuously monitor a soldier's s...

Academy participates in project to discover drugs, biofuels in tropical seas

PHILADELPHIAThe National Institutes of Health has awarded $4 million to a group of Philippine and American scientists, including The Academy of Natural Sciences, to aid in the discovery of new molecules and biofuels technology from marine mollusks for development in the Philippines. Research wil...

Human Microbiome Project awards funds for technology development, data analysis and ethical research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced the first awards for its Human Microbiome Project, which will lay a foundation for efforts to explore how complex communities of microbes interact with the human body to influence health and disease. The funding, estimated to be up to approxi...

Case Western Reserve University project ties soil conservation and river management together

CLEVELAND Sediment in rivers comes from erosion of the landscape as well as the erosion and collapse of the banks themselves. Just how much each source contributes to a river and how it affects the flow and path of that river is the subject of research by Peter Whiting, professor of geological ...

Southwest Pilots Launch TSA Demonstration Project to Test Biometric Screening

Pilot Program Works to Strengthen Security for Anyone with Access to the Cockpit BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today a Southwest Airlines pilot will be the first aircrew member to be screened by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) using an advance...

Leader of Human Genome Project honored with the Inamori Ethics Prize

CLEVELAND Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-geneticist and leader of the Human Genome Project, has been awarded with the new Inamori Ethics Prize from the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. Modeled after the Nobel and Kyoto Pri...

CU-Boulder, biotech firm team up on python project in search for human cardiac therapeutics

The University of Colorado at Boulder is teaming up with a Boulder biotechnology company to use pythons, which dramatically increase their heart size for a short time after swallowing prey, as models for new therapeutics to treat cardiac diseases. Hiberna Corp., a Boulder-based company developi...

Building a stronger roof over your head: '3 little pigs' project begins first tests

LONDON, ON With hurricane season upon us, many wonder if the roof over their heads will hold firm in the face of high winds. This week, inaugural tests at The University of Western Ontario's 'Three Little Pigs' project at The Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes will begin to provide answers ...

Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards health research project grants

Seattle (August 5, 2008) Six Washington State-based life sciences organizations and their partners will receive health research project grants totaling $5 million, the Life Sciences Discovery Fund announced today. The newly-funded health research endeavors will concentrate on prostate cancer ima...

'Early bird' project really gets the worm

BATON ROUGE Scientists from the LSU Museum of Natural Science, or MNS, recently participated in a project joining together the most prominent ornithological research programs in the world. This study the largest study of bird genetics ever completed has not only shaken up the avian evolutionary ...

Canada-India RFID project looks to improve traffic flow, reduce pollution

RFID technology may provide the key to better traffic management and improved pollution control in Canada, India and worldwide. That is the hope of a new research collaboration established by the McMaster RFID Applications Lab (MRAL), the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT- New Delhi), I...

ESF's European ice core project EPICA receives prestigious Descartes Prize

The research project EPICA (European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica), one of the European Science Foundations most successful and longest running Research Networking Programmes, is one of this years winners of the Descartes Prize for Research. The Descartes Prize for Research was awarded to ...

Research project aims to control sunlight, extend growing season and conserve energy

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland Botanical Garden and Kent State Universitys Liquid Crystal Institute - recognized internationally as the pioneering scientific center for research in the field - today announced a partnership to design and construct unique research greenhouses on the Gardens campus. ...

BIO-key(R) PocketCop(R) Project 'Leading the Nation' According to Televised Report

Oklahoma County's Use of PocketCop on BlackBerry Smartphones Keeps Officers Informed and In Touch WALL, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless public sa...

UW launches cutting-edge DNA 'fin-printing' project for salmon

Some salmon make one heck of a commute. The record holder in the Pacific Northwest, for example, is a steelhead that was tagged in the Clearwater River, Idaho, in April 2003. A year and a half later, it was caught off the southern Kuril Islands near Japan. The most direct route between those two...

Life-saving clean water project secures $13M from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The fight against water-borne disease one of the most serious threats to child health in developing countries will receive a major boost thanks to groundbreaking work by an international consortium led by the University of Bristol and supported by a $13 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gate...

USDA Cooperative Agreement funds mosquito project at Rutgers

New Brunswick, NJThe Center for Vector Biology at Rutgers New Jersey Experiment Station (NJAES) is a major partner in a recent USDA Cooperative Agreement aimed at using integrated pest management (IPM) techniques to suppress the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) across the country. The $3.8 ...

Green alga genome project catalogs carbon capture machinery

WALNUT CREEK, -The genome analysis of a tiny green alga has uncovered hundreds of genes that are uniquely associated with carbon dioxide capture and generation of biomass. Among the 15,000-plus genes revealed in the study are those that encode the structure and function of the specialized organell...

UD leads $5.3-million research project on rice epigenetics

Using a novel deep sequencing technology that can in one fell swoop decode 50 million sequences representing well over a billion bases of DNA, a research team led by University of Delaware scientists is working to unmask where, why and how certain genes are switched on or off in rice--a crop vital...

RSC Project Prospect scoops prestigious award

RSC Project Prospect had been named as the 2007 winner of the ALPSP/Charlesworth Award for Publishing Innovation. In making the award, which recognises a significantly innovative approach to any aspect of scholarly publication, the judges said: The clear winner of this years award was RSC Proje...

UD leads $5.3-million research project on rice epigenetics

Using a novel deep sequencing technology that can in one fell swoop decode 50 million sequences representing well over a billion bases of DNA, a research team led by University of Delaware scientists is working to unmask where, why and how certain genes are switched on or off in rice--a crop vital...

ComCam Selected by ePortation on New Maritime Domain Awareness Project

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ComCam International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CMCJ), a leader in IP video analytics and control products, solutions and services, today announced that it has been selected by Philadelphia-based ePortation, Inc. to provide critical hardware, softw...

Accolade for solar-hydrogen project

A research project that aims to produce hydrogen on an environmentally friendly and cost-effective basis by using energy from the sun has won a prestigious E.ON research award. The new process of producing 'green' hydrogen uses three abundant and renewable sources sunlight, biomass and water. ...

Human connection to our nation's fisheries comes alive through oral history project

Voices from the Fisheries , an archive of oral histories of recreational and commercial fishermen and the communities and families that rely on them, documents the human experience with the nation's coastal, marine and Great Lakes environments and living marine resources. Social scientists Sus...

VUANCE Announces Crime Scene Security and Evidentiary Tracking Development Project

FRANKLIN, Wis., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VUANCE, Ltd. (Nasdaq: VUNC ), a leading provider of innovative Radio Frequency Verification Solutions, including active RFID, electronic access control, credentialing, accountability and incident response management, today announced that it has be...

UC Santa Barbara has key role in Large Hadron Collider project

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- Earlier today, some 300 feet below the Earth's surface, in a circular tunnel so extensive that it travels from Switzerland into France and back again, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva fired t...

Caltech researchers awarded $10M for molecular programming project

PASADENA, Calif.-- The National Science Foundation's Expeditions in Computing program has awarded $10 million to the Molecular Programming Project, a collaborative effort by researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Washington to establish a fundamental approach t...

Rwanda's Gishwati Forest selected as site for historic conservation project

Des Moines, Iowa, USA January 15, 2008 The Rwandan government, Great Ape Trust of Iowa and Earthpark have announced that the Gishwati Forest Reserve is the future site of the Rwanda National Conservation Park, setting into motion one of Africas most ambitious forest restoration and ecological re...

NIH launches Human Microbiome Project

The human body contains trillions of microorganisms, living together with human cells, usually in harmony. Because of their small size, however, microorganisms make up only about one to two percent of the bodys mass. Many microbes maintain our health, while others cause illness. Yet, surprisingly ...
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