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Growing Demand for Rapid Screening and Detection Systems Pushes the European Maritime Security Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Delays in cargo screening significantly extend the time of goods at port. This process could be shortened with foolproof and rapid screening and detection systems. At the same time, increased illegal immigration and smuggling augment the need for efficient access con...

K-State host to workshop on rapid methods to detect microorganisms in food

Kansas State University once again is host to a noted microbiology workshop that helps the scientists who test food and other samples for microorganisms. K-State's 29th annual Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology workshop will be June 19-26. The workshop, now in its 29th year, has serve...

HudsonAlpha investigator develops rapid response swine flu test

Huntsville, Ala. Dr. Jian Han, faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, has completed development of a rapid response, molecular-level assay for swine flu, the current strain of the H1N1 family of the influenza virus. The test, which can confirm swine flu in less than ...

Reproducing early and often is the key to rapid evolution in plants

New Haven, Conn. Yale researchers have harnessed the power of 21st century computing to confirm an idea first proposed in 1916 that plants with rapid reproductive cycles evolve faster. Their findings appear in the October 3rd edition of Science . "Our study has profound consequence for the u...

Video released of rapid Alzheimer's improvement after new immune-based treatment

New research into the treatment of Alzheimer's disease reports improvement in language abilities using a novel immune-based approach. A video accompanying the research, published today in the open access journal BMC Neurology, documents rapid language improvement within minutes of using this new t...

Surprisingly rapid changes in the Earth's core discovered

In a recent paper published in Nature Geoscience (*), the geophysicist Mioara MANDEA from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam and her Danish colleague Nils OLSEN from the National Space Institute/DTU Copenhagen, have shown that motions in the fluid in the Earths core are changi...

Exploited fish make rapid comeback in world's largest no-take marine reserve network

No-take marine reserves, in which fishing is completely banned, can lead to very rapid comebacks of the fish species most prized by commercial and recreational fisheries, reveals a new study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef published in the June 24th issue of Current Biology , a Cell Press publi...

Arbor Vita rapid H5N1 flu diagnostic presented at ICEID meeting

Sunnyvale, CA March 27, 2008 Preliminary research from the Department of Respiratory Disease Research at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) suggests that a rapid antigen assay test developed by Arbor Vita Corporation (AVC) shows promise as a useful diagnostic for the detection of the avian...

Selexis Announces Advanced Approach to Maximize Power of Genetic Elements for Rapid Development of High Performance Cell Lines

Publication in September issue of Nature Methods Shows Application of Bioinformatics tools to Identify The Most Powerful Matrix Attachment Regions Applied to Boost Transgene Expression. GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Selexis SA and The University of L...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

HIV treatment can be delivered even in settings of armed conflict, and humanitarian health agencies should not wait until a conflict is over before launching HIV care programs, say a team from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in this week’s PLoS Medicine. Heather Culbert and colleagues report thei...

Gene expression patterns predict rapid decline in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic lung disease typically characterized by the slow but progressive onset of shortness of breath or cough. Most patients live about five years after diagnosis. However, according to a new study being published today in the online journal PLoS ONE, a su...

Tundra disappearing at rapid rate

Forests of spruce trees and shrubs in parts of northern Canada are taking over what were once tundra landscapes--forcing out the species that lived there. This shift can happen at a much faster speed than scientists originally thought, according to a new University of Alberta study that adds to the...

DNA analysis reveals rapid population shift among Pleistocene cave bears

Studying DNA obtained from teeth of ancient cave bears, researchers have been able to identify a shift in a particular population of the bears inhabiting a European valley in the late Pleistocene era. The findings illustrate the ability of DNA sequence analysis to reveal aspects of animal populatio...

Growth factor stimulates rapid extension of key motor neurons in brain

A growth factor known to be important for the survival of many types of cells stimulates rapid extension of corticospinal motor neurons ?critical brain cells that connect the cerebral cortex with the spinal cord and that die in motor neuron diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Ge...

Pressured by predators, lizards see rapid shift in natural selection

Countering the widespread view of evolution as a process played out over the course of eons, evolutionary biologists have shown that natural selection can turn on a dime -- within months -- as a population's needs change. In a study of island lizards exposed to a new predator, the scientists found ...

Recent, rapid climate change is driving evolution of animal species

Rapid climate changes over the past several decades have led to heritable, genetic changes in animals as diverse as squirrels, birds and mosquitoes, according to University of Oregon evolutionary geneticists. Writing in the "Perspectives" section of the June 9 issue of SCIENCE, William E. Bradsha...

Cheap, rapid hand-held check for HIV

Political pressure has finally seen the price of antiretroviral therapy for HIV slashed in poorer countries. But a lack of cheap, simple diagnostics to enable doctors to use these complex treatments remains a stumbling block. Now scientists from two New York universities believe they have the so...

A bug's life: Exceptional genomic stability yet rapid protein evolution in a carpenter ant mutualist

The recent surge in the number of microbial genome sequences available to the scientific community is allowing researchers to address interesting ecological questions and to observe how various genomic, evolutionary, and ecological forces interact to define an organism's role in the environment. To...

Customized gene chip provides rapid detection of genetic changes in children's cancer

Genetics researchers have developed a customized gene chip to rapidly scan tumor samples for specific DNA changes that offer clues to prognosis in cases of neuroblastoma, a common form of children's cancer. Rather than covering the entire genome, the microarray focuses on suspect regions of chromos...

NASA satellite data provides rapid analysis of Amazon deforestation

Editor : Be sure to check out all the satellite images showing areas of deforestation on the NASA website The Amazon, a vast tropical forest stretching across South America, is so large that if you were to take pictures of the region with optical photographs, it would take about ten years to...

Variation in HIV's ability to disable host defenses contributes to rapid evolution

One of the reasons HIV is so difficult to contain and treat is its rapid evolution. Understanding how host defenses and viral countermeasures contribute to that evolution is vital. Host cells produce two proteins that mutate HIV DNA and interfere with the virus's ability to replicate. But HIV pro...

Researchers develop rapid diagnostic tool for pathogen identification

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Columbia Genome Center have designed and developed a sensitive new diagnostic technology platform, called “Mass Tag PCR,?that can simultaneously screen for multiple infectious agents. The new technology is addressed in a p...

NYC's First Rapid HIV Drug-resistant AIDS Case Prompts Call to Step Up HIV Prevention

New York City's Public Health Department today issued a public health advisory after reporting the first documented case of an alarming, new, rapidly-progressing and highly drug resistant strain of HIV in a New York man who progressed from his initial HIV infection, thought to have occurred in mid-...

First human gets new antibody aimed at hepatitis C virus

...trong medication that must be used to prevent the body from rejecting the new liver. After re-infection with HCV, nearly 40 percent of patients suffer rapid liver failure, with markedly reduced survival rates. To close that clinical gap, the new antibody developed at MassBiologics is designed to be a the...

'Green' energy from algae

...ampus, with the favorable conditions in terms of space and infrastructure being made use of. "This will represent a major node in the presently rather rapid networking of algae biotechnology", emphasizes Posten. To make energy production from algae economically efficient, it will be focused on minimizing i...

Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

.... General factors include, but are not limited to: our quarterly results are unpredictable and may fluctuate significantly; our business is subject to rapid technological change; we face intense competition from a wide range of competitors; current economic conditions, including the credit crisis affecting...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...se substantial changes was believed to be due to a rapid pulse of seafloor spreading. However, it has also ...onsequences for ocean ecology. A record of rapid Holocene climate change preserved in hyrax middens...y potential to preserve high-resolution records of rapid climate change, and that over the last 11,700 year...

Rodent size linked to human population and climate change

...l locations to find links between morphological change and variables such as population density and changing climate. "Species can adapt quickly to rapid environmental changes -- quicker than many people have thought, especially for mammals," said Pergams. "Those mammals that can adapt quickly have a mu...

Humans 'damaging the oceans'

...Man-made carbon emissions are now above the 'worst case' scenario envisioned by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), causing the most rapid global warming seen since the peak of the last Ice Age. At the same time the carbon is acidifying the oceans, with harmful consequences for certain pl...

Nottinghamshire Police First Law Enforcement Agency to Deploy ForensicSoft in United Kingdom

...) and is capable of running your favorite Windows-based forensic tools such as FTK, EnCase, X-Ways, and many more. With SAFE's use of Windows, and the rapid and consistent availability of Windows-based device drivers, the forensic market has been long awaiting such a product. "Like most Law Enforce...

Maternal, paternal genes' tug-of-war may last well into childhood

...re suppressed and paternal genes dominate, are born heavy with particularly large tongues. These individuals usually end up being tall, owing to their rapid growth both in the womb and as young children. They have a high frequency of childhood cancers. "Clinical data from imprinting disorders suggest pa...

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

...e University of Toronto, have identified a pair of genes which can be used to catalogue the world's plants using a technique known as DNA barcoding a rapid and automated classification method that uses a short genetic marker in an organism's DNA to identify it as belonging to a particular species. "Bar...

Stress signals link pre-existing sickness with susceptibility to bacterial infection

...ple organisms like Dictyostelium and humans allow scientists to use them to understand human disease. Dictyostelium is a free-living amoeba whose rapid movements make it useful to study motility and energy regulation, and in this case, the association between energy regulation and susceptibility to in...

Humans lend a hand to critically endangered waterbird

...ecies from extinction," added Hugh. With fewer than 500 individuals remaining, mainly in Cambodia, the white-shouldered ibis has undergone the most rapid decline of all South-East Asia's large waterbirds and is now the most threatened. Once common in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indone...

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

...ring emergency or natural disasters. (Jointly with Electric Power Research Institute, Tennessee Valley Authority and PBS&J) PulseForge 3100 - uses rapid pulses of light for high-speed drying, curing, sintering or annealing high temperature materials on plastic and paper, enabling inexpensive and flexib...

High-tech vehicle design boosts emergency rescue capacity

...st of its local St John Ambulance Brigade. Success in this area led to a rapid expansion in the design and production of cost-effective customised product...ng level, particularly suitable for the type of off-road vehicle needed for rapid access to disaster zones. "Our four-stretcher carrier is adjustable at the ...

Knee injuries may start with strain on the brain, not the muscles

...or training programs, McLean said. Mental imagery or virtual reality technology can immerse athletes to very complex athletic scenarios, thus teaching rapid decision making. It might also be possible to train "hard wired" spinal control mechanisms to combat fatigue fallout. In a related paper, McLean's...

$2 million grant aids study of lung cancer in people who never smoked

...ndrial mutations and gene expression. Many of these studies will examine the entire genome. "By pooling our talents we have a much better chance of rapid success," Dr. Gazdar said. "The challenge is going to be interpreting the vast amount of data we expect to generate." The data will be funneled to ...

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

...a significant proportion of the population that suffers from a particularly rapid development of this disease. In the research at the Silberman Institute...to why people who carried a mutated gene known as BChE-K were prone to more rapid development of Alzheimer's than those who had a normal version of the gene....

Climate change may spell demise of key salt marsh constituent

...ees Fahrenheit) warmer than the surrounding area. They found that the plants in the test plots responded initially by growing more but then began a rapid die-off. As they died, they were replaced by a salt marsh grass, Spartina patens. At two sites Nag Creek (Prudence Island, Rhode Island), and Little ...
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