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US Government Places 6,1 Million USD Orders Related to Precise Match-on-Card(TM) for Cyber Security Programs

LUND, Sweden and WASHINGTON DC, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Precise Biometrics has been awarded orders worth more than 6,1 million US dollar to supply fingerprint readers and software to the US Government, as a step in continued deployment of Precise Match-on-Card(TM) in multiple agencies...

Xie Lab uncovers molecular machinery related to stem cell fate

The Stowers Institute's Xie Lab has revealed how the BAM protein affects germline stem cell differentiation and how it is involved in regulating the quality of stem cells through intercellular competition. The work was published today by PNAS Early Edition. Maintaining the proper balance betw...

Humans related to orangutans, not chimps, says new Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science study

PITTSBURGHNew evidence underscores the theory of human origin that suggests humans most likely share a common ancestor with orangutans, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh and the Buffalo Museum of Science. Reporting in the June 18 edition of the Journal of Biogeography , the ...

International Serious Adverse Events Consortium announces initial study results in its global research collaboration to identify genetic markers related to drug induced liver injury

Chicago (June 1, 2009) The International Serious Adverse Events Consortium (SAEC) announced today initial results from its research designed to discover genetic markers that may predict individuals at risk for serious drug induced liver injury (DILI). The SAEC is a nonprofit research corporation...

The neurobiology of musicality related to the intrinsic attachment behavior?

In the study of University of Helsinki and Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, the neurobiological basis of music in human evolution and communication was evaluated using candidate genes associated in the earlier studies with social bonding and cognitive functions. The data consisted of 343 family members...

Vitamin D deficiency related to increased inflammation in healthy women

COLUMBIA, Mo. According to a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 75 percent of Americans do not get enough Vitamin D. Researchers have found that the deficiency may negatively impact immune function and cardiovascular health and increase cancer risk. Now, a University of Missouri ...

AJCN study shows moderate alcohol consumption related to stronger bones

The devastating effects of excessive alcohol consumption are undisputable, although some data suggest that moderate alcohol consumption may impart some health benefits. For instance, several studies have reported a positive association between alcohol intake and bone mineral density (BMD) in older...

New research: Fruit juice consumption not related to overweight in children

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore (April 14, 2008) -- Despite studies that assert otherwise, 100% fruit juice consumption is not related to overweight in children, according to the authors of A Review of the Relationship Between 100% Fruit Juice Consumption and Weight in Children and A...

Science expands Science Signaling, featuring research related to medical advances, and more

The journal Science , published by the non-profit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), today announced plans to expand its online journal, Science Signaling , which focuses on new insights for combating disease as well as understanding normal human biology. See http://stk...

Physician-scientists seek solutions to reproductive problems related to chromosomal variations

NEW YORK (Dec. 19, 2007) -- Approximately one in every 500 to 650 baby boys is born with an extra X chromosome, a variation in their genetic code that until a few years ago was thought to result in infertility in all cases. However, this is no longer the case. A recent conference hosted by NewYork...

UVA reports surprising findings related to myotonic muscular dystrophy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (Dec. 17, 2007) New research from the University of Virginia Health System shows that, in cases of Type 1 myotonic muscular dystrophy (DM1), a well known heart protein does several surprising things. DM1 is the most common form of muscular dystrophy in adults and affects appr...

Brain network related to intelligence identified

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 11, 2007 -- A primary mystery puzzling neuroscientists -- where in the brain lies intelligence" -- just may have a unified answer. In a review of 37 imaging studies related to intelligence, including their own, Richard Haier of the University of California, Irvine and Rex ...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

A close cousin of the bacterium that debilitated thousands of World War I soldiers has been isolated at UCSF from a patient who had been on an international vacation. The woman, who has since recovered, suffered from symptoms similar to malaria or typhoid fever, two infections that can occur in re...

Phthalates now linked to fat, related health risks

Exposure to phthalates, a common chemical found in everything from plastics to soaps, already has been connected to reproductive problems and now, for the first time, is linked to abdominal obesity and insulin resistance in adult males, according to a study by the University of Rochester Medical Ce...

Investment level in HIV prevention programs related to HIV incidence in the United States

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted a historical analysis to examine the relationship between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) HIV prevention budget and HIV incidence in the U.S. from 1978 to 2006. The results are published in the January 2...

Brain activity related to processing faces is similar in people with, without autism

New brain imaging research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that when people with autism look at a face, activity in the brain area that responds is similar to that of people without autism. The finding is surprising, as it is widely known that autistic individuals ten...

Multiple genes permit closely related fish species to mix and match their color vision

Vision, like other biological attributes, is shaped by evolution through environmental pressures and demands, and even closely-related species that are in other ways very similar might respond to their particular environments by interpreting the visual world slightly differently, using photorecepto...

Plant gene related to cancer treatment may foster new oncology drugs

Two proteins involved in the process that controls plant growth may help explain why human cells reject chemotherapy drugs, according to an international team of scientists. Researchers from Purdue University and Kyoto University in Japan have shown for the first time that proteins similar to m...

Lethal needle blight epidemic may be related to climate change

Increased summer precipitation apparently helping to spread spores of pathogen Biologists studying a lethal blight of lodgepole pines in northwestern British Columbia present strong evidence in the September issue of BioScience that climate change is to blame for the outbreak. The blight, caused...

New tools used to control foodborne hepatitis A outbreaks related to green onions

Novel use of genetic testing methods helped public health officials control and limit the further spread of four outbreaks of foodborne hepatitis A virus in 2003 related to the consumption of green onions, according to a detailed analysis published in the October 15 issue of The Journal of Infectio...

Cancer related gene p53 not regulated as indicated by previous tissue culture research

The cellular cascade of molecular signals that instructs cells with fatally damaged DNA to self-destruct pivots on the p53 tumor suppressor gene. If p53 is inactivated, as it is in over half of all human cancers, checks and balances on cell growth fail to operate, and body cells start to accumulate...

Navigating in the ocean of molecules

...ffold. This generates innumerable parent-child relationships - structurally related molecules of varying complexity. The advantage lies in the fact that chemic...t do not arise in nature but are very likely to display similar activity to related natural molecules, as the program also creates and visualizes virtual scaff...

Carbon nanoparticles toxic to adult fruit flies but benign to young

...d in the flies' tissue. That means the nanoparticles could accumulate as they are passed up the food chain, Rand said. The researchers have several related experiments in the works. They plan to test fruit flies' response to nanosilver and other nanomaterials with different chemistries, and they will inve...

More than half of Texas physicians do not always recommend HPV vaccine to girls

...said she was approached by the Texas Medical Association to assist them in conducting this survey as part of their efforts to assess educational needs related to HPV vaccination among Texas physicians. Kahn and colleagues surveyed 1,122 physicians. Of the respondents, 48.5 percent said they always recomm...

Beautiful plumage: Feather color and sex start the species revolution

...e colour to recognize and select potential mates. A mutation of a single DNA base can lead to a striking colour change, as demonstrated by two closely related flycatcher populations in the Solomon Islands. According to a report in the American Naturalist -- selected and reviewed by Faculty of 1000 member ...

Obama administration announces more than $327 million in Recovery Act funding for science research

...ch Centers; and $875,000 for mathematical analysis related to the development of Smart Grid technology. SL...or climate; and $867,000 for mathematical analysis related to the development of Smart Grid. Argonne Natio...,000, including $688,000 for mathematical analysis related to the development of Smart Grid; and $75,000 for ...

Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique

... have created detailed 3D computer models of two fossilised specimens of ancient creatures called Cryptomartus hindi and Eophrynus prestvicii, closely related to modern-day spiders. The study reveals some of the physical traits that helped them to hunt for prey and evade predators. The researchers created...

Brain difference in psychopaths identified

...e structure of the UF of psychopaths, compared to control groups of people with the same age and IQ. Also, the degree of abnormality was significantly related to the degree of psychopathy. These results suggest that psychopaths have biological differences in the brain which may help to explain their offendin...

The way you eat may affect your risk for breast cancer

...n deserve ongoing investigations. Cleary agreed, stating that these results may provide interest to more aggressively pursue cancer prevention studies related to calorie restriction. "Humans frequently regain lost weight discouraging the application of calorie restriction protocols for disease prevention...

K-State researchers say after-school programs should promote activity, healthy nutrition

... that overweight students were substantially less active than the students who were not overweight during organized outdoor activities, which might be related to differences in aerobic fitness. Dzewaltowski said future research should include understanding the activity preferences of overweight children. ...

Protecting cells from their neighbors

...le. Embryos, that did not survive, showed a cavity in one of the poles of the egg in which cells were lacking. "It was thought that this was a problem related to the germ line but the cause was unknown. We now know that in the absence of the protective mechanism somatic cells under the influence of germ cell...

Race/ethnicity, family income and education associated with sugar consumption

... and women, intakes of added sugars were inversely related to both education and family income. There were si... examination of the independent effects of factors related to added sugars intake in a multivariate setting--... each other in many respects, several of which are related to added sugars intake. Thus, the ability to disen...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...onsistent with characteristics of high-grade zones related to alteration halos. Elevated fluid pressu...e found that these planetary-wide changes were not related to a sudden change in global mid-oceanic ridge length, but rather were related to higher seafloor spreading rates and the changin...

Parasites ready to jump

...resent in high copy numbers inside the cell, even if they have not integrated into the genome. Small molecules of RNA (a class of nucleic acid closely related to the genetic material DNA) play the central role. "Transposons are genomic parasites, so to speak", says Frstemann. "If they are allowed to prolifer...

Structure of protective protein in the eye lens revealed

...ns (sHsps) are a particularly important group of chaperones. They prevent the clumping of proteins under stress conditions. αB-crystallin and the related sHsp αA-crystallin are the main representatives of the sHsps found in humans. Whereas αA-crystallin mainly occurs in the eye lens, αB-c...

Got zinc? New zinc research suggests novel therapeutic targets

... Sciences within the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Florida. "Age-related declines in immune function have also been related to zinc deficiency in the elderly." Scientists administered either a zinc supplement or a placebo to healthy volunteers to assess the effects of zi...

Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

...pose of which is to be as sure as possible that potential biocontrol organisms are restricted to Japanese Knotweed and cannot be tempted to stray onto related British plants or economically important species. Lead scientist Dick Shaw said: "Using information compiled by scientists at the University of Lei...

Douglas-fir, geoducks make strange bedfellows in studying climate change

...ttracted the attention of climate change scientists. "We found that chronologies for rockfish living at the 300-meter depth in the Pacific strongly related to tree-ring chronologies in the Cascade Mountains as well as to Pacific geoduck along the coast," Black said. That study, recently published by Bl...

Large trees declining in Yosemite

...5533;. A decline in large trees means habitat loss and possible reduction in species such as spotted owls, mosses, orchids and fishers (a carnivore related to weasels). Fewer new trees will grow in the landscape because large trees are a seed source for the surrounding landscape. Large-diameter trees gene...

Experimental treatment halts hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in newborns

... The causes are mostly unknown, although some studies point to the possibility of problems with the placenta, maternal blood pressure or complications related to the umbilical cord. Close to 20 percent of newborn children with hypoxic-ischemia die and 25 percent of those who survive suffer from lifelong neur...
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