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Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

BEDFORD, Mass., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aware, Inc. (Nasdaq: AWRE ), a leading supplier of broadband technology and biometrics software, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2009. Revenues for the second quarter of 2009 were $5.8 millio...

They are young and need the job: A second chance for dangerous T-cells

The immune system's T-cells react to foreign protein fragments and therefore are crucial to combating viruses and bacteria. Errant cells that attack the body's own material are in most cases driven to cell death. Some of these autoreactive T-cells, however, undergo a kind of reeducation to become ...

Disappearing act of world's second largest fish explained

Researchers have discovered where basking sharks the world's second largest fish hide out for half of every year, according to a report published online on May 7th in Current Biology , a Cell Press publication. The discovery revises scientists' understanding of the iconic species and highlights...

Male impotence drugs may deserve a second look in women

AUGUSTA, Ga. New studies indicate the three drugs used to treat male impotence also appear to work in females, albeit a little differently, and should give the scientific community pause to take a second look at their potential in the 40 percent of women who report sexual dysfunction, researchers...

K-State using Second Life island to help high school students learn earth science

A mysterious island that moves through time. Travelers in search of answers. It sounds something like the science fiction television show "Lost," but it also describes a new approach to teaching earth sciences to high school students. Iris Totten, an associate professor of geology at Kansas ...

University of Michigan installs second Genomatix Genome Analyzer

Genomatix Software, a leading provider of complete solutions for the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, announced today that the CCDU Bioinformatics Core of the Center for Computational Medicine and Biology at the University of Michigan installed a Genomatix Genome Analyzer (GGA) a...

Singapore opens Fusionopolis, its second major R&D hub in 5 years

Singapore, 17 October 2008 Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined more than 400 international leaders in science, technology and business to celebrate the opening of Fusionopolis, its second major R&D hub. Its first major hub, Biopolis, opened five years ago. The futuristic 30-he...

UW science photo takes second in national contest

With a photograph that embodies the unexpected and sometimes breathtaking outcomes of science, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Jenna Eun has won second place in the 2008 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Science mag...

A second career for a growth factor receptor: keeping nerve axons on target

LA JOLLA, CA Neurons constituting the optic nerve wire up to the brain in a highly dynamic way. Cell bodies in the developing retina sprout processes, called axons, which extend toward visual centers in the brain, lured by attractive cues and making U-turns when they take the wrong path. How they...

Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (OTC Bulletin Board: CICI) Communication Intelligence Corporation ("CIC" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of electronic signature solutions for business process automation in the financial industry and the recognized leader in biom...

BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability on Strong Revenue Growth for Second Quarter 2008

Achieves record biometric revenues and profitability WALL, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in wireless public safety and finger-based biometric identification solutions, announced today that it achieved profitab...

TORC at UH turns to virtual world of Second Life for new study

The University of Houston department of health and human performance is launching an international effort to recruit 500 participants for a study promoting healthy dietary habits and physical activity. The study will take place entirely in the virtual world of Second Life (SL). ...

L-1 Identity Solutions to Hold Supplemental Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results Q&A Conference Call at 2:00p.m. (ET) Today

STAMFORD, Conn., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: ID ), a leading provider of identity solutions and services, will hold a supplemental conference call for Q&A with the investment community regarding second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2008 finan...

BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability on Strong Revenue Growth for Second Quarter 2008

Achieves record biometric revenues and profitability WALL, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in wireless public safety and finger-based biometric identification solutions, announced today that it achieved profitab...

A new analysis method allows to find out the sex of the baby from the second month of pregnancy

The spin off of the University of Granada Lorgen, in collaboration with the Foetal Medicine Unit of the Maternity Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of Granada, has managed to develop a genetic trial that identifies the sex of the foetus from the eighth week of pregnancy separating the DNA found in th...

Decisions on the second round of the Excellence Initiative announced

Funding decisions for the second round of the Excellence Initiative have been made. Following evaluation and discussion of a total of 92 proposals for the three funding lines by international review panels and the Joint Commission of the German Science Council and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinscha...

Weight gain between first and second pregnancies associated with increased odds of male second child

Boston, MA -- A slightly greater number of males than females are born worldwide every year. In recent decades, although there are still more baby boys born than girls, there has been an apparent decline in the ratio of male to female newborns in several industrialized countries, including Canada,...

Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Communication Intelligence Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CICI) ("CIC" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of electronic signature solutions for business process automation in the Financial Industry and the recognized leader in biom...

BIO-key Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results

Company reports quarterly earnings and deepens customer relationships WALL, N.J., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in wireless public safety and finger-based biometric identification solutions, today announced its financial res...

60 second test could help early diagnosis of common brain diseases

Until recently physicians have had to rely on time-consuming and uncertain behavioural examinations to diagnose the onset of brain diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and schizophrenia. Research published next week in the Institute of Physics' Journal of Neural Engineering suggests ...

Overbearing colored light may reveal a second mechanism by which birds interpret magnetic signals

Magnetic orientation is critical to the migratory success of many bird species. By studying the influence of light on the ability of migratory birds to orient to magnetic signals, researchers have found clues to suggest that birds' orientation abilities may be more complex than previously thought a...

Female volunteers prepare for a second 'bedrest'

Twelve women recently completed 60 days of voluntary bedrest in order to simulate the physiological effects of weightlessness on the human body. The research team in Toulouse, France, is now actively seeking twelve new volunteers to enable them to continue and enhance the research. At the beginni...

Important discovery about second most fatal cancer

An international team of medical scientists has made an important advance in our understanding of the second most fatal form of cancer in the industrialized world. Professor Jeremy R. Jass, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Gastrointestinal Pathology at McGill University in Montreal, and colleag...

NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

...ans. The role of memory T cells in transplant rejection: Memory T cells allow the immune system to respond to infections faster and stronger upon a second encounter, but they also play a big role in rejecting transplanted organs. Scientists will test several molecules found on memory T cells' surfaces as...

Venomous sea snakes play heads or tails with their predators

...ns to fool predators into thinking their tail is a second head, complete with lethal venom. There are ...or food. Rasmussen was momentarily distracted by a second snake, but when looking back he was surprised to s...the coral. Rasmussen's surprise grew when he saw a second head emerge from the coral instead of the expected...

Abnormal brain circuits may prevent movement disorder

...wo lesions did not. "There is something about this second lesion that is protective," the authors concluded....way connecting directly to the motor cortex." This second area of pathway disruption abrogated the effects o...brain can't inhibit an unwanted movement. With the second pathway lesion, Dr. Eidelberg explained, "the flow...

Neuropathic pain: The sea provides a new hope of relief

...riments suggested that it may have pain-relieving properties. Working with Yen-Hsuan Jean MD, PhD and other colleagues, Dr Wen tested capnellene and a second very similar compound, in isolated microglial cells and in experimental models of the condition in rats. They found that the compounds significantl...

DNA computation gets logical at the Weizmann Institute of Science

...ight: Some of the strands had a biological version of a flashlight signal they were equipped with a naturally glowing fluorescent molecule bound to a second protein which keeps the light covered. A specialized enzyme, attracted to the site of the correct answer, removed the 'cover' and let the light shine....

U of M study identifies risk factors of disordered eating in overweight youth

...e 1998-99 academic year. Youth were surveyed at two time points; the first occurring when participants were in middle school and high school, and the second occurring five years later. Researchers found that disordered eating habits among overweight youth are linked to specific tendencies for both males...

Study links virus to some cases of common skin cancer

... COLUMBUS, Ohio A virus discovered last year in a rare form of skin cancer has also been found in people with the second most common form of skin cancer among Americans, according to researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hosp...

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

...l and compare that to known climatic measurements. But when you add in a second species and compare the growth rings of geoducks and Douglas-firs, for exa...ty in the instrument records," Black said. "But when we add the data from a second species, we can increase that number to 70 percent or more. And that's impo...

'Microfluidic palette' may paint clearer picture of biological processes

...reallow various mixtures to flow into the chamber. Beneath the chamber, each access port connects to the long tail of a Y-shaped channel etched into a second layer. These channels deliver test chemicals to the chamber. Fluid flow in and out of the short arms of each Y at constant pressure assures a constant...

Little-known protein found to be key player

...ars studying SNARE proteins, a specialized family of proteins that carries out membrane fusion. It's a vital process that happens thousands of times a second in every cell of our bodies. "It is fitting that the discovery of a new protein capable of fusing membranes comes 10 years after the demonstration ...

New computer simulation helps explain folding in important cellular protein

...lding? Perhaps remarkably, they did. The first step in studying the dimerization process was to estimate those states in GpA using Wang-Landau. The second step was to sample various energy and structural "observables" of the system to provide insights into the thermodynamics of the entire system. The ...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...er (FEL). The x-rays will be delivered 120 times a second in pulses only a tenth of a trillionth of a second long about the time it takes light to travel the ...maging is scattering the beam from the sample; the second step is constructing the image by interpreting and...

Cancer's distinctive pattern of gene expression could aid early screening and prevention

...for centers such as the MCG Cancer Center, which recently recruited two new epigenetics researchers with the help of the Georgia Cancer Coalition. The second floor of the three-year-old Cancer Research Center building, which is being finished with the help of $3.5 million from the Georgia Research Alliance,...

Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement

...tory director. The mercury target is the first of its kind. A proton beam generated by the SNS's linear accelerator strikes the target 60 times per second with a force comparable to bursts from a large-caliber machine gun, "spalling" neutrons from the circulating mercury inside. Eventually, the wear a...

Common allergy drug reduces obesity and diabetes in mice

...nflammatory immune cells called mast cells. In the second study, researchers found that a kind of white bloo... four groups. The first was the control group; the second group was simply switched to a healthy diet; the t...tched to a healthy diet. While symptoms of the second group improved moderately, the third group demonst...

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

...California (Doheny Eye Institute), California Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, the University of California at Santa Cruz and second Sight Medical Products LLC.) FemtoScope This time microscope dramatically improves the performance of traditional recording devices in the same ...

Early rice harvests ease annual famine in Bangladesh

...vest rice earlier, giving them more time to grow a second crop to provide desperately needed food and ease h...n early food supply, increasing the chances that a second crop can be grown, spreading the demand for harves...se rice yields. "With a better chance to grow a second crop after rice, such as maize, potato, mustard, w...
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