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New center at Georgia Tech aims to improve recovery of soldiers with severe injuries

When a soldier is wounded during combat, surgeons must focus on reducing infection and reconstructing damaged bone and tissues. Technologies that could improve the repair and regeneration processes are being developed in research laboratories across the country, but they are not being moved quickl...

Virginia Tech graduate student receives first Rachel Carson award for scientific excellence

Blacksburg, Va. -- Rachel Mair of Virginia Beach, a graduate student in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources, has received the first-ever Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Mair is a biologist at the agency's White Sulphur Springs Nationa...

Louisiana Tech physicists highlight top 10 science stories of 2008

Discover , one of the world's premier science and technology news magazines, released its list of the Top 100 Stories for 2008 and features two projects involving physicists from Louisiana Tech University in its Top 10. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project, which involved over 5,000 scienti...

CIC Named to Independent Research Firm's 'Hot Banking Tech Companies to Watch in 2009' Report

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Communication Intelligence Corporation (" CIC ") (OTC Bulletin Board: CICI), a leading supplier of electronic signature solutions for business process automation in the financial industry and the recognized leader in biometric signature veri...

Cheskin Added Value EVP Lee Shupp Discusses Evolving Dynamics of Consumers and Imaging Tech at 6Sight

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Lee Shupp, executive VP at Cheskin Added Value, will offer insights on how evolving consumer expectations and imaging technologies are leading to meaningful experiences in the home at the upcoming 6Sight(R) Future of Imaging Conference, to be held...

Louisiana Tech researchers feature drug reformulation in prestigious journal

Dr. Yuri Lvov, a professor of chemistry and T. Pipes endowed chair in micro and nanosystems at Louisiana Tech University, and Anshul Agarwal, a Louisiana Tech doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering feature their cancer drug reformulation work in the most recent issue of Pharma Focus Asia, ...

Michigan Tech researchers link 11 genetic variations to type 2 diabetes

HOUGHTON, Mich.--Mathematicians at Michigan Technological University have developed powerful new tools for winnowing out the genes behind some of humanitys most intractable diseases. With one, they can cast back through generations to pinpoint the genes behind inherited illness. With another, t...

Researchers use high tech in mold watermark to protect plastic products from piracy

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have devised a high tech way to add Anti-counterfeiting to plastic products as they are created in the moulding process. The process could cost less than one per cent of the total cost of manaufacturing the product. Lead researcher Professor Gordo...

Virginia Tech plant scientist leads study on genomics of parasitic plants

Blacksburg, Va., Three types of parasitic plants, each exhibiting a different degree to which it needs its host, are the subject of a three-year, $1.5 million study at Virginia Tech to catalog genes essential to parasitism. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Plant Genome Program, th...

Flu vaccine in painless skin patches under development at Emory, Georgia Tech with NIH grants

Flu vaccine delivered through painless microneedles in patches applied to the skin could soon be an alternative to delivery through hypodermic needles, according to researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Using new grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH...

IEEE-USA innovation forum will help prepare US tech leaders to prosper in a global marketplace

WASHINGTON (1 October 2007) -- Because engineers are our countrys principal innovators, and innovation generates economic activity and leads to desirable, high-paying jobs, IEEE-USA will host its first IEEE-USA Innovation Forum at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Va., on 6-8 November. ...

Louisiana Tech researchers investigate tracking, sensors to assist Air Force

Two Louisiana Tech faculty members, Dr. Sumeet Dua, an assistant professor of computer science, and Dr. Rastko Selmic, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, are using their skills and technical knowledge to help the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense with sensor networks and trac...

Lobster traps going high tech

New England lobstermen have gone high tech by adding low-cost instruments to their lobster pots that record bottom temperature and provide data that could help improve ocean circulation models in the Gulf of Maine. Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps, or eMOLT, is a partnership involving NO...

UC San Diego launches Institute of Engineering in Medicine to accelerate health care tech

The world's top engineers, physicians and scientists are joining forces to conceptualize, develop and bring to reality the future tools and treatments of 21st century health care through UC San Diego's new Institute of Engineering in Medicine. Nanoparticle bombs to kill cancer, molecular-sized bri...

Florida Tech explores microalgae for biofuel

Responding to the urgent need for alternative energy, Florida Tech Professor of Biological Science, Junda Lin, has received a $430,000 contract from Aurora Biofuels for large-scale production of microalgae. Successful microalgae production for fuel so far is in small-scale cultivation. Lin will c...

High tech help to prevent further heart disease

Thanks to an innovative new project being developed by Central Queensland University with funding from MBF Foundation, heart surgery patients around the country could soon have access to rehabilitation services in the comfort of their own home rather than having to travel to special outpatient clin...

Georgia Tech accelerates drug discovery with new IBM supercomputing cluster

The Center will use IBM technologies to advance research into new drugs for the treatment of some of today's most life-threatening diseases, including cancer. The Center's research will be headed by one of the world's leading systems biologists, Dr. Jeffrey Skolnick, the Georgia Research Alliance E...

Virginia Tech helping to develop higher quality, disease-resistant wheat varieties

Researchers at Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are part of consortium of public wheat breeders and scientists that have been awarded $5 million from the USDA to enable routine use of modern breeding technologies to produce higher quality, disease-resistant wheat. "For the...

Virginia Tech scientists develop process for creating biocompatible fibers

Scientists at Virginia Tech have developed a single-step process for creating nonwoven fibrous mats from a small organic molecule ?creating a new nanoscale material with potential applications where biocompatible materials are required, such as scaffolds for tissue growth and drug delivery. The r...

Virginia Tech football player uses prototype cast

Virginia Tech's starting running back Cedric Humes was able to play against Boston College despite a broken arm (the ulna bone) thanks, in part, to a prototype composite brace designed for him by Virginia Tech engineers. Brian Love, a professor of materials science and engineering in the College ...

Virginia Tech group adds tools to DNA-targeted anti-cancer drugs

Chemistry and biology researchers at Virginia Tech have enhanced the abilities of the molecules they are creating to deliver killing blows to cancer cells. The man-made molecular complexes enter cancer cells and, when signaled, deliver killing medicine or cause the cell to change. The new supermole...

delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Agreement to Purchase the Intellectual Property Assets of the Corporation

... a 49% interest in the shares of common stock of Q tech Systems, Inc., an Ontario, Canada Corporation. The primary asset to be acquired by Q tech is the del-ID technology, a patented device and sy...ID technology with its proprietary technology. "Q tech will be immediately focusing on the invention of P...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

...ing practices, however, may disrupt the soil ecosystem and decrease the effectiveness of the microbe community. In his poster, Shashi Kumar of Texas tech University will explore the relationship between conventional tilling and low-tilling practices on farms in semi-arid areas of west Texas. In areas wh...

High-tech vehicle design boosts emergency rescue capacity

... The EUREKA E! 3722 4 SAVE project has resulted in a design for high tech polyvalent rescue vehicles able to take paramedics to a disaster area and immediately carry up to four patients away for treatment. The key element wa...

Systems biology recommended as a clinical approach to cancer

... Blacksburg, Va. -- Four researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia tech and their colleagues at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine are advocating the use of systems biology as an innovative clinical approach to ...

Mystery of bat with an extraordinary nose solved

... Blacksburg, Va. A research paper co-written by a Virginia tech faculty member explains a 60-year mystery behind a rare bat's nose that is ...half that long, said Rolf Mueller, an associate professor with the Virginia tech mechanical engineering department and director for the Bio-inspired Technol...

Nonstick and laser-safe gold aids laser trapping of biomolecules

...s surface exerts a force of roughly 10 newtons. A piconewton is 0.000 000 000 001 newtons. See JILA Finds Flaw in Model Describing DNA Elasticity NIST tech Beat, Sept. 13, 2007.) Perkins and other biophysicists use laser beams to precisely manipulate, track and measure molecules like DNA, which typical...

Powe Award supports research on how enzymes enable the pathogenicity of 2 human disease organisms

...ife Sciences at Virginia Tech. The Powe award competition permits only two applications from each of ORAU's 115 university members. Both Virginia tech applicants were selected. The second winner is Jeremiah T. Abiade, assistant professor in the mechanical engineering and the material science and engi...

Triage technology with a Star Trek twist

... top priority," said Greg Price, Director of S&T's tech Solutions, whose office is managing a new DHS S&T ...iversity's School of Medicine in St. Louis, S&T's tech Solutions group is developing the Standoff Patient...course, is the first responders themselves. S&T's tech Solutions wants to put working prototypes in the h...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

... more information, please visit our website at http://www.cic.com *In December 2008, CIC was named to Forrester Research 's "Hot Banking tech Companies To Watch in 2009" Report . **In October 2007, CIC was awarded the 2007 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in ...

Striata and CIC Launch Integrated eSignature, eDelivery, and eBilling for the Financial Services Industry

... more information, please visit our website at http://www.cic.com *In December 2008, CIC was named to Forrester Research 's "Hot Banking tech Companies To Watch in 2009" Report . **In October 2007, CIC was awarded the 2007 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in ...

Toward a systems biology map of iron metabolism

...n the United Kingdom, and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia tech have taken the first steps toward constructing a systems biology map of iro...ing of iron metabolism and its clinical ramifications." VBI and Virginia tech Mathematics Professor Reinhard Laubenbacher added: "We hope to use the iron...

Entomological Society of America's Linnaean Games teams selected

...his December at the ESA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. The teams, members, and coaches are listed below: Eastern Branch Winner: Virginia tech UniversityHamilton R. Allen, Meredith E. Cassell, Gina A. Davis, Amanda L. Koppel, and Laura M. Maxey; Douglas G. Pfeiffer (coach) Runner-up: Penn St...

Nine Additional Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies Deploy BIO-key(R) and DaPro Systems Solution

...mall department like ours, but we haven't had a single problem since the initial start-up. It's unbelievable! When we did have questions the BIO-key tech support was fabulous." These awards bring the total number of Virginia agencies using the DaProSystems/BIO-key mobile data solution to eighteen. ...

NIH funds development of resistance-breaking insecticides to reduce malaria transmission

... Blacksburg, Va. Researchers from Virginia tech and Molsoft LLC have received a five-year, $3.557 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to continue the...

Nine Additional Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies Deploy BIO-key(R) and DaPro Systems Solution

...mall department like ours, but we haven't had a single problem since the initial start-up. It's unbelievable! When we did have questions the BIO-key tech support was fabulous." These awards bring the total number of Virginia agencies using the DaProSystems/BIO-key mobile data solution to eighteen. ...

Bone deformities linked to inbreeding in Isle Royale wolves

...tific evidence that inbreeding has caused genetic deterioration of the bones of the wolves of Isle Royale. Rolf Peterson and John Vucetich of Michigan tech and their colleagues, Jannikke Raikkonen of the Swedish Museum of Natural History and Michael P. Nelson at Michigan State University, report on the co...

Taste, odor intervention improves cancer therapy, according to Virginia Tech, Wake Forest study

...er and damage taste and odor perception, possibly leading to patient malnutrition, and in severe cases, significant morbidity, according to a Virginia tech Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center compilation of various existing studies. Their review appears in the March/April 2009 Journal of...

NIST-Cornell team builds world's first nanofluidic device with complex 3-D surfaces

...ofluidic device facilitates the study of individual DNA strands. More information on nanoglassblowing may be found in the June 10, 2008, issue of NIST tech Beat at http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tb2008_0610.htm#glass . ...

Scripps scientists find structure of a protein that makes cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy

...coprotein's activity and restore sensitivity to chemotherapeutic agents." Solving the Structure The team, which included scientists from Texas tech University Health Sciences Center as well as Scripps Research, determined the structure of P-gp using a technique in structural biology known as x-ray...
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