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New satellite techniques for looking at climate change

More than 200 scientists from around the world have attended the weeklong POLinSAR 2009 workshop hosted at ESRIN, ESA's Earth Observation centre in Frascati, Italy. Discussions among the participants include new techniques for providing vital information on our planet that could help to combat glo...

New edition of laboratory manual includes cutting-edge techniques to study gene regulation

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Dec. 19, 2008) With the growing availability of genome sequence data for a variety of organisms, many scientists are now focusing on factors that govern the expression of individual genesan important field of molecular biology known as transcriptional regulation. A ne...

Cryopreservation techniques bring hopes for women cancer victims and endangered species

Emerging cryopreservation techniques are increasing hope of restoring fertility for women after diseases such as ovarian cancer that lead to destruction of reproductive tissue. The same techniques can also be used to maintain stocks of farm animals, and protect against extinction of endangered ani...

Dinosaur diggers bring mobile lab, new techniques to Eastern Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Scientists who dig dinosaurs in Eastern Montana will now be able to chemically analyze fossils the same day they're excavated and before degrading begins. Paleontologists from Montana State University, North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sc...

Development of new techniques to understand marble quality and durability

The international commerce of ornamental stones has grown all over the world in the last years, revealing a decided solid support to the aesthetics of natural stones in buildings construction and urban ornamentation. Marble is, undoubtedly, the ornamental stone par excellence. All through hist...

Argonne scientists develop techniques for creating molecular movies

ARGONNE, Ill. (April 15, 2008) They may never win an Oscar, but scientists at the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed techniques for creating accurate movies of biological and chemical molecules, a feat only theorized up until now. Biological and organi...

New mineralogical techniques contribute to prevent national heritage damage

This release is available in Spanish . Humidity, environmental pollution, cleaning with aggressive products for the chemical composition of the rock, etc give rise to the appearance of salts which cause stone decomposition, paint coats detachment, dust accumulation, etc. The treatments...

Powerful yet reliable proteomics techniques are the focus of a new methods book

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. Conventional approaches to proteomics have recently been augmented with a new generation of technologies unfamiliar to many life science researchers. A new methods book, Proteomics: Methods Express , identifies the most powerful of these new technologies and presents ...

New techniques create butanol

A team of researchers headed by an environmental engineer at Washington University in St. Louis is plying new techniques to produce a biofuel superior to ethanol. The fuel is butanol, It can be derived from lignocellulosic material, plant biomass parts that range from woody stems, stra...

Software Techniques Inc. Selects M2SYS Fingerprint Software to Meet Continuous Growth and Demand for Desktop Biometric Time & Attendance Solutions

Innovative Fingerprint Software Enhances Biometric Time Clock Security and Improves Payroll Productivity Without Fingerprint SDK Development ATLANTA, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric fingerprint technology firm, announced today that Software Techniques Inc....

'Beating' heart machine expedites research and development of new surgical tools, techniques

A new machine developed at North Carolina State University makes an animal heart pump much like a live heart after it has been removed from the animal's body, allowing researchers to expedite the development of new tools and techniques for heart surgery. The machine saves researchers time and mone...

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

With the first climate change-related relocation of an Inuit village already underway, some 400 Indigenous People and observers from 80 nations are convening in Alaska for a UN-affiliated conference April 20-24 to discuss ways in which traditional knowledge can be used to both mitigate and adapt t...

Spradling receives Gruber Foundation Genetics Prize for new genetic techniques

New York, NY, June 5, 2008 Allan C. Spradling, Ph.D., of the Carnegie Institution for Science and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Baltimore, is the recipient of the 2008 Genetics Prize of the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation for his work on fruit fly genomics and for "fundamental di...

Imaging techniques permit scientists to follow a day -- or four -- in the life of a cell

\The movement and growth of cells are critical for normal physiological processes, and--when perturbed--can result in negative outcomes such as tumor formation. Understanding how live cells function is therefore invaluable for molecular and cellular biologists, and advanced techniques to visualize ...

Cloning techniques produce FDA-approved antibiotic

The successful synthesis of an antibiotic in a non-native host has provided a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with the potential for developing new treatments for bacterial infections. The rapid rise of antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to human he...

U of MN uses robotic surgery techniques in cardiac cell therapy research

Researchers at the University of Minnesota were successful in using robotic surgery to deliver stem cell treatment to damaged heart tissue in pigs. Using minimally invasive robotic surgery equipment, researchers injected the stem cells into the damaged hearts. The cells were "labeled" with iron ...

Evolutionary biology research techniques predict cancer

In diverse ecosystems, packed with wildly different species, evolution whizzes along. As different species accumulate mutations, some adapt particularly well to their environment and prosper. It happens in marine sediments, mountain forests ?and, as a new study illustrates, in precancerous tumors, ...

Rice bioengineers pioneer techniques for knee repair

A breakthrough self-assembly technique for growing replacement cartilage offers the first hope of replacing the entire articular surface of knees damaged by arthritis. The technique, developed at Rice University's Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Laboratory, is described in this month's issue of the ...

Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment

Newer imaging technologies allow physicians to visualize more of the arteries in the lungs, including detecting small blood clots not previously seen, but seeing more may have little impact on the patient's outcome, a new study suggests. The study included 198 patients with suspected pulmonary em...

Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference

...bis Foundation of Arizona, the TGen Foundation and the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. "With additional validation, this work can lead to better techniques to predict, treat and ultimately prevent brain metastasis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer," Dr. Weiss said. "Identifying the highest-risk ...

Marine microbes creating green waves in industry

...search project, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), uses biochemical techniques to identify potentially useful enzymes in microbes that are found in the sea. This work brings important expertise from industry together with acad...

Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to accelerate sheep breeding

...nder the STAR system, developed by Hogue and Cornell sheep farm manager Brian Magee in the early 1980s, which uses nutrition and conventional breeding techniques to reduce the time between heats. "If a ewe doesn't get pregnant when she is supposed to, instead of a year, it's only 73 days [using the STAR system]...

Symposium to discuss geoengineering to fight climate change at the ESA Annual Meeting

... Geoengineering techniques aim to slow global warming through the use of human-made changes to the Earth's land, seas or atmosphere. But new research shows that the use of geoen...

Holding breath for several minutes elevates marker for brain damage

...e conditions were dry, but mimicked a static apnea dive in which the divers float face down holding their breath. The divers used whatever preparatory techniques they customarily use in competition, such as hyperventilating, insufflation (filling the lungs with as much air as possible) and breath-holding warm-u...

UC San Diego engineer provides insights to decades-old DNA squabble

...hnique to corroborate Arya's findings. "What we did was extract the most important features of DNA and the associated proteins in the model, using techniques called coarse-graining," Arya explained. "You cannot simulate something as large as a chromatin fiber containing tens of nucleosomes at molecular deta...

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

...rochonologist at Oregon State University. Black has been applying tree-ring techniques to the growth increments of long-lived marine and freshwater species. "W...vey in Corvallis, and OSU graduate student Brett Blundon to apply tree ring techniques to freshwater mussels, which also show annual growth through rings. They re...

All-in-1 nanoparticle: A Swiss Army knife for nanomedicine

... build a 2- to 3-nanometer gold shell that's thin enough to allow about half of the quantum dot's fluorescence to pass through. "All the traditional techniques use premade gold nanoparticles instead of gold ions," Gao said. "Gold nanoparticles are 3 to 5 nanometers in diameter, and with factoring in roughness...

Comprehensive look at rare leukemia finds relatively few genetic changes launch disease

...archers analyzed leukemia cells from 111 St. Jude AML patients representing the seven most common subtypes of the disease. The scientists used several techniques to catalog the changes, including single-nucleotide-polymorphism (SNPs) microarrays to chart genome-wide regions of DNA gain or loss, which are known ...

Bioterrorism and disaster preparedness explored in special issue of Medical Decision Making

..., even with highly effective mass prophylaxis campaigns. The article, written by Nathaniel Hupert, incorporates some of the latest type of modeling techniques scientists use in the disaster preparedness.field. Such models have become increasingly important to public health officials and hospital administra...

Researchers develop 'brain-reading' methods

... list of words that include the word dog is likely to draw up a memory of a pet, the same as reading a story about a dog would. Using machine learning techniques (a support vector machine), capable of analyzing and categorizing large amounts of data, the researchers were able to identify those slight difference...

Results of national assessment of first responder location systems to be announced Aug. 3

...loped by the WPI team were not included. "The real goal of the national assessment was for DHS to gain valuable insight into which technologies and techniques hold the most promise so we can collectively overcome the challenges we face and develop systems that will save lives," says R. James Duckworth, profe...

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

...al scientists and nanoscientists to study use of nanocomposites in tissues, cells and subscellular organelles, which helps develop new medical imaging techniques and therapies. (Jointly with Xradia Inc) Argonne/Envia Systems Lithium-ion Battery Technology - The highest energy and cycle life of all lithiumi...

In vitro antibody production enables HIV infection detection in window period -- key to safer blood

...ction in corresponding plasma samples in a group of donors who would otherwise be classified as HIV-1 seronegative blood donors. The identification of techniques that can lead to detection of HIV infection during this window period is of obvious public health importance especially in resource poor settings high...

Researchers design first model motor nerve system that's insulated and organized like the human body

... animal models. The main difference with this research was that Hickman's group began with a model that was serum-free. They had already developed techniques for growing various nervous system cells in serum-free media, including motoneurons, and here they attempted myelination using the growth medium they ...

When children have breathing problems

...n of Health Research in Leipzig, concentrated on three courses of analysis: "Firstly," says Leipzig-based biologist Andrea Mller, "we used measurement techniques to draw accurate conclusions about the actual pollution of breathing air. We filtered out particulate matter of different grain sizes, polycyclic arom...

Skin-like tissue developed from human embryonic stem cells

...loped into the multilayer tissues similar to those that line the gums, cheeks, lips, and other areas in the mouth. We used in vitro tissue engineering techniques to produce skin-like tissues that mimic the lining tissues found in the oral cavity," said Garlick. Using a combination of chemical nutrients and s...

Researchers achieve major breakthrough with water desalination system

...ntrolled, so the system can adjust itself automatically. We can also see how much energy we're using, and in the software, we've also included various techniques for optimizing the system so that it can run with minimum energy consumption." "The last time UCLA went into the field with its own newly built ...

New advance in revolutionary 'bullet fingerprinting' technique

...nstead, it employs heat and humidity to promote the enhancement of the fingerprint image, there are also indications that it could be used after other techniques have failed, perhaps as a last resort." Dr John Bond said: "I am delighted that this research in the Chemistry Department is producing really int...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

...EFINITIONS Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative techniques & Analytics I-2 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 Solid-State Lasers I-3 Fiber Lasers I-3 Gas Lasers I-3 Dye Lasers I...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

...ght into the brain. Today neural activity in normal and pathological conditions can be monitored and measured through modern research methods. Imaging techniques have become extremely sensitive, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission...
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