CWRU receives $5 million from Ohio Third Frontier Commission
CLEVELAND June 25, 2009 The Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM), comprised of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland Clinic (CC), University Hospitals (UH), and Athersys, Inc. has received $5 million from Ohio's Third
Frontier Commission under the Research Commercializ...
Results of the third school nutrition dietary assessment study published
St. Louis, MO, USA, February 1, 2009 A special Supplement to the February 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association presents findings from the recently released Third
School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study (SNDA-III), conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., as we...
Orchid Cellmark Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results
PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orchid Cellmark Inc.
(Nasdaq: ORCH ), a leading worldwide provider of identity DNA testing services,
today reported its financial results for the third
quarter of 2008.
Total revenues were $14.9 million for the third
quarter of 2008 comp...
Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 23 /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) Announces Additional $245,000 in Third Quarter Public Safety Orders
Company Also Releases Latest Generation of Mobile Data Software
WALL, N.J., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International,
Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric
identification and wireless public safety, announced today $245,000 in
additional new pub...
New York Stem Cell Foundation announces third annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference
NEW YORK, NY (August 21, 2008) The leading figures in stem cell science will present the latest and most exciting breakthroughs in this revolutionary field of research at The New York Stem Cell Foundation's (NYSCF) third
annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference, October 14-15 at The ...
Nano vaccine for hepatitis B shows promise for third world
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Chronic hepatitis B infects 400 million people worldwide, many of them children. Even with three effective vaccines available, hepatitis B remains a stubborn, unrelenting health problem, especially in Africa and other developing areas. The disease and its complications cause an e...
BIO-key Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
Strong Future Outlook For Biometrics Revenue and Profit Growth
WALL, N.J., Nov. 14 /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
Symposium marks 30th anniversary of discovery of third domain of life
Thirty years ago this month, researchers at the University of Illinois published a discovery that challenged basic assumptions about the broadest classifications of life. Their discovery which was based on an analysis of ribosomal RNA, an ancient molecule essential to the replication of all cells...
Chemical tests of cell growth enter third dimension
Ohio State University researchers have developed two new technologies for measuring cell growth in the laboratory.
The first patent-pending technology provides a way for researchers to easily tell if cancer cells in the laboratory are responding to an anti-cancer drug. The second -- because it te...
Sustainable farm practices improve Third World food production
Crop yields on farms in developing countries that used sustainable agriculture rose nearly 80 percent in four years, according to a study scheduled for publication in the Feb. 15 issue of the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science & Technology . The study, the largest of its ...
Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water
...in Cao, Xia Huang, Peng Liang, Kang Xiao, Yinjun Zhou and Xiaoyuan Zhang, at Tsinghua University, Beijing, changed the microbial fuel cell by adding a third
chamber between the two existing chambers and placing certain ion specific membranes -- membranes that allow either positive or negative ions through,...
Obama administration announces more than $327 million in Recovery Act funding for science research
...rojects. In July, DOE announced a new Office of Science Early Career Research Program to be funded with $85 million in Recovery Act funds. With this third
and final round of projects, the Obama Administration has now approved projects covering the full $1.6 billion that the DOE Office of Science received...
Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
...l services contracts in a manner that is consistent with our business model; our ability to deliver service contract milestones; and our dependence on third
party contractors and consultants to deliver certain services contract milestones. We refer you to the documents Aware files from time to time with th...
Study links virus to some cases of common skin cancer
...CC), a highly curable form of skin cancer that is expected to affect more than 200,000 Americans this year.
They identified the virus in more than a third
of the patients and in 15 percent of the tumors tested. In addition, all of the virus found in tumor cells had a mutation that could enable the viral ...
Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled
...ly obese category was 0.9 percent in 1976-80 and 5.2 percent in 1999-2004.
Researchers also looked at the impact of severe obesity and found that a third
of children in the severely obese category were classified as having metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors for heart attack, stroke and diabetes...
UBC researchers help push for standard DNA barcodes for plants
...den and Centre for Plant Research, and the Department of Botany. "Particular research projects with special needs could augment the system by adding a third
DNA locus to their barcode if required."
Theoretically, any DNA barcoding standard would have to accommodate over 400,000 species of plants, and wo...
Common allergy drug reduces obesity and diabetes in mice
... control group; the second group was simply switched to a healthy diet; the third
was given cromolyn or ketotifen fumarate; and the fourth was both given the...althy diet.
While symptoms of the second group improved moderately, the third
group demonstrated dramatic improvements in both body weight and diabetes. ...
Parasitic worms make sex worthwhile
...ophallus , can be found in both Alexandrina and Kaniere lakes, as well as a third
lake, Poerua. The worms' eggs are ingested by the snails. Once inside, the ...versa. The researchers exposed snails from both lakes to parasites from the third
lake, Poerua, as a kind of control.
The researchers learned that snails ...
When children have breathing problems
...rea and a rural area."
The children whose health formed the basis of the third
course of analysis were selected from the same four areas. Around 1200 girl...n the industrial areas included in the study affect between a quarter and a third
of all children. In the suburbs and in the countryside only half as many ch...
Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China
... is the better known, and much better off, American alligator).
The Yangtze River, where the reintroduction of these alligators took place, is the third
longest river in the world (after the Amazon and the Nile) and is China's most economically important waterway. The world's largest hydro-electric dam...
A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline
... Hospital and professor of medicine at Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C., and colleagues examined this issue using data from The third
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III, 1988-1994). They identified 1,799 men and women age 60 and older who had data on levels ...
Climate change may spell demise of key salt marsh constituent
...er (Maine) the forbs covered less than 10 percent of the plot, from 50 percent originally, in tests that spanned the summer from 2004 to 2006. At the third
site, Drakes Island (Maine), the forb pannes cover decreased from 50 percent of the plot to 44 percent (a 12-percent decline) in just the summer of 20...
Alzheimer's disease drug treats traumatic brain injury, report GUMC researchers
...oxic brain peptide. This substance is commonly found in the brains of elderly patients who died from Alzheimer's disease, but has also been found in a third
of traumatic brain injury victims, some of whom are children, Burns says. It is also known that people who experience such a brain injury have a 400 p...
...CheW - with a mean precision of 15 nanometers. They found that cluster sizes were distributed with no one size being "characteristic." For example, a third
of the Tar proteins were part of smaller lateral clusters and not of the large polar clusters. Analysis of the relative cellular locations of more tha...
Scientists closer to developing salt-tolerant crops
...nternational plant science journal, 'The Plant Cell '.
"Salinity affects the growth of plants worldwide, particularly in irrigated land where one third
of the world's food is produced. And it is a problem that is only going to get worse, as pressure to use less water increases and quality of water de...
Sustainable bioenergy project has global launch
...d from plant sources while still meeting other important needs like feeding humanity, preserving habitat and maintaining environmental quality.
stage addresses implementation paths -- technical, social, economic, political and ethical issues -- in developing policies and strategies for a respo...
Iron and biological production in the high-latitude North Atlantic
...t, low-chlorophyll (HNLC) oceanic regions, phytoplankton growth is limited by low iron availability. Classical HNLC regions, which account for about a third
of the world's oceans, include the Southern Ocean and the subpolar North Pacific.
In contrast, it has been widely assumed that iron supply does no...
Chemicals in common consumer products may play a role in pre-term births
...n: 30 who carried to term and 30 who delivered prematurely (defined as less than 37 weeks gestation). They analyzed urine samples collected during the third
trimester and compared them to the control group who carried to term. They found significantly higher phthalate metabolite levels in the women who del...
New e-science service could accelerate cancer research
...rvices have gained a momentum as a means for packaging existing data and computational resources in a form that is amenable for use and composition by third
The life science community is among the first adopters of Web Services. Taverna, a workflow workbench that is popular within th...
Women with endometriosis need special care during pregnancy to avoid risk of premature birth
... placental complications."
Women with endometriosis were also more likely to suffer from pre-eclampsia, a condition that develops in the second or third
trimester of pregnancy and involves the development of high blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine. Antepartal bleeding was also foun...
Single thawed embryo transfer after PGD does not affect pregnancy rates
...ts to couples seeking PGD for single inherited genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis. All the embryos were biopsied for the purposes of PGD on the third
day after fertilisation, which is the time that they start to divide. Healthy embryos were cultured in the laboratory for a further two to three days ...
Gene expression findings a step toward better classification and treatment of juvenile arthritis
...less severe arthritis and an anti-inflammatory gene expression signature. A third
subgroup was comprised mostly of younger patients (average age 7) who had n...d gene expression signature and did have antinuclear antibodies (ANA). This third
subgroup may be more similar to oligoarthritis patients, who frequently hav...
Researchers see evidence of memory in the songbird brain
... a bird sitting alone in silence. A second profile appears quickly just after a bird hears a recorded song but only if the song is new to the bird. A third
profile then emerges 24 hours later, after the song has become familiar.
"I can tell you whether the bird has heard a particular song before or not...
Genetic finding could lead to targeted therapy for neuroblastoma
...astoma forms in developing nerve cells, with tumors most often found on a child's adrenal gland. It's the most common form of cancer in babies and the third
most common childhood cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
Led by John J. Maris, M.D., director of the Cancer Center at The Children'...
International collaboration by scientists culminates in novel ion channels database
...non sensory G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) including orphan receptors, 71 LGIC and 141 VGIC subunits.
This set of genes is known to encompass a third
of current drug targets and a significant proportion of likely targets for the development of future medicines.
In keeping with the database's tradi...
Measuring intellectual disability
... 2009 issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics .
Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited intellectual impairment. Nearly one third
of patients diagnosed with fragile X syndrome also have some degree of autism, and the mutation underlying fragile X syndrome is the most commonly kno...
Prostate Cancer Translational Research in Europe meeting: Search for biomarkers continues
...e cancer. 42% of prostate cancer has a genetic cause. The lifetime risk of a man in the European Union to acquire prostate cancer is 10% and it is the third
leading cause of death from cancer in men.
"First risk models including low risk variants are appearing," Rafnar said as she added that "the search...
MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study
...ents, other health conditions or pregnancy complications.
The causes of autism, a brain development disorder often affecting children before their third
birthday, are not known. A large study such as this will give doctors and researchers a base of knowledge to draw on as they seeks ways to prevent and...
Research vessel Polarstern starts 24th Arctic season
...e installed this year to understand mud volcanism. The Hakon-Mosby mud volcano is a specifically chosen examination area of various EU projects.
and last journey stage begins on August 5th in Reykjavik (Iceland) and concentrates on geoscientific questions. The exact study area for the geoscient...