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New tracking approach will help protect polar bears

Kingston, ON A new approach to tracking polar bears, developed by Queen's University researchers, will shed more light on the potentially endangered Arctic animal and help boost the economy of Canada's north. Integrating the traditional knowledge of Inuit hunters with state-of-the-art genetic...

New tracking tags are providing fish-eye views of ways to manage depressed fisheries

New tracking and observing technologies are giving marine conservationists a fish-eye view of conditions, from overfishing to climate change, that are contributing to declining fish populations, according to a new study. Until recently, scientists provided fishery managers only such limited dat...

VUANCE Announces Crime Scene Security and Evidentiary Tracking Development Project

FRANKLIN, Wis., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VUANCE, Ltd. (Nasdaq: VUNC ), a leading provider of innovative Radio Frequency Verification Solutions, including active RFID, electronic access control, credentialing, accountability and incident response management, today announced that it has be...

Studies on imaging and tracking transplanted cells

Tampa, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2008) Successfully monitoring the distribution and fate of transplanted stem cells through imaging and subsequent tracking would aid clinicians in their ability to evaluate the efficacy of transplanted cells. Three studies published in the current issue of Cell Transplantat...

Oral rinses used for tracking HPV-positive head and neck cancers holds promise for cancer screening

PHILADELPHIA A study published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, validates a non-invasive screening method with future potential for detection of human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive head and neck cancers. In the study, resear...

Scientists achieve first tracking of salmon from headwaters in Rockies through Pacific to Alaska

Scientists have proven new miniature tagging and tracking technologies can follow the travels of small salmon through vast distances and highly dissimilar waters - from as far as the Rocky Mountain headwaters of USA's Columbia River through the ocean to the coast of Alaska. And, experts say, th...

Paleozoic 'sediment curve' provides new tool for tracking sea-floor sediment movements

As the world looks for more energy, the oil industry will need more refined tools for discoveries in places where searches have never before taken place, geologists say. One such tool is a new sediment curve (which shows where sediment-on-the-move is deposited), derived from sediments of the Pa...

NIH recognizes Clemson nanotechnology for molecule tracking

CLEMSON The National Institutes of Health has awarded two Clemson chemistry faculty nearly $1 million to detect, track and image the interior of cells. Jason McNeill and Ken Christensen will receive the $960,000 grant to develop polymer dot nanoparticles for tracking single molecules in live cell...

New way of tracking muscle damage from radiation

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could become a valuable tool for predicting the risk of muscle injury during and following radiation therapy, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The researchers report that MRI can spot the immediate injury done by radiation the...

How satellite tracking revealed the migratory mysteries of endangered Atlantic loggerhead turtles

Their journeys are among the longest in the animal kingdom and they have largely remained a mystery until now. An international team of scientists led by the University of Exeter have uncovered the migratory secrets of endangered loggerhead turtles in West Africa and the results could have huge imp...

Concern over fast tracking of new drugs

Concerns over the fast tracking of new drugs for commercial licensing are raised by a senior doctor in this week's BMJ. It follows approval of natalizumab, a new drug for multiple sclerosis, and its recall three months later, after three trial patients developed a life threatening condition while...

UQ researcher tracking key to healing the brain

Stem cells have long been described as the holy grail of bioscientists. These amazing cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body and have to potential to revolutionise medical science. Serving as a sort of repair system for the body, they can theoretic...

Findings have implications for tracking disease, drugs at the molecular level

Researchers in the laboratory of Boston College Chemistry Professor John T. Fourkas have demonstrated that gold particles comparable in size to a molecule can be induced to emit light so strongly that it is readily possible to observe a single nanoparticle. Fourkas, in collaboration with postdoctor...

New Technique for Tracking Gene Regulators

Finding out where gene-regulator proteins bind to DNA and identifying the genes they regulate just got a step easier thanks to a new technique developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The technique could greatly speed the process of unraveling the r...

Navigating in the ocean of molecules

... This release is available in German . tracking down new active agents for cancer or malaria treatment could soon become easier - thanks to a computer program with which researchers from the Max Pla...

ComCam Selected by ePortation on New Maritime Domain Awareness Project

...ies, research facilities, OEM, systems integrators and dealers worldwide. ComCam's technology is found in underwater submersibles (ROVs), used in ship tracking on rivers and extreme remote thermal video and control applications deployed in some of the world's hot spots. A number of statements containe...

Discovery to aid in future treatments of third-world parasites

...is difficult to identify the cells that produce them and to learn about their role. Trudeau investigators have devised cytokine "reporter mice" for tracking cells that produce the signature cytokine of the so-called "Th2" immune response mounted against infections with parasitic worms, interleukin-4 (IL-4)...

Scientists track impact of DNA damage in the developing brain

... Cell Biology, said the work provides a new model for understanding how single-strand DNA damage affects the nervous system and offers a new focus for tracking the origins of neurological disease. The research also reflects growing scientific interest in damage to single strands of DNA. "A variety of human...

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

...e (WPI) during the 2009 Workshop on Precision Indoor Personnel Location and tracking for Emergency Responders, which runs from Aug. 3 to 4. The assessment was c... Security, and the U.S. Army, the WPI PPL team has developed a location and tracking system that uses advanced radio and radar technology in tandem with inertia...

Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

...ted level of consumer insight. Founded by Harvard and MIT scientists, Innerscope leverages the latest advances in biometrics, neuroscience and eye tracking to measure moment-to-moment emotional engagement, the primary driver of behavior and choice. For more information, visit http://www.innerscope.com ...

Seals quickly respond to gain and loss of habitat under climate change

...Foundation, shows how environmental change can drive the demographic and evolutionary processes that determine diversity within and among species. tracking these processes during periods of change reveals mechanisms for the establishment of populations, and provides predictive data on response to potentia...

Scientists are learning more about big birds from feathers

...the topic. Most birds are studied by catching them in nets and attaching tracking devices. Researchers can then follow the birds and use radio technology to ...eathers, you avoid all that." And costs can be as high as $5,000 for the tracking technology that researchers must attach to eagles, a prohibitive cost if st...

Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

...ted level of consumer insight. Founded by Harvard and MIT scientists, Innerscope leverages the latest advances in biometrics, neuroscience and eye tracking to measure moment-to-moment emotional engagement, the primary driver of behavior and choice. For more information, visit http://www.innerscope.com ...

Discovery of a water snake that startles fish in a way that makes them flee into its jaws

...y. In addition, the fish's reaction is so predictable that the snake actually aims its strike at the position where the fish's head will be instead of tracking its actual movement. "I haven't been able to find reports of any other predators that exhibit a similar ability to influence and predict the future...

Nanocrystals reveal activity within cells

...ep in scrutinizing the behaviors of proteins and other components in complex systems such as a living cell. Labeling a given cellular component and tracking it through a typical biological environment is fraught with issues: the probe can randomly turn on and off, competes with light emitting from the cell...

Wildlife Conservation Society supports world's first study of egg-laying mammal

...s Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Areatook Muse D. Opiang, now of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research, several years of remotely tracking the porcupine-sized mammals and recording their dens and other signs. The study, published in a recent of the Journal of Mammalogy , chronicles th...

Rapid approach to identify influenza A virus mutations and drug resistance developed

...scientists' approach is also able to trace the mutations in the influenza A virus that may cause its resistance to drugs. "The significance of this tracking process can be better appreciated in that it provides for vital information that can be used to prevent or combat a pandemic," said Edison Liu, M.D., ...

Sulphur in just one hair could blow a terrorist's alibi

...it possible to link the relationship between a specific isotope in hair keratin and a country or region, which would be of great help to the police in tracking down international criminals. "Although we still cannot say that a certain isotopic variation in a person's hair shows that he or she has been in ...

MIT’s implantable device offers continuous cancer monitoring

... biopsies, are accurate but only offer a snapshot of the tumor at a single moment in time. Monitoring a tumor for weeks or months after the biopsy, tracking its growth and how it responds to treatment, would be much more valuable, says Michael Cima, MIT professor of materials science and engineering, who h...

Brain's problem-solving function at work when we daydream

...bers appear on a screen. The researchers tracked subjects' attentiveness moment-to-moment through brain scans, subjective reports from subjects and by tracking their performance on the task. The findings suggest that daydreaming which can occupy as much as one third of our waking lives is an important c...

Muscular dystrophy diagnosis delayed almost 2.5 years in boys

...ention-funded study analyzed medical records of 453 boys born since 1982 with DMD or Becker Muscular Dystrophy in the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, tracking and Research Network (MD STARnet). Of those, 156 boys had no known family history of muscular dystrophy. The first signs of the disease in those boys ...

Searching for pollution in the Caribbean

...he projects areas of study. Puerto Cortes, as one of Central Americas major seaports, was among the sites selected. Role of Nuclear Techniques tracking and understanding the sources of pollution in the Caribbean requires a high degree of scientific experience and know-how. The IAEA operates one of the...

Innerscope Research(R) Receives Three Great Minds Innovation Awards from the Advertising Research Foundation

...ng (print and TV), Dr. Marci combined biometrics and the patent-pending eye tracking Innerscope Impact Map(TM). "It's an honor to be recognized by the Adve...nnerscope leverages the latest advances in biometrics, neuroscience and eye tracking to measure moment-to-moment emotional engagement, the primary driver of beh...

Singapore scientists synthesize gold to shed light on cells' inner workings

...888-889. The gold nanoclusters' sub-nanometer size makes it easy to target the nucleus inside the cell for sub-cellular biolabeling and bioimaging. tracking the cell nucleus can help scientists monitor the fundamental life processes of healthy DNA replication and any genomic changes. With improved bioimagi...

Diet secrets of 'the Royals'

...d biology. He used Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking collars and analyzed carbon and other isotopes in ... a 2006 study that showed how isotope analysis and tracking collars could be used to monitor elephant movement...lly were immobilized with drug-filled dart guns so tracking collars could be placed on them or batteries for t...

Scientists identify key gene that protects against leukemia

...reatment, they found little difference between the two groups, indicating that JunB-deficient HSCs do not exhaust faster than the control HSCs. In tracking the differences between the JunB-deficient mice and the control group, it became apparent to the researchers that purity of HSCs was a key factor in d...

Innerscope Research(R) Receives Three Great Minds Innovation Awards from the Advertising Research Foundation

...ng (print and TV), Dr. Marci combined biometrics and the patent-pending eye tracking Innerscope Impact Map(TM). "It's an honor to be recognized by the Adve...nnerscope leverages the latest advances in biometrics, neuroscience and eye tracking to measure moment-to-moment emotional engagement, the primary driver of beh...

A London effort to develop point-of-care nanosensors for HIV diagnosis and monitoring

...ano-cantilever arrays, sayss: "This project combines technology from semiconductor processing with modern biology to produce a unique piece of kit for tracking how HIV develops in individual patients, and helping them to keep a close eye on their own health." The project will be carried out over the next t...

Bone deformities linked to inbreeding in Isle Royale wolves

...they have been isolated on the islands that make up Isle Royale National Park. Winter Study 2009 Each winter since 1959, researchers have been tracking and observing the wolves and the moose that are virtually their only prey. During this year's Winter Study, Vucetich and Peterson found two dead wolve...

ORNL, St. Jude track neurons to predict and prevent disease

...RNL is working with Michael Dyer of St. Jude's Department of Developmental Neurobiology to develop computer software that will automate the process of tracking changes in the shape and position of neurons over time. One of Gleason's group members, Ryan Kerekes, already has written software to track the mov...
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