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Collaboration leads to success: Most powerful computer of its kind in western N.Y. available worldwide

BUFFALO, N.Y. Local scientist Dr. Russ Miller is leading the rollout of "Magic," one of the most powerful computers in New York State to qualified users worldwide for solving computationally-demanding problems. New Methods Allow Scholars to Address Previously Unsolvable Problems Cyberinf...

200,000 rice mutants available worldwide for scientific investigation

Blacksburg, Va. Scientists across the world are building an extensive repository of genetically modified rice plants in the hope of understanding the function of the approximately 57,000 genes that make up the genome of Oryza sativa. The International Rice Functional Genomics Consortium recently ...

New edition available for essential virology reference

ASM Press announces the latest edition of an essential reference volume in one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing fields of clinical medicine. Covering novel viruses, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, Clinical Virology informs scientists and health care pr...

200,000 rice mutants available worldwide for scientific investigation

Blacksburg, Va. Scientists across the world are building an extensive repository of genetically modified rice plants in the hope of understanding the function of the approximately 57,000 genes that make up the genome of Oryza sativa. The International Rice Functional Genomics Consortium recently ...

New book expands field data available on orangutans

Des Moines, Iowa February 23, 2009 Great Ape Trust of Iowa scientist Dr. Serge Wich and three other internationally respected orangutan experts have edited a book set for release in the United States this month that, for the first time, compares data collected at every known orangutan research s...

HSPD-24 White Paper Now Available From WCC Smart Search & Match

UTRECHT, The Netherlands and RESTON, Virginia, January 15 /PRNewswire/ -- WCC Smart Search & Match, the leading provider of high-performance search and match software, today announced the publication of a white paper on Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 24 (HSPD-24). The re...

Full-Featured Video Analytics Platform Available in Smart Camera Format

Apollo Imaging Technologies releases AIT100 as a ready-to-run Video Analytics on the Edge platform RAMONA, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Meeting the needs of Video Analytics developers for a standalone video acquisition and processing system, Apollo Imaging Technologies ...

New report available on ecosystems and climate change

(Washington, D.C. June 20, 2008) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that can help reduce the potential impact of climate change on estuaries, forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and other sensitive ecosystems. The report, entitled Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options ...

Scientists discover how TB 'develops invincibility' against only available treatment

Scientists at the University of Leicester have uncovered a dramatic new twist in the battle against TB. They have identified how the killer bacterium makes itself immune to a key component of the only effective treatment against the disease. Earlier this month, a separate team of TB research...

Humana Press journals now available on SpringerLink

Humana Press, a publisher of medical and scientific books and journals, was acquired by Springer in September 2006. Humana Press content is immediately available on www.springerlink.com along with more than 1,500 peer-reviewed Springer journals and more than 22,000 eBooks. Beginning with the sub...

Smartcard Finger-Match Add-on for VeriFinger and MegaMatcher is Now Available for the Implementation of Biometric Fingerprint-on-Smartcard Verification Systems

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnologija, a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced the availability of the Smartcard Finger-Match add-on for the company's VeriFinger and MegaMatcher fingerprint identification engines. Smartcard Fin...

Handbook of small grain insects available now

The Entomological Society of America (ESA), in cooperation with the American Phytopathological Society (APS), announces the publication of Handbook of Small Grain Insects, the latest in ESAs Insect Pest Handbooks series. This comprehensive color guide examines the biology and management of arthrop...

4,000 e-Books now available on ScienceDirect

Amsterdam, 10 September 2007 Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, today announced the availability of more than 4,000 eBooks on ScienceDirect. eBooks on ScienceDirect comprise high-quality selected titles published from 1995 to the present. These i...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

FAIRFAX, Va.For the first time, the Society of Interventional Radiology has assembled a major electronic collection of professional articles about uterine artery embolization, a treatment directed toward a number of conditions involving the uterusmost often adverse health effects that may occur du...

New tool to speed cancer therapy approval available

PHILADELPHIA Although cancer remains a leading cause of death in America, it can take up to 12 years to bring a new anti-cancer agent before the FDA and the success rate for approval is only five to 10 percent. That means many research hours and dollars are wasted chasing avenues that will not br...

VeriFinger 6.0 SDK for Fingerprint Recognition and VeriLook 3.2 SDK for Facial Recognition are Now Available

New Versions Support Development of Web-based Applications, Live Face Detection and Incorporate MegaMatcher Core Algorithms for Reliable Biometric Identification VILNIUS, Lithuania, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnology (formerly Neurotechnologija), a provider of h...

First datasets for national biomass and carbon dataset now available

Scientists at the Woods Hole Research Center working to produce the National Biomass and Carbon Dataset for the year 2000 (NBCD2000) are releasing data from nine project mapping zones. All NBCD2000 data products are being made available for download on a zone-by-zone basis and free of charge from ...

Pharmaceutical breakthrough may make a range of drugs cheaper and more available

A new study published in the February 2008 print edition of The FASEB Journal ( www.fasebj.org ) describes a scientific advance that should reduce the cost and increase the availability of a wide range of drugs. In the report, University of Pennsylvania researchers describe how they used gene ther...

Scientists discover new, readily available source of stem cells

Scientists have discovered a new source of stems cells and have used them to create muscle, bone, fat, blood vessel, nerve and liver cells in the laboratory. The first report showing the isolation of broad potential stem cells from the amniotic fluid that surrounds developing embryos was published ...

Hopkins study suggests commercially available antibiotic may help fight dementia in HIV patients

An antibiotic commonly used to treat a variety of serious infections may also help prevent dementia in HIV patients, according to a test-tube study of human brain cells by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine neurologist Jeffrey Rumbaugh, M.D., Ph.D. Results of the lab study with ceftriaxo...

Scientists discover that widely available drug also helps fight kidney disease

A widely available drug may be effective in treating kidney disease, report scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They describe the discovery in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science published the week of March 20. The drug is rapamycin, a...

Study suggests that publicly available genome data may contain small but significant errors

Since the genome sequence of the bacterial pathogen Haemophilus influenzae was published in 1995, the genetic code of many other large, complex, medically, and commercially significant organisms including humans has also been elucidated. However, the techniques used to derive these genetic sequen...

Interactive 3-D atlas of mouse brain now available on web

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have just launched a web-based 3-D digital atlas browser and database of the brain of a popular laboratory mouse (see http://www.bnl.gov/CTN/mouse/ ). "Neuroscientists around the world can now download these extremely...

A step toward the $1,000 personal genome using readily available lab equipment

The theoretical price of having one's personal genome sequenced just fell from the prohibitive $20 million dollars to about $2.2 million, and the goal is to reduce the amount further--to about $1,000--to make individualized prevention and treatment realistic. The sharp drop is due to a new DNA se...

Techniques available to detect soil that inhibits destructive soybean pest

Identification of soils that inhibit a tiny soybean-destroying organism is an important tool in reducing yield losses, according to a Purdue University plant pathologist. Soybean cyst nematodes cause between $800 million and $1 billion annually in crop losses in the United States, according the A...

Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference

...ients with NSCLC "achieved stable disease or better," according to a release by Threshold and Scottsdale Healthcare. More details about the trials are available at www.shc.org/content.asp?lnavid=39 . "TH-302 is a new, novel, small molecule that is activated when cells are under conditions that lack oxygen,...

Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded

...rs. As part of the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), a National Reference Station mooring has been deployed at the same site, and data is now available online every 10 minutes. Monthly samples are taken by boat to measure nutrients, phytoplankton, and zooplankton (biomass and species composition). ...

Navigating in the ocean of molecules

... This release is available in German . Tracking down new active agents...n enter information about biological activity - if available - at the beginning of the navigation process. In t...he adds. The researchers have made Scaffold Hunter available free of charge on the Internet. The source code ca...

Carbon nanoparticles toxic to adult fruit flies but benign to young

...while watching a video of flies in the test tubes. "They just can't move. It's like a dinosaur falling into a tar pit." (Note to journalists: Video is available on request.) Rand and Robert Hurt, director of Brown's Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation and the other corresponding author, said th...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... Instructions for members of the news media, PIOs, and the public for downloading or ordering the full text of any research paper summarized below are available at http://www.agu.org/jinstructions.shtml 1. Ozone depletion reduces ocean carbon uptake The Southern Ocean plays an important role in miti...

Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house

...ed approximately 20,000 people. Information about this year's open house is available online or on the Argonne National Laboratory Facebook page. The educatio... or shine. Free shuttle service will be provided and food and drink will be available for purchase. Advance reservations are not required, and visitors are welco...

'Green' energy from algae

... This release is available in German . In view of the shortage of petrochemical resources and climate change, development of CO 2 -neutral sustainable fuels is one of the...

Methods for gene transfer in stem cells featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols

...etic stem cells using engineered viral vectors. The article, "Hematopoietic Stem Cell Targeting with Surface-Engineered Lentiviral Vectors," is freely available on the website for Cold Spring Harbor Protocols ( http://cshprotocols.cshlp.org/cgi/content/full/2009/8/pdb.prot5276 ). Though viral vectors are ...

New DNA and RNA aptamers offer unique therapeutic advantages

...lished online ahead of print in Oligonucleotides , a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ( www.liebertpub.com ). The article is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/oli Aptamers offer several advantages compared to protein or small molecule drugs, most notably their ease of ...

Joint research into an enzyme that causes genetic diseases

... This release is available in Spanish . Researchers from CIC bioGUNE's Structural Biology Unit and Columbia University (New York) have conducted a joint research project,...

Neuropathic pain: The sea provides a new hope of relief

...reating epilepsy - gabapentin and pentagabalin have also proved effective for some sufferers. However, many patients do not respond to these currently available drugs. "New, effective and safe painkillers are urgently needed for patients with neuropathic pain," says Dr Zhi-Hong Wen, who played a key role in...

Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat

... have stopped using lead in paints in one country during the course of our study. "These two observations document the fact that the technology is available so that manufacturers do not need to use lead to produce high-quality paint," adds Clark. "There is no legitimate reason paint manufacturersparticular...

Plankton Power and RTDC announce proposed algae-to-biofuels pilot facility on Cape Cod

... The algae farm facility's location near MBL and WHOI will provide Plankton's team access to the exceptional scientific expertise and resources available at the Cape's two world-leading marine research institutions and facilitate a collaborative approach to address the challenges of efficiently producin...

Agricultural research key to food security

...olicy-makers in their own countries, to convince them of the value of what they do and to advocate for policies that help farmers make use of the best available technologies and management strategies to increase crop yields. ...

Fossil plants bring Wilf distinguished speaker honor

...xcellent speakers who communicate the interest and importance of their work in paleontology well. The program is intended to make outstanding speakers available to the general public, to conduct workshops for teachers, or to speak in lecture series at colleges and universities. Wilf is a paleobotanist with ...
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