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Researchers develop 'brain-reading' methods

It is widely known that the brain perceives information before it reaches a person's awareness. But until now, there was little way to determine what specific mental tasks were taking place prior to the point of conscious awareness. That has changed with the findings of scientists at Rutgers Un...

Iowa State University researchers develop process for 'surgical' genetic changes

AMES, Iowa - Research led by scientists at Iowa State University's Plant Sciences Institute has resulted in a process that will make genetic changes in plant genes much more efficient, practical and safe. The breakthrough was developed by David Wright, an associate scientist, and Jeffery Townsen...

K-State plant pathologists develop online teaching modules used globally

Managing plant diseases that threaten the food supply and economy is a challenge for agriculturalists around the world. Sparsely stocked libraries, scarce and expensive software, and even a lack of materials in students' native languages are barriers to training plant pathologists in resource-p...

Kornberg Associates Architects Selected to Develop Design for New Stanford University Imaging Center

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Kornberg Associates | Architects ( www.kornberg.com ) has been selected by Stanford University to design a new Cognitive & Neurobiological Imaging Center. Ken Kornberg, president and founder, made the announcement. The firm has worked with Sta...

UBC researchers develop new method to study gambling addictions

UBC researchers have created the world's first animal laboratory experiment to successfully model human gambling. The advance will help scientists develop and test new treatments for gambling addictions, a devastating condition that affects millions worldwide. In addition to showing that rats ...

UCLA cancer researchers develop model that may help identify cancer stem cells

Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, on a quest to find lung cancer stem cells, have developed a unique model to allow further investigation into the cells that many believe may be at the root of all lung cancers. If researchers could find a way to isolate and grow lung c...

Scientists develop a new HIV microbicide -- and a way to mass produce it in plants

In what could be a major pharmaceutical breakthrough, research published online in The FASEB Journal ( http://www.fasebj.org ) describes how scientists from St George's, University of London have devised a one-two punch to stop HIV. First the report describes a new protein that can kill the viru...

NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases

The National Institutes of Health is launching the first integrated, drug development pipeline to produce new treatments for rare and neglected diseases. The $24 million program jumpstarts a trans-NIH initiative called the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases Program, or TRND. The progr...

Lyncean Technologies Inc. receives $1.2 M from NCRR to develop new imaging technique

Lyncean Technologies, Inc. has just received a Phase I SBIR grant of $1,296,403 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) to develop "Differential Phase Contrast Imaging" using the unique x-ray beam produced by the Compact Light Source (CLS). The grant will allow Lyncean to continue ...

University awarded £1.7M to develop nanotechnology for use in health care

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have been awarded 1.7 million to investigate how nanotechnology could be used to improve the effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs. Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of matter at sizes close to molecular level to produce particles that are small ...

Stowers researchers develop whole genome sequencing approach for mutation discovery

The Stowers Institute's Hawley Lab and Molecular Biology Facility have developed a "whole-genome sequencing approach" to mapping mutations in fruit flies. The novel methodology promises to reduce the time and effort required to identify mutations of biological interest. The work was published in t...

EMBL scientists develop first fully automated pipeline for multiprotein complex production

Most cellular processes are carried out by molecular machines that consist of many interacting proteins. These protein complexes lie at the heart of life science research, but they are notoriously hard to study. Their abundance is often too low to extract them directly from cells and generating th...

Regional partnership to develop algal biofuels gets backing of San Diego leaders

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders today joined UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, local scientists and industry leaders to announce their support for a regional partnership designed to develop innovative ways to turn algae into biofuels. Speaking at a news conference on the UC San Diego campus...

UTSA, Health Science Center collaborate with Merck & Co. to develop chlamydia vaccine

San Antonio TX -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Health Science Center) today announced an exclusive license and sponsored research agreement with Merck & Co., Inc., to develop a vaccine for chlamydia, targeting the c...

Scientists develop method for comprehensive proteome analysis

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 8, 2009 -- Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have deciphered a large percentage of the total protein complement (proteome) in Schizosaccharomyces pombe ( S. pombe ) fission yeast. Laurence Brill, Khatereh Motamedchaboki, Ph.D. and lead i...

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a unique approach for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen

The design of efficient systems for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen, driven by sunlight is among the most important challenges facing science today, underpinning the long term potential of hydrogen as a clean, sustainable fuel. But man-made systems that exist today are very inefficient an...

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

The London Centre for Nanotechnology will develop a new device to enable people living with HIV to monitor their own health and the effectiveness of their treatments, thanks to a 2 million EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) grant announced today. The device will give peo...

Engineers develop method to disperse chemically modified graphene in organic solvents

AUSTIN, Texas A method for creating dispersed and chemically modified graphene sheets in a wide variety of organic solvents has been developed by a University of Texas at Austin engineering team led by Professor Rod Ruoff, opening the door to use graphene in a host of important materials and appl...

Researchers develop flow sensors based on hair structures of blind cavefish

A blind fish that has evolved a unique technique for sensing motion may inspire a new generation of sensors that perform better than current active sonar. Although members of the fish species Astyanax fasciatus cannot see, they sense their environment and the movement of water around them w...

Einstein and Pitt researchers develop new TB test that will dramatically cut diagnosis time

March 19, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The University of Pittsburgh have developed an onsite method to quickly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and expose the deadly drug-resistant strains that can mingle undetected with treatable TB strains. This stud...

University researchers to develop coatings that kill superbugs

Researchers at the University of Bath are to be part of a 3 million Europe-wide research collaboration to pioneer research into safer, more effective anti-bacterial plastics and coatings that can be used in items such as food packaging, medical devices to wound dressings, and nappies. The Bath ...

Stanford researchers develop biodegradable substitutes for wood, plastic bottles and other materials

Stanford University researchers have developed a synthetic wood substitute that may one day save trees, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and shrink landfills. The faux lumber is made from a new biodegradable plastic that could be used in a variety of building materials and perhaps replace the pe...

Ben-Gurion University engineers develop technique to help combat nuclear proliferation

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, March 4, 2009 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev engineers have developed a technique to "denature" plutonium created in large nuclear reactors, making it unsuitable for use in nuclear arms. By adding Americium (Am 241), a form of the basic synthetic element found in commerc...

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers develop new reversible, green window technology

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, March 3, 2009 -- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have developed a new, highly energy-efficient window technology, featuring two reversible panes that will save energy all year round in homes and office buildings. "The 'Seasons Window' features the only ...

LSTM and UoL secure £1.4m ($2m) to develop new 'magic bullet' antimalarial drug

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the University of Liverpool (UoL) have secured a 1.4 million project grant to begin the development of new drugs to combat malaria. The project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, aims to develop new antimalarial drug candidates which work by targ...

Case Western Reserve researchers develop 'wireless' activation of brain circuits

Traditionally, stimulating nerves or brain tissue involves cumbersome wiring and a sharp metal electrode. But a team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University is going "wireless." And it's a unique collaboration between chemists and neuroscientists that led to the discovery of a remarka...

UTSA wins $500,000 to develop biosensor and regenerative medicine Ph.D. program

San Antonio The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) announced today it will receive $500,000 from The University of Texas System over the next five years to develop a unique Graduate Program Initiative emphasizing biosensors and regenerative medicine. Of the 37 proposals received by the UT...

Iowa student engineers develop hand-held water sanitizer for a thirsty world

What do you do when you learn that about one-sixth of the world's population -- nearly one billion people, according to UNICEF -- lack clean water on a daily basis? If you happen to be one of 15 student engineers at the University of Iowa, you roll up your sleeves and design a $5, hand-held dev...

Singapore-US scientists first to develop revolutionary microchip that uses 30 times less energy

Leaving your mobile phone charger at home when you go for a two week long vacation may just be the norm one day as scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Rice University, United States, have successfully created a microchip that uses 30 times less electricity while running seve...

UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries

Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are leading a multi-institution initiative to produce a bio-compatible compound designed to mend serious leg fractures. The researchers have been awarded $5.2 million in initial funding from the U.S. Department of ...

Scripps scientists develop first examples of RNA that replicates itself indefinitely

Now, a pair of Scripps Research Institute scientists has taken a significant step toward answering that question. The scientists have synthesized for the first time RNA enzymes that can replicate themselves without the help of any proteins or other cellular components, and the process proceeds ind...

NIH grants Phylonix Phase II SBIR to develop high-throughput in vivo zebrafish assays

Cambridge, MA January 7, 2009 Phylonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a $1,250,369 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop in vivo zebra...

Salk researchers develop novel glioblastoma mouse model

LA JOLLA, CAResearchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a versatile mouse model of glioblastomathe most common and deadly brain cancer in humansthat closely resembles the development and progression of human brain tumors that arise naturally. "Mouse models of human ...

Web-based case studies help students develop career skills

AMES, IAA survey of employers in the landscape industry revealed the importance of arming landscaping and horticulture students with technical knowledge, practical application, and problem-solving skills. Teaching students the skills necessary to solve complex landscape management decisions is cru...

UC San Diego and Genentech scientists develop potentially disruptive antibody sequencing technology

Bioinformatics researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Genentech have developed a new, quicker way to sequence monoclonal antibodies a process that is many times faster than the sequencing technology typically used by academic and industry researchers today. The breakthroug...

REGiMMUNE receives $12 million in grants to develop transplant and allergy drugs

Mountain View, CA and TOKYO December 8, 2008 REGiMMUNE Corporation, a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing technologies and products for immune disorders, today announced that it has received two separate grants totaling more than $12 million from the Japan Science and ...

Einstein researchers develop technique to count messages made by single genes

November 16, 2008 In a study in the advance online edition of Nature Structural and Molecular Biology , researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine describe a technique for looking more precisely at a fundamental step of a cell's life a gene, DNA, being read into a message, mRNA. The ...

Natural Capital Project to develop conservation software

The Natural Capital Projecta collaboration of Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment, The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fundhas been awarded a two-year, $1.97 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop a software program for mapping and evalu...

Caltech scientists develop 'barcode chip' for cheap, fast blood tests

PASADENA, Calif.-- A new "barcode chip" developed by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) promises to revolutionize diagnostic medical testing. In less than 10 minutes, and using just a pinprick's worth of blood, the chip can measure the concentrations of dozens of prote...

Pitt researchers use fluorescence to develop method for detecting mercury in fish

PITTSBURGHResearchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a simple and quick method for detecting mercury in fish and dental samples, two substances at the center of public concern about mercury contamination. The technique involves a fluorescent substance that glows bright green when i...
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