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

This release is available in Chinese . Researchers in Israel and Kenya have shown that the contribution of variable degrees of immune suppression, either due to existing chronic infections such as parasitemi...

A miR boost enables acute leukemia cells to mature

COLUMBUS, Ohio A new study by Ohio State University cancer researchers shows that boosting the level of a molecule called miR-29b in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells can reverse gene changes that trap the cells in an immature, fast growing state of development. The study discovered how the ...

Right whale sedation enables disentanglement effort

On Friday, March 6, 2009, for the first time ever, a North Atlantic right whale that had been severely entangled in fishing gear, was administered a sedation mixture that made it possible for rescuers to remove 90 percent of the entanglement. The rescue involved the efforts of a multi-institut...

New technique enables assessment of drought performance

Measurement of chlorophyll fluorescence is an effective way of determining how well plants can cope with low-water conditions. The technique described in the open access journal Plant Methods , published by BioMed Central, allows a quantitative and precise determination of viability in intact, dr...

TGen spin-off MedTrust Online enables cancer doctors to quickly obtain best-available information

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Oct. 21, 2008 TGen has spun off its third company: MedTrust Online, a reliable one-stop medical information source for oncologists. The for-profit, privately held MedTrust Online draws on a variety of data sources, including genetic-based medical discoveries by the non-pro...

Multiple Sclerosis: new MRI contrast medium enables early diagnosis in animal model

In an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS), neuroradiologists and neurologists of the University hospitals of Heidelberg and Wrzburg have been able to visualize inflammatory tissue damage, most of which had remained unrecognized up to now, with the aid of a new contrast medium, Gadofluorine M, ...

New VeriEye SDK from Neurotechnology Enables Development of Reliable, Cost-effective Biometric Iris Recognition Systems

Advanced Iris Recognition Algorithm Detects and Compensates for Irregularities and Obstructions VILNIUS, Lithuania, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnology today announced the addition of VeriEye iris recognition technology to the company's suite of biometric identificat...

New Silex SX-560 Enables Enterprise 802.11 Wireless Connectivity for Battery Operated Devices

Intelligent Wireless Module Combines Linux, Security, and Low Power Consumption TUSTIN, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Silex Technology today announced the SX-560, an intelligent high-performance module designed for connecting devices that require low power consu...

Vobile Launches VideoDNA Live; Enables Real-Time Digital Content Protection for Live Broadcast Events

Major deployment for 2008 Beijing Olympics LAS VEGAS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- (National Association of Broadcasters Show 2008) -- Vobile, a leading provider of video content identification and management products and services, today announced the release of VideoDNA(TM) Live, a...

Visual technology enables brain to learn in new ways

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- New technology at Tufts University's Center for Scientific Visualization is enabling researchers to translate the most abstract, complex scientific concepts into clearer, more precise 3-dimensional images than conventional visualization systems can create. Funded b...

Unique porous copper structure enables new generation of military micro-detonators

Tiny copper structures with pores at both the nanometer and micron size scales could play a key role in the next generation of detonators used to improve the reliability, reduce the size and lower the cost of certain military munitions. Developed by a team of scientists from the Georgia Tech ...

Oosight microscope enables embryonic stem cell breakthrough

MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA A noninvasive, polarized light microscope invented at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) played a crucial role in a recent breakthrough in embryonic stem-cell research aimed at developing medical therapies. A team led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., of Oregon Health & Sc...

Thumb-size microsystem enables cell culture and incubation

Integrating silicon microchip technology with a network of tiny fluid channels, some thinner than a human hair, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have developed a thumb-size micro-incubator to culture living cells for lab tests. In a recent edition of the journal IEEE Transactions on ...

Newly found sensing system enables certain bacteria to resist human immune defenses

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the National Institutes of Health, have discovered a survival mechanism in a common type of bacteria that can cause illness. The mechanism lets the bacteria protect itself by warding off attacks from a...

Protein enables discovery of quantum effect in photosynthesis

When it comes to studying energy transfer in photosynthesis, it's good to think "outside the bun." That's what Robert Blankenship, Ph.D., professor of biology and chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, did when he contributed a protein to a study performed by his ...

Prototype just-in-time medical device enables untrained bystanders to save lives

Human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) researchers at the University of Utah have created a prototype device that could make it possible for anyone ?even those with no emergency medical training ?to perform life-saving actions for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The just-in-time support, or JITS, devic...

New technology enables faster, more efficient cell harvest: Cell therapy meeting study

A new, transformative filtration-based technology for the isolation and enrichment of cells, a critical first step in the development of therapies to repair or replace diseased or damaged tissues and organs, was found to be more efficient and faster than traditional technology used for cell separat...

New method enables gene disruption in destructive fungal pathogen

Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech, Colorado State University, and Duke University Medical Center have developed a new method to determine gene function on a genome-wide scale in the fungal pathogen Alternaria brassicicola. This destructive fungus causes bla...

Novel protein complex enables survival in hostile environment

Biswarup Mukhopadhyay and Eric Johnson from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have discovered a novel enzyme that represents an ancient detoxification system and provides a clue to the development of early metabolism on earth. The research appears in the Nov. 18, 2005 issue o...

'License to kill' enables powerful immune attack cells in mice

Scientists have discovered that a group of important immune system cells has a surprising resemblance to cinematic British superspy James Bond: the cells receive a "license" that allows them to unleash their most potent attacks on enemies. This licensing process apparently helps reduce the chance...

World-first technology enables study of ancient bacteria

Experts at Cardiff University, UK, have designed world-first technology to investigate sustainable energy sources from the ocean bed by isolating ancient high-pressure bacteria from deep sediments. Scientists and engineers at Cardiff University are investigating bacteria from deep sediments which...

Modification of program enables prediction of gene transcription

A modification to an "ace" gene prediction program by computer scientists at Washington University in St. Louis now enables scientists to predict the very beginnings of gene transcription start sites and where the first splice occurs thereby defining the first exon of the gene. The modification t...

Marine microbes creating green waves in industry

...e they produce the key enzymes in higher yield, which we finally purify. The enzymes then undergo systematic testing to evaluate their activity, which enables us to pinpoint candidates that exhibit the best performance." We are now identifying microbes with a type of enzyme called an amine oxidase. This c...

DNA computation gets logical at the Weizmann Institute of Science

..., Shapiro and his team, in a paper published online today in Nature Nanotechnology , have devised an advanced program for biomolecular computers that enables them to 'think' logically. The train of deduction used by this futuristic device is remarkably familiar. It was first proposed by Aristotle over 2000 ...

E-Noses: Testing their mettle against fly noses

...ng to CSIRO scientist, Dr Stephen Trowell. "Our efforts to improve e-noses recently received a boost following our development of a new system which enables us to compare technical sensors with biological sensors. "We looked at how the most common type of e-nose sensors metal oxide or 'MOx' receptors s...

Indonesia Now Using MegaMatcher Biometric Technology in Integrated Passport Issuance System

...y was used by X/LINK Software, working with ICT Solution Provider PT. Berca Hardayaperkasa, to develop a distributed passport issuance system that enables the Republic of Indonesia's 100+ Immigration Offices to quickly enroll and process local passport applications. Data from the local offices is automat...

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

... Virtual Engineering Process Simulator Interface enables process and energy industries engineers to design ...on that offers a low-cost, plug-n-play option that enables virtually any wireless telecommunications device t...o average software developers and scientists. ROSE enables users to build their own tools, including defect d...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MIRTEC With the 2009 Award for Automated Optical Inspection Product Innovation of the Year

...co 203-881-5559 b.damico@mirtecusa.com About Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provid...

New research finds possible genetic link to cause of pregnancy loss and disorders

...ding Bub1. The gene plays a role in a checkpoint that ensures that chromosomes are properly divided during meiosis, the cell division process that enables a stem cell to become an egg. This checkpoint hiccups when Bub1 is mutated, sometimes producing an egg with an extra chromosome or an egg with a missi...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

...rends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provid...

Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2

...d generates extremely fast comparisons. The Common Criteria certification applies to the Fujitsu PalmSecure Software Developer Kit (SDK). SDK enables developers to enhance the security of their software applications and IT systems by supplying all the necessary equipment and resources for integratin...

$20 million NIH grant to transform clinical research at UIC

...enter was established in 2007 to create new collaborations and support the movement of knowledge from the lab bench into the community. "This grant enables UIC to enhance its collaborative research in the health sciences, from basic science to community engagement, bringing in virtually all the colleges a...

Growing Demand for Rapid Screening and Detection Systems Pushes the European Maritime Security Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

...try trends that have been evaluated based on extensive interviews with market participants. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best in class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provid...

New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

...rch Center led by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Based on the natural auto-fluorescence of plant cell walls, this technique enables researchers for the first time to dynamically track solubilization during an ionic liquid pretreatment of a biomass sample, and to accurately and quic...

Telomeres resemble DNA fragile sites

... in 1995. Using a conditional mouse knockout, de Lange and Sfeir have now revealed that TRF1, which is part of a six-protein complex called shelterin, enables DNA replication to drive smoothly through telomeres with the aid of two other proteins. "Telomeric DNA has a repetitive sequence that can form unus...

2 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists receive Presidential Early Career Award

...tal-cancer development; and human immunogenetics researcher Effie Wang Petersdorf, M.D., whose work has helped refine the tissue-typing process, which enables bone-marrow or stem-cell transplant patients to find suitably matched donors. ...

Contaminated site remediation: Are nanomaterials the answer?

... materials discussed are a form of nano-scale zero-valent iron that are injected into the ground in a slurry which provide a reducing environment that enables the breakdown of contaminants. To coincide with the release of the EHP article, PEN has for the first time made publicly available an interactive,...

Spontaneous assembly

..., we can examine a cell and see single proteins, protein dimers, and so forth, all the way up to large clusters containing thousands of proteins. This enables us to see the relative organization of individual proteins within clusters and at the same time see how clusters are arranged with respect to one-anot...

Springer launches SpringerImages

...ined from SpringerImages can be used for almost all non-commercial purposes, including integration into presentations and PDF documents. The platform enables the user to store image sets and saved searches. Image sets can be exported to PDF or PowerPoint (including their bibliographic data) with one click....

Report shows the power of US cities to mitigate climate change and steps they need to take to adapt

...of their own emissions from their government operations, before implementing broader policies and programs to reduce emissions citywide. This practice enables cities to lead by example before asking businesses and residents to also reduce emissions. However, many of the responding cities are also beginning t...
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