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CSHL scientists harness logic of 'Sudoku' math puzzle to vastly enhance genome-sequencing capability

Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. A math-based game that has taken the world by storm with its ability to delight and puzzle may now be poised to revolutionize the fast-changing world of genome sequencing and the field of medical genetics, suggests a new report by a team of scientists at Cold Spring Harbo...

Entrust's New Code-Signing Certificates Enhance Trust in Applications, Software Developers

Entrust's complete certificate offering grows; customers able to manage all from single online management tool, save money DALLAS , April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A proven SSL certificate vendor should provide convenience, ease of use, affordability and boast a wide selection of the m...

Meet-the-expert sessions on 20 key topics to enhance scientific programme of IOFWCO-ECCEO10

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) will hold a joint global congress, IOF WCO- ECCEO10, in Florence, Italy from May 5-8, 2010. Complete programme information, online registration...

Malaria parasite zeroes in on molecule to enhance its survival, team finds

A team of researchers from Princeton University and the Drexel University College of Medicine has found that the parasite that causes malaria breaks down an important amino acid in its quest to adapt and thrive within the human body. By depleting this substance called arginine, the parasite may tr...

New discovery may enhance MRI scans, lead to portable MRI machines

COLLEGE PARK, MD, Nov. 25, 2008 -- Researchers in Ohio and France have solved a longstanding scientific mystery involving magnetic resonance -- the physical phenomenon that allows MRI instruments in modern hospitals to image tissues deep within the human body. Their discovery, a new mathematical ...

Urban trees enhance water infiltration

MADISON, WI, NOVEMBER 17, 2008 Global land use patterns and increasing pressures on water resources demand creative urban stormwater management. Traditional stormwater management focuses on regulating the flow of runoff to waterways, but generally does little to restore the hydrologic cycle disrup...

Bare bones of crystal growth: Biomolecules enhance metal contents in calcite

Blacksburg, Va. From shells to bones, the skeletons of organisms contain small amounts of impurity elements such as magnesium. Because the levels of these elements provide important clues to past environments, a considerable effort has focused on understanding how to relate impurity contents to t...

Scent on demand: Hebrew University scientists enhance the scent of flowers

A team of scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has found a way to genetically enhance the scent of flowers and implant a scent in those that don't have one. Smell plays an important role in our lives: It influences the way in which we choose fruit and vegetables, perfume, and even a...

Class of antibiotics can enhance gene-silencing tool

A way to turn off one gene at a time has earned acceptance in biology laboratories over the last decade. Doctors envision the technique, called RNA interference, as a tool to treat a variety of diseases if it can be adapted to humans. Emory University researchers have discovered that antibiotic...

Dosage of fertilizer helps to enhance quality of wheat

This release is available in Spanish . Breaking up the dosage of fertilizer into three phases of application enhances the quality of wheat and limits its negative effects on the environment. This is the conclusion of the PhD thesis of University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) researc...

UTSA receives $822,000 from Kleberg Foundation to enhance scientific research

UTSA President Ricardo Romo used the occasion of the dedication of the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Commons on the Universitys 1604 Campus to announce an $822,000 gift from the charitable foundation that honors the two Texans. For some time, we have wanted to create a lasting tri...

Scientists enhance Mother Nature's carbon handling mechanism

Taking a page from Nature herself, a team of researchers developed a method to enhance removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and place it in the Earth's oceans for storage. Unlike other proposed ocean sequestration processes, the new technology does not make the oceans more acid and may ...

New research seeks to enhance quality and security of wireless telemedicine

A team of researchers led by Fei Hu, assistant professor of computer engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, is working to advance the integration of radio frequency identification technology, also known as RFID, into cardiac sensor networks, a new wireless technology for telemedicine de...

Obesity and lack of exercise could enhance the risk of pancreatic cancer

PHILADELPHIA Obesity and aversion to exercise have become hallmarks of modern society and a new study suggests that a blood protein linked to these lifestyle factors may be an indicator for an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Researchers from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute repor...

Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy

Johns Hopkins undergraduates have invented a device to improve cell therapy for diabetes patients by anchoring transplanted insulin-producing cells inside a major blood vessel. A team of five seniors and two freshmen, working with Johns Hopkins doctors and engineers, devised a protective "pouch"...

Using nanomagnets to enhance medical imaging

Nanoscale magnets in the form of iron-containing molecules might be used to improve the contrast between healthy and diseased tissue in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)—as long as the concentration of nanomagnets is carefully managed—according to a new report* by researchers at the National Institu...

Novel computed imaging technique uses blurry images to enhance view

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a novel computational image-forming technique for optical microscopy that can produce crisp, three-dimensional images from blurry, out-of-focus data. Called Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Microscopy, ISAM can do for ...

Computer-based 'games' enhance mental function in patients with Alzheimer's

Computer-based tasks aimed at increasing mental activity and enhancing mental function can improve cognition in patients with Alzheimer's disease, serving as an effective addition to medications commonly used to treat the disease. Researchers found that the internet-accessible computer activities w...

NYU researchers decorate virus particles, showing potential to enhance MRI capabilities

Researchers at New York University have made chemical modifications to nanometer sized virus particles--a process that has the potential to improve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. Their results are reported in the latest issue of Nano Letters. The study was conducted jointly by NYU's...

New study reveals components of cocoa may enhance the appearance of the skin

Cocoa butter has long been used topically in many skin creams and cosmetics because it is thought to be good for the skin. Now, new research just published in the Journal of Nutrition reveals the potential benefits of consuming flavanol-rich cocoa and how it might actually benefit skin from the ins...

NYU chemists use computer simulation to enhance understanding of DNA transcription

New York University chemists have employed a computer simulation whose results have enhanced scientific understanding of the DNA transcription process. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, appears in the June 7 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Previ...

Amino acids in nectar enhance butterfly fecundity: A long awaited link

The fascinating interactions between flowers and their pollinators have resulted in a spectacular diversity of plants. In order to entice pollinators such as bees, flies or butterflies to visit and successfully pollinate their flowers, plants have evolved intriguing mechanisms and attractants, of w...

New DNA and RNA aptamers offer unique therapeutic advantages

...n immune reaction in humans, and amenability to chemical modifications that enhance their drug-like properties, including improved stability and residence time... of interest, the types of modifications that have been made to aptamers to enhance their therapeutic potential, and the different types of aptamers that are c...

delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Agreement to Purchase the Intellectual Property Assets of the Corporation

...gh biometric means invented by Pierre de Lanauze, the former President & CEO of delSECUR. Q Tech, which also develops and markets technologies to enhance security and identification processes, plans to incorporate the del-ID technology with its proprietary technology. "Q Tech will be immediately focusi...

The way you eat may affect your risk for breast cancer

...rie restriction is proportional to the degree of mammary tumor prevention. Second, they originally thought that intermittent calorie restriction might enhance tumor growth due to growth factors being secreted in response to re-feeding, Cleary said. In an accompanying editorial also published in Cancer P...

ADA releases position paper on food and water safety

...h as FoodNet and PulseNet, to detect food- and waterborne illness outbreaks in the United States. "These government programs have provided the data to enhance public policy and educational programs such as FightBac! Mandatory and voluntary adoption of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points in the foodservic...

Got zinc? New zinc research suggests novel therapeutic targets

...dividuals continues," said John Wherry, Ph.D., Deputy Editor of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology , "studies like this help shed light on how zinc may enhance the ability of our immune systems to fight off foreign invaders. Equally important, this work points toward new possible targets for entirely new drug...

Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger

...a formidable preventive strategy. The intent is to enhance crops so that they can thrive where malnutrition i...al pediatric nutrition and use of plant science to enhance human health. Raise awareness in public and sci... and improve two additional staple crops that will enhance human health in Africa, demonstrating the improvem...

Short stressful events may improve working memory

...e body physically and mentally, and can have a detrimental effect on learning and emotion. However, acute stress -- a short stressful incident -- may enhance learning and memory. Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown, in trials using rodents as an animal model, that acute stress can produce...

University of Miami receives stimulus funds for study of hurricane impacts on structures, ecosystems

...uctures withstand -- or fail to withstand a hurricane could lead to improved construction standards and practices designed to protect human lives and enhance resiliency. The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that the University of M...

Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2

...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 integrating PalmSecure. The Comm...

$20 million NIH grant to transform clinical research at UIC

...lished 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 at UIC as well a...

Probiotics help gastric-bypass patients lose weight more quickly, Stanford study shows

...trol group's levels of 811 pg/mL. Morton said he now recommends probiotic supplements to his patients, and he plans to continue to look for ways to enhance the outcomes from the procedure. Roughly 15 million Americans are morbidly obese, and bypass surgery is becoming an increasingly common treatment f...

U of A honored for research that could help 30 million Brazilians

... of people living in the tropical dry region. The research team will also determine if other closely related species of the fungus might be used to enhance the growth of the other plants in a wide range of extreme climates. Geraldo Wilson Fernandes, a member of the Brazilian research team, will present...

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

...ficantly unless new ISPS regulations come into effect," says Kumar. "The market will expand with the introduction of new high technology products that enhance the speed of cargo screening in the seaports." If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides a brief synopsis of the research and a...

ACS Technologies(TM) Selects M2SYS for Innovative Biometric Software

...cture. We are excited about bringing this technology to our customers and giving them the ability to use biometrics to better manage their membership, enhance security, and improve operations. Plus, we believe that the addition of a biometric component to our products will give us great competitive advantage...

UK Identity and Passport Service and IBM Sign 7-year National Biometric Identity Service (NBIS) Contract

...e UK Home Office, have signed a seven-year agreement for IBM to provide a core element of the Government's plans to upgrade to biometric passports and enhance the security of the UK border. IBM will also provide a replacement for the UK Border Agency's (UKBA) Immigration and Asylum Fingerprint System (IAFS)...

Sustainable bioenergy project has global launch

...es to integrate biomass production with food crops and forest management to enhance both economic and environmental outcomes," said Tom Richard, associate prof...ion cellulosic biofuel crops as a way to improve soil and water quality and enhance rural development," said Richard. "Penn State has been playing a leading ro...

UT multimedia program increases middle school interest in science

... It was developed by Nancy Murray, Dr.P.H., assistant professor of behavioral sciences at the UT School of Public Health. "HEADS UP is designed to enhance middle school students' interest in science and ultimately lead to more minority students pursuing health careers," said Murray. "Colleges in the Unit...

Nursery programs for corals receive TLC from NOAA this Independence Day

...eys, and the establishment of additional nurseries in the Dry Tortugas and the USVI. In all, the project will grow roughly 12,000 corals in Florida to enhance coral populations at 34 degraded reefs in the region. Lirman, in UM's Marine Biology and Fisheries division, established a staghorn coral nursery ...
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