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Leicester research paves way for first use in Europe of an insect to fight invasive plant

Researchers at the University of Leicester have paved the way for the first ever use in Europe of an insect (biocontrol) to combat an invasive plant species in Britain. University of Leicester biologists established that the Japanese Knotweed in Britain was one the biggest females in the world-...

Nottinghamshire Police First Law Enforcement Agency to Deploy ForensicSoft in United Kingdom

PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ForensicSoft, a growing provider of digital forensic software and services, is proud to announce the formal approval and selection of its products by the Nottinghamshire Police, of Nottinghamshire, England. ForensicSoft's products, which increase the ...

Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement

OAK RIDGE, July 27, 2009 -- Having outlasted all expectations of its service life, the original mercury target of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science's record-setting neutron science facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is being replaced for ...

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

WORCESTER, Mass. The results of a national assessment of indoor location systems for firefighters and other first responders will be announced at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) during the 2009 Workshop on Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking for Emergency Responders, which runs...

LSUHSC shows for first time infant inhalation of ultrafine air pollution linked to adult lung disease

New Orleans, LA Stephania Cormier, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has shown for the first time that early exposure to environmentally persistent free radicals (present in airborne ultrafine particulate matter) affects long-term lung function. S...

Researchers design first model motor nerve system that's insulated and organized like the human body

Amsterdam, 21 July 2009 - In the July issue of Biomaterials , published by Elsevier, researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) report on the first lab-grown motor nerves that are insulated and organized just like they are in the human body. The model system will drastically improv...

Our brain looks at eyes first to identify a face

A study by the University of Barcelona (UB) has analysed which facial features our brain examines to identify faces. Our brain adapts in order to obtain the maximum amount of information possible from each face and according to the study the key data for identification come from, in the first plac...

Scientists report first remote, underwater detection of harmful algae, toxins

Scientists at NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have successfully conducted the first remote detection of a harmful algal species and its toxin below the ocean's surface. The achievement was recently reported in the June issu...

Pitt team first to profile genes in acutely ill idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

PITTSBURGH, July 7 The first findings from a one-of-a-kind, patient-driven effort to provide lung tissue for research might help doctors predict when patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are becoming dangerously ill and also could point the way to interventions that could sustain the...

Ovarian transplantation: First baby is born after a new technique

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: A new technique for transplanting the ovaries of women who have lost their fertility as a result of cancer treatment was outlined to the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Monday 29 June). Dr. Pascal Piver, manag...

Children's Hospital Oakland scientists first to discover new source for harvesting stem cells

June 23, 2009Oakland, Calif. A groundbreaking study conducted by Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the first to reveal a new avenue for harvesting stem cells from a woman's placenta, or more specifically the discarded placentas of healthy newborns. The study also finds there are fa...

Scientists capture the first image of memories being made

This release is available in French . The ability to learn and to establish new memories is essential to our daily existence and identity; enabling us to navigate through the world. A new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill Universi...

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona researchers first to clone mice in Spain

Researchers at the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology at Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona (UAB) are the first to have cloned mice in Spain. Cloe, Cleo and Clona are three female brown-coloured mice and were born respectively on 12 May, 3 June and 10 June. By means of nuclear tra...

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

A Wildlife Conservation Society research intern working in the wilds of Papua New Guinea has successfully completed what many other field biologists considered "mission impossible"the first study of a rare egg-laying mammal called the long-beaked echidna. The WCS-supported studywhich consisted...

MSU researchers receive $400,000 in first wave of stimulus funding

EAST LANSING, Mich. A pair of Michigan State University professors have received a total of nearly $400,000 for their cardiovascular research projects as part of the first wave of stimulus funding from federal agencies. The money, from the National Institutes of Health via the American Recover...

The first hyperspectral scanner in Spain

The Infotech Unit at TECNALIA has recently acquired a hyperspectral scanner from the Finnish SPECIM company, the first of its kind in Spain and which will enable the study in depth of applications that require the analysis of images with wavelengths that are not visible. This scanner, known as ...

Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

BEDFORD, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aware, Inc. (Nasdaq: AWRE ), a leading supplier of broadband technology and biometrics software, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2009. Revenues for the first quarter of 2009 were $4.6 million, a decreas...

Validus and HierStar Form Strategic Alliance to Offer the First Complete Range of Authentication Products

SAN FRANCISCO and BEIJING, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Validus Technologies Corporation and HierStar Limited are pleased to announce that they have formed a strategic manufacturing, marketing and distribution alliance to offer the first complete range of One Time Password (OTP) authentication products ...

Activated stem cells in damaged lungs could be first step toward cancer

DURHAM, N.C. Stem cells that respond after a severe injury in the lungs of mice may be a source of rapidly dividing cells that lead to lung cancer, according to a team of American and British researchers. "There are chemically resistant, local-tissue stem cells in the lung that only activate...

ExcellGene SA first company to offer contract manufacturing in 250 Liter OrbShake bioreactor

- Cooperations with Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) and Adolf Kühner AG - Prototype of orbital shake bioreactor presented at ACHEMA 2009 Monthey, 19. Mai 2009 / b3c newswire / – ExcellGene SA, a leading provider of contract manufacturing to the biopharmaceutical industry, expa...

MCG researcher among first to receive NIH stimulus funding

AUGUSTA, Ga. A Medical College of Georgia nurse researcher is among the first in the nation to receive National Institutes of Health stimulus funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The two-year, $147,000 grant will support at least three jobs and the research of Af...

University of Florida study provides insight into evolution of first flowers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Charles Darwin described the sudden origin of flowering plants about 130 million years ago as an abominable mystery, one that scientists have yet to solve. But a new University of Florida study, set to appear next week in the online edition of the Proceedings of the Nati...

Study finds genetic links to age of first menstrual period and menopause

Boston, MA -- Newly identified gene variants associated with the age at which females experience their first menstrual period and the onset of menopause may help shed light on the prevention of breast and endometrial cancer, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. In a new study, researchers ...

UCSD researchers make first direct observations of biological particles in high-altitude ice clouds

A team of UC San Diego-led atmospheric chemistry researchers moved closer to what is considered the "holy grail" of climate change science when it made the first-ever direct detection of biological particles within ice clouds. The team, led by Kerri Pratt, a Ph.D. student of atmospheric chemist...

Genes that influence start of menstruation identified for first time

Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School, along with collaborators from research institutions across Europe and the United States, have for the first time identified two genes that are involved in determining when girls begin menstruation. The work will be published in Nature Genetics this ...

UMMS researchers isolate first 'neuroprotective' gene in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

WORCESTER, Mass. A genetic variant that substantially improves survival of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has been indentified by a consortium of researchers led by John Landers, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Robert Brown, MD...

NIST issues first reference material for tissue engineering

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week issued its first reference materials to support the new and growing field of tissue engineering for medicine. The new NIST materials are samples of a typical tissue scaffold material that have been measured and documented by NIST ...

Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

BEDFORD, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aware, Inc. (Nasdaq: AWRE ), a leading supplier of broadband technology and biometrics software, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2009. Revenues for the first quarter of 2009 were $4.6 million, a decreas...

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...

BIO-key(R) Announces First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

WALL, N.J., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI) today announced plans to release first quarter 2009 financial results on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 before the market opens. In conjunction with the release, BIO-key has scheduled a conference call, ...

The first DFG research centers to be funded for another four years

Following a successful second funding period, the first three DFG Research Centres will again be extended and will continue for another four years. This decision was made by the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) at its spring session in Bonn. ...

Children's Hospital Oakland is first pediatric hospital to use 'laboratory-on-a-card' technology

April 20, 2009-Oakland, Calif.- Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the first children's hospital in the country to use groundbreaking technology that could revolutionize the way blood is analyzed at pediatric hospitals. This new method uses smart-card technology, similar to that used...

Afghanistan declares its first national park

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (EMBARGOED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009; 2:00 AM U.S. EASTERN TIME) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauded Afghanistan's National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), which announced today the es...

Virginia Tech graduate student receives first Rachel Carson award for scientific excellence

Blacksburg, Va. -- Rachel Mair of Virginia Beach, a graduate student in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources, has received the first-ever Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Mair is a biologist at the agency's White Sulphur Springs Nationa...

Singapore researchers first to transform carbon dioxide into methanol

Scientists at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have succeeded in unlocking the potential of carbon dioxide a common greenhouse gas by converting it into a more useful product. In the international chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie , the IBN researchers repo...

Alzheimer cell death in Zebrafish: Demise of neurons observed live for the first time

Extensive death of nerve cells leads to severe dementia in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Until now, it has only been possible to investigate the neuronal devastation in post mortem animal models, and by using complicated methods. Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease ...

Is love at first sight real? Geneticists offer tantalizing clues

Leave it to geneticists to answer a question that has perplexed humanity since the dawn of time: does love at first sight truly exist? According to a study published in the April 2009 issue of the journal GENETICS ( http://www.genetics.org ), a team of scientists from the United States and Austr...

UBC study first to show evolution's impact on ecosystems

Scientists have come to agree that different environments impact the evolution of new species. Now experiments conducted at the University of British Columbia are showing for the first time that the reverse is also true. Researchers from the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre created mini-ecosyst...

NIST-Cornell team builds world's first nanofluidic device with complex 3-D surfaces

GAITHERSBURG, Md.Researchers at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Cornell University have capitalized on a process for manufacturing integrated circuits at the nanometer (billionth of a meter) level and used it to develop a method for engineering t...

M. D. Anderson gives first Margaret Kripke Legend Award to Margaret Foti

HOUSTON ― Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), today received the inaugural Margaret Kripke Legend Award from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The Kripke Legend award recognizes scientific ...
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