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Genital stimulation opens door for cryptic female choice in tsetse flies

By snipping off parts of male genitalia and reducing genital sensation in both male and female tsetse flies, researchers induced a suite of changes in female reproduction, including reduced ovulation, reduced sperm storage and increased re-mating attempts by the females. "To the best of our knowle...

Mobile Communication Market Opens up for Biometrics - Precise Biometrics Awarded 1st Prize at GSMA World Mobile Congress

LUND, Sweden, February 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Precise Biometrics came in first place in the global SIMagine competition, held annually at the GSMA World Mobile Congress - the world's largest event for mobile communication. The awarded mobile aviation solution is based on Precise Match-on-SIM(TM) a...

Tiny tool to control growing blood vessels opens new potential in tumor research

Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new tool that makes it possible to study the signals in the body that control the generation of blood vessels. The researchers' findings, published in the new issue of Lab on a Chip , enable scientists to determine what signals in the body attra...

A research work on molluscs nacre opens new doors for its possible use in biomedicine

This release is available in French and Spanish . Researchers from the University of Granada , the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Aveiro (Portugal) have studied for the first time nacre's growing mechanism of gastropods, a previous step for the artificia...

Unexpected finding opens up new way to stop autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection

After several years of battling recurring infections, the last thing a patient and her doctors ever expected was that the cause of her problems might actually help millions live longer, more active lives. Now, researchers have high hopes because Edward Goetzl and his colleagues from the University...

Registration Opens for 2009 Force Protection Equipment Demonstration

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Online registration has begun for the 2009 Force Protection Equipment Demonstration (FPED VII). With a theme of "Impacting the Global War on Terror," the event will be held at Stafford County Regional Airport, Stafford, VA, and Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA, n...

Orangutan's spontaneous whistling opens new chapter in study of evolution of speech

Des Moines, Iowa December 11, 2008 Throughout history, human beings have used the whistle for everything from hailing a cab to carrying a tune. Now, an orangutan's spontaneous whistling is providing scientists at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning. ...

Climate change opens new avenue for spread of invasive plants

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Plants that range northward because of climate change may be better at defending themselves against local enemies than native plants. So concludes a team of scientists including a University of Florida geneticist. The team's findings, reported in today's online edition of Na...

Singapore opens Fusionopolis, its second major R&D hub in 5 years

Singapore, 17 October 2008 Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined more than 400 international leaders in science, technology and business to celebrate the opening of Fusionopolis, its second major R&D hub. Its first major hub, Biopolis, opened five years ago. The futuristic 30-he...

IronKey Opens New European Office

Company Opens UK Office to Meet Increased Demand for Secure and Managed USB Memory Sticks in Europe LOS ALTOS, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, maker of the world's most secure flash drive, today announced that the company has opened a new European office in the UK...

Landmark study opens door to new cancer, aging treatments

(PHILADELPHIA)Researchers at The Wistar Institute have deciphered the structure of the active region of telomerase, an enzyme that plays a major role in the development of nearly all human cancers. The landmark achievement opens the door to the creation of new, broadly effective cancer drugs, as w...

Brown opens institute for molecular and nanoscale innovation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Many of society's most pressing problems the search for clean energy, the availability of safe drinking water, rooting out the biomarkers of diseases depend on the study of matter at the molecular and nanoscale level. Such complex research is no longer confi...

European light research opens door for optical storage and computing

The goal of replacing electronics with optics for processing data in computers is coming closer through cutting edge European research into the mysterious properties of fast and slow light. The long term aim is to boost processing speeds and data storage densities by several orders of magnitude an...

New window opens on the secret life of microbes

Nowhere is the principle of "strength in numbers" more apparent than in the collective power of microbes: despite their simplicity, these one-cell organisms -- which number about 5 million trillion trillion strong (no, that is not a typo) on Earth -- affect virtually every ecological process, from...

Experimental Biology and Medicine announces expansion into Asia, opens new office

The Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Biology and Medicine (EBM), Dr. Steven R. Goodman, has delineated a plan for expansion of the journal and enhancement of the activities of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM) into Asia. The plan, which is strongly supported by the SEBM Counc...

'Electronic switch' opens doors in rheumatoid joints

A breakthrough in understanding the way atoms move across cell membranes in the human body could pave the way for the development of new treatments for inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists at the University of Leeds have identified a previously unknown natural mechani...

Profound immune system discovery opens door to halting destruction of lupus

(New York, NY) A researcher funded by the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) has discovered an entirely new and powerful molecular switch that controls the inflammatory response of the immune system. The major finding, reported in the December 14th issue of the journal Cell, means that new methods can...

Truck-safe bamboo bridge opens in China

In China bamboo is used for furniture, artwork, building scaffolding, panels for concrete casting and now, truck bridges. Yan Xiao, a professor at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering is the designer of a new span in the village of Leiyang, Hunan Province, which f...

Cold treatment opens doors for citrus exports to Japan

Citrus growers in eastern Australia now have greater access to the Japanese market as a result of research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI). Trials undertaken at NSW DPIs Gosford Horticultural Institute have proven that cold storage at temperatures of 2 or 3C can effectively ki...

IdentiPHI Opens Paris Office to Boost European Sales and Support

Growth of identity security market in EMEA spurs IdentiPHI's company expansion AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- IdentiPHI, Inc., an innovative leader in enterprise security solutions and services, announces its expansion with the opening of an office in Pa...

Same gene protects from 1 disease, opens door to another

CORVALLIS, Ore. Botanists at Oregon State University have discovered that a single plant gene can cause resistance to one disease at the same time it produces susceptibility to a different disease the first time this unusual phenomenon has ever been observed in plants. The finding, published ...

A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer

Montreal, 9 August 2007 - An in-depth understanding of the mechanisms that trigger cancer cell growth is vital to the development of more targeted treatments for the disease. An article published in the August 3 issue of Molecular Cell provides a key to these mechanisms that may prove crucial in t...

The Earth Observatory of Singapore devoted to the study of earth sciences officially opens

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) which aspires to be a leading world institution for understanding and addressing several of civilisation's most serious environmental threats including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and climate change aims to provide invaluable research and da...

Three-dimensional, miniature endoscope opens new diagnostic possibilities

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have developed a new type of miniature endoscope that produces three-dimensional, high-definition images, which may greatly expand the application of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In the October 19 issue of Nature, the te...

Gene discovery opens door to tackling disease

Western Australian researchers have discovered a new gene that could lead to breakthroughs in breast and prostate cancer, as well as diabetes. The gene, called SLIRP, was discovered by a team at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research's (WAIMR) Laboratory for Cancer Medicine, led by...

It's in the genes: Study opens door to new treatment of the blues

A Florida State University scientist used a gene transfer technique to block the expression of a gene associated with clinical depression in a new study of mice that could lead to better treatment of human beings with this condition. Carlos Bolanos, an assistant professor of psychology and neuros...

Membrane research opens window to benefits for plants, humans

A wilting, water-starved houseplant and flood-covered crops have something in common. That knowledge, gleaned from spinach and researchers on two continents, potentially could open the gate to advances in both plant and human health. The research, which appeared online this month in advance of re...

Successful Test Of Single Molecule Switch Opens The Door To Biomolecular Electronics

A team of scientists led by biophysicist Stuart Lindsay from the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has created the first reproducible single molecule negative differential resistor ?and in the process has developed a groundbreaking experimental technique that provides a “roadmap?for d...

Fundamental Finding Yields Insight into Stem Cells, Cancer; Opens Door to Drug Discovery

Few things about growing older are as inevitable and obvious as “going gray,?yet scientists have been unable to explain the precise cause of this usually unwelcome transformation. In a report posted today on the Web site of the journal Science, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Chil...

Color-blind method opens new doors in DNA sequencing

A "color-blind" method of fluorescence detection developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Rice University could open new doors that would take DNA sequencing to the patient's bedside, the doctor's office and even the scene of a crime or a battlefield. "We could eventually ...

UCSF researchers identify new drug target for Kaposi's sarcoma

...hat inhibited the Kaposi's sarcoma virus protease activity by at least 50 percent, including one that was highly potent. That discovery potentially opens myriad opportunities for drug discovery, Craik said, by making target receptors that were biologically validated, but then deemed undruggable, more at...

Reprogramming human cells without inserting genes

...isks associated with inserting extra genes or using viruses. This discovery opens a new avenue for reprogramming cells that could eventually lead to treatmen...anism at work in these cells regulating the stem cell gene expression. That opens a whole new line of inquiry." ...

Humans lend a hand to critically endangered waterbird

...al small-scale farming by local communities is therefore crucial to the ibis' survival because grazing livestock and burning of the forest understorey opens up these habitats making them suitable for the birds. "Our findings show that this critically endangered species is largely dependent on the local ...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

...immune system of the host - in this case the mouse - primarily in response to antibiotic treatment but also in response to immune impaired hosts. This opens up numerous opportunities including the development of new probiotic approaches, which could restore the balance of the intestinal microbiota and prom...

Mystery E. coli genes essential for survival of many species

...mental abnormalities or cancer." Professor Douglas Kell, BBSRC Chief Executive said: "This work is a good example of where having a genome sequence opens up many possible avenues of enquiry. It also makes clear the value of an organised approach to accessing and using genome information. Research focuss...

Scientists track chemical changes in cells as they endure extreme conditions

...ceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . "We can now follow chemical changes in living bacteria as they respond to extreme environments. This opens up a new window into how bacteria adapt and carry out some of life's most important processes," says Hoi-Ying Holman, a staff scientist in Berkeley La...

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

...uld be the first biomarker blood tests that doctors could track to identify patients at risk for sudden deterioration of lung function. "This work opens an important window into the mystery of why patients with lung fibrosis suddenly decompensate and how to identify these patients for more aggressive t...

Natural compound stops retinopathy

...lion Americans with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. "There is no good treatment for retinopathy, which is why we are so excited about this work. This opens an entirely new area for pharmaceutical companies to target," said Jay Ma, the principal investigator on the project and a research partner at the OU ...

Scientists 'rebuild' giant moa using ancient DNA

...t is possible to retrieve DNA from all parts of the ancient feathers, not just the tip of the quill, as previously thought. "This important finding opens the way to study DNA from museum bird skins while causing almost no damage to these valuable specimens, just by clipping a small part of a single feat...

The sound of light: Innovative technology shatters the barriers of modern light microscopy

...sh wakes up and recovers without harm following the procedure. Dr. Daniel Razansky, who played a pivotal role in developing the method, says, "This opens the door to a whole new universe of research. For the first time, biologists will be able to optically follow the development of organs, cellular func...
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