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Ripple effect: Water snails offer new propulsion possibilities

A UC San Diego engineer has revealed a new mode of propulsion based on how water snails create ripples of slime to crawl upside down beneath the surface. Eric Lauga, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering, recently published a paper in ...

Models of eel cells suggest electrifying possibilities

Engineers long have known that great ideas can be lifted from Mother Nature, but a new paper* by researchers at Yale University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) takes it to a cellular level. Applying modern engineering design tools to one of the basic units of life, th...

Potent possibilities for parasite attack

A comparison of three parasite species that cause Leishmaniasis has identified a small number of genes, many new to biology, that will provide a framework to target the search for new treatments. Leishmaniasis is a devastating disease that affects about two million people each year and threatens o...

Heart failure: Intervention possibilities from imaging programmed cell loss

Using a nuclear medicine technique and molecular imaging to "see" programmed cell loss—the body's normal way of getting rid of unneeded or abnormal cells—may help in early identification of those individuals who are at risk of developing heart failure, say researchers in the April Journal of Nuclea...

New possibilities to fight pests with biological means

Corn plants emit a cocktail of scents when they are attacked by certain pests, such as a caterpillar known as the Egyptian cotton leaf worm. Parasitic wasps use these plant scents to localize the caterpillar and deposit their eggs on it, so that their offspring can feed on the caterpillar. Soon ...

New possibilities for flu antiviral and vaccine research emerge from 'Spanish flu' virus

Findings reported in Science help explain why Spanish flu was so lethal. The 1918 Spanish flu was a global disaster, killing an estimated 20 to 50 million people, many of them otherwise healthy adults. By partially reconstructing the Spanish flu virus, researchers have now discovered at least part ...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

...increase our use and domestication of perennial crops. "So far, little effort has been made to improve perennial crops," he says. "Some of greatest possibilities for transforming agriculture may well come from overlooked systems such as perennial grasses." Landscape diversity creates habitat for pest enemie...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...p of northwestern Yucatan compiled by Gilli et al. shows a terrain of near uniform strontium isotope ratios inside the cenote ring that will offer new possibilities for both geochronology and archaeology. The study also constructed detailed strontium isotope maps around the archaeological sites of Mayapn and Chich...

Fujitsu Expands Support for Ethernet Networks With New Additions to XG Switch Product Line

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Fujitsu PalmSecure Certified Under International Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2

...-7000. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa . Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks and The possibilities are Infinite is a trademark of Fujitsu Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Statements herein are based on normal op...

$29.4 million grant establishes CTSI at NYU in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation

...YU Provost David McLaughlin said, "When scholars of distinction from different disciplines collaborate, the basic, applied, and translational research possibilities are powerful. That is why this grant is so impressive and such a source of pride for the University: it recognizes our researchers' talent, collabora...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

...ly. Advances in brain imaging, the mapping of the brains biochemical circuitry and breakthroughs in molecular genetics have significantly enhanced the possibilities of the neurosciences. These advances have given physicians and scientists greater insight into the brain. Today neural activity in normal and patholog...

Exploring standards to advance microbial genomics

...But far more could be done with microbial genomics, according to DOE JGI Genome Biology head Nikos Kyrpides, if researchers would embrace the world of possibilities that lie beyond the present anthropocentric focus and would also institute shared standards for genomic data collection and analysis. In a perspecti...

Forsyth scientists suggest linkages between obesity and oral bacterial infection

... me to question potential unknown contributing causes of obesity. Could it be an epidemic involving an infectious agent?" "It is exciting to image the possibilities if oral bacteria are contributing to some types of obesity," added Goodson. Summary of Study In order to measure the salivary bacterial popul...

All in sight

...rmore, the system can directly support research projects concerning whale population in the scarcely researched Antarctic regions. Further application possibilities regarding ship security (evasion of collisions with growlers) and sea ice research (ice coverage at small-scales) are important, not least with regard...

New nanoparticles could revolutionize therapeutic drug discovery

...Research Council (BBSRC) which could lead to 30 per cent more proteins being available as potential targets for drug development - opening up exciting possibilities in drug discovery. Understanding the structure of proteins is a vital first step in developing new drugs, but to date, drug development has been sl...

Technology guide: Principles -- applications -- trends

...ses that "presenting an overview makes it easier to discuss the material, not just for laymen but also for researchers from different disciplines. New possibilities often emerge at the interfaces between specialist disciplines and fields of expertise, particularly wherever knowledge is pooled in an unusual way." ...

Tracking down the causes of multiple sclerosis

...hat cause the disease and those that should be protected. A better understanding of the disease is required in order to achieve this. Entirely new possibilities The research of multiple sclerosis has proven particularly difficult. This is due, not least, to the fact that the focus of the disease is embedde...

Work of Field Museum scientist addresses question of chance in evolution

...ain and again in other groups. The authors argue that the original trajectory was highly contingent on a set of initial conditions, but that given the possibilities afforded by time, a genetic background would arise (like flipping a coin long enough to achieve 10 heads or tails in a row) that was visible to natura...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 3, 2009

...volve encouraging companies to adapt more efficient recycling strategies and providing more financial incentives to encourage people to recycle. Other possibilities include mining new sources of metals, such as those found in metal sulfide deposits near deep-sea hydrothermal vents or manganese nodules found in dee...

Aluminum-oxide nanopore beats other materials for DNA analysis

...tiny hole through a thin film of aluminum oxide, could ultimately prove capable of performing DNA analysis with a single molecule, offering tremendous possibilities for personalized medicine and advanced diagnostics. "Solid-state nanopore sensors have shown superior chemical, thermal and mechanical stability ove...

Supply Chain Council Partners With APICS The Association for Operations Management

...ts. APICS education and training programs provide a foundation for the supply chain improvement activities that SCC promotes. We are excited about the possibilities presented by this alliance." Through this agreement, members of SCC are eligible for member pricing on APICS certification exams and educational ...

Award for pioneering stem cell research to mend broken bones

...s of pounds each year. This truly multidisciplinary approach to the basic research necessary to improve our scientific understanding opens up exciting possibilities in the area of skeletal development and repair, an area where advancement is becoming increasingly urgent on both a quality of life and an economic le...

Supply Chain Council Partners With APICS The Association for Operations Management

...ts. APICS education and training programs provide a foundation for the supply chain improvement activities that SCC promotes. We are excited about the possibilities presented by this alliance." Through this agreement, members of SCC are eligible for member pricing on APICS certification exams and educational ...

Early detection of lung cancer: New data presented at multidisciplinary meeting

...mour cells correlates with clinical parameters. The results "could comprise a promising prognostic factor in lung carcinomas, thus presenting exciting possibilities for the future." ...

Two-pronged model could help foil tough cystic fibrosis infections

...devised a novel approach for thwarting the relentless bacterial infections that thrive in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis (CF), unlocking new possibilities against a tenacious and toxic hallmark of the common genetic disease. Combining a mainstay antibiotic with drugs to deprive the bacteria of iron, w...

Researchers identify a molecule that increases the risk of cardiac insufficiency

...reduce fibrosis or improve heart functions. Other drugs however, which are less commonly used, do have these beneficial qualities. "Our work opens new possibilities for treating patients with heart disease through the inhibition of the enzyme. The development of cardiac insufficiency could thus be impeded," said B...

A genomic CluE for cloud computing

... like; with lots of sky and ocean pieces that fit very loosely together." Such a process requires a lot of computing power because of the number of possibilities and level of uncertainty. Computer clusters can do all the comparisons of sequence combinations and decide on the best one. But computer power and e...

Winners announced in the Elsevier Grand Challenge

... tools demonstrate thoughtful design, provide genuine and immediate improvements in scientific communication and point the way toward interesting new possibilities for the future. Given so many excellent submissions, it was very difficult to choose between the four finalists. All of the tools were developed wit...

Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Integrates with Passlogix v-GO Access Accelerator Suite

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Allscripts Integrates Electronic Health Records with Innovative Patient Kiosk

...new information, future events or otherwise. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks and The possibilities are Infinite is a trademark of Fujitsu Ltd. Allscripts Patient Kiosk is a trademark of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. All other trademark...

Cold and brown fat raise the prospect of a new method of treating obesity

...cine this week. Studies carried out by Enerbck and others show that adults use brown fat to convert energy to heat - a discovery that may provide new possibilities in treating overweight and obesity. It has previously been believed that the brown fat found in infants disappears as we grow up, but the new study...

Genes from tiny marine algae suggest unsuspected avenues for new research

...NA of two tiny marine algae, a team of scientists has opened up a myriad of possibilities for new research in algal physiology, plant biology, and marine ecology. Th...s share genes with other microbes and suites of genes with land plants, the possibilities are virtually endless. Worden and her team are looking forward to further e...

ISU researcher identifies protein that concentrates carbon dioxide in algae

...e National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Now that the HLA3 protein has been identified, Spalding believes there are several possibilities to use the gene that encodes this protein. The recent explosion of interest in using microalgae for production of biofuels raises the possibility o...

Human ES cells progress slowly in myelin's direction

... ( dev.biologists.org ) the successful generation from human embryonic stem cells of a type of cell that can make myelin, a finding that opens up new possibilities for both basic and clinical research. The cells the researchers made are called oligodendrocytes, which are responsible for making myelin in the ce...

Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Integrates with Passlogix v-GO Access Accelerator Suite

... . Copyright 2009 Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. All rights reserved. Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks and The possibilities are Infinite is a trademark of Fujitsu Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Statements herein are based on normal op...

Intruder alert: Tel Aviv University's 'Smart Dew' will find you!

...lution, making Prof. Shapira's technology extremely cost-effective compared to other concepts. "It doesn't require much imagination to envision the possibilities for this technology to be used," says Prof. Shapira. "They are really endless." ...

'Buckyballs' to treat multiple sclerosis

... electronic applications allowing scientists to manufacture much more smaller and faster processors. These carbon-based materials have a huge range of possibilities in nanotechnology applications as well. Until now, buckyball-derived therapeutics have not been used in medicine. But the TAU and Harvard teams be...

Texas-sized tract of single-celled clones

...ing and eliminating cooperative strains is one focus of their work. "The existence of clonal patches in microbial species presents very interesting possibilities for the appearance and regulation of cheating behaviors," Queller said. "It is likely that additional natural studies of social microbes will continue...

Stem cell breakthrough gives new hope to sufferers of muscle-wasting diseases

...ough appears in the prestigious journal Stem Cells this week. The ability of adult stem cells to regenerate whole tissues opens up a world of new possibilities for many human diseases, according to the lead authors of the paper, Professor Peter Gunning, Professor Edna Hardeman and Dr Antonio Lee, from UNSW's ...
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