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Powerful online tool for protein analysis provided pro bono by Stanford geneticist

STANFORD, Calif. Scientists around the world may benefit from a powerful new database, available for free online, that will help them to home in on the parts of proteins most necessary for their function. Arend Sidow, PhD, associate professor of pathology and of genetics at the Stanford Univer...

New lab test offers better prediction of HIV microbicide safety

...rs later tested their model on two other microbicide candidates now being evaluated in large-scale clinical efficacy trials. Both drugs tenofovir and pro 2000 performed well by not disrupting the epithelial barrier. "Our findings strongly suggest that microbicides can increase the risk of HIV infec...

Salient Stills Notches Significant Advances in Profitability, Diversity of Sales and Customers, and Video Forensics Technology in 2008

...are company. Salient Stills introduced its technology to answer the need for an efficient and effective video image enhancement solution. VideoFOCUS pro and VFSource are video forensics solutions in use by law enforcement, security and military and intelligence agencies. For more information on Salien...

More accurate FEMA flood maps could help avoid significant damages and losses

..., nonprofit institutions that provide science, technology, and health policy advice under an 1863 congressional charter. Committee members, who serve pro bono as volunteers, are chosen by the Academies for each study based on their expertise and experience and must satisfy the Academies' conflict-of-int...

EPSRC Science and Innovation Awards 2008

...Watt and Strathclyde (Joint Bid) Research: Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software for the evolving HPC Platform Lead: Professor Nigel Brown, pro Vice Chancellor, Edinburgh Co-Investigators: Professor D Duncan, Heriot-Watt; Professor M Ainsworth,Strathclyde The aim on this centre is to narr...

Disability Rights Legal Center honors Ossur

...he Corporate Award; the comedienne and visionary Fran Drescher with the Cancer Vanguard Award and the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP with the pro Bono Award. The I AM PWD Campaign was honored with the DREAM Award for its continued commitment to access, inclusion and people with disabilities. ...

Photos: Turn Your Couch into a 'Disney' Ride for Under $300

... the name fool you. . .ButtKicker brand products are serious, award-winning pro audio "silent subwoofers" that provide powerful, musically-accurate low fre...Company is the leader in low frequency sound products for the home theater, pro audio, music, amusement and entertainment industries. ButtKicker brand prod...

New Sony PC Delivers High Performance in Ultra-Portable Package

...to your new one via a password-protected online account. The unit comes pre-installed with Windows Vista(R) Business operating system. A Windows(R) XP pro downgrade is also available for select models. It is equipped with plenty of slots, ports and jacks, including a Memory Stick(R) media/SD card slot,...

Professor's video series explains all facets of Earth

...ded to the westward migration of people from the eastern United States in search of suitable places to grow crops. While Wysession is an old pro at delivering lectures, he said that lecturing in a classroom and making these types of studio-based video lectures are two very different ways of get...

Costa Rica, US announce historic debt-for-nature swap

... of the debt at a discounted rate. Two law firms White & Case, and Pacheco, Odio & Alfaro represented the Conservancy and CI in the transaction on a pro bono basis. For more than 30 years, weve been working in Costa Rica, which has always been at the forefront of Latin American conservation, said St...

New molecular clock from LLNL and CDC indicates smallpox evolved earlier than believed

...die out. For a reliable molecular clock, it would be nice to see the steady rate of mutation in a general sense without a marked effect of change, pro or con, in any particular gene or subset. So the researchers created a simplified approach for looking across the nearly 200,000 DNA base pairs of the...

Taipan venom no snake oil

...s deadliest land snakes for their therapeutic potential. His study focussed on the genes in the coastal taipan's venom that are responsible for the pro coagulant or blood clotting agent called Factor X which could stem blood flow in a matter of seconds. A drug lead based on Factor X is being evalua...

MetaChip provides quick, efficient toxicity screening of potential drugs

...n," she adds. The microbicides to be tested are pro 2000 and BufferGel. Produced by Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA, pro 2000 has shown activity against HIV and other STIs...each act of sexual intercourse, one group will use pro 2000, one group will use a placebo gel, and the fi...

International trial of two microbicides begins

...n," she adds. The microbicides to be tested are pro 2000 and BufferGel. Produced by Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA, pro 2000 has shown activity against HIV and other STIs...each act of sexual intercourse, one group will use pro 2000, one group will use a placebo gel, and the fi...

Topical treatment shown to inhibit HIV and herpes simplex virus infection

...tutes of Health (NIH) investigated the efficacy of pro 2000, a topical microbicide under development by I...infected women to assess the antiviral activity of pro 2000 in cervicovaginal lavage (CVL) fluid collecte...er administration of a single intravaginal dose of pro 2000 gel or a matched placebo gel. CVL specimens w...
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