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Model predicts evolution of Mediterranean landscape following fires

An international research team has developed a mathematical and cartographical model that make it possible to view how Mediterranean landscapes evolve in the aftermath of forest fires. In order to carry out this research study, published recently in the journal Environmental Modelling & Software ...

Optimal Reading Services Group, Inc. Receives Investment from Health Evolution Partners

Investment Positions Optimal for Expansion in Medical Imaging Management For Hospitals, Clinics and Radiology Groups BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimal Reading Services Group, Inc., a US-based, leading provider of medical imaging optimization services for hospitals, imaging c...

GenOdyssee Receives Broad Product Applications Protection in EU for Founding Natural Evolution Technology

GenOdyssee Has Received Notice of Allowance of European Patent Application Covering Its Core Natural Evolution Technology Invented in 2002, and Received Broad Product Applications Protection Rights to All Cytokine Families PARIS, October 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Gen...

Molecular sleuths track evolution through the ribosome

A new study of the ribosome, the cell's protein-building machinery, sheds light on the oldest branches of the evolutionary tree of life and suggests that differences in ribosomal structure between the three main branches of that tree are "molecular fossils" of the early evolution of protein synthe...

deCODE Discovers Gene Variants that May Help to Distribute the Work of Evolution between Men and Women

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) today report the discovery of two common, single-letter variants in the sequence of the human genome (SNPs) that regulate one of the principle motors of evolution. Versions of the two SNPs, l...

Scientists fix bugs in our understanding of evolution

What makes a human different from a chimp? Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute [EMBL-EBI] have come one important step closer to answering such evolutionary questions correctly. In the current issue of Science they uncover systematic err...

Talking Bout My Generation: The Evolution of Online Marketing Research

Utilizing reliable market research on an ongoing basis is the most effective way to ensure a successful marketing campaign. Nevertheless, for many companies, the benefits of conducting marketing research and the costs of conducting marketing research always seem to be at odds: Marketing researc...

Watching Evolution Happen - Evolving Healthcare Technology Spies Big Change

If Wisconsin can be said to have anything going for it in the digital age, its the confluence of its mushrooming health care and information technology sectors. The first-ever Evolving Healthcare Technology Conference, being held Friday at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, is ...

No time for evolution in telecommunications

Madison, Wis. - There is a revolution taking place in the telecom industry. Not an evolution - we don't have that much time. Today, a dynamic shift is being driven by technological advances that, in turn, drive a convergence of many formerly discreet industries into one; that, in turn, create ...

New angle on gecko research

... natural environment as well as in the lab. Insights gained through basic research assist them in designing experiments through an appreciation of how evolution has crafted its own solutions to complex problems. The goal of Russell's research is to try to understand this complex traction system and to appl...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals announces launch of Quill SRS product codes for laparoscopic gynecology procedures

...a patient series that had grown to 150 patients reviewed to that date. "Bidirectional barbed sutures greatly facilitate laparoscopic suturing. Further evolution and incorporation of this suture material into clinical practice seems inevitable," said Dr. Einarsson. "Quill SRS helps surgeons overcome one of th...

Novavax Announces Appointment of John J. Trizzino as Senior Vice President, International and Government Alliances

... footprint both here in the US and in the international markets. This is an important new position for our Company and is reflective of the continued evolution of Novavax in the vaccine space. John brings a unique blend of skills in vaccine product positioning strategy, government relations, and commercial m...

University of Florida Shands Cancer Center Selects OnCore(r) to Support its Collaborative Research Goals

...utions interact on many fronts, making significant contributions to the development of shared best practices and providing direction in the continuous evolution of OnCore. "It's a true pleasure to welcome the Shands Cancer Center into the OnCore community" said Srini Kalluri, president and CEO of...

New Report Just Published: World Endoscopy Systems Market Report

...I-12 Fiberoptic Instruments II-13 Video Endoscopes II-13 Video Endoscopes or Fiberoptics: Which One Offers a Better Solution II-13 evolution of Endoscopes II-13 Modern Endoscopes II-14 Drawbacks of Endoscopic Surgery II-15 Types of Endoscopes II-15 Laparoscope II-15 Type...

CEL-SCI Corporation Releases Letter to Shareholders

...and prophylaxis, we believe it is critically important to look beyond the swine flu strain originally found to be circulating. We must anticipate its evolution and prepare for mutant strains to appear from remote regions of the globe. Those mutant strains of the virus could possess virulence and other proper...

CSOFT Announces Introduction of L10NPRO 3.0 at 6th Annual Worldwide Summit in Beijing

...izing the TMS space by offering the use of L10NPRO for free so our customers can save significant costs. Entrepreneurial thinking is the catalyst for evolution and the launch of L10NPRO 3.0 is yet another example of how CSOFT is the industry leader in providing creative solutions. By putting our clients first...

Israeli scientists show bacteria can plan ahead

...hem food. In the microorganisms, says Pilpel, 'evolution over many generations replaces conditioned learning, but the end result is similar.' 'In both evolution and learning,' says Mitchell, 'the organism adapts its responses to environmental cues, improving its ability to survive.' Romano: 'This is not a gene...

Insmed CEO Resigns Due to Health Concerns

... uninterrupted with the continued assistance of Insmed's financial advisor, RBC Capital Markets. "Geoff Allan has played a critical role in the evolution of Insmed from its inception, navigating the Company through the various challenges and uncertainties frequently encountered within the biotech sector...

'Designer molecules' being developed to fight disease

...r, we have developed a novel method to revolutionise the way in which we produce these designer protein drugs. In principle this method mimics natural evolution to make new proteins but over a shorter timescale. Instead of taking millions of years, we can create new proteins in just a few weeks." She said: ...

Microsoft Signs Agreement With Merck & Co. Inc. to Acquire Assets of Rosetta Biosoftware, Strengthening Position in Life Sciences Industry

...rck will become a customer of the Microsoft Amalga Life Sciences 2009 platform and also will provide strategic input to Microsoft on the direction and evolution of new solutions incorporating Rosetta Biosoftware technologies. The software platform will help drive improvements in Merck's already advanced resear...

Elsevier Launches Ten New eBook Specialty Collections on MD Consult

...icine. By the end of 2009, more than 400 new specialty titles will be available as part of MD Consult eBook Specialty Collections, contributing to the evolution of the MD Consult platform into the most comprehensive and authoritative resource for medical information in all medical specialties. About MD ...

Chromosome breakpoints contribute to genetic variation

...ur results demonstrate that chromosome breakage in evolution is non-random and that the breakpoint regions and ...on within the breakpoint regions contribute to the evolution of an organism's genome, Lewin said. Breakages som... said. (The chromosome analysis was facilitated by evolution Highway, a powerful software tool developed in col...

Anadys Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Highlights

...ient study and the potential to see viral load reduction with a favorable tolerability profile at the higher dose; and (vi) expectations regarding the evolution of the market for HCV therapies. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause An...

Spherix Incorporated Announces the Death of A. Paul Cox, Jr., Chairman of the Board

...e 2009-2010 term. "All of us at Spherix mourn the loss of our chairman, Paul Cox, whose leadership has been invaluable during Spherix's period of evolution over the past several years," said Dr. Claire L. Kruger, Spherix's CEO. "Paul's outstanding guidance will be sorely missed." About Spherix ...

Fitting pieces for biosensors

...target molecule from a huge pool of 10 million x 100 million nucleic acids with different sequences. This selection method is called SELEX (Systematic evolution of Ligands by EXponential enrichment). SELEX is an evolutionary process performed in a 'test tube' (in vitro). Therefore the use of animals, plants o...

Intercell Announces European Approval of New Vaccine, IXIARO(R), to Prevent Japanese Encephalitis

...t authorization in all 27 member states as well as Norway and Iceland. "The European approval of IXIARO marks a crucial milestone in Intercell's evolution as one of the leading independent vaccine development companies with a vaccine marketed," said Intercell's Chief Executive Officer Gerd Zettlmeissl. "...

TrueVision Adds 3D Flat Panel Displays to its Visualization Platform for Refractive-Cataract Surgery

... TrueVision's appeal for prospective customers that have been constrained by small operating rooms. 3D flat panels are just another step in the rapid evolution of our platform." said CEO Forrest Fleming. All systems include the patented TrueVision 3D Image Capture Module that attaches to the surgical...

Codexis Names Lori Giver VP Systems Biology

...r is a widely-respected researcher in the directed evolution of genes and proteins. She joined Codexis in 2002...nt to her most recent position as Senior Director, evolution Technology. She received a bachelor's degr...y, Bloomington , where she focused on the directed evolution of nucleic acids with Dr. Andrew Ellington. Dr. G...

DNA duplication: A mechanism for 'survival of the fittest'

... in comparative genome studies and their extensive database, they were able to make a very precise dating of the duplications on the basis of standard evolution trees. This indicated that, in all of the plants under study, the most recent genome duplication occurred some 65 million years ago - thus, at the tim...

NanoLogix Adds Noted Journalist Bill Scanlon to Provide Media Relations

... journalist Bill Scanlon has joined the company to coordinate publicity in advance of major news. Scanlon's addition to the staff marks a significant evolution in the company's information flow to investors and media, and will aid in the introduction of the public to NanoLogix products. Bill Scanlon br...

RainDance Technologies Reviews Opportunities for Growth at Cowen Health Care Conference

...ased technology in enzymatic detection of cell surface markers, sorting based on secreted proteins from cells, immunoassays, qPCR, and enzyme-directed evolution for industrial and biofuel applications," he said. "These studies highlight the potential of our RainStorm technology to become a true platform capabl...

Frost & Sullivan Lauds BioTrove for Providing Research-Enabling Life Sciences and Drug Discovery Technologies

... RF-MS is routinely used in many applications including the high-throughput screening of previously intractable drug targets, ADME assays and directed evolution studies. About Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve...

Increasing Economic and Business Risks Will Transform the Global Life Sciences Industry

... services put the DTT member firms in a unique position to help clients. Member firm LSHC professionals work with their clients to help them shape the evolution of the industry. These professionals can help companies in their efforts to bring discoveries to life and improve the quality of care while they creat...

NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results

...on of our incremental revenue into sales and marketing initiatives. Indeed, we believe we have now concluded the most difficult part of our corporate evolution and are very much looking forward to Phase II of the Company's development, which we expect will begin with robust and profitable growth in 2009." ...

ExonHit Therapeutics Invested Strongly in 2008 for Pivotal 2009 Results

...rease of interest rates over 2008 leads to lower financial gains in 2008 at EUR 0.9 million versus EUR 1.3 million in 2007. Nonetheless, the favorable evolution of the euro/dollars exchange rate between the two years has led to a currency rate gain of EUR 0.02 million during 2008, compared to a loss of EUR 0.7...

invivodata and PRO Consulting to Present at International Industry Events

... Association of Clinical Data Management (ACDM) Annual Meeting (8-9 March 2009 in Northamptonshire, UK). invivodata's Adam Wood will present "ePRO evolution and its impact on Clinical Data Management". Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual EuroMeeting (23-25 March 2009 in ...

CIRM Completes Briefing Visit to Stemedica Cell Technologies

...ive a briefing from our leadership", said Dr. Maynard Howe, Stemedica's Vice Chairman & CEO. "We continue to play a pivotal role in the evolution of the stem cell industry in California and believe a supportive working relationship with CIRM is an essential part of this process. Stuart Lipto...

Globus Medical's INDEPENDENCE(TM) Spacer System: The MILDER(TM) ALIF Solution

...d the instrumentation expedites the entire procedure and allows me to deliver a better overall solution for patients." MILDER(TM) - the Natural evolution of Spine Care The INDEPENDENCE(TM) Spacer is the latest addition to Globus Medical's MILDER(TM) Spine Care portfolio. The MILDER(TM) (Minima...

New Genomatica Chemical Process Targets Ailing Ethanol Assets

...BDO. In typical bio-manufacturing processes, microbes become less effective in higher concentration solutions. Because of Genomatica's unique adaptive evolution method, the organism's growth and survival has instead been linked to higher production of BDO. The company is now developing the process engineering ...

CorNova(R) Expands Management Team with Appointment of Robert Gallahue as Chief Financial Officer

...n of Richard Sahagian as senior scientist. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070206/CLTU213LOGO ) The appointments reflect the evolution of the company's endovascular product line, which includes the FiberHalo(TM) stent deployment and post-dilatation balloon catheter, the FiberHalo(TM) ...
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