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Leading for Growth in the New Economic Reality Includes Vision and Innovation

DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman outlines leading in a dynamic and unpredictable world at Wharton Leadership Conference. Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) June 16, 2009 -- As the global recession has changed the landscape of many markets DuPont serves, the company is well-positioned t...

Video: Turning Hope Into Reality - VA Research to Restore Veterans' Abilities

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- VA Research is dedicated to restoring injured Veterans to their greatest possible functional capacity in their families, communities, and work places. For those who lost limbs from combat traumas or because of complications such as diabetes, VA researchers are ...

Jatropha Sector Reality Check: Still Viable In Volatile Times? Upcoming Webcast Shares Latest Insights

In this time of global economic uncertainty, a top question of Jatropha developers is, "What impact will the current economic crisis have on the Jatropha sector and its prominence as a viable, sustainable biofuel?" To address this critical concern and more, a free 20 January webinar has...

Researchers enlist DNA to bring carbon nanotubes' promise closer to reality

A team of researchers from DuPont and Lehigh University has reported a breakthrough in the quest to produce carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that are suitable for use in electronics, medicine and other applications. In an article published in the July 9 issue of Nature , the group says it has developed...

Breakthrough Technology Takes Egg Freezing from Myth to Dependable Reality

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The day of true reproductive freedom for women has arrived. A new scientific study confirms the efficacy of a revolutionary egg selection and freezing process that, at long last, offers women a viable and reliable fertility preservation option. Developed and...

University of Pennsylvania scientists move optical computing closer to reality

PHILADELPHIA - Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have theorized a way to increase the speed of pulses of light that bound across chains of tiny metal particles to well past the speed of light by altering the particle shape. Application of this theory would use nanosized metal chains as...

'Nanonet' circuits closer to making flexible electronics reality

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have overcome a major obstacle in producing transistors from networks of carbon nanotubes, a technology that could make it possible to print circuits on plastic sheets for applications including flexible displays and an electronic skin to cover an entire aircraft...

Advance brings low-cost, bright LED lighting closer to reality

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers at Purdue University have overcome a major obstacle in reducing the cost of "solid state lighting," a technology that could cut electricity consumption by 10 percent if widely adopted. The technology, called light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, is about four times ...

GreenField Ethanol and Enerkem Announce Plans to Make Cellulosic Ethanol a Commercial Reality

TORONTO and MONTREAL, March 11 /PRNewswire/ - GreenField Ethanol, Canada's largest ethanol producer, and Enerkem, a leading gasification and catalysis technology company, have signed a Binding Term Sheet outlining their plan to produce cellulosic ethanol on a commercial scale. "We are excite...

Augmented reality brings a new dimension to learning

Screen shot of MadCity Murder Mystery game Madison, Wis. - Kurt Squire , an assistant professor at the UW-Madison School of Education, hopes to bring a new dimension to education and learning with "augmented reality" games, which combine aspects of physical activity, traditional reading and m...

Separating science fiction from reality in the human cloning debate

Madison, Wis. After Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a bill that would have banned cloning of human embryonic stem cells for research purposes, the legislative director of Wisconsins Right to Life movement made a remark that seemed straight out of a science fiction movie. We're not talking about stem ...

Medical College researcher working to make genetic-based medicine a reality

Wauwatosa, Wis. - Personalized medicine is a concept that appears a long way from becoming reality, but people in the know believe so-called genetic-based medicine is closer than we think. In genetic-based medicine, personal genetic profiles will be used to identify the patient's predispositio...

NIST scientists study how to stack the deck for organic solar power

... A new class of economically viable solar power cellscheap, flexible and easy to makehas come a step closer to reality as a result of recent work* at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where scientists have deepened their understanding of the co...

Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders Reports Need for Increasing Awareness of Eating Disorders in Males

...ve intervention is often not available to the male population. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090604/CG27861LOGO "It is a reality that boys and men do have eating disorders and ignoring the problem may only allow it to get to a life threatening state," said Sam Lample, therapist ...

Elsevier Releases Results of Alternative Energy Research Leadership Study Identifying Top 25 Institutions Worldwide

...e suite currently includes SciVal Spotlight and SciVal Funding. With traditional research performance measurement options unable to capture the reality of today's multidisciplinary scientific landscape, the SciVal Spotlight tool is designed to provide research managers with a more accurate picture of ...

MSNBC Publishes Free Online Abridgment of 'Biocentrism'

.....Other physicists point out that Lanza's view is fully in line with the perspective from quantum mechanics that the observer plays a huge role in how reality is observed. 'So what Lanza says in this book is not new,' Richard Conn Henry, a physics and astronomy professor at Johns Hopkins University , said i...

Covance to Present at the Drug Information Association's 45th Annual Meeting

...esident and general manager, clinical pharmacology June 24, 2009: "Six Sigma: How to Leverage 'A Great Idea' in the Complex reality of Clinical Trials" 8:30 a.m. | Session Chair: Tim G. Strauss, MA, executive director, business process improvement, clinical develop...

A*STAR scientists invent the world's only controllable molecule gear of minuscule size of 1.2nm

...oscale. This paper is a valuable step on the long road to applying this understanding for discoveries and breakthroughs in nanotechnology and bring to reality the tiny nanobots and nanomachines from science fiction movies." ...

American Biotech Labs(R) Garners 2009 Utah Best of State Award

...te award in the Medical Innovation category," said Dr. William Moeller, a managing director at American Biotech Labs. "This recognition highlights the reality that we are in the midst of a period of tremendous growth, as an increasing number of people throughout the world are beginning to recognize the benef...

GreenHouse Energy, Governor Schwarzenegger Join in Driving the Future of Fueling in California

... of the E-Fuel MicroFueler in California and Arizona. “GreenHouse is fully committed to making private use of alternative fuel an affordable reality by the end of 2009,” said Chris Ursitti, GreenHouse CEO. “As a result of the Governor’s forward-leaning environmental policies, we w...

Elsevier and Brain Mapping Foundation Co-Host 6th Annual World Congress of IBMISPS on Brain Mapping and Image Guided Therapy

...re, stereotactic radiosurgery, human brain computer interface, brain implants, Spine of the future and spine instrumentation and nanomedicine, virtual reality neurosurgery and electronic nose for sniffing cancers. To supplement a number of invited keynote speakers, multiple oral and poster presentatio...

WuXi PharmaTech Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Results

...acted many of AppTec's customers and, as a result, negatively impacted AppTec's 2008 results, particularly in biologics manufacturing. Faced with the reality that biologics manufacturing would not recover in the foreseeable future, and attentive to shareholder interests, we discontinued this operation in De...

Batman Teams with Senator Katherine Laforge to Help Free America from OPEC

...Mr. Batman that he expressed some of the same concerns, basically that a great deal of misinformation is repeated so often that these untruths becomes reality to much of the public.” When Hearne presented Kent Batman with a copy of his book , he had a chance to hear Hardin Fuels Inc president voic...

WaferGen Biosystems, ImmuneRegen BioSciences and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to Collaborate on Novel Wound Healing Research

...ncorporate the WaferGen SmartChip technology into our studies at UT Southwestern," said Hal Siegel, Ph.D., ImmuneRegen Chief Scientific Officer. "The reality is that many physiological processes consist of a dynamic interplay among many biochemical factors. Unfortunately, many analytical tools provide a st...

Pathway for Biosimilars Act Protects Patients, Promotes Competition, Preserves Innovation and Creates Quality Jobs, Lilly Says

...Inslee and Barton for joining together and introducing a carefully considered, balanced approach to ensuring the promise of biotech medicine becomes a reality for patients," said Robert Armitage, Lilly's senior vice president and general counsel. "Making biotech discoveries entails many years of research, m...

Simbionix Increases Product Offerings for OB/GYN Physicians

...day a global collaboration agreement. Simbionix will exclusively distribute, market, and provide service for the VirtaMed HystSim, an advanced virtual reality hysteroscopy simulator. Simbionix already offers a wide spectrum of simulators for minimal invasive surgery. "This new agreement further expand...

Opportunities and challenges in uncertainty quantification for complex interacting systems

...ces the idea of a computational laboratory serving as surrogate to physical reality still faces conceptual and technical challenges. Chief among these is the characterization of physical reality itself, under conditions of incomplete knowledge and information, reflected...

Pro Hockey Player Fernando Pisani Looks to Shoot and Score Against Ulcerative Colitis

...ive tract, are inflammatory bowel diseases that affect more than one million Americans combined. "When I was diagnosed with UC, I faced the harsh reality that I might not be able to continue my career as a professional hockey player," said Fernando Pisani. "But with the support of my doctor and my famil...

Helping Young Women Succeed in Today's Unpredictable World

...eal world" expecting that life will go according to plan, particularly when it comes to their careers, finances and relationships. Unfortunately, the reality is that the unexpected often happens -- a looming problem especially in today's challenging economic environment. A new website, www.WhatWillYourPl...

Energy, Biotechnology and Agribusiness Veterans Form SG Biofuels to Develop Jatropha as Low-Cost, Sustainable Oil

...diesel Conference and Expo in San Francisco, CA, where he was the featured speaker on Jatropha. "We're turning the opportunities of Jatropha into reality with a world-class team of scientists and geneticists, deep resources and expertise in Latin American agribusiness and a commitment to sustainable pro...

IDRI Collaborates with the Brazilian Butantan Institute To Develop Novel Vaccines Against Leishmaniasis

...accine with routine rabies immunization and to vaccinate up to 40 millions of dogs in Brazil," added Dr. Raw. "This collaboration with IDRI brings the reality of effective leishmaniasis vaccines significantly closer." About IDRI IDRI is a Seattle-based not-for-profit organization committed to ...

DAZ Systems, Inc. Thrives in the Clean Energy Industry

... like Southwest Windpower, MiaSole, Solyndra, Santur and Recurrent Energy. Today's clean energy industry is racing towards its future as the reality of today's energy world becomes glaringly apparent. Concerns over global warming, rising energy costs, reliance on foreign oil and decreasing worldwid...

Family Medicine Cabinet: Free, New On-Line Tool Helps Track Your Medication Safety

...r family's health, from their children to their elderly parents so it's critical for them to stay informed about their families' medications. But the reality is it's hard to keep up with new drug safety information coming out nearly every day," according to Alison Rhodes, "The Safety Mom," and nationally-re...

CBDM.T, the Market and Business Intelligence Company Reviews the Biofuel Market

...s have been made in each of these areas over the past several years, greatly improving the likelihood that cellulosic ethanol will become a commercial reality in the very near future. In 2007, sales of enzymes to the bioethanol industry comprised 13% of Novozymes'total enzymes sales. Enzymes for bioethan...

CBDM.T, the Market and Business Intelligence Company Reviews the Biofuel Market

...s have been made in each of these areas over the past several years, greatly improving the likelihood that cellulosic ethanol will become a commercial reality in the very near future. In 2007, sales of enzymes to the bioethanol industry comprised 13% of Novozymes'total enzymes sales. Enzymes for bioethan...

New Colorectal Module From Simbionix Advances Laparoscopic Cancer Treatment

...s, with over 148,000 Americans diagnosed in 2008. This new, virtual reality simulation, properly used, will significantly assist surgeons in mastering ...scopic colorectal module is definitely a revolution in the world of virtual reality medical simulation," explains Simbionix President, Ran Bronstein. "We've cr...

t2cure Acquires Patent Family on In Vitro Potency Testing of Stem Cells for Cardiovascular Application

...iger, CEO t2cure. "These patent rights complement our existing IP portfolio, supporting our commitment to make stem cell-based therapeutics a clinical reality for patients suffering from an acute heart attack or chronic heart failure." Each year, 40,000 patients are hit by a severe heart attack in Ge...

Medical Simulation Corporation Announces Partnership With University of South Florida

... promoting patient safety and preventing medical errors." "A wide range of health professionals will have access to all sorts of high-level, virtual reality simulators designed to give them the sensation of touch when working on such skills as intubation, central line placement and endoscopy," said Deborah...

Dry Eye Survey: Ophthalmologists Cite Treatment Limitations/Gaps in Treatment of Moderate to Severe Dry Eye

...an be improved but seldom eliminated. "We work very hard to help moderate to severe dry eye patients seeking relief," Dr. Asbell continued, "but the reality is, there is only so much we can do for them right now. Due to the great variation among dry eye patients, we need as many effective treatment options...

Sea urchin yields a key secret of biomineralization

...in the animal world, and scientists and engineers have long sought to mimic them. Now, harnessing the process of biomineralization may be closer to reality as an international team of scientists has detailed a key and previously hidden mechanism to transform amorphous calcium carbonate into calcite, the s...
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