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Sigma-Aldrich Acquires ChemNavigator, Inc., to Provide Researchers With Industry-Leading Chemical Compound Selection and Procurement Services

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich(R) (Nasdaq: SIAL ) today announced the acquisition of cheminformatics company, ChemNavigator(R).com, Incorporated, a provider of leading discovery research informatics software tools used for design, selection and procureme...

UCSF researchers help crack parasite genome, identify drug leads

Two UCSF research papers this week are marking major breakthroughs in the effort to tackle schistosomiasis (bilharzia), a tropical disease that infects more than 200 million people worldwide and causes long-term debilitating illness and occasional paralysis or death. One paper documents a multi...

Canadian researchers discover gene related to the appearance of aging

HALIFAX, July 15 /PRNewswire/ - Scientists in Atlantic Canada have found a gene that may play a role in skin aging. Researchers were investigating the genetic cause of a rare disorder known as cutis laxa type 2 (CL2), which causes skin on the hands, feet and face to be loose and older looking, as ...

Stanford researchers find a quicker, cheaper way to sort isotopes

Whether it's the summer grass that tickles your feet or the red Bordeaux smacking on your palette, nearly every part of the world around you carries special chemical markers. These markers, called isotopes, can tell scientists where the molecules that compose a substance are from, where they tr...

Secret of sandcastle construction could help revive ancient building technique, researchers say

The secret of a successful sandcastle could aid the revival of an ancient eco-friendly building technique, according to research led by Durham University. Researchers, led by experts at Durham's School of Engineering, have carried out a study into the strength of rammed earth, which is growing ...

Sandia researchers construct carbon nanotube device that can detect colors of the rainbow

LIVERMORE, Calif. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have created the first carbon nanotube device that can detect the entire visible spectrum of light, a feat that could soon allow scientists to probe single molecule transformations, study how those molecules respond to light, observe h...

Collexis Connects Biomedical Researchers and Clinical Scientists with the Collexis Expert Platform for Translational Research

Experts Platform launch will Enable 60,000+ Researchers at 38 Institutions to Collaborate COLUMBIA, S.C., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Collexis Holdings Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CLXS), a leading developer of semantic search and knowledge discovery software, announced today the lau...

Thomson Reuters Names 'Hottest' Researchers and Papers of 2007-2008

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters today announced the results of its annual roundup of the "hottest" researchers and research papers. In its March/April issue of Science Watch , Thomson Reuters identified the top 13 authors...

University of Alberta and NINT researchers make solar energy breakthrough

EdmontonThe University of Alberta and the National Research Council's National Institute (NINT) for Nanotechnology have engineered an approach that is leading to improved performance of plastic solar cells (hybrid organic solar cells). The development of inexpensive, mass-produced plastic solar pa...

Seminar Will Bring ALS Researchers to Patient Groups

The Leading ALS Lab Presents on Therapy Development Strategy CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) has announced the 2009 launch of its popular ALS Research 101 series. The two-hour, interactive seminar is designed to inform and ...

In Analyst Interview, Cord Blood America Says Stem Cells Now Front and Center for Researchers and Investors

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and internati...

USC researchers derive first embryonic stem cells from rats

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have, for the first time in history, derived authentic embryonic stem (ES) cells from rats. This breakthrough finding will enable scientists to create far more effective animal models for the study of a range of human diseases. The res...

Clemson researchers advance nanoscale electromechanical sensors

CLEMSON Clemson physics professor Apparao Rao and his team are researching nano-scale cantilevers that have the potential to read and alert us to toxic chemicals or gases in the air. Put them into a small handheld device and the potential is there for real-time chemical alerts in battle, in indus...

Duke researchers coax bright white light from unexpected source

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University and United States Army scientists have found that a cheap and nontoxic sunburn and diaper rash preventative can be made to produce brilliant light best suited to the human eye. Duke adjunct physics professor Henry Everitt, chemistry professor Jie Liu and their gr...

Pitt researchers create nontoxic clean-up method for potentially toxic nano materials

PITTSBURGHUniversity of Pittsburgh researchers have developed the first natural, nontoxic method for biodegrading carbon nanotubes, a finding that could help diminish the environmental and health concerns that mar the otherwise bright prospects of the super-strong materials commonly used in produc...

USC researchers print dense lattice of transparent nanotube transistors on flexible base

It's a clear, colorless disk about 5 inches in diameter that bends and twists like a playing card, with a lattice of more than 20,000 nanotube transistors capable of high-performance electronics printed upon it using a potentially inexpensive low-temperature process. Its University of Southern ...

J. Craig Venter Institute Researchers Publish Significant Advance in Genome Assembly Technology

Advance Allows for More Efficient Construction of Synthetic Genomes ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, have published a paper describing a significant advance in genome ass...

Virginia Tech researchers discover how mosquitoes avoid succumbing to viruses they transmit

Blacksburg, Va. -- Mosquitoes are like Typhoid Mary. They can spread viruses which cause West Nile fever, dengue fever, or yellow fever without themselves getting sick. Scientists long thought that the mosquito didn't care whether it had a virus hitchhiker, but have now discovered, "There is a war...

Alfred Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering Launches New Web Site Designed to Help University Researchers Bring Biomedical Advances to Market

VALENCIA, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering (AEMFBE), a philanthropic organization created by billionaire Alfred E. Mann to establish university-based commercialization- enablement institutes at elite universities, designed to facilitate biomed...

2010 Japan Prize to Honor Scientists and Researchers in Industrial Production/Production Technology and Biological Production/Environment Fields

-Calling for nomination of candidates worldwide - TOKYO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan today announced the two fields eligible for the next Japan Prize, one of the world's most prestigious awards in science and technology. The 2010 Japan Prize will ...

Clemson researchers advance nanoscale electromechanical sensors

CLEMSON Clemson physics professor Apparao Rao and his team are researching nano-scale cantilevers that have the potential to read and alert us to toxic chemicals or gases in the air. Put them into a small handheld device and the potential is there for real-time chemical alerts in battle, in indus...

VAP(R) Cholesterol Test Helps Researchers Identify Treatment Effects of Combination Therapy

Coadministration of ezetimibe/simvastatin and fenofibrate results in more favorable lipid profile in mixed hyperlipidemia patients BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Using the VAP Cholesterol Test from Atherotech, Inc., investigators led by Michel Farnier M.D., of Point Medical, Rond ...

Ultrafast lasers give CU-Boulder researchers a snapshot of electrons in action

In the quest to slow down and ultimately understand chemistry at the level of atoms and electrons, University of Colorado at Boulder and Canadian scientists have found a new way to peer into a molecule that allows them to see how its electrons rearrange as the molecule changes shape. Understand...

The Lancet's New Online Medical Journal Helps Clinicians and Medical Researchers Find Practice-Changing Evidence Quickly and Easily

LONDON, October 29 /PRNewswire/ -- - Utilizing Best-In-Class Web Technologies, TheLancet.com has Been Completely Rebuilt, Providing a Smooth and Speedy Online Environment for Busy Clinicians to Access the Latest Medical Evidence The Lancet, the world's leading independent suite of medical ...

Sigma-Aldrich and the University of Illinois Offer New Boronic Acid Surrogates to Researchers Worldwide Through Licensing Agreement

Technology expected to aid drug discovery by allowing for the rapid synthesis of molecules using a single reaction ST. LOUIS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with the Universi...

Use it or lose it? Researchers investigate the dispensability of our DNA

October 2, 2008 Our genome contains many genes encoding proteins that are similar to those of other organisms, suggesting evolutionary relationships; however, protein-coding genes account for only a small fraction the genome, and there are many other DNA sequences that are conserved across specie...

Dartmouth researchers advance cellulosic ethanol production

Hanover, NH A team of researchers from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering and Mascoma Corporation in Lebanon, N.H., have made a discovery that is important for producing large quantities of cellulosic ethanol, a leading candidate for a sustainable and secure alternative to petroleum-derived...

Understanding the science of solar-based energy: more researchers are better than one

View a video of MIT scientists explaining how they recently discovered a catalyst that produces oxygen gas from water. With the assistance of a five-year $20 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Chemical Bonding Center (CBC) ...

Penn researchers demonstrate a flexible, 1-step assembly of nanoscale structures

PHILADELPHIA - Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have created a one-step, repeatable method for the production of functional nanoscale patterns or motifs with adjustable features, size and shape using a single master "plate." Researchers took advantage of the elastic instability of ...

Argonne researchers win 2 R&D 100 Awards

ARGONNE, Ill. (July 17, 2008) Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and their industrial partners have won two R&D 100 Awards for innovative fluid sealing and lithium-ion battery technologies. Argonne scientists have been awarded 101 R&D 100 Awards sin...

Silicon photonic crystals key to optical cloaking, researchers say

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Now you see it, soon you might not, researchers at the University of Illinois say. In computer simulations, the researchers have demonstrated an approximate cloaking effect created by concentric rings of silicon photonic crystals. The mathematical proof brings scientists a step ...

LLNL researchers peer into water in carbon nanotubes

LIVERMORE, Calif. - Researchers have identified a signature for water inside single-walled carbon nanotubes, helping them understand how water is structured and how it moves within these tiny channels. This is the first time researchers were able to get a snapshot of the water inside the carbon...

HistoRx Announces Expanded Access of AQUA(R) Technology to 900+ Researchers at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

-Technology for quantitative profiling of protein biomarkers in tissue now available to investigators at DF/HCC member institutions through Brigham and Women's Pathology Core Facility- NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- HistoRx, Inc., announced today that the pathology ...

First Annual Autism Conference at Packard Children's and Stanford Brings Parents and Researchers Together

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents of children with autism often grapple with a bewildering array of questions and choices: "Did I do something to cause the disorder? Could it be genetic? What is it like to be a child with autism? Are there new medications or therapies that migh...

By adding graphene, researchers create superior polymer

Researchers at Northwestern University and Princeton University have created a new kind of polymer that, because of its extraordinary thermal and mechanical properties, could be used in everything from airplanes to solar cells. The polymer, a nanocomposite that incorporates functionalized, exfo...

Glowing zebrafish help researchers track role of sugars in the cell

Berkeley -- Using artificial sugar and some clever chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, researchers have made glow-in-the-dark fish whose internal light comes from the sugar coating on their cells. This novel method of fluorescently tagging the sugar chains, or carbohydrates, that coa...

U-Md. Researchers Report Advance in Biological Microfactories for Drug Research

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A cross-disciplinary research team at the University of Maryland has shown for the first time that their microscopic drug research platform can produce the chemical reactions needed to test potential drugs. After researchers pl...

Boston College, MIT researchers achieve dramatic increase in thermoelectric efficiency

CHESTNUT HILL/CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 20, 2008 - Researchers at Boston College and MIT have used nanotechnology to achieve a major increase in thermoelectric efficiency, a milestone that paves the way for a new generation of products from semiconductors and air conditioners to car exhaust systems...

Iowa State researchers developing system to efficiently convert biomass to ethanol

AMES, Iowa Iowa State University researchers are developing an integrated system of thermochemical and catalytic technologies to efficiently produce ethanol from plant biomass. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy recently announced theyll support the research w...

Stanford researchers hear the sound of quantum drums

Forty years ago, mathematician Mark Kac asked the theoretical question, "Can one hear the shape of a drum?" If drums of different shapes always produce their own unique sound spectrum, then it should be possible to identify the shape of a specific drum merely by studying its spectrum, thus "hea...
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