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W.M. Keck Foundation Awards $1 Million to Hutchinson Center Scholar to Study How Cells Go Awry

SEATTLE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone touched by the ravages of cancer knows the rapidly growing, opportunistic cells don't play fair. But in order to expose exactly how cancer cells cheat their host, scientists must first study the rules governing the orderly cooperation of normal cell...

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 complex organic films at the hea...

Oprah, Luke Skywalker and Maradona -- new study investigates how our brains respond to them

Pictures paint concepts of a thousand words- now, for the first time, scientists studying the brain have worked out how words paint concepts in our minds. The team, including Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga at the Department of Engineering of the University of Leicester in the UK, Professor Itz...

NIST discovers how strain at grain boundaries suppresses high-temperature superconductivity

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered that a reduction in mechanical strain at the boundaries of crystal grains can significantly improve the performance of high-temperature superconductors (HTS). Their results* could lead to lower cost and signif...

New Danish research shows how oil gets stuck underground

Now, new Danish research may have come up with an explanation as to where and how North Sea oil clings to underground rocks. This explanation could turn out to be the first step on the way to developing improved oil production techniques with the intent of increasing oil production from Danish oil...

Fifth Annual SemTech Conference Highlights How Semantics Power Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, and Other Life Science Solutions

Attendees Learn Latest Advancements, from Medical Records Management to Bioterrorism Preparedness. Culver City, CA (PRWEB) May 5, 2009 -- SemTech 2009, the fifth annual Semantic Technology Conference and leading forum on real-world commercial, strategic, and future appl...

The Importance of Mixing: How to Compare Lab Scale Mixing with Full Scale Process Vessel Performance

This free Importance of Mixing webinar will compare lab mixing and large scale mixing, and features excerpts from two short courses given by Reinaldo M. Machado entitled "Fundamentals of Scale-up" and "iControl Mixing Guidelines". Columbia, MD (PRWEB...

White Paper Shows How to LEED the Way With Green Design

NEEDHAM, Mass., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry sources estimate that U.S. healthcare facilities spend approximately $5.3 billion annually for energy costs alone. Hospital administrators planning ahead for a new facility would face considerable escalation of such costs for the foreseeable future...

Genencor Shows How Industrial Biotech Breakthroughs Contribute to the New Green Economy

Event showcases sustainable solutions for biofuels, biochemicals and textile processing PALO ALTO, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, hosted a private tour of its Bay Area Research and Development headquarters to a group of industr...

New White Paper Examines Advanced Mycoplasma Tests - How Real-Time PCR Analysis Helps Save Time and Money for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturers

AGAWAM, Mass., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Contamination by mycoplasmal organisms is an ever-present concern in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Their properties make them ready sources of contamination, while rendering them difficult and time-consuming to detect. A new free white paper, examines how...

White Paper Details How DNA Sequencing Services Can Prevent Cleanroom Shutdowns at Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

AGAWAM, Mass., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Contamination by an unknown organism often calls for total shutdown of a cleanroom's operation until that organism can be identified and eliminated. Such shutdowns can have catastrophic effects on the schedules and productivity of medical device and pharmace...

Healthcare Executives Will Discuss How Best to Spend Economic Stimulus Money at June Conference

Invitation-only event brings together healthcare C-suite leaders, policymakers, and architects to explore challenges and opportunities of integrating technology into healthcare facility design and care processes NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Infor m atic s Magazine, the on...

Mathematical models reveal how organisms transcend the sum of their genes

MADISON Molecular and cellular biologists have made tremendous scientific advances by dissecting apart the functions of individual genes, proteins, and pathways. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering are looking to expand that understanding by putting the piece...

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...

White Paper Details How DNA Sequencing Services Can Prevent Cleanroom Shutdowns at Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

AGAWAM, Mass., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Contamination by an unknown organism often calls for total shutdown of a cleanroom's operation until that organism can be identified and eliminated. Such shutdowns can have catastrophic effects on the schedules and productivity of medical device and pharm...

Stretching silicon: A new method to measure how strain affects semiconductors

MADISON: University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and physicists have developed a method of measuring how strain affects thin films of silicon that could lay the foundation for faster flexible electronics. Silicon is the industry standard semiconductor for electronic devices. Silicon thin fil...

Researchers show how to 'stamp' nanodevices with rubber molds

By manipulating the way tiny droplets of fluid dry, Cornell researchers have created an innovative way to make and pattern nanoscale wires and other devices that ordinarily can be made only with expensive lithographic tools. The process is guided by molds that "stamp" the desired structures. "Y...

Research Shows How AHCC(R) May Help Fight Flu and Other Infectious Agents

Supports use of AHCC for immune enhancement during cold & flu season PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A new paper published in Nutrition Reviews (Vol. 66(9):526-531) by Dr. Barry W. Ritz, PhD, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology at Drexel University, has shown how AHCC impacts...

Tips on how to build a better home for biological parts

Blacksburg, Va. Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have compiled a series of guidelines that should help researchers in their efforts to design, develop and manage next-generation databases of biological parts. The stakes are high: the concept of biologica...

SACHEM Launches 2-D HPLC e-Learning Program : New e-Learning Program Teaches Scientists How to Better Analyze and Prove Product Purity Through Greater Sensitivity and Precision in Identification of Trace Components

SACHEM announced today the launch of a new displacement chromatography e-Learning program. With the growing popularity of SACHEM’s Isolis™ displacers, SACHEM is offering scientists worldwide the ability to learn more about applying displacement chromatography in two dimensional High P...

Free White Paper Now Available: How to get the most from your visit to electronica 2008 in Munich

A free paper helps visitors to electronica 2008 in Munich and covers topics such as finding multilingual help, electronica information available on the visitor hotline, sources of pre-show information useful in planning a trip, online registration benefits, a summary of focus areas, conferences a...

NIST studies how new helium ion microscope measures up

Just as test pilots push planes to explore their limits, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are probing the newest microscope technology to further improve measurement accuracy at the nanoscale. Better nanoscale measurements are critical for setting standards ...

Early-Bird Registration Ends this Week for 10th Annual Quality Excellence Conference: How Process Improvement Leaders Produce Profits in Recessions

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Be inspired by historic Philadelphia, Pa. and revel in the ambiance of a five-star hotel at a discounted group room rate while you discover best practices and network with executives from Abbott, Boeing, BP, DuPont, FedEx, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & J...

Tips on how to build a better home for biological parts

Blacksburg, Va. Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have compiled a series of guidelines that should help researchers in their efforts to design, develop and manage next-generation databases of biological parts. The stakes are high: the concept of biologica...

Hutchinson Center Receives $7.6 Million Federal Grant to Study How Genetic Variations Influence Risk of Common Diseases

SEATTLE, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have received a $7.6 million, four-year grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to better understand the genetic and biological roots of common diseases. The Hutchinson Center is one of four ...

Many paths, few destinations: How stem cells decide what they'll be

How does a stem cell decide what specialized identity to adopt or simply to remain a stem cell? A new study suggests that the conventional view, which assumes that cells are instructed to progress along prescribed signaling pathways, is too simplistic. Instead, it supports the idea that cells di...

A Smoking Gene: deCODE Shows How a Single Variant in the Sequence of the Genome Confers Nicotine Dependence and Risk of Lung Cancer and Other Disease

Findings will be applied to diagnostic efforts and will be integrated into the deCODEme(TM) service REYKJAVIK, Iceland, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cigarette smoking is a major public health problem that contributes to millions of deaths around the world each ...

Off-Label Stent Use: How Important Are FDA Approvals to Physicians?

Millennium Research Group survey finds that physicians place importance on indication-specific FDA approval WALTHAM, Mass., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Given the recent investigation by the US Department of Justice into the marketing of biliary stents for off-label uses in ...

White Paper Advises Pharma Manufacturers on How to Select an Aseptic Fill/Finish Contractor, Avoid the Most Common Mistakes

AGAWAM, Mass., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For pharmaceutical manufacturers, the process of choosing a Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) can be a challenging task. The ramifications of making a poor decision can result in schedule delays, regulatory approval issues, and lost revenue. Th...

Physicists discover how fundamental particles lose track of quantum mechanical properties

(New Orleans, La.) In todays Science Express, the advance online publication of the journal Science, researchers report a series of experiments that mark an important step toward understanding a longstanding fundamental physics problem of quantum mechanics. The scientists presented their finding...

UW paper in Science shows how some solids mimic liquids on nanoscale

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008) -- A University of Waterloo physics and astronomy research team, in a paper to be published Friday in Science Magazine, shows how some solids behave like liquids on the nanoscale. The UW researchers, professor James Forrest and then-graduate student Zahr...

Verenium Explores Bacterial Genes Inside Termite Guts to Understand How Wood is Broken Down and Converted to Energy

- Study findings published in November 22 issue of Nature - - Company partners with CalTech and DoE for first system-wide gene-analysis of microbial community focused on plant lignocellulose degradation - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: ...

Synchrotron radiation illuminates how babies' protective bubble bursts

Researchers at the University of Reading, School of Pharmacy have developed an important new technique to study one of the most common causes of premature birth and prenatal mortality. The findings are published in the November 7 issue of the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE. Dr Che Connon,...

Scientists discover how cancer may take hold

Stanford, CA-- A team, led by researchers at the Carnegie Institution,* has found a key biochemical cycle that suppresses the immune response, thereby allowing cancer cells to multiply unabated. The research shows how the biomolecules responsible for healthy T-cells, the bodys first defenders agai...

Breakthrough research identifies how cells from pigs may cure diabetes

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Within three years, insulin-producing islet cells from pigs may be used in clinical trials on a path to finally cure insulin dependant diabetes. This key finding was the discovery of Dr. Bernhard Hering, Scientific Director of the Diabetes Institute for Immunology & Transpl...

Heres how todays Wisconsin children will find jobs tomorrow

MADISON - A veteran television reporter recently asked me to name a few fields in which todays Wisconsin students can expect to find jobs after they complete their education. The real answer is: I dont know. And if I did know, I would invest every penny I have in those industries and gleefully coun...

Ciscos John Morgridge Speaks on How Wisconsin can Develop Successful Technology Clusters

Share information with your competitors? Job hop? Both might be counter-intuitive for Wisconsin technology professionals and managers, but both behavioral patterns might be critical to the success of high-tech industry in Wisconsin, according to one industry guru. Wisconsin expatriate John Morgr...

WTN Interviews: How WARF is Reaching Out to Businesses About Technology Developed in Wisconsin

WTN Interview: Carl Gulbrandsen Editors Note: This is the first of a multi-part interview that took place earlier this fall with Carl Gulbrandsen , managing director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) . Part one reveals Gulbrandsens perspective on the new WARF initiative c...

You are how you manage

Recently I read a provocative editorial in the New York Times by Giuliano Hazan, a cooking instructor and author, entitled, "You Are How You Eat". In it, he draws an intriguing contrast between how Italians view food and the eating rituals they follow versus Americans. I was born and raised in the ...

Learning how far your message reaches by Googling yourself

CHICAGOIf you buy into the concept that any ink is good ink and if you believe that name and brand recognition is the first step to sales, then its worth a couple minutes a month to Google yourself. I have a huge media department. Its almost an entire hanging file folder in my office and an ...
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