Scripps Florida scientists devise accelerated method to determine infectious prion strains
JUPITER, FL, May 28, 2009 Current tests to identify specific strains of infectious prions, which cause a range of transmissible diseases (such as mad cow) in animals and humans, can take anywhere from six months to a year to yield results a time-lag that may put human populations at risk.
On a 'roll': MIT researchers devise new cell-sorting system
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Capitalizing on a cells ability to roll along a surface, MIT researchers have developed a simple, inexpensive system to sort different kinds of cells a process that could result in low-cost tools to test for diseases such as cancer, even in remote locations.
Rohit Karnik, an ...
Scripps research scientists devise approach that stops HIV at earliest stage of infection
Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new two-punch strategy against HIV and they have already successfully tested aspects of it in the laboratory.
Their study, which appears this week in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNA...
Cold Spring Harbor scientists devise novel, low-cost method of sifting genome's high-value regions
Cold Spring Harbor, NY Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have developed a new means of extracting and interpreting data from the human genome that is more powerful and more economical than methods currently employed. The new technology, called selective resequencing, promises t...
Researchers Devise New Compound to Treat Fungal Infections
Researchers have formed a new compound AN2690, that might help to attack hard-to-treat fungal infection in nails by blocking an enzyme crucial for the protein synthesis of fungal pathogens.
The study was conducted by a team of researchers including Dickon Alley and Stephen Cusack at Anacor ...
Students Devise Oral Quick-dissolve Strips for Rotavirus Vaccine
A thin strip that dissolves in the mouth like a popular breath-freshener could someday provide life-saving rotavirus vaccine to infants in impoverished areas. The innovative drug-delivery system was developed by Johns Hopkins undergraduate biomedical engineering students.
During a two-seme...
Researchers Devise Safer Way to Dose Lifesaving Heart Drug
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken the dangerous guesswork out of dosing a lifesaving medication for congestive heart failure.//
A new formula developed in the UIC College of Pharmacy will help physicians prescribe the proper amount of the powerful heart drug dig...
Scientists Devise a Novel Way to Organize Stem Cells
Washington: U.S researchers have hit upon a good device to utilize original stem cells with the help// of an "inkjet"-style printer. A group of bioengineers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute and stem cell researchers from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine have put to...
Higher drug doses needed to defeat tuberculosis, UT Southwestern researchers report
...ds unless they have some other severe disease," he added.
The next step, Dr. Gumbo said, is to continue researching drug combinations in order to devise
the optimum treatment regimen for tuberculosis patients.
"We've rationally and scientifically come up with a dose that depends not just on the kin...
Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30
...es in the battle against breast cancer is medical physics. Medical physicists help to develop new imaging technologies and improve existing ones. They devise
new therapeutic techniques, and they create methods to assess the safety and effectiveness of treatments that are already in use.
Included below a...
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New Therapy Enlists Immune System to Boost Cure Rate in a Childhood Cancer
...organization that pools resources from leading medical centers to study and devise
new treatments for pediatric cancers.
Neuroblastoma, a cancer of the p...to investigate how genes contribute to the disease, using that knowledge to devise
Maris served as an oncologist for Alex Scott, the chi...
Autism Studies Presented at Mid-Atlantic Research Consortium Meeting
...y a collaborative enterprise. Frequently researchers from various disciplines but with some common interests pool their efforts and exchange ideas, to devise
new avenues of investigation. When unraveling complex conditions such as those known as autism spectrum disorders, researchers from different centers ...
President Clinton Highlights MWW Group at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative for its 'Stop Neglected Tropical Disease' Campaign
...Global Initiative (http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org ) is a
non-partisan catalyst for action, bringing together a community of global
leaders to devise
and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's
most pressing challenges. The Clinton Global Initiative is a project of the
William J. Clint...
Sarasota's Roskamp Institute Releases Study Defining a Mechanism for Development of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome, Forerunners of Type 2 Diabetes
... how human diabetics acquire
a deficiency of this enzyme in their muscles; however, this mouse model
should be especially helpful to further study and devise
obesity and the metabolic syndrome. "We are particularly excited about this study and the potential to
develop treatments for obesity ...
CEL-SCI Secures Manufacturing Facility for Multikine Cancer Drug
...lso recognize the
challenges faced by any Phase III biotech company wishing to self-fund a
manufacturing facility. With CEL-SCI's help we were able to devise
client- tailored financing approach for their facility, which allows
CEL-SCI to preserve its capital and focus on its core business. CEL-SCI has
Major Discovery Raises Prospect of Better Patient Care By Improving
Platelet Life Span
the life span of the highly specialised platelet has not been
previously appreciated. With this new knowledge, we are in a much
stronger position to devise
better therapies for the management of
Dr Kile added, "For fifty years doctors have speculated about
what controls plate...
In New Study, Duloxetine Was Equally Effective, Regardless of
Switch Method, in Reducing Painful Symptoms in Ssri Non- or
Partial-responders with Depression
...number of possible SSRI/dose possibilities for patients
entering the study, it was necessary for study investigators to use
their clinical judgment to devise
an appropriate 2-week
down-titration regimen for patients in the STS group. Although
general guidance was provided to investigators within the study
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Stereo Fly Test
Description:... When viewed through the enclosed polaroid glasses, these polarized vectograph plates provide a standard screening devise
for near point stereopsis which is time tested. With normal stereo perception, the images appear to pop off the page in 3D. The test includes circle p...
Company:Western Ophthalmics Corporation
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Biologists devise unifying framework to explain evolutionary puzzles
KNOXVILLE -- Birds are commonly thought of as being the paragon of monogamous fidelity, staying true to their mate for life. Yet, in most bird species, some nests contain offspring of individuals other than the one's tending the nest.
Why would a bird invest in another bird's offspring when gen...
Einstein researchers devise a fast and sensitive way to detect ricin
April 8, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed a simple, accurate, and highly sensitive test to detect and quantify ricin, an extremely potent toxin with potential use as a bioterrorism agent. The report appears as a featured arti...
JHU chemists devise self-assembling 'organic wires'
From pacemakers constructed of materials that so closely mimic human tissues that a patient's body can't discern the difference to devices that bypass injured spinal cords to restore movement to paralyzed limbs, the possibilities presented by organic electronics read like something from a science ...
UC Riverside biochemists devise method for bypassing aluminum toxicity effects in plants
RIVERSIDE, Calif. Aluminum toxicity, a global agricultural problem, halts root growth in plants, severely limiting agricultural productivity for more than half of the world's arable land.
For many years, scientists have puzzled over how toxic levels of aluminum damage the growing root. The pop...
TGen investigators devise faster, cheaper way of analyzing the human genome
PHOENIX, Ariz. Sept. 14, 2008 Investigators at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) today announced a faster and less expensive way for scientists to find which genes might affect human health.
Using bar-codes, not unlike what shoppers find in grocery stores, TGen researchers ...
Researchers devise means to create blood by identifying earliest stem cells
Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered the earliest form of human
blood stem cells and deciphered the mechanism by which these embryonic
stem cells replicate and grow. They also found a surprising biological
marker that pinpoints these stem cells, which serve as the progenitors
for red blood c...
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists devise potential approach to treat spinal muscular atrophy
Cold Spring Harbor, NY In the neuromuscular disease called spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, a protein deficiency caused by a single gene mutation leads to serious damage in growing nerve cells and the muscles they control.
Now, in laboratory experiments, researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Labo...
UF researchers devise way to calculate rates of evolution
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Survival of the fittest has popularly described evolution for more than a century, but a new study published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters provides further evidence that random genetic mutations over millions of years may also play a powerful role.
Bioengineers at University of Pennsylvania devise nanoscale system to measure cellular forces
University of Pennsylvania researchers have designed a nanoscale system to observe and measure how individual cells react to external forces.
By combining microfabricated cantilevers and magnetic nanowire technology to create independent, nanoscale sensors, the study showed that cells respon...
Scientists devise way to measure RNA synthesis on the fly in a live cell
A team of scientists at the University of Chicago has developed a non-invasive laboratory technique that allows them to instantly map when genes are switching off and on in a living bacterium as it becomes exposed to antibiotics and other changes in its environment.
The technique, which is annou...
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Wisconsin Engineers Devise Cutting-Edge Method to Cut Cheese
Madison, Wis. - Lasers do everything these days - from removing tattoos to playing music on compact discs. Now, in the great dairy state of Wisconsin, lasers have been harnessed to an entirely new purpose: slicing cheese.
Xiaochun Li, a University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineering prof...
Seasoned Dermatologist Nissan Pilest of Irvine, CA, Joins SDS Clinical Trials as Clinical Investigator for Dermatology Division
...is is a great opportunity not only for me, but for my patients," said Dr. Pilest. "To be among the first to benefit from the newest drug and devise
research potentially will assist all of the clinical trial patients to reach better levels of skin health and appearance much faster. It often takes y...
iZumi Bio and Pierian Merge to Form iPierian to Advance Cellular Reprogramming
...y at UCSF. Dr. Srivastava's research focuses on understanding the causes of heart disease and on using knowledge of cardiac developmental pathways to devise
novel therapeutics for human cardiac disorders.
Dr. Douglas Melton is co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and the Thomas Dudley C...
Next Stage Solutions Announces Three New Financial Services For Emerging Business
...siness partner - who has strategic operations in mind. Emerging businesses have an even greater need for this type of partnership. We help our clients devise
high-concept, sustainable growth strategies, using in-depth financial modeling to create robust, and realistic, revenue projections. Our clients benef...
President Bill Clinton to Speak at the Ethanol Summit in Brazil
...stainable economic growth in Africa and Latin America. As a project
of the Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative brings together global
leaders to devise
and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's
most pressing issues.
More than 90 speakers from all continents are confirmed for the...
Former GE Healthcare Director, Per Foss Appointed CEO for HUNT Biosciences
25 % have participated in all three surveys.
"For both pharmaceutical and biotech companies, HUNT Biosciences is
ideally positioned to devise
biomarker strategies across a wide range of key
disease areas," says Foss. "The unique combination of biomedical and
phenotypic information collected ...
U.S. Risks Losing Highly Skilled Immigrants
...n Washington, DC, write that information limitations are severely constraining our ability to identify and understand emerging environmental problems, devise
interventions to address them, and evaluate whether our responses work.
Finally, Michael Crow, the president of Arizona State University , write...
Despite Economic Woes, Physician Compensation Increases
... the healthcare industry.
Since 1992, SullivanCotter has worked closely with healthcare organization
executives, boards and compensation committees to devise
compensation solutions that attract and retain physician and leadership talent
while satisfying not-for-profit missions and regulatory requ...
Frost & Sullivan Commends Honeywell Enraf for Cutting-Edge Products and Post-Sales Support
... industry peers strive to develop products that ensure a precise process. Honeywell Enraf achieved this goal by utilizing its application knowledge to devise
products that deliver outstanding value to customers.
"Honeywell Enraf's highly engineered blending solutions employ advanced microprocessors...
New research expected to improve laser devices and make photovoltaics more efficient
The slow cooling of electrons in nanocrystals could lead to better, more efficient photovoltaic devices, he added. "This is because proposals to devise
ways to extract the excess heat from these electrons as they cool are more likely to be realizedand to workdue to the fact that we now understand bett...
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...killed by the freezing process, there are millions of cells in a milliliter of liquid culture.
These traits allowed Joshua and Esther Lederberg to devise
an elegant experiment in 1951 demonstrating that adaptive mutations arise from preadaptation rather than directed mutation. For this purpose, they...
devise in Biological Dictionary
.... Thanks to cloning technology, human genetic engineering may now be possible. ... Beyond the best genetic engineering we can currently devise
is much, much more: ... News on biotechnology, bioregulation, bioprocess, bioresearch and technology transfer. In this broad sense, genetic e...