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Computer Program For Quicker, More Detailed Mapping
...ed Mapper, scientists have obtained oneof the most accurate
views yet of the human genome as a whole. "These ...ationas it is gathered. Our maps are now much more accurate
because we can mapeverything at once." The Stanford team that developed Mapper will present the new...
Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo
... blueprints and design layouts. "This is the most accurate
and detailed model of a real outdoor areathat has ...uild betterexhibits for spectators. But making an accurate
virtual reality environment was only half thework. The virtual gorillas also have to look and behave...
Automobiles Gain High Technology Noses To Sniff Out Breaches In Air Pollution Laws In Europe Wide Research Project
...e within milliseconds in order for it to carry out accurate
analysis of a range of gases. The FIAT car company expects to have the prototype sensors developed by this project and installed within a million cars by the end of the decade. VDO also expect spin off technology from the project enabling them to...
New Ultrasensitive Technique For Accurately Characterizing Biomolecules Is Developed By Cornell Chemists
..., N.Y. -- Cornell University scientists report the accurate
characterization of a sample representing 1 percent of the protein in a single red blood cell using electrospray mass spectrometry -- a feat that opens the door to a wide area of basic medical exploration. The technique allows researchers to take sam...
New Software Provides Quick Analysis of ion-Channel Activity
... The program then allows the researcher to develop accurate
models of ion-channel behavior based on the experimental data. The program says, "Give me a dataset and the models that you think apply, said Sachs. It then calculates which of the models provides the most likely explanation for the data and how muc...
NCAR Scientist Models Earth's Climate and Vegetation Patterns At Last Glacial Peak
... in the tropics. According to Felzer, the model is accurate
enough in showing past climates and vegetation that it can be a useful tool in simulating the future. The two NCAR models used in the study were GENESIS (Global Environmental and Ecological Simulation of Interacitve Systems) created by Starley Thomps...
Bacterial Protein Structure Hints At Mechanism Of A Class Of Premature Aging Diseases
...at when DNA replicates,it is brought to a neat and accurate
finish, and the cell knows that itis time to divide into two," White said. Recently, helicase malfunction has been found responsible for a classof genetic diseases including Werner's syndrome and Cockayne's syndrome, premature aging syndromes;...
ORNL Microscope "Sees" Bumps That Reveal Partial DNA Structure
...NA mapping. They think their technique will bemore accurate
and perhaps faster than conventional methods. DNA, sometimes referred to as the blueprint for life, is a nucleic acidthat carries the genetic information in the cell. It consists of two longchains of deoxyribose sugar molecules hooked together by pho...
Ten Years of Progress For Superfund Basic Research Program
...llquantities. Secondly, it makes the analysis more accurate
andreliable because the chemists don't have to concentrate theirsamples. "The less we treat the sample, the morecontamination-free it's going to be," summed up Caruso. Researchers in the College of Medicine will also present theirfindings concerning ...
Molecular Imposter Rebuts Long
...eis more important than hydrogen bonds in ensuring accurate
DNAreplication. "Most biochemistry textbooks ...chemists have thought critical to the99.99 percent accurate
pairing of bases in DNA. "It now appears that the shape of the DNA bases may be thechief mechan...
Everyday Technology Underlies First DNA Computer Logic Gates
...ll explore the conditions that allow for the most accurate
and efficient DNA computation. The buil...DNA could serve as a very compact, efficient, and accurate
form of memory in computers -- just as it does in the cells of the human body. The potential benefi...
New understanding of crab populations may not bring fishermen's delight
... less predictable thanthe weather, according to an accurate
new model created by researchers fromthe University of California, Davis, and University of Helsinki, Finland. Population sizes can dive and soar dramatically, sometimes without apparentcause. Trying to figure out what drives the big swings is a que...
Menstrual Phase Linked To Ineffective Mammograms
... "Mammography is known to be less accurate
in younger than older women,"says Baines, who notes that currently many women in their 40s receive mammographywithout an accompanying clinical breast examination. "Without that exam, theirfalse-negative mammograms will not be recognized and th...
Study: Hydrogen Bonds Aren't Key To DNA Pairing After All
...to accept that hydrogen bonds aren't necessary for accurate
replication of DNA." Kool, who was joined in the research by postdoctoral researchers Rex Ren and Sean Moran, says the finding could haveramifications far beyond the theoretical: Nucleoside analogs are already used as drugs to thwart the enzymes...
Insects Provide Clues About Bodies Underwater
...hs," says Macdonell. "It doesn't appear we'll beas accurate
with these invertebrates as with those occuring on land. Solittle research exists that anything we learn will help." Macdonell identified more than 50 species of invertebrates and is nowpiecing together their activity patterns. She's found that popul...
Triglyceride Blood Levels Predict Heart Attack
...he strongest predictor of a heartattack, even more accurate
than the LDL/HDL ratio," says Gaziano. Compared withthe lowest triglyceride/HDL ratios, those with the highest had a 16-fold greaterrisk of a heart attack. "If the new findings that triglycerides are a strong marker for heart diseaseare confirmed by ...
Folic Acid Fortification Effective In Cereal Grains
...ood folate tables. Toaccomplish that goal, a more accurate
method must be developed to determine folate availabilityin individual foods....
'Rolling Circles' Provide New Way to Amplify and Detect DNA
...oducts, and machine-based synthesis is also not as accurate
as rolling-circle synthesis. While rolling-circle synthesis resembles natural virus replication in some ways, it is actually quite distinct. Kool's rolling circles are 100 times smaller than the smallest viruses -- in fact, they can be even smal...
Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?
...tssuggest that in order for food labels to provide accurate
information forconsumers, the definitions of these quantifier terms must be adjusted. INTRODUCTION Two trends in the lifestyles of U.S. consumers over the past decade have createda fervent interest in food labels. The market for packaged and prep...
Microsurgery Made More Accurate With Virtual Measuring Tool
...m. Testing shows the VTM prototype system to be an accurate
and reliable tool for measuring small objects with...field, throughout the operation, thereby providing accurate
information for optimal decision making. II. System Description The stereo-video image of the surg...
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