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UC San Diego faculty receive funding from von Liebig Center to commercialize academic research
...ive director of the von Liebig Center. "All of the applications
showed great promise, and while we were only able ... method for creating synthetic bone for biomedical applications
such as dental implants and biocompatible prosthetic interfaces. Vecchio recently developed a new me...
Computer method identifies potentially active enzymes
Better drugs, improved industrial applications
and even cleaner laundry may be possible with a new computer method to predict which hybrid enzymes are likely to have high activity, according to a team of Penn State chemists and chemical engineers. "FamClash is quite successful at qualitatively p...
Home on the RangeView
...additional input. The RangeView Web site provides applications
for viewing, animating and analyzing satellite imagery to monitor vegetation dynamics through time and across landscapes. RangeView is simple to use and valuable for natural resource managers, landowners, educators and researchers. The site offers a ...
University of Delaware lays keel for new research vessel
...rstanding how it works has resulted in a number of applications
and benefits," she said, "from improving search-and-rescue operations to better gauging how natural forces affect the population size of the blue crab fishery." During the crab's early life stages, it travels the sea at the mercy of the currents, tid...
Fair to showcase innovations in natural resources, forestry
...id Cynthia Miner, the Station's communications and applications
director, "we're looking forward to sharing information and technologies generated to benefit understanding and management of forests." The fair is scheduled for February 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the World Forestry Center's Miller Hall loca...
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center acquires biotechnology firm Rheogene Inc.
...ems deliver precise control to develop new medical applications
including cellular and gene therapies, genomics an...l positioned to build on this work in wide-ranging applications
such as pharmaceutical discovery, biotherapeutic protein production and agriculture, as well as to p...
Statistical technique helps researchers gain more information from a single data run
...as "wavelet bootstrapping" or "wavestrapping," has applications
in the geophysical sciences, bioinformatics, medic...obtaining information from small data sets in such applications
as medical diagnostics. Wavelets are mathematical functions that have become increasingly important ...
Proteomics and alcoholism research
...ke," said Kasinathan. "This would have important applications
for many alcoholism treatment facilities," he added. "For example, there are approximately 17,000 facilities in the United States that treat patients for substance abuse, including alcoholism. The nature of these facilities varies widely, from very...
Three personal ads for physics
... fun questions, Kakalios explains their real-world applications
to automobile airbags, cell phones, nanotechnology and black hole formation. Kakalios tries to avoid bland examples that involve the infamous likes of "a 60 kg woman getting on 10 kg wagons filled with 5 kg bricks," unless he's talking about Wonder W...
Powerful machines are coming in small packages
...so arranged in a matrix). These devices could have applications
for "all types of tiny electronic gadgets, from hearing aids, to implants, to cell phones. These arrays of batteries are much smaller and would last longer than conventional batteries," Madou said. Taking a different approach to powering small device...
Nanoparticle probes are destined for major new role in medical diagnostics and drug delivery
...c sequences. In particular, says Dr. Nie, medical applications
for namoparticles will focus on cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimers. For example, nanoprobes using quantum dots that are chemically bound to particular genes and proteins can rapidly analyze biopsy tiss...
USAMRIID scientist Peter B. Jahrling elected fellow by AAAS
... the basis of their efforts to advance research or applications
that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. Individuals will be presented with an official certificate and pin on Saturday, February 14, at the Fellows Forum during the 2004 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. "Dr. Peter Jahrl...
New technologies reveal mysteries of marine megafauna
... Resolving Conflicts One of the most interesting applications
of this research is the potential creation of new options for reducing conflicts between human activity and animals. Sea turtles, sea birds, and marine mammals frequently run into problems with fishing gear - often far from land or at depths where it...
...ssemble complex higher-order structures. Possible applications
include using these octahedra as artificial compartments into which proteins or other molecules could be inserted -- something Joyce likens to a virus in reverse, since in nature, viruses are self-assembling nanostructures that typically have protein...
It's a stirring tale of bacteria
... phenomena. Ultimately, he said, the work may have applications
in biotechnology under circumstances where researchers need to have minute quantities of solutions well-mixed....
Bacteria lingering in body may pose future food poisoning risks, Stanford study finds
...d author Kevin Francis, PhD, director of technical applications
for Xenogen. "This mechanism could be targeted to prevent the carrier state." Francis engineered the bioluminescent Listeria used in the study. In vivo bioluminescent imaging was developed at Stanford in the Contag laboratory and has been licensed by...
A joint effort against the Oriental boil
...d in April 2001. In the meantime the number of new applications
has once again approached the previous average value. A total of 17 proposed applications
are already available for the next round of funding; a two-stage selection process will decide the f...
MIT student dances with robots
...communication in swing dancing could lead to broad applications
in human-robot collaboration, says Gentry. "This i...ital. "That's where my interest in robotic surgery applications
comes from," she said. Melding her hobby with her work is great, she added, "because it means that e...
UN report: Accelerate global agreement to oversee exploitation of South Pole 'extremophiles'
...fied more than 300 references to Antarctica and 92 applications
for patents that referred to Antarctica. A similar survey of European Patent Office records turned up 62 patents that rely on Antarctic biodiversity. Some recent examples: In 2002, Spain granted a patent for the wound healing and skin, hair and nai...
New Georgia Tech Biosciences Center assists life-science startup companies
...ating three-dimensional microstructures with broad applications
that range from medical to advanced communications. Orthonics, a tissue-engineering company developing advanced biomaterials to promote bone growth and adhesion. Stheno Corp., which is advancing consumer safety through the development of chemica...
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