Tag: "instruments" at biology news
Applied Biosystems announces $250,000 grant program for SNP genotyping studies
...alidated assays for nearly 130,000 human SNPs; and instruments
for SNP-based genotyping, including Sequence Detection Systems that enable detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) using the fluorogenic 5' nuclease assay with TaqMan chemistry....
Boulder chemist wins national award for studies of atmosphere
...Technologies develops ever-smaller and less costly instruments
that attach to balloons and measure chemicals such as ozone and nitric oxide. Interestingly, a nitric oxide monitor may have medical benefit as well. The gas's presence in human breath is a signal for the inflammation characteristic of asthma. "The i...
New studies reveal connections between oceanographic processes and rockfish populations
...hen juvenile rockfish return to the kelp beds. New instruments
that provide detailed information about distinct l...i obtained oceanographic data with an array of new instruments
while Ammann collected detailed data on recruitment of juvenile rockfish into nearshore populations....
Dad's coochy coos leave baby guessing
... to stay away from dangerous objects such as sharp instruments
or electrical appliances. When the program analysed the acoustic properties of nearly 700 excerpts of speech, it correctly distinguished between approving or disapproving comments 80 per cent of the time. But to the researchers' surprise, the program...
UC Riverside receives $1.25 million from W. M. Keck Foundation
...rd will allow the institute to purchase proteomics instruments
to study functional genetics in key plants, insect...ion will be enhanced and accelerated." Some of the instruments
that the Genomics Institute will purchase are mass spectrometers for protein characterization and an...
ARC, Varian, Inc. team up to improve water use in pulp and paper mills
...osts and minimize environmental effects. Aquantix instruments
are used to characterize dissolved and colloidal substances to provide control of the sources and effects of water contamination to improve productivity and quality....
Medical devices safe, but could be safer with better regulation
...but new standards to test and review the design of instruments
before they are used in patients may help ensure safety, said Srinivasan. At Johns Hopkins, the review showed that 414 patients underwent bronchoscopy during the outbreak; 48 respiratory tract and bloodstream infections were identified among 39 of t...
Science picks-leads, feeds and story seeds (January 2003)
...er systems and pointing out advances in scientific instruments
and understanding that have occurred during the last 200 years. An extensive website emphasizes USGS science ( http://www.usgs.gov/features/lewisandclark.html ). The USGS and 20 partner federal agencies have produced a special map, Discovering the L...
From sardines to anchovies and back in 50 years
...it is. If we had the ocean wired with a network of instruments
and ocean observatories, then we would need less imagination and could understand this a lot better."...
Stretch of I-40 part of ORNL, UT environmental lab initiative
...ber of cylinders," Lenox said. Faster, inexpensive instruments
eventually will allow researchers to set up arrays...he beginning. Later, with a suite of detectors and instruments
at the site, researchers hope to attract researchers from across the country and make a major contri...
Acoustic technique could disinfect medical instruments without heat or harsh chemicals
...que able to rapidly kill microorganisms on medical instruments
without high temperatures or harsh chemicals. Prel...e idea for using transient cavitation to disinfect instruments
originated with Carter, who had been interested in a new approach for sterilizing the growing number...
INEEL researchers discover that concrete degrades nerve agent and can predict rate of decay
... and national security activities by designing new instruments
that can identify chemicals quickly and accurately. INEEL specializes in analyzing chemicals on the surfaces of common materials such as soils and plants. Using a prototype IT-SIMS (ion trap secondary mass spectrometer), researchers discovered that ...
Global warming has uneven effect on coastal animals
...o Tatoosh Island, Wash.the northernmost site where instruments
were deployed. In several cases the animals in southern sites are submerged in the afternoon. "As a result, even if terrestrial climatic conditions become progressively hotter as one moves south along the West Coast, as they likely do, animals at sou...
Asian dust storm causes plankton to bloom in the North Pacific
...and his colleagues hope Carbon Explorers and other instruments
can soon find out what proportion of particulate organic carbon sinks all the way to the deep ocean. "Until we can answer that question with some precision, whether or not large scale iron fertilization of the ocean would be useful in slowing global ...
Chips that analyse cancer genes
...formation promises to be one of the most important instruments
for the prognosis of cancer on the horizon, delegates were told today (19 October 2002) at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress in Nice, France. Cancer is caused by alterations or mutations in genes and other cell abnormalities. Info...
Science picks leads, feeds and story seeds (October 2002 edition)
...hen a strong earthquake happens. The strong motion instruments
provide emergency response personnel with real-tim...rocesses. More than 200 ANSS earthquake monitoring instruments
have been installed across the United States, with 25 instruments
in the central U.S. New Madrid sei...
Homeland security highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...gainst bioterror agents. Using powerful analytical instruments
called mass spectrometers, PNNL scientists are studying the proteins that exist when Y. pestis is exposed to the body temperature of a flea - 77 degrees Fahrenheit - and of a human - 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Fleas, common hosts for Y. pestis, are th...
NIGMS energizes NMR research with world's biggest magnets
...ize available. Currently, there are only six such instruments
in the world. NIGMS is awarding an average of $4 million this year to each of the institutions below. The names of principal investigators are indicated in parentheses. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Robert Griffin, Ph.D.) New York Struct...
Frozen 'lake' beneath Antarctica ideal to test sterile drilling techniques
... do." He and UC Berkeley colleagues have developed instruments
that they have lowered into boreholes in Greenland and Antarctic ice to search for microbial life. The devices flash ultraviolet light, and detectors record any telltale fluorescence from bacteria. Such fluorescence is faint, however, and the team is...
Los Alamos researcher conducts volcanic voyeurism
...sing both infrared and ultraviolet spectrometers - instruments
that allow researchers to see the spectral "fingerprints" of gaseous chemicals being discharged by volcanoes - Love and Los Alamos volcanologist Fraser Goff studied volcanoes at all points of the compass to learn whether the composition or volumes of...
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