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Insights on stroke from the peripheral blood suggest ways to develop markers and therapies
...and Stroke (NINDS) are combining real-time imaging technology
with yet another way of following what happens during a stroke. Using small blood samples taken from patients' arms during and immediately following strokes, the researchers have found white blood cell genetic changes they believe reflect the body's ...
Invention could improve PVC safety and strengthen $1.8-billion industry worldwide
...e as their toxic, metal alternatives. But Starnes' technology
changes that model. "There's absolutely no question that the technology
works," he said. Now, Starnes is working through Edison Polymer Innovation Corporation (EPIC) in Oh...
Rensselaer receives NIH grant to develop virtual surgery simulator
...ormance of a surgeon," De said. "Current simulator technology
can be significantly improved with the addition of touch feedback. I believe better simulator training will substantially reduce operating room errors, reduce tissue damage, speed recovery, and lead to better patient outcomes." Surgery simulators, mu...
UC Riverside researchers improve drought tolerance in plants
... Riverside researchers reported the development of technology
that increases crop drought tolerance by decreasing the amount of an enzyme that is responsible for recycling vitamin C. Biochemist Daniel R. Gallie, a professor of biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside together with Zhong Chen of...
Brain cells become more discriminating when they work together
...ed for this purpose.) Samonds and Bonds used a new technology
that employs an array of 100 microelectrodes, whic...ter of heavily anaesthetized cats. (The same basic technology
was recently approved for clinical trials in paralyzed patients. The goal is to determine if the chi...
Crowding stem cells' personal space directs their future
...ding. The technique, called micropatterning, uses technology
that was initially developed for the semiconductor industry. Using a rubber-like material, stamps are created that each have a specific pattern of microscopic squares, each coated with a protein that attracts cells (fibronectin). The stamp is then us...
Crystallographers take note: A synchrotron light source for your home lab
... Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and is based on licensed technology
from Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Du...structure. The Compact Light Source is one of the technology
development projects funded for its potential contribution to the NIGMS Protein Structure Initiative...
Fly with brain tumor may shed light on cancer causing genes
...d University of Freiburg, Germany, used microarray technology
to compare the levels of gene expression in the heads of healthy flies and those with brain cancer. They found significant changes in the expression levels of 321 different genes. These were involved in several different processes including metabolis...
Researchers awarded $2 million to create high-tech tools for fighting wildfires
...g together to develop state-of-the-art information technology
tools and apply them to wildland fire. This team h...est. In four years, they are scheduled to take the technology
to a real wildfire. "In the past, running a model on a computer meant starting a simulation and then...
MIT aims radar research at breast cancer
...ively licenses the focused microwave thermotherapy technology
from MIT. The company has developed the clinical thermotherapy system and is funding the current clinical studies. The Department of the Air Force funded the original MIT Lincoln Laboratory research by Fenn....
Phytoplankton may stimulate uptake of CO2
...nts of chemicals in the fertilized regions, so the technology
we used allowed us to take fairly continuous samples," said Hales. "The sampler was something like a little underwater airplane that continuously pumped water up to the ship while soaring up and down in the water as we towed it." Although Hales is e...
Grant from GE Foundation to University of Houston to strengthen math, tech 'pipeline'
...in the quantitative areas of mathematics, science, technology
and engineering. The GE Foundation's Math Excell...is designed to support the creation of a "math and technology
pipeline" at the middle and high school levels that engages teachers, as well as women and minority ...
Specifying alcohol-related brain-damage among heavy social drinkers
...er treatment. New research uses magnetic resonance technology
to examine brain damage in heavy drinkers. The metabolite changes that were found in heavy drinkers are associated with lower brain function and are likely of behavioral significance. Almost all knowledge about brain damage due to chronic alcohol co...
MCG pursues markers to improve ovarian cancer treatment, diagnosis
...inued remission then use advanced, high-throughput technology
called proteomics to look at protein expression changes as well as differences between those who respond best to therapy and those whose cancer recurs. "You don't have to look at every single protein; you only have to find one or two that are going t...
Researchers identify unifying code among diverse classes of natural antibiotics
...f immune defense against infection and drives new technology
that takes advantage of the fact that antimicrobial peptides inhibit many microbial pathogens that resist conventional antibiotics," said Drs. Yount and Yeaman. "The multidimensionalsignature in these antimicrobial peptides provides a unifying struct...
East Asian governments urged to harness market forces to improve environment, save money
...d treatment processes." The authors emphasize that technology
transfer from developed countries offer developing...n capitalize on the recent advances in information technology
to their best advantage. "The Chinese registry of potentially toxic chemicals . . . is a clear examp...
NSF funds summer research program abroad for undergraduates at UC San Diego
...rom the La Jolla campus, doing research at leading technology
laboratories in Japan, Taiwan and Australia. They ...ould open their eyes to the immense potential this technology
has to impact science."...
Researchers probe link between nanotechnology and health
...e today is that more nano-particles exist, and the technology
is moving forward to find additional uses for them...optics, medical devices and other industries. The technology
evolved when scientists found ways to manipulate carbon, zinc and gold molecules into microscopic cl...
Ancient Greeks help scientists build environmentally friendly nano devices
... with solid metal or active plastic using the same technology
used for plating jewellery. This new technique has...t scaled down by a factor of one million. This new technology
will be described by Professor Jeremy Baumberg in the Mott Lecture on Monday 5th April at the Instit...
Nanotechnology highlights from the ACS national meeting in Anaheim, Calif., March 28-April 1
...sunscreen lotions, nanotechnology the science and technology
of the ultra small is already making an impact on...hnology is the highest priority funded science and technology
effort since the space race and nearly every Fortune 500 company involved in manufacturing has enter...
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