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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

... technology that includes an automated solution to modeling the acoustic propagation velocity for seismic waves, yielding faster and more accurate images to guide oil and gas exploration. Advanced Interfaces, Inc. (State College, Pa.) Enabling Personalized Multimodal Access for People with Severe Comm...

New Stanford center probes nanoscale material

...rements. Kyeongjae Cho and Adrian Lew, multi-scale modeling experts from the Mechanical Engineering Department, will help other investigators understand the interactions between the tip and their samples and design tips optimized for specific applications. Calvin Quate (Applied Physics), co-developer of the A...

Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures

..., who is a bioengineer and expert in biomechanical modeling and simulation. "If you look at the physics of many different biological structures, the fundamental equations that describe these systems have a lot in common. We're going to create a package that can simulate everything from proteins folding to hum...

Daphne Koller named MacArthur Fellow

... can be approached using algorithms, probabilistic modeling and other computational methods. These tools strive to represent knowledge and reasoning at the intersection of traditional logic and subjective judgment, and have far-reaching implications in the fields of artificial intelligence and biomedical and ...

New biomaterials improve medical devices

... Another strong theme will be the use of computer modeling to predict the interactions between cells and materials, thus reducing the amount of lab work necessary to develop a new material for a specific application. Among the clinical applications that will be discussed on the second day are drug-eluti...

Internet data-mining of natural history

...est leading-edge data mining, machine learning and modeling techniques, but to integrate these methodologies w...develop new data mining techniques that will allow modeling of long-term population trends, geospatial abundance patterns, and seasonal or irruptive species mov...

Plants provide model for new shape-changing materials

...n molecular biology, polymer chemistry, structural modeling and control, fabrication methodologies, and systems integration required for this program. "As we generate materials that will feature internal pressures that allow the nastic structures to expand and contract, we hope to move on from the morphing wi...

NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies

.... Experiment is woven together with simulation and modeling to understand the basic physics of molecule-device...technology" This group will develop computational modeling to guide the fabrication of a novel nanotechnology sequencing device, as well as design electronic c...

Researchers redrawing the Tree of Life

...rphology and anatomy, fossil records, and computer modeling of such things as the time of origin. Molecular biology and gene sequencing have changed the concept of plant evolution. "We thought for awhile we understood the classification, relationships, and date of origin and divergence of these plants," sai...

NIH funds new bioinformatics resources at UT Southwestern

...omedical research, such as clinical trials, animal modeling and studies using cultured cells, allowing researchers to better identify altered genes and proteins that lead to disease. Dr. Scheuermann predicts that such a database will enhance the development of novel treatment strategies for diseases like auto...

Deciphering an autism mystery

... analogy, he considers the implications: "Computer modeling has shown that having smaller processing units allows for greater fine-tuning of information," he says. "Incoming signals can be distributed over more units, thereby allowing each unit to handle a more specific part of the overall signal." ...

Crucial evolutionary link points to origins of modern cells

...sing a combination of Sali's mathematical homology modeling technique and biochemical analyses, the scientists -- led by first author Damien Davos, Ph.D., and Svetlana Dokudovskaya, Ph.D. -- produced three-dimensional models and found that the Nup84 complex in yeast is composed of two types of protein structu...

First Max Planck Partner Institute in China

...y". The development of theoretical methods and the modeling of systems in molecular biology make major contributions to understanding experimental findings and predicting test results. Reproducing complex processes in molecular networks and cell systems with the help of computer aided calculation methods will...

Old riverbed keeps chemicals from entering Ohio River

...ace. Svitana wants to do more computer modeling to understand exactly what makes site capable of trapping the chemicals in this way. If the seesaw effect is not unique to the immediate area, it may help geologists understand other dumping sites along the river. Krissek would like to...

Computer models to simulate hypothetical outbreak of avian flu

... said Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., NIGMS director. "This modeling project will provide a tool that policymakers, public health workers and researchers can use to test intervention strategies should such an outbreak emerge." The flu project is part of a national effort, called the Models of Infectious Disease Agent ...

An ear for crime

...use to convey information, and specifically on his modeling of the way the brain forms memories of sounds Neurons only way of distinguishing signals is to fire repeatedly, either faster or slower, in different temporal patterns. "It is the time difference between pulses that carries the information,"...

Carnegie Mellon scientist develops way to deliver promising genetic tool into living cells

... in cells, which could prove especially helpful in modeling diseases that involve multiple genetic mistakes occurring over time. Thus, this approach could help to tease apart the sequence of molecular events that lead to diseases such as cancer or diabetes in animal models. Ly is currently extending his rese...

INEEL honors five scientists as Laboratory Fellows

...rior to coming to INEEL. Here, Meakin has been the modeling lead for subsurface science studies, and has worked to develop strategies for increasing the level of national support for subsurface science. Meakin has published approximately 300 refereed papers in more than 30 leading journals in general sc...

MIT team engineers new approaches to understanding malaria, more

... from a combination of experiments and 3D computer modeling at the full-cell and molecular levels," he continued. His team, along with NUS microbiologist Kevin Tan and NUS graduate student Qie Lan, is also collaborating with the Institut Pasteur in Paris to explore how specific proteins transported from the s...

Researchers improve predictions of cloud formation for better global climate modeling

...s of times faster than more detailed models. This modeling method has proven successful in two field tests. D...e journal Aerosol Science and Technology. The new modeling method and CCN instrument have far-reaching applications for predicting climate change and precipita...

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