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Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015

...ibution of genomics and related biotechnologies in achieving five of the eight MDGs. It notes genomics-related technologies, including DNA sequencing and bioinformatics, once so costly only wealthy nations could afford them, are now becoming available to many in developing countries. Some applications are n...

NHGRI seeks next generation of sequencing technologies

...hallenges in imaging, but reduces other hurdles to achieving long sequence read length. This group is developing technology to detect the release of reaction products when nucleotides are incorporated into single DNA strands. Michael L. Metzker, Ph.D., Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine...

ENCODE consortium publishes scientific strategy

...lements (ENCODE) consortium outlines its plans for achieving its ambitious goal of building a "parts list" of all sequence-based functional elements in the human DNA sequence. The list will include: protein-coding genes; non-protein-coding genes; regulatory elements involved in the control of gene transcriptio...

Cars, not crops, should be chief targets in reducing greenhouse gases

...enges of reducing its impact on global climate and achieving a more energy-efficient economy. ...

Solutions to stop fishermen returning dead and dying marine animals back into sea - study

... the number of discards, and they are committed to achieving it. The problem has always been how? "Although part of the solution could be to close off certain problem areas, enforcing this rigidly would be difficult as the small fish tend to move around. Authorities need to take a flexible approach so that...

VYTORIN (TM) superior again to Lipitor at lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol

...eductions at these doses resulted in more patients achieving a goal of less than 100 mg/dL with VYTORIN as compared to Lipitor; specifically, 82 percent of high risk patients on VYTORIN 10/20 mg (n=106) achieved a cholesterol lowering goal of less than 100 mg/dL as compared to only 47 percent for patients on L...

Tiny exosomes extracted from donor cells may be 'magic bullet' for drug-free transplants

...at are shed by dendritic cells may hold the key to achieving transplant tolerance the long-term acceptance of transplanted organs without the need for drugs, suggests a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers published in the Nov. 15 issue of the journal Blood. The results provide some of the first info...

Efforts to clone primates move forward

.... University of Pittsburgh researchers' success in achieving cloned primate embryo development to the blastocyst stage is a significant advancement over first-generation nuclear transfer techniques that had been used to produce cloned primate embryos. In the past, such cloned embryos generally stopped growing ...

Satellites plus software equal best-ever Mediterranean heat map

...res every six hours. As an important step towards achieving this goal, ESA has not only initiated Medspiration as the European contribution to the overall GHRSST-PP effort, but the Agency funded a GHRSST International Project Office, located at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, a part of ...

Systems microbiology has great scientific promise in health and environment

...ill provide the tools and approaches necessary for achieving a better understanding of life and ecosystems, especially the properties of microorganisms that cannot be studied in traditional laboratory settings, according to the report. The report also identifies technical challenges and contains recommendation...

Want to petrify wood without waiting a few million years? Try this

...ment of Energy lab have converted wood to mineral, achieving in days what it takes nature millions of years to do in such places as the Gingko Petrified Forest, an hour up the Columbia River. There, trees likely felled in a cataclysmic eruption and, buried without oxygen beneath lava, leached out their woody c...

National Academy of Engineering announces million-dollar challenge to provide safe drinking water

...prize does more than just reward an individual for achieving a technical goal," Wulf explained. "It also focuses the talents of a particular community on solving a problem." The Grainger Challenge Prize for Sustainability is made possible through the generous support of The Grainger Foundation. The prize is ...

Successful test of single molecule switch opens the door to biomolecular electronics

...ety's journal Nano Letters. Lindsay's team reports achieving an experimental result that physicists have been trying to detect for a long time - negative differential resistance in a single molecule attached to electrodes. The specifically designed molecule, a hepta-aniline oglimer, belongs to a group of mole...

Advocate for gender equity in the sciences honored by the Association for Women in Science

...er the years, we still have more work to do toward achieving gender equity and diversity, both of which, I believe, are essential for an institution to achieve excellence in the sciences." AWIS, a non-profit association established in 1971, works to promote women's activities in all fields of science, mathema...

Ophthalmologists and physicists team up to design 'bionic eye'

...rnia driver's license). A major limiting factor in achieving high resolution concerns the proximity of electrodes to target cells. A pixel density of 2,500 pixels per square millimeter corresponds to a pixel size of only 20 micrometers. But for effective stimulation, the target cell should not be more than 10 ...

New study explains process leading to many proteins from one gene

...s. "Alternative splicing is a key mechanism for achieving a diverse range of proteins, which contributes to the complexity of higher organisms," said Dr. Harold "Skip" Garner, professor of biochemistry and internal medicine at UT Southwestern and senior author of a new study aimed at understanding how and w...

Can money grow on trees? Win-win strategies for 'sustainable bioprospecting'

...oups (ICBG) Programme, have come to an end without achieving tangible results. With more pharmaceutical companies turning to exploring other new technologies as sources for new drugs, it is becoming increasingly clear that poor countries might never realize the full benefits of their genetic endowments. An ex...

Overworked brains release adenosine to slow cells, trigger sleep, UT Southwestern researchers find

...akes a person feel drowsy. It's the brain's way of achieving a proper balance between the neural activity of waking and the need for sleep. If something goes wrong with this adenosine system, you may end up with insomnia." Other UT Southwestern researchers on the study were Dr. David Chapman, a postdoctoral r...

As world warms, vegetation changes may influence extreme weather

... it's a matter of devoting enough computer time to achieving that goal." This research was sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Diffenbaugh is affiliated with the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, which promotes and organizes research and educat...

Aranesp dosed every three weeks achieved and maintained target hemoglobin levels

...in level. The mean hemoglobin was 11.5 g/dL after achieving target hemoglobin. From week five to the end of the study (week 16), only 20 percent of patients required red blood cell transfusion. The number and type of adverse events were consistent with the adverse event profile for this population of anemi...

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