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MIT device draws cells close -- but not too close -- together
... associate professor of electrical engineering and computer
science at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and Brigham and Women's Hospital, have solved the problem with a novel device. The work promises to allow researchers to perform cellular experiments that were previously imp...
Advances in personalized medicine on agenda for 54th Society of Nucelar Medicine Annual Meeting
...will allow attendees to participate in interactive computer
presentations and educational offerings on the novel applications of computers and information science in molecular imaging and nuclear medicine," explained Fahey. Also new will be the Molecular Imaging Gateway, an area devoted specifically to this e...
Healthy coastal wetlands would adapt to rising oceans
...cademy of Sciences." The researchers built a 3-D computer
model that agrees with other recent work in sugges...stems. Other research teams have devised similar computer
exercises, but Murray said Duke's version emphasizes how biology influences and interacts with physi...
Why some people are more attractive than others
...an resist attacks by bacteria and viruses. Using a computer
model to map the spread of genes in a population, Professor Petrie demonstrated that the tendency towards reduction in genetic diversity caused by sexual selection is outweighed by the maintenance in greater genetic diversity generated by mutations ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007
... involved designing a special exposure chamber and computer
software to make accurate measurements on living animals. Nitrogen dioxide is a brownish gas with a sharp, biting odor most familiar as an air pollutant. It also forms in fires and explosions. In their experiments, scientists exposed laboratory rat...
Battlefield and terrorist explosions pose new health risks
... involved designing a special exposure chamber and computer
software to make accurate measurements on living animals. ...
Simulated populations used to probe gene mapping
...versity of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center used computer
simulations to trace genetic changes over thousand...lution of complex human diseases, Peng developed a computer
program called simuPOP that generates genetic profiles for large multi-generation populations. The p...
30th anniversary of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize
...nical pharmacologist, an experimental physicist, a computer
scientist, and a microbiologist. The prize is name... Photonics". Prof. Dr. Nicole Schweikardt (33), computer
science, Humboldt University, Berlin As a theoretical computer
scientist, Nicole Schweikardt is in...
Engineers develop process to recycle unused paint by blending it into common plastics
...mbine strength and flexibility, such as for laptop computer
housings that need to withstand bumps and falls. Nosker also noted that plastics made with recycled paints could be used to make paint containers, eliminating metal cans and essentially bringing the paint products life cycle full-circle. Its also p...
NJIT professor obtains patent to uncover trace elements of airborne pollutants
... miniscule amounts of airborne pollutants. Using computer
chip technology, Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and chair of NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, has developed and patented what could eventually become a simple keychain device to detect tiny, though potentially lethal, amount...
Application of Genomatix in silico methods reveals novel cancer associated genes
...oston demonstrates a straightforward strategy from computer
analysis to experimental verification.", says Klaus May, Chief Business Officer at Genomatix.He continues:" Two years ago we introduced our own concepts of an annotation and biology driven microarray analysis pipeline, and were heavily contested in t...
New mathematical model to add rigor to studies of disease genetics and evolution
...disease or evolution. His coalescent simulation computer
program, available free for download at Calabrese's Web site, showed that existing simulation software can reliably detect the most common (present in 50 percent or more of individuals) hotspots in large human genetic datasets, but probably miss the ...
Darwin's famous finches and Venter's marine microbes
...ed their sequence. Based on overlapping sequences, computer
programs can then assemble longer stretches and merge them into longer pieces of a genome. These so-called "scaffolds" are a treasure trove for a diverse group of scientists, who try to squeeze as much information as possible from the largest metagen...
Aging boosts chances that a family line will be long-lived
...r. The researchers used mathematical models and computer
simulations to examine the likely evolution of aging by distributing damage asymmetrically during reproduction. They also studied the investment an organism makes in a mechanism to repair damage. From their findings, the scientists concluded that rep...
When your brain talks, your muscles don't always listen
... of each subject. The electrode was hooked up to a computer
to record the electrical impulses as they travel f...sinusoidal curve, with its peaks and valleys, on a computer
screen. "More force--which is indicated by a corresponding higher firing rate of neurons--is exert...
UN, industry, others partner to create world standards for e-scrap recycling, harvesting components
...ame retardants (used in circuit boards and plastic computer
cases, connectors and cables); PCBs (in transforme...Mr. Kuehr, found the average 24-kg (53-lb) desktop computer
with monitor requires at least 10 times its weight in fossil fuels and chemicals to manufacture. Thi...
Largest physics meeting of the year, in Denver
...cles get their shape (B7.3) a six-photon quantum computer
(U2.2) superfluidity in optical lattices (N3.1) quantum ion networks (D2.3) making magnetic fields on cosmic scales (N5.2) landscapes in cellular networks (session A5) how large asexual populations adapt (B5.4) natural gas storage in nan...
Physicists reveal water's secrets in journal Science
...ters of Linux computers to perform the large-scale computer
calculations required for the research. The study took several months to complete. The result is a new model -- the first that can accurately predict both the properties of a pair of water molecules and of liquid water. Among its many application...
NIST 'micro-rack' measures cell mechanical properties
...an be pulled as far as 100 micrometers apart under computer
control, while the force needed to separate them is measured by sensors. In a demonstration using a connective tissue cell, the cell is placed on the center of the platform, allowed to spread and adhere for several hours, and then pulled slowly apart...
Fish extinctions alter critical nutrients in water, study shows
...hen a species dies out. Now, a Cornell study using computer
simulations has teased out how the disappearance o... recycled nutrients in the ecosystems studied, the computer
simulations found. "The loss of the most heavily fished species led to the fastest declines in nutri...
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