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Open microfluidic and nanofluidic systems

... photolithographic methods, represent an appealing design principle for such microcompartments and, thus, pr...xtract liquid in a convenient manner. An appealing design principle for such microcompartments is based on open and, thus, directly accessible surface channel...

Computer-aided protein design wins prestigious AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize

...d design, and scientists have now followed suit to design and build a never-before-seen protein, according t...plied a novel technique of iterative computational design to a problem that many had seen as insoluble: the design -- with atomic-level accuracy -- of very la...

Teams build robots that walk like humans

...mple, is applying some of what he's learned to the design of a powered prosthetic foot for amputees. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation and the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms....

Robots walk with close-to-human efficiency

...ady is applying some of what he has learned to the design of a powered prosthetic foot for amputees. "It's not exactly the same thing, but certainly the mode of thought comes from thinking about robots," he says. Information gained from studying walking robots should be of use to the rehabilitation communit...

Molecular machine may lead to new drugs to combat human diseases

..., forming a functional gene," Golden said. "We can design introns and re-engineer them so they will do this to RNA in which we're interested." Once thought of as genetic junk, introns are bits of DNA that can activate their own removal from RNA, which translates DNA's directions for gene behavior. Introns t...

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

...ical switch, as it is in discovering some critical design parameters that should make possible future successful research in designing molecular devices. "We have a working rational roadmap now for how to do this and we're already hard at work applying it to a wide variety of potentially exciting applicati...

New Georgia Tech micro-CT imaging technique to help tissue engineers improve bone regeneration

...s approach allows tissue engineers to optimize the design of implants. The findings of the project, headed by Dr. Robert Guldberg, a research director at the Georgia Tech/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues and an associate professor in Georgia Tech's School of Mechanical Engineering, will be...

Why some lung cancers stop responding to Tarceva and Iressa

... understanding its molecular causes has led to the design of other drugs that overcome that resistance," Dr. Varmus said. Imatinib mesylate is used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), a stomach tumor called gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), and other tumors caused by mutations in signaling enz...

UAlbany CNSE enters NanoBio alliance with Albert Einstein College of Medicine

...ng objectives: disease identification therapy design and evaluation clinical implementation drug discovery and delivery toxicology detection and cure medical devices and components demonstration and deployment Under the terms of the agreement, CNSE and Albert Einstein will provide their respec...

New collaborations offer hope for HIV/AIDS vaccine

...other interventions," he said Differences in study design and research methods can make it difficult to get the most out of vaccine trials as they are currently done, Fauci said. The leveling-off of NIH's research budget has added to the need for greater coordination and data-sharing among studies, so that ...

2005's highest engineering honors awarded

...the chief engineer of Itek Optical System's camera design group. His team developed a panoramic camera that...H. SCHOESSLER was lead engineer of the Kodak film design and production team. The newly invented thin-based, polyester film had to endure the harsh space en...

Research advances quest for HIV-1 vaccine

...have uncovered new information that may help guide design of vaccines for HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS....lar level and transferring this knowledge into the design of vaccines capable of stimulating broadly neutralizing antibodies against globally diverse HIV. Ac...

Antibody that neutralizes most HIV strains described by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute

...re of this antibody could be used as a template to design an epitope mimic that would stimulate the human im... "Once one knows what the epitope is, one can design mimics of it much more easily," says Wilson, who is an investigator in The Skaggs Institute for Chem...

Plants, animals share molecular growth mechanisms

...n this process eventually may allow researchers to design plants better able to protect themselves from insects and disease. "These genes and their proteins are required for normal development and for normal cell-to-cell adhesion," Szymanski said. "They affect the growth of the whole plant and also the shap...

Virginia Tech patents advance microprocessors, vaccines, vision, vibration control, more

...ar Technology Corporation as an integrated circuit design engineer. Huang's second patent, "Method and Circu... these devices become smaller, the challenge is to design smaller antennas that support multiple frequency bands simultaneously. The wideband, compact (WC-PIF...

One step closer to prediction: Baltimore to host international scientific meeting

... eutrophication's role in harmful algal blooms and design the next phase of comparative research necessary to address this critical global issue. The four-day scientific conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys, and is designed to bring together the top experts from around the world to re...

Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters

...nd contractors who were involved with the original design and construction of the critical physical infrastr...in Manhattan. A week later, the World Trade Center design firm provided updated maps with accurate subsurface locations. Contractor said that one of the chal...

Gladstone scientists announce new version of bioinformatics software program

...use it to modify MAPPs to fit other hypotheses, to design new pathways, or to share the data with others in the research community. The GenMAPP site has logged over 10,000 registrations to download the program, and GenMAPP has been cited as a resource in upwards of 50 publications to date. "We have been ver...

$3.5 million for computer simulation of molecules

...w scientific and engineering problems, such as the design of new sensors to detect chemical and biological w... is interested in using computer simulation in the design of many new materials for weapons systems, energy storage and delivery, and sensing and detection (f...

Wetlands clean water and may control neighborhood flood problems

...g both storm and non-storm days. It's important to design wetlands so they have enough capacity to handle the runoff in the particular water management area, Turco said. Water flow speed and the ponds' depths must vary to ensure that the microbes remain active so they can degrade contaminants. Currently the...

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