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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

... accurate detection and contemporaneous, minimally invasive treatment using near-infrared absorbing nanoparticles. NexTech Materials, Ltd. (Lewis Center, Ohio) High-Power-Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Aerospace ApplicationsDevelop a lightweight solid oxide fuel cell that offers five times the powe...

National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside

...rical rate of change of vegetation, examining when invasive grasses became large scale problems in different a...n a landscape-scale study that links nitrogen with invasive species." The study will determine the amount of N required to build up different levels of invasive...

US Agency for International Development awards $34 million to Virginia Tech

... in developing countries, and reduced threats from invasive species." De Datta also pointed out that IP... IPM identifies and targets crop pests such as invasive pests, insect-transmitted plant viruses, and harmful native pests, using a combination of tactics, i...

Normal cells in tumors may aid cancer growth

...nd her colleagues analyzed 134 tissue samples from invasive breast tumors. They examined stromal cells known as fibroblasts, the major component of the tumor stroma. Fibroblasts produce the fibrous scaffolding in tumors and normal tissues. (Stromal cells also include immune cells, fat cells and blood vessel c...

Biomedical engineers at case develop first sliver-sized sensor to monitor glucose levels

...nd therapy. To date, no such continuous, minimally invasive monitor for ions and metabolites has been available. Tohda's expertise in the area of optode technology helped point the researchers in the direction of using color changing molecules to detect ionic levels as they vary with changes in glucose. Accor...

Men with prostate permalignant lesions have increased likelyhood of invasive prostate cancer

...the lining of prostate ducts, are at high risk for invasive prostate cancer.The study, presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research Third Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, showed that about one in three men with high grade PIN are at high risk for p...

Urine testing might prove to be an alternative screening test for cervical cancer

... with negative or low-grade lesions, 72 women with invasive cancer, and 30 women with high-grade lesions. Ur...ercent for detection of CIN3/carcinoma in situ and invasive cervical cancer with a specificity of over 90 percent. Ongoing studies are examining the increase i...

Citizen environmental monitoring in Appalachia

...r quality as well as the presence and abundance of invasive and exotic species. In addition, discussion will focus on the role volunteers can play in monitoring forest health and measuring how sustainably the forest is being managed. ...

Scientists pioneer biotech techniques to halt infestation of history, art treasures in tropics

...the pests, avoiding the traditional application of invasive technologies that often damage an artwork's colour and structure. Determining the species of plants and trees used to produce paper and artists' materials long ago is information vital to effective protection and preservation of their works. The res...

Order of species loss has important biodiversity consequences, grassland study reveals

...clining biodiversity greatly reduced resistance to invasive species and that the presence of even small numbers of rare species had profound functional effects. The results have important implications for understanding the biodiversity crisis, said researcher Erika S. Zavaleta, assistant professor of environm...

Nuclear imaging offers possibility for early detection of patients with coronary heart disease

...ned the biology of atherosclerosis, reviewing both invasive and noninvasive (such as 18F-FDG PET) imaging techniques available, especially those that detect metabolic or inflammatory changes within detected plaque. Advances in understanding cell biology show a need for imaging techniques that can provide info...

JCI table of contents, November 15 2004

...feration and survival of many tissues by promoting invasive growth in both normal and disease-related biologic...d it in a gene therapy approach in mice to inhibit invasive tumor growth. Administration of the uncleavable pro-SF at the site of the tumor prevented the develo...

Inactive form of scatter factor protein found to suppress tumor growth and spread

...feration and survival of many tissues by promoting invasive growth in both normal and disease-related biologic...d it in a gene therapy approach in mice to inhibit invasive tumor growth. Administration of the uncleavable pro-SF at the site of the tumor prevented the develo...

Invasive sea squirt alive and well on Georges Bank

Woods Hole, Mass.--The invasive sea squirt that federal and university researchers...Georges Bank, and the worldwide occurrence of this invasive species, see the USGS website: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/stellwagen/didemnum/index...

'Blind' cells see the light; maybe someday humans will, too

... place, Kramer said. "This is a more organic, less invasive approach than electrodes," Kramer said, noting that insertion of electrodes can cause problems with biocompatibility. Electrodes also are large and tend to stimulate an entire bank of cells at once, which would limit the resolution. "How well electro...

Livestock grazing study finds moderate grazing beneficial to Great Basin plant communities

...ore range fires." Cheatgrass is a highly flammable invasive weed. In areas dominated by cheatgrass, fires that historically occurred once every 50 to100 years are now occurring every two to five years, according to the researchers. The exclosures appear to contain more cheatgrass than the grazed areas, Perrym...

New system reduces risk of burns during interventional X-rays

...injuries during prolonged, fluoroscopically guided invasive procedures. "It can take a long time to insert a catheter into the brain and perform a complicated endovascular treatment, for example," explained Bednarek, also an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics in UB's College of Arts and Sc...

The Molecular Profiling Institute named US provider of genetic breast cancer test

...ailed prognostic information on women with primary invasive breast cancer aged 55 years or younger who are lymph node negative with either a positive or negative estrogen receptor status. Taken together with a patient's clinical information this test may provide valuable assistance for oncologists in formulat...

Injectable gel could speed repair of torn cartilage

...nd has the potential to be more effective and less invasive than conventional cartilage repair techniques, whi...hods include rest, pain medication and, sometimes, invasive repair surgery. Patients undergoing surgery can face a slow, painful recovery. Using a patients ...

Study shows PET/CT imaging can help diagnose and define occult recurrent cancer

..." Israel said. "In some of these patients, further invasive diagnostic procedures may not be needed, and the treating physicians may proceed directly with the appropriate treatment strategy," she added. Israel noted that PET/CT is already playing a major role in a large variety of clinical indications in can...

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