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The world's smallest synchrotron, MIRRORCLE-6X, now commercially available

... of success was achieved with the construction and operation of MIRRORCLE-6X. Photon Production Laboratory, Ltd. ( www.ppl-xray.com ) has commercialized MIRRORCLE-6X and currently offers it as part of their product lineup. MIRRORCLE-6X achieves it exceptional performance through a number of novel innovations. ...

2005's highest engineering honors awarded

...fited society -- "for the design, development, and operation of Corona, the first space-based earth observation...craft had to serve as a stable platform for camera operation and position itself for recovery of the film capsule (see below). It used a three-gyro guidance and...

Sea skate experiment sheds light on human cell transport

... cancer. "There is a possible relationship between operation of these channels and the uncontrolled multiplication of cancer cells," Goldstein said. "If so, this research points up an important area for future research."...

Pediatric burn victims' recovery, diabetes, metabolism aided by fenofibrate (Tricor)

...d to no improvement in the placebo group. Mode of operation and next steps, including non-burn trauma Results of the clinical experiment "lead to the conclusion that fenofibrate increases whole body glucose uptake in pediatric burn trauma patients, and appears to work by enhancing liver and muscle insulin ...

'Second messenger' NAADP shows fast, dose-related impact on satiety cycle

...de cells, rather than externally. However its mode operation remains unknown and controversial in several aspects. Results of a new study "establishes NAADP as a new second messenger, and the study of this novel molecule has potential to extend its clinical significance, possibly as a candidate for treating o...

Why do amyloid diseases strike different tissues?

...vides a striking and unanticipated new view of the operation of cellular secretion pathways," says Balch, who is a professor in Scripps Research's Department of Cell Biology and the Institute for Childhood and Neglected Diseases. "These results suggest that we may be able to correct these diseases by small mol...

Surgery season and vitamin D intake may predict successful lung cancer surgery

...as well as the season of the year during which the operation is performed, according to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. Their study, presented here at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, shows that patients with high vitamin D int...

A decade after launch, ERS-2's mission continues

...missions such as CryoSat and MetOp. "Simultaneous operation of ERS-2 and Envisat provides excellent and important opportunities to cross-calibrate and cross-validate the data from the two sensors," states Professor David Llewellyn-Jones of the University of Leicester, Principal Investigator of ERS-2's ATSR an...

Side effects

...zyme, acetylcholinesterase (AChE), and its mode of operation for many years, and decided to work with the Dr. Phil Potter and his team of St. Jude researchers to find out how it comes into play during cancer therapy. The scientists soaked crystals of AChE with a solution of CPT-11, obtaining crystals of the c...

Monkeys adapt robot arm as their own

...at is, their firing becomes more correlated to the operation of the robot arm than to the animal's own arm." According to Nicolelis, the analysis revealed that, while the animals were still able to use their own arms, some brain cells formerly used for that control shifted to control of the robotic arm. "Mikha...

Ecosystems, economic choices and human well-being

...l concerns are taken into account than if only the operation of imperfect and incomplete markets is relied on," it states. According to the MEA, biodiversity conservation should be part of strategies and programs for meeting the Millennium Development goals. Conservation in the form of protected areas and habi...

ORNL nanoscience center 'jump starts' medical compound device

...facilities and staff before the center begins full operation in October. The program includes more than 75 research proposals, all of which are evaluated by an external scientific review committee, selected for scientific merit and quality, and will be published in the scientific press. "Being local and one o...

Masters' students in pharmacology do exciting research testing equipment and purifying DNA

...s work showed that small variations in the typical operation of the dissolution test device produces large changes in the hydrodynamics of the liquid in the apparatus. The result is that that fluid velocities vary dramatically within the device. This is especially relevant at the bottom of the vessel where t...

NIH creates nationwide network of molecular libraries screening centers

...e Research Institute (NHGRI) on behalf of NIH. The operation of the network will be overseen by a project team made up of staff from NIH's 27 institutes and centers. Data generated from the high-throughput assays conducted at the screening centers will be made available to researchers in both the public and...

First high-tech incubator at a women's college says girls can do science

...nant, projects having 32 jobs in the first year of operation in the Incubator, including 15 new lab technicians, and the number is expected to double over the course of three years. "This project will build on our continuing efforts to make Troy and the Capital Region, birthplace of the American Industr...

Microbes found to produce miniature electrical wires

...the remediation of DOE waste sites; to support the operation of mini-environmental sensors, and to nano-manufacture in novel biological ways. This discovery also illustrates the continuing relevance of the physical sciences to today's biological investigations." Eugene Madsen, a Cornell University research mic...

How fish hear and make sounds at same time

... and I never cease to be amazed by how similar the operation of their nervous system is to that of mammals," said Andrew Bass, professor of neurobiology and behavior at Cornell, and an author of the study published in the June 22 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. "You don't need to study a mammal to unders...

Scientists discover more about how cancer cells form and grow

...ention. Notch, Wang said, pulls this whole complex operation together. After this contact stimulates angiogenesis, the tumor gets nutrition and grows faster, Wang explained. Conversely, Wang hopes that blocking the signaling pathway can cut off the tumor's nutrition and stop its growth. If this development pan...

FSU scientist warns North Atlantic right whale facing extinction

...strike mortalities without required changes in the operation of ships within right whale habitats and migratory corridors. And although the risk of fishing gear entanglements have been addressed through gear modifications and selective area closures, paper co-authors declare those closures inadequate becau...

New method shows it is possible to grow bone for grafts within a patient's body

...gh this works well at the repair site, the removal operation is extremely painful and can produce serious complications. If the new method is confirmed in clinical studies, it will become possible to grow new bone for all types of repairs instead of removing it from existing bones. For people with serious bone...

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