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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

...emonstrate a white light-emitting diode (LED) lamp package with an integrated chip approach that would more than quadruple the brightness and double the efficiency of existing LED systems and significantly reduce the cost per lumen. Crystal IS, Inc. (Latham, N.Y.) Processes for Growing Large, Single-Cr...

Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures

... five years, aims to build an easy-to-use software package allowing high-quality physical modeling. Altman's ...tems have a lot in common. We're going to create a package that can simulate everything from proteins folding to human movement." Mathematical and computation...

Gene linked to enlargement of the factory where proteins are processed

...um (ER). Membranes in the ER serve as envelopes to package the folded proteins. After leaving the ER, the en...pansion of ER to the increased ability to fold and package newly made proteins for secretion. Other authors of this paper are Rungtawan Sriburi (Loyola Univer...

Columbia researchers identify drug as therapeutic candidate for spinal muscular atrophy

...ttp://slims.sourceforge.net. "Our software package SLIMS enables researchers to analyze rapidly the mountains of data that result from chemical genetic screens," Stockwell said. For example, SLIMS is capable of organizing and "normalizing" raw data, meaning that it can "correct" for laboratory condit...

ESA's Huygens begins its final journey into the unknown

...load. The Huygens atmospheric structure instrument package (HASI) will measure temperature and pressure profi...ide a zonal wind profile while the surface science package (SSP) will characterise the landing site if Huygens survives the impact. ...

Man and mouse share genome structures

...led large-scale study to date of the proteins that package DNA, researchers have mapped a family of switches that turn genes on and off. Their findings may help scientists understand regulatory mechanisms underlying cancer and human development. The research team includes first author Bradley Bernstein, rec...

The oldest Homo sapiens

...images, arrowheads. They only appear as a coherent package about 50,000 years ago, and the first modern humans that left Africa between 50,000 and 40,000 years ago seem to have had the full set. As modern human anatomy is documented at earlier and earlier sites, it becomes evident that there was a great time...

UCLA scientists store materials in cells' natural vaults

... causing harm. A big challenge is how to design a package for this biomaterial that will be compatible with living cells and will not provoke an immune reaction. Previous efforts have relied upon viruses or artificial chemicals to house and deliver drugs or other substances to targeted cells. RESEARCH: ...

Carrots of color

...h ago. A Texas processing company is gearing up to package that and other vegetable novelties. In a processing room at Texas A&M University recently, Pike's yellow yield were stacked up against maroon, red and improved orange carrots for strenuous tests to see which would make it to the next step in breeding...

Unique library of plant genes germinates, takes root at UNC

...put those two things together in one user-friendly package like Phytome." Phytome went online at www.phytome.org in the fall after two years work and already is being used by basic and applied scientists worldwide. The first version of the database contains information on more than 730,000 unique protein s...

Why do amyloid diseases strike different tissues?

...ic factory. A person in a white coat examines each package as it goes down the line, compares it to a standard, and if any package is damaged, then discards the damaged product. Quality control in protein secretion was thought to f...

Winners of AIBS Media Awards announced

...his article the author provided context. The whole package was beautifully designed: an outstanding story complemented with excellent photography." Tom Meersman been reporting on environmental and natural resource issues in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest for the past 25 years. He has worked for the Minneapo...

Antioxidant-rich diets reduce brain damage from stroke in rats

...g the brain. From a scientific perspective, it's a package deal." Dr. Bickford's team is investigating whether rats treated with antioxidant-rich diets following strokes will experience improved recovery. The researchers also plan to study whether combinations of the diets might provide even greater protecti...

Programmable cells: Engineer turns bacteria into living computers

...lation of cells. "Here we're showing an integrated package where the cells have an ability to send messages and other cells have the ability to act on these messages," said Weiss. The creation of patterns, such as the bull's-eye effect, is a key step in one of Weiss' eventual goals, which is to have the cell...

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine gets $4 million to make 'smart nanoparticles'

... Gov. Bruce Johnson as part of a $75 million grant package handed out throughout the state. More than half the funding will go to Northeast Ohio. In addition to the nanoparticles grant, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Case Western Reserve University and collaborating businesses received two grants for the ...

Scientists streamline method for making key virus

MADISON -- By devising a novel way to package the genome of a common human tumor virus -- the virus that causes common warts, genital warts and that is implicated in prevalent cancers -- scientists have paved the way for making the pathogen far more accessible to biomedical science. The work, re...

Study identifies protein's role in cell division

...o replicate both DNA and histone proteins and then package the two together into chromosomes," Marzluff said. "That way, each of the two cells resulting from division has one complete set of genes." In humans, the 23 chromosomes that house roughly 35,000 genes are made up of both DNA and histone proteins. Hi...

Genomatix, AAAS ink agreement

...MESH filters -- all in one dynamically overlayable package -- makes BiblioSpherePE even more powerful and essential for molecular biology research."...

Deleted genes help predict outcome in a children's cancer

...ine and delivered by an I.V. line, the radioactive package kills cancer cells, with low toxicity to healthy tissue. "These treatments are not cures, but they are bringing us closer to controlling neuroblastoma," says Dr. Maris. "Our goal is to successfully treat the cases that have learned to resist therapy....

Surprise! Computer scientists model the exclamation point

...ronmental buzz of activity that communicators must package their messages to survive in itself contains information crucial to individuals -- information that is not in message form. These include potential threats or opportunities. Individuals clearly develop mechanisms by which they devote attention to cer...

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(Date:7/24/2014)... experts gathered at NJIT this week for an all-day ... U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment ... , The EPA has called the plan, which proposes ... capping sections of the riverbed, one of the largest ... be dredged and disposed off-site. , "We need to ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... into the potato genes that best adapt to the ... rainfall and increased extremes of hot and cold temperatures.The ... order to create new potato varieties that will adapt ... to find out how the current potato varieties will ... and lower temperatures. , This research is part of ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... on his work with a new drug that successfully treated ... Houston has received a $250,000 grant to expand his research ... to treat a wider range of autoimmune diseases., Chandra Mohan, ... Engineering at UH, previously published a study in Arthritis Research ... successfully treated lupus in mice and reduced the number of ...
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