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New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes

...est innovation, which has up to 1,000-fold greater precision than current methods, a single researcher may accomplish the task in a single afternoon. The method takes advantage of the block-like patterns of genomic variation in selected mouse strains, as illustrated on the cover of Science in which the articl...

Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself

...nned scientific applications of CHRIS data include precision farming research in Germany, studying spectral reflectance of crop residues and soils in France, biodiversity monitoring in Africa, coastal area mapping in the south of Chile and archaeological projects in Spain. Proba's additional payload The o...

Stimulating nerve cells with laser precision

... Optics, on the other hand, can deliver laser precision by stimulating only the nerve cell of interest. The idea of optical stimulation started as the scientists questioned whether they could accurately detect the movement through the brain of an electrical impulse from a nerve cell. Konrad sug...

Study in Royal Society journal on first evidence for magnetic field detection in sharks

...Dr H Weimerskirch and Dr M Le Corre By using high precision miniaturised loggers (GPS, accelerometers-time depth recorders, activity recorders, altimeters) we studied for the first time the three-dimensional flight and diving behaviour of a seabird. Red-footed Boobies make an extensive use of wind conditions,...

Femtosecond laser technique opens new opportunities for research on neural regeneration

...nd biomedical research. The nerves severed by this precision technique regrew within 24 hours, often with complete recovery of function. The project was a collaboration between applied physics researchers at Stanford University led by Adela Ben-Yakar and biologists at the University of California, Santa Cruz,...

NYU researchers simulate molecular biological clock

... of molecular interactions within these cells, the precision of the biological clock would be lost," explained Forger. "It is remarkable that a process occurring on the time scale of minutes can have such a profound effect on one that occurs over 24 hours."...

Chemists create 'Superbowl' molecule; May lead to better health

...ated a "superbowl" molecule that shows promise for precision drug delivery, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society . Shaped like a miniature football stadium, the molecule is capable of delivering a wide range of drugs from painkillers to chemotherapy cocktails to specif...

Fleshing out the genome

...ins, ranked according to a functional assignment's precision and confidence. Kolker said that "a big part of this was the proteomics"-- a systematic screening and identification of proteins, in this case those which were expressed in the microbe when subjected to stress. The proteomic analyses were done by fou...

Effective cancer treatments follow the clock

... more effective because they harness the power and precision of the body's internal clock. The research team, which included senior author Joseph S. Takahashi , a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Northwestern University, and senior author Marina P. Antoch at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research...

'Blips' in HIV treatment are not cause for alarm

...tional studies will seek to determine with greater precision the definition of a "clinically significant" level of persistent viremia....

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

...nction of time or temperature. It offers increased precision and accuracy of measurement based on the interference of light waves, Marand said. "Such equipment is of great use in materials research," he said. It is licensed to Airak of Ashburn, Va., a company started by Duncan while he was a student. Duncan, w...

Bayer donates equipment to Children's Hospital, Oakland for infectious disease research

...nucleic acid analysis, pipetting robotics and high precision cell characterization. Also included with the gift are standard equipment needed for routine laboratory functions: microscopes, centrifuges, pipettors, electronic scales and power supplies. "The equipment will allow us to study interactions between a...

Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon

...t sea lice is that there hasn't been this level of precision in the sampling and modeling," says coauthor Mark Lewis, a mathematical ecologist from the University of Alberta known for his work on West Nile virus and invasive species. "We have worked out the spatial footprint the data are strong and show that ...

Satellite images give a better picture of sediment transport

...ature should therefore lead to improve further the precision of predictions provided by the models....

Remote imagery aids in detecting and managing plant disease

...ire field provides plant pathologists with greater precision and accuracy in disease assessment," he said. "By using remote imagery to differentiate between healthy and diseased plants, we are then able to determine how many acres are impacted by a particular disease," said Steddom. Researchers first used remo...

Israeli, U.S., German researchers unveil remarkable behavior of ocean plankton

...le of remaining at a constant depth with such high precision in the face of such strong vertical currents. The ...re capable of remaining at a constant depth with a precision of centimeters, sometimes in the face of strong vertical currents, implies that these organisms have...

Cancer exploits the body's wound-healing process

...r angiogenesis picture," says Weinberg. "They lend precision and specificity to that overall scheme." Orimo now plans to further investigate this process by disturbing the interactions between the stromal cells and the cancer cells, work that may yield new therapeutic insights....

Researchers use 3-D imaging system to unveil swimming behavior of microscopic plankton

...re capable of remaining at a constant depth with a precision of centimeters, sometimes in the face of strong vertical currents, is incredible," said Genin. "It implies that these organisms have extremely sensitive depth sensors, the nature of which is yet unknown. That depth-keeping behavior has evolved in so ...

Research marks giant step in potential of using stem cells to treat human disorders

...man disease can be developed and studied with more precision than ever before," said Dr. Schatten, whose own cloning work is confined to non-human primates. "With the promise of curing devastating disease and reversing injuries that cause so much human suffering, isn't it a moral obligation for scientists to c...

Different microarray systems more alike than previously thought

...y, with better statistical results in accuracy and precision than the remaining nine labs. However, the other lab using the two-color long oligonucleotide array had the worst overall performance. But with the exception of that one lab, the results among platforms were in general agreement and the quality of ...

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