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Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015

...ove the policy environment (including intellectual property laws and regulation); Foster private sector growth, encouraging it to address local health needs, and strengthening linkages between public and private sectors to create new biotechnology goods and services. Says co-author Tara Acharya: "With this r...

A new culprit in depression?

... As a result, they can be seen as mediators of the property that neuroscientists call "neural plasticity" -- the ability of the brain to adapt to stress, experience, disease and the effects of drugs. The research group started their study by measuring levels of approximately 20,000 different kinds of messeng...

UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer

... isn't based on just one neuron. The computational property is actually an emergent property of hundreds or thousands of neurons cooperating to produce the amazing processing power of the brain...

New source for heart bypass replacement blood vessels: Fibrin-based TEVs

...imilar to native vessels. This is a very important property that allows blood vessels to adapt to changes in blood flow rate. Transplanted TEVs produce new collagen, elastin Furthermore, after "a short time in culture, SMCs remodeled the extracellular matrix by substituting the fibrin gel with collagen." Th...

HIV research project scoops innovation prize

...l trials can begin." The University's intellectual property company, UMIP, is managing the project, which gained initial, early-stage funding from the Genetics Innovation Network (GIN). Dr Linda Magee, head of Bionow, introduced the awards night at the Mere Golf and Country Club in Cheshire on November 17. Sh...

The logic of life brings order to our genes

...ind almost 200 rules that are canalyzing, and this property is most likely general and applicable to genetic networks in other organisms," Carsten Peterson notes. "With 'canalyzing' we mean that there is a controlling gene that decides the value of the gene it activates by being either on or off. In that case...

Strange ocean wave patterns raise questions about beach erosion

...towns, where erosion causes millions of dollars in property losses each year. Constant erosion, compounded by sudden beach loss during tropical storms, threatens the multibillion-dollar tourist industry. Coastal residents have tried to counter erosion by adding sand to beaches or building artificial seawalls ...

Satellites plus software equal best-ever Mediterranean heat map

... the surface of the ocean is an important physical property that strongly influences the transfer of heat energy, momentum, water vapour and gases between the ocean and the atmosphere. And because water takes a long time to warm up or cool down the sea surface functions as an enormous reservoir of heat: the ...

Researchers discover a stem-cell switch lurking within leukemias

...But we found that only MOZ-TIF2 could confer the property of self-renewal on any type of progenitor cell. BCR-ABL could not turn on those self-renewal programs by itself. "This finding goes against the dogma that once these cells make a decision to differentiate, there is no going back, and the cell is ul...

Immune system contributes to evolution of a new fluorescent protein

...ould be able to select for practically any protein property you want. That means that the genes of the immune system -- which has already proven to be smarter than us -- can now be applied to produce a vast array of proteins other than antibodies."...

Pinatubo's rivers show the danger isn't over when volcanic eruption ends

... people live. "There's been more loss of life and property at Pinatubo from lahars than from the eruption itself," Gran said. "And recovery comes slowly, in stages. It could be years before we start to see ecological recovery on some rivers."...

Gorillas in the midst of extinction

...ellite imagery allows park managers to update park property boundaries, map forest habitat, and look at encroachment of the park by comparing images from two different dates." Laporte is working with conservation groups to create a monitoring system that combines NASA satellite imagery with aerial flight an...

NYU researchers simulate molecular biological clock

...s partly because the 24-hour rhythm is an emergent property of a complex network of many molecular interactions within a cell. Another complication is that molecular interactions are inherently random, which raises the question how a clock with such imprecise components can keep time so precisely. One way t...

First view of a world without fire

...nk to 60% of their current extent." "Fires destroy property and livelihoods and affect local air quality, but perhaps more importantly, fires destroy above-ground vegetation on a huge scale burning the critical carbon sinks which form such a fundamental part of the world's attempts, through the Kyoto protoco...

Startling results from new biomedical research international conference

...ty School of Law, Dr. Graeme Laurie says, "How can property rights be granted over genes which, after all, seem to be no more than mere discoveries?" He goes on to ask "How appropriate is it to grant a monopoly over the building blocks of life or indeed life itself in the guise of genetically engineered organ...

Key mechanism in genetic inheritance during cell division identified

...on process, ring assembly seems to be an intrinsic property of the Dam1 complex, as we have been able to induce self-assembly into rings in the absence of microtubules." The formation of rings around the microtubules by the purified Dam1 complex that the Berkeley collaborators observed has not been reported f...

Heroes of the sea, Pew Fellows' fifteenth class tackle sharks, reefs, mangroves and more

...trate that protecting mangroves can save lives and property from destructive typhoons, filter out silt runoff that kills coral reefs, provide nurseries to juvenile fish and shrimp, and renew fisheries catches....

Biotech science thriving but the business needs intensive care

... of biotech discoveries, what it means to have the property rights of the genomes of the entire population of Iceland, concerns over the applications of biological research to food, and much more. The international conference on the Evolution of the Life Science Industries is being held by the Economic and So...

USGS featured at AAAS - Nation's largest science meeting

...ilding codes and saved untold numbers of lives and property in the U.S. But what about the prospects for a more immediate warning? It remains unclear whether intermediate- and short-term earthquake predictions are feasible, but the number and scope of prediction efforts is accelerating as researchers seek to...

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

...s work because, without it, the initial insulating property of the molecule prevents the first electron from ever jumping on to the molecule, a kind of catch-22. Ions in the solution "jiggle" the molecule enough to bring about an unusual configuration of the molecule that does allow the electrons from the ele...

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