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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

...integrated, statistical phrase-based and syntactic rule approach to machine translation to improve grammaticality and accuracy of translated materials, enabling broader use of machine-based translation by national security, government and business organizations. Multibeam Systems, Inc. (Santa Clara,...

Endangered frogs coexist with fungus once thought fatal

...the fungus as the agent of mass declines, they can rule out the possibility that the fungus caused the decline, then vanished from the area, allowing frog populations to recover. Although it's possible that B. dendrobatidis did not cause the initial T. eungellensis declines, surviving frog populations...

Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection

...istration (FDA) has established an animal efficacy rule to facilitate the approval of vaccines and drugs for biological agents in cases where efficacy data in humans cannot be obtained. In 1999, a study group convened by the U.S. Institute of Medicine recommended that variola research be conducted, and a...

New biosensor rapidly detects deadly foodborne pathogen

... and for this reason, the FDA has a zero-tolerance rule for Listeria. There should be none at all in any ready-to-eat products," he said. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2,500 people develop listeriosis every year, and approximately one in every five cases is ...

The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels

...screen is positive, then further tests are done to rule out or confirm a CF diagnosis. Only a fraction of newborns with a positive initial screen ultimately will be diagnosed with CF. Currently, seven states conduct CF newborn screening in all newborns; three states screen for CF in some hospitals or popu...

Psychologist finds instance where 'two wrongs do make a right'

... two wrongs do make a right. This exception is the rule when it comes to how our brain processes what our eyes see and where our body moves, according to a discovery by University of Oregon researchers Paul Dassonville and Jagdeep Kaur Bala that will appear in the November issue of the journal PLoS Biolog...

New Italian research links migraine and endometriosis

...only 15% suffered from migraine. Although we can't rule out recall bias, the women with endometriosis reported a lower age at onset than the controls. But, our results did indicate that migraine severity was similar in women with and without endometriosis and was not related to the severity of the endomet...

Stress impairs thinking via mania-linked enzyme

...ording to Manji, who says side effects will likely rule out tamoxifen itself as a practical treatment for mania. "While there are likely other pathways involved, PKC appears to be very important for bipolar disorder," he noted. The fact that the current anti-manic drugs ultimately reduce PKC activity sug...

Not finding life? Dig deeper.

...logically produced minerals such as carbonates. To rule out the possibility that such soil minerals were being produced by present-day microorganisms, the two geoscientists teamed up with UA environmental microbiologist Maier. In October of 2002, the researchers collected sterile soil samples alo...

Study in Royal Society journal on possible genetic factors in social responsiblity

...shape the wing using a new form of Whitcomb's area rule that dictated coke bottle fuselages for fighters to help them break the sound barrier. This new method will help airplanes achieve higher speed and greater range according to special new mathematical analogue to the old area rule. Contact: Dr Norma...

Study suggests nutrient decline in garden crops over past 50 years

...t that affect nutrient measurements, and could not rule out the possibility that changes in analytical techniques may have affected results for some nutrients. "It is much more reliable to look at average changes in the group rather than in individual foods, due to uncertainties in the 1950 and 1...

Impulsive behavior may be relict of hunter-gatherer past

...etter. "Animals, I think, come with a hardwired rule that says, 'Don't look too far in the future,'" Stephens said. "Being impulsive works really well because after grabbing the food, they can forget it and go back to their original foraging behavior. That behavior can achieve high long-term gains even...

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

...ngry or find food. We describe a simple, realistic rule for animals to follow, based upon their energy reserves and what their neighbours are doing. This rule affects the size of groups formed, and shows that the complex behaviours of herds can emerge from si...

Protein transformation gives new twist to medical research

...ientist has to be prepared at any time for the old rule to be disproved, he added. And that's what happens today when Science magazine reports on the protein Lyz found to be capable of turning itself into a completely different structure a discovery made by Young's graduate student Min Xu and a team of ...

B-15A iceberg's close encounter monitored by Envisat

...raught around this floating promontory. "This may rule out its potential catastrophic removal from collision with a large drifting berg in the short term. That leaves the elements of temperature variations, wave and tidal flexure, or bending, to weaken and periodically whittle pieces off the end of the i...

Green tea extract boosts exercise endurance 8-24%, utilizing fat as energy source

... appear weak compared with those of GTE, we cannot rule out a possible contribution from other components of GTE. Although long-term intake of GTE enhanced endurance capacity, no marked effects were observed after a single dose of GTE, suggesting that some biochemical changes induced by habitual GTE intak...

Not-for-profit publishers call NIH public access rule a missed opportunity

...2005 The final National Institutes of Health (NIH) rule on Enhanced Public Access to NIH Research Informat...rofit medical and scientific publishers. The final rule ignores significant free access policies already existing in the not-for-profit publishing community...

Finland tops environmental scorecard at World Economic Forum in Davos

...olitical debate, a free press, lack of corruption, rule of law are highly correlated with overall environmental success. The ESI demonstrates that environmental protection need not come at the cost of competitiveness. Finland is the equal of the United States in competitiveness but scores much higher on e...

University research ethics committees: A look from behind closed doors

...rom one profession or entirely of one gender. This rule also requires that at least one IRB member, sometimes called a "community member," not be affiliated with the research institution. In Lane's study, all of the nonaffiliated members were also non-scientists. Through qualitative analysis of member int...

Researchers find three major beetle groups coming up one testis short

...teral symmetry in animals, so when we see that the rule is violated, as in the case with these beetles, it gets our attention." Will led a systematic survey of all major lineages of the beetle family Carabidae . The results of the survey will appear in the April print issue of the Journal of Morphology ...

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