San Diego team wins $1.7 million grant from stem cell agency to develop quality control methods
(Scripps Research Institute) A team at The Scripps Research Institute has won a $1,784,000 grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to support the development of a new method for detecting DNA damage in stem cells.
Scientists trial system to improve safety at sea
(University of Leicester) New satellite imaging concept proposed by University of Leicester-led team could significantly reduce search areas for missing boats and planes.
PNNL recognized for moving biofuel, chemical analysis innovations to market
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Developing renewable fuel from wet algae and enabling analysis of complex liquids are two of the latest innovations Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has successfully driven to the market with the help of commercial partners.
Recreating Dick Tracy''s wrist radio with the expected arrival of Apple Watch
(World Scientific) With the much anticipated arrival of the Apple Watch in April, this article looks into the haptic and telexistence technologies behind the latest iDevice''s bells and whistles.
Making smart materials even smarter -- earns an engineer a prestigious Air Force award
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech''s Pablo Tarazaga, an expert in the field of smart materials, has received a prestigious 2015 Air Force Young Investigator Award, valued at $449,600 over a three-year period. Tarazaga, a mechanical engineer, is one of only 57 scientists and engineers in the US to receiv...
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants fellowship, Breakthrough Scientist awards
(Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation) The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, named 15 new Damon Runyon Fellows at its fall Fellowship Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious, four-year a...
New software analyzes human genomes faster than other available technologies
(Nationwide Children''s Hospital) Investigators have developed an analysis ''pipeline'' that slashes the time it takes to search a person''s genome for disease-causing variations from weeks to hours. An article describing the ultra-fast, highly scalable software was published in the latest issue of ...
VG Life Sciences secures patent covering treatment of IDB with CLIP-inducing agent
(Viral Genetics, Inc.) VG Life Sciences, a biotechnology company developing therapies for autoimmune and infectious diseases, today announced the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent No. 8906846, covering a method of treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through the administration...
DNA nanoswitches reveal how life''s molecules connect
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) ''Bio-molecular interaction analysis, a cornerstone of biomedical research, is traditionally accomplished using equipment that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars,'' said Wyss Associate Faculty member Wesley P. Wong, Ph.D., seni...