Walnut Creek, CA (Scicasts) - In 1996, researchers from major genome sequencing centres around the world convened on the island of Bermuda and defined a finished genome as a gapless sequence with a nucleotide error rate of one or less in 10,000 bases. This effectively set the quality target for the human genome effort and was quickly applied to other genome projects. If a genome sequence didn't meet this stringent criterion, it was simply considered a "draft."
SEATTLE (Scicasts) – Two of America's leading renewable biochemical companies, Blue Marble Energy and Bionavitas, today announced a partnership at the 3rd Annual Algal Biomass Summit in San Diego, in which Blue Marble Energy will produce high-margin biochemicals from microalgae supplied by Bionavitas.
Web 2.0 is arguably the biggest buzzword in the software and the IT industry today, and rightly so. The idea of providing users with almost full control and freedom to manipulate and customize online applications and software packages took the world by storm. Business and IT sectors all over the world have picked up the pace on this and have produced hundreds of highly creative and powerful online tools and applications. Not to mention most of which are free! Another element of Web 2.0's success.
Hinxton,AC UK (Scicasts) - New standards in genome sequencing are called for today: the report authors assert that the world of genome sequencing must establish a suite of benchmarks against which a new genome sequence can be measured. The measures are independent of the technology used to deliver the sequence.
Tallahassee, FL (Scicasts) - According to a report from Florida State University College of Medicine, a researcher at the Institute has solved a century-old mystery about proteins that play a vital role in the transfer of the human genetic code from one cell to another. The discovery could lead to finding new ways to help the body fight a variety of diseases, including cancer.
Hannover, Germany (Scicasts) - October 6, 2009 – Earlier this week at the Biotechnica / Bio-IT World Europe conference in Hannover, Germany, BIOBASE and CLC bio announced a partnership to integrate BIOBASE's comprehensive TRANSFAC database with CLC bio's popular workbenches and award-winning server solution.
Philadelphia, PA (Scicasts) - According to a report published earlier this week in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, scientists have created a viable technology to improve the detection of leukemia cells in bone marrow.
Phoenix, AZ (Scicasts) - According to a scientific paper published online on October 7 by the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, using computer modelling, the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Scottsdale Healthcare have discovered lung cancer 'pathways' that could become targets for new drugs.
ROSWELL, GA (Scicasts) – A new global communications campaign is being launched today by Kimberly-Clark Professional, the company behind such global brands as Kleenex, Scott, Kimcare, WypAll, KleenGuard, and Kimtech, called "Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow."
Bethesda, MD (Scicasts) - President Barack Obama announced $5 billion in grant awards under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to fund cutting-edge medical research in every state across America.
VERNON HILLS, Ill (Scicasts) – The Green IT movement is something that has been adobted more by large businesses around the world, influencing the way they buy and use technology. Now, small businesses are stating to take this concept more seriously and are most likely to invest in Green IT in the coming months, even in light of the recession, according to a new survey by CDW Corporation.
Heidelberg, Germany (Scicasts) - For many years, the mosquitoes that transmit malaria to humans were seen as public enemies, and campaigns to eradicate the disease focused on eliminating the mosquitoes. However, a new study has shown that the mosquitoes can also be our allies in the fight against this common foe, which kills almost one million people a year and heavily impairs the economies of affected countries.
Apple revealed that it is committed to report the complete life cycle analysis of greenhouse gas emissions, setting a new standard of full environmental disclosure.
New York, NY (Scicasts) - Sigma-Aldrich and The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) have announced a collaboration that is expected to develop more accurate preclinical research models of Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder of unknown cause that affects nearly five million individuals worldwide.
Toronto, CA (Scicasts) - Laboratory and Battelle Fellow Dick Smith of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been recognized for his many accomplishments in pioneering the development of proteomics tools. Scientists use these instruments to study the array of proteins and related molecules that make up much of human blood and tissues.
Munich (Scicasts) – The Swedish firm TCO Development sets international standards for the certification of monitors’ environmental compatibility and ergonomics. Now the firm has drawn up a similar catalogue of criteria for projectors and developed including a new measurement called “TCO Image Size”. This measurement facilitates the choice of the right projector for the customer. According to the press report, NEC Display Solutions is the world’s first manufacturer to receive a TCO certificate for projectors, mainly for its NEC NP215 and NP410 models.