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2010-12-17 09:44:00

SINGAPORE, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a research collaboratory in Singapore, where researchers from IBM intend to collaborate with scientists and engineers from public agencies in Singapore to improve the quality of its urban services. The focus of this research effort will be to use sensor networks to more effectively model, predict and manage the use of natural and physical infrastructure resources - water, transport and energy. (Logo:...

2010-11-29 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NuEarth Corporation (Pink Sheets: NUEC) ("NuEarth"), a manufacturer and marketer of "Clean & Green" products and technology, today announced that the company's Laboratory and Research Division "TerraSolv SA" has received final approval for another long term contract representing an additional $750,000 laboratory service contract with the Laboratorio Internazionale Agricoltura, S/p/A ("LIA") of Italy. The continuation of our JV...

2010-10-28 13:52:57

Patient's response was predicted by test for mutant protein in tumor cells A new oral drug caused dramatic shrinkage of a patient's rare, aggressive form of soft-tissue cancer that was driven by an abnormally activated protein, physician-scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report in the Oct. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. A second patient who had a similar tumor that was not fueled by the mutant protein, called ALK (named for the first disease in which it was found,...

2010-10-26 07:30:00

HURSLEY, England and ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In a deliberate move to quickly prepare its global ecosystem of business partners for the coming wave of cloud computing opportunities, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today launched a first-of-its-kind Cloud Computing Lab in the United Kingdom to help partners capture cloud computing business opportunities. The new lab will help IBM Business Partners cloud enable their technologies and gain the sales and marketing skills they need to take...

2010-10-22 18:58:09

Compared to adult patients, parents felt less informed about protocols Compared with adult cancer patients, parents of children with cancer were more likely to be dissatisfied with the informed consent process for participating in clinical trials, according to a study from Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center. The findings will be presented at the 42nd Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) in Boston on Saturday, Oct. 23. Parents who had agreed to their...

2010-10-22 18:53:05

People treated for cancer when they were children have a higher-than-average risk of gastrointestinal problems "“ some mild, some quite severe "“ in the years following treatment, according to a study to be presented at the 42nd Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) in Boston on Sunday, Oct. 24. Investigators at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center and their colleagues say their findings suggest that childhood cancer survivors and their...

2010-10-18 09:40:00

QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Stop & Shop today announced it received the 2010 Sidney Farber Medical Research Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's highest accolade, for its 20-year partnership, that has raised more than $50 million for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, through Stop & Shop's annual Triple Winner Game. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101018/NY83593-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101018/NY83593-a ) (Photo:...

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2010-10-13 22:02:26

Those who do a lot of driving know how tiring long car trips and night driving can be. And a simple fraction of a second can decide the difference between life and death. According to the German Road Safety Council e.V. (DVR), one in four highway traffic fatalities is the result of momentary driver drowsiness. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Ilmenau, Germany, have developed an assistant system that tracks a driver's eye movements and issues a...

2010-08-26 17:07:30

Some typical faults that the software of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT identifies are outputting mono instead of stereo sound, getting channels confused or undesired fluctuations in volume. In addition, it can find a blur, freezes or over/underexposure. At present, developers are working at identifying grainy pictures, visible coding artifacts, a faulty 16:9 / 4:3 switch-over, color distortion or problems with synchronity. Automatic fault and quality monitoring...

2010-08-24 07:30:00

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NuEarth Corporation (Pink Sheets: NUEC) ("NuEarth"), a manufacturer and marketer of "Clean & Green" products and technology, today announced that the company's Laboratory and Research Division "TerraSolv SA" has renegotiated and finalized its Joint Venture Agreement with Laboratorio Internazionale Agricoltura, S/p/A ("LIA") of Italy. The Finalizing of the Joint Venture Continuation Agreement brings 2 new laboratory projects to...