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2011-01-05 06:10:00

A new study published Tuesday reveals that an increasing number of appearance traits, including hair color, are extractable from DNA.  The findings will likely provide powerful benefits to forensic scientists and law enforcement officials. The research showed that on the basis of DNA information, it is possible to determine with an accuracy of more than 90 percent whether a person has red hair or black hair, and with an accuracy of more than 80 percent whether a person's hair color is...

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2010-12-22 09:20:00

You know when you're watching a pirated film downloaded from the Internet "” there's no mistaking the fuzzy footage, or the guy in the front row getting up for popcorn. Despite the poor quality, pirated video is a serious problem around the world. Criminal copyright infringement occurs on a massive scale over the Internet, costing the film industry "” and the U.S. economy "” billions of dollars annually. Now Dr. Alex Bronstein of Tel Aviv University's Department of...

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2010-12-16 14:45:08

Graduate student Markita Landry describes her research, learning experiences and cultural adjustment in Japan as part of NSF's EAPSI program Proteins are able to identify a tiny DNA target--usually only a few base pairs long--among thousands of non-targeted base pairs. I study how that happens using high resolution, optical traps. And, to help advance my research for my doctoral thesis, I spent a summer doing research in Toshio Yanagida's laboratory in Osaka, Japan, as part of NSF's East Asia...

2010-12-06 08:30:00

OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TBIO) today announced the following Webcast: Transgenomic, Inc. Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results and What: Business Update Conference Call When: Monday, December 6, 2010 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern Where: http://www.transgenomic.com/events.asp?id=6 Live over the Internet --Simply log on to the web at the How: address...

2010-11-30 16:56:38

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is one of the best tools for gaining insight into the structure and dynamics of molecules because nuclei in atoms within molecules will behave differently in a variety of chemical environments. Nuclei can be thought of as tiny compasses that align when placed in the field of a strong magnet. Similar to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), conventional NMR uses short pulses of radio waves to drive nuclei away from equilibrium and a 'signal' emerges as nuclei...

2010-11-29 16:43:05

The Department of Computer Engineering, Sejong University in Korea and ETH Zurich in Switzerland have recently introduced a novel and simple framework for rendering subsurface scattering on surfaces represented by points. This is useful for realistically rendering a cloud of points representing translucent materials such as the human skin. This significant study is reported in Vol. 53, No. 5 of SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences. The point-based graphics method for rendering surfaces has...

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2010-11-23 06:24:48

Binghamton University researchers recently revived ancient bacteria trapped for thousands of years in water droplets embedded in salt crystals. For decades, geologists have looked at these water droplets "” called fluid inclusions "” and wondered whether microbes could be extracted from them. Fluid inclusions have been found inside salt crystals ranging in age from thousands to hundreds of millions years old. But there has always been a question about whether the organisms...

2010-11-22 15:41:00

OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TBIO) today announced that it has postponed its third quarter financial results and business update conference call and webcast previously scheduled for 5:00 Eastern time today. The Company will issue a separate announcement when the new date for the call is set. About Transgenomic, Inc. Transgenomic, Inc. (www.transgenomic.com) is a global biotechnology company specializing in high...

2010-11-15 21:42:10

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have found another member in a new class of cellular motor proteins that rewind and seal together sections of the double-stranded DNA molecule that occasionally but perilously become unwound. Their discovery, which provides a promising new avenue for the development of drugs that kill cancer cells, is detailed in a paper published in this week's early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The same...

2010-11-08 15:08:00

OMAHA, Neb., November 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TBIO) today announced the following Webcast: Transgenomic, Inc. Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results and What: Business Update Conference Call When: Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern Where: http://www.transgenomic.com/events.asp?id=6 Live over the Internet --Simply log on to the web at the How: address...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Sky -- Although almost everyone have seen it, sky is hard to be defined precisely. Generally, sky is the space seen when one looks upward from the surface of a planet. Some people define sky as the denser gaseous zone of a planet's atmosphere. Clouds, rainbows and weather all occur amongst a planet's sky. In astronomy, the sky is divided into many regions, called constellations. The blue colour of the daytime sky results from the selective scattering of light rays. When the sunlight...

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