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TU Delft And MI Labs Merge PET And SPECT Biomedical Imaging Techniques And Increase Resolution

June 1, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Delft University of Technology ) TU Delft and Molecular Imaging Labs (MI Labs) have succeeded in combining two forms of medical imaging techniques (microPET and microSPECT) into one piece of equipment. These techniques can be performed simultaneously and give a higher resolution...

Classic Grammar Model Can Be Used For Computerized Parsing

June 1, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Gothenburg ) A classic Nordic grammar model can be used for computerized grammatical analyses and technical applications of modern Swedish text, shows a new thesis in the field of language technology from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. One such application...

Despite Efforts, Not All Latino Immigrants Accepted As 'white'

June 1, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Ohio State University ) While some Latino immigrants to the United States may be accepted as "white" by the wider society, a new study finds that many of them face discrimination based on skin color. In fact, the research showed that relatively darker-skinned Latinos earned less...

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Online Privacy At Risk, Warn Educators The Congress Of The Humanities And Social Sciences

June 1, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences ) Online learning tools -- even password-protected ones -- are a lot less private than students and professors believe, warn two Nova Scotia educators.

NTU, Fraunhofer Set Up Research Center To Boost Singapore's IDM Industry

June 1, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Nanyang Technological University ) NTU and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will set up the Fraunhofer IDM Centre at NTU with strong support from Media Development Authority. Fraunhofer@NTU will join the ranks of top global IDM centers as Singapore expands its international network of IDM...

Breakthrough In Stem Cell Culturing

June 1, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Karolinska Institutet ) For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been cultured under chemically controlled conditions without the use of animal substances, which is essential for future clinical uses. The method has been developed by researchers at the Swedish medical...

China to subsidize hybrid, electric car purchases

June 1, 2010 3:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday that it would launch a pilot program in five cities to provide subsidies to buyers of electric and hybrid cars, as the government steps up efforts to cut emissions in the world's biggest auto market.

Coal of Africa mine may harm environment: South Africa

June 1, 2010 2:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Coal of Africa's proposed Vele coal mine could increase pollution and hurt South Africa's Mapungupwe World Heritage site, the environmental minister said on Tuesday. Located close to the Kruger National Park, the premier national wildlife park in Africa's largest...

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Exclusive: EU debt crisis boosts chance of energy tax overhaul

June 1, 2010 1:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The greenest fuels would become the cheapest under plans for a pan-European energy tax which would also help governments tackle huge debts without raising taxes on workers, draft documents show.

As speculative fever rages, China bursts bean bubble

May 31, 2010 11:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - Germany has banned naked short-selling and the United States may block banks from proprietary trading. But China has taken rules aimed at ensuring market stability to new, tastier lengths.

Obama to meet spill probe leaders as oil heads north

May 31, 2010 10:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of a panel he created to probe the worst oil spill in U.S. history on Tuesday, as a giant slick from BP's blown-out Gulf of Mexico well poses a new threat to the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama.

Pivotal Data For The Investigational Treatment PSD502 For Primary Premature Ejaculation

May 31, 2010 9:28 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( HealthStar PR ) Data summarizing the results of two pivotal studies of the investigational new drug, PSD502, a topical metered dose spray being developed for the treatment of primary premature ejaculation. These data were presented at the 2010 American Urological Association Annual...

Flies Offer Insight Into Human Metabolic Disease

May 31, 2010 9:27 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( The Company of Biologists ) Galactosemia is a metabolic disease resulting from an inherited defect that prevents the proper metabolism of galactose, a sugar commonly found in dairy products, like milk. Exposure of affected people to galactose, can damage most of their organ systems...

Roche & #039;s Newly Launched Next-Generation DNA Sequencer Opens Innovation in Genomic Research to Broad Scientific Community

May 26, 2010 10:25 pm | by Roche | Comments

Roche announced today the global launch of the GS Junior System, the company’s new benchtop next-generation DNA sequencing platform for life science research. The GS Junior System, developed by 454 Life Sciences, a Roche company, provides an integrated sequencing and bioinformatics...

Up from the deep sea: a nightmare for Obama

May 26, 2010 9:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Up from the briny deep of the Gulf of Mexico came a nightmare for President Barack Obama.

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