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Success With 'cisgenics' In Forestry Offers New Tools For Biotechnology

June 8, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Oregon State University ) Forestry scientists at Oregon State University have demonstrated for the first time that the growth rate and other characteristics of trees can be changed through "cisgenics" -- a type of genetic engineering that is conceptually similar to traditional plant breeding.

IETA calls for EU-wide carbon market monitor

June 8, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - A European carbon market monitoring authority could prevent abuse, the International Emissions Trading Association said on Tuesday, in a bid to help restore the already damaged reputation of the nascent market.

First Solar plans to double capacity at German plant

June 8, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

(Reuters) - First Solar Inc said it plans to double production capacity at its German plant in Frankfurt an der Oder, to cater to strong European demand.

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EDF wind arm upbeat on renewable power demand

June 8, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

PARIS (Reuters) - Demand for new wind farms has not abated despite the economic crisis, particularly in the United States where many utilities are already getting ready for a rebound in power needs, EDF Energies Nouvelles said.

Obama says ready to "kick ass" over Gulf oil spill

June 8, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, La/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he wanted to know "whose ass to kick" over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, adding to the pressure on energy giant BP Plc as it sought to capture more of the leak from its gushing well.

A Launchpad For Stem Cell Research

June 8, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Friends of Tel Aviv University ) Dr. Yechiel Elkabetz of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine has identified a special class of stem cells called "rosette-stage NSCs," which he is using to develop a tool to control the growth and development of these cells in...

Harnessing The Immune System's Diagnostic Power

June 8, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Arizona State University ) Bart Legutki, a researcher at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has pioneered a method to track an individual's state of health by profiling the immune system. The new technique, known as immunosignaturing, could provide rapid,...

Hebrew University Invention Provides Quicker, More Efficient Use Of Surveillance Videos

June 8, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ) How to condense many hours of video surveillance viewing into just short sessions of observing key segments has been developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Importance Of Insulin Delivery Devices For Diabetes Management

June 8, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News ) The growing use of insulin delivery devices such as pens and pumps may help individuals with diabetes optimize blood glucose control and minimize their risk for chronic health problems associated with diabetes, as described in a...

Biogen Idec And Elan Initiate First-of-its-kind Patient-reported Outcomes Research Program In MS

June 8, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( GCI Health ) Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN), in collaboration with EPI-Q, Inc. and Avatar International, LLC, today announced the launch of My MS Health, a first-of-its-kind, web-based, patient-reported outcomes (PRO) research program. My MS Health...

Computational Model Sheds Light On How The Brain Recognizes Objects

June 8, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) Researchers at MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research have developed a new mathematical model to describe how the human brain visually identifies objects. The model accurately predicts human performance on certain visual-perception...

Bernanke Says No 'Double Dip' Recession

June 8, 2010 7:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he is hopeful the economy will gain traction, but economic growth...

Britain supports deepsea gas, oil, extended nuclear

June 8, 2010 7:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will continue to allow deepsea oil activities, as well as push for more renewable energy and an extended lifespan for its existing nuclear power plants, Energy Minister Charles Hendry said on Tuesday.

Strike Continues To Hurt Hyundai Production

June 8, 2010 6:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

As workers continue to strike at automaker's Indian plant, Hyundai says each halted day of production costs the company more than 2,000 cars worth $13.8 million.

Bombardier Gets Air Worthiness Certificate For Germany

June 8, 2010 6:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Company said it received a certificate of air worthiness from Transport Canada for the first of four Global 5000 jets to be operated by the German defense ministry.

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