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Seeing protein synthesis in the field

September 5, 2014
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Caltech researchers have developed a novel way to visualize proteins generated by microorganisms in their natural environment—including the murky waters of Caltech's lily pond, as in this image created by Professor of Geobiology Victoria Orphan and her colleagues. The method could give scientists insights to how uncultured microbes (organisms that ...

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Scientists apply biomedical technique to reveal changes within the body of the ocean

WHOI News Releases September 4, 2014
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For decades, medical researchers have sought new methods to diagnose how different types of cells and systems in the body are functioning. Now scientists have adapted an emerging biomedical technique to study the vast body of the ocean.

In a study published Sept. 5 in the journal Science, a ...

Proteomics reveals ocean's inner workings

By Lonny Lippsett Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution September 4, 2014
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For decades, doctors have sought methods to diagnose how different types of cells and systems in the body are functioning. Now scientists have adapted an emerging biomedical technique to study the vast body of the ocean.

In a study published Sept. 5 in the journal Science, a research team ...

2014: Rat and infant massage

The Golden Goose Award September 4, 2014
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A young scientist takes a small brush, the kind you would use to clean a camera lens, and rubs it briskly down the back of an infant rat – a rat pup. No, he’s not giving rat pups a massage to relieve boredom. He’s actually doing research, funded by the ...

Nature’s tiny engineers

By David L. Chandler MIT News Office September 1, 2014
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Conventional wisdom has long held that corals — whose calcium-carbonate skeletons form the foundation of coral reefs — are passive organisms that rely entirely on ocean currents to deliver dissolved substances, such as nutrients and oxygen. But now scientists at MIT and the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in Israel ...

Early warning for South Napa earthquake

By Lindsey Hoshaw KQED August 24, 2014
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Ten seconds before the South Napa Earthquake struck, UC Berkeley’s ShakeAlert detected the quake.

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UT research uncovers subglacial life beneath Antarctic ice sheet

By Whitney Heins Tennessee Today August 20, 2014
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UT research finds life can persist in a cold, dark world. A UT microbiology assistant professor was part of a team that examined waters and sediments from a shallow lake deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and found the extreme environment supports microbial ecosystems.

The National Science Foundation-funded research by ...

PCCI publishes three articles in Health Affairs July themed issue: The impact of big data on healthcare

August 12, 2014
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Dallas - In collaboration with national experts in informatics, health services research, health policy and law and ethics, PCCI researchers authored three articles in Health Affairs’ July themed issue, The Impact of Big Data on Healthcare, which “explores the promise of big data in improving health care effectiveness and ...

Tests that look like video games

By Anya Kemenetz NPR Ed August 7, 2014
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Imagine you're playing a computer game that asks you to design a poster for the school fair. You're fiddling with fonts, changing background colors and deciding what activity to feature: Will a basketball toss appeal to more people than a pie bake-off?

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Using big data to target preventable readmissions

By Joseph Conn Modern Healthcare August 2, 2014
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Since fall 2012, more than 14,000 patients admitted to one Texas hospital have had a computer program analyze their medical records to help clinicians predict what type of care would improve their outcomes.

The software used at 213-bed Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford scans each patient's electronic health record  ...