Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the cells that chaperone food antigens, or proteins, in the intestine so that the immune system doesn’t mount an attack.
Boarding an aircraft can be a frustrating experience, with passengers often wondering if they will ever make it to their seats. But Alexei Borodin, a professor of mathematics at MIT, can predict how long it will take for you to board an airplane, no matter how long the line. That’s because Borodin studies difficult probability problems, using sophisticated mathematical tools to extract precise information from seemingly random groups.
Thermoelectric materials have been used to power spacecraft ranging from Apollo to the Curiosity rover now headed for Mars. Recently, however, scientists and engineers have been turning to these materials to use wasted heat—released from automobiles or industrial machinery, for instance—as an efficient energy source. They have also proposed using these materials to create more efficient heating systems in electric cars or even as new ways to exploit solar power.
The results, released online on March 8, come from the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, which consists of six 20-ton neutrino detectors lying beneath the mountains of southern China near Hong Kong. The paper in which the team reports its data has been submitted to the journal Physical Review Letters.
Association of Community Cancer Centers Examines Trends in Cancer Care Delivery: Financial Needs of Patients Remain High
“This year’s survey of ACCC members provides insight into the effects of a sluggish economy on cancer patients and the challenges that cancer programs face in accommodating patients unable to pay,” said Thomas L. Whittaker, MD, FACP, ACCC Past-President. “In addition, ACCC’s survey reveals how cancer programs are working to better serve patients, control costs, and implement new standards.”
The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 31 on Washington University’s medical school campus.
“We’re usually very good at clearing these leukemia cells from the blood,” says Geoffrey L. Uy, MD, assistant professor of medicine and co-first author on the study published in the journal Blood. “But it’s much harder to clear these cancerous cells from the bone marrow.”
Now, using the latest DNA sequencing technology, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that the blood disease is an early form of cancer with characteristics that are very similar to the fatal leukemia to which it often progresses. And by mapping the genetic evolution of cancer cells in seven patients with myelodysplastic syndromes who later died of leukemia, they have found clues to suggest that targeted cancer drugs should be aimed at mutations that develop early in the disease.
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Mr. John Bryson, today released a compendium on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of American firms in India, published by The American Chamber of Commerce in India (Amcham). This compendium presents select CSR initiatives undertaken by American companies in India focused in the areas of social infrastructure, education, water conservation, rain water harvesting, healthcare delivery, gender diversity and disaster relief programs among others.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has started procuring components required to build the Munitions Control Units for 126 of the Indian Air Force’s Jaguar Darin II attack aircraft.
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Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced the successful implementation of Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN) with PLM (product lifecycle management) at Transparent Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd. Transparent Energy Systems, is a technology leader in the area of waste heat recovery systems, ammonia absorption refrigeration plants and other industrial processes for conservation of water, energy and environment. Transparent Energy Systems has been in the business for more than 25 years, and has many of products and systems patented.
CarDekho.com, the No. 1 auto portal in India has completed four successful years since its inception in 2008. On the occasion, the company has launched a new and refreshing User Interface. As CarDekho.com enters its fifth year, the website has forayed into various other gamut of service for car buyers and dealers like new car buying, car finance, car insurance, used cars, exchange, etc.
Better Resources and Technologies Lift Business Confidence in Backup and Disaster Recovery, Claims Acronis Survey
Despite 2011 being one of the most tumultuous years on record, businesses around the world have grown in confidence about their ability to back up and then recover data and IT systems following a disaster.
Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and ICT Services in India, today announced that they have reached an agreement for sale of their entire stake in MF Global Sify Securities India Pvt Ltd. for an all cash deal. According to the terms of the agreement entered with MF Global Sify Securities India Pvt Ltd., MF Global Overseas Limited and PhillipCapital Group, the Singapore based financial services company, through its related companies, will buy a majority stake in MF Global Sify Securities India Private Limited. The transaction is subject to regulatory and statutory approvals in the respective countries.
Emergic MassMail, netCORE’s email marketing product, crossed a massive 100 crore email volume in February 2012, the highest in India’s Email Marketing industry so far. It has clocked a volume of 8+ billion emails from April 2011-March 2012.
Brickwork India, India’s leading knowledge processing firm, has appointed Sangeeta Kulkarni, as the Chief Executive Officer of the company with immediate effect. She was one of the founding members of Brickwork Group and was earlier designated as the Chief Operating Officer of Brickwork India. Mr.Vivek Kulkarni, the current Chairman and CEO will continue to be the Chairman of the firm.
Industrial safety specialist Castell Safety International Ltd (www.castell.com) Ltd has updated its product datasheets to help customers order products in the quickest and most efficient manner.