Mar. 05, 2012
"The Euro-Bio-Imaging Project is a large-scale pan-European research infrastructure project on the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap and will deploy a distributed pan-European biological and medical imaging infrastructure across the member states in a coordinated and harmonized manner." This quotation represents the first sentence of its preamble. The idea behind it is to develop facilities with an expertise for advanced imaging technologies in life science and medical applications. moreMar. 01, 2012
Skin Cancer Screening: Intense episodes of UV exposure can contribute to malignant melanoma (MM), the most dangerous type of skin cancer. The UV exposure originates in the pigment-producing melanocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis. Early detection and complete excision of the primary lesions is crucial for reducing melanoma-related deaths but current diagnostic practice is highly subjective. This leads to unnecessary surgical procedures, which are highly-invasive and expensive.
moreFeb. 29, 2012
The award was presented to him at a ceremony on 15 February at Zofin Palace in Prague by the chairman of the jury Ivan Pilny, president of Tuesday Business Network, and Stepan Lacina, CEO of Accredio. Jaroslav Klima had previously won the Regional Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 in the South Moravian Region and was also one of the five shortlisted candidates for the main Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award. moreFeb. 29, 2012
The 15th European Microscopy Congress, emc2012, will be Europe's largest ever event dedicated to microscopy and imaging. It includes an international conference comprising over 30 sessions within four symposia, an exhibition with over 100 companies, plus a program of workshops, training opportunities, and a busy social program. The First Call for Papers has been made, and the deadline for abstract submission is 16th March. moreFeb. 21, 2012
Silicon is a unique material that has revolutionized electronics; it enables engineers to put millions of electrical devices onto a single chip. Replacing the electrical currents in this technology with beams of light could enable even faster information processing. Qian Wang at the A*STAR Data Storage Institute and co-workers have now designed a crucial component for such optical chips - a connector that links the silicon chip to an optical fiber. Such a device should enable efficient light input and output. moreFeb. 20, 2012
Researchers from the University of York are pioneering the development of electron microscopes which will allow scientists to examine a greater variety of materials in new revolutionary ways.
The team, headed by Professor Jun Yuan and Professor Mohamed Babiker, from the University's Department of Physics has created electron beams with orbital angular momentum - electron vortex beams - which will open the way to many novel applications including the more efficient examining of magnetic materials. moreFeb. 15, 2012
Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Hamburg, Germany, have discovered that the elastic part of the protein myomesin can stretch to two and a half times its original length, unfolding in a way that was up to now unknown.
moreFeb. 10, 2012
Physicists at JILA have created the first "frequency comb" in the extreme ultraviolet band of the spectrum, high-energy light less than 100 nanometers (nm) in wavelength. Laser-generated frequency combs are the most accurate method available for precisely measuring frequencies, or colors, of light. more