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July 16, 2015 — A new user-friendly resource to accompany the powerful gene editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9, which has been widely adopted to make precise, targeted changes in DNA, has been developed by researchers. ... read more

Troubleshooting the Gene Targeting Process

July 13, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new, straightforward software program for predicting the best RNAs to direct Cas9 to gene targets, eliminating trial-and-error ... read more

IT-Based Concepts for Effective Coordination of Public Authorities, General Population

July 8, 2015 — To get a handle on crisis situations you need volunteers from the general population. A new project investigates how volunteers’ help can be incorporated into the crisis management efforts of ... read more

Detecting Eye Diseases Using a Smartphone

July 4, 2015 — Researchers have developed software that detects eye diseases such as diabetic macular edema using a smartphone. The system is aimed at general physicians who could detect the condition and refer the ... read more

July 2, 2015 — A researcher has created an easier email encryption method – one that sounds familiar to parents who try to outsmart their 8-year-old child. The new technique gets rid of the complicated, ... read more

Virtual Training Helps Vets With PTSD, Mentally Ill Get More Jobs

July 1, 2015 — Finding a job is difficult for veterans with PTSD and individuals with severe mental illness, who have high unemployment rates though many want to work. The job interview can be a major hurdle. A ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Accurately assessing pain in children in a clinical setting can be difficult. A study has now demonstrated the validity of a new method for measuring pediatric pain levels using novel facial pattern ... read more

Sing-a-Long Software Can Brings Sweet Melody to Any Cacophonous Cry

May 27, 2015 — Sing-a-long software developed at A*STAR brings sweet melody to any cacophonous ... read more

Smarter Algorithms Ensure More Secure Chip Cards

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in securing chip cards against leaking confidential information. Through the use of smart algorithms it is now possible to better secure, for instance, bank cards, public ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Supercomputing resources at an American lab will support a new initiative designed to advance how scientists digitally reconstruct and analyze individual neurons in the human brain. Mapping the ... read more

MarkerMiner 1.0: An Easy-to-Use Bioinformatics Platform for DNA Analysis in Angiosperms

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers have developed MarkerMiner, a new software that simplifies analysis of next-generation sequencing data in angiosperms. MarkerMiner is an automated, open-source, bioinformatics workflow ... read more

Internet as New Frontier in Collecting Data on the Mind

Apr. 30, 2015 — With Apple's launch of new health tracking tools for the iPhone and medical researchers' forays into Facebook to recruit clinical trial volunteers, Web and mobile apps are increasingly seen ... read more

Enron Becomes Unlikely Data Source for Computer Science Researchers

Apr. 29, 2015 — Computer science researchers have turned to unlikely sources -- including Enron -- for assembling huge collections of spreadsheets that can be used to study how people use this software. The goal is ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A research team is studying a range of security challenges involving programmable logic devices – in particular, field programmable gate arrays ... read more

Industrial Virtual Factory Lowers Costs and Reduces Emissions

Apr. 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a cloud-based, easily customized, modular software platform for improving the sustainability performance of industrial products by lowering production costs and reducing ... read more

Computer-Assisted Diagnosis Tool Helps Physicians Assess Skin Conditions Without Aid from Dermatologists

Apr. 22, 2015 — In the first major study to examine the use of a computer-assisted, photo-driven differential diagnosis generator for skin conditions, researchers found physicians routinely used the tool, without an ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Computer scientists are developing software to detect so-called algorithmic attacks, an emerging hacking threat that is nearly impossible to find with existing security ... read more

New Software Analyses the Effect of Climate Change on Buildings from the Cloud

Apr. 16, 2015 — Construction companies have begun to use a simulation software which analyses for the first time the entire life cycle of a building, from creation to deconstruction. The tool, which can be used in ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Monitoring Europe's vast nature protection areas used to be extremely difficult. Thanks to new computer algorithms this can now be done using aircraft and laser ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Because the spine is made up of repeating elements that look alike, surgeons can mistakenly operate on the wrong vertebra. To avoid this, researchers have developed a software program that works ... read more

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